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Wooden stilt houses go up in flames at Lantau's Tai O

Stilt houses at Tai O village are engulfed in thick smoke and fierce flames yesterday. Photos: SCMP

No casualties were reported. Last night, about 10 households that were left homeless were put up by the Housing Department at the Lung Tin Transit Centre, on a public housing estate.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 5:40am

Lantau development should not be driven by greed

Yat Tung Estate in Tung Chung.

On reading Pope Francis' denunciation of greed and exploitation, one wonders what he would make of the behaviour of Hong Kong's business elite.

If years of deception about property sizes, exploiting of legal loopholes and manipulation of prices have demonstrated anything, it's that this group is interested in little other than the satisfaction of their greed.

9 Apr 2013 - 3:36am

Letters to the Editor, March 31, 2013

Nothing wrong with wearing fur coats. Photo: SCMP

A study by the University of Hong Kong has revealed how serious a problem light pollution has become in Hong Kong. The worst reading taken by the survey team at the Space Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui was "1,200 times the International Astronomical Union standard".

31 Mar 2013 - 2:08am 5 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 26, 2013

Western New Territories has rail links. Photo: David Wong

The government appears to have a blind spot. It should look at the map of Hong Kong and see that 90 per cent of our land resources of nearly 110,000 hectares are in the New Territories, most of which remain undeveloped. Therefore, there is no need to deplete our precious sea resources and damage our beautiful coastline by reclamation.

26 Mar 2013 - 3:29am 3 comments

How Lantau can ease the strain of tourist influx

Lantau can ease the city's tourism burden. Photo: David Wong

The influx of tourists during the Lunar New Year once again put Hong Kong's receiving capacity (particularly in the hotel and retail sectors) to the test and highlighted the need for a strategic rethink.

24 Mar 2013 - 4:49am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, March 23, 2013

A milk formula ad is displayed on a bus. Photo: David Wong

I refer to the letter from Clara Shek, of the Council of Public Relations Firms of Hong Kong ("Baby milk marketing ban a blunt weapon that will hurt HK", March 16).

23 Mar 2013 - 2:57am

Hong Kong should look to Lantau for development

Lantau's infrastructure and the implications of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge's completion as early as 2016 offers the island massive development potential.

The suggestion by a business group that Lantau Island be developed as a commercial zone to draw mainland tourists away from crowded Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui, at first glance, seems far-fetched. But given what the city's largest island has in terms of infrastructure and the implications of the completion of the bridge to Zhuhai and Macau as early as 2016, it is obvious that it offers massive development potential.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:00am 8 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 21, 2013

Huskies suffer during Hong Kong's summer. Photo: AFP

I was naturally dismayed to read your reports about an attack on a child in Lantau by a Siberian husky, and I have the utmost sympathy for the child's family.

21 Mar 2013 - 2:50am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 20, 2013

Tung Chung is too far for shoppers. Photo: Bloomberg

I would like to clarify the government's stance regarding public access to private sports clubs and other facilities on sites that are operated under private recreational leases.

20 Mar 2013 - 3:11am 3 comments

Dealing with tourist influx requires joined-up thinking

Dealing with tourist influx requires joined-up thinking

The Individual Visit Scheme launched a decade ago has facilitated visits to Hong Kong by millions of mainland Chinese, greatly benefiting the city. However, recent controversies associated with the infant milk formula shortage, the very crowded malls, and the full capacity of theme parks during Lunar New Year have generated some adverse public comments, with some calling for a halt to the scheme and others demanding the cancellation of multi-entry visas for mainland visitors. In short, some locals have said mainlanders are unwelcome as they create social problems.

16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am 1 comment

Lantau group looks to court mainland China tourists

The alliance says luring mainland tourists away from busy areas like Causeway Bay to new malls on Lantau Island could help ease overcrowding in the city. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

A business alliance's proposal to develop Lantau Island into a commercial zone to divert tourists from overcrowded districts has sparked heated debate.

11 Mar 2013 - 11:15am 11 comments

Outrageous sexism in the People's Daily

Smoother rides promised.

We were slightly saddened to come across the People's Daily Online piece headlined, "Beautiful female journalists at two sessions", which then had links showing 17, albeit comely, female journalists engaged in covering the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the National People's Congress. It's hard to know what the message was here.

7 Mar 2013 - 6:12am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, March 6, 2013

Big Buddha, a top attraction on Lantau. Photo: Edward Wong

Lantau was seen to have opened its gates to the outside world with the completion of the Hong Kong International Airport and the convention and exhibition centre AsiaWorld-Expo. Its developments have brought welcome job opportunities, especially to residents in Tung Chung and Tsing Yi.

6 Mar 2013 - 2:51am

Owner may face prosecution after dog attacks Lantau toddler

The owner of a dog that bit and injured a 14-month-old girl on Lantau Island this month may face prosecution, an official said on Wednesday.

The toddler was treated at a hospital emergency department for a wound on her head, following the attack by the husky in Mui Wo on December 8, her mother said.

19 Dec 2012 - 6:04pm

Lawyer slams government impact report on offshore incinerator

Leung Hon-wai leaves High Court after a Judicial review of a government's plan to build an incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau.

It was unreasonable for the Environmental Protection Department director to approve an impact-assessment report made by his own department on the proposed building of a massive offshore waste incinerator, a court heard yesterday.

16 Nov 2012 - 4:16am