• Friday
  • November 28, 2014
  • Last updated: 12:59am
Hong Kong




Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 50 for lantau

Related topics matching your search

Search results

  1. Lantau businesses out to profit from delta bridge

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Major businesses and tourist attractions on Lantau are forming a coalition to seek ways of grabbing the biggest possible economic benefit for the island from the Hong ... want to draw up a plan that will attract short-term visitors and transit air passengers to stay longer in the city. 'A lot of travellers will be entering the mainland via Lantau and vice ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Expectations riding high for new Lantau attraction

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly and Felix Chan With just two months until it opens, testing is under way on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to the new theme village beside the Big Buddha on Lantau. Among ... Lantau Country Park to the Ngong Ping plateau will take 25 minutes, compared with 45 minutes by road. Yesterday, staff at the terminal site, which is still under construction, were putting cable ...

  4. Buddhist scripture to grace Lantau hills

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung More mainland, Japanese and Korean tourists are expected to flock to the tranquil foothills of Lantau Peak after a project to plant timber obelisks bearing a Buddhist ... of Lantau Peak, overlooking the South China Sea. The calligraphy on the obelisks will be a copy of that of Jao Tsung I, a renowned mainland scholar of Chinese culture who is now retired. 'The ...

  5. Bird's-eye view shows a city on the up and up

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Central and Western on June 21, 1997 (left), and on May 30, 2012. The obvious intruder is the Two IFC tower that looms over the harbour. To its left are the Four Seasons hotel and serviced apartments. And then of course there is the shrinking harbour, being eaten up by reclamation seen to the right of TWO IFC. Tai O fishing village on Lantau has been through hell and high water since ...

  6. Take that cable car ride now, or face long wait

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... this weekend because, from Monday, the cable-car service to the Big Buddha on Lantau will be closed for about six weeks for its annual maintenance. However, the MTR Corporation wants to add that the Ngong Ping Village will remain open for visitors and can be reached by taxi or Lantau Island buses. As if there are people who would actually make the tourist trap a destination. If you ...

  7. Putting the fun back on track

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... to reinvigorate tourism business following the re-opening of the Ngong Ping cable car service. The 1.5km trail features six scenic spots, including the entrance to the imposing Lantau Peak and a Wisdom ...

  8. Tourist attraction to close for inspection

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Lantau's Ngong Ping 360 cable car will be suspended for about two weeks from June 8 for its annual inspection and maintenance. Surveyors from Europe will test the ropeway system during the closure. The date for the resumption of service will be announced after the inspection is completed. Ngong Ping village will remain open during the period. Visitors can get ...

  9. Out and about

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... The city's best-known 20th-century plantation was established in the early 1950s at Ngong Ping, high on the mountains of central Lantau, by Brook Bernacchi, a prominent barrister and a leading light of the Reform Club- Hong Kong's first genuine political party. The plantation provided much-needed employment and Cantonese-speaking Bernacchi remained a popular figure among Lantau villagers until ...

  10. Ngong Ping 360 fault strands passengers

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The Lantau cable car operation was halted for 15 minutes yesterday after technicians found car spacing was closer than normal. A spokesman said passengers were stranded in the cars, and messages were broadcast inside and outside the cabins. Service resumed at 10.25am. Meanwhile, Ngong Ping 360 Ltd chief Morris Cheung Siu-wa admitted on RTHK that the message ...




SCMP.com Account