Chi Ma Wan

Wider interests at stake in drug charity's school bid

Youth drug abuse has been in the headlines a lot recently, largely because of spirited debate about the government's plan for a trial of random drug-testing in Tai Po schools.

Sunday, 16 August, 2009, 12:00am

Women's jails will stay crowded for years

Overcrowding in Hong Kong's packed women's prisons is likely to continue for years until it is eased by redevelopment of ageing jails.

Correctional Services Department figures show that the occupancy rate at the territory's six female prisons last year topped 118.9 per cent, with one, the Tai Lam Centre for Women, holding 473 inmates despite being designed for 263.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Water cut sends island into panic

Residents and holidaymakers on Cheung Chau were shocked yesterday when the fresh water supply to the island was cut by a burst main and no information was given on when it was likely to be restored.

News of the cut led to an exodus of tourists, while residents of the island flocked to shops for bottled water.

24 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Ferry firms keen to run Lantau service

Goal to stop illegal sampans servicing drug rehab centre

At least three ferry operators have expressed interest in operating passenger services between Cheung Chau and a remote drug rehabilitation centre on Lantau Island, the Transport Department has confirmed.

21 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Map route leads cyclists on treacherous journey

On Sunday, May 12, my husband and I ventured to Lantau to cycle along the track south from Mui Wo to Chi Ma Wan. It is clearly marked in the legend on the Lantau Island Countryside series map as a Country Park bicycle track.

2 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Penalised for living in South Lantau

Lantau Island is picturesque, scenic and largely unspoiled by any commercial development that can be seen in most areas of Hong Kong.

As part of the Government's action plan to ensure that this remains the case, a closed-road system is in place, allowing only residents to drive on the South Lantau Road.

25 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Trails marked for bikes in country parks

I wish to respond to the recent correspondence on cycling in country parks.

This department is fully aware of the pros and cons of the issue.

We have consulted the Country Parks Committee of the Country and Marine Parks Board, cycling associations and members of the public on this issue.

17 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Girl drowns as boat overturns

A girl of 13 drowned yesterday after a boat capsized in a busy sea channel off Lantau.

The youngster, Yuen Wai-ho, fell from the 12-metre motor cargo vessel as it toppled, possibly due to the wake of a passing high-speed ferry.

Fire service divers rescued her mother by drilling through the boat's hull.

31 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Briton held over murders

A Briton has been arrested in connection with the murders of karaoke bar hostesses, police said yesterday.

Police detained the 27-year-old Hong Kong-born suspect in a Mongkok brothel on Thursday night.

The police described the man as a 'gweilo'.

They said he spoke fluent Cantonese and English, and worked in the brothel.

8 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Viets leave tough prison after error

THE last of a group of Vietnamese who were branded as troublemakers by the Government were released from a hardcore island prison yesterday after a top Correctional Services official admitted his staff made procedural errors.

28 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Chi Ma Wan Camp riot

THREE dozen Correctional Services Department (CSD) officers were sent to Chi Ma Wan Lower detention centre last night amid fears of an outbreak of trouble.

A fight broke out as evening meals were being served on Thursday night to nearly 1,700 Chinese Vietnamese illegal immigrants, and three men were slightly wounded.

7 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Accident just waiting to happen

HAM Tin at Pui O, Lantau is a holiday resort and this is its busiest time of the year.

The track branching off the main road which stretches all the way to Chi Ma Wan has no street lights.

Holiday-makers unfamiliar with the terrain, find themselves walking in total darkness.

22 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Hunt on for Viet fugitives

A HUNT was mounted on Lantau Island this morning for four north Vietnamese men who escaped from Upper Chi Ma Wan detention centre. A fifth was captured as he climbed a boundary fence.

The fugitives were among 15 boat people housed in a dormitory for trouble-makers. Police warned villagers in Pui O, Tai O and Mui Wo to lock doors and windows.

30 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Search for two camp escapees

TWO men escaped from their Correctional Services Department (CSD) escort yesterday as they were being returned to Lantau's Upper Chi Ma Wan detention centre.

They fled into the hills at about 4.30 pm after breaking away from the single guard at the entrance to the camp. CSD staff and police were still searching for them late last night.

31 Mar 1993 - 12:00am