Sai Wan

Anger as government fences off popular Sai Kung beachfront bistro

The Oriental's seating area was blocked by the Lands Department, which said it took action over unauthorised structures. Photo: David Wong

The Oriental Restaurant and Bar at Sai Wan, a coastal enclave that lies just outside the boundaries of the Sai Kung East Country Park, has been a favourite spot for hikers and campers. Owner and customers are furious that the Lands Department has fenced off 80 per cent of its beachfront seating area without any warning.

Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 5:40am 4 comments

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28 Oct 2013 - 11:42am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Court deadline expires for Pakistan's PM

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Movable east - SoHo spreads its wings

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Corrections & clarifications

In yesterday's article headlined 'Action on new work at Sai Wan beach site' on page C1, the work carried out by CLP Power's cable contractor was wrongly reported as unauthorised. The work was approved by the country park authority. We apologise for the error.

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A preservation and recovery plan for Sai Wan proposed by a charity foundation has failed to secure public support and might be put on hold indefinitely.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am