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Noise Regulation

New blow for Lantau school in noise row

Lantau International School has been told again to quieten down.

Its supervisor lost a legal challenge yesterday against a noise abatement notice issued after a neighbour complained.

Tuesday, 1 November, 2011, 12:00am

Keep the peace and make Saturday a respite from city's construction noise

It was odd to wake up on a Saturday morning and be able to sleep in. The peace and quiet was also unusual for a Saturday and then the revelation hit us - it was October 1, a public holiday, so there was no sound of construction work on the neighbouring Swire Properties developments on Seymour and Caine roads.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

When noise comes down to a hearing

It sounds like the most unlikely of scenarios: one of Hong Kong's staunchest upholders of all things environmental, Friends of the Earth, is accused of refusing to stop the alleged noise pollution from premises in Wan Chai it rents to a music school.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Expansion shouldn't get off the ground

Hong Kong has long been an aviation hub for southeast China and our airport is expected to reach saturation point by 2017. While our airport contributes much to our affluence, I don't think we should build a third runway because it will harm our sustainability.

1 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Police should not resort to violence

I am writing in response to the article 'Residents protest over airport noise' (South China Morning Post, September 7, 2010). Residents in two housing estates in Shanghai are being affected by the noise from the Hongqiao International Airport. The residents staged a protest and two were arrested. Residents said the police used excessive force on the protesters.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Residents protest over airport noise

A crowd of angry Shanghai residents took to the streets yesterday to complain about noise pollution from the increasingly busy Hongqiao International Airport.

7 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Common sense required in school noise dispute

Among a growing list of pollution and environmental concerns awaiting the government's attention, such as air quality, roadside temperatures and eco-vandalism, noise pollution in the New Territories would seem to be one of the less pressing.

21 Aug 2010 - 12:00am


Guard your computer privacy

Recently, I heard about hackers spreading computer viruses through chat software, such as ICQ or MSN Messenger.

Some hackers may just be playing tricks on other computer users, perhaps just for fun. But actually they are bringing trouble to others.

12 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Finding sound solutions

Hong Kong is home to some wonderful feats of construction, but while the architecture is often marvelled at and the structural engineering applauded, few notice the work of the acoustic engineers.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

HK Stadium seen as viable venue after noise fixes

Hong Kong Stadium has re-emerged as a possible commercial concert venue after the success of Canto-pop legend Sam Hui Koon-kit's concert on Sunday.

Events organisers said a new sound system used on Sunday and the lack of noise complaints from neighbours proved the 40,000-seat stadium was suitable for concerts, especially pop music.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Public housing noise complaints hit 2,400

An average of 6,000 complaints of nuisances caused by public housing tenants are received each year - and last year 2,400 were related to noise.

This was disclosed by the housing chief yesterday in response to a legislator's question.

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


'Brighter is not necessarily better. If the problem continues, there will be no more starry sky in Hong Kong'

- Friends of the Earth environmental affairs manager Hahn Chu Hon-keung

'The light show which the city is so proud of is a waste of energy'

- Lin Hsien-te, professor of architecture at Taiwan National Cheng Kung University

5 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Polluters handed 24 convictions last month

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Barrier plan to cut noise from park singers is scrapped

A plan to build a barrier to reduce noise caused by musicians in Tuen Mun Park has been scrapped after studies found the wall might reflect traffic noise to nearby residents and that it would be more costly than expected.

16 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Ventilation guidelines rejected as useless

New advice for developers aimed at encouraging air flow and ventilation in built-up areas were issued by the government yesterday.

But the voluntary guidelines were swiftly dismissed by conservation groups as offering little help to improve the environment.

8 Aug 2006 - 12:00am