Court battle looms over Po Toi niches

The developers of a memorial garden on a historically important island are prepared to fight through the courts to stop lands officials repossessing the site for a breach of land leases.

Friday, 4 May, 2012, 12:00am

Market Calls

Asia produces the planet's solar cells, semiconductors, plasma screens, smartphones and tablets (among many other items). The sector is highly exposed to economic cycles and internal cycles of plant expansion and oversupply. Now there is another dynamic: the Apple cycle. Here is a round-up of analysts' buy and sell calls for the sector.

Pranab Sarmah (Daiwa Securities)

6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Wife tells of last moments before floods took husband

The wife of a drowned villager told the coroner's court how she clung to her late husband and their eyes met just before he was washed away during last year's flooding in Tai Po.

Also appearing before the court, a consultant commissioned by the government to oversee flood-prevention works for the Tai Po River said the river course works did not contribute to the flooding.

19 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

A halt to pollution

Construction work has been polluting a part of the Plover Cove Country Park. On rainy days, the mud from the construction site slid into Bride's Pool.

A dozen trees had also been cut down to make way for development.

28 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Tourist trail with a dead end

Hong Kong has many world-class facilities to show off to visitors. Among these are our modern and superbly equipped public hospitals, if only the visitors manage to get inside and experience it for themselves.

4 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Energy invention does vanishing act

Prototype built to demonstrate how waves can generate electricity goes missing after launch in Po Toi

An experimental electricity generator powered by waves has disappeared off the coast of Po Toi island just one day after its French inventor installed it.

11 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Dare to bare

Residents of a northeastern province will soon get the chance to decide whether they want the country's first nudist beach to be set up in their backyard. If the proposal meets with approval, Kangwon province will select a secluded, undeveloped site for those who dare to bare.

17 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Feel the lurv

Sharing sessions, impromptu dancing in the streets and a whole lot of hugging - Po Po is here. But what on earth is it?

17 Dec 2004 - 12:00am


I refer to the report headlined 'Outcry prompts copyright law change' (South China Morning Post, January 14), where Deputy Secretary for Commerce and Industry Kenneth Mak Ching-yu said the proposal to lift the ban on parallel imports of music CDs and videos 'might be rejected in view of the distributors' concerns over their business interests'.

19 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Reach for Kan's Star Of Tai Po

Star Of Tai Po, with bundles of natural early pace, can make his low draw pay in this evening's second event at Happy Valley.

29 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Body found

A mainland woman, 25, who came to the SAR two months ago to visit relatives was found dead in a flat in Castle Peak Road near Mai Po. Foul play is not suspected.

11 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Pulp Faction

family drama The village idiot in the TVB drama series, Half-Catty Gold, famous for his chunky gold accessories, has been engulfed in his own woes of late.Gold's beloved wife, 'Half-Catty Vegetable', ran off with their bed, along with the mattress stuffed with gold accessories worth tens of thousands of dollars and leaving her husband behind with a $5 million debt, Oriental Daily reports.

11 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Court date

A maid is due to appear in San Po Kong Court today charged with cruelty to a child. The 21-year-old was arrested on Monday.

12 May 1999 - 12:00am

'Suspend projects for green research'

Friends of the Earth wants the Government to postpone decisions on development projects in sensitive ecological areas until a key study on the wetlands is completed.

28 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Fuller Gardens flats on offer

Paliburg Group says it will offer 11 flats for sale at its Fuller Gardens development in Tai Po on March 21. The selling price will start at $3,688 per square foot. The developer did not disclose the average price yesterday. Registration will begin on March 15 and end on March 18.

5 Mar 1998 - 12:00am