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Yuen Long District

Police offer reward in search for missing wife

Lee Yuk-shan, a former insurance agent, left her Fanling home on the evening of August 27, 2009. It was the last time her husband saw her.

Wednesday, 31 August, 2011, 12:00am

Displaced villagers can't afford to build anew

Rising construction costs mean a group of families evicted from their village in the New Territories to make way for Hong Kong's high-speed rail link with the mainland cannot afford to build homes on a site bought with their compensation money.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Test case for land abuse curbs

A new policy designed to plug loopholes that allow the notorious 'destroy first, build later' approach in the New Territories is about to be tested as a landowner in Yuen Long seeks official approval to turn a site onto which it previously dumped earth and other materials into a plant nursery.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Wetland housing plan halved

The landowner and developer of the ecologically-sensitive Nam Sang Wai wetland have proposed cutting the total number of houses and flats they will build on the site in half, as well as establishing a nature reserve and a community park.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Lok Yuen

Hikers scaling Cloudy Hill along the Wilson Trail are greeted by an incongruous sight: nestled among the mountains is a suburban outpost of Spanish-style villas with terracotta roof tiles.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Rent scam doctor is jailed for 18 months

A doctor was jailed for 18 months yesterday for claiming HK$2.25 million in government rent allowances on a flat he owned.

Yuen Kai-tak was also ordered to repay the money within nine months of his release from jail.

30 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Bad town planning is to blame, expert says

Dr Law Chi-kwong does not see high prices in Tin Shui Wai as the result of a monopoly. He sees them as a side-effect of flawed town planning.

'Town planners of Tin Shui Wai lacked knowledge in human interaction,' said Law, an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong's Department of Social Work and Social Administration.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Wet market woes in Tin Shui Wai

A look at social problems in Tin Shui Wai brings to mind a single word: helplessness. Most people living in the area are poor - and are helpless to do anything about it.

It has often been pointed out that living expenses in Tin Shui Wai are higher than in other parts of the city. So the question is: Why do low-income people face such high costs of living?

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 According to Athena Wong, why is shopping in Tin Shui Wai monotonous?

a. There are very few shopping malls.

b. Transport to shopping malls is not convenient.

c. The market is dominated by a handful of chain stores.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

'Pay us to remove illegal structures'

Villagers from Yuen Long yesterday demanded compensation for dismantling any illegal structures at their homes. Alternatively, they want the law changed so they can build six-storey village houses instead of the legally mandated three storeys.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 Which of the following are not true about Chan Kwok-yin?

a. He is on social welfare.

b. He takes the MTR to work.

c. He has a job.

d. He has a family of five.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

On two wheels or four?

Within Tin Shui Wai, the light rail dominates. It is the only form of public transportation available in the district unless you want to take a taxi. Yet the minimum fare for travelling by light rail is HK$3.80.

That's not cheap at all considering it costs only HK$2 to travel on a tram from Shau Kei Wan to Sai Wan on Hong Kong Island.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Fire-hit wetland to get trees

Nam Sang Wai conservationists will plant trees in the blaze-destroyed wetland on Sunday, after receiving permission from the government. But they will skip large areas owned by Henderson Land Development, which has not responded to their request.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Villagers home in on profits

Soaring property prices have made rural land sites increasingly expensive - and highly sought-after - as indigenous villagers and developers hold on to land or snap up additional sites so they can make big profits by building village houses, property agents say.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Two workers killed as tyre blown off truck

Two workers were killed when a 110kg tyre shot out from a wheel of a crane truck in a container yard in Lok Ma Chau yesterday.

Ho Chi-ho, 24, died instantly, while Yan Hao-huai, 19, was taken unconscious to hospital where he was later declared dead.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am