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  1. 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 ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Primary school pupils taken ill Nine primary students fell ill with suspected food poisoning yesterday after lunch at Madam Chan Wai Chow Memorial School in Marble Road, North Point. They were treated at hospital and discharged. Blows exchanged at Lok Ma Chau Two men started fighting over a trivial matter in the arrivals hall at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint on their return ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. All geared up to bus in the crowds

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Cross-Border Coach Ltd, expects to carry 2,000 to 2,500 passengers a day initially between the Huanggang-Lok Ma Chau border crossing and Disneyland, with the figure rising eventually to 4,000. Each ... officer Lo Yat-cheung said that, as well as going via Lok Ma Chau, mainland visitors should also use the Lowu checkpoint because it can handle more people. The government will have three emergency ...

  5. Just a pushover

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Bulldozers bring down a building at Yunongcun near the Lok Ma Chau checkpoint yesterday. The building survived blasts from 600kg of explosives in a controlled exercise touted as the mainland's biggest urban demolition using explosives. Experts said the block failed to fall as planned on Sunday because it was too close to another building. ...

  6. Villagers in walking distance of crossing want to pass on buses

    Posted May 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ngai Chi-kin has been watching the construction of the new Lok Ma Chau KCR Station just a stone's throw away from his home in Ha Wan Tsuen. The village chief had looked forward ... Closed Area near Lok Ma Chau, of which Lok Ma Chau Tsuen and Ha Wan Tsuen are within easy walking distance of the control point. The new crossing at Lok Ma Chau was first meant for rail ...

  7. Smoothing border flows

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'Busy border' (July 25), which mentioned a border-crossing delay recently. Presumably, Gil Kemp had his unhappy experience at Lok Ma Chau Control Point, where passenger and freight traffic has been growing steadily during the past few years. After the implementation of 24-hour passenger clearance at Lok Ma Chau in late January, there has been ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Pride of place: showroom in Ap Lei Chau

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36am by Jane Steer

    ... Text John Butlin Every item has its own spot in this Ap Lei Chau showroom, in which industrial design is paired with playful pop art Pride of place Text Jane Steer / Photography John ... table (HK$57,000), by Lema, was from Mod (7/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2580 8178). The Eamesinspired dining chairs (HK$1,950 each) were from Tree (28/F, Horizon ...


    Mobile app designed to help travellers avoid crowds at border checkpoints

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:37pm

    ... Kong Immigration app gives approximate waiting times for the city’s six control points bordering the mainland: Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau Spur Line, Lok Ma Chau, Man Kam To, Sha Tau Kok and Shenzhen Bay. Principal immigration officer for information systems production Lok Wai-man said: “This mobile application enables Hong Kong residents and visitors to check the estimated waiting time ...

  10. Thursday Think-tank

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Kimberly Chou

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak, Kimberly Chou and Phoebe Cheng. Five things we're all wondering about 1 Disneyland attendance falling below projection... it's not just a small world, it's an empty world after all. 2 Lok Ma Chau line opens... you know what this means, more opportunity for the KCRC to create delays, fires, cracks and train faults. ...




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