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Ngong Ping 360

Flying Fox still keen on zip-line attraction

Flying Fox still keen on zip-line attraction

Overseas tour group Flying Fox still wants to build a zip-line attraction in Hong Kong and is considering three locations in Lantau, according to its partner Ngong Ping 360.

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 3:46am

Ngong Ping 360 says it's safe after report of 'rust' on cabins

Fok Chun-wai, a technician at Ngong Ping 360, wipes brown stains on components that the gondola lift operator says should not be confused with rust. Photo: May Tse

Rust-like stains on the Ngong Ping 360 gondola lift's cabins are just dirt and will not endanger passengers' safety, its operator said yesterday.

Ngong Ping 360 spoke out after the Oriental Daily published a report about "rust" on the cabins and raised public safety concerns.

5 Jun 2013 - 3:34am

Mishap sees cable car numbers down

Ngong Ping 360 cable car. Photo: Dickson Lee

Ngong Ping 360 cable car last year drew the second-lowest number of passengers since it opened in 2006.

It carried just 1.36 million people last year, compared with 1.6 million in 2011.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:37am

Business alliance to provide job training for Tung Chung residents

Disneyland requires staff members to speak Cantonese, Putonghua and English well. Photo: Dickson Lee

A business group that includes Hong Kong Disneyland, Asia World Expo and Ngong Ping 360 will organise job fairs and retraining for underemployed Tung Chung residents.

27 Dec 2012 - 1:17pm

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

Havoc and devastation in wake of Typhoon Vicente

The city struggled to recover yesterday after Severe Typhoon Vicente left it bruised and battered.

There was traffic chaos on the land and in the air and at least 138 people were injured, 71 of whom were hospitalised. A 43-year-old man was in a serious condition.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Concern over Tung Chung plans

A green group has asked the government to consider whether it is advisable to propose high-rise development in the Tung Chung river valley, which has marble caverns beneath it and is susceptible to landslides.

10 Jul 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

Lack of checks led to cable car fault

Inadequate monitoring of the troubled Ngong Ping 360 cable car meant engineers missed two chances to spot problems which led to a system failure that left 800 passengers stranded in mid-air, an investigation report has revealed.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Big players push Lantau as Pearl Delta hub

Better transport and 'repositioning' could transform Lantau from a backwater into a tourism and convention hub, it was argued yesterday.

18 Mar 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 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

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