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Sai Kung Peninsula

New rules for setting country park boundaries

The government is set to abandon a long-held principle of taking possible future urban development into account when setting country park boundaries.

Saturday, 21 May, 2011, 12:00am

Man drowns near Sai Kung

A 27-year-old man drowned when he went swimming with friends in Tai She Wan, a remote beauty spot near Sai Kung, south of the High Island Reservoir. His brother, 24, spotted him in trouble around midday yesterday and raised the alarm. The man was taken unconscious to the nearby marine police base and then on to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital by helicopter.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am


For Amanda Glover and her family, the move from city dwelling to rural living has brought about positive changes, including a more relaxed lifestyle.

After living in Mid-Levels and Happy Valley for almost three years, the Glovers decided to move to Sai Kung two years ago so that they would have more space and their newborn baby would have cleaner air to breathe.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am


Moving from the city to Sai Kung not only enabled Amanda Glover and her family to live in a bigger property at an affordable price, it also meant her daughter added new words to her vocabulary.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

Battle lines drawn in country park fight

The battle lines have been drawn between those who support controls on the use of two country park enclaves in Sai Kung and those who oppose controls, but the sizes of the rival forces look a bit out of balance.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Shentin, 13, is happy to be left in the dark for Earth Hour

In joining today's global lights-out event Earth Hour, 13-year-old Shentin Elson was not one to wait for instructions.

He paid for about 30 posters, got up early yesterday and went around passing them out to his neighbours.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Zoning order on Sai Wan beach is upheld

The Town Planning Board yesterday decided the existing temporary zoning allowing only agriculture is the best protection for defaced Sai Wan beach.

After considering 350 viewpoints at a public hearing, the board upheld the zoning order issued by the Planning Department.

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Subsidised ferry service to Sai Kung is definitely a viable proposition

I refer to the letter by Ho Kam-tong ('Any company operating ferry to Sai Kung bound to lose money', January 16) in reply to my letter ('Ferry service can ease weekend traffic congestion in Sai Kung', January 2).

I failed to understand what he meant when he said that 'making it difficult for people to get' to Sai Kung would not 'solve its problems'.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Government has duty to protect Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park

Christine Loh Kung-wai's column ('Shifting sands', November 19) highlighted the confusion which has arisen over the boundary of Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park and the status of plots of agricultural land which have recently been sold but which have been under water for a good number of years.

25 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Out and about

The rugged beauty of Sai Kung - with its grassy hillsides, remote rocky headlands, deserted beaches and dozens of islands - is one of Hong Kong's greatest recreational assets. And though it can be crowded on the weekends, during the week one can easily hike all day and not see anyone else.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Three more country park sites get protective zoning

Three more country park enclaves facing imminent development and with a history of environmental damage have been given protective zoning but 50 remain unprotected.

Environmentalists called for quicker action to protect the other areas. Landowners said they were being robbed of their development rights.

1 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


There is no need to destroy our valued trees

In his letter ('We must not get too emotional over trees', September 21), Alan Crawley starts off by writing 'I love trees'. But, from the remainder of his letter, it is clear that he considers them to be a nuisance, mostly for blocking his views of the sea.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


The rewarding life of a volunteer

It seems these days that many people only care about making more money, but not about others. I don't think it's an ideal world, so some friends and I started doing volunteer work on our holidays.

22 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Proposed reclamation would be a betrayal of Hong Kong people

I refer to the report ('Unauthorised Sai Kung project touted in Japan', September 15) concerning a proposed large development next to Hoi Ha Wan marine park.

What is not obvious from maps and the developer's plans is that, firstly, this development will destroy one of the two main beaches at Hoi Ha.

18 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Unauthorised Sai Kung project touted in Japan

A yet-to-be-completed luxury residential project next to a marine park in Sai Kung is being offered for sale in Japan before any of the necessary approvals have been obtained from the Hong Kong government.

15 Sep 2010 - 12:00am