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Violet Hill

Peaceful living outside the big city

Hong Kong isn't all bright lights and big city. On the Southside of Hong Kong Island, or Southern District, you can find big open spaces and the quieter side of life.

Thursday, 30 July, 2009, 12:00am

Hong Kong Parkview - Tower 15

88 Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Repulse Bay

Age: 15 years

Size: 2,746 square feet

Layout: four bedrooms

For sale/to rent: open offer

Agent: Landscope Realty

Hong Kong Parkview is a large family-oriented development offering a variety of accommodation.

3 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Hiking Parkview to Stanley on the Wilson Trail

The archetypal 'the-wilderness-is-right-there-on-your-doorstep'' hike. The trail, which crosses Tai Tam Country Park, is easily reached from Central, or from Stanley (above) if you tackle it in reverse, and jaw-dropping views of hillside and sea make even the strenous sections worthwhile.

Walking time: allow two hours at the height of summer.

12 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

The crimes and conflicts trail

After spending a morning in the police cells, it felt good to step out into the fresh air above Aberdeen Country Park. This would be a day of drug smuggling and triad ceremonies, ending with violent death under the Parkview luxury flats.

An ideal walk for the whole family, in fact.

22 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Park bicycle ban poses threat to motorists

I am writing to add my voice to those other letter writers regarding the ban on bicycles in our country parks. I would especially like to add the viewpoint of the drivers of motor vehicles in Hong Kong to this issue.

Forcing all cycling in Hong Kong on to the public roads causes inconvenience and danger to the motoring public.

10 Oct 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

Winds fail to stop winning Gambit

STRONG easterly winds, sometimes gusting to 35 knots, allowed half of the starting fleet of 26 to finish the 10th edition of the Tag Heuer-Aberdeen Boat Club Four Peaks race under the record set last year by Mark Leese and his crew aboard Xiabu Xiabu 5.

31 Jan 1994 - 12:00am