Lantau Trail

Iris Mak

Hongkonger Iris Mak Siu-kin has been a foodie for about 10 years. A job in ad sales at a listings magazine took her to many of the territory's top restaurants, and she's found it a hard habit to break.

Thursday, 1 September, 2011, 12:00am

Public invited on hike to mark park opening

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department is inviting the public to join a hiking trip on Lantau Island on November 23 to mark the official opening of a 2,300-hectare country park in the northern part of the island on Friday. The department is planning a 10km hiking trip from Tung Chung to Mui Wo for up to 2,500 people.

5 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Lantau country park to be gazetted

Lantau North will become the city's 24th country park following Executive Council approval of a draft map last month, a conservation department spokesman said. The Lantau North (Extension) Country Park comprises mountainous upland valleys covered with woodland and unspoiled streams.

3 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Nature's calming influence

Taking advantage of the cool weather, I abandoned my homework and went hiking with my brother recently.We ran up a steep slope. When we arrived at the top, we saw people's homes from afar. It was a marvellous scene! The houses were like small boxes with a bright blue sky and white clouds above.

We breathed in the fresh air and enjoyed the beautiful green scenery.

1 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Lantau hiker still missing after search

Police, fire and civil aid officers searched the Lantau countryside in vain for a third day for a missing hiker.

Lo Si-fai, 42, left his Hung Hom home at 7am on Sunday. His younger brother reported him missing on Monday.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

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Reader Peter Millward demands to know why the Water Supplies Department is building a security fence in Cheung Sha, Lantau, that blocks access to the Lantau Trail.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Dodgy knee forces Tsang out of race

Hot-shot adventure racer Tsang Siu-keung has had to pull out of tomorrow's season-opening event in the PowerBar Bonaqua Action Sprint 4 series in Lantau.

But it might be just as well for him as yesterday's heavy rain has rendered the course treacherously slippery on challenging terrain.

25 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Controversial Lantau road upgrade wins funding

Island residents are dismayed, saying the project will destroy scenic country areas

The construction of a contentious Lantau road project will begin this year after the Legislative Council's Finance Committee yesterday approved $630 million in funding.

19 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Can hikers use Lantau footpath again?

While I am grateful to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) for its reply (South China Morning Post, October 11) to my letter (Post, September 30) regarding Stage 7 of the Lantau Trail, I do not feel it has fully answered my questions.

23 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

When will popular hiking track reopen?

On May 15 I wrote to these columns seeking an 'update' on the enforced blockade, by local villagers, of Stage 7 of the Lantau Trail between Yi O and Fan Lau.

30 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Seeking update

Would any of the several government departments responsible for co-ordinating the discussions with Yi O villagers on Lantau, please tell us, through these columns, what progress has been made regarding the status of the highly popular stage 7 of the Lantau Trail?

15 May 2002 - 12:00am

Charity hike to go round blockade

A charity hike expected to attract 1,500 walkers tomorrow has been diverted because angry villagers have blockaded the government-built Lantau Trail.

Landowners of the deserted twin hamlets at Yi O have banned all 'outsiders' from using the valley path.

7 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Country park toilets all in working order

I refer to a letter from Alexander Yan, spokesman for the Hong Kong Ecotourism Association (South China Morning Post, December 26) on country park facilities on Lantau Island.

According to the then Regional Services Department, the flushing water supply at Shek Pik Toilet was temporarily cut due to a faulty electrical pump.

14 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Let down

The Hong Kong Ecotourism Association launched the first 70-kilometre Phoenix Walkathon for the public on Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12, with a view to promoting an appreciation of the natural beauty of Lantau.

26 Dec 1999 - 12:00am