Shopkeepers in Discovery Bay are crying "unfair" after the ferry company serving Lantau signalled an end to a pier-to-pier cargo service.Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 3:20am 1 comment
Discovery Bay residents yesterday protested against a 9.5 per cent ferry fare increase approved by the Transport Department against their objections.12 May 2013 - 7:55am 1 comment
Under the new fares, adult Octopus card users travelling between Central and Discovery Bay would be charged HK$37 for each day ride, up from the current HK$33.80. Children, pupils under 18 who live there, and the elderly would pay HK$18.5 per ride, up from HK$16.90. At night, adults would pay HK$52.70, up from HK$48. Children, students and the elderly would pay HK$33.80, up from HK$31.2 May 2013 - 5:09am 1 comment
The transport operator that serves Discovery Bay is facing calls to make its financial records public, as it emerged that the company lost a HK$9.8 million ferry to a fire a few years ago. That fire was followed by an average increase in ferry fares of 7.5 per cent in 2011.20 Mar 2013 - 5:52am
Discovery Bay residents catching the ferry to and from Central and riding buses around the Lantau development may soon be hit with a 9.5 per cent fare rise. Developer HKR International, which owns the local ferry and bus companies, blamed the proposed increases on rising petrol, staff and maintenance costs.19 Mar 2013 - 5:02am
Hong Kong is blessed with numerous sandy beaches that may rival those of island resorts. Sadly, some of our beaches are polluted with rubbish washed up from the sea or dumped by irresponsible visitors. Recently, a beach accessible to tens of thousands of residents in Discovery Bay was littered with hundreds of used syringes and other medical items. Not only is this a nuisance it also poses a serious threat to public health and safety on Lantau.18 Mar 2013 - 1:41am
Hundreds of discarded medical items, including uncovered syringes and infusion bags, have been found recently on a beach in Discovery Bay, raising concerns about visitors' safety, especially with a new hotel nearby planning to open soon.5 Mar 2013 - 12:09pm 1 comment
Property developer HKR International plans to build six "super-deluxe" houses ranging in size from 6,000 to 8,000 square feet on the highest point of Discovery Bay.
"Each house will enjoy spectacular sea views and the project will be located next to the Discovery Bay Golf Club," said Chan Chi-ming, the head of the Hong Kong business unit at HKR, the developer of Discovery Bay.18 Feb 2013 - 2:50pm
Big and little, and all wearing red, a cheerful group of marchers easily covered their four-kilometre course in Discovery Bay, getting good exercise while raising funds for the needy.
Dressed in red T-shirts, hundreds of students, parents and staff from Lantau Island's Discovery Mind International Play Centre and Kindergarten completed the sponsored charity walk on November 17.8 Dec 2012 - 4:47am
Developer HKR International has launched its latest luxury project, Amalfi in Discovery Bay, and property analysts expect the flats will be snapped up due to limited new supply in the area.24 Oct 2012 - 2:56am
Goliath's Revenge, Tank, Epic Thunder and Gracie's Eclipse cause quite a stir on their daily walks around Discovery Bay's North Plaza area. Each stands two metres high and weighs about 500kg.
But not everyone is delighted to see the four giants on their sleepy patch and some local residents fear that there may be accidents.23 Sep 2012 - 3:08am
Suppressing criticism not the answer
Your editorial ("Outrage at video was predictable", September 16) proposes a moral equivalence: that the video Innocence of Muslims bears equal responsibility for deaths as do those who did the killing.23 Sep 2012 - 12:31am 1 comment
An eco-unfriendly, so-called development project is being undertaken by award-winning developer Hong Kong Resort Co, in what is proclaimed to be Hong Kong's first green town - Discovery Bay ("Residents ready to fight DB developer", September 9).16 Sep 2012 - 1:25am 1 comment
Discovery Bay residents are gearing up for a fight over what they claim is an illegal land grab on a popular hiking and cycling trail for an alleged luxury housing development.
The residents plan to seek legal advice before writing to the Islands District Office and the Agricultural and Fisheries Conservation Department.9 Sep 2012 - 4:03am
Discovery Bay residents will stage a protest rally today over the unexplained blocking of a popular hiking and cycling trail with tonnes of concrete blocks and boulders.8 Sep 2012 - 2:49am