Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay ferry firm cuts cargo service

Discovery Bay ferry firm cuts cargo service

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

DB residents on warpath over ferry fare rise

Ferry fares between Discovery Bay and Central increase by 9.5 per cent from today. Photo: Felix Wong

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

Discovery Bay ferry fares to rise 9.5pc from May 12

Fares for the Central service go up from May 12. Photo: Felix Wong

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

Calls for Discovery Bay developer to reveal finances

Discovery Bay ferry pier in Central

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 fares set to rise by 9.5pc

Discovery Bay fares set to rise by 9.5pc

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

Medical waste must be stopped

Medical waste on a beach in Discovery Bay. Photo: Dickson Lee

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

Medical waste worries Discovery Bay beachgoers

Tracey Read, of the Plastic Free Seas NGO, with some of the medical waste that has washed up on Sam Pak Wan, a beach between Discovery Bay and Disneyland, over the past four months. Read has urged the government to identify the source of the pollution. Photo: Dickson Lee

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

New high-life houses slated for Discovery Bay

HKR International's Chan Chi-ming says the new houses will have sea views and be next to the Discovery Bay Golf Club. Photo: May Tse

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

Discovery Bay kids walk to raise funds for the needy

Children a clown show after completing the Discovery Mind Kindergarten Operation Santa Claus charity walk. Photo: Jonathan Wong

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

Analysts expect big demand for new flats in Discovery Bay

Analysts expect big demand for new flats in Discovery Bay

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

Safety fears over use of draft horses to pull wedding carriages at Hong Kong's Discovery Bay

Three of the four draft horses that have been brought into Discovery Bay are taken for their morning exercise. Photo: Anna Healy Fenton

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

Letters to the Editor, September 23, 2012

The blocked hiking trail at Discovery Bay. Photo: May Tse

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

Discovery Bay developer proving unco-operative

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

Residents ready to fight Discovery Bay developer over rural trail

Cyclists tried to pass through the construction site, but the trail was blocked. Photo: Edward Wong

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 to protest at loss of rural trail

The Lantau community's developer says it is entitled to block the popular hiking track. Photo: May Tse

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