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Ngong Ping

Letters to the Editor, October 31, 2012

Beach went through years of planning

I refer to the report ("Leung angers activists by backing beach plan", October 26), which claimed that the chief executive overruled environment officials on the Tai Po Lung Mei Beach works project.

Wednesday, 31 October, 2012, 2:40am 4 comments

Zip-line attraction would be bad for Ngong Ping

Ngong Ping is now just another theme park. Photo: Robert Ng

I would like to thank the Country and Marine Parks Board for summarily rejecting the plan by British operator Flying Fox to build an adventure attraction for the paying public within North Lantau Country Park ("Advisers shoot down zip-line plan", October 18).

25 Oct 2012 - 2:39am

City Digest

Tony Chan to stand trial for forgery in April

Self-styled fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen, 52 (left), will go on trial in April accused of forging and using a false will to claim the fortune of late tycoon Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum. A pre-trial review hearing will take place on January 24 and the main hearing, set to last 60 days, will start on April 22.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Theme parks ally to improve their image

The city's major theme parks are forming an alliance to lobby the authorities and improve their image after a series of mechanical and service problems.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hip Hot Hong Kong

Spring season

Get ready to jump for joy at the 360 Pogo Jumpathon.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tourism reputation hanging by a wire

The Lantau Island cable car is one of the world's longest at 5.7 kilometres but, regrettably, not one of the most reliable. For the second time in its six-year life it has been closed for months following operational incidents that dented public confidence.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Ill-fated cable car system was compromised from the start

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Cable-car wear spotted last year 'was normal'

Claims that the main cable holding Lantau's troubled Ngong Ping 360 cable cars was found to be worn during an annual check last year were confirmed yesterday.

Ngong Ping 360 managing director Wilson Shao Shing-ming said the incident did occur and it was decided that, following repair works, there was no need to halt operations.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Cable car faces HK$35m losses

The MTR Corporation, which operates the Lantau cable car, may lose as much as HK$35 million in revenue, because services will be suspended for at least two more months to allow worn ball bearings to be replaced.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Cable car puts our reputation at stake

Few tourism attractions have experienced as much trouble as the Tung Chung cable car. The latest incident saw hundreds of passengers stranded in mid-air for nearly two hours in near freezing temperatures. This is unacceptable. What should have been a pleasantly memorable experience became an ordeal for those involved and it has damaged our city's reputation as a tourist destination.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

An editing error in Michael Chugani's Public Eye column on page C2 on Wednesday wrongly tagged Hong Kong as a cockroach. The criticism should have been aimed at Peking University professor Kong Qingdong who last week referred to Hong Kong people as 'dogs'. We apologise for the error.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

More checks could have caught cable car defect

The design of Lantau's Ngong Ping 360 cable car is safe, officials at the attraction insist, but an incident that left passengers shivering in mid-air might have been avoided if more checks had been made.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cable-car riders stuck in cold snap

Hongkongers shivered through the coldest Lunar New Year in 16 years, with temperatures as low as 7.4 degrees Celsius in the urban areas on Wednesday and falling below 2 degrees at Ngong Ping on Lantau.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Minister blasts cable car firm over failures

The government ordered a full inspection of the Lantau cable car yesterday after hundreds of passengers were left shivering in mid-air for up to two hours.

Commerce secretary Greg So Kam-leung criticised the Ngong Ping 360 company, which operates the tourist attraction, over its lack of communication during the incident on Wednesday.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

No single cause for cable car's litany of faults

The latest suspension of Lantau's cable car service on Wednesday came after a fourth technical fault in two months, but according to the operator the faults were all in different parts of the system.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am