Shing Mun

Lost in time

Tucked away in the Kowloon hills above Kwai Chung, the Shing Mun Reservoir system contains, along with numerous picnic spots and hiking trails, the crumbling remains of pre-war defences popularly remembered as the Gin Drinker's Line.

Sunday, 11 December, 2011, 12:00am

Land and revenue waiting to be mined

A government consultant says moving a Sha Tin sewage treatment plant underground would free up prime residential space that could fetch net revenue of HK$8.3 billion in 17 years.

This is one of the results of a cost-benefit analysis officials will use in a coming public consultation to build support for a policy to put facilities underground to lift land supply.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Monkey menace highlights need for drive-by feeding clampdown

On the second day of Lunar New Year, my hope of enjoying a hike at one of Hong Kong's country parks with my young children became a minor ordeal.

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Out and about

Before widespread industrialisation in the 1950s transformed the Hong Kong economy, primary production was critically important to local livelihoods. Fisheries were the territory's largest single economic activity until after the Pacific war, with agricultural production a close second.

16 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Harbour sports centre 'would boost rowing and serve as public amenity'

A new water sports centre in the heart of Hong Kong would be not only a massive boost for rowing and other paddle sports, but also create a huge recreational facility for the public to enjoy, Chris Perry, the head rowing coach at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, believes.

25 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Monkey sends hiker into reservoir

A hiker trying to evade a monkey slipped about 20 metres down a slope into Shing Mun Reservoir in Tsuen Wan yesterday.

22 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Hikers can enjoy challenging trails and breathtaking views

There's more to Hong Kong than meets the eye. Despite its unenviable reputation as a concrete jungle, about three-quarters of Hong Kong's 1,104 square kilometres is made up of greenery.

24 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

A schedule as hectic as an Olympic race for winners

What the medallists will do today

8am Flag-raising ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai

10am Meeting with university students at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

10am Meeting with citizen representatives of Sha Tin District, Sha Tin Town Hall

30 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Korean example eyed for Shing Mun River

The Sha Tin District Council is looking abroad for inspiration on how to revitalise the Shing Mun River, whose stench has long incurred the wrath of residents.

The river will be in the spotlight next week when the Olympic equestrian events are held nearby.

2 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The graphic on C1 yesterday should have recorded the air pollution index of 202 in Tap Mun only, not in Tuen Mun. The maximum temperature in Sha Tin should have read 36.6 degrees Celsius.

30 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Police set up protest zones near sites of equestrian events

Police in Hong Kong yesterday announced they had set up protest zones near the Sha Tin and Beas River venues for the Olympic equestrian events. The sites, officially called 'social gathering areas', are about 300 metres from the venues.

24 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Pupil, 13, seriously hurt by out-of-control car

A 13-year-old secondary-school pupil was seriously injured when an out-of-control car mounted a pavement outside her school in Tsuen Wan yesterday. Two of her schoolmates suffered minor injuries. The girl and two boys, aged 13 and 18, were on the way to Ho Fung College when the crash happened at the junction of Shing Mun Road and Wo Yi Hop Lane at about 9am.

23 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Out and about

Located just above Kwai Chung, Shing Mun offers a variety of experiences. Visitors can enjoy numerous hiking trails around the scenic Shing Mun Reservoir, the crumbling remains of Pacific war-era fortifications and the sight of dozens of wild monkeys swinging through the trees.

6 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Government must do something about disgusting state of river

Why does the Hong Kong government have such a large surplus? Because it spends nothing on Hong Kong's environment.

The morning before the Olympic torch relay, I took my usual run along the Shing Mun River in Sha Tin. Not for the first time, I was shocked, horrified and disgusted at what I saw and smelled.

22 May 2008 - 12:00am

Lawmaker complains about dumping case

Democrat legislator Lee Wing-tat has lodged a complaint with the Ombudsman over the handling by nine government departments of an illegal dumping case near Shing Mun Reservoir.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am