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Coastal Geography


Zhang Xiao's series of photographs (including Coastline No 2, left) of the mainland's coastal areas that reveal the changes to those places as a result of the country's economic development over the past 30 years.

Thursday, 23 February, 2012, 12:00am

Unruly dogs, untidy visitors make popular beach Shek O's shame

One of Hong Kong's favourite beaches has become a playground for stray dogs that soil the shoreline with faeces and urine, residents claim.

Humans are trashing Shek O Beach, too: refuse from barbecue stands and the usual shoreline detritus is fouling a pool of stagnant water at its western end, created during the summer storm season when sand is swept away to form an inlet.

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Youngsters understand 'world's health is in danger'

With 6,558 participants, this year's Cleanup Challenge was the largest Hong Kong has ever seen.

Its impact goes well beyond the tonnes of waste cleared from beaches. Many participants reported a heightened awareness of the environmental consequences of poor waste management, overpackaging and overconsumption.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Guides warn Hainan visitors to avoid the sea

Tour guides in Hainan province are warning tourists to stay away from the sea, citing the death of two Hong Kong visitors on Monday.

A red flag was hoisted at Shimei Bay beach yesterday to highlight the danger of the waters that overwhelmed three people in Monday's tragedy. Frankie Lo Chi-tak, 42, and George Chu, 36, drowned and a third person survived.

2 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Barriers to prevent loss of sand at beaches in Tuen Mun, Lantau

Two beaches popular with swimmers and sun lovers will undergo maintenance work from July, intended to stop further loss of sand.

25 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Government seeks plan to stop beaches disappearing

Sand loss on some of Southern District's famous beaches, blamed on geographical conditions by academics, will be the subject of a government-backed study.

The government is planning to hire a contractor to study the problem and develop a long-term solution to tackle it.

3 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Coastal industries face tighter central control

The mainland's rapidly growing offshore and coastal industries would have to contend with tougher regulations, higher duties and direct central government inspections, State Oceanic Administration director Sun Zhihui said on Sunday.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Fake beach risk to rare fish: critics

Opponents of plans to turn 200 metres of the Tai Po coastline into an artificial beach claimed yesterday that the sea nearby is host to rare species, and disputed the government's environmental assessment.

26 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Sand being used to restore beach is just like mud, says councillor

A government contractor has been accused of using poor quality sand to restore a popular beach.

District councillor Shek Kwok-keung compared the sand being used at Deep Water Bay to mud and said he was worried about the effect it would have on water quality.

10 May 2007 - 12:00am

Cool ideas for hot days

We all know that summer feeling - stifling heat and sweaty bodies - which makes us stay at home with the air conditioners on full blast.

But this summer, why not cool down by getting wet? Between Ocean Park's Caribbean Summer Splash 2006 and Hong Kong's many beaches, there's enough water-filled fun for everyone.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Disney green bill?

An environmental critic has called on the government and Disney to address unfinished tasks, including destruction of the coastline, and draw up schemes to conserve the local heritage. Do you agree? Share your views: write to us

30 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

What's On


The kick-off carnival for the Sony Handycam Hong Kong Beach Volleyball Tournament (Gold Coast) will take place from 1.30pm to 6pm tomorrow at Old Cafeteria Beach in Gold Coast, Tuen Mun.

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Island hopping

Whether you are planning a rustic escape, a weekend of beer and karaoke or a corporate conference, Upper and Lower Chuan islands can accommodate you

20 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

opportunities seen in delta

Nearly 80 per cent of local youth believe that Yangtze River Delta region provides good opportunities for Hong Kong job seekers, according to a poll.

The study, conducted by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups in December, surveyed 544 people aged between 15 and 34.

18 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Glamorous Maggie Q talks trash to promote coastal cleanup day

Maggie Q has added a bit of glamour to rubbish collecting by becoming the face of this year's International Coastal Cleanup Day.

During tomorrow's cleanup, an eager band of volunteers with a few junk-collecting junks will comb ungazetted beaches around Sai Kung - particularly Tai Long Wan - for trash.

5 Nov 2004 - 12:00am