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Islands and Peninsulas of Hong Kong

Lai See

Why this ridiculous secrecy over Hong Kong associations?

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

Lai See

Burning passion for Shek Kwu Chau incinerator - till camera begins to roll

The previous government's plans to build a super incinerator in the vicinity of the scenic island of Shek Kwu Chau, off Lantau, were put on hold by the Legislative Council some months ago. However, various forces still appear to be working away in the background to advance the cause.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Boat fleet makes Tin Hau day a spectacle

A fleet of 40 brightly decorated fishing vessels will tour Victoria Harbour next week as the Tourism Board seeks to turn the annual celebration of the sea goddess Tin Hau's birthday into a tourist attraction.

In the first such spectacle, next Friday the boats will sail from Hung Hom to the 700-year-old 'big temple' in Joss House Bay, Sai Kung.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Developers eye Ap Lei Chau, Sai Kung sites

Two residential sites open for bidding at Ap Lei Chau and Sai Kung are expected to draw keen interest from developers and could net the government up to HK$2.33 billion, say surveyors.

'The sites are well situated and the one on Ap Lei Chau offers a sea view,' said Midland Surveyors director Alvin Lam Tsz-pun.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Reclamation plans pose wildlife threat

The issue

In Hong Kong's quest for land, all possible solutions come with criticism. But a recent land reclamation scheme is drawing disapproval from an unlikely place - the world of biology.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Sites for homes threaten sea life, biologist warns

More than a third of the sites proposed for reclamation to help solve Hong Kong's housing problems are home to valuable marine creatures or suspected to be ecologically sensitive, according to records kept by an experienced coral surveyor.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

25 sites listed for reclamation

The government has listed 25 sites for reclamation that may be used to create the land bank recently proposed by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. They include options for man-made islands.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

How to get there

Barring a taxi or your own wheels, there is no direct transport to Horizon Plaza, but plenty of buses will get you most of the way, stopping at the Ap Lei Chau Estate bus terminus, from where you can catch the free Horizon Plaza shuttle bus daily.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

More beach sports

Kayaking/canoeing, dinghy sailing and windsurfing

Prerequisites: aged eight or above and able to swim 50 metres.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Still no salvage plan for mainland ship grounded on rock

A mainland river-trading vessel which ran aground on a rock in one of Hong Kong's busiest shipping channels five days ago was still stranded last night as marine officials awaited a salvage plan from its owners.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

More than 20 tip-offs in Citizen Map's first week

The Citizen Map, an interactive mapping website launched by the South China Morning Post that allows the public to report environmental damage, has received more than 20 tip-offs since it began last week.

24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Letters

A plan to spruce up Hong Kong's architecture

Development and developers continue to make news with high prices for property, yet despite the huge amounts of money involved, Hong Kong has very few buildings of architectural merit.

18 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Bun-tower fun at Cheung Chau

Visitors can discover what it is like to climb a bun tower tomorrow at the annual carnival on Cheung Chau Island. The carnival, organised by the Hong Kong Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will run from noon to 6pm at Cheung Chau Pak Tai Temple Playground pitch.

15 May 2010 - 12:00am

Student's body found 1.6km off coast

The body of Polytechnic University student Cheung Tsz-him, 18, who went missing on Sunday after being swept out to sea with three friends at Tai Long Sai Wan, Sai Kung, was found yesterday. The body was spotted by a search helicopter about 1.6 kilometres southwest of the coast and identified by relatives after being retrieved.

29 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Windsurfer, 58, hits buoy off Sai Kung

A windsurfer, 58, was in serious condition yesterday after he crashed into a buoy off Lap Sap Chau in Sai Kung. The man was with his wife, 56, when the accident happened shortly before 11am. He fell into the sea and was picked up by other windsurfers and put into a canoe before being paddled to Sai Kung ferry pier. He had stomach pains and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

6 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

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