Ma Wan

Sun Hung Kai Properties admits damage to historic wall in Ma Wan

A historic wall in Ma Wan was partly knocked down while under the charge of Sun Hung Kai Properties as it pursued the development of much-delayed leisure facilities on the island, the company said.

Friday, 11 January, 2013, 3:55am

Ma Wan ferry service's low usage means it had to be axed

Ma Wan ferry route had low passenger occupancy rates. Photo: Thomas Yau

In response to the letter by Sherry Lee, of Ma Wan ("Ma Wan residents left stranded by decision to cancel ferries", December 23), Park Island Transport Company Ltd would like to clarify several important points about its ferry service.

The company operated the Ma Wan-Tsuen Wan West ferry route for 10 years.

30 Dec 2012 - 6:05am

Ma Wan: an island losing heritage to modernity

Ma Wan's dwindling fish farms today are overlooked by Park Island, a private housing estate. Photo: Thomas Yau

Ma Wan is a bit of an anomaly. Measuring a little less than a square kilometre, the island is a hodge-podge of structures chronicling different eras.

28 Dec 2012 - 5:21am

Long wait for Ma Wan buses

Transport problems for Park Island residents. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Regarding your correspondence on library services in Ma Wan, the lack of a library is the least of our worries given the major crisis residents face over transport.

23 Dec 2012 - 5:54am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, December 16, 2012

No need for shark's fin soup on the menu. Photo: SMP

Standard hours law is morally right

In the report ("Warning of 'euro mess' over standard working hours", December 3), a deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries said that legislation on standard working hours would jeopardise business competitiveness and such legislation had "caused riots and unrest in some countries".

16 Dec 2012 - 3:35am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, December 9, 2012

The pageant in Beijing had a loaded message. Photo: Xinhua

Shelf space over comfort at supermarkets

Any would-be cashier in a supermarket and other retail outlet needs to speak English to get the job. But it's not a stringent test because if they can say, "Do you need a bag?" they will get the job.

This is not the only sign of poor management practices.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:06am

Historical look at HK's waters is timely reminder

Environmentalists behind a new book tracing the city's rich maritime history say a huge spill of plastic pellets into the sea has helped raise awareness of the delicate balance between Hong Kong's residents and its greatest natural asset: the harbour and surrounding waters.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm

Ferry run to Park Island may end

Residents of the Park Island complex on Ma Wan Island have accused Sun Hung Kai Properties of being dishonest by reneging on its promise of convenient transport, which led many people to buy flats there.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Park Island ferry run may be axed after heavy losses

Residents of the Park Island complex on Ma Wan Island have accused Sun Hung Kai Properties of being dishonest by reneging on its promise of convenient transport, which led many people to buy flats there.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Addiction to internet is a real problem

We agree with those correspondents who have talked about overuse of mobile phones and the internet.

Internet addiction is a relatively new problem. To some extent, it can be classified as impulsive behaviour if the users are losing control of how, when and where to use it.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Park Island prices lower than expected

Sun Hung Kai Properties has responded to a softening market by offering the first batch of 30 units in the sixth and final phase of its Park Island development in Ma Wan at lower-than-expected prices.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Park Island flats back on buyer radar

Sweeping sea views, spacious gardens and private pools are the drawcards Sun Hung Kai Properties is banking on to find buyers for its latest project on Ma Wan Island.

The 65-unit AnaCapri is the sixth and final phase of the Park Island residential complex on Man Wan, which is between Lantau and Tsing Yi islands.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Runway means more noise, poll reveals

The severe noise pollution caused by aircraft flying throughout the night across north Lantau and the New Territories will get worse if a third runway is built, say concerned residents.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Adopt-a-rabbit plan draws ire of activists

A theme park's adopt-a-rabbit scheme attracted protests yesterday, with Christian and animal-rights activists accusing it of gimmickry to draw visitors.

A small group of activists distributed leaflets to visitors to Ma Wan Park in Tsing Yi asking them to boycott the Noah's Ark attraction. They also used the Facebook social networking website to press their case.

6 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Freak and you shall find

Hong Kong sets itself apart from much of the rest of Asia with its mish-mash of East and West, the ancient and modern, the commercial and the spiritual, and the seemingly normal and bizarre served up at the same time - and often on the same plate.

13 Jan 2011 - 12:00am