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Pat Sin Leng Country Park

Out and about

Unauthorised development work at Sai Wan, surrounded by the Sai Kung Country Park, is the most egregious recent example of encroachment into scenic, environmentally sensitive locations.

Sunday, 22 August, 2010, 12:00am

Is it time country parks had their own police?

The wanton destruction of natural habitats, including streams, has - sadly - been a regular occurrence in our countryside. Most people assume country parks are off limits to the shenanigans of builders and villagers. They are legally protected from development and patrolled regularly by conservation officers.

14 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

'Shocking' damage in country park

Unknown developer clears government land

The government is investigating what conservationists describe as the 'most shocking' illegal destruction of nature within a country park in memory.

13 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Country park and development zones considered for the border

The government will consider establishing a country park and three development zones in the 2,000 hectares of restricted border area set to be opened to the public, a source close to planning authorities says.

11 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Inferior road can only take so much traffic

I refer to the letter by David Pollard headlined 'Public transport not always viable option' (Sunday Morning Post, November 11).

25 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Public transport not always viable option

Rachel Stern, in her letter to these columns on November 4, bemoans the fact that visitors to country parks are too few, and at the same time opposes the provision of more parking spaces, arguing that public transport to the parks is adequate. In fact, adequacy depends very much on where you are coming from, where you are going to, and how many of you there are.

11 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Our lost valley

FOR MOST OF its length, the southern boundary of Pat Sin Leng Country Park in the New Territories runs roughly parallel to the mountain ridges to its north and the Tolo Harbour coastline to its south. But near Tai Po, the boundary suddenly deviates from the natural contours around it and is drawn back into the park for a distance of almost two kilometres.

28 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Signs would help bewildered hikers

On Wednesday, September 13, I was having a barbecue party at Hok Tau Campsite, situated in Pat Sin Leng Country Park.

While we were there, three exhausted hikers approached to ask for help.

They explained that they had been walking around looking for a minibus that would take them back to the city.

29 Sep 2000 - 12:00am