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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Tai O looks to build its own heritage museum as private showroom closes

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... owned folk museum in Tai O faces closure, the rural committee there is planning to build its own heritage showroom in the Lantau town famed for its stilt houses. The committee hopes ... exploring the idea of constructing a platform which links the building with the pumping station across the street," said Yu, a government-appointed councillor and member of the Lantau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572332/tai-o-looks-build-its-own-heritage-museum-private-showroom-closes
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shopping mall wants to build Hong Kong's first zip line on The Peak

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... roof, after a similar project, planned for Lantau, was put on hold. The Peak Galleria is asking the Town Planning Board to relax height and area restrictions so it can install the attraction, ... centre by about four metres. Last year, plans by cable car operator Ngong Ping 360 to set up two sets of 300-metre cross-valley parallel zip lines in northern Lantau with foreign operator Flying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567662/shopping-mall-wants-build-hong-kongs-first-zip-line-peak
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Lantau ferry route to close next month after losses

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:36am by Phila Siu, Ada Lee

    ... Phila Siu and Ada Lee Lantau ferry route to close after losses Ferry services between Discovery Bay and Mui Wo will end next month as the operator forgoes its licence extension, bemoaning a business environment made tougher by the government's proposed safety measures. Peng Chau Kaito will allow its licence for the 25-minute route between the two Lantau towns to expire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1394263/lantau-ferry-route-close-next-month-after-losses
  4. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Collaring the cows: rural residents fit cattle with reflective gear after spate of road accidents

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Cows collared as rural residents eye road safety It's what every fashionable cow is wearing- and it could save their lives. Feral cows on Lantau ... are not suitable for speed cameras. Stretches of South Lantau Road have been cited as accident black spots, along with Tai Mong Tsai Road and Pak Tam Road in Sai Kung. In June last year, eight cows were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556679/collaring-cows-rural-residents-fit-cattle-reflective-gear-after-spate
  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 15, 2014

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... the Transport Department should install speed cameras and rumble strips, and that there must be more frequent police patrols on South Lantau Road. These are things that residents and concern groups have ... everyone at risk. There have been deaths on South Lantau Road in the past as a result of the careless and inconsiderate speeding of some drivers. Without action being taken, there might well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1573734/letters-editor-august-15-2014
  6. Comment - Letters

    Environment Bureau has failed to learn from its previous costly mistakes

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by LETTERS

    ... treatment facility in north Lantau to treat food waste. The facility, with capacity to process 200 tonnes of food waste per day, will cost taxpayers HK$1.53 billion to build and HK$72.4 million per ... in landfills and an incinerator? Dr Tom Yam, Lantau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1565061/environment-bureau-has-failed-learn-its-previous-costly-mistakes
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Experts slam lack of novel ideas to protect white dolphins from third runway construction

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... such as setting up another marine park farther from the works site in southwestern Lantau. The authority proposes opening a 2,400 hectare marine park after the runway is finished, saying dolphins ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576255/experts-slam-lack-novel-ideas-protect-white-dolphins-third-runway
  8. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    New temple marks 20th birthday of the Big Buddha at Ngong Ping, Lantau

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:09am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com New temple for Buddha's big birthday It was an early 20th birthday celebration yesterday for the Tian Tan "Big" Buddha, sitting aloft above the smog-shrouded Ngong Ping plateau on Lantau island, overlooking the Po Lin Monastery. And its gift was a multimillion-dollar new temple. Since its completion on December 29, 1993, the 34-metre-tall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1380827/new-temple-marks-20th-birthday-big-buddha-ngong-ping-lantau
  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 10, 2014

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by LETTERS

    ...   Aloof attitude at Transport Department I write regarding the problem of road safety in south Lantau. One of the great problems with our civil servants is their aloofness and lack ... they please? R. E. J. Bunker, Lantau   Parked cars a nuisance in Mui Wo If, as Howard Winn writes in Lai See (" A Rainbow in Mui Wo ", July 31), Lantau officials are turning a blind eye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1570135/letters-editor-august-10-2014
  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 14, 2014

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... Tam   Police ignore illegal racing on highway At 8am on the morning of July 27, like every Sunday for the past 10 months or so, about 30 luxury sports cars were racing on the North Lantau ... not aware of this recurring “mini Formula One” event are police officers on Lantau. Are wealthy car owners exempt from traffic laws, or is it simply too early on a Sunday morning for them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1573195/letters-editor-august-14-2014

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