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  1. Comment - Letters

    Zip-line attraction would be bad for Ngong Ping

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... the fragile ecosystem of the Ngong Ping plateau, disturb the flora and fauna, and encroach on the country park that rightly belongs to all Hong Kong citizens. Furthermore, as a long-time resident of Ngong Ping, I have seen the once tranquil environment of the plateau steadily degrade, largely due to the erection of the statue of the Buddha, and then with the construction of the cable car ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Ngong Ping 360 says it's safe after report of 'rust' on cabins

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Marks on cabins pose no risk, says operator of Ngong Ping 360, as it seeks to allay public fears Cable car reassures its safety after 'rust' report Rust-like stains on the Ngong Ping 360 gondola lift's cabins are just dirt and will not endanger passengers' safety, its operator said yesterday. Ngong Ping 360 spoke out after ...

  3. Ngong Ping tickets go on sale today

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Tickets for the Ngong Ping 360 cable car will be sold to the public starting today at the Tung Chung and Ngong Ping terminals. Cable car vouchers, which are not valid for same-day travel and must be exchanged for tickets at Ngong Ping 360, are on sale at the Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Tong, Hung Hom and Mong Kok East rail stations. The HK$1 ...

  4. Green light for Ngong Ping 360

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong The Ngong Ping 360 cable car system had satisfied all the requirements for its reopening on New Year's Eve, MTR Corp chief executive Chow Chung-kong said yesterday. Test ... will resume at the Tung Chung and Ngong Ping terminals from December 28. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Ngong Ping 360 back in operation after fault

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng About 4,500 people rode the cable car on Saturday as operations resumed after problems with a pulley disrupted services the day before, Ngong Ping 360 chief Morris Cheung Siu-wa said. He admitted the figure was below average for a Saturday. Tourist perceptions of the attraction would not be affected by the recent setback, he added. On Friday, more than 100 passengers ...

  7. Ngong Ping 360 fault strands passengers

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The Lantau cable car operation was halted for 15 minutes yesterday after technicians found car spacing was closer than normal. A spokesman said passengers were stranded in the cars, and messages were broadcast inside and outside the cabins. Service resumed at 10.25am. Meanwhile, Ngong Ping 360 Ltd chief Morris Cheung Siu-wa admitted on RTHK that the message ...

  8. Chance for Ngong Ping to put troubles to rest

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The first passengers in nearly six months on the troubled Ngong Ping 360 cable car attraction will not be the only ones who have their fingers crossed today in the hope that nothing goes wrong. Hong Kong's tourist industry could do with some good news to put behind it a year of bad PR. Less than six months after it was closed in the interests of public safety, Ngong Ping ...

  9. Ngong Ping Village businesses win rent reprieve as visitors stay away

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Dennis Eng, Lilian Goh

    ... Agnes Lam, Lilian Goh and Dennis Eng The cable car crash has scared tourists and sent businesses into a tailspin, with Ngong Ping Village registering a 90 per cent drop in visitors. ... and friends yesterday at the Ngong Ping 360 station in Tung Chung to find the service suspended. They had to take the bus instead. A Singaporean, who gave his surname as Wong, also had to change plans ...

  10. Ngong Ping misses out on holiday splurging

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Ping 360 cable car attraction on Lantau, despite strong attendance during the festive holidays. Many of the Ngong Ping Village shops that cater to the crowds of locals and tourists arriving ... than a year ago, its Ngong Ping Village shop did not register any significant change in sales. She said shop tenants expressed concerns about the need to draw in more higher-spending overseas ...




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