Weathered by storms, hit by landslides and threatened by Hong Kong's rapid change and development, Tai O's locals rely on their own resources to survive.Wednesday, 10 July, 2013, 10:16am
In Stanley it was all about beer and costumes, the athletes were in Aberdeen and for those wanting to see a century-old parade, Tai O was the place to be during yesterday's Dragon Boat Festival.13 Jun 2013 - 11:49am
A fire ripped through the stilt homes - built mainly from wooden planks and metal sheets - on May 2. No one was injured, but 10 families were left homeless.13 Jun 2013 - 5:05am
Tai O fishing village is an enduring tourist attraction that owes little to the kind of extravagant spending and promotion lavished on theme parks. It thrives on the timeless appeal of a simple, traditional lifestyle that attracts residents and visitors alike. Unfortunately, a marriage of modern amenity with authenticity does not always confer protection from fire, storm and tempest, as we were reminded by the fire that swept through a cluster of the village's famous stilt houses and left 10 households homeless.6 May 2013 - 2:55am
Records on pressurised water extinguishers in Sha Chai Min and Sam Chung in the Lantau Island fishing village showed some were last maintained in August 2010 and others in 2011. Labels on the extinguishers said they were owned by the Tai O Rural Committee.4 May 2013 - 5:44am
No casualties were reported. Last night, about 10 households that were left homeless were put up by the Housing Department at the Lung Tin Transit Centre, on a public housing estate.3 May 2013 - 5:40am
Tourists tired of shopping till they drop in Hong Kong will soon be offered some unconventional options.
These include sampling the city's most famous street snacks, learning to make traditional delicacies in a centuries-old fishing village - and even a cross-border cycling trip to a world heritage site.29 Jan 2013 - 6:40am
A HK$620 million government project announced five years ago to revitalise the old village of Tai O appears to have been suspended.
A cottage showcasing the history of the salt-making industry in the fishing community has been closed to visitors since its refurbishment months ago, as researchers lack funds for its operation.2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
The 110-year-old Tai O Police Station is back in business - this time as an upmarket hotel.28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
From making salted egg yolks in Tai O village to learning kung fu from a shaolin master - the Hong Kong Tourism Board is promoting cultural activities on Lantau Island to appeal to business travellers.14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am