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Islands of Hong Kong

Socialite Chau seeks review of order to quit land

Socialite and barrister Brenda Chau Tam Yuet-ching applied yesterday for permission to mount a judicial review of a government decision to cancel her licences to two exclusive sites near a country park in Sai Kung she has used for more than 20 years.

Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am

Protesters win right to fight incinerator

Four protesters yesterday won permission to launch a court challenge against a government plan to build a massive offshore waste incinerator - even though the project is on hold.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Housing Authority holds special public meeting

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Brenda Chau takes land battle to court

Socialite and barrister Brenda Chau Tam Yuet-ching is challenging a government decision to cancel her licences to two exclusive sites near a country park in Sai Kung which she has used for more than 20 years.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Burning doubt

If the Environmental Protection Department has its way, Hong Kong will be saddled with the world's largest waste incineration plant on a site that is the most expensive to develop (HK$14.96 billion at current prices), takes the longest time to construct, has the highest construction risk, and inflicts the most ecological damage.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Fishing village left to flounder

A HK$620 million government project announced five years ago to revitalise the old village of Tai O appears to have been suspended.

A cottage showcasing the history of the salt-making industry in the fishing community has been closed to visitors since its refurbishment months ago, as researchers lack funds for its operation.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Socialite's widow in Sai Kung land dispute

The wife of the late socialite Kai-bong Chau is caught up in a tit-for-tat dispute at Sai Kung involving the illegal widening of a track to swerve around a brick wall built in the middle of the country park path.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Public consultation process for incinerator proposal is just a charade

On November 25, I attended an eye-opening meeting organised by the Environmental Protection Department for people who object to the proposed construction of 'integrated waste management facilities' at Shek Kwu Chau.

The two-hour session confirmed portrayals of the government's 'public consultations' as a sham. This one was not only phoney, it was a farce.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Alfred Mak

HALCYON DAYS Hong Kong was not a wealthy city when I was born, in 1950. My family enjoyed a modest standard of living in Sai Ying Pun, and despite the relative poverty of the times, people seemed content. Expectations were low and family bonds were tight. I came from a working-class background- my father was a driver and my mother a housewife.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Ashes of 'tour guide' dog will be scattered on Ping Chau pier, beach

The ashes of Ping Chau's renowned tour guide dog will be scattered on the beach and the pier where he roamed and greeted visitors for more than a decade.

2 May 2011 - 12:00am

Dog that guided visitors to Ping Chau gently bows out

He's had a long life for a dog - 20 years - but time has run out for Wong Tsai, last permanent resident of one of Hong Kong's most remote islands and regarded as a mascot by villagers and tourists alike.

30 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Why wild Tai Po rocks

From where it has been standing for the past 280 million years, the Colourful Mudstone in Tai Po has been a witness to plenty of history. It saw two great tectonic plates collide, ancient armoured fish die out and, more recently, humans colonise the territory.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Drug-treatment pioneer dies at 88

One of the first people to use religion and fellowship to help the city's drug addicts has died. The Reverend John Paul Chan died from pneumonia in Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday. He was 88. In April 1968, Chan set up Hong Kong's first Christian rehabilitation centre in Long Ke Wan, Sai Kung.

13 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

To the divine patron of the seas

Earlier this month, more than 10,000 people visited Tap Mun for the circumnavigation of the island by a statue of Tin Hau, the goddess of the seas. The day culminated in a flotilla of fishermen accompanying the statue for a blessing at sea. The event also featured a puppet show, vegetarian food and Chinese opera performances

25 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

A close-up view of a rocky legacy

A group of nature enthusiasts visited Shek O as part of a programme launched by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) to raise public awareness of rock conservation.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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