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  1. Leisure by the lakeside at a new Lantau Island project

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Hong Kong is to get a new rural recreation centre on Lantau Island next month. The Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre at Penny's Bay will open its doors to the public ... with fitness stations circling the lake. The centre will be open from 9am to 7pm. There will be a shuttle bus service from the Lantau Link Toll Gate. Admission to the centre is free. ...

  2. Locals join expats in the battle against developers on Lantau

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford They move to Lantau for the space, clean air and nature. Once they get there, many expatriates find themselves leading the fight against uncontrolled and unsustainable ... it's about doing it properly and sustainably, not just covering the place in concrete and rubbish,' she says. Ms Quinton, who has lived on Hong Kong's biggest and greenest island ...

  3. Lantau cow round-up brings call for a less drastic solution

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A new round-up of wild cows on Lantau may spark fresh debate in the island community about the animals' future. Beth Sykes, a Mui Wo resident, was walking down Mui Wo Road ... cordoned off [for] the animals specifically.' Ms Sykes said the latest round-up could serve as an impetus to reinvigorate the campaign to preserve the animals on the island. No one ...

  4. Three Lantau beaches trashed by typhoon

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Three popular beaches on Lantau were severely damaged during Typhoon Hagupit as waves brought tonnes of rubbish to the shore or washed away tonnes of sand. At Silvermine Bay ... trashed and being used as dustbins. The ocean ecosystems must be suffering irreparable damage,' Mui Wo resident Paul Melsom said. Wong Fuk-kan, an Islands district councillor, said that while ...

  5. Lawsuit over buffalo attack

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that the animals were being harassed and, fearing another attack, decided to move them. With the agreement of the Lantau Buffalo Association, which cares for the island's feral herd, it decided ... A tourist who was gored by a feral buffalo on a popular Lantau beach is suing the government for not catching the animal before the attack. The man's identity has not been disclosed, ...

  6. More land sought

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government will launch a study later this year on reclaiming more land. Potential sites in Tuen Mun, Tsing Yi and Lantau have been identified. Assessments have also been made about relocating public facilities in Sha Tin, Mount Davis and Mui Wo to underground areas, which could free more than 100 hectares. A 28-hectare site in Sha Tin, with views of Tolo Harbour, could be sold ...

  7. Life's a beach, and then you dine

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lantau buses. You can even take a taxi all or part of the way from Hong Kong Island. Transport dictates where you start. Weekend walkers also hike over the hill from Discovery Bay to Silvermine ... Anna Healy Fenton foodandwine@scmp.com Anyone embarking on a tour of south Lantau's gastro pubs and restaurants has a choice: start at the China Beach Club in Silvermine Bay and work ...

  8. Hong Kong's natural wonders

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... sentiments as wild as straggling hair, my heart races like the gushing water 10 Lantau Peak (4,532 votes) Surging up 934 metres from the lowlands, Lantau Peak is the highest mountain on the island ... Chau is only 48 metres from sea level- it is primarily an island of flatland. The island once had a population of more than 2,000. Most villagers are from Mirs Bay and speak a unique language ...

  9. Tai O group says 'revitalisation' plan would harm wetlands

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A group of Tai O residents have called for a halt to plans to give the fishing town a facelift, saying the work would damage mangrove wetlands and fail to address local needs. The group said a piece of reed bed had already been damaged by dumping ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for our environment? E. Tam, North Point Ridiculous way to get a buffalo herder I laughed when I saw the report that a group of 'concerned' Lantau buffalo-lovers had failed to recruit a part-time local buffalo-herder by the ridiculous expedient of advertising this vacancy by internet sent to environmental and other concerned groups ('Lantau lobby out of luck in its search ...




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