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  1. Adventure race designed for fun

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The PowerBar Sprint adventure race takes place on Lantau Island on Sunday,July 27, and is open to novices, beginners and experienced trail hikers, triathletes, mountain marathon runners, ... for adventure racing. It starts with running or hiking along the Lantau Trail to Pui O, a 50- or 100-metre ocean swim and beach run near Pui O, then hiking along the coastline, through a river gully ...

  2. Great outdoors is a top teaching environment

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... organisation offering access to the great outdoors. Adrienne Ng, a former physical education teacher with the English Schools Foundation, set up Treasure Island, based in Mui Wo, Lantau Island, because ... Lantau. 'Sometimes this is the first time kids get learn about the countryside or how to learn skills like riding a bicycle in a safe environment,' said Ng. These camps have themed ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Two-heads law is flawed, says legislator caught up in village poll row

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... Independent lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip, who has been dragged into a row that erupted after the election of Hong Kong's first expatriate village head, has accused the government of creating conflict among representatives under the controversial two-heads system. Mr Chan, a lawyer who has a house in San Shek Wan village on South Lantau but is not a voter, said the new system ...

  5. First non-Chinese village head takes up the post with wounds to heal

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... The election of Hong Kong's first non-Chinese village head - a 41-year-old civil engineer from England - has led to a split in the tiny Lantau village where he was returned. Andrew Brown, originally from the Wirral near the English city of Liverpool, has pledged to heal the wounds his historic election has opened in San Shek Wan village. Nine villagers voted for Mr Brown ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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