Lantau Island

Illegal columbarium repossessed

Lands officials yesterday repossessed the site of a columbarium on a Tai Po island after the landowner defied an order to rectify land lease breaches.

Tuesday, 1 May, 2012, 12:00am

Tourism reputation hanging by a wire

The Lantau Island cable car is one of the world's longest at 5.7 kilometres but, regrettably, not one of the most reliable. For the second time in its six-year life it has been closed for months following operational incidents that dented public confidence.

8 May 2015 - 12:15pm

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

HK Phil's Edo period draws to a close

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Ill-fated cable car system was compromised from the start

8 May 2015 - 12:15pm

Listings - New Territories / Outlying Islands


G/F, 1826 Po Tung Road, Sai Kung 27928474

Cuisine Italian

Specialities Seafood

Wine Australian and French

Best for Romantic meal

Average food cost HK$150

Hours Mon-Fri 6-10pm; Sat-Sun noon-4pm, 6-10pm

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Open more nurseries in all districts

I refer to the report ('40pc of parents have left children home alone', March 19).

A survey found that children as young as seven had been left alone at home by parents because of work commitments or an emergency.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Studies to test feasibility of cave projects

The government is moving towards burying bits of the city - the unsightly ones - in underground caverns, freeing up more land for housing and economic development, according to officials.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Big players push Lantau as Pearl Delta hub

Better transport and 'repositioning' could transform Lantau from a backwater into a tourism and convention hub, it was argued yesterday.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A bridge to a solid career in testing

Construction-materials testing is a lesser-known but critical component in the process of taking a structure off the blueprint and turning it into bricks-and-mortar reality.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Poorly conceived, sloppy consultation about reclamation is a waste of time

The Civil Engineering and Development Department is the proponent of the current so-called 'consultation' on reclamation proposals.

This 'consultation' is bizarre. In the first place, why is the department doing this anyway? Its officials are just contractors, and these proposals are policy and planning matters.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Luring guests to new hotel shouldn't be a hard cell

The 110-year-old Tai O Police Station is back in business - this time as an upmarket hotel.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dedicated followers of fashion get ready for blog's second annual photo-hunting contest

Hong Kong Fashion Geek followers are readying for its photo hunt, and competition is expected to be keen.

As part of the upcoming Social Media Week starting on February 13, the blog's founders, Christina Ko and Virginia Ngai, are organising the event for a second year.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Green groups have remained silent on destructive effects of super-incinerator

No doubt, R. E. J. Bunker's letter ('Outdated plant will blow poisonous cocktail over Hong Kong residents', January 22) about our government's plan to build the incinerator (the world's biggest of its kind) at Shek Kwu Chau off South Lantau will be dismissed as NIMBY (not in my back yard).

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cable car puts our reputation at stake

Few tourism attractions have experienced as much trouble as the Tung Chung cable car. The latest incident saw hundreds of passengers stranded in mid-air for nearly two hours in near freezing temperatures. This is unacceptable. What should have been a pleasantly memorable experience became an ordeal for those involved and it has damaged our city's reputation as a tourist destination.

8 May 2015 - 12:15pm


12,000 attend arts hub's bamboo 'opera house'

8 May 2015 - 12:15pm