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  1. Visit 'the city' without leaving Lantau

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... and gets all his shopping done at SkyPlaza. He's had a swell time in Hong Kong- and he didn't even have to step off Lantau Island. Although it sounds extreme, and unlikely, Shih Wing-ching, chairman of property agency Centaline Group, contends it could be an attractive option for some travellers who stay only one or two days. But even he admits that Lantau, despite its ...

  2. Taskforce weighs ideas for future of Lantau

    Posted Nov 19th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... resort are among proposals to be examined by officials under the review of the controversial Lantau Concept plan. The proposals were among 109 ideas contained in 540 written submissions and comments received from the public on the initial development plan for Lantau. They have been screened and will be studied in the context of planning intentions, relevant policies, technical ...

  3. Leisure by the lakeside at a new Lantau Island project

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Hong Kong is to get a new rural recreation centre on Lantau Island next month. The Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre at Penny's Bay will open its doors to the public ... with fitness stations circling the lake. The centre will be open from 9am to 7pm. There will be a shuttle bus service from the Lantau Link Toll Gate. Admission to the centre is free. ...

  4. Bringing new life to Lantau

    Posted Nov 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair There are few places in Hong Kong more fascinating than Tai O. Perched on the far tip of Lantau, the remote fishing town is closer to Macau- 26km away over the Pearl River ... early next year. Mr Calderwood hopes to help put together package tours embracing the new attraction and the old aspects of Lantau. He certainly has the qualifications for the job. He ...

  5. Lantau ban angers green taxi firms

    Posted Nov 16th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... rally next week to protest against being barred from serving two new tourist spots opening on Lantau Island early next year. Nearly 30 New Territories taxis will drive around the Legco Building ... Kok. Alliance convenor Lai Ming-hung threatened a much larger protest, involving more than 2,000 taxis, if the department did not review the decision. Red urban taxis and blue Lantau cabs ...

  6. Three dead dolphins washed up on Lantau

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Badly decayed bodies of three Chinese white dolphins were found washed up on a beach near the Ma Wan pier in Lantau yesterday. The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, ... live in waters north and west of Lantau. 'Few of them can be found in Ma Wan, but they could be spotted in nearby areas so it was reasonable for one of them to be washed ashore in Ma ...

  7. Damrey blocks Lantau highway

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Penny's Bay Highway was closed for more than three hours yesterday after strong winds brought by Typhoon Damrey blew down a telephone cable on Lantau Island. Visitors going to Disneyland had to make their way to the park by train until the highway was reopened at 12.12pm, more than two hours later. Damrey brought more than 76mm of rainfall across Hong Kong yesterday. ...

  8. Dragon boat capsizes off Lantau

    Posted Oct 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A group of expatriate dragon boat paddlers spent almost 30 minutes in the water off Discovery Bay yesterday before being rescued after their boat capsized. Their nine-metre boat capsized about 500 metres offshore shortly after 10.30am. Disco ...

  9. Bridge landing site threatens unique Lantau geology

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen believes that the San Shek Wan landing point on Lantau Island for the bridge to Zhuhai is the best choice from an environmental-conservation ... Shorelines met with the bureau some months ago we were told that a route for the link had been worked out to provide the minimum of environmental damage to Lantau by touching the island only at one ...

  10. Lantau plan so bad it has to go, says green lobby

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

    ... 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 ... The plan, issued by a taskforce on Lantau's development led by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, includes proposals for a logistics park, golf course, theme park and racecourse ...




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