Sai Kung Peninsula

Sai Wan site step closer to parkland

A private enclave on Sai Kung's remote and scenic Tai Long Wan coast could be incorporated into the surrounding country park early next year, after government advisers endorsed the proposal.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:16pm

Snorkeller struck by speedboat dies

A young man was hit and killed by a speedboat while snorkelling off Sai Kung yesterday.

Chan Lok-sun, 31, was snorkelling with a friend in Rocky Harbour, south of Sai Kung East Country Park, at around 12.45pm, police said.

'As the two were swimming back to their motor boat, the victim was hit by a speedboat,' a police spokesman said.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

More of Sai Kung coast protected

More than 600 hectares of coastal enclaves in Sai Kung now fall under restricted land use, after the defacement of Tai Long Sai Wan in 2010 raised public awareness of development abuses.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

ROOM for growth

The Sai Kung property market has been a magnet for investors attracted by good returns on rentals and investments. Many favour the area for its space, child-friendly environment, tranquillity and beauty. But, with ever-increasing asking prices for town and village houses, are the golden days over?

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Rare moth at risk in Hoi Ha project

An endangered moth that is unique to Hong Kong could stand in the way of plans for a small-house development in an ecologically sensitive part of Sai Kung that some residents say should not be allowed for fear of marine pollution.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

'Delaying tactics' over beach

Rural politicians are using delaying tactics to stall the inclusion of a Sai Kung coastal enclave in a country park, government advisory board members claim.

The Country and Marine Parks Board, which advises the government, is pushing for a 16.5 hectare area in Tai Long Sai Wan to be incorporated in the Sai Kung East Country Park as soon as possible.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Move to protect enclave rebuffed

The government has hit a stumbling block over a proposal to convert a Sai Kung enclave in Tai Long Sai Wan into a country park, following objections from local politicians over protection of indigenous villagers' property rights.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Road back from ruin?

Forty-year-old Kenneth Li can still vaguely recall his childhood in Wong Chuk Yeung, a village on the Sai Kung peninsula. Memories of tranquil, golden paddy fields and the laughter of neighbours still stick in his mind.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The hilly season is here

Hong Kong has a remarkable amount of countryside for a place that bills itself as Asia's World City. Its 23 country parks make up some 40 per cent of the total land area.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hikers follow eco-tours through Sai Kung to support WWF

As many as 900 people took part in the first-ever Chinachem Charity Walk on Sunday to raise funds for WWF Hong Kong.

The walk, co-organised by Chinachem Group and the Sai Kung District Community Centre, shed light on indigenous communities' efforts to educate the public about natural and cultural heritage.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Balanced solution on park enclaves

When the country park system was set up in the 1970s to preserve nature for recreation and conserve water catchments, the government carved out more than 70 enclaves of private land under ancestral ownership. It zoned many for farming or conservation. The threat of undesirable development of these areas, out of character with the environment, seemed remote then.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Defaced beach should be protected, board rules

A scenic beach site defaced by massive excavation last year, Tai Long Sai Wan, should be incorporated into Sai Kung East Country Park, a government advisory board ruled yesterday in a nearly unanimous decision.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Luxury villas may spill into green belt

A 350-year-old abandoned village in a Sai Kung country park enclave may become the site of luxury villas under a development plan that is well under way. Many villagers have already sold their land to private companies.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Plan to protect defaced beach

A scenic beach site defaced by massive excavation last year will be better protected under a government proposal to designate the Tai Long Sai Wan enclave as a country park - a move welcomed by environmentalists but lamented by local villagers.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Nature charity walk to benefit WWF education

Chinachem is holding a charity nature walk in Sai Kung on October 23 to raise money for WWF's Hong Kong education programme. The walk offers the public, young and old, an opportunity to get exercise, appreciate the natural heritage of Sai Kung and show support for environmental protection.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am