Yuen Long District

Drugged driver takes fearful passengers on wild ride

A minibus driver was arrested for drug-driving after a panicked passenger called police for help early yesterday during a horror ride from Jordan to Tuen Mun.

Tuesday, 31 January, 2012, 12:00am

Communal dish a melting pot of flavours

If there is any dish which is unique to Hong Kong, it is surely pun choi. There has been renewed interest in the dish in recent years - though mentions in the media have more often than not been about outbreaks of food poisoning.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Changing of the guard

They came before first light, People's Liberation Army soldiers marching in neat rows from Shenzhen to Lok Ma Chau for the 14th annual Hong Kong garrison rotation. Helicopters from the Ngong Shuen Chan Barracks flew over Victoria Harbour to mark the occasion, and the PLA Navy held its own display. The garrison has about 6,000 army, navy and helicopter personnel.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

New Territories child mortality 'rivals Africa'

Hong Kong may be a first-world economy but some areas of the New Territories have a higher child mortality rate than Johannesburg's.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Village demand for land 'infinite'

Officials are struggling to find suitable land for housing in the face of 'infinite' demand from indigenous New Territories residents to build village houses, the development minister says.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

City lights throw rare firefly off his game

If you think your love life is tough, spare a thought for the poor Maipo bent-winged firefly.

The insect, a species only recently discovered and unique to Hong Kong, emits flashes of light to attract a mate.

But the firefly's call may get drowned out by the light from 2,000 flats that a property developer hopes to build near its habitat at Mai Po.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Activist frets as traffic builds at Qing-era bridge

Heritage officials have failed to conserve a rare Qing dynasty granite bridge in Yuen Long, leaving it defaced and carrying an increasingly heavy load of traffic in a village being transformed by redevelopment.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Groups rally against WWF over land deal

Local green groups have united to denounce WWF Hong Kong for working with a subsidiary of the property giant Cheung Kong which wants to develop a plot of land near Mai Po.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

ICAC sets talks for villagers' poll worries

Independent Commission Against Corruption representatives will speak to Tsoi Yuen villagers as early as Friday about their election rights after several Heung Yee Kuk members allegedly said that it would be illegal for residents to run in the forthcoming district council polls.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

New homes that come at an extreme price


Local media broke a story on August 15 about villagers of Choi Yuen Tsuen spending HK$18 million on new land for relocation in the New Territories. In reality, the land should have cost only slightly more than HK$10 million.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

liberal studies



Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen declares a high-speed rail link with Guangzhou is one of Hong Kong's 10 major infrastructure projects. The project is to be completed by 2014.

November 2008

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Rugby shows the way forward

All you fans of the Hong Kong Sevens, take a bow. The flipside to your three days of revelry- and spending- is a new ground in Tin Shui Wai which has already been aptly dubbed the field of dreams.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Shenzhen plan seen as boost for wetlands

Conservationists are welcoming a plan to upgrade a bird haven in Shenzhen's Futian National Nature Reserve into a wetland of international importance on a par with Hong Kong's Mai Po reserve.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A winning pitch for Tin Shui Wai

Rugby officials want to turn Tin Shui Wai from 'the city of sadness' into a field of dreams. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union wants to teach more young people and children in the northernmost district about a sport whose fan base mostly consists of professionals and expatriates. It is a bold experiment in crossing the barriers of wealth, culture and geography. We wish it every success.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Rugby breaks new ground with a field of dreams

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union says it will build the first rugby pitch in the New Territories, and hopes the facility in Tin Shui Wai will help the town to overcome its reputation as the 'city of sadness'.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am