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Lam Tsuen

Ecologists voice fears over planned housing in Tai Po

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

Home prices weigh heavily for couple at Wishing Square

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

First two babies of 2012 arrive neck-and-neck

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

Wishful thinking

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

Hong Kong Well-wishing Festival

Feb 11-17, 10am-10pm, Lam Tsuen Wishing Square

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Native newts netted ahead of flood works

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

Thursday Think-tank

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 office

29 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Festive feast

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

All roads lead to Lam Tsuen for festival

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

Tai Po village set to celebrate once-in-a-decade religious rite

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

Boss found stabbed to death in office toilet

A homicide investigation was launched yesterday after a 46-year-old man was found stabbed to death in an Aberdeen toilet.

The decorating company owner, identified only as Lee, was found collapsed in the toilet of his office in a two-storey village house in Pok Fu Lam Tsuen by one of his staff at about 10.20am.

16 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's trees in the flashlight

The winning works of a photography competition organised by CLP revealed a close bond between young people and nature.

The Go Greening Photo Competition, launched in November last year, was aimed at promoting environmental conservation and nurturing a love of trees among young people.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Thursday Think-tank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Democrat Martin Lee Chu-ming says he will not stand for re-election ... unlike most Legco members, who usually don't stand for anything

2 Lam Tsuen village gets new wishing tree ... the Tourism Board got tired of villagers throwing oranges at them

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Lam Tsuen villagers get their wish at last

A new wishing tree transplanted to Tai Po has boosted the hopes of Lam Tsuen villagers that they will see more visitors arriving with best wishes on their mind.

More than a thousand villagers and visitors broke into excited cheers yesterday morning when they saw their new wishing tree arrive on the back of a truck.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Alternative wishing-tree candidate eyed

Lam Tsuen villagers in Tai Po may select another tree from Guangzhou to put next to their ailing wishing tree after doubts were raised about their original choice.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am