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  1. New agency offers Lantau tour packages

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The Lantau cable car system Ngong Ping 360 has set up a subsidiary to offer tour packages to scenic spots around the island. The new travel agency, 360 Holidays, offers six tours a day for solo travellers and groups. Costing from HK$200 to HK$300 per person, the guided tours cover attractions including the Po Lin Monastery, the Giant Buddha and Tai O fishing ...

  2. Lantau night flight

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... at 10pm. It sounds like fun, but we wonder whether enough of Lantau Island is lit up to provide visual interest, or will the ride mostly be pitch black? ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. A chilly 4 degrees Celsius on Lantau

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Temperatures dipped as low as 4 degrees Celsius at Ngong Ping on Lantau Island and below 10 degrees in most parts of Hong Kong yesterday, with the Observatory issuing a cold-weather warning at about 4pm. The chill is expected to continue for a week, with temperatures ranging between 12 and 17 degrees as a cold northeastern monsoon affects coastal areas of southern ...

  6. 300,000 ride Lantau cable car in 2 months

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Lantau cable car is back in business, with more passengers carried in the first two months of the year following its reopening on New Year's Eve than in the same ... But then we really want to attract more tourists, not only for our services but to Lantau for other attractions as well,' said Wilson Shao Shing-ming, head of commercial and business development ...

  7. 200 stranded after glitch on Lantau cable car

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Two hundred passengers on the Lantau cable car were stranded in mid-air for 50 minutes yesterday when a misplaced conveyor belt halted operations- the longest such halt since the service reopened on December 31. The latest hitch was caused by a technical error that occurred for the first time, a spokesman said. Engineers insisted the incident did not endanger anyone. ...

  8. Tourism project on Lantau to go to tender

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The government has abandoned plans to award a HK$68 million tourism development project at Ngong Ping on Lantau Island to the MTR Corporation without tender, after objections from legislators. The project, which consists mainly of a 1.52-hectare public piazza with a Chinese garden and lotus ponds, will now be put up for public tender, with the Architectural Services ...

  9. Passengers wait up to four hours for free ride on Lantau cable car

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng More than 10,000 people took a ride on the Lantau cable car on the fourth day of public trials yesterday in the first test of the new system's ability to handle heavy crowds. Ngong Ping 360 managing director Morris Cheung Siu-wa said the crowds gave staff the opportunity to experience operating under such conditions, which mirrored those of Christmas last year. ...

  10. Harsh Lantau conditions a wake-up call for Skyrail

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The realities of the rugged Lantau environment have forced cable car operator Skyrail-ITM to take a different view of how long the system components will last, managing director Bill Calderwood said. 'The reality is, the climate up at Ngong Ping, or particularly Nei Lak Shan, is a fairly harsh, exposed climate,' Mr Calderwood said. 'That, in itself, has ...




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