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  1. Lantau Concept Plan to be unveiled later in the year

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The controversial Lantau Concept Plan will be tabled to the Legislative Council in the second half of this year, it was decided last night. Secretary for Housing, Planning ... subject to a three-month consultation that ended in February last year. 'The government should seek to develop tourism on Lantau with regard to its ecological values and cultural ...

  2. Shrinking Lantau secondary school fights for survival

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Merger with local primaries suggested as viable option A Lantau secondary school facing closure next year is hoping to launch a last-ditch rescue plan involving ... the responsibility to provide for them.' He estimated there were about 600 children in the south Lantau district, from kindergarten to 18. Numbers could be boosted by recruiting students from Peng Chau. ...

  3. Lantau menaced by concrete

    Posted Jan 13th 2006, 12:00am by Tony Henderson

    ... Tony Henderson Development proposals threaten one of Asia's most fragile ecosystems HONG KONG'S largest island, Lantau, has majestic mountains, valleys teeming with rare flora and fauna, and a coastline dotted with sandy beaches and rocky coves. Until 1992, when construction of the Tsing Ma bridge began, the city's impact on the Lantau environment had been generally ...

  4. Cable car ride over Lantau soon to open

    Posted Feb 04th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... By Jonathan Powell Tourists and Hong Kong residents alike can look forward to a new and exciting way of exploring Lantau Island's spectacular natural scenery when the Ngong Ping 360 ... to the Tian Tan Big Buddha on the island. The 5.7-kilometre journey on the Ngong Ping skyrail will take them over the scenic landscape of North Lantau Country Park. Visitors will get off at Ngong Ping ...

  5. Man dies after fall from tower at Lantau cable car site

    Posted Jan 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.13pm: A Swiss-German site supervisor for the Lantau cable car project died on Friday after falling from a tower at the Ngong Ping station site. The 38-year-old ... on the northern part of Lantau Island is scheduled for completion this year. It links the MTR?s Tung Chung station, and Ngong Ping? where the Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha statue are located. Ten ...

  6. Feline fascination makes stars of Lantau's cats

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... with Norma Connolly Long before Lantau became home to the world's most famous mouse, cats roamed the land and now the ubiquitous village moggies of the island have been immortalised in images ready to hang on a wall near you. Long-time Lantau resident Eric Spain has been shooting photogenic felines for years and has compiled his 13 favourite shots in a Village Cats 2007 ...

  7. Lantau has latest in fly-drive holidays

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Nine Eagles Golf Course is part of the $2b SkyCity entertainment hub at Chek Lap Kok Developing a $100 million nine-hole golf course at Chek Lap Kok Airport has turned out to be a cost-saving measure for the Airport Authority. Located to the east of the p ...

  8. Police appeal for information on dead body found on Lantau

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.09pm: Police on Friday were seeking information on a dead body found on Lantau earlier this week. A spokesman said police had received a report about 6.30pm on Tuesday informing them a body was found drifting off Pui O Beach on Lantau. It was later confirmed to be a woman aged about 20 to 40. The spokesman said the deceased was 1.65 metres tall ...

  9. Government sells Lantau residential site for $30.5m

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.15pm: A residential site on Lantau was sold for $30.5 million? more than double its opening bid? on Tuesday afternoon at the first government land auction this financial year. The 2,240-square-metre site is located in Cheung Fu Street, Cheung Sha, Lantau Island. It was sold to Gold Bright Investment for $30.5 million. The opening bid was $14.46 million. ...

  10. Lantau Catholics upset at losing three nuns

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Parishioners of Epiphany Parish in Lantau have sent two petitions and a letter of complaint to Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun and the Catholic diocese of Hong Kong against three ... and the needy. These priests have no idea what they are faced with in the Lantau parish and dismissed the sisters at short notice.' The new priests will face their flock for the first time next ...




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