Shap Pat Heung

Lam 'asking for fight on small houses'

The development chief's call to end the controversial small-house policy has sparked a public debate in which indigenous villagers accused Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor of stirring up a hornets' nest.

Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am

Demolition protest

Land officers and contract workers failed to remove more illegal structures from a rural leader's park and zoo in Yuen Long, as dozens of villagers guarded the entrance.

The villagers oppose the Lands Department's move to deal with unlawful structures in the Tai Tong Lychee Valley.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Mob thwarts bid to clear rest of park

Land officers and contract workers failed to remove more illegal structures from a rural leader's park and zoo in Yuen Long yesterday as dozens of villagers guarded the entrance and hurled insults at them.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Officials failing to tackle illegal land occupation

The Audit Commission has slammed the Lands Department for dragging its heels and allowing a rural strongman to unlawfully occupy a swathe of government land where a business has been run for 18 years.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Kuk to discuss illegal works scheme

Rural affairs body the Heung Yee Kuk will hold a special meeting tomorrow to discuss whether to comply with a registration system the government laid down in its new crackdown policy against illegal structures at village houses.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Around town

Around town


Exhibition featuring a giant walkable map made up of 60,000 lomographic photographs and a 20-metre-long LomoWall display. Daily, 10am-10pm, Open Piazza and 2/F Atrium, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2118 8900. Ends May 3

The 49ers - The True Story

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Twelve held in road racing swoop

15 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Cabbie held for dangerous driving

1 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Cabbie held for dangerous driving

1 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Lam's gold 'thanks to special helper'

Patrick Lam Lap-suen, Hong Kong's Austria-born rider, claims Chinese beliefs have helped him win gold.

3 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Dragon dance a reminder that HK is more than just opera and herbal tea

A 70-metre-long golden dragon sailed through the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin yesterday to remind people that besides Cantonese opera and herbal tea, Hong Kong had many examples of intangible cultural heritage to take pride in.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Electors not deterred by violence fear

The threat of election violence failed to frighten off residents of two rural constituencies in Yuen Long who streamed to polling stations yesterday to vote in the district council elections.

A bloody assault by knife-wielding attackers on Thursday left a Shap Pat Heung South constituency candidate's election manager badly injured in hospital.

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Anti-triad police probing knife attack on campaign manager

Anti-triad officers are investigating whether a brutal attack on the campaign manager of two district council election candidates in Yuen Long involved triads, and its links to tomorrow's polls.

Police will deploy extra officers in the area on polling day because of the attack, a district commander said.

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Yuen Long joyriders arrested

Police arrested three men on suspicion of dangerous driving after a laser speed gun clocked their cars travelling at up to 150km/h in a 50km/h zone in Yuen Long early yesterday. The cars were seen travelling at high speeds along Tai Shu Ha Road East near Shap Pat Heung at about 2am.

19 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Junior straw poll goes the distance

Students from Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Secondary School soared above fellow contestants to win a regional straw aeroplane competition last weekend.

28 Apr 2007 - 12:00am