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  1. Ferry run to Park Island may end

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi and Jennifer Cheng Residents of the Park Island complex on Ma Wan Island have accused Sun Hung Kai Properties of being dishonest by reneging on its promise of convenient ... There are 5,500 flats on Park Island, and it is home to about 20,000 people- many with young families. It is marketed as a green space free of private cars, similar to Discovery Bay on Lantau. The sixth ...

  2. Cabbie dies after crashing into parked truck

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A taxi driver was killed yesterday when he crashed into the back of a stationary truck on Lantau island. Chan Chun-lam, 57, was believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel when his taxi crashed into the truck, which had pulled over to protect ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 11, 2013

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... a dedicated marine park and the special attention given to them as a "sensitive receiver" in environmental impact assessments. The dramatic drop in numbers demonstrates that the systems ... is the Highways Department going to respond and under what circumstances would construction temporarily be halted? Secondly, why were the two new marine parks proposed in 2002 for the dolphins ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tung Chung expansion scheme unveiled, raising reclamation concerns

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Most of the land will be sourced by reclaiming 120 hectares of coastline east of the town, which will provide 38,000 flats, commercial space and a park. In another option for Tung Chung East, ... WWF, said the reclamation at Tung Chung east would "violate the conservation principle" underlying the government's plan to set up a marine park at Brothers Islands northwest ...

  5. Profits from Ma Wan Park will go to government, parties agree

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Sun Hung Kai Properties will have to give the government any profits generated from its Ma Wan Park under a 1997 agreement, according to an understanding reached between the parties and announced yesterday. The park may also be returned to the government when the 21-year lease ends. 'Sun Hung Kai Properties has pledged that the Ma Wan Park is in essence ...

  6. Public invited on hike to mark park opening

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a 2,300-hectare country park in the northern part of the island on Friday. The department is planning a 10km hiking trip from Tung Chung to Mui Wo for up to 2,500 people. The trip, suitable for hikers at least eight years old, will be outside the new country park's boundaries because the hiking routes inside it are still being planned. Interested parties can visit the department's ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should look to Lantau for development

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... like reclamation, building in old quarries, digging out rock caverns and shaving off parts of country parks. Lantau little features in the discussions, yet that is where the most potential for growth lies. The island has long been known as "the lungs of Hong Kong", a place of mountains, valleys and forests. Country parks make up just over half its area and they need ...

  8. Ocean Park better than Disneyland, say pupils

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Ocean Park is the favourite local landmark for Hong Kong's schoolchildren, despite the attractions of rival Disneyland. The city's first theme park topped the poll ... the animals when I go to Ocean Park. I go two to three times a year,' said Sunny Wong Sun-yue, a Primary Five pupil at Ma Tau Chung Government Primary School (Hung Hom Bay). He said he did ...

  9. Lantau country park to be gazetted

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Lantau North will become the city's 24th country park following Executive Council approval of a draft map last month, a conservation department spokesman said. The Lantau North (Extension) Country Park comprises mountainous upland valleys covered with woodland and unspoiled streams. The park, stretching from Tai Shan above Penny's Bay in the east, to Tai Ho, ...

  10. Go-ahead for dog garden in new Tung Chung park

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... for their pets. But owners and animal rights representatives are saying one pet park is not enough. They're calling for at least one in each district. The Islands District Council received a letter yesterday from the Home Affairs Bureau telling it a 3.8-hectare park will be built in a large open space along North Lantau Highway facing the Caribbean Coast residential development. ...




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