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  1. Lantau country park to be gazetted

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Lantau North will become the city's 24th country park following Executive Council approval of a draft map last month, a conservation department spokesman said. The Lantau North (Extension) Country Park comprises mountainous upland valleys covered with woodland and unspoiled streams. The park, stretching from Tai Shan above Penny's Bay in the east, to Tai Ho, ...

  2. Lantau police plan summer push against drug use among young

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Lantau police will be on the lookout for drug-taking youngsters at the island's campsites and holiday bungalows this summer. Police will also distribute anti-drug information on weekends and holidays over the summer. More than half of Lantau is designated country park, and it is a popular playground for campers and the young looking to party - away from ...

  3. Burglars targeting retreats on Lantau

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Monasteries, temples and retreats on Lantau have become the latest target of thieves, who break into abbeys to loot alms and donations from worshippers, police say. A retreat in Ngong Ping village owned by the Po Lin Monastery abbot Sik Chi Wai was ransacked in one of nine break-ins on Lantau this year, but no valuables were stolen. The abbot is also the village chief. ...

  4. Bargain trip to the top of the world on Lantau

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and HK$13.50 on special days.' As well as enjoying the beautiful Lantau scenery, a trip to Ngong Ping Village is an opportunity to play on the bouncy cable car castle, take photos with the Monkey ...

  5. Beautiful Lantau - far away yet close enough

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Five enthusiastic young photographers - Ivan Wong Chun-yuen, Loo Suet-man, Ma Han-son, Ko Fa-chuen and Wong Chun-ming - spent a day exploring the natural wonders of Lantau, as well ... the guidance of visual artists Venus Lo Wai-hang and John Fung Kin-chung. They also visited Lantau's new town Tung Chung, which includes a large entertainment complex and outlet mall at the MTR ...

  6. Photo competition celebrates beauty of Lantau Island

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Ngong Ping 360 has launched a snapshot competition for photography lovers to capture Lantau's scenery. Co-organised by Ngong Ping 360 and Metro Broadcast, the Ngong Ping ... photographer Leung Wing-hang, who is also a member of the competition's judging panel, the two-hour trek covered idyllic scenic spots such as Ngong Sham Stream, Nei San Stream, Fung Kai and Lantau ...

  7. Lantau hospital plan taking too long: councillors

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu District councillors have accused the government of taking too long to build a hospital in Tung Chung to serve residents of Lantau. Under a government proposal, the construction of North Lantau Hospital is to be completed by the end of 2012, providing 160 beds. But the Islands District Council complained this was too late and urged the government to speed up the process. ...

  8. Green the way to go on Lantau

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Quinton is the director of the Ark Eden Project, a group that uses field trips to show students, associations and companies how they can improve the environment of Lantau Island, the city ... camp' for Ark Eden's workshops, which take place on Lantau and in other parts of Hong Kong. Ms Quinton, a former teacher, has been committed to the environment since the early 1990s when ...

  9. Takeoff for quiet Lantau school

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and no signs to identify it. In the midst of low-rise houses in a quiet south Lantau village, the three-storey building that houses Lantau International School's Pui O campus is unremarkable. ... fast-developing north Lantau. From one class of seven children when it was established, the school now has nine classes with 172 pupils. Six classes are held in Tong Fuk and three in Pui O. When ...

  10. Lantau bridge project is not best way to improve transport links

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The major use of the Lantau to Zhuhai-Macau crossing is to transport people and perhaps air cargo, but definitely not export sea cargo, which is exactly what Li Ka-shing has said. What is also clear is that Shenzhen will soon need a second crossing somewhere between Humen and Shekou. Therefore the Lantau bridge project with a payback in excess of 36 years is a horribly wasteful ...




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