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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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