Tai Tam Country Park

Site of crashed US warplane found in Hong Kong's Tai Tam country park

Craig Mitchell. Photo: Nora Tam

The site - hidden in bush in Tai Tam Country Park - was discovered by engineer Craig Mitchell on November 2011, but he has only made its whereabouts public after months of painstaking investigation established beyond doubt that the site is genuine.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 2:33pm

Discovery of US plane wreck sheds light on one of Hong Kong's darkest days

Bombs from the Avenger squadron rain down on Hong Kong.

It was January 16, 1945, a day that saw the heaviest American bombing of Japanese targets in Hong Kong. Between 9am and 5pm, 154 tonnes of bombs were dropped, and hundreds of thousands of machine gun rounds were fired.

19 May 2013 - 10:09am


Q Should littering fines take into account the offender's ability to pay?

17 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Police safety message for hikers

More than 80 police officers were sent to Tai Tam country park at the weekend to encourage hikers to take extra safety measures after a number of robberies recently.

During a two-day operation that ended last night, officers from the Aberdeen division and the Police Tactical Unit handed out pamphlets on safety designed to help deter crime in remote areas.

8 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Filthy conditions for beleaguered turtles

I visited Tai Tam Country Park the weekend before last and was disgusted to see a lot of rubbish floating in Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir.

There were polystyrene lunch boxes, plastic drinks bottles and plastic bags in the water. Several turtles were swimming through this debris searching for food.

6 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Inflexible attitude puts families off country parks

I refer to the two letters which appeared under the headline 'Public transport not always viable option' (Sunday Morning Post, November 11), from David Pollard and from the Commissioner for Transport.

18 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Public transport not always viable option

Rachel Stern, in her letter to these columns on November 4, bemoans the fact that visitors to country parks are too few, and at the same time opposes the provision of more parking spaces, arguing that public transport to the parks is adequate. In fact, adequacy depends very much on where you are coming from, where you are going to, and how many of you there are.

11 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Police hunt for parks kidnap gang

POLICE are hunting five members of a kidnap gang believed to be responsible for luring businessmen to country parks and tying them up.

Investigators believe an unemployed man arrested on Saturday is a member of the group. They are uncertain how many people have been abducted by the gang.

13 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Costly way to see country

I AM pleased to see the Hongkong Government's promotion to get people out walking in the fresh air of the country parks is working. I'm also pleased to see our auxiliary police out in force near the country parks slapping on $200 parking fines as fast as they can.

1 Mar 1993 - 12:00am