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  1. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Change coming to island idyll of Cheung Chau

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Cheng Chau is a world away from the stress of the city, but residents fear encroaching tourism and the flight of the community's young people Cloudy ... Chau is an old neighbourhood with an uncertain future. Some say tourism development is eroding its heritage. But the bigger issue is a failure to pass its traditions on to the younger ...

  2. Developing Lantau a delicate task

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... last year's record 5.9 million to 11 million by 2022, its strategy is to support and profit from developing tourism on Lantau Island. That is a wise course for the government ... Despite these assets, the government has had a haphazard approach to developing tourism. The potential afforded by beaches, wetlands and hiking and camping remains largely untapped. Instead, ...

  3. Cable car adds day pass to halt drop in visitors

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Village- a Buddhist-themed tourism facility. ...

  4. Big players push Lantau as Pearl Delta hub

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Better transport and 'repositioning' could transform Lantau from a backwater into a tourism and convention hub, it was argued yesterday. Representatives ... the forum, said that despite government plans to develop Lantau into a tourism centre, Tung Chung still only had half the residential population that the authorities had aimed for. There were also ...

  5. Lantau opportunity cannot be missed

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... airports and first-class tourism and convention facilities such as the Disney theme park and AsiaWorld-Expo. More economic benefits are expected when the bridge spanning the delta is completed- due ...

  6. Business visitors lured to Lantau

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com From making salted egg yolks in Tai O village to learning kung fu from a shaolin master- the Hong Kong Tourism Board is promoting cultural activities on Lantau ... and cultural activities, and are finding them on Lantau. 'Long-haul visitors love cultural activities and nature,' said James Tien Pei-chun, chairman of the Tourism Board, which is promoting ...

  7. Fishing village left to flounder

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... plans in 2007 to rejuvenate the ageing village in Lantau by restoring an abandoned salt field for educational and tourism purposes, converting a public housing block into a youth hostel, ... is what the government will do with a plan to restore a disused salt farm for educational and tourism purposes, which is part of the multimillion-dollar project. To date, only a few small ...

  8. Cultural festivals must be preserved

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance has been an obscurity in Hong Kong, a once-yearly Hakka festival little known outside its community despite 130 years of history. But its listing, along with three other local festivals, as a national intangible cultural her ...

  9. Disneyland planning Lantau push

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by turning Lantau into a major tourist destination. Developing tourism to Lantau, the biggest island in Hong Kong, was a key component of Disneyland's strategy to attract 11 million visitors ... Hong Kong in 2016, the city's tourism will receive another boost,' he said. Expansion within Disneyland would boost visitor numbers- since Toy Story Land opened in November, the park ...

  10. Green groups have remained silent on destructive effects of super-incinerator

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it was pointed out that south Lantau had been designated as a conservation area to provide a recreational 'green lung' for Hong Kong people and for tourism. This is probably why one ...




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