Lantau Island

Development of Lantau welcomed, seen as long-term plan

Lantau Island is better known for cows than office buildings. Photo: Edward Wong

The proposed development of Lantau Island into another core business district was welcomed by analysts and property consultants.

Wednesday, 15 January, 2014, 1:59pm 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, June 11, 2013

Chinese white dolphins swim off Lantau. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Urgent action needed to save dolphins

Urgent action is needed to conserve and rebuild the Chinese white dolphin population, in the wake of alarming news last month that the 2012 figures for the numbers of dolphins inhabiting Hong Kong waters were even lower than in 2011 (78 compared with 158 in 2003).

11 Jun 2013 - 1:44am 1 comment

Tung Chung expansion scheme unveiled, raising reclamation concerns

Tung Chung expansion scheme unveiled, raising reclamation concerns

The government wants to extend Tung Chung on Lantau Island by reclaiming 134 hectares of land east and west of the new town, as part of its quest for long-term housing land.

22 May 2013 - 9:10am

Two home sites to go out for tender

Tseung Kwan O

The government will put two residential land sites - one in Tseung Kwan O and another on Lantau Island - up for sale next month in a tender that is expected to fetch a total of up to HK$4.14 billion.

25 Apr 2013 - 6:15am

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

Zip-line attraction would be bad for Ngong Ping

Ngong Ping is now just another theme park. Photo: Robert Ng

I would like to thank the Country and Marine Parks Board for summarily rejecting the plan by British operator Flying Fox to build an adventure attraction for the paying public within North Lantau Country Park ("Advisers shoot down zip-line plan", October 18).

8 May 2015 - 12:15pm

27-year-old dies metres from triathlon race finish line

Staff take down banners after the race. Photo: SCMP

A 27-year-old expatriate man collapsed and died metres from the finish line during an ironman triathlon race held on Lantau Island yesterday. Police confirmed a man had died during the race but did not release his full name, only the name Daniel.

15 Oct 2012 - 7:56am 1 comment

Shorts: running season is here

Shorts: running season is here

The cooler weather marks the return of the running season. Here are some of the events scheduled for the next few months. Make sure to register early, as races fill up fast.

The North Face King of the Hills mountain marathon series is a four-race series that takes participants on routes you won't find on a map

2 Oct 2012 - 7:49pm

Discovery Bay developer proving unco-operative

An eco-unfriendly, so-called development project is being undertaken by award-winning developer Hong Kong Resort Co, in what is proclaimed to be Hong Kong's first green town - Discovery Bay ("Residents ready to fight DB developer", September 9).

16 Sep 2012 - 1:25am 1 comment

Residents ready to fight Discovery Bay developer over rural trail

Cyclists tried to pass through the construction site, but the trail was blocked. Photo: Edward Wong

Discovery Bay residents are gearing up for a fight over what they claim is an illegal land grab on a popular hiking and cycling trail for an alleged luxury housing development.

The residents plan to seek legal advice before writing to the Islands District Office and the Agricultural and Fisheries Conservation Department.

9 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

Discovery Bay residents to protest at loss of rural trail

The Lantau community's developer says it is entitled to block the popular hiking track. Photo: May Tse

Discovery Bay residents will stage a protest rally today over the unexplained blocking of a popular hiking and cycling trail with tonnes of concrete blocks and boulders.

8 Sep 2012 - 2:49am

PLA exercise waking up islanders

Mysterious noises that have awakened residents of outlying islands and rattled their windows recently are believed to come from a People's Liberation Army exercise being conducted in waters south of Hong Kong.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:40am

Lonely Tung Chung fights for a better life

Tung Chung today, seen from the river. Photo: Nora Tam

Tung Chung was not designed for human beings. This is a common complaint from the area's poorer residents, who suffer most from the lack of amenities in the isolated new town.

3 Sep 2012 - 11:35am

Discovery Bay to Mui Wo ferry operator reduces weekday services

Ferry services between Discovery Bay and Mui Wo will be reduced on weekdays after the government and ferry operator reached an agreement on the change to reduce costs.

Ken Wong Hon-kuen, director of operator Peng Chau Kaito, said he received a letter from the Transport Department on Tuesday, informing him that his application for the reduction had been approved.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

Government says Lantau's feral cattle can stay

A meeting aimed at ending the long-running battle over the fate of roaming cattle on Lantau looks to have been a success, with government officials saying they have no intention of killing or relocating the animals.

26 Aug 2012 - 4:59am