A biologist says the "ecologically valuable" Tai Po coast which the government will turn into a man-made beach is not suitable for swimming, while some local residents are gearing up to show support for the project even before the controversial construction begins, perhapMonday, 10 June, 2013, 4:01am
Activists against the development of a man-made beach on the Tai Po coast say they are ready to fight to the bitter end after exhausting all administrative means to stop the project.6 Jun 2013 - 7:21am 6 comments
An official survey has confirmed the existence of a protected seahorse species in the Tai Po coast of Lung Mei, which is all but doomed to be turned into a man-made beach project.29 May 2013 - 5:37am
Fresh proof has emerged that a rare seahorse species is relying on a Tai Po coastline to breed, says a concern group hoping to halt a government plan to make a man-made beach out of the area.15 Apr 2013 - 2:53am
Visiting South Korean woman goes missing4 Jan 2013 - 3:30am
Officials are seeking more details about claim that the environmental impact study done on the Lung Mei artificial beach project in Tai Po was misleading, in what conservationists say is a positive step in their bid to have the plan scrapped.3 Jan 2013 - 4:50am
The government cannot answer some questions from lawmakers about a planned artificial beach in Tai Po because of legal action planned by environmental groups, the undersecretary for the environment said yesterday.1 Dec 2012 - 3:12am
Further doubts have been raised over the water quality near a proposed artificial beach in Tai Po after an environmental group found sea snails with defective sex organs - signalling the presence of a toxic chemical.9 Nov 2012 - 2:00pm
The government defended its environmental assessment efforts for a controversial artificial beach project in Tai Po, on Friday morning, saying everyone involved would benefit.9 Nov 2012 - 2:03pm
Plans for a man-made beach on a relatively unspoiled stretch of the shores of Tolo Harbour will go ahead after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying overruled his environment officials to express support for the controversial project.9 Nov 2012 - 2:02pm 1 comment
At the eastern tip of the Tai Po district, near the Plover Cove reservoir, lies a picturesque spot that is popular with holidaymakers.
Like many other undeveloped parts of Hong Kong, however, Tai Mei Tuk's natural beauty and serenity has proved to be its curse.26 Oct 2012 - 8:45pm
Environmental activists opposed to the construction of an artificial beach at Tai Po have found evidence that the site is a breeding ground for seahorses - a protected species.
Derek Li Kam-wa, spokesman for the Hong Kong Wildlife Forum, said he spotted two big seahorses and two small ones in Lung Mei, near the Plover Cove reservoir and the site of the proposed beach.19 Oct 2012 - 3:34am