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  1. Nests in Yuen Long suggest fire ant invasion has spread

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Cheung Chi-fai The suspected invasion of Hong Kong by red fire ants may have spread, with the discovery of anthills in a Yuen Long village. Reports of the possible ... 'Inspections are ongoing and we cannot rule out [more mounds] will be found in other places,' he said. But Mr Lau said the lives of people in Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai were not in danger, adding ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... housing flat in Yuen Long caught fire. The fire broke out shortly before 8am and was upgraded to a No3 alarm 10 minutes later. Firemen used three jets and six breathing apparatus teams to fight the blaze which was put out at 9am. The unit on the 21st floor of Chu Ping House, Long Ping Estate, was severely damaged. The three were sent to Pok Oi Hospital in stable condition. About 50 ...

  3. City Briefs

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beancurd plant burns down in Yuen Long A beancurd processing plant in Yuen Long was badly damaged in a blaze despite firefighters rushing to the scene and putting the fire out within 15 minutes. The tofu factory in Hung Jo Tin village caught fire about 10am. No one was injured in the incident. Police say the fire is not being treated as suspicious. ...

  4. Nature lovers urge police to probe blaze that ravaged wetland area

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... a Yuen Long district councillor, submitted a petition with more than 10,000 signatures yesterday to police headquarters in Wan Chai, demanding a thorough investigation. 'The blaze, the third ... as long as the roots are unharmed. But there is a need to replant trees as many were badly burnt.' The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said it still recorded 2,600 great ...

  5. Half a million for a flat? Yes, but check the title

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... such as Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai and Lantau Island, some of which even come with rooftop access. 'The small lump sum involved is not only attracting end-users but also investors betting on upside ... Tong, Yuen Long, being offered by Mo's agency at about a third below market value. The HK$330,000 asking price represented about HK$1,885 per sq ft for the flat alone, excluding ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... burglars- a 52-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman- at about 11am after a break-in at a Long Ping Estate flat in Yuen Long. Coliseum closed for major work The Hong Kong Coliseum will be temporarily ...

  7. Environmental shame

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... The hunt for the Yuen Long crocodile has turned the spotlight on the sorry state of a dying ecosystem, writes Nick Gentle Even while a group of mainland crocodile handlers were swimming around setting nets in the waters of Yuen Long last week, a couple of kilometres upstream, a steady stream of liquid pig excrement was beginning its journey to meet them. For the surrounding ...

  8. We risk our lives for poor pay and long hours, say firemen

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Joshua But Firefighters work long hours on a fine line between life and death, yet are paid less than junior government staff, says a fireman who claims he cheated death ... reduction in retirement benefits compared with the government pension scheme. Yuen Fong-him, president of the Fire Services Department Staffs General Association, said the union had raised ...

  9. Ant menace may take long time to remedy

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... were found near the upper Ng Tung River in the New Territories, Yeung Uk Tsuen village in Yuen Long and near Sheung Yue River in Sheung Shui. The red fire ant problem has also had an impact ... Agnes Lam The public should be prepared for a long battle against red fire ants as it takes years to formulate an effective strategy to nullify the pest, an ecology expert said yesterday. ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Trucks torched in arson attack Police are investigating an arson case in which three trucks at a parking lot in Fuk Wang Street, Yuen Long, were set on fire at around 5am yesterday. ... for treatment. In another incident, a 43-year-old man was arrested for drink-driving at around 3.30am after the car he was driving rammed into another car on the Yuen Long Highway in Tuen Mun. Lost ...




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