The small-house policy has disrupted land supply, spoiled the environment and created a lack of equal opportunity. Short of the political will to scrap it, the government's hand will be forced only by pressure of the demand for land.Saturday, 3 December, 2011, 12:00am
Forty-year-old Kenneth Li can still vaguely recall his childhood in Wong Chuk Yeung, a village on the Sai Kung peninsula. Memories of tranquil, golden paddy fields and the laughter of neighbours still stick in his mind.24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
A 350-year-old abandoned village in a Sai Kung country park enclave may become the site of luxury villas under a development plan that is well under way. Many villagers have already sold their land to private companies.11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
More than 200 of the city's artists are gathering at an annual art fair and opening their doors to visitors who want to learn more about the creative process.
The Fo Tan Artists Open Studios is marking its 10th anniversary this year with a record 224 artists from 59 studios exhibiting a variety of art forms.18 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Exhibition celebrating summer featuring works by 13 artists including Jasmine Ho, Silvia Chan, Cornelia Erdmann, Maria Isabel Parra (including Contraste, #7, above), Sarah Lai and Sum Wing-man. Thu-Sun, 1pm-7pm (or by appointment), Blue Lotus Gallery, Block A, Unit 24, 5/F Wah Luen Industrial Building, 15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung St, Fo Tan. Inquiries: 6100 1295. Ends Aug 3117 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
Ludwig - Warm
Blue Lotus Gallery
French artist Ludwig has constructed a compelling microenvironment installation entitled It's a Warm Day that draws on contemporary site-specific sculptural ideas to use the gallery's location and climate in his work.21 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
Fotan Artists' Open Studios
Until 18 January
Fo Tan's current open studio weekends allow visitors to discover artist studios, small ad-hoc shows, video installations and exhibitions. Love Simply is one of the better group shows, organised by recent art graduate Tang Kwok-hin, an up-and-coming artist.13 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
Artists including Luke Ching Chin-wai, Law Man-lok, Leung Mee-ping and Doris Wong question the value of art, featuring Wong's poster series If You Got Money, Build Hong Kong a Museum. Sat-Sun, 1pm-6pm, or by appointment, Blue Lotus Gallery, Unit 24, 5/F Block A, Wah Luen Industrial Building, 15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung St, Fo Tan. Inquiries: 6100 1295. Ends Feb 179 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Experienced amateur hikers have formed a volunteer search group to assist the government's search and rescue services.
The Hong Kong countryside volunteer search team was set up on May 2 to aid police and the Civil Aid Service in search and rescue.7 May 2007 - 12:00am
Wong Kam-po raced to an unexpected second place in the opening stage of the annual Tour of South China Sea yesterday.26 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
No plea in HK$9.8m watch theft conspiracy case29 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Wong Kam-po justified his reputation as our leading cyclist when he clinched the third stage of the Tour of Hong Kong-Shanghai yesterday.
Wong, riding for French team Tarbes Pyrenees Cyclistme, is one of Hong Kong's home-grown heroes, and he didn't let his supporters down when he won the 80-kilometre criterium race at the Asia-World Expo at Chek Lap Kok.7 May 2006 - 12:00am
Baptist University's plan to build a school in Sha Tin offering both primary and secondary places won legislators' approval yesterday, after it was quashed last month.10 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
A student was abducted at knifepoint and raped on a hillside in Sha Tin while on her way to university yesterday, police said.
The alleged rapist was arrested after a passerby heard the woman's cries and called police.
Last night, officers from Sha Tin district crime squad were reviewing footage from a video camera found at the scene.29 May 2001 - 12:00am
Your correspondent Tom Mitchell is right to point out the special ecological value of Sha Lo Tung in his useful and timely article headlined, 'Our lost valley' (Sunday Morning Post, January 28). However, the article errs on several minor points.11 Feb 2001 - 12:00am