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

Board approves Lantau plan

A blueprint for a mass tourism development in northeast Lantau was approved by the Town Planning Board yesterday, paving the way for a Disney theme park.

The decision was welcomed by Tourism Commissioner Mike Rowse, who is also the chief government negotiator with the Walt Disney Company, which is hoping to build a multibillion-dollar park in the SAR.

24 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Tsang's taking the Mickey

Among the hype surrounding the proposed Disneyland project, one comment by the Financial Secretary, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, deserves closer examination.

16 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Prison priorities

It would never do if harsh reality was allowed to impinge on the world of illusion.

15 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Racing body's elections held unfairly, says writ

THE exclusive Hong Kong Racehorse Owners' Association is being taken to court by an aggrieved member who says he was denied a shot at the presidency.

In a writ filed in the High Court yesterday, the club's 1997-98 vice-president and presidential hopeful, Sunny Yam Wing-yin, demanded a declaration that this year's election for association president and council members was void.

20 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Boat owner in grisly find

A BOAT owner found what appeared to be a decomposing leg floating near Yam O on Lantau Island yesterday.

Police will conduct tests today. A woman drowned and two men were missing and presumed drowned in a boating accident last week near the site of the discovery.

2 Jan 1996 - 12:00am