Lantau Island

Benson proves to be top Moon Trekker

Darren Benson of Champion System Adventure Team was the overall winner of the third annual Moon Trekker, which finished on Lantau Peak on Friday night.

Sunday, 23 October, 2011, 12:00am

Tuen Mun residents face long wait for bridge link

Tuen Mun residents will not get quick access to the bridge to Zhuhai and Macau until a year after it is scheduled to open in 2016.

The delay was due to the legal controversy over the bridge's environmental permit that had also put 70 other infrastructure projects on hold, Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said yesterday.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Defaced beach should be protected, board rules

A scenic beach site defaced by massive excavation last year, Tai Long Sai Wan, should be incorporated into Sai Kung East Country Park, a government advisory board ruled yesterday in a nearly unanimous decision.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Wet, muddy course tests cross country runners

Hong Kong distance runners got their first true test of cross country running yesterday when the Gigasports Hong Kong Cross Country Championship was staged over a rugged piece of reclaimed land on Lantau Island.

Thanks to Typhoon Nesat, the 2.5-kilometre course was covered in puddles and mud, which got deeper and muddier with every one of the three laps.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Island of adventure

Even without mentioning Mickey Mouse, Space Mountain, Chek Lap Kok airport and Tong Chong's shopping outlets, two Lantau islanders can tell a gripping tale about their long-time home.

8 May 2015 - 12:15pm

Letters

Classical music ruined by 'listeners'

The Hong Kong Sinfonietta concert on Saturday, September 10, should have given me unalloyed pleasure but for the appalling behaviour of audience members seated nearby.

The intense first movement of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No 1 was interrupted by the bleeping of a mobile phone.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Five great ways to walk off that hearty breakfast

Here are a few of Hong Kong's best hikes - and excellent eateries to fuel up before and after the journey.

Cheung Chau (3km/1.5 hours)

This fishing isle has many people but no vehicles, making for a safe family walk.

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Sporting chance goes begging again

The sports policy for our city should be to facilitate the promotion of sport through providing venues and resources to national associations representing the various disciplines. If the limited number of facilities and relatively low participation rates are any guide, it is an approach that has, at best, a patchy record.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Zoning plans to protect country park enclaves

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

K-Pop Girls in Love and Boys in Power Live in HK 2011

Girl bands KARA (left), f(x), miss A and Sistar perform, Aug 23; and boy bands 2AM, CNLBUE, FTISLAND and ZE:A in concert, Aug 24, 8pm, AsiaWorld Arena, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$680-HK$1,480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3105 2888

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Simple Plan Live in Hong Kong 2011

The Canadian pop punk/alternative rock group in concert. Aug 16, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$780 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2877 8260

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Putting the cart before good economics

Forget stocks, property and gold. The hottest investment in Hong Kong right now is the humble golf cart. Not just any cart - only the ones in Discovery Bay will do.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Officers in swoop on seafood smugglers

A man was being held for questioning last night after police seized a tonne of live Australian seafood valued at HK$610,000 believed to have been bound for the mainland.

Lobsters and abalone were found in a truck after police prevented suspected smugglers from loading the goods onto a speedboat on Lantau Island.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Business as usual after HK$2 rise in taxi flag fall

Taxi drivers say the HK$2 increase in the flag fall rate, which came into effect yesterday, will have little impact on business because people are far more concerned about other areas of inflation.

They argue that HK$2 is not a lot compared with the increase in food prices and other products.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

We need to ask ourselves if a third runway is really needed at airport

We now have proposals to build a third runway at Chek Lap Kok. Predictably, and understandably, these have been made and supported by those who stand to benefit (the Airport Authority, the airlines and the construction industry).

And, as always, the projections have been made on a 'business-as-usual' model which simply extrapolates the present position.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am