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  1. Queen's Pier to be broken up, pieces stored near Lantau explosives depot

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Queen's Pier will be dismantled and the pieces temporarily stored near an explosives warehouse on Lantau Island by the end of this month at the soonest, a government report said. Pieces of the 54-year-old pier will be transported on a 500-tonne crane barge to its temporary storage site, currently used to store explosives, near Silvermine Bay. The components ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the drug rehab school get the Mui Wo premises? I refer to headlines like 'Boredom, loneliness led trio into trouble' (June 18) or 'Girl, 16, ill after taking ketamine' (June 18) in relation to the conflict between Mui Wo residen ...

  3. Rehab school in Legco protest

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... students. Facilities are scattered in Cheung Chau and Ha Keng in Lantau. The Security Bureau said it would take into account the needs of outlying islands when deciding the future use of the Mui Wo ... Elaine Yau A drug rehabilitation school on Lantau has put its accounts in order and registered as an independent charitable organisation- clearing one of the obstacles for its move ...

  4. Five great ways to walk off that hearty breakfast

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Island (11km/5 hours) Hong Kong's largest island is a place of mountains and monasteries. This challenging hike crosses Lantau Peak, Hong Kong's second highest. From Central, take ... It's a fairly level walk to Pak Kung Au, the highest point on Tung Chung Road. Cross the road to follow the trail up and over Lantau Peak- a great vantage point for surveying the whole island ...

  5. Fares too high so ferry routes to be retendered

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At the same time, the department announced it had awarded the Central-Cheung Chau and inter-island routes to existing operator New World First Ferry, which has proposed fare increases ranging from 0.5 ... routes, while the Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry Company operates the two Lamma Island routes. Islands District Council chairman Daniel Lam Wai-keung welcomed the retendering because more small ...

  6. Piers' Chinglish signs 'may hurt city's image'

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The Chinglish on signs at one of the city's most frequently used pedestrian areas may hurt its image as an international city, a language expert has said. The signs hung along the pavement at the Central Pier say 'Go. Cheung Chau' ...

  7. Just who triggered the auction of Cheung Sha site?

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li The government will put up for tender a small plot in Cheung Fu Street after a mysterious bidder matched the reserve price Hot topic of the moment in Cheung Sha, Lantau Island ... instantly spread around Lantau. Was it Hongkong Land Holdings, which built Butterfly Crest, a development opposite the auction site, who triggered the sale? Or was it the mysterious buyer who paid ...

  8. Island ferries to raise fares up to 23pc

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by May Chan, Peter So

    ... operators selected to run services between Central and Mui Wo on Lantau Island, Peng Chau and Lamma Island for the next three years. Officials yesterday said it was the best deal they could work out ... May Chan, Peter So and Ng Kang-chung Government approves request for higher charges, citing fuel costs Residents of three outlying islands will have to dig deeper into their pockets ...

  9. Activists mourn as pier's plaque removed

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... at a depot near Silvermine Bay, on Lantau Island, until they are reassembled at a place and time still to be determined. Non-structural parts such as course lights, bollards and handrails have ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... could explain why we have to travel in the equivalent of a fridge every day. Samantha Bell, Lantau ...




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