What Tsoi Yuen villagers have suffered makes a great human interest story. Two years ago, their houses were flattened to make way for a cross-border high-speed railway link. They stayed united and vowed to rebuild a new village elsewhere. With government compensation and the help of the Heung Yee Kuk, the powerful rural affairs body, they thought their new homes would be ready by now.Thursday, 21 March, 2013, 2:50am
Lau Wong-fat said he appreciated efforts made by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration, but he hoped a "generous approach" would be taken to tackling some of the thorny issues affecting rural residents.17 Feb 2013 - 5:23am 2 comments
Raymond Leung Ping-wa knows a thing or two about Hong Kong traditions. He spent two years exploring the old settlements of Fanling, Sheung Shui, Sha Tau Kok and surrounding areas as research for his 1994 book, Heritage of Northern District.3 Feb 2013 - 4:10pm
Education has failed to stop the killing
On a recent visit to Lei Yue Mun, I was shocked to find one seafood stall with two agitated and very juvenile blacktip reef sharks swimming in their own tank.
This display was a first for me.15 Jan 2013 - 3:41am 6 comments