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Yam O

Rail service to Disneyland disrupted

The MTR Corporation is investigating the cause of a three-hour disruption to services between the Disneyland Resort and Sunny Bay stations on Lantau that affected over 2,000 travellers yesterday.

Wednesday, 30 March, 2011, 12:00am

In Brief

Doubt cast on egg smuggling as a cause for bird flu outbreak

14 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Treated like dirt

Hong Kong is typically described as being no more than a small fishing village before five major clans settled in the New Territories during the Song dynasty about 900 years ago. But archaeologists now say it's probably far older and was a more prosperous community than is generally thought.

15 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Barbecue pits at historical site angers archaeologists

Local archaeologists have blasted the government for failing to protect a historical north Lantau site after finding barbecue facilities on top of the ancient site.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

MTR expects boon from new rail link to theme park

The Disneyland resort is expected to attract 30,000 more passengers a day for the MTR Corporation, earning it at least $5.4 million extra a month.

10 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Record numbers on Disney MTR line

The MTR Disneyland Resort station yesterday welcomed the largest number of passengers since it opened last Monday.

By 8pm, the station had recorded more than 38,000 passengers, compared with 18,500 by 8pm on opening day and 17,000 on Saturday. Many of the visitors last night travelled to the park to see another fireworks test.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Disney takes the mickey out of HK with goofy geography

It seems Disney is not content to rename parts of Hong Kong - it has just renamed the whole city.

Just as the last MTR station before the theme park has been named Yan O, or Sunny Bay, instead of the original namesake for the area, Yam O, which means 'shadowy bay', it looks like Hong Kong itself has been renamed as ... Brazil.

23 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Gloomy bay brightened with a wave of Disney's wand

Disney is so powerful it can even rename parts of Hong Kong. While virtually all MTR stations are named after their locations, Disney has decided to call the last rail station before their Hong Kong theme park 'Sunny Bay'. In Chinese, it will now be called Yan O. The area in northern Lantau is actually called Yam O, which means a dark or shadowy bay.

30 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Disney park on track for success

Tourists may be confused when trying to navigate the MTR, but they will find it hard to miss the train to Disneyland when it opens in September.

The $2-billion line, Disney's first dedicated track to any of its parks worldwide, will feature red, white and blue trains with Mickey Mouse-shaped windows.

26 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Frisk! by Jeremy Hansen

Hands up! What are you wearing? We want to know everything.

24 Oct 1999 - 12:00am