Sai Kung Peninsula

Green groups unite in 'eco-day' in fight to save Sai Kung wetland

Environmentalists fighting to save a sensitive piece of Sai Kung wetland from development will make their last stand tomorrow ahead of a Town Planning Board meeting to decide on the land's fate.

Saturday, 8 July, 2006, 12:00am

Paradise postponed

The man who promised to turn a derelict seafront hotel into a mini-Hawaiian village resort and transform Sai Kung into a resort to rival Phuket is, as usual, thinking big when he explains why things haven't happened quite as quickly as he had hoped.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

Man drowns off Sai Kung

A 51-year-old German man drowned while scuba diving in Sai Kung yesterday afternoon.

Police said he had been boating off Sheung Sze Wan with his wife and friends when he decided to go diving alone shortly after 3pm.

When he failed to return to the boat one hour later, a female friend called the police, who immediately launched a search of the area.

9 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Don't rely on mobile phones, walkers told

Don't rely on your mobile, bring walkie-talkies if possible, don't be too embarrassed to admit you are feeling unwell and speak up if you need a break - these are some of the key tips offered by veteran hikers.

Walkers must also be constantly on alert for dehydration.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Wildlife smugglers let off too lightly, says green group

Pair get fine, suspended jail term in first conviction of its kind

Two wildlife smugglers have been given suspended jail terms for trying to ship scaly anteaters out of Hong Kong to the mainland in the first prosecution of its kind.

4 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Hiker goes missing in Sai Kung park

Updated at 6.58pm: A large search was underway on Monday in the Sai Kung area for a 22-year-old man who was reported missing on Sunday; this is the second case of its kind in less than a month in Hong Kong.

Officers from the police force, fire services and the Civil Aid Service are scouring the area anxious to find the man.

3 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Rescuers retrieve body of missing journalist

Marine police and divers yesterday found the body of a man wearing swimming shorts in Sai Kung believed to be the journalist reported missing on Saturday.

Police said an initial investigation indicated the body was that of 30-year-old Commercial Radio programme assistant Tang Siu-kei.

20 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Fears grow for police officer after call for help

An off-duty police officer was missing last night despite a two-day air, sea and land search in Sai Kung, amid fears he may have had an accident or been attacked.

Constable Ting Li-wah, 45, a member of the Central anti-triad unit, asked for an ambulance during an emergency call on his mobile phone at 1.30pm on Sunday before the connection broke.

13 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Right of way

A minibus is forced off the road at the start of yesterday's Thaiquain Cup in Pak Tam Chung as 600 runners vie for honours in the first local road race after the summer break. Mark Williams, a teacher, shrugged off the lingering effects of a virus to win the 10km race in 35 minutes and 40 seconds.

5 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Lions Nature Education Centre

Keeping the children occupied during the summer break is a task most parents approach with a mix of excitement and dread. Over the next six weeks, Living will try to make it less of a chore by suggesting great family outings.

9 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Cargoes of cruelty

Revenge is a rare and exotic dish when you're a scaly anteater. The human predators pushing this little-known species towards extinction are not often cornered - but, for anteaters everywhere, April 18 looked like being one of those deliciously unusual occasions.

8 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

A true adventure

This girl was among 350 competitors who took part in Sunday's PowerBar Action Sprint in Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung. Mark Williams, a teacher at West Island School, overcame a flash flood and treacherous conditions to win the race in 1 hour, 17.02 minutes.

10 May 2005 - 12:00am

Smuggler gang busted with 1,800 pangolins

Wildlife smugglers were caught yesterday trying to ship 1,800 rare pangolins out of Hong Kong.

About 150 boxes containing skinned, vacuum-packed pangolins - a protected species - were unloaded from trucks in Sai Kung Country Park on Monday night ready to be put onto a mainland-bound boat.

20 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Gang busted with 1,800 pangolins

Wildlife smugglers were caught yesterday trying to ship 1,800 rare pangolins out of Hong Kong.

About 150 boxes containing skinned, vacuum-packed pangolins - a protected species - were unloaded from trucks in Sai Kung Country Park on Monday night ready to be put onto a mainland-bound boat.

20 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

WWF charity walk seeks to raise $1m

The WWF is to use a $1 million charity walk to highlight its campaign for tougher controls on fishing to protect the marine environment.

A record 1,300 people are expected to take part in the third annual Hoi Ha Wan Charity Walk on April 24, two treks covering 5km or 8km which raise money for WWF marine education and conservation projects.

15 Apr 2005 - 12:00am