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Pui O

Lantau campsite to take bookings over holidays

There was barely a spare patch of grass at the Pui O site in October.

Hongkongers planning to stay at a popular Pui O campsite during the upcoming long mainland public holidays will be able to book in advance, to avoid getting squeezed out by visitors from across the border.

Tuesday, 12 March, 2013, 4:51am

Village voices

Chan Wing has lived in Shui Hau, just outside Mui Wo, all his life. So had his father, grandfather and great-grandfather before him. But in the past decade, 50-year-old Chan has seen the population in the village shrink from more than 500 people to about 200 - with a predictable effect on the small businesses serving the area, including his own.

6 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Officials must act now to save our precious countryside

The government talks a good talk about protecting Hong Kong's green spaces and sustainable planning. Unfortunately, like companies promising pain-free weight loss and cures for baldness, the gap between marketing and reality is huge.

13 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

treasure island

Ray Jang, 14

International Christian School

Despite the less-than-perfect weather and an early morning rise, the trip to Treasure Island at Pui O was really worth it. At first, I felt nervous because I knew that I was on a mission with Hong Kong's leading newspaper. But, in the end, I began to relax as I met new people. It turned out to be a unique experience.

17 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Out and about

Southern Lantau's beaches are an enduring delight; mostly deserted during the week and never really crowded at weekends. Chi Ma Wan, in particular, offers exhilarating coastal scenery along a number of trails. Start and finish points are easily accessible from either Mui Wo or Pui O.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

HK volunteers join month-long record attempt to strip world's beaches of junk

Here's a world-record attempt that sadly Hong Kong has to take part in. Tomorrow, EcoVision Asia will kick off its eighth annual coastal cleanup campaign to recruit volunteers to scour our shores to remove rubbish left by careless idiots. This year, the effort will also be part of a greater International Coastal Cleanup Challenge.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Green route to Lantau slope stabilisation

Twenty-four slopes on Lantau Island have been stabilised in an environmentally friendly way by the Civil Engineering and Development Department.

It spent about HK$75 million on a project to upgrade slopes along South Lantau Road from Mui Wo to Pui O between December 2001 and October 2004.

9 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Lantau lobby out of luck in its search for a lone buffalo ranger

A month-long search for a cowherd on Lantau has drawn a blank, despite offering pay of HK$100 an hour for 15 to 20 hours' work a month.

The post was advertised online in the hope of attracting environment-minded young people or animal-lovers to herd the island's wild buffaloes and cattle.

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Man dies after daughter's wedding

A Briton drowned off Pui O, Lantau, while swimming near a yacht aboard which he had just witnessed his daughter's wedding. Brian Mikay, 61, and his wife, 60, went swimming after the wedding lunch. Police said his wife shouted for help when Mikay got into trouble.

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Stray buffalo moved from Discovery Bay

A lone, stray, Lantau buffalo experienced a tough journey to survival last week. He walked over the mountain from Mui Wo to Discovery Bay, where he was quickly captured and desexed and then transported to Lantau south.

The buffalo was spotted in Discovery Bay on Monday.

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Buffalo population on the decline

Conservation groups have accused Lantau villagers of culling the animals to pave way for development

Green groups are to press for sustainable management of buffalo in south Lantau after a survey found herds had been virtually wiped out in two areas.

12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Buffalo census finds two herds decimated

Green groups are to press for sustainable management of buffalo in south Lantau after a survey found herds had been virtually wiped out in two areas.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Lantau buffalo freed, but far from home

Freedom has not come easy for the lone buffalo which cheated death this month when 16 of its mates died en route to captivity after being rounded up on Lantau.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Locals join expats in the battle against developers on Lantau

They move to Lantau for the space, clean air and nature. Once they get there, many expatriates find themselves leading the fight against uncontrolled and unsustainable development.

But they are no longer alone.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

16 buffaloes die while being moved from Lantau

Activists have launched a campaign to save a lone buffalo - the only survivor from a herd of 17 moved by government workers from Lantau to Sheung Shui last week.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am