Yuen Long District

Insect Expo

Until Oct 4, 10am-5pm, Hong Kong Wetland Park

The sounds, colours and movements of the insect world are brought to life at the Wetland Park through the Insect Expo, which explores creepy crawlies' habits, life cycles and survival methods.

Thursday, 5 August, 2010, 12:00am

Increasing cross-harbour toll will not ease tunnel congestion

With the recent toll increases imposed at the Western Harbour Tunnel, more drivers will choose not to use it.

Instead, they will cause even further congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel.

I am concerned it could get so bad that there could be a serious accident.

4 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Man's body found in suitcase in Pat Heung

The body of a man was found stuffed and locked in a large suitcase yesterday morning in a Pat Heung village.

The man, whose identity and age have yet to be established, was believed to have been dead for about 24 hours and the body had started to decompose in the heat before the case was found at about 7.30am.

12 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Poor will still get priority for public rental flats

Low-income families will continue to be the government's priority in providing public rental flats, the housing chief says, in an apparent rejection of calls to provide such flats for middle-class people squeezed out of the soaring private market.

9 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Ousted villagers' woes continue

Villagers who must make way for the HK$66.9 billion high-speed rail link to Guangzhou have finally found a site to rebuild their village, but their troubles are not over. They may not be able to move out in time.

6 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Strong response expected for final HOS flats

Analysts are optimistic about the sale of over 3,200 Home Ownership Scheme flats which starts today, thanks to improved market sentiment and the prospect that the subsidised properties will soon run out.

25 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Row sees 800 HOS flats withdrawn from sale

More than 800 Home Ownership Scheme flats in Tin Shui Wai that were originally scheduled for sale this month have been held back because of a row over management fees between the government and the owners' committee of the estate.

24 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Man's arm chopped off in robbery attempt

17 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

The white elephants that blight our city

A lift supposed to carry pedestrians to a train station but too small for electric wheelchairs. A slip road that has gone unused for more than a decade. A flyover no one uses, except drug addicts and street sleepers. An area once earmarked for railway expansion but now a breeding ground for mosquitoes that drive residents mad.

7 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

New drug 'K2' found in Yuen Long

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Determined dog raises Light Rail alarm

26 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Sudden thunderstorm hits city

A sudden thunderstorm that brought wind gusts of up to 123km/h swept through the city injured two people and caused damage to a passenger plane at Chek Lap Kok yesterday.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Red Penny

Fare Thai-Vietnamese.

Ambience Designer chic with a choice of indoor and outdoor seating. Fountain centrepiece with baby elephant statues adds to the sense of contemporary luxury. The presence of actor and martial arts film producer Sammo Hung Kam-bo dining nearby assured us there would be harmony.

Cost HK$120-HK$300

22 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Link suspected in Tin Shui Wai robberies

Police are investigating whether two robberies on Tin Chak Estate in Tin Shui Wai are linked. A 17-year-old delivering food by bicycle was robbed of his bag containing HK$350 by a group of about eight people yesterday. He was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital. A 15-year-old boy was arrested last night. Early on Monday a 16-year-old delivering food was robbed near Chak Yu House.

7 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

More temple termites means more money

The Hung Shing Temple in Ping Shan, Yuen Long, has been closed for emergency repairs after termites were found eating more wooden beams supporting the grade-two historic building. Villagers obtained a HK$1 million repair grant, the maximum amount allowed, from the government to fix a beam but it was recently found more beams had been damaged. They say the grant is inadequate.

6 Apr 2010 - 12:00am