Silvermine Bay Beach signature project: Update

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 December 2016
Recently we brought you the news that Silvermine Bay Beach at Mui Wo is undergoing a major upgrade that will include a range of new facilities and a viewing deck near the beach’s entrance.

Mui Wo Promenade taking shape

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 December 2016
The Civil Engineering and Development Department’s (CEDD) Mui Wo Facelift project is fast nearing completion, with the waterfront promenade now open for use, although not officially.

Call for improved access to South Lantau

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 October 2016
When part of the South Lantau Road was obstructed due to landslides last month, it had to be temporarily closed, interrupting the flow of traffic. Fortunately, the authorities were able to clear much of the obstruction before nightfall, and the ferry service between Tung Chung and Tai O was stepped up, minimising inconvenience to local residents.

Tai O turned upside down? Improvement works get the go-ahead

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 October 2016
A HK$74.7 million contract entered into by the Civil Engineering and Development Department and Wing Hing Construction Company in September for improvement works at Tai O has Lantau residents wondering what will become of the idyllic fishing village.

Mui Wo cattle under threat of relocation

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 October 2016
On September 13, local concern groups met with the government to discuss the recent proposal by members of the Mui Wo Rural Committee to relocate the 25 or so cows, that live in Mui Wo, to the Soko Islands, several miles off the south coast of Lantau.

South Lantau road fears realised

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 October 2016
Residents’ fears surrounding the implementation of additional car and tourist-coach permits for South Lantau seem to be coming to fruition, with the number of drivers caught without a permit increasing significantly in the first half of this year.

Judicial review to preserve Lantau's wetlands

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 August 2016
The Judicial Review that aims to halt the landfilling that is destroying South Lantau’s wetlands is taking place on September 27 at the High Court in Queensway, Admiralty.

Double-deckers for South Lantau

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 August 2016
New Lantau Bus Company (NLB) is considering a trial of double-decker buses in South Lantau. This comes hot on the heels of the new double-decker buses servicing the Discovery Bay to Sunny Bay route.

Mountain bike trail upgrades

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 August 2016
Enhancements by the government’s Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) to Lantau’s mountain bike trails have been given the go-ahead, subject to objections lodged being withdrawn. The ‘upgrades’ are planned for the Chi Ma Wan Country Trail circular route and the coastal route from Mui Wo to Shap Long.

ESF Tung Chung enrolling now

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 April 2016
ESF Tung Chung International Kindergarten took possession of its new space in the Visionary in Tung Chung on March 1 – this will be the biggest of ESF’s five Hong Kong kindergartens when it opens in August.

Holden’s plans for Tung Chung South

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 April 2016
Chow Ho Ding Holden, the Islands District Council member for Tung Chung South, has big plans for his constituency in both the short and long term, with his immediate focus on creating jobs.

Tung Chung cinema to shut

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 April 2016
Lantau residents have not reacted kindly to the news that the UA Cinema complex at Citygate Outlets in Tung Chung is closing this month, and have launched a petition.

Lantau News: Space for all?

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by Sam Agars, 1 April 2016
There’s lots going on with the Space for All Lantau Development Plan, which the Lantau Development Advisory Committee (LanDAC) launched in mid-January, bringing all its development plans for Lantau under one banner and introducing a three-month public engagement exercise.

Landac report baffles residents

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by Tom Squires, 1 February 2016
The Lantau Development Advisory Committee (LanDAC), the government’s Lantau advisory committee, has thrown its support behind large-scale land reclamation on Lantau in its recently released first-term work report.

Turtle dead in fishing net

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by Tom Squires, 1 February 2016
In early January, Southeast Asia director for Sea Shepherd, Discovery Bay resident Gary Stokes was called out to recover a dead green turtle, entangled in a fishing net near Pui O.

All hail new taxis

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by Tom Squires, 1 February 2016
On a positive note for South Lantau residents, 25 new taxis are expected to commence operation in the second quarter of 2016.

South Lantau roads to open up

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by Tom Squires, 1 February 2016
As of December last year, the number of tour coaches allowed on South Lantau roads rose from 30 to 40, and this month, 25 additional private cars will be permitted to enter on weekdays for leisure and recreational purposes.

New Islands District Council member

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb
Randy Yu Ho Kwan was the popular choice for Lantau in the Islands District Council elections on November 22, winning over 50% of the vote.

Disneyland price hike

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb
A day out at Hong Kong Disneyland just got more expensive, since the majority of tickets underwent a price rise on November 10.

Hope for South Lantau internet

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb
Last issue, we reported on South Lantau’s poor quality broadband internet connection, and the determination of Islands Broadband Concern Group (IBCG) to get it improved.