Shek O, meaning rocky bay, is characterised by two beaches and a 701-hectare country park, all of which are situated on the south eastern coast of Hong Kong Island. Its northern beach - Big Wave Bay - is popular with surfers and is home to a prehistoric rock carving depicting geometric designs and animals. The south beach, called Shek O, is popular with swimmers and water sport enthusiasts.
Briefs, January 20, 2013
HK$4.4m of silver seized at checkpoint
Customs seized 515kg of smuggled silver valued at HK$4.42 million on Friday from a private car entering the city via the Western Corridor border post. A man and a woman were arrested. It was the biggest such seizure in a year.
Visits to HK won't be capped, Shenzhen says
Shenzhen Mayor Xu Qin says there is no plan to restrict multiple entries to Hong Kong to curb trading in parallel goods, Xinhua reported. Hong Kong's Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said only 40 per cent of such traders were mainlanders, so the multiple-entry permit scheme should not be changed.
Corpse found on beach near Shek O
A hiker found the naked body of a man on a rocky beach at Cape D'Aguilar near Shek O. The police tactical unit conducted a search on nearby high ground.
Taxi driver held over tourist's HK$1,300 fare
A taxi driver who charged a tourist HK$1,300 to go from Tsim Sha Tsui to AsiaWorld-Expo was arrested for overcharging.
There were no winners of the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 3, 12, 19, 21, 31 and 48. The extra number was 26. The HK$1,076,710 second prize was won by 1.5 tickets. Third prize paid HK$43,060.