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  1. If polluting bridge is necessary, then keep it away from Lantau

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the northwest of Lantau towards the north section of the existing airport. The government predicts that within 20 years of the bridge opening it will carry more than 50,000 vehicles a day- more than 18 million cars a year. Carbon dioxide emissions of an average car are 150 grams per kilometre. Well, if there is no choice at least keep this traffic away from North Lantau and its 55,000 plus ...

  2. Link road for Zhuhai bridge will damage Lantau's coastline

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the surrounding Lantau Island coastline; and Damage to the Lantau Island-Tung Chung tourist experience and for visitors using the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, with a potential economic impact by reducing ... of the Tung Chung population; and Ensure there is no impact on the natural beauty of the Lantau coastline and Tung Chung Bay. We urge the Legislative Council Panel on Transport to take account ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Hail the size of beans hits Lantau, Tsuen Wan

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A hailstorm hit Lantau and Tsuen Wan early yesterday morning, a day after the Observatory issued its first warning of a rainstorm in Hong Kong this season. The Observatory said the hail was caused by a thunderstorm moving eastward from the mouth of the Pearl River between 1am and 1.30am. It said it received two to three reports of hail in Tsuen Wan, Ma Wan ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Tang pledges to improve Lantau roads

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The chief secretary has promised to improve the Lantau road network, according to the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, which met Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday to discuss the island's transport woes. The meeting was prompted by road closures following storms this month. Mr Tang was quoted as saying the government understood ...

  8. Adventure race designed for fun

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The PowerBar Sprint adventure race takes place on Lantau Island on Sunday,July 27, and is open to novices, beginners and experienced trail hikers, triathletes, mountain marathon runners, ... for adventure racing. It starts with running or hiking along the Lantau Trail to Pui O, a 50- or 100-metre ocean swim and beach run near Pui O, then hiking along the coastline, through a river gully ...

  9. Three Lantau beaches trashed by typhoon

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Three popular beaches on Lantau were severely damaged during Typhoon Hagupit as waves brought tonnes of rubbish to the shore or washed away tonnes of sand. At Silvermine Bay Beach, pieces of polystyrene could be seen everywhere, and a government contractor did not start clearing up the mess until Thursday. 'I find it very distressing to see our beautiful oceans ...

  10. Olympic Trail opens on Lantau

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Carrie Lok Hong Kong has won approval to name a hiking route on Lantau the 'Olympic Trail' to mark the city's hosting of the equestrian events. The trail and Pak Mong Village at the start- renamed 'Olympic Green'- were officially opened by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday, after approval from the International Olympic Committee. Mr ...




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