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  1. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Zip-line operator still hopes Ngong Ping venture will be approved

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... zip lines in India, remains "committed to Lantau" and will work with cable car operator Ngong Ping 360 to look at alternative sites nearby if it cannot have its chosen site near the cable car. If the attraction- which would whisk riders high above Lantau valleys suspended from a wire- is approved, the Ngong Ping 360 operator would become partners with Flying Fox by sharing ...

  5. Ngong Ping France Parkour Extravaganza

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Macauley

    ... to attend shows and workshops at Ngong Ping Village. French Parkour traceurs (the name given to those who practise Parkour) will display their techniques and provide audiences with a chance to see the discipline live in action. A free workshop is also available to those who register. Ngong Ping Village, Lantau, until Nov 28, 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm daily, free. Inquiries: 3666 0606 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The tragedy of Gu Kailai

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping Chang Ping says the details of Gu Kailai's life revealed at her husband's trial showed her to be a woman who railed against being a submissive wife yet loved ... herself to a system that encourages power without constraint. Chang Ping is a current affairs commentator writing on politics, society and culture. This commentary is translated from the Chinese ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don’t be fooled by Bo Xilai’s trial

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 09:01pm by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping A stern-looking Wen Jiabao told hundreds of journalists at a press conference last March that the Communist Party stood by its judgment on the Great Cultural Revolution, passed ...   Chang Ping is a current affairs commentator writing on politics, society and culture. This commentary is translated from Chinese. ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Ngong Ping 360 chief to be transferred

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The managing director of Lantau's Ngong Ping 360 cable car, Morris Cheung Siu-wa, will be replaced by MTR Corporation deputy operations director Li Yan-tai on July 20, just 18 months after taking the job, the MTR Corp said. Mr Cheung will return to the MTR Corp, which operates the cable car, as chief of operations with responsibility for the rail network. An MTR ...




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