The plan to build 267 three-storey houses met with opposition from green groups that said about five hectares of the site in She Shan Village in Lam Tsuen was buried under waste. They feared approval of the plan would encourage a "destroy first and build later" approach.Monday, 13 May, 2013, 5:24am
Among the thousands of people who flocked to Fong Ma Po village in Tai Po on Tuesday to make their new year wishes were William Ko and his girlfriend. The couple, who are getting married next month, lament the fact they cannot afford a flat. "The prices are staggering," Ko said.13 Feb 2013 - 9:07am 3 comments
Hong Kong's first two New Year babies arrived at the same time yesterday - just six minutes after the start of 2012.
But the births were both a bit of a surprise, with one sooner than expected and the other later.
Sze-nga arrived into the world three days early at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan to her parents Pak Chi-hung and Li Yuanna.2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
With a jump, a stretch and a toss, people aim plastic oranges bearing their wishes at the dense foliage of the artificial wishing tree in Lam Tsuen Wishing Square.11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Feb 11-17, 10am-10pm, Lam Tsuen Wishing Square10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Normally, anyone caught catching the rare Hong Kong newt is liable to jail, but not workers who have been catching the protected amphibian in Tai Po in the past few days.
The Drainage Services Department employees are in fact working to protect the species.10 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
Five things we're all wondering about
1 Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's daughter studying in Hong Kong under an alias ... She deflected attention by posing as the girlfriend of Kim Jong-il's son
2 Hong Kong Ballet fires principal dancer ... the controversy has left a lot of people tip-toeing around their office29 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
Old friends (top) tuck into the 'Ten Thousand Poon Choi Banquet' yesterday during the once-a-decade Tai Ping Ching Jiu festival at the Tai Po village of Lam Tsuen, the home of the Wishing Tree.24 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
Locals and villagers living overseas have flocked to Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, home of the famed wishing tree for a once-in-a-decade event featuring opera singing, lion dances, festive food and a daily ritual of 60 Taoist priests praying.
The six-day Tai Ping Ching Jiu festival began yesterday with a lavish ceremony in a 3,200-seat bamboo theatre.21 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
Lam Tsuen in Tai Po - home of the famous 11-metre-tall banyan 'wishing tree' - will celebrate a once-in-a-decade religious festival this week.16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am