Tai Po

Tai Po flat prices cut after bids for Pak Shek Kok site don't meet reserve price

The owner of a flat at Deerhill Bay cut its asking price by HK$3 million. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Homeowners in Hong Kong wishing to sell their flats may be more willing to reduce their asking prices after the government withdrew a residential site in Tai Po from sale last week.

Thursday, 7 May, 2015, 4:01pm

Stronger interest expected in luxury residential sites in Tai Po, Sai Kung

Two auctions in Tuen Mun last month went poorly. Photo: Robert Ng

Last month, two residential sites in Tuen Mun were sold at 8 per cent and 24 per cent below market expectations. The scrapping of an auction for an MTR Corporation site at Tin Shui Wai also reflected pessimism among developers about the outlook for the mass residential market in the New Territories.

5 Mar 2014 - 5:08am

Ecologists voice fears over planned housing in Tai Po

Ecologists voice fears over planned housing in Tai Po

The plan to build 267 three-storey houses met with opposition from green groups that said about five hectares of the site in She Shan Village in Lam Tsuen was buried under waste. They feared approval of the plan would encourage a "destroy first and build later" approach.

13 May 2013 - 5:24am

Land owners act on Tai Po green belt sites

Green Power's Matthew Sin Ka-wah is dismayed that vegetation on a green belt site in Ta Tit Yan village was cleared. Photo: Jonathan Wong

As officials desperate for new housing sites consider converting green belt land for the purpose, some private owners are already way ahead of them.

Two adjacent sites in a green belt near Tai Po have been cleared and excavated in what environmental activists say is typical of the "destroy first, develop later" approach often seen in the New Territories.

7 Feb 2013 - 4:35am

Month's reprieve for campaign to save Lung Mei beach

Lung Mei, a marine life haven

Environment officials have extended the deadline for campaigners against a man-made beach project in Tai Po to submit evidence to back up their claims that precious marine life would be put at risk.

The protesters are fighting to stop Lung Mei beach from being bulldozed and a 200-metre-long artificial seaside with room for 4,000 swimmers put in its place.

2 Feb 2013 - 4:03am

Endangered green turtle caught in Tai Po returned to sea

The female turtle was released into Sai Kung waters. Photo: ISD

An endangered green turtle was returned to sea yesterday after being netted accidentally by a fisherman last month.

The adult female, in its 30s, was caught in Tai Po waters on December 14. The fisherman called the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, which collected it within the day.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:32am 1 comment

Girl, 14, abducted and assaulted in Tai Po

Police have stepped up patrols in Tai Po after a 14-year-old schoolgirl was abducted for more than an hour, robbed and indecently assaulted on Thursday.

5 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

Parallel traders moving to Tai Po from Sheung Shui, councillors say

Commuters lugging hefty cargoes are becoming a common sight at Tai Wo station after Sheung Shui saw multiple raids. Photo: Edward Wong

The nuisance of parallel trading has spread from border towns to Tai Po, where district councillors are complaining about shortages of baby formula for sale and the authorities' failure to crack down on the phenomenon.

Dozens of traders, speaking Putonghua and non-Hong-Kong variations of Cantonese, have surfaced in recent weeks around the Tai Wo and Tai Po Market MTR stations.

4 Jan 2013 - 3:30am 4 comments

Officials ask conservationists for more details on artificial beach plan

Lung Mei beach in Tai Mei Tuk. Photo: SCMP

Officials are seeking more details about claim that the environmental impact study done on the Lung Mei artificial beach project in Tai Po was misleading, in what conservationists say is a positive step in their bid to have the plan scrapped.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:50am

City Digest, December 10, 2012

72-year-old man dies in fire at home

A 72-year-old man died in a fire in his public housing flat on Kai Yip Estate, Ngau Tau Kok, yesterday. About 25 residents were evacuated when the fire, which was declared suspicious, broke out at 5.30am. Firemen broke into the flat and found the man unconscious. He was declared dead at United Christian Hospital.


10 Dec 2012 - 4:59am

Small crocodile found abandoned in Tai Po village

The crocodile which was found in Tai Po. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong's celebrity crocodile, Pui Pui, may get some company after another of the species was found abandoned in a Tai Po village yesterday.

The reptile is about 1.2 metres long and weighs about 5kg. It has no noticeable wounds and was active when found at 3am in an aquarium left at a refuse-collection station in Tong Sheung Tsuen, Tai Po. It is believed to be an unwanted pet.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:59am

Tai Po officer plans to challenge police ban on union membership

A legal challenge is looming over a police ban on officers joining or organising trade unions, which one retired officer says may breach the Hong Kong Bill of Rights.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Lung Mei beach project doomed to fail, expert warns

People explore marine life at Lung Mei Beach, Tai Mei Tuk, Tai Po, where the construction of an artificial beach has been proposed.

The man-made beach planned on the Tai Po shoreline is doomed to fail because of environmental factors, a marine ecology scholar says.

Professor Brian Morton said pollution of the Tolo Harbour and a lack of waves to keep the sand white would make the HK$200 million project at Lung Mei "time, effort and money spent for nothing".

9 Nov 2012 - 2:04pm

Police on alert for ATM fraud gang

Police on alert for ATM fraud gang

Police are looking for three men after a pinhole camera and a false card slot equipped with a card reader were discovered at an ATM at a Tai Po bank.

2 Nov 2012 - 5:05am

Balancing environment, development in new Tai Po beach

Lung Mei Beach in Tai Po, where a HK$200 million artificial public beach will be constructed. Photo: Nora Tam

The mixed reactions to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's decision to go ahead with his predecessor's plans to create an artificial public beach in an ecologically sensitive area in Tai Po are to be expected. For nature lovers, the 200-metre-long sandy beach at Lung Mei is no doubt a disaster to the endangered species found in its habitat.

31 Oct 2012 - 8:48am