Sand and bands at Silvermine Bay Music Festival

Indie band Supper Moment

Any rainfall in the aftermath of Typhoon Kai-Tak did little to dampen the mood of music lovers looking to enjoy some live beats on the beach.

Tuesday, 21 August, 2012, 4:14am

Out and about

Less than an hour by ferry from Central, another world opens up. Mui Wo - or Plum Nest - is the usual access point to South Lantau's dramatically beautiful, semi-rural countryside and an excursion here offers much of interest. For several decades, Mui Wo has been known as Silvermine Bay, but popular usage of this romantic-sounding but factually misleading name is in steady decline.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am

What's on in Hong Kong


The October Contemporary Art Festival kicks off tomorrow. See how local artists combine the techniques used in traditional Chinese ink painting with new media in this showcase event.

When: October 3-28

Where: Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, To Kwa Wan

Tickets: Free

2 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

'Non-natural factors at play' in festival being called off

It's bad news for music fans looking forward to this year's Silvermine Bay Music Festival. According to one of the bands scheduled to perform at the outdoor Mui Wo event, the entire three-day weekend festival has been postponed indefinitely 'for safety and liability reasons'.

21 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Activists mourn as pier's plaque removed

One of three historic plaques at Queen's Pier was removed yesterday, leaving conservation activists mourning the loss.

Workers started removing one of two Chinese-language plaques - the third is in English - at about 1pm. The process took more than three hours as they carefully wrapped it in plastic and sponge to prevent it from being damaged.

23 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Silvermine festival breaks drought for music lovers

Isn't it always the way? Hong Kong's music-starved masses go without any decent gigs for months and then are suddenly spoilt for choice.

So it goes this weekend, when Lantau plays host to the inaugural Silvermine Bay Music Festival on the beach at Mui Wo. Organisers have lined up about 10 local bands for Saturday's free event.

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Wonderful location

Thank you for publishing the article by Tony Henderson headlined 'Lantau's charm lies in its simplicity' (South China Morning Post, November 9).

It does a little to bring home the fact that there are areas of life necessary for the balance and health which are sadly missing for the majority of people in Hong Kong.

18 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Unsuitable venue for wargames

I was surprised, on returning to my home in Wang Tong on Lantau a few days ago, to see construction work taking place on open land.

Residents were not consulted or informed about the change of use of this area, which is directly in front of many homes.

10 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Silvermine Bay off limits

Swimmers have been advised not to take a dip at Silvermine Bay on Lantau Island because of poor water quality caused by the recent heavy rains.

In its latest grading of beaches, the Environmental Protection Department said water quality at many beaches had declined compared with a week ago.

30 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Holiday crush

I would like to know, with the more pleasant summer season, if First Ferry is planning to make contingency plans for the increased number of passengers that will travel to Silvermine Bay, Lantau at weekends, specifically Friday evenings.

10 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Body found

A man, 34, was found dead on Silvermine Bay Beach on Lantau. Death was confirmed at a Mui Wo clinic.

10 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

'Petty dictator' tarnishing Hong Kong's image

We are regular visitors to Hong Kong, and have seen the city in all its moods, but the experience we had on April 22 at the bus terminal at Silvermine Bay in Lantau, was the worst.

28 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Burger bother

Now that the wonderfully sparkly new McDonalds restaurant has opened in Silvermine Bay, could the management let me know when they will employ someone to clean up the vast amounts of their rubbish scattered all over the countryside, or if they intend to use biodegradable packaging that is - as far as I know - a legal requirement for all fast food outlets in the United States.

26 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

the new naff

Forget elegance, sophistication and good taste, if you want to be at the forefront of fashion these days, dress like a geek. Do it in designer style at Prada - which this season is offering a great line in grandmother styles - or with more effort, and less cost, at Hong Kong's outlet mecca, Granville Road.

28 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Formula for racing frustration

After four months of waiting, it was at last time for the Formula 1 season to start. New cars, new teams, new drivers - my expectations were high.

I headed into Central from Silvermine Bay with my friend from Tai Po; no satellite dishes in our parts of town. We bought our beers, we tuned in.

14 Mar 1996 - 12:00am