Lau Fau Shan

Abandoned boy plea goes to mainland

Hong Kong police will seek help from their mainland counterparts to find the parents of a mentally disabled boy dumped in a Lau Fau Shan street on Wednesday.

Friday, 2 December, 2011, 12:00am

Four police hurt in boat chase

Four marine police officers were injured by mainland poachers in two high-speed boat chases off Lau Fau Shan in Yuen Long.

The unprecedented violent confrontations with poachers prompted police to step up night patrols in Deep Bay and equip officers with protective gear.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

'Eco-cultural' park planned for wetlands

The government is planning to develop the rural town of Lau Fau Shan into an 'eco-cultural park', with a direct access road from the Wetland Park in nearby Tin Shui Wai.

10 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

32 IIs caught on 7 boats in separate operations

Thirty-two illegal immigrants, including crab-catchers and asylum seekers, were arrested in three incidents yesterday after crossing from the mainland in seven boats.

22 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

We must close the door on illegal immigrants

The Hong Kong government has a long record of keeping out undesirable people. Immigration officers are trained to spot economic migrants; special teams turn back dozens each day. Others not to the mainland's liking are barred or, as has happened in some cases, spirited across the border.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am


PLA's firing range is a total waste of space

In Hong Kong there is a dearth of land for burial and for columbariums.

20 May 2009 - 12:00am


Bond plan is effectively a hedge fund

As a Hong Kong citizen I must object to the government's bond issuance plans ('Government plans to issue bonds of up to HK$100 billion', April 29). According to the government, the borrowed money would be invested in financial instruments, meaning that the government would effectively be setting up a hedge fund.

2 May 2009 - 12:00am

Wheels for hire

A local charity group is promoting the natural beauty of northern Hong Kong through bicycle tours with young people as guides.

The Tin Shui Wai Integrated Services Centre, which was set up two years ago at Tin Heng Estate, provides community programmes and services tailored to the needs of the local community.

16 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Out and about

Much like Lok Ma Chau, further to the east along Hong Kong's frontier, Lau Fau Shan was one of those places, back in the mainland's pre-'economic liberalisation' days, that visitors came to for a glimpse of forbidden, forbidding Red China.

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report 'Early settlement spot could be developed for tourism' on C3 on Saturday said the Planning Department 'yesterday commissioned an 18-month consultancy' on ideas for Lau Fau Shan. It should have said 'yesterday called for tenders to run an 18-month consultancy'.

23 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Early settlement spot could be developed for tourism

The government wants to develop Lau Fau Shan, the site of some of Hong Kong's earliest settlements, into a tourism and recreation spot.

The Planning Department yesterday commissioned an 18-month consultancy study, after which the public will be asked for its view on the direction development of the spot in the northwestern New Territories should take.

20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


Easy rider into the hills

Rev up on one of the Classic Bike Club's monthly rides and you might discover the beauty of Hong Kong. The club last Sunday cruised up to 'the far northwest' of Hong Kong via the firing range at Lau Fau Shan and then home over Route Twisk.

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Legal cargo sites plan to end NT eyesores

Illegal container yards on farmland tackled

The government is hoping to remove some of the New Territories' worst eyesores by setting aside more land for storing cargo containers.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Student, 16, arrested in anti-smuggling raid

A Form Four student, 16, was among 13 people arrested in an anti-smuggling operation early on Saturday morning at a pier in Lau Fau Shan in the New Territories. The boy claimed he was only doing a summer job, loading CDs on to boats for HK$300 an hour.

27 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Mercury hits 34.5 degrees

The heatwave continued yesterday as the temperature topped 34.5 degrees Celsius at 4pm at Tai Po and Lau Fau Shan in the New Territories. The Observatory issued a Very Hot Weather Warning at 2.20pm to alert the public of a high risk of heatstroke.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am