Tai Tam Reservoirs

Liquid assets

Understanding how essential public infrastructure works such as reservoirs came about is - to many people - history's boring side.

Sunday, 4 March, 2012, 12:00am

Out and about

Tai Tam Tuk's reservoir and associated countryside are among Hong Kong Island's greatest scenic assets. The road across the main dam must be one of the world's few truly pretty traffic bottlenecks. Just across the hills the crowded city seems far away.

31 Oct 2010 - 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

Tai Tam parking problem

Tai Tam Reservoir Road is a popular place for barbecues, picnics and jogging, and is also a starting point for the Wilson Trail. However, there is only a tiny public car park, good for six cars, near the Parkview residential complex. There is a lack of public transportation and no privately owned parking facility nearby.

28 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Exploring extremities of the human psyche

The Fringe Gallery is this week a place of extremes.

It is home to the ninth solo exhibition in the territory by Wong Shun-kit.

Some of the works are stunning - huge, colourful mixtures of wood, paint, bits of metal, lamps, and even a television screen.

With other works, you or I could have done a better job.

20 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Reservoirs' stores go up

Storage in Hong Kong's reservoirs stand at 93.1 per cent of capacity (545.69 million cubic metres). This time last year they contained 426.93 million cubic metres of water - 72.8 per cent capacity.

16 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Fearing reservoir pollution

As a group of hikers, we wish to voice our dissatisfaction over pollution created by dog excrement on the path leading from Parkview to Tai Tam Reservoir.

13 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

An island of peace away from the busy city

THE end of the day's walk was the most memorable part, not the serene blue water of Tai Tam reservoir, cosy in its surrounding blanket of thick green undergrowth, and flanked by a sentry of precipitous hills.

13 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Guest Lam's effort never under threat

VISITING Macanese athlete Lam Weng-hei destroyed a high quality field of local athletes to take victory in the first race of the 1995-6 Reservoir Race Series at Park View yesterday.

Lam, who has a personal best marathon time of two hours and 28 minutes, led the 200-strong field from the gun and was never caught over the hilly eight-kilometre course.

9 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Two-thirds full

STORAGE in Hong Kong's reservoirs yesterday stood at 66 per cent of capacity, or 386.989 million cubic metres - a slight decrease from last year. This time last year the reservoirs contained 389.771 million cubic metres of water - 66.5 per cent of capacity.

19 Apr 1995 - 12:00am