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Sai Kung Peninsula

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.

Friday, 1 October, 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

HK$1.6m in computer hard disks seized

9 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Villagers sue developer for breaking deal to buy 257 plots at Hoi Ha

Indigenous villagers in the north of Sai Kung are suing a property developer for breaching a 2008 agreement to buy more than 250 plots of land in Hoi Ha, which is home to a popular marine park known for its coral.

29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Sterilise cattle instead of carting them off to the slaughterhouse

I refer to the letters from Alan Crawley ('Cow population out of control', August 12) and the reply from Dr Michelle Yeung, for the director of agriculture, fisheries and conservation ('Stray cows are dealt with', August 17).

26 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Hong Kong history on a plate, yet we spurn it

It's sometimes forgotten just how much history Hong Kong has. The shorthand view that there was little to Hong Kong other than fishing before British colonialists arrived 170 years ago is a far cry from the truth. At a site in the New Territories, a kiln turned out that most identifiable of Chinese objects, blue and white porcelain, for centuries.

19 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Rural rights have to move with the times

Hong Kong has its own version of 'one country, two systems'. Call it 'one city, two standards': one rule of law for metropolitan areas, another for rural areas. Put another way, rural sins are not treated the same way as metropolitan sins.

17 Aug 2010 - 12:00am