Agricultural officers clad in protective clothing conducted a clean-up in Sha Lo Wan, Lantau Island, yesterday after a dead chicken found on the coast there last Saturday tested positive for H5 bird flu.Friday, 24 December, 2010, 12:00am
Tree thieves from the mainland are risking capture and up to 10 years in jail for pay days of just $300 or $400. And fishermen are paid only $900 to run boats across Hong Kong waters to carry freshly dug up Buddhist pines.
Across the border a good tree - they can grow up to 5 metres - can fetch $100,000, because of their fung shui value and rarity.14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
Nine crew members from Fujian aboard a lifeboat rowed to Sha Lo Wan on Lantau after their cargo vessel sank while transporting pottery.
Their 51-metre-long vessel from Heshan, Guangdong, sank five nautical miles west of Chek Lap Kok. No one was injured.16 Sep 1998 - 12:00am
It seems that Lantau Island is now being viewed as a vast untapped land bank for development.13 Mar 1998 - 12:00am
A 23-year-old man who allegedly tried to hijack a boat from Lantau on Sunday was arrested. Police found a chopper and a pair of pliers on the suspect at Sha Lo Wan pier.25 Mar 1997 - 12:00am
THE latest change in the new airport layout put forward by the Provisional Airport Authority (PAA), which involves the destruction of the Sha Lo Wan headland, may not be the only way to meet the PAA's goals of reducing construction costs and enhancing flight-path flexibility.2 Mar 1993 - 12:00am