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  1. Free subway rides to Lok Ma Chau

    Posted Jan 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak The MTR Corporation is offering free rides to Lok Ma Chau on East Rail Line from today until Monday. A total of 3,000 passes will be given out each day. Coupons will be published in today's free Metropolis Daily, distributed on weekdays at MTR stations. Passengers can hand the coupons in at East Rail stations- except Lo Wu, Racecourse and Lok Ma Chau. On presentation ...

  2. It's not just toxic mud that stinks at Lok Ma Chau Loop

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Hi-tech industry, not real estate, is Shenzhen's preferred solution to developing the Lok Ma Chau Loop, the city's mayor says. Post, July 22 Back in 1997, ... systems' was not complicated enough, it decided that Hong Kong would administer a small part of Shenzhen. The so-called Lok Ma Chau Loop, a piece of muddy land on the Shenzhen River, which ...

  3. Consultant sought to advise on Lok Ma Chau Loop toxic mud

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Joyce Ng The government is seeking a consultant to study ways of handling a vast amount of putrid mud dumped on the Lok Ma Chau Loop, the piece of border land that has been ... that both governments should share the cost. Sticky problem Mud dumped on the Lok Ma Chau Loop is an obstacle to development The amount of mud dumped on the site, much of it toxic, in millions ...

  4. Why won't Shenzhen take a 'no' on Lok Ma Chau?

    Posted Mar 11th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'The project [Lok Ma Chau Loop] is a very important part of closer co-operation between Shenzhen and Hong Kong.' Shenzhen mayor Xu Zongheng Why should it be so important? This crucial question comes up every time Shenzhen officials push us for development of the Lok Ma Chau Loop but there have been no answers, nor even any attempt at answers. ...

  5. Immigration officers turn midwives in Lok Ma Chau drama

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Two immigration officers at Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint became emergency midwives when a pregnant mainland woman went into labour and delivered her baby girl before dawn yesterday. The drama began after the 27-year-old woman, surnamed Mai, and her Hong Kong husband arrived at the checkpoint from Shenzhen at about 5.30am. She is a two-way permit holder. 'She had ...

  6. Right tracks

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Use of the Lok Ma Chau spur line has increased since its launch in August, but is still falling short of targets. What measures should the MTR Corporation implement to increase passenger usage? Write to us. ...

  7. Riders on spur line rising but still falling short

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu and Anita Lam Lack of taxis cited as one deterrent to using Lok Ma Chau rail service Use of the MTR Lok Ma Chau spur line has increased steadily since its launch in mid-August, ... the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, had estimated that 60,000 passengers would travel on the Lok Ma Chau spur line every day within a year, eventually diverting about a quarter of the Lo Wu line's ...

  8. Truck driver held after drugs find

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

    ... Agnes Lam A 32-year-old truck driver surnamed Lam was arrested at the Lok Ma Chau checkpoint for drug possession at about 6.15am yesterday. The man was stopped as he returned to Hong Kong. Officers seized 3kg of ketamine with a street value of HK$384,000 from the vehicle. Police believed the man was a dealer who supplied drugs to entertainment venues in West Kowloon. The man has been ...

  9. Closed area's invaluable rock formations must be preserved

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

    ... of the geological heritage. Have officials considered conserving the 354 to 280 million-year-old carboniferous rocks- the Lok Ma Chau formation in Man Kam To, Lo Wu, Mai Po, Yuen Long and the Brothers? The Lok Ma Chau formation is a valuable part of our geological heritage. Such metamorphosed rocks constitute less than 1 per cent of the total area of Hong Kong and the outcrops at Man Kam To, Lo ...

  10. Girl, 13, arrested at border with ketamine

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A 13-year-old girl was arrested returning to the city at Lok Ma Chau checkpoint early yesterday with party drugs worth HK$1,800. Customs officers found 2 grams of ketamine concealed in a rolled yuan banknote in her purse. The teenager, who was travelling alone, also had 7 grams in her underwear and 11 Erimin-5 (nimetazepam, a tranquilliser) tablets in her boots. ...




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