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Sai Kung Peninsula

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.

Sunday, 20 December, 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

Coroner calls for safety rules after diving death

The Coroner's Court has urged the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to issue safety rules for scuba diving instructors, and to offer diving courses, after a woman taking a beginner's course drowned.

A jury decided unanimously yesterday that the death of Rosie Fan Hiu-yi, 27 - a doctor from Princess Margaret Hospital - in Sai Kung in November was an accident.

14 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Talkback

How can the marathon route be improved?

As predicted, the annual Standard Chartered Marathon attracted a high turnout of nearly 52,000 people.

Our chief executive has promised that the government is more than willing to look into ways of improving this event. One possible way is to expand the number of participants.

12 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Letters

Concern over arbitrary arrest laws in Malaysia

10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Mark Six tip newsletters seized

Police seized 45,000 copies of the King of Mark Six - a daily newsletter carrying tips on winning the lottery - destined for the mainland, in an anti-smuggling operation in Sai Kung.

9 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Hiker on Sai Kung trail collapses and dies

An man collapsed while hiking in Sai Kung East Country Park and later died in hospital yesterday. The 69-year-old man, surnamed Wong, was hiking with more than 10 friends along the MacLehose Trail in the country park. They reached Long Ke at 12.17pm when he complained of feeling unwell.

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Out and about

Far removed from Hong Kong's dense urban conurbation, yet just beyond Sai Kung's hills, lie some of the New Territories' great delights - the deserted South Pacific-like beaches at Tai Long Wan and the rugged, grassy, spectacularly beautiful mountain ranges that surround Sharp Peak.

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am