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Yuen Long Town

Yuen Long site 'needs transport links'

A 200 hectare site south of Yuen Long town earmarked for a housing development could yield tens of thousands of flats, but the transport infrastructure must be upgraded first, surveyors say.

Wednesday, 9 May, 2012, 12:00am

New bid to stop skyscrapers at Yuen Long station site

Yuen Long residents are making a fresh attempt to block the erection of wall-like skyscrapers in a transitional area between the high-rise and low-rise areas of the new town. They say the buildings would 'destroy the fung shui of indigenous residents'.

23 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Wife bashed with hammer after row over divorce

A woman was knocked unconscious with a hammer during a dispute with her husband in Tin Shui Wai yesterday.

Her husband, 56, was arrested after he called police following the attack. He was detained last night at Yuen Long police station for questioning.

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Woman dies, two people injured in Yuen Long traffic accident

Updated at 1.29pm: A fatal traffic accident occurred in Yuen Long on Friday morning, leaving one person dead and two injured, local radio reported.

The accident happened around 5am when a van, heading for Yuen Long along the San Tin highway, collided with a car going against the traffic at Fung Kat Heung. The van was turned on its side in the accident, local radio said.

18 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Life in the fast lane on offer for 'red' drivers

Independent minibus operators will be offered concessions in exchange for switching to licensed, green vehicles

The government has floated a trial plan that might eventually phase out red minibuses in the northwestern New Territories by offering some 'red' drivers the chance to set up their own companies and drive on faster highways.

14 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

'I was earning $200 for a shift - now it's even less'

Association chairman fails to draw more passengers in half-day trial

A New Territories taxi driver said he was unhappy with the concession scheme implemented yesterday after his earnings in one morning shift fell by 10 per cent.

9 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Rural population to rise 30pc

The population of the New Territories outside the new towns will expand by almost 30 per cent during the next decade, according to the Planning Department's annual projections released yesterday.

The number of people living in rural areas will increase from 357,200 last year to 460,600 in 2011, or six per cent of the total.

30 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Yuen Long's rural environment has been transformed by townhouse developments but is still far removed from hustle and bustle

THOSE OF US WHO grew up in Hong Kong would have learned from our secondary-school textbooks that the largest flat land in Hong Kong is the Yuen Long plain.

Just a 15-minute drive from the Lok Ma Chau border crossing, Yuen Long used to have fish ponds and farmlands, with tiny settlements scattered throughout the fields around the area.

18 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Man found hanging

A man, 46, was found hanging from a tree on a hillside in Fung Chi Tsuen, Yuen Long. Police believed the man, who did not live in the area, had been dead for some time.

16 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Yuen Long residents march

Dozens of Yuen Long Estate residents affected by government redevelopment took to the streets to demand better rehousing. More than 40 people marched from their estate homes to the new Home Ownership Scheme estate Fung Ting Court nearby. They urged the Housing Department to change the court into a public rental estate and let them move in.

3 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Developers to benefit from higher ratios in Yuen Long

Henderson Land Development and New World Development will be among the developers to benefit from a recent Town Planning Board ruling over Yuen Long Town South's development potential.

The board decided two weeks ago the sites zoned Residential (Group B) on the southern side of Yuen Long new town should have higher plot ratios.

1 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Baby found dead

Police arrested a girl, 15, after a new-born boy, thought to have been thrown from an upper floor, was found dead outside a block in Long Ping Estate, Yuen Long.

31 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Two hurt

Two women were injured - a 58-year-old critically - when a minibus and a goods vehicle collided on Castle Peak Road near the junction with Fung Cheung Road, Yuen Long.

26 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Yuen Long bus services are comprehensive

I refer to Philip Li Chun Yu's letter 'Residents sick of long trek' (South China Morning Post, November 30) expressing concern about the provision of bus services for residents of Palm Springs, Royal Palms and Fairview Park in Yuen Long.

29 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Aware

I refer to the letter headlined, 'At risk', which was published in the South China Morning Post, on October 11, concerning security measures in Yuen Long Estate.

As Yuen Long Estate has been marked for redevelopment in 2000/2001, intake of new residents is now frozen, resulting in a number of vacant flats in the estate.

25 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

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