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 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
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
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 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
Court cuts activists' jail terms to fines on appeal21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
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 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
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
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
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
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.25 May 2012 - 12:00am
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
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
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