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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 'Holistic strategy' envisages Lantau as a world wonder

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani A 'holistic conservation strategy' has been developed for Lantau by three long-term residents to preserve what they describe as the island's world-class environmental wonder. Architect Neil McLaughlin, horticulturalist Paul Melsom and teacher Jenny Quinton have put together a proposal they have called 'ark-eden' for Lantau, blending ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lantau logistics park 'must be top priority'

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan The proposed logistics park in North Lantau has the top priority among development projects on the island because of its role in keeping Hong Kong competitive, a planning officer said yesterday. But the approach was attacked by Lantau resident representatives, who said economic development was being allowed to override conservation and sustainability. Phyllis Li ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Lantau cow round-up brings call for a less drastic solution

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A new round-up of wild cows on Lantau may spark fresh debate in the island community about the animals' future. Beth Sykes, a Mui Wo resident, was walking down Mui Wo Road ... at the department was available for comment last night. According to local animal experts, there are currently around 70 buffalo and 60 cows on Lantau. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Ferry firms keen to run Lantau service

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen, Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu and Andy Cheng Goal to stop illegal sampans servicing drug rehab centre At least three ferry operators have expressed interest in operating passenger services between Cheung Chau and a remote drug rehabilitation centre on Lantau Island, the Transport Department has confirmed. The move is aimed at replacing the present inter-island passenger sampan services, ruled illegal ...




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