Beaches of Hong Kong

Eyesore fears over waterfront hoardings

Ads may harm harbour view, adviser says

Wednesday, 17 October, 2007, 12:00am

Greens want new rules to avoid 'wall effect' at Aberdeen site

A group of green activists has demanded new restrictions be placed on the future development of an Aberdeen site to be auctioned today, in an attempt to curb a possible 'wall effect' blocking air flow in the area if high-rise buildings are allowed.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Rescued swimmer dies

A 19-year-old man died yesterday after he got into trouble while swimming with friends at St Stephen's Beach in Stanley. Lee Wai-kuen yelled for help and was brought out of the water by lifeguards at about 8.50am. Police said he was semi-conscious when put in an ambulance. He was taken to Eastern Hospital, where doctors declared him dead at 9.50am.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Bath time turns deadly for hapless couple

A clerical worker was killed yesterday trying to help his girlfriend, who had fallen unconscious after an electric shock while taking a bath. Wong Wing-tung, 22, was in the living room of the flat in Cheung Sha Wan when his girlfriend screamed. She later regained consciousness and called emergency services. Wong was taken to Caritas Medical Centre and declared dead at 2.23am.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Have your say

Good money has been poured into the sea

Upper Cheung Sha Beach, on Lantau Island, faces the South China Sea. Over the years, sea currents have been washing away the sand from the beach.

Jagged rocks of different shapes and sizes have appeared, making swimming dangerous.

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Paddle the waves

Sea kayaking is an ideal summer sport. All you need is a paddle, life jacket and kayak and the sea is yours to explore.

It doesn't involve complicated equipment and is relatively inexpensive so people of all ages can enjoy it.

28 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Mosquito index rises in seven areas of city

Indices measuring mosquito infestations have exceeded safety levels in seven city areas this month.

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department disclosed yesterday that ovitrap indices passed the 20 per cent safety level in Diamond Hill, Fanling, Cheung Sha Wan, Happy Valley, Kowloon City North, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai North.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Sea change

A day at the beach remains a favourite activity in this city. Every weekend, thousands head out to beaches on Hong Kong Island's southern coast and around Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Five beaches downgraded to poor

Environmental Protection Department bacteriological tests show the quality of water at some beaches has deteriorated. The grading at Cafeteria New, Cafeteria Old, Golden, Kadoorie and Silver Mine Bay beaches dropped from fair last week to poor this week.

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Gagged man probably jumped, say police

A man found dead with his mouth bound with tape and a deep wound on his back probably committed suicide, police said.

An investigation into the death of the 46-year-old man in Tuen Mun found nothing suspicious, they said.

The man was found outside Block One of Po Tin Estate in Ming Kum Road at 2.40am yesterday by a security guard.

5 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Police appeal on missing girl

29 May 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Crackdown on illegal workers

Ten mainland men were arrested at Cheung Sha Wan Wholesale Food Market in a crackdown on illegal workers at about 10pm on Monday. Six of them were illegal immigrants and four were visitors whose visas had expired.

Pesticide can explodes in flat

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

Robberies prompt air-and-land search

About 100 police officers were involved in an air-and-land search for illegal mainland immigrants during a 41/2-hour operation at Kam Shan Country Park, in Cheung Sha Wan. A police spokeswoman said no one was arrested, but a suspected hideout was discovered. The search was mounted following two robberies suspected to have been carried out by illegal immigrants in the district last month.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Mercedes in hit-and-run

Police are looking for a dark Mercedes-Benz after a Jockey Club work rider, Wong Yuk-yin, 30, was injured in a hit-and-run in Sha Tin yesterday. The accident occurred when she was crossing Tai Po Road near Sha Tin racecourse at about 4.15am. She was taken to hospital and discharged after being treated for a leg injury.

Woman, 85, chopped

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Other cases highlighted in the audit report

Trees missing in Ma On Shan

A project that was intended to yield 2.8 million trees on a 6.5-hectare plot in Ma On Shan has ended up with only a third of that number, the Director of Audit has revealed.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am