Country Park

Letters to the Editor, March 14, 2013

Calcium is very important for young children. Photo: AP

I would not be in favour of land on which underused sports facilities, yacht clubs and camp sites are located being turned into sites for new flats.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 2:59am

Officers step up battle to rein in Sai Kung's feral cattle

One of the six feral cows fitted with GPS collars in Sai Kung Country Park

Country park officials have set up barriers and planted bushes to stop herds of feral cows harassing weekenders and scavenging food from barbecue sites.

10 Mar 2013 - 6:36am 1 comment

Government contractors trash environment

Andy Naylor

Environmentalists have been angered by the construction debris that government contractors have created in a scenic area near the Sai Kung Country Park. For reasons best known to itself, the government is building a pagoda near Pak A Village. However, the contractors have shown no regard for the environment and have trashed the area with construction debris and lumps of spilt concrete.

27 Oct 2012 - 2:52am

Battle to protect our country parks

The 54 pockets of private land that lie within or near our pristine country parks are a headache that authorities are on the verge of doing something about. Unzoned and covering 1,300 hectares, they are vulnerable to development not in keeping with the conservation necessities of their surroundings.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Politicians and tycoons show little concern for environment

It was pleasing to read that Hongkongers' concern for heritage and the environment could soon become a 'core value' ('Heritage and ecology values may become part of HK branding', September 29).

Yet, there is surely some irony here, as leading politicians and various tycoons seem little concerned with such matters.

6 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Are concrete paths ruining Hong Kong's country parks?

Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week ...

Dennis Wu, 17, St Joseph's College

Hong Kong is not just a centre of finance and trade. There's actually a green side despite the hustle and bustle and skyscrapers.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

A colonial legacy this city rightly cherishes

If there is a colonial legacy that has been absolutely positive, it is the network of country parks that now cover 38 per cent of Hong Kong's land mass. Without them, the city, with its fug and fumes, would be barely breathable and liveable. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the opening of the first parks at Shing Mun, Tai Tam and near Lion Rock.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Parks official praises city's 'refuges'

Country parks are refuges in the city whose future will depend on their distinctive character being retained, a senior outgoing conservation official said, announcing a series of activities to celebrate three decades of country parks.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Rural works must respect natural heritage

Late governor Murray MacLehose needed all the persistence and endurance of the keen hiker that he was to push through the legislation in 1975 that created country parks. He had to overcome opposition from rural landowners and big property developers to the policy, which has had a profound impact on the way Hong Kong people spend their leisure time.

28 May 2006 - 12:00am

Atrocities with a cement mixer

Flying into Hong Kong on a rare, unpolluted day when there is a clear view, passengers get a glorious view of the New Territories. But what are those concrete staircases, marching relentlessly across the spiny backbone of the ranges?

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Country parks plus other protected areas

Despite its reputation as a densely populated, high-rise city, Hong Kong is far greener than most of its residents tend to realise.

Three-quarters of the city's land mass is countryside. There are 23 country parks, five of them on Hong Kong Island, and 15 special areas, 11 of them within country parks, covering a total of 41,582 hectares.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am


I write in support of those correspondents who have expressed concern about the railings installed along the catchwaters in country parks.

18 Jan 2003 - 12:00am


When I read Charles Doyle's letter complaining about the railings in the country parks (South China Morning Post, January 6), it struck a chord with me and I agree entirely with his comments.

15 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Disgusting eyesores

There have been several articles in the Sunday Morning Post recently concerning the concreting of slopes in country parks.

I have noticed that this is something that has been happening steadily in Tai Tam Country Park over the last few years.

2 Apr 2000 - 12:00am


I am writing to complain about the incessant creeping of concrete in our country parks.

9 May 1998 - 12:00am