Yuen Long District

Tin Shui Wai, where hawkers help brighten up grim lives

Hawkers at work. Photo: Nora Tam

Tin Shui Wai's name has a serene meaning: "town of sky and water". In reality, the sky is obscured by cookie cutter public housing blocks and water flows only in a drainage nullah.

Tuesday, 11 September, 2012, 9:38am

New Territories residents rush to declare illegal structures

Illegal structures at Ho Chung New Village in Sai Kung.

New Territories residents have submitted about 500 declarations of illegal structures in the past week, as a government deadline of the end of this month to come clean about "less risky" installations in village houses approaches.

7 Sep 2012 - 3:55am

HK developers retain appetite for land banks

Sixteen developers yesterday expressed interest in a residential site on the north side of Yuen Long's Long Ping MTR Station, suggesting that cooling measures were not affecting their appetite for land.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:59am

Owners of leisure park in Yuen Long, Hong Kong, ordered to shut down restaurant

Rural strongman Leung Fuk-yuen, his brother and his Tai Tong Lychee Valley park were at the centre of a new land-use row yesterday after a court ordered the closure of a restaurant run by the park.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:52am

Two villagers in Hong Kong face trial over illegally-built fourth floor at their home

Village residents gather outside the court yesterday in support of Hau and his nephew who face trial over an illegal structure. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Two New Territories' villagers who ignored a government order to remove an illegally built fourth floor at their home will face trial in October, after the court case was delayed for months.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:52am

City Digest

Court cuts activists' jail terms to fines on appeal

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Home ownership plan for Mai Po flats project

A developer has taken the unusual step of suggesting that up to 624 apartments in a residential project it is planning to build in a wildlife-rich wetland be sold as home-ownership scheme flats.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Police enlist minorities to counter rise in crimes

Police are reaching out to the city's ethnic minority communities to tackle the rising number of arrests of non-Chinese suspects.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lam 'asking for fight on small houses'

The development chief's call to end the controversial small-house policy has sparked a public debate in which indigenous villagers accused Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor of stirring up a hornets' nest.

Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee chairman Leung Fuk-yuen said: 'Lam is asking for a fight. Our traditional right is protected by the Basic Law.'

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Yuen Long needs more commercial buildings to house medical facilities

In the past decade, Yuen Long has seen an explosion in population.

One reason for this is the completion of the MTR's West Rail line. The line has enabled people to go to and from Yuen Long with ease. This, in turn, has allowed people to capitalise on the relatively low property prices there. This area is currently a magnet for both new and experienced homebuyers.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Picking winners amid the economic gloom

DHL and the South China Morning Post launched the 23rd Hong Kong Business Awards yesterday against a stormy global economic outlook, with business leaders calling on the government to cut red tape and help small- and medium-sized enterprises weather the potentially tough times ahead.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers' protest crossed the line

There is a clear line between the right to protest and obstruction of the law. Villagers in Yuen Long violated it on Monday while protecting illegal structures in a rural leader's commercial recreation park in the Tai Tong Lychee Valley, part of which is illegally on government land. As a result land officers and workers sent to remove them left without doing so.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm

Demolition protest

Land officers and contract workers failed to remove more illegal structures from a rural leader's park and zoo in Yuen Long, as dozens of villagers guarded the entrance.

The villagers oppose the Lands Department's move to deal with unlawful structures in the Tai Tong Lychee Valley.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Demolition crew back at park

Lands officers yesterday successfully entered a rural leader's recreational park in Yuen Long and tore down most of the remaining illegal structures inside, backed by a strong police presence.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Mob thwarts bid to clear rest of park

Land officers and contract workers failed to remove more illegal structures from a rural leader's park and zoo in Yuen Long yesterday as dozens of villagers guarded the entrance and hurled insults at them.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am