Cheung Chau

Ferry subsidies to push rents up further

Adding three floors to the top of the existing outlying islands ferry piers is not likely help to make it a worthwhile and affordable experience for people to reside on Cheung Chau. Photo: Felix Wong

I am a former resident of Cheung Chau. We moved there in the early 1980s as a low-rent refuge from a bear market so severe that even some stockbrokers, as I was then, had trouble affording Mid-Levels rents.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 4:27am 7 comments

Children scale new heights on Cheung Chau bun tower

Four-year-old Wong Yuen-yan scales the bun tower outside Pak Tai Temple on Cheung Chau island yesterday. The event allowed children to climb the metal tower to be used for this Saturday's bun-scrambling contest during the island's popular Bun Festival. The plucky little girl managed to climb to the top of the structure, which was about 18 metres high, and won the applause of onlookers. Photo: Dickson Lee

Dozens of children yesterday scaled the metal tower to be used for this week's bun-scrambling contest in Cheung Chau.

13 May 2013 - 5:24am

Reward offered to track down dog poisoner on Cheung Chau

A leaflet offering an HK$8,000 reward. Photo: SCMP

An animal welfare group is offering an HK$8,000 reward for help in finding the culprit behind the deaths of seven dogs over the past three weeks on Cheung Chau.

21 Apr 2013 - 8:00am

Skipper's radar alert before crash

The damaged ferry at Cheung Chau pier. Photo: Martin Williams

The ferry that collided with a barge in thick fog on Friday night, leaving 39 people injured, did see a vessel on its radar but the crew are believed to have underestimated its length.

7 Apr 2013 - 5:28am

Thirty injured as Cheung Chau ferry collides with barge

The damaged ferry at Cheung Chau pier. Photo: Martin Williams

More than 30 people were injured when a passenger ferry collided with a barge as it approached Cheung Chau last night. At least three passengers on the New World First Ferry vessel sailing from Central to the island were seriously injured, the company told Cable TV. At least one of the injured was late last night being returned to the city for treatment.


6 Apr 2013 - 3:39am 6 comments

Lee Wai-sze: 'I am so proud to be a Hong Kong athlete'

Lee Wai-sze trains almost every day, working out and spending long hours on the bicycle, and discussing training routines and tactical approaches with her coach. Photo: SCMP

Lee Wai-sze says receiving the bronze medal for the women's keirin at the 2012 London Olympics was the proudest moment of her life.

"I was touched and overwhelmed to see the Hong Kong flag rising," says the 25-year-old cyclist. "I am so proud to be a Hong Kong athlete and representing the Hong Kong people at the games."

22 May 2014 - 4:08pm

PLA exercise waking up islanders

Mysterious noises that have awakened residents of outlying islands and rattled their windows recently are believed to come from a People's Liberation Army exercise being conducted in waters south of Hong Kong.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:40am

Change coming to island idyll of Cheung Chau

Buddhist Wai Yan deputy headmaster Chu Kim-hung. Photo: Warton Li

Cheung Chau has long been seen as an oasis within reach of busy Hong Kong, with its small-island charm and its tranquil surroundings of sea, sun and sand.

The island's heritage, best seen in the popular Bun Festival held in May, annually captivates thousands of visitors from all over the world.

3 Sep 2012 - 11:36am

Government 'will keep its promises'

The government will continue to invest in sport and its promises will be kept, a senior Home Affairs Bureau official said yesterday as the Hong Kong Olympic Committee celebrated a Games where 'our athletes were not embarrassed'.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Losses key to San San's success

Hard times and coming last teach you the best lessons in life, says Olympic heroine Lee Lai-shan as memories of Atlanta 1996 and Olympic competition come flooding back over the next two weeks.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hayley Chan all set for debut despite injuries

Five broken ribs and a lost spleen have not slowed down windsurfer Hayley Chan Hei-man, who will make her dream Olympic debut less than four weeks after leaving hospital.

A sunburnt Chan was full of smiles as she made her first appearance since the horrific accident during training in Weymouth nearly ended her hopes of taking part in her first Olympics.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

End games

Hong Kong has only ever won one Olympic gold medal. It was awarded to Lee Lai-shan, who took first place in women's windsurfing at the 1996 Atlanta Games, and with only a few weeks until the London Olympics, the Hong Kong windsurfing team is determined to see history repeat itself.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sensational San San

It was in 1996 that Lee Lai-shan (left) put Hong Kong on the international sports map by winning the women's windsurfing gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics, in the United States.

She famously declared, 'Hong Kong athletes are not rubbish' and became a hero overnight.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Becalmed' windsurfer carries on regardless

This summer's London Games may be the last time we see windsurfing at an Olympics, but rising star Aaron Ng Wing-cheung is determined to stay in the sport.

The International Sailing Federation dropped windsurfing from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and replaced it with kiteboarding earlier this year.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hayley's Olympic dreams sunk

Hayley Chan Hei-man's Olympic dreams were shattered after the windsurfer was involved in a training accident that left her with three broken ribs in hospital in England.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am