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  1. Hot bidding war opens for Sha Tin, Lantau sites

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Tenders for three sites on Lantau Island and in Sha Tin yesterday drew a stronger-than-expected 16 bids despite uncertainty in the property market, the government said. A Lands Department spokesman said the commercial site in Sha Tin's Shek Mun industrial district received four bids, while two residential sites on Lantau Island's Cheung ...

  2. Business visitors lured to Lantau

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com From making salted egg yolks in Tai O village to learning kung fu from a shaolin master- the Hong Kong Tourism Board is promoting cultural activities on Lantau ... and cultural activities, and are finding them on Lantau. 'Long-haul visitors love cultural activities and nature,' said James Tien Pei-chun, chairman of the Tourism Board, which is promoting ...

  3. New blow for Lantau school in noise row

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Lantau International School has been told again to quieten down. Its supervisor lost a legal challenge yesterday against a noise abatement notice issued after a neighbour complained. The lawyer representing the school, Haldanes partner Christopher Morley, said the school supervisor Serge Berthier respected the judgment but noted it was difficult ...

  4. Lantau buffaloes too big for latest capture

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zuleika Sedgley zuleika.sedgley@scmp.com The last remaining water buffalo on Lantau Island walked free yesterday after conservation officials abandoned the latest attempt to capture ... of the 17 animals captured that day, some of the residents of Lantau's Mui Wo village are sceptical about the merits of removing their buffalo. 'Given the AFCD's methods, relocation ...

  5. Leave the Lantau buffaloes alone

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in mind. But the water buffaloes of Lantau Island are as traditional and indigenous an inhabitant as there can be. Authorities have decided the last three animals in a Mui Wo village, of a herd that once numbered in the hundreds, have to go. Sensibly, they want to move them to pastures new, but so far their efforts have proved unsuccessful and have risked harming the animals. Lantau ...

  6. HK Ferry puts Lantau hotel to public tender

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) has put its Silvermine Beach Hotel on Lantau Island to public tender. The hotel, owned by Hong Kong Ferry's wholly owned subsidiary HYFCO Properties, is to be sold on a vacant possession basis. The tender will close on May 6. The hotel offers 128 rooms and facilities, including a swimming pool and a tennis court. There is also a large ...

  7. New Lantau road turns hot spot for 'cattle killers'

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney The increased use of a new road on Lantau is driving up the death toll of wild cattle and water buffalo at the hands of speeding drivers- and has raised fears humans could be next. Over the past six months, the Lantau Buffalo Association and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) have seen a rise in accidents in southern Lantau, as speeding ...

  8. Lantau residents fear incinerator pollution

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai Residents on the south side of Lantau and outlying islands warn that the planned incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau could pollute their area. They also ridicule the government's promise of a 'clean' incinerator. Andy Ng Kam-ming and his wife moved to Pui O village from Discovery Bay two months ago to get away from the fireworks smoke from Disneyland. ...

  9. Benson proves to be top Moon Trekker

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Unus Alladin Darren Benson of Champion System Adventure Team was the overall winner of the third annual Moon Trekker, which finished on Lantau Peak on Friday night. About 1,000 runners took part in one of Hong Kong's most unusual races, with Benson clocking four hours, 17 minutes and 31 seconds for the 'Sunrise' 40km race. Teammate Ryan Blair smashed Michael ...

  10. Iris Mak

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... or fish, probably a stir-fry. Fortunately for her waistline, Mak is also a keen hiker: next month she'll be raising money for charity by walking the Lantau trail at night. To prepare, she ...




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