Sok Kwu Wan

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Tuesday, 10 April, 2012, 12:00am

A rich taste of tradition

Just half an hour away by ferry, Lamma Island is the perfect destination for hiking, sunbathing, visiting temples, shopping, eating out or learning handicrafts. It has two main villages - Yung Shue Wan in the north and Sok Kwu Wan in the east.

22 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

MTR discount to be phased out

The MTR Corporation will stop offering a HK$1.50 discount on its fares to ferry passengers from Sok Kwu Wan, Yung Shue Wan, Peng Chau and Mui Wo from next Wednesday, ferry companies said. The six-month promotion was launched last July.

8 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The graphic with the report headlined 'Island ferries to raise fares up to 23pc' on City 1 on Saturday should have given the operator of the Central-Yung Shue Wan route as Islands Ferry Company and the Central-Sok Kwu Wan route as Winnertex.

3 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Government may back down on ferry service cuts: lawmaker

The government may back down from its proposed cut of non-peak ferry services for Lamma, Peng Chau and Mui Wo, although it may not fully satisfy residents' demands, a lawmaker has said.

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Fisherman's leg pierced by poisonous barb

A 20-year-old man was stung by a poisonous catfish off Lamma Island yesterday. The man was fishing with his father near Sok Kwu Wan at about 4pm when the venomous barb of a striped eel catfish he had caught pierced his right leg. His father sent him to Aberdeen by boat from where he was rushed to hospital.

29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Red tide sweeps into popular Shek O beach

A red tide that has swept across local waters over the past week has reached the village of Shek O in the southeast of Hong Kong.

Red flags were hoisted yesterday at the popular Shek O beach and at Turtle Cove near Red Hill warning beach-goers not to enter the water.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Bilis brings hottest day of year, but storms loom

Dozens of people needed hospital treatment as temperatures soared yesterday under the influence of Severe Tropical Storm Bilis.

But relief is at hand, with the Observatory forecasting cooler temperatures and seven days of showers or storms from today.

14 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Makeshift home saves bird family

Two ferry workers who saved a pair of barn-swallow chicks from drowning and made them a new nest were rewarded with a happy ending.

Sin So, 49, and Kwok Ka-chun, 25, were on board a Lamma-bound ferry at Sok Kwu Wan in mid-May when they saw a damaged nest lying on the pier and three chicks struggling in the water.

16 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

3,000 snap up $38 day-tour bargains

About 3,000 people yesterday rushed to join one-day local and Shenzhen trips costing just $38 for two.

Wing On Travel is offering tours to Lamma Island, Chi Lin Monastery and Sai Kung, as well as a day-trip to Shenzhen, although the cross-border tour has a catch - travellers have to pay their own way back.

4 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Not that long a walk for Discovery Bay residents

After reading the letter from Mario Panuccio headlined 'Re-siting of ferry will force residents to leave' (South China Morning Post, August 8) I could only think of my 15-year-old's often sarcastic comment about people, 'How sad is that?'

Those people who work at the Sheung Wan end of Central now have a shorter distance to walk to the relocated Discovery Bay ferry.

14 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

U-turn on Lamma police cutbacks

Strong opposition from residents on Lamma Island has forced police chiefs to back down over staffing cuts locals say would have left them easy prey for criminals.

4 May 2000 - 12:00am

Snake bite

Hiker Tom Braithwaite was airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a snake near So Kwu Wan, Lamma.

29 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Appalled

Earlier this month, I walked over Lamma, from Sok Kwu Wan to Yung Shue Wan. It was the first time for months that I had taken this lyrical route. In fact, I had almost forgotten what striking natural beauty Lamma possesses.

30 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Change of plan for seafood exhibition

The economic crisis has forced organisers to change their plans for their first independent international seafood exhibition.

They will instead hold the Asian International Seafood Show in conjunction with the HOFEX hotel, food and beverage show in May.

27 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

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