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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Around Lantau in 5 days: pair get set for charity swim

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com 'Exceptional adventure' over 75km aims to raise funds and awareness for environment group Around Lantau in 5 days: pair get set for charity ... to swim around Lantau. The two friends pledged to circumnavigate the scenic island from October 29 to raise money and awareness for Plastic Free Seas. The charity has arranged beach-cleaning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620064/around-lantau-5-days-pair-get-set-charity-swim
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: The Lantau Infinity Pools party poopers

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:09pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... in the glittering cascade. Bloggers began blabbing about this spot (an hour's hike from Tai O) a while back, and bestowed on it a rather misleading moniker: "The hidden Lantau natural infinity ... did the department expect? They built a beauty spot next to one of Lantau's busiest hiking trails. There's a reason no one (sane) tries to paddle in Tai Tam Reservoir. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1612699/rant-pool-party-poopers
  3. Comment - Letters

    Ecotourism could have a negative impact on Lantau's environment

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... Ecotourism could negatively affect Lantau's environment I wish to respond to Chu Kar-kin's letter (" Lantau has so much potential to become a multi-function hub ", ... attractions like Disneyland and the Big Buddha. While I agree that Lantau has potential, Chu ignores some major issues. Ecotourism, like geotourism, tends to be a victim of its own success. The more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1591307/ecotourism-could-have-negative-impact-lantaus-environment
  4. Comment - Letters

    Transport Department could do more to curb speeding in Lantau

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by LETTERS

    ... villages and past schools along South Lantau Road. The letter from Luk Wing-cheong, acting assistant commissioner for transport (New Territories) (" Speed enforcement cameras already in place on Lantau road ", September 3), read like a catalogue of excuses for inaction. The Lantau Buffalo Association's volunteers strive to improve road safety and protect free-roaming cattle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1588039/transport-department-could-do-more-curb-speeding-lantau
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Punish Lantau villagers who think they're above the law

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Villagers are not above the law There is a clear distinction between the right to protest and contempt for the law. Villagers fighting development restrictions in North Lantau blatantly disregarded the law when they aired their grievances over a government plan to turn the area into a protected zone. Not only was an ecologically sensitive mangrove flattened, law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588036/punish-lantau-villagers-who-consider-themselves-above-law
  6. 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
  7. Comment - Letters

    Speed enforcement cameras already in place on Lantau road

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by LETTERS

    ... Speed enforcement cameras already in place on Lantau road I refer to the letters from R. E. J. Bunker (" Aloof attitude at Transport Department ", August 10) O. Scherer (" Action needed to stop deaths from speeding ", August 15) and Karina O'Carroll (" Speed controls needed now on Sai Kung roads ", August 16), on traffic issues in South Lantau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1584009/speed-enforcement-cameras-already-place-lantau-road
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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