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  1. Divided loyalties

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... village on South Lantau by one vote. Another expatriate, Baron Van Voorsttot, was elected village head of Lo Tik Wan village on Lamma. Just days after Mr Brown was elected, the indigenous village ...

  2. Plans for Lantau hospital dropped

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Lawmakers say lives at risk after site is given to logistics park for new bridge A hospital planned for Lantau Island has been pushed aside to make room for logistic parks ... The Northern Lantau Hospital in Tai Ho was due for completion by 2007, under a government feasibility study released in 1998. But plans for construction, already behind schedule, have been dropped. ...

  3. Dancer hopes to bring spirituality to Lantau

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Since moving to Lantau more than a decade ago, veteran modern dancer Loy Ho has launched the island's first arts festival and a monthly community newspaper. Ho, 39, moved to Pui O on Lantau 12 years ago. Last year she secured $100,000 from a benefactor, half of which was used to hold last month's 22-day festival, which pulled together more than 30 arts groups ...

  4. Lantau: ecological wasteland

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the ecological wasteland is to be Lantau. On top of disputed projects such as the Disney Theme Park, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and a 'value-added' logistics park, Lantau will have one more ... damaging. So why is the government again pointing to Lantau for CT10? An ecological mental picture of the future of Lantau includes worsened air pollution as a result of increased cross-border ...

  5. Lantau 'wrong choice for CT10'

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Building container terminals on Lantau will increase costs and jeopardise cargo-handling efficiency, according to Hutchison Whampoa's top port executive. Hutchison Port Holdings group managing director John Meredith said yesterday that giving Lantau priority as the future site for Container Terminal 10 would fail to acknowledge how ports work. 'To ...

  6. Protecting Lantau's green spaces

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Tony Henderson

    ... Tony Henderson The government has failed to fulfil its conservation promises made in 1993, when it said it would extend Lantau North Country Park. The move was to compensate ... It is not possible to compensate meaningfully for the impact of the new airport and related projects, says Fabian Pedrazzini of the Green Lantau Association. But, he says, 'The designation of the park ...

  7. Out of the loop on Lantau

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lack of government consultation and the proposal of a super-prison has Lantau residents worried about the environmental future of their home, writes Kevin Sinclair Jenny Quinton stands ... 'But it's not.' Ms Quinton, of the Green Lantau Association, is among a team of civic-minded Lantau residents who want to present the government with planning outlines ...

  8. Hikers trapped on Lantau cliff for 12 hours

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A group of hikers spent a scary 12 hours on a 300-metre cliff on Lantau yesterday before they were airlifted to safety. After spending the night with rescue workers from the Civil Aid Service, the six hikers were finally airlifted when the sky cleared up enough for a helicopter from the Government Flying Service to approach. 'It was slippery and wet and nearly ...

  9. Among fishing nets and water buffalo, festival draws on artistic side of Lantau

    Posted Mar 20th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan This Easter there is a good reason to spend a weekend discovering Lantau's hidden wonders. The island will stage the first Lantau Arts Festival, which will draw together ... and ceramics workshops at Tai O, Mui Wo, Tung Chung and Discovery Bay. The Lantau community will also partner the Hong Kong International Film Festival to present 'The Great Outdoor Film ...

  10. Lantau gets the official nod as home to contested tenth terminal

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Tung pre-empts consultants' report on port expansion The chief executive yesterday tipped Lantau as the preferred site for the controversial Container Terminal 10, pre-empting guidance expected from an $8million port cargo study due to be released in March. The government had been examining three potential sites- Tsing Yi, Tuen Mun and northwest Lantau ...




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