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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Balancing environment, development in new Tai Po beach

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Balance needs in creating beach The mixed reactions to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's decision to go ahead with his predecessor's plans to create an artificial public beach in an ecologically sensitive area in Tai Po are to be expected. For nature lovers, the 200-metre-long sandy beach at Lung Mei is no doubt a disaster to the endangered species found ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chief executive Leung angers activists by backing man-made beach

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... officials to express support for the controversial project. The decision to build a beach at Lung Mei, in Tai Po district, raises questions as to whether it was supported by any consultation about ... including a protected sea horse. But she found the report's conclusion "acceptable". "Locals fear loss of Lung Mei beach" Video by Hedy Bok Director of Leisure and Cultural ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Protesters fighting Tolo Harbour beach marching against the tide

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... their demand to halt Lung Mei's man-made beach plan fallen on deaf ears, but hopes to settle the dispute through established channels and processes are looking increasingly dim. The protest also ... to see whether yesterday's protest makes any difference- even at this late stage- to the Lung Mei project. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Proposed Tai Po beach to made be safe for swimmers

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Environmental officials, however, say a proper sewage system in the Lung Mei area, now under construction, will make the water safe enough for swimmers by the time the facility opens. Between 2000 ... in Sai Kung, record two parts of Escherichia coli bacteria per 100 millilitres of water. Lung Mei registered an E. coli count of more than 2,000 per 100ml at the start of the year. The high count ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Green activist challenges approval of Tai Po artificial beach in court

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... launched by activist Ho Loy, of the Save Lung Mei Alliance, in a bid to revoke the building permit of the beach at Lung Mei to protect rare spotted seahorses. The International Union ... the area had 27 sightings, including two at Lung Mei. Benjamin Yu SC, for the EPD, said the proposal for the beach was seen to be in the public interest. He argued that the legal challenge came too ...


    At the village called The Very End, locals fear the end of peace

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... may be ahead for their tranquil environment as the government presses ahead with plans for an artificial beach along the ecologically rich shoreline at nearby Lung Mei, and as new tourism ... enjoyment?" "Locals fear loss of Lung Mei beach" Video by Hedy Bok Kanas Ng, who visited Tai Mei Tuk with her three-year-old son during the Chung Yeung festival, agreed. "The beach ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for …, November 11, 2012

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... by December 5 after the mall changed owners.   Lung Mei beach wildlife Starfish and sea urchins were scooped out of the water, other creatures were dug out of the sand: forget builders with bulldozers, children with buckets and spades are now a threat to Lung Mei's marine life. Environmentalists' campaign against an artificial beach on the site has ironically built up the hype ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 12, 2012

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Lopez, Wan Chai   Eco-vandals destroying Lung Mei Creating an artificial beach at Lung Mei where the water is just above waist high at best and possibly only ankle deep during the hottest season ... Therefore, deliberately destroying the habitat of Lung Mei's seahorses in the name of development cannot be regarded as a balanced decision. That the relocation plan may or may not work ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Do policymakers recognise ecological value?

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... the government formally gave the go-ahead for the development of a man-made beach at Lung Mei. The announcement caused quite a stir among green groups that are concerned with the risk to marine species ... for seahorses and displace numerous species that call the muddy coast along Lung Mei home. This latest proposal comes in a long line of other plans where conservation is considered a means to justify ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Campaigners against Tai Po man-made beach reveal E coli danger

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... site Campaigners against government plans to build a beach at Tolo Harbour have revealed that the area is apparently not fit for swimmers. Tests carried out at Lung Mei, Tai Po, by green groups ... quality of all beaches, has not updated the data of Lung Mei recently," he added. According to the EPD website, the annual ranking for Lung Mei's water quality last year ...




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