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Tai Long Wan

Government broke promise in Sai Kung park plan, villager claims

Sai Wan villagers show a banner against the government's plan to include the enclave into the surrounding country park. Photo: Dickson Lee

A Sai Kung resident accused the government of breaking a promise it made in the 1970s by incorporating private land in his village into a country park and trampling on the rights of indigenous villagers to build houses on the site, a court heard yesterday.

Tuesday, 28 January, 2014, 6:27am

Kuk judicial review threat over country park plan

A Heung Yee Kuk concern group plans to file a judicial review against the government's decision to fold a private enclave on Sai Kung's Tai Long Wan coast into the surrounding country park.

22 May 2013 - 5:45am

Out and about

Far removed from Hong Kong's dense urban conurbation, yet just beyond Sai Kung's hills, lie some of the New Territories' great delights - the deserted South Pacific-like beaches at Tai Long Wan and the rugged, grassy, spectacularly beautiful mountain ranges that surround Sharp Peak.

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Turtles leave human 'parents' to return to the wild

Conservation officers yesterday completed the release of 61 juvenile green turtles into the sea at Tai Long Wan, hoping they will one day return to nest.

Despite their small size, officers believed the turtles could swim safely to deeper water, where they could find shelter and food in seaweed.

18 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Buffaloes bring back fond memories

Last year, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) removed 12 water buffaloes from Lantau.

They were removed following a complaint that the buffaloes were a threat to public safety and destroying villagers' crops.

But some residents were angry at the AFCD.

8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


IT'S JUST AFTER dawn at Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung. The winter sun glints off the surface of the sea where a dozen men and women straddle their fibreglass boards about 100 metres out, waiting for the right wave.

'Surf's up,' cries Shiu Wing-yee, paddling hard to get her surfboard into position. The wave curls, the board lifts and Shiu stands on her fast-moving platform.

8 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Let's protect our planet ... before it's too late

Do you think one day, humans will all live in space? The many missions to study Mars, Venus and other planets suggest that we might.

As people on Earth are exhausting its resources, I think we will soon destroy this planet and have to find a new place for humans to live.

3 May 2006 - 12:00am

Map to guide people out of shopping malls

A new effort was launched yesterday to get visitors and residents out of the shopping malls and into the rest of Hong Kong.

To help them, a guide map has been published with 55 nature and cultural destinations as alternatives to dining, shopping and visiting Disneyland.

30 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Pipeline a shocking waste of money

After reading Kevin Sinclair's report on Tai Long Wan (' 'Pipeline through paradise' angers eco-group', South China Morning Post, November 20) I was shocked to see how much money the government is spending on a handful of villagers (to supply them with mains water).

25 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

International Coastal Clean-up

Beachgoers - grab your bin bags. Tomorrow is the 17th Annual International Coastal Clean-up, the largest one-day, global volunteer effort to help the environment. Last year, in 78 countries, about 745,000 volunteers hauled in more than 5.6 million kilograms of rubbish from beaches and waterways. Tomorrow, 9am to noon, at a local beach or waterway near you.

20 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Important area must be closely monitored

I am delighted to read that the Town Planning Board has decided to re-zone much of Tai Long Wan as a conservation area (report headlined, 'Scenic spot saved from builders', South China Morning Post, April 28).

This will prevent further pressure from development destroying what is one of Hong Kong's best natural and historical tourist areas.

8 May 2001 - 12:00am

Last unspoilt refuge being ruined by concrete invasion

There is little natural beauty left in Hong Kong.

As a keen dragon-boat racer, it has been depressing to head out on the sea around Hong Kong only to encounter floating television sets, plastic bags and dead fish.

It will take a huge effort and a long time to fix the murky liquid excrement that our surrounding waters have become.

7 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Developers told to take a hike

Hikers have shown overwhelming opposition to plans to build homes in an area of Sai Kung country park.

Friends of Tai Long Wan, which was set up last December, interviewed more than 500 hikers in December. More than 80 per cent were against, or strongly against, the construction of 370 small houses in the area, which was listed in an Outline Zoning Plan last April.

2 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Missing paddler found safe

Canoeist Kan Wing-fuk, 63, was found paddling off Tai Long Wan, Sai Kung, after a police search. Officers were called out after Mr Kan failed to return home as promised on Monday.

31 May 2000 - 12:00am

Public at risk

I was saddened to read about the unfortunate incident in which a young female was savagely attacked by wild dogs. I however was not surprised and should such an attack occur again, it could prove fatal.

19 Jun 1998 - 12:00am