Beaches of Hong Kong

Revitalised Castle Peak Beach to end 24-year swimming ban

Castle Peak Beach in Tuen Mun will reopen next month after being closed to swimmers for 24 years because of poor water quality.

Saturday, 28 May, 2005, 12:00am

Auditor criticises officials over defunct factory estates

Updated at 5.23pm: The Audit Commission on Wednesday criticised the Housing Department for its slow clearing and demolition of old factory estates with structural problems.

20 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

City briefs

Two held after 9 hurt in drink-drive accidents

Six minibus passengers were injured when their vehicle hit the back of a car on the Fanling Highway near Pak Shek Au, Lok Ma Chau, at 3am. Police said the 29-year-old driver of the car, which had braked suddenly, was arrested after failing a breathalyser test.

12 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Bid to quadruple Park Island beach

Improved leisure facilities will not overcome the problem of poor water quality

A real-estate developer plans to quadruple the size of a beach under a project it claims will cater to swimmers - even though the water there is so polluted that the beach is often closed to the public.

28 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Talkback

Q What kind of development is appropriate for Lantau?

Go for it! Anything that helps to clean up the filthy villages on Lantau would be welcome by me.

23 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The location referred to in the caption on page three in the City section yesterday should have read Long Kei beach as viewed from the direction of Sai Wan Shan in Sai Kung Country Park.

16 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

60 places up for grabs at volleyball trials on Monday

The second selection trial for the Hong Kong team taking part in the volleyball inter-port competition has been scheduled for Monday.

The four-team under-19 tournament is held every two years. This year, Guangdong province will host the event from April 22 to 25.

4 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Talkback

Q What kind of development is appropriate for Lantau?

Many of the proposals for development of Lantau seem good but I am wary about how they will be implemented and if they will be harmonious with the environment.

31 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Hang Lung launches Aquamarine

Hang Lung Properties will open a show flat in the 50-storey AquaMarine project in Cheung Sha Wan tomorrow - marking the first major residential property launch since Tuesday's stunning land auction results.

15 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Should trucks be forced to bypass Ching Cheung Road?

As a former resident living just off Tai Po Road, I read with interest your piece 'Drivers reject proposal to ban trucks on flyover' published yesterday. Here are my observations.

2 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

take action

The column for anyone fed up with bureaucracy, frustrated with delays or furious with poor service. Tell us your complaint and we'll try to fix it...

Heidi Cheng of Tsuen Wan switched from dial-up to broadband with Hutchison Global Communications in June last year and only discovered last month that she had been paying monthly charges for both services.

27 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Bid to kill mosquitoes falls short in 12 districts

Twelve districts in the city continue to exceed the safety level for disease-carrying mosquitoes, nearly three months after the government declared war on dengue fever.

15 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Hit the beach

When the mercury soars, it's time to hit the beach. But which one? Young Post offers a few suggestions.

Deep Water Bay

7 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Are the Western Harbour Tunnel fees too high?

The latest fare increase (for Western Harbour Tunnel) is an insult to the people of Hong Kong. The tunnel says it has been losing money since it opened. Its debt is more likely to increase with the latest fare increase.

5 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Beach beauties

1 Shek O Beach, Hong Kong

3 Apr 2004 - 12:00am