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Islands District

Discovery Bay to Mui Wo ferry operator reduces weekday services

Ferry services between Discovery Bay and Mui Wo will be reduced on weekdays after the government and ferry operator reached an agreement on the change to reduce costs.

Thursday, 30 August, 2012, 3:36am

Strong developer interest in sites for flats, after record sale in Mid-Levels

Two residential sites up for tender in Sha Tin and Peng Chau attracted strong interest from major developers yesterday, the latest affirmation of Hong Kong's buoyant real estate market.

25 Aug 2012 - 8:12am

Meeting to work out solution Mui Wo stray cattle problem

An end could be in sight to the long-running battle over the fate of a band of roaming cattle on Lantau.

19 Aug 2012 - 10:16am

Change coming to island idyll of Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau has long been seen as an oasis within reach of busy Hong Kong, with its small-island charm and its tranquil surroundings of sea, sun and sand.

The island's heritage, best seen in the popular Bun Festival held in May, annually captivates thousands of visitors from all over the world.

3 Sep 2012 - 11:36am

Hong Kong's Olympic medalist Lee Wai-sze comes home

A beaming Lee Wai-sze, Hong Kong's only medallist at the London Olympic Games, arrives home with the rest of the team yesterday to be greeted by Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing (right) and more than 100 flag-waving schoolchildren at Chek Lap Kok airport. Lee won a bronze in the women's keirin track cycling, the city's third ever medal. Photo: Sam Tsang

15 Aug 2012 - 11:06am

Historical look at HK's waters is timely reminder

Environmentalists behind a new book tracing the city's rich maritime history say a huge spill of plastic pellets into the sea has helped raise awareness of the delicate balance between Hong Kong's residents and its greatest natural asset: the harbour and surrounding waters.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm

Corrections & clarifications

The article 'Ultimatum on Mui Wo ferries' on page C1 yesterday, incorrectly said that Peng Chau Kaito, which runs the ferry service between Discovery Bay and Mui Wo, will see its licence expire by August 9, 2012. The correct date is August 9, 2013. Until then, any plans to reduce or stop the service must be approved by the government.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Ultimatum on Mui Wo ferries

Ferry services between Discovery Bay and Mui Wo will stop unless the government agrees to the operator's plan to slash the number of sailings.

Peng Chau Kaito, which runs the service between the two Lantau towns, wants to reduce round trips on weekdays from five to two while maintaining the nine round trips during weekends.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Snow Patrol Live in Hong Kong 2012

The Scottish rock band in concert. Aug 4, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau Island, HK$580, HK$780 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2877 8260

15 Aug 2012 - 11:01pm

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