Sai Kung Peninsula

'This will give a bad impression'

Allowing a densely vegetated site to be stripped bare within the Hong Kong National Geopark would give a bad impression to the United Nations, which will be asked to grant World Heritage status to the geopark next year, a leading conservationist said.

Tuesday, 20 July, 2010, 12:00am

Caring about coral reefs

Diving doesn't usually appear on a school curriculum. But when Alice Bean and Yuka Takemon came to study in Hong Kong, they were offered the chance to learn to dive, and to put their new skills to good use in marine conservation.

7 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Tranquil lifestyle attracts city dwellers

As more city dwellers look for ways to achieve work-life balance, or to enjoy more living space, they are opting to move to the relatively quieter areas of Sai Kung and Tai Po. However, there can be drawbacks for those planning to buy properties in Hong Kong's 'back garden', as the Hong Kong Tourism Board describes the Sai Kung Peninsula.

12 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Life looking better for Year of the Tiger

Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat shook a tube full of fortune sticks with steady hands at a Sha Tin temple yesterday, apparently unfazed by his unlucky draw for the city last year.

And this time, things looked a lot better. By drawing No53 stick, Hong Kong's prospects for the Year of the Tiger are apparently promising.

16 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Protest over village road access

About 100 residents from Ho Chung New Village drove around Sai Kung in 70 vehicles last night in a protest to urge the government to resolve a row over road access to the village. Vehicle access is being blocked because a landowner is building a new house on the only road into the village.

2 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Window fault sparks Honda recall

31 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Santa Claus joins the bikers on a toy ride to raise money for charity

Sixty-two leather-clad motorcycle riders, led by a Santa Claus, hit the roads last week on a four-hour, 100 kilometre charity toy ride for Operation Santa Claus.

It was the sixth Christmas toy run held by the Mad Dog Motorcycle Club, with the support of other clubs such as Cruiser Hong Kong, Lambretta Club and Hong Kong Bikers.

20 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Boat journeys offer pupils window into world in peril

Bursts of laughter erupt from the children as they peer through the glass bottom of the boat and glimpse the aquatic life below. For the 30 children on board Transparency, it's a treasured day out of school, but for the organisers, the trip is a valuable chance to educate the pupils about a world in danger.

25 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Sai Kung could suffer if geopark project is not managed carefully

I refer to the report 'Slice of city named national geopark' (November 4).

There is no doubt that the columnar jointing and rock features that are abundant around Sai Kung's coastlines are world class and certainly need protecting. But promoting the natural features to an international audience is not going to help anyone unless the situation is managed extremely carefully.

11 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Suspected smuggler arrested in Sai Kung

Marine police arrested a suspected smuggler and seized HK$450,000 worth of computer hard disk drives and two notebook computers in an anti-smuggling operation on the Tai Mong Tsai Road waterfront, near Tsam Chuk Wan, Sai Kung, yesterday. Ten of 11 smugglers fled on speedboats when police arrived at about 12.45pm but a 25-year-old man was held.

6 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

18-year-old feared dead after Shek O wave sweeps him away

A Mid-Autumn Festival celebration turned to tragedy at Shek O Beach yesterday when an 18-year-old youth was swept away by a wave in the early morning and was still missing last night - most likely the 10th drowning this year.

5 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Developer digs up only road in NT village

Villagers in Sai Kung fear they won't be able to get to or from their homes after a developer started digging foundations in the middle of the village's only usable road.

1 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Youth group's Sai Kung outdoor camp plans to double capacity

A youth group is planning to double the size of its popular holiday and sporting complex in Sai Kung to meet a rising demand for outdoor sports training.

But the expansion plan, which would encroach upon country park areas, will need an environmental impact assessment before going ahead.

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

Elderly fish-farm worker drowns

A 76-year-old woman drowned after she fell into the water at a Sai Kung fish farm in Shum Wan Tsai at about 1.30pm yesterday, police said. The woman apparently lost her balance and fell into the water while carrying out maintenance work. She was unconscious when pulled from the water by workers.

14 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Sai Kung council won't extend talks on wider highway

Residents' demands for more public consultation on expanding part of Hiram's Highway into a four-lane road were turned down by Sai Kung District Council yesterday.

The expansion is part of a HK$303 million government initiative to improve transport links from Sai Kung to Ta Ku Ling.

18 Mar 2009 - 12:00am