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  1. Comment - Letters

    Lantau has so much potential to become a multi-function hub

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by LETTERS

    ... Lantau has so much potential to becomea multi-function hub A decision has still to be made on whether to build a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport, while the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is nearing completion. These developments mean that more than ever, Lantau will become one of Hong Kong's gateways to the world and to Guangdong province. We now need to look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1583251/lantau-has-so-much-potential-become-multi-function-hub
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Two new marine parks pledged for Lantau amid third runway hearings

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... pledged amid runway hearings In the midst of environmental hearings on a proposed third runway, conservation authorities have made a surprise pledge to designate two new marine parks off Lantau ... of its own Chinese white dolphin conservation programme. The proposed parks will cover 660 hectares off southwest Lantau and 1,270 hectares around the Soko Islands archipelago, in a bid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583167/government-accused-marine-park-pledge-take-pressure-bid-third-runway
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    No rush for bargain flats on Lantau with sky-high management fees

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by FANNY FUNG

    ... on Lantau No rush for bargain homes with high fees Only about a third of applicants given top priority to buy bargain government flats in Tai O showed up to choose a home on the first day of sales ... given priority in choosing homes. The 19-year-old development on Lantau has been used for public rental housing, but has struggled to attract tenants due to its remote location. The Housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581244/no-rush-bargain-flats-lantau-sky-high-management-fees
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Demonstrators in northern Lantau fear their rights to farm and build small houses will be restricted if area nearby gets protected status Villagers in zoning row raze mangrove Dozens of villagers in northern Lantau chopped down a mangrove near an ecologically sensitive bay yesterday to protest against a government move to zone areas on the fringes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580476/villagers-northern-lantau-destroy-mangrove-protest-over-potential
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Reclamation plan at Lantau's Siu Ho Wan may be scaled down, government says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com It's to preserve dolphin habitat, official claims; but expert says that's not the real reason Lantau reclamation plan may be scaled down A proposal to reclaim up to 150 hectares of land at Siu Ho Wan in north Lantau may be scaled down as Chinese white dolphins are now swimming closer to the shore, the government says. But a dolphin expert who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578665/reclamation-plan-lantaus-siu-ho-wan-may-be-scaled-down-government
  6. Magazines - 48hrs

    Best kept secret: Lantau Base Camp

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:12am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline TREK STARS Local trail obsessives have come to rely on Lantau Base Camp, a store tucked away in the back streets of Mui Wo, for all their outdoor needs. A short stroll ... fanatical Shane Early — making it as much a local hangout and source of knowledge as it is a pit stop for Lantau adventures. When you're next on the island, drop in for a chat and some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1572088/best-kept-secret-lantau-base-camp
  7. Comment - Letters

    Lives in danger as speeding problem worsens on Lantau

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:08am by LETTERS

    ... Lives in danger as speeding problem worsens on Lantau I live in Shui Hau on Lantau and over the last three years have been amazed at the number of accidents that have happened as a result ... last year, an accident that would have caused considerable and obvious damage to the offending vehicle. Occasionally there will be a roadblock where our Lantau permits are checked but I can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1569605/lives-danger-speeding-problem-worsens-lantau
  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    No entry: villagers bar access to Lantau bay over environmental 'conspiracy'

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... No entry: villagers bar access to Lantau bay Indigenous villagers are blocking access to a Lantau bay in protest at a "conspiracy" by green groups and the government to restrict ... banner read. Another lashed out at environmental groups for "telling the government to zone our village as a conservation area". Lantau resident Kevin Laurie asked why villagers had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565700/no-entry-villagers-bar-access-lantau-bay
  9. Lifestyle

    Ambitious plans for construction in north Lantau bring out voices of dissent

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:03am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Plans for extensive construction in north Lantau to exploit the Zhuhai-Macau link is stirring dissent among residents and conservationists, writes Elaine Yau A bridge too far ... Yin-ying would welcome plans to further develop the township, created to accommodate people working at  Chek Lap Kok airport in north Lantau. But that’s not the case. Lam, a packing worker who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1541094/ambitious-plans-construction-north-lantau-bring-out-voices-dissent
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    300 buyers compete per flat in Lantau scheme

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Former public rental units offered to buyers too well-off to qualify for public rental homes 300 buyers compete per flat in Lantau scheme More than 10,000 ... they have a 300 to one chance of securing one of the flats in the tourist village of Tai O, on the western coast of Lantau Island. Another 52 flats are being offered to buyers living in public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539828/300-buyers-compete-flat-lantau-scheme

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