It was a tough task for Islands District councillors - deciding which of its more than 20 islands was most in need of a HK$100 million boost. But after four meetings considering 13 proposals, they decided to put the funds towards revitalising Silvermine Beach at Mui Wo, Lantau Island.Monday, 29 April, 2013, 4:59am
Mui Wo residents have doubled a reward for a suspected poisoner after a fifth dog died an excruciating death in the Lantau town. A pedigree Scottish terrier owned by local resident Lynn Charleston convulsed and died yesterday, after apparently consuming poisoned bait while on a walk with its owner that morning.2 Mar 2013 - 3:52am
Four dogs died excruciating deaths after coming into contact with poisoned bait on the roadside in Mui Wo on Lantau Island last week, the police and the pets' owners said.
And a Filipino domestic helper, 42, fell ill after cleaning up the vomit of one of the dogs, her employer, Thomas Walther, said.16 Jan 2013 - 3:45am
The owner of a dog that bit and injured a 14-month-old girl on Lantau Island this month may face prosecution, an official said on Wednesday.
The toddler was treated at a hospital emergency department for a wound on her head, following the attack by the husky in Mui Wo on December 8, her mother said.19 Dec 2012 - 6:04pm
Any rainfall in the aftermath of Typhoon Kai-Tak did little to dampen the mood of music lovers looking to enjoy some live beats on the beach.
The Silvermine Bay Music Festival, a three-day event that started on Friday, attracted a fair number of eager headbangers to Lantau over the weekend.21 Aug 2012 - 4:14am
An end could be in sight to the long-running battle over the fate of a band of roaming cattle on Lantau.19 Aug 2012 - 10:16am
Ferry services between Discovery Bay and Mui Wo will stop unless the government agrees to the operator's plan to slash the number of sailings.
Peng Chau Kaito, which runs the service between the two Lantau towns, wants to reduce round trips on weekdays from five to two while maintaining the nine round trips during weekends.15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm
Shop 19, Mui Wo Centre, Mui Wo, Lantau Island Tel: 2984 02217 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Discovery Bay residents are fighting to save their loss-making ferry service to Mui Wo.
Its operator wants the government to invite other bids to run the service before its licence comes up for renewal in August, saying low usage and soaring fuel costs mean it has lost HK$2 million since 2003.27 May 2012 - 12:00am
Escape is heroic and tragic tale
The daring escape, against incredible odds, by China's blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng from his home in Shandong (where he had been held under house arrest for 19 months) is the stuff of which legends are made.
It is both a heroic and a tragic tale.2 May 2012 - 12:00am
The Civil Engineering and Development Department is the proponent of the current so-called 'consultation' on reclamation proposals.
This 'consultation' is bizarre. In the first place, why is the department doing this anyway? Its officials are just contractors, and these proposals are policy and planning matters.9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
I refer to your editorial ('Leave the Lantau buffaloes alone', May 21). It is sad, and frankly quite contemptible, that on an island as large as Lantau the government cannot make room for a handful of these animals. They represent the last surviving icons of Hong Kong's honourable heritage as a once-thriving agricultural society.2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Blitz replaced policy which was flexible
The reports about unauthorised roof top structures belonging to legislators raises questions about the excesses of government's 'blitzing' programmes for building structures.29 May 2011 - 12:00am
Article 40 of the Basic Law protects the traditional rights and interests of the indigenous inhabitants of the New Territories. No doubt, the drafters of our constitution had human beings in mind. But the water buffaloes of Lantau Island are as traditional and indigenous an inhabitant as there can be.21 May 2011 - 12:00am
The last remaining water buffalo on Lantau Island walked free yesterday after conservation officials abandoned the latest attempt to capture and relocate the feral beasts.18 May 2011 - 12:00am