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  1. Independent Lantau?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter against Taiwan independence by Patrick Wu (August 26). It was illogical and misleading, arguing by analogy with Lantau Island. My argument depends on common sense, ... Taiwan now is a matter of fact derived from certain conditions in the past. By contrast, Lantau island is a part of Hong Kong now and in the future. Did Mr Wu's argument assume that the same ...

  2. Controversial Lantau road upgrade wins funding

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Island residents are dismayed, saying the project will destroy scenic country areas The construction of a contentious Lantau road project will begin this year after the Legislative Council's Finance Committee yesterday approved $630 million in funding. The decision has disappointed angry Lantau residents, who say the realignment and widening of Tung Chung Road will cut through ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Buffalo preservationist fears for captured Lantau animals

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seven water buffalo that were rounded up on Lantau last week are to be destroyed unless a permanent home can be found for them. The operation was launched after several residents ... Tancock, who lives in Pui O and is chairman of the Lantau Buffalo Association, said the animals were subdued by officials using a tranquiliser gun before being lifted by their legs on to a truck ...

  5. Torso found on Lantau beach

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A decomposed human torso was found washed up on a rocky beach at Cho Wan, Lantau Island, yesterday. A construction worker, surnamed Wo, 41, discovered the headless and limbless corpse while walking near the beach at about 4.30pm. The torso is believed to have been cut off above the groin, making it difficult to identify its sex. The body is believed to have been washed ashore ...

  6. Activists rustle up help for 'jailed' Lantau buffalo

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Campaigners trying to bring 15 detained water buffalo back to Lantau took to the streets of Central seeking public support to speed up the process. The Lantau Buffalo ... then the opposition voices might be smaller,' said Cheung Yuk-wah, a representative of Ham Tin village in Pui O. Marcus Tancock, chairman of the Lantau Buffalo Association, and legislator Albert Chan ...

  7. Alan Johnson, reader, Lantau

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I arrived in Hong Kong from the UK 40 years ago, in June 1963. My employers arranged accommodation for me in the YMCA, just two minutes walk from the Star Ferry in Kowloon, at the reasonable rate of HK$17 daily for a single room. The South China Morning P ...

  8. Lantau's morning fog hides scene from photographers

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... along with the group, but he said that they were unable to see the wreckage clearly because of the dense fog that covered the hillside on Lantau where the GFS Eurocopter EC155 B1 had gone down. 'It's not a commonly known fact, but even on days when the urban areas are clear, it can be quite cloudy and foggy on Lantau,' he said. In particular, Mr Tse said that the hills on Lantau ...

  9. A buffalo soldier fights for animals' return to Lantau

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Marcus Tancock hopes to gather 5,000 signatures in a petition to officials The leader of the activists fighting for the return of 15 detained water buffalo to Lantau says he ... was a child. He is the founder and chairman of the Lantau Buffalo Association. His first memory of the water buffalo was when he was three, watching them with his family on a beach. 'I love ...

  10. Landowner offers refuge to Lantau buffalo herd

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Fifteen buffalo rounded up on Lantau may have found refuge. A resident has offered the Lantau Buffalo Association a piece of land as a permanent home for the buffalo that were captured by government officials in Pui O two weeks ago, after they received complaints the animals had become a public nuisance. Association secretary Winnie Lau said the landowner, who has ...




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