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Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park

Middle Kingdom to shut door on history

Ocean Park's decade-old Middle Kingdom - which showcases Chinese history - is to be closed because it has proved a flop with mainland visitors.

Friday, 2 March, 2001, 12:00am

Fun park sues

Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park has taken legal action to recover more than $600,000 it claims to have lost after a performance arranged by the South China (Macao) Travel Agency was cancelled.

8 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Animal rights groups urge boycott of Shenzhen zoo

Animal welfare workers yesterday urged a boycott of a Shenzhen zoo after the South China Morning Post exposed its ill-treatment of animals.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the International Fund for Animal Welfare urged tourists and travel agents not to visit Shenzhen Xili Safari Park.

24 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Gambling arrests

Police arrested 26 men and 22 women and seized about $24,000 at a gambling den in a restaurant by Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park.

3 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Xili Lake must change

WHEN I heard that the Lai Chi Kok Zoo was to be closed, I was happy.

3 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Try to stop this cruelty

AFTER reading Victoria Finlay's article concerning the cruelty and abuse to the animals donated by the Lai Chi Kok amusement park to the Shenzhen new safari park (South China Morning Post, November 18), I have been motivated into action by calling my friends and certain companies in Hong Kong to ask for their help and support in writing letters to the Mayor of Shenzhen asking him to investigate

22 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Spot checks for Shenzhen zoo

THE RSPCA is planning a campaign of spot checks at the new Shenzhen home for 120 animals moved yesterday from the Lai Chi Kok zoo.

RSPCA spokesman Rosana Lai said the Sheli Lake zoo would be watched to ensure the Lai Chi Kok animals, including two giraffes, two tigers and two lions, were well catered for in the $100 million project.

16 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Animals lose out

I HAVE read, not without some misgivings, of the closure of the appalling Lai Chi Kok Zoo and its removal to Shenzhen.

At the same time I read the dreadful account in your publication (Sunday Morning Post, August 1) of the horror inflicted on Siberian tigers in China. Also, recently, there was the sad article on the plight of bears in China.

8 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Sound of dissent at new zoo

IT all started so well. Goats and deer ran free among woods and grasslands. Hippopotamuses wallowed in pleasant ponds. And pelicans and cranes stretched their wings in landscaped lakes.

2 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Zoo site housing plan wins backing

A SENIOR Urban Councillor and a district board member yesterday backed Government plans to build public housing on Lai Chi Kok Zoo and amusement park.

But their support clashes with moves by Mr Deacon Chiu Te-ken's Far East Entertainment Company, which wants the area to expand its Sung Dynasty City.

The Government announced its plan last July.

7 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Must ensure animals' safety

THE news that Lai Chi Kok Zoo is closing is good news to all who care for the well-being of animals. But no one should breathe a sigh of relief until all the creatures have been found a new home safe from the plates of locals and their perverted culinary whims.

The Cantonese saying ''if it moves eat it'' still holds true for many as it did in the past.

11 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Games park to replace zoo

LAI Chi Kok zoo is to be cleared within six months and a neighbouring games park extended on to the site, operators announced yesterday.

The zoo has closed due to a continual fall in revenue which the management blames on frequent criticism from animal welfare groups and the Government's refusal to allow the import of new animals.

21 Jan 1993 - 12:00am