Sha Lo Tung Development Company

Government can ensure that sensitive site is not turned into columbarium

I wish to highlight the underlying planning and land issues related to the proposed development of a huge columbarium at Sha Lo Tung.

Monday, 9 July, 2012, 12:00am

HK$120m green cash from niche developer

A developer will inject up to HK$120 million into a government-run environment fund to support the preservation of the dragonfly haven in Sha Lo Tung valley.

The aim is to build a massive columbarium with capacity for 60,000 urn niches, along with a nature reserve and an education centre.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Fears over plan to develop valley

Proposed development in country park a threat to rare plants and animals, environmentalists say

Environmentalists have expressed reservations over plans to develop a valley in the heart of the Pat Sin Leng Country Park, saying construction work and the subsequent increase in traffic would damage the ecologically sensitive area.

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Buddhist with enterprising spirit

A developer who has become a Buddhist says his proposed plans for the sensitive Sha Lo Tung area will provide a spiritual element and benefit conservation.

Joseph Fong Tsung-hun said the Sha Lo Tung Development Company planned to build a temple next to its proposed columbarium, turning the site into 'pure land'.

2 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Protection money

In land-hungry, development-obsessed Hong Kong, it is fair to say that every metre of natural land provides a sanctuary for some type of plant or insect. Man apart, every form of life on the planet is the victim of shrinking habitat in the modern age. So it is a matter for celebration when a court backs government efforts to protect flora and fauna.

10 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Villages still spiritual homes

I refer to Kevin Sinclair's column (South China Morning Post, March 22) and would like to assure him that Sha Lo Tung's 'invisible' indigenous population is very visible in Tai Po and other areas while they anxiously await a return to their roots.

31 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Developers lodge protest at conservation ruling

Developers have lodged an appeal against a decision to protect parts of one of the SAR's most ecologically important areas.

Sha Lo Tung Development Company is one of 10 objectors to the Government's environment protection plans in the Sha Lo Tung Valley, north of Tai Po.

17 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Must tighten conservation planning controls

Friends of the Earth (FoE) would like to reply to David Seabrook's letter about the development inconsistency in allowing Henderson Land to proceed with development at Nam Sang Wai, whilst housing development at Sha Lo Tung is not supported (South China Morning Post, January 22).

6 Feb 1997 - 12:00am