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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Lantau ferry route to close next month after losses

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:36am by Phila Siu, Ada Lee

    ... Phila Siu and Ada Lee Lantau ferry route to close after losses Ferry services between Discovery Bay and Mui Wo will end next month as the operator forgoes its licence extension, bemoaning a business environment made tougher by the government's proposed safety measures. Peng Chau Kaito will allow its licence for the 25-minute route between the two Lantau towns to expire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1394263/lantau-ferry-route-close-next-month-after-losses
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Typhoon threatens Japan's major cities A strong typhoon swerved towards Japan's heavily populated central islands yesterday after it slammed through Okinawa, dumping heavy rain, knocking out power and injuring at least 30 people. Typhoon Neoguri left toppled trees, flooded cars and bent railings on the island chain, which experienced its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550623/typhoon-neoguri-threatens-cities-japans-central-islands
  3. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    New temple marks 20th birthday of the Big Buddha at Ngong Ping, Lantau

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:09am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com New temple for Buddha's big birthday It was an early 20th birthday celebration yesterday for the Tian Tan "Big" Buddha, sitting aloft above the smog-shrouded Ngong Ping plateau on Lantau island, overlooking the Po Lin Monastery. And its gift was a multimillion-dollar new temple. Since its completion on December 29, 1993, the 34-metre-tall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1380827/new-temple-marks-20th-birthday-big-buddha-ngong-ping-lantau
  4. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Some of the world’s oldest erotic graffiti found on remote Greek island

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:38pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Athens Racy inscriptions on remote Astypalaia feature some of the world's earliest phallic symbols Ancient erotic graffiti found on Greek island Wild, windswept, rocky ... didn't think so when he began fieldwork on the Aegean island four years ago- until he chanced upon a couple of racy inscriptions and large phalluses carved into Astypalaia's rocky peninsula ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549111/some-worlds-oldest-erotic-graffiti-found-remote-greek-island
  5. Island life

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite Disneyland and residential developments, Lantau still has lots of natural charm, writes Zoe Mak Lantau is one of Hong Kong's most developed outlying islands, yet traditional ... Foundation's community project 'Through Our Eyes', five students set out with their cameras to explore both the traditional and modern sides of the island. They found Lantau green, fresh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649854/island-life
  6. Lantau plan so bad it has to go, says green lobby

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... deviation from the top priority of conserving the island, was fundamentally flawed. They said the taskforce had failed to prove there was a need for the facilities or that Lantau Island ... Cheung Chi-fai A united front of 19 groups says the concept is fundamentally flawed A unified front of green activists has urged the government to withdraw its proposed Lantau Concept Plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491204/lantau-plan-so-bad-it-has-go-says-green-lobby
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Walking on water: island hopping the Seto Inland Sea

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:24pm by STEVE POWELL

    ... The Seto Inland Sea National Park, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, offers an island-hopping experience like no other, writes Steve John Powell. Pictures by Angeles Marin ... is called Bella Vista; it lies tucked into the hills outside the historic town of Onomichi, commanding sublime views of the sea's misty islands. What's more, the onsen is open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1544814/walking-water
  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    N Korean leader Kim Jong-un directs island assault drill, state media reports

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 02:49pm by AFP

    ... Jinping's recent visit to Seoul Kim holds island-assault drill in warning to South North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned the South would "regret bitterly" any incursion of their disputed sea border as he directed a large-scale mock assault on an island, state media reported yesterday. The joint landing drill involving the army, navy and air force followed a series of missile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547343/n-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-directs-island-assault-drill-state-media
  9. Action racers head to Lantau competition

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... will take to Lantau island tomorrow for the PowerBar Action Sprint Adventure Race, according to competition organiser Michael Maddess. Apart from being an enjoyable and challenging race, the event ... along the Lantau Trail to Pui O, followed by a 50- or 100-metre swim and beach run near Pui O, then a hike along the coastline, through a river gully and along the trail to Cheung Sha Beach. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422853/action-racers-head-lantau-competition
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Beaches far from safe for clam-diggers

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:36am by CHRIS LAU

    ... visitors of the danger. The Post also visited the rocky shore outside Tung Chung Hau Wong Temple and San Tau village in Tung Chung on Lantau Island, where another victim, Cho Mei-ching, drowned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549690/beaches-far-safe-clam-diggers

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