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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Something new: Hail Uber

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:51pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman Olivia Rosenman Hail Uber Taxis in Hong Kong are plentiful and cheap (although not always cheerful). So when private car hire app Uber arrived here a few months ago it only launched its premium UberBlack service, which provided luxury rides- Mercedes-Benz S-Class, etc- at a cost of HK$13.98/km (with a base fare of HK$75). Cruising around Lantau in a Merc when you ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Lantau festival puts local flavour up on offer

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Lantau festival puts local flavour on the table Visitors to Lantau this autumn can watch a traditional water wedding at Tai O fishing village, taste shrimp-flavoured bread at Ngong Ping, and board a mutineers' boat in Discovery Bay. These are among nine attractions at the first Lantau Fiesta, which will run from next month to November. Organised ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 11, 2014

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by LETTERS

    ... is helping cattle I refer to the letter by E. Everett (" Transport Department could do so much more to curb speeding ", September 9). Your correspondent talked about volunteers from Lantau ... Department for the safety of the estimated 1,100 cattle roaming wild. This year, an estimated 17 more of these animals have been killed on Lantau's roads. I would like to emphasise to your ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Lantau school all at sea after boat ban

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Lantau school all at sea after boat ban A drug rehabilitation school on Lantau has accused the Marine Department of picking on it by cutting off the only way of getting to and from its remote campus. The Christian Zheng Sheng College used an unlicensed sampan to ferry pupils, teachers and volunteers after it realised a government-funded ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - CULTURE

    UK pop duo Pet Shop Boys bring their lavish stage show to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Richard Lord

    ... off." After that, AsiaWorld-Expo shouldn't present any problems. Pet Shop Boys, September 26, 8.15pm, AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau HK$480-HK$1,280, HKTicketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Planners to probe villagers' felling of mangrove

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai Probe into villagers' felling of mangrove Planning authorities are investigating whether the tearing down of a mangrove at a north Lantau bay on Sunday ... the SSSI. Villagers say they want to farm the land again but their land-use rights will be restricted. Residents blame construction of the North Lantau Highway in the 1990s for blocking discharge ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 15, 2014

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by LETTERS

    ... that they do. H. Choi, Lantau   Using ad with sleazy snapper in poor taste I was glad to see the South China Morning Post 's fashion editor, Jing Zhang, denouncing the revival of "hipster ...

  8. Lifestyle

    Incinerator plans leave Lantau split

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com A huge incinerator that will be visible from pristine South Lantau has enraged some residents. But with tourism booming and a third runway on the cards, other locals want development Island Divided It was a perfect day when a crowd gathered on Pui O Beach in South Lantau. The sun shone from a clear blue sky, and the gentle swell - ideal ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New Territories villagers must play by the rules

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial NT villagers must play by the rules Striking the right balance between development and the environment is easier said than done. It is even harder when conservation is seen as infringing on private property rights. In a protest against development restrictions in northern Lantau, angry villagers bulldozed an ecologically sensitive mangrove in front of media cameras ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planners blocked from village in mangrove row

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Gate stops officials from checking whether rules were broken at ecologically important site Planners blocked from village in mangrove row Almost two weeks on from the razing of a mangrove in an ecologically important North Lantau bay, a blocked footpath has thwarted planning officials' efforts to check whether zoning rules have been breached. ...




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