Tung Wan

Letters to the Editor, October 5, 2012

Children's welfare should come first in any divorce. Photo: AFP

Stark omission in air pollution measures

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 1:46am

Ministers contrite over pellet plague

The health and environment ministers vowed to improve procedures yesterday in the face of mounting criticism of the government's delayed response to the waves of plastic pellets washed onto Hong Kong's shores following Severe Typhoon Vicente two weeks ago.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Peng Chau: An industrial hive turned rural idyll

Old-style houses sit next to lavish, newly refurnished apartments on Peng Chau. Photo: David Wong

With its car-free streets, understated low-rise houses and plentiful greenery, Peng Chau looks very much like many of Hong Kong's outlying islands. It enjoys a reputation as a rural idyll cut off from the city's hustle and bustle.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Supporters of incinerator take note

I hope that the grounding upon Adamasta Rock of a PRC-registered cargo vessel will set off alarm bells in the offices of the Environmental Protection Department ('Ship's grounding puzzles officials', May 13).

23 May 2011 - 12:00am

Body found in sea off Cheung Chau

Police were investigating after a body was found floating in the sea off Cheung Chau yesterday. The body, of a man believed to be between 20 and 40, was discovered near Tung Wan at about 12.30pm and was pulled from the water by firemen. No identity document was found on him. Police said he was wearing a greyish-blue T-shirt and jeans. A preliminary examination found no wounds on the body.

12 May 2009 - 12:00am

Go-ahead for dog garden in new Tung Chung park

Dogs in Tung Chung can bark for joy. The government will give them a garden, to be completed in 2010, in response to dog owners' complaints over the lack areas for their pets.

But owners and animal rights representatives are saying one pet park is not enough. They're calling for at least one in each district.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Illegal immigrants arrested after speedboat capsizes off Sai Kung

Five illegal immigrants from South Asia were arrested early yesterday after they swam ashore from a speedboat that capsized off Sai Kung.

Police are hunting for two Chinese men, suspected of being people smugglers, who also swam ashore but escaped.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Scenes away from the mall

Having celebrated nature through folk music for more than three decades, Albert Au Shui-keung is in his element producing the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department's musical tribute to the 10 scenic spots voted the most popular in an online poll this year.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

The simpler life

THERE WERE NO watches or mobile phones; the water came from a well, meals were cooked over a driftwood fire and the group helped clean up the beach and forest near the village in Fan Lau, Lantau, where they were staying.

5 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

New Year plant smugglers caught

A mainland trio tried to sell seasonal goods on Peng Chau

Three mainlanders have been arrested over the smuggling of 280 Lunar New Year plants from Guangzhou, which they tried to sell on Peng Chau.

2 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Councillors find nudist plan creative

Group indicates preference for Sai Kung's Kau Tung Wan as naturist retreat

A Hong Kong nudist group is one step closer to setting up camp on a Sai Kung island after district councillors in the area described the proposal as 'very creative'.

'As a backyard and a recreation area of Hong Kong, we welcome the idea,' said Democrat councillor Zoe Phang Shuk-yee.

19 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Are our remote beaches being plundered by sand bandits?

Who is stealing sand from our beaches?

The question, raised by a nature lover on the letters page of Sunday's South China Morning Post, has sparked an investigation by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. It will probe whether illegal dredgers have made off with sand from three beaches and a sand bar, as suspected by physics teacher Stephen Woo Yan-chuen.

20 May 2003 - 12:00am

Shut down engines

I refer to Jeffrey Law's response (South China Morning Post, October 16) on behalf of the Director-General of Civil Aviation in respect of helicopter noise on Cheung Chau.

29 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Departure tracks have not been altered

Your correspondent Michael Guilford complained about the 'noise nuisance' caused by northeast flights from the airport (South China Morning Post, October 5).

16 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Excessive noise pollution

I refer to Clara Wong's response (South China Morning Post, August 27) on behalf of the Director-General of Civil Aviation to the letter from Tony Ostheimer (Post, August 15) on aircraft noise.

5 Oct 2002 - 12:00am