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Siu Ho Wan

A bridge to a solid career in testing

Construction-materials testing is a lesser-known but critical component in the process of taking a structure off the blueprint and turning it into bricks-and-mortar reality.

Saturday, 17 March, 2012, 12:00am

Green group tackles leftovers

Greeners Action mounted a leftovers awareness campaign in Causeway Bay on Father's Day, collecting signatures from more than 100 shoppers. The food waste recycling centre in Siu Ho Wan on Lantau Island will open in 2013, but will not have the capacity to handle about 3,000 tonnes of food waste produced each day.

21 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Four officers hurt as police van overturns

Four officers suffered minor injuries after a police van overturned on the North Lantau Highway after crashing through a wire fence and anti-crash barrier early yesterday. The driver of the North Lantau police station van lost control on Cheung Tung Road near Siu Ho Wan at about 2.15am before it crashed through the fence and barrier.

30 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Disco raids net 25 drug suspects

Police arrested 25 people and seized HK$26,000 worth of illegal drugs in raids on three discos in Tsim Sha Tsui and Yau Ma Tei early yesterday. The 17 men and eight women, aged between 18 and 61, were arrested for drug trafficking, assisting in drug trafficking or possession of drugs. The seizure included ketamine, cocaine and Ecstasy.

19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Greens see red over development plans in revised Lantau blueprint

The government yesterday unveiled a revised plan for Lantau's development that puts emphasis on conservation, recreation and green tourism but still includes heavy infrastructure development.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Patient, 82, denied entry to Discovery Bay tunnel

Son forced to negotiate for 45 minutes while his sick father sat in vehicle

Hong Kong Resort, owner and manager of the Discovery Bay development, has been branded heartless after an elderly hospital patient was told he could not return home through the Discovery Bay tunnel because he was travelling in a private car.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Lantau logistics park 'must be top priority'

The proposed logistics park in North Lantau has the top priority among development projects on the island because of its role in keeping Hong Kong competitive, a planning officer said yesterday.

But the approach was attacked by Lantau resident representatives, who said economic development was being allowed to override conservation and sustainability.

25 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

An island of controversy?

It is a case of 'one island, two systems'. According to a concept plan for Lantau released by the government this week, the north shore of Hong Kong's biggest island will be bustling with activities. Along the highway to Chek Lap Kok, a logistics park, theme park, cross-boundary transport hub and other leisure and entertainment facilities will be built.

30 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

No 24-hour bus

A full-page advertisement for units at the Siena Two development at Discovery Bay that appeared on page nine of the South China Morning Post on Wednesday stated that 'a 24-hour shuttle service lets you quickly reach Tung Chung MTR station or the airport in moments'.

21 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

South Lantau is ripe for development

May I suggest that it is S. J. Hemsted ('Conserve unspoiled areas of land', South China Morning Post, March 21) who is 'wide of the mark', when it comes to practical suggestions about the development of south Lantau.

His attitudes seem totally removed from reality.

26 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Unfair toll

I am most perplexed to learn that in order to gain access to provide essential services to the residents of Discovery Bay, the Hong Kong Government has to pay the Discovery Bay Tunnel Company $50 one-way.

If this is happening, can a good reason be provided from the parties involved to justify this unjustifiable use of public money?

JUDE LAM

17 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Police inspect Lantau crash scene

Updated at 4.59pm: Police and transport engineers on Wednesday inspected the scene of a car crash that killed three cousins on Christmas Eve in Lantau.

27 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Preserve scenic Lantau shorelines

Plans announced in press reports suggest that the proposed Disneyland at Penny's Bay on Lantau will require a huge reclamation, filling up not only the bay itself but extending to the surrounding coastlines. Furthermore, a big highway is shown running along the remaining natural coastline on the eastern side of the peninsula.

2 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

122 hillside fires spell grave risk

Chung Yeung Festival was marked throughout the SAR yesterday amid a red fire warning, leading to 122 reports of hillfires.

At Siu Ho Wan, Lantau Island, firemen battled for 12 hours to extinguish a large fire.

The hillfire, which was put out at noon, started about midnight on Saturday and spread quickly over a vast area due to strong winds.

18 Oct 1999 - 12:00am