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Tai Lam Country Park

Owners of leisure park in Yuen Long, Hong Kong, ordered to shut down restaurant

Rural strongman Leung Fuk-yuen, his brother and his Tai Tong Lychee Valley park were at the centre of a new land-use row yesterday after a court ordered the closure of a restaurant run by the park.

Thursday, 16 August, 2012, 3:52am

Legco report faults lands staff

'Serious dissatisfaction and disappointment' over her previous bureau's performance has followed Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor into her new role as chief secretary.

The criticism was levelled by a Legislative Council committee yesterday over the persistent failure by the Development Bureau to protect government land from illegal use.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers' protest crossed the line

There is a clear line between the right to protest and obstruction of the law. Villagers in Yuen Long violated it on Monday while protecting illegal structures in a rural leader's commercial recreation park in the Tai Tong Lychee Valley, part of which is illegally on government land. As a result land officers and workers sent to remove them left without doing so.

25 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

'Park use tolerated by agency for years'

The rural strongman who has unlawfully used almost 5,000 square metres of government land in Yuen Long as a commercial park for almost two decades says he did it for the public good.

20 Apr 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

Briefs

Hearing for Cathay pilot accused of sex assault

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Wheel rush

The sport of mountain biking has been thriving on the hilly landscapes of Hong Kong. Biking veteran Tiger So Fu tells Young Post about popular local routes and the precautions you should take while pursuing this exciting but risky sport.

Routes:

Tai Lam Reservoir Loop

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Olympic Trail ban sends mountain bikers into a spin

The hills of Lantau are alive with the sound of angry mountain bikers, upset that they are barred from the Olympic Trail, renamed in 2008 by the government to commemorate the success of the Beijing Games.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Out and about

One of post-handover Hong Kong's sadder sights is Sek Kong village, a sprawling military residential complex that has been largely abandoned to changing circumstances after 1997.

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Blaze rages for 19 hours

A discarded cigarette butt is suspected of causing a hill fire in Tuen Mun that raged for about 19 hours before being put out yesterday morning. The blaze covered 10 hectares and destroyed about 1,000 trees in Tai Lam Country Park, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. The blaze began at 4.14pm on Wednesday near Chi Lok Fa Yue village.

30 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Bikers endure a rocky ride

Mountain biker Tsang Siu-keung was thinking of glory and could almost taste the victorious gulp of Gatorade when his cravings were cut short in the blink of an eye last Sunday.

Taking a blind corner along a trail up the Tai Lam Country Park, the Hong Kong representative, nicknamed 'Stone', came head on with a vehicle.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Riders demand more tracks

Hong Kong's rapidly growing band of mountain bikers has called for dedicated trails for the Olympic sport, after one of their riders was involved in a head-on collision with a government vehicle during the Gatorade Action Asia Off Road Series race at Tai Lam Country Park on Sunday.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Train blast spells fresh woes for KCRC

Oil leak in transformer causes explosion in West Rail tunnel; Watchdog launches inquiry as rail chief calls fire freak accident

The equipment problems that haunted the KCRC for the whole of last year returned dramatically yesterday when a faulty transformer on a West Rail train exploded inside a tunnel.

15 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Highway inferno

A driver burned to death when his Honda Civic flipped over and burst into flames in Tuen Mun last night. The accident happened just before 7pm when the car, heading towards Tsuen Wan, slammed into railings along Tuen Mun Road near Sham Tseng.

10 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

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