Plane off runway Hong Kong

Plane comes off runway at HKIA in bad weather conditions

in News by arounddb
The north runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been temporarily closed after a Chinese Eastern airliner veered off the runway after landing.

Cathay Pacific community flight forms heart in the sky

in News by arounddb, 23 May 2017
The annual Cathay Pacific community flighttook to the air this weekend (May 21), forming a heart in the sky with 100 first-time fliers onboard.

Ngong Ping 360 cable car to reopen soon

in News by arounddb, 23 May 2017
After closing for maintenance in January this year, the Ngong Ping 360 cable car system is set to reopen in the next couple of weeks.

Over 300 DB residents participate in DB’s inaugural Crayon Run

in News by arounddb, 23 May 2017
The inaugural Crayon Run, organised by DB-based group The Crayon Society, was a huge success on Saturday, May 20, as over 300 participants turned to take part in the fun run on Tai Pak Wan beach.

Amendments to bus stops for T2, T3, T4, T9 and hire cars

in News by arounddb, 22 May 2017
Effective noon today, DB Transportation Services Ltd (DBTSL) will be implementing changes to the bus stops for bus routes T2, T3, T4, T9, as well as DB hire cars.

It’s Helper Appreciation Month in DB

in News by arounddb, 16 May 2017
May is Helper Appreciation Month, a community-driven initiative held to carry out acts of gratitude and appreciation towards our domestic helpers.

Eight-year-old DC student publishes children’s book

in News by arounddb, 16 May 2017
Year 4 Discovery College student, Humza Bazarwala has self-published a children’s book, titled The Ant and the HudHud.

Water quality of Lantau beaches all rated ‘Good’ in latest grading

in News by arounddb, 16 May 2017
The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) released the latest grading of water quality last week, and Lantau beaches came off well. The latest figures gave the majority of beaches, including Discovery Bay, Lower Cheung Sha, Pui O, Tong Fuk and Upper Cheung Sha, a rating of ‘Good’.
Whitesands Lantau

Discover urban convenience in luxe coastal living

in News by arounddb, 12 May 2017
SPONSORED CONTENT – Looking for a change? Then imagine this. You have the opportunity to move to a luxury home, backed by mountains and facing the South China Sea. Not only is Lantau South Country Park right on your doorstep, you are within walking distance of Cheung Sha Beach, Hong Kong’s longest coastline.

Lantau residents complete North Pole Marathon!

in News by arounddb, 11 May 2017
Congratulations to Tung Chung resident Elina Mäkilammi and her husband Diarmuid O’Shea who ran the FWD North Pole Marathon 2017 last month, in support of the 350 global climate movement.

For new mums: covering all your pre- and postnatal needs

in News by arounddb, 10 May 2017
With Mother's day coming up, we have all new and expectant mothers in mind. Here's our mum's guide that includes pregnancy and newborn services, to mummy and baby classes on offer in Discovery Bay and wider Hong Kong.

Young Writer's Competition 2017: The results

in News by arounddb, 9 May 2017
Congratulations to our three finalists in the Around DB and Life on Lantau Young Writer's Competition 2017, sponsored by Bookazine. The community has been voting enthusiastically all week, and we can now announce the resuls!
YWC 2017

Young Writer's Competition 2017: Vote now for your favourite entry

in News by arounddb
Voting is now open in the Young Writer's Competition 2017, sponsored by Bookazine. We received lots of great entries again this year, and now the three finalists' stories are up online for you to read
Life on Lantau Young Writer's Competition 2017

Josef Mengele, by Kayla Lee - Young Writer's Competition 2017 Final

in News by arounddb, 2 May 2017
Voting is now open in the 2017 Around DB and Life on Lantau Young Writer's Competition, sponsored by Bookazine. This piece about Josef Mengele by Kayla Lee, a Year 9 student from YHKCC, has been shortlisted for the final, along with two other entries.
DB Young Writer's Competition 2017

Harriet Tubman, by Sienna Bertamini - Young Writer's Competition 2017 Final

in News by arounddb, 2 May 2017
Voting is now open in the 2017 Around DB and Life on Lantau Young Writer's Competition, sponsored by Bookazine. This piece about Harriet Tubman by Sienna Bertamini, a Year 9 student from DBIS, has been shortlisted for the final, along with two other entries.
DB Young Writer's Competition 2017

Anne Frank, by Janice Ho - Young Writer's Competition 2017 Final

in News by arounddb, 2 May 2017
Voting is now open in the 2017 Around DB and Life on Lantau Young Writer's Competition, sponsored by Bookazine. This piece about Anne Frank by Janice Ho, a Year 9 student from DBIS, has been shortlisted for the final, along with two other entries.

Changes to new DB bus schedules announced

in News by arounddb, 6 April 2017
Following the implementation of the new bus arrangements, and in response to passenger feedback, the timetables for routes T1, T2, T3, T6 and 9A have been amended.

DB Ferry crashes into pier

in News by arounddb, 3 April 2017
The 8pm ferry from Central hit the pier in Discovery Bay when it arrived this evening.
DBRC Golf Cart Parking

DBRC free golf cart parking scheme to end from April

in News by arounddb, 28 March 2017
Discovery Bay Recreation Club (DBRC) has confirmed that the free golf cart parking service at its premises will cease on Friday March 31.
Club Siena Discovery Bay

Club swimming pools to open on March 29

in News by arounddb, 27 March 2017
The swimming pools at DBRC and Club Siena will reopen for the summer this Wednesday, March 29.

La Vista and La Serene get a colourful boost with new street art project

in News by arounddb, 23 March 2017
The residents of La Vista and La Serene can enjoy a brighter pathway to the Plaza these days, following the completion of an innovative street art project.

Households to be charged for disposing of garbage, effective 2019

in News by arounddb, 23 March 2017
The Environment Bureau announced earlier this week that households will have to spend an estimated HK$30 to HK$50 a month to dispose of trash using designated rubbish bags, effective 2019.

Hong Kong bans the import of Brazilian meat products

in News by arounddb, 23 March 2017
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has banned all imports of poultry, frozen and chilled meat from Brazil, effective immediately.
Ishrat Jahan Murray

DB resident debuts at Asia Contemporary Art Show

in News by arounddb, 20 March 2017
Congratulations to DB resident and self-taught artist Ishrat Jahan Murray who is debuting her work at the Asia Contemporary Art Show 2017.
DB Pirates Netball

DB Pirates go head to head in action-packed netball semi-final

in News by arounddb, 17 March 2017
Discovery College was the place to be on Wednesday evening (March 15) as two of DB's best netball teams took to the court to battle it out for a place in the HK Ladies League Division 6 final.

2017 Easter activities

in News by arounddb, 15 March 2017
Staying in Hong Kong over the Easter break? We bring you some egg-citing activities to keep your kids busy with activities in Discovery Bay, South Lantau and on the island!
Chicken

Hong Kong bans import of poultry from Malaysia following avian flu outbreak

in News by arounddb, 10 March 2017
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) announced yesterday (March 9) that it has banned the import of poultry meat and products, including eggs, from Kota Bharu district in Kelantin state, Malaysia with immediate effect.
Around DB distributor job

We're hiring! Magazine distributor wanted

in News by arounddb, 7 March 2017
Around DB and Life on Lantau are looking for somebody to carry out ad hoc magazine deliveries to Discovery Bay/ Tung Chung/ Ferry Pier 3.
Cannabis found in DB

Three expats arrested for growing and possessing cannabis in Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 2 March 2017
Police officers confiscated marijuana worth an estimated HK$750,000 in Discovery Bay on Saturday, after having received a tip-off.

Residents evacuated from Tung Chung apartment block as firefighters tackle blaze

in News by arounddb, 28 February 2017
Around 100 residents were evacuated from a residential tower block in Tung Chung on Monday (February 27), after a blaze broke out in an apartment on the 25th floor.

Kids' Corner: Exciting ways to keep your kids entertained!

in News by arounddb, 1 March 2017
From parties, services, photography and activities, check out Around DB and Life on Lantau's guide to all things kids!
New DB bus schedules

New DB bus routes to come into effect on Saturday February 25

in News by aroundb, 23 February 2017
Transport in and around DB is set to undergo an overhaul this weekend, as the existing bus terminus closes to facilitate planned development works at DB Plaza.
Student reading books

Activists call for more to be done to prevent student suicides as two children die within five days

in News by arounddb, 22 February 2017
Activists and politicians have this week renewed calls for the government to step up efforts to prevent student suicides in Hong Kong.

Hike to help clean the Lantau trail this weekend

in News by arounddb, 22 February 2017
Tired of seeing trash strewn along Hong Kong’s beautiful trails, former DB resident Wika Rawson has set herself an impressive challenge to clean up four of Hong Kong’s major hiking routes, including our very own Lantau trail.
DBIS Food Fair 2017

Remember your reusables for the DBIS International Food Fair!

in News by arounddb, 22 February 2017
The annual DBIS International Food Fair, a highlight on the DB social calendar, takes place this Saturday, February 25.
Weather Hong Kong February 2017

Temperatures set to drop towards the weekend

in News by arounddb, 21 February 2017
Temperatures are set to take a tumble over the next few days, as a cold front moves towards the south China coast.
Missing Thai lady Lantau

Police appeal for information after woman goes missing on Lantau

in News by arounddb, 20 February 2017
Police have appealed to the public to come forward with any information they may have regarding a Thai woman who has gone missing in South Lantau.
Eggs banned from UK in HK

Hong Kong bans import of poultry products from areas of Italy, Poland and the UK over avian flu fears

in News by arounddb, 20 February 2017
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) announced on Friday (February 17) that it has banned the import of poultry meat and products, including eggs, from parts of Italy, Poland and the UK over fears regarding bird flu.
Ngong Ping 360

Ngong Ping cable car sees rise in visitor numbers, despite overall decline in tourism in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 17 February 2017
Lantau's Ngong Ping cable car ride saw a 5.5% rise in people using the attraction in 2016, despite an overall decline in tourism in Hong Kong of 4.6%.
Chicken in field

Government issues warning as avian influenza risk increases in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 16 February 2017
The government has warned members of the public to be extra vigilant when travelling to the mainland after it was announced that the number of cases of avian influenza has increased significantly compared to previous years.
Hong Kong taxi

Hong Kong taxi fares to rise from April

in News by arounddb, 9 February 2017
Taxi fares in Hong Kong are set to increase from April after the government approved a request from taxi operators to amend pricing.
DBIS

DBIS pays tribute to teacher following tragic incident in Switzerland

in News by arounddb, 6 February 2017
The Head of Discovery Bay International School (DBIS) has today paid tribute to Mark O'Reilly, a much-loved teacher at the school who sadly died whilst on the school ski trip in Switzerland at the weekend.
Hong Kong Food Trucks

Food trucks driving into Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 3 February 2017
Calling all foodies! Today sees the launch of the government's new Food Truck scheme, which will see 16 food vendors operating at eight different locations across the city.
Victoria Harbour

January 2017 officially the hottest on record in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 2 February 2017
January 2017 was officially the hottest January on record in Hong Kong, according to a statement issued by the Hong Kong Observatory this week.
Young Writer's Competition 2017

The Young Writer's Competition 2017 is now open!

in News by arounddb, 1 February 2017
Calling all budding young writers! The Around DB and Life on Lantau Young Writer's Competition 2017, sponsored by Bookazine, is now open for entries!
Hiker dies on Lantau

Hiker dies after falling down cliff on Lantau

in News by arounddb, 1 February 2017
A hiker has died after falling down a cliff near Ngong Ping on Lantau earlier this week.
Lap Sap Wan Hong Kong

Sky News launches Ocean Rescue campaign with live broadcast from polluted Hong Kong beach

in News by arounddb, 26 January 2017
Sky News launched a new campaign this week targeted at reducing the amount of waste in our oceans, reporting from one of Hong Kong's worst-affected beaches to demonstrate the scale of the problem.
Lantau cattle collars

One Collar One Life: Helping keep Lantau's cattle safe

in News by arounddb, 24 January 2017
One of the biggest threats to South Lantau's cows and buffalos is the ever-increasing number of cars on our roads. With cattle roaming freely, they are at risk from careless drivers at any time of the day, however that risk increases significantly in the dark.
WWII bomb in Hong Kong

Residents evacuated after unexploded WWII bomb is discovered on Hong Kong Island

in News by arounddb, 24 January 2017
Dozens of building workers and residents in Pokfulam were evacuated from their homes on Monday after an unexploded bomb was uncovered on a construction site.

Cargo plane travelling from Hong Kong to Turkey crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing 32

in News by arounddb, 16 January 2017
At least 32 people have died after a cargo plane crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport earlier today.

The place we call home: Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 13 January 2017
A fantastic drone video of Discovery Bay captured by Chi Keung Luk, attracted attention on social media in the last week.

Almost a third of traffic accidents in Hong Kong in 2016 involved pedestrian injuries

in News by arounddb, 12 January 2017
Recent statistics by the Hong Kong Police Force reveal that almost a third of traffic accidents in Hong Kong in 2016 involved the injury of pedestrians.

'Fake' rice suspected to be found in two Hong Kong restaurants

in News by arounddb, 11 January 2017
Be careful what you eat as two local restaurants in Hong Kong are currently under investigation by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) for serving 'fake' rice.

Celebrate Ocean Park's 40th Anniversary with a 90% discount for Hong Kong residents

in News by arounddb, 11 January 2017
Looking to visit Ocean Park with your kids before the Chinese New Year holidays? Ocean Park is offering a special discounted price for Hong Kong residents!

Better 'air days' recorded in Hong Kong last year, according to the Environmental Protection Department

in News by arounddb, 6 January 2017
2016 has ended on a positive note, with Hong Kong's air quality showing an improvement over the last 12months, according to a report released by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) yesterday.

Female scalloped hammerhead shark dies at Ocean Park

in News by arounddb, 3 January 2017
If you were planning to visit Ocean Park in the next couple of days, take note that The Grand Aquarium exhibit may be closed as a female scalloped hammerhead shark was found dead yesterday morning.

Second case of bird flu confirmed in Hong Kong following the death of the first imported case this winter

in News by arounddb, 30 December 2016
A 70-year-old man has tested positive for bird flu in Hong Kong, according to The Centre for Health Protection (CHP).

Special transport arrangements for New Year's Eve

in News by arounddb, 29 December 2016
Special transport arrangements for New Year's Eve will be taking place due to New Year celebrations around the city.

Rubber infill of the DB North Plaza sports pitch to be replaced to ensure residents' safety

in News by arounddb, 28 December 2016
The rubber infill of the DB North Plaza sports pitch is to be replaced as a precautionary measure following consensus from the City Owners' Committee.

Temperatures set to fall just before the New Year

in News by arounddb, 27 December 2016
It looks like Hong Kong’s winter has finally arrived, with temperatures expected to fall to 12 degrees tomorrow morning, and a couple of degrees lower in the New Territories.
Wild boar at HKIA

Wild boar captured at airport reportedly put to sleep

in News by arounddb, 21 December 2016
Reports are emerging that the wild boar that was captured at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday has been put to sleep following veterinary examination.
Bird flu Hong Kong

CHP confirms first case of bird flu in Hong Kong this winter

in News by arounddb, 21 December 2016
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) confirmed yesterday (December 20) that a 75-year-old man has tested positive for bird flu in Hong Kong.
Wild boar Hong Kong Airport

Wild pig captured at Hong Kong International Airport

in News by arounddb, 21 December 2016
In a rather unusual turn of events yesterday, airport police were called to capture two wild boar that had entered the restricted area at Chek Lap Kok.

Christmas Marketplace: Eat, Drink, Shop and be Merry!

in News by arounddb, 20 December 2016
Need to get some last minute Christmas shopping in? Or looking for catering options for your holiday parties? Pick up your copy of Around DB and Life on Lantau as we guide you through some of the top providers to eat, drink, shop and be Merry!
Ocean Park Cable Car

Ocean Park to increase admission prices in 2017

in News by arounddb, 13 December 2016
Ocean Park has announced that it will raise ticket prices by just over 13% in 2017, after recording a deficit of HK$241.1 million in the previous fiscal year.
DB Central ferry

Government to consider application from DBTSL for ferry subsidy

in News by arounddb, 13 December 2016
The Hong Kong government is currently considering an application from DB Transportation Services Limited (DBTSL) for Special Helping Measures (SHM) to assist with the operating costs of the DB-Central ferry service.
Pedder Street Crossing

Police launch five-day crackdown on jaywalking across the city

in News by arounddb, 8 December 2016
The Hong Kong police force has this week announced a five-day territory-wide pedestrian road safety scheme, in order to try and reduce the number of traffic accidents involving pedestrians.
Japanese tourists clean Lantau beaches

Japanese tourists travel to Hong Kong to clean Lantau beaches

in News by arounddb, 8 December 2016
Hong Kong's coastline has taken a real battering in 2016, with swathes of trash being washed up on our shores. Sadly, whilst levels have reduced somewhat since the height of the crisis in the summer, the problem is far from over, as new waste continues to appear across the territory on a daily basis.
Lantau map

Hiker found dead on Lantau after getting lost on trail

in News by arounddb, 8 December 2016
A 60-year-old man has been found dead on Lantau after getting lost whilst hiking alone.
Artificial Turf

Discovery College closes sports pitch to ensure student safety, pending results of laboratory tests

in News by arounddb, 8 December 2016
The sports pitch at Discovery College has been closed indefinitely, pending the outcome of an investigation into the safety of the materials used for its surface.

Win Tickets to Ocean Park!

in News by arounddb, 6 December 2016
Ocean Park is turning 40 years old this January, and is giving away 4,000 admission tickets and four 10-year SmartFun Annual Premium Passes to celebrate!
DB Basketball Tournament 2016

DB community comes together for the 2016 Basketball Tournament

in News by arounddb, 2 December 2016
DB residents were treated to a fantastic show of team spirit last Sunday at the annual DB Basketball Tournament Community Health Cup.
DB North Plaza

New study room opened at Discovery Bay Community Hall

in News by arounddb, 1 December 2016
Discovery Bay students now have a new place to study at the Community Hall in the North Plaza.
Writing to Santa Hong Kong

Write to Santa and he will write back!

in News by arounddb, 29 November 2016
Did you know that if you write to Santa Claus in Hong Kong he writes back? All your kids need to do is write Santa Claus on the envelope and include their name and return address in the letter.
Terminal 2 HKIA

Man arrested at Hong Kong Airport for armed robbery

in News by arounddb, 25 November 2016
Armed police were called into action at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday after a man stole ¥59,000 from a money exchange outlet.
Hong Kong International Airport

Fatal traffic accident at Hong Kong International Airport

in News by arounddb, 25 November 2016
Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at Hong Kong International Airport last night in which a 41-year-old man was hit by a taxi and killed.

Hong Kong-bound Cathay flight makes emergency landing in Russia

in News by arounddb, 24 November 2016
A Cathay Pacific flight from London to Hong Kong was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Russia earlier this week after a signal in the flight deck indicated a possible fire in the aft cargo hold.

Congratulations to this year's Team FEAR participants!

in News by arounddb, 24 November 2016
Congratulations to all of the young people who took part in the Team FEAR event at the weekend. Hundreds of kids, aged eight to 18, wholeheartedly threw themselves into the 'Uncle Russ Coffee Adventure Challenge', which saw them run, ride, swim, scramble and canoe across DB to raise money for charity.
Hk Disneyland Frozen area

Hong Kong Disneyland announces major expansion with new Frozen- and Marvel-themed areas

in News by arounddb, 23 November 2016
The Hong Kong government has announced plans this week for an expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland including two brand new areas, one based on the movie Frozen and the other on Marvel superheroes.
Pei Ho Charity Pop up Store

Charity pop-up lunch shop opens in LKF in support of the needy

in News by arounddb, 22 November 2016
Charitable restaurateur Chan Cheuk-ming, fondly known as Ming Gor (or Brother Ming), has opened up a pop-up lunch shop in Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) to raise money for the underprivileged in Hong Kong.
Weather Hong Kong November

Wrap up warm - temperatures are set to hit a low of 14 degrees on Thursday!

in News by arounddb, 22 November 2016
Winter may finally be on its way for Hong Kong, with temperatures set to drop as low as 14 degrees in urban areas on Thursday morning.
World Star Star Ferry

Star Ferry to launch TST - Disneyland route

in News by arounddb, 17 November 2016
Star Ferry has announced that it is launching a brand new route from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hong Kong Disneyland, utilising a retired ferry that has been completely renovated for the purpose.
Fire in DB

Fusion closed due to fire

in News by arounddb, 17 November 2016
Firefighters were called to Fusion in DB Plaza today, after a fire broke out at around 11am.
Zika Mosquito

Second case of imported Zika virus confirmed in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 17 November 2016
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) has announced the second confirmed case of imported Zika virus in Hong Kong.
Inspiration RV-8 aircraft

Cathay Pacific captain lands safely back in Hong Kong after circumnavigating the globe in home-built plane

in News by arounddb, 15 November 2016
Three months after setting off on an epic round-the-world trip, Cathay Pacific pilot Hank Cheng landed safely back in Hong Kong this week onboard his home-built plane, "Inspiration".
High rise Hong Kong

New rules regarding foreign domestic helpers cleaning windows to come into effect from January 2017

in News by arounddb, 15 November 2016
A new clause on window cleaning will be included in the Standard Employment Contract for foreign domestic helpers from January 2017, the Labour Department has announced.
HKILA Beach Clean Up

HKILA Students go green with beach clean-up and recycling scheme

in News by arounddb, 14 November 2016
As part of their environmental “Green Week” initiative, the children of DB's Hong Kong International Learning Academy (HKILA) joined forces with local charity Plastic Free Seas recently to clean up the beach at DB North Plaza.
Super moon Hong Kong

Largest "super moon" in 68 years will be visible over Hong Kong tonight

in News by arounddb, 14 November 2016
Star gazers are in for a treat tonight, as clear skies over Hong Kong mean that the city should enjoy a fantastic view of the biggest moon the Earth has seen since 1948.

Ngong Ping cable car to close for five months for recabling

in News by arounddb, 10 November 2016
The Ngong Ping 360 cable car system, one of Lantau's top tourist attractions, will be closed for the first five months of 2017, in order for the operators to replace its cables.
DB 10km race

Ready, set, go! The DB 10km race is back this weekend and there's an all-new route!

in News by arounddb, 8 November 2016
Undoubtedly one of the highlights on the local calendar, the DB 10km race is back this Saturday, November 12, and this year there are a few changes...
Silvermine Bay Mui Wo

Silver Mine Bay Beach in Mui Wo to be temporarily closed until mid-2018

in News by arounddb, 8 November 2016
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) has announced that Silver Mine Bay Beach will be temporary closed from November 21 onwards to carry out improvement works. The beach is expected to reopen in mid-2018.
The BIG Picnic DB 2016

Local talent shines at The BIG Picnic 2016!

in News by arounddb, 8 November 2016
Back with a brand new name, and bigger and better than ever, DB's very own rock festival, The BIG Picnic, made a triumphant debut at its new central-DB venue this weekend, showcasing the very best of local talent.
Jia Jia

Giant panda's remains to be used for scientific research and to help rear baby pandas

in News by arounddb, 3 November 2016
Ocean Park has announced that the remains of Jia Jia, the world's oldest giant panda in captivity, who passed away on October 16, will be used for scientific research, veterinary science education and conservation purposes.
Sunny Hong Kong

October 2016 officially the hottest (and nearly the wettest) on record in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 3 November 2016
October 2016 was officially the hottest October recorded in Hong Kong, according the Hong Kong Observatory.
Parkland Drive Discovery Bay

Update from City Management following gas explosion at Parkland Drive

in News by arounddb, 2 November 2016
On September 9, a gas explosion in the meter room of 5 Parkland Drive caused damage to the property and raised concerns among the community about the safety of gas works in the area.

Countdown to The BIG Picnic: Around DB talks to Jaded

in News by arounddb, 2 November 2016
Having made their debut at Picnic in the Park earlier this year, Jaded is set to return to the stage at The BIG Picnic on Saturday November 5 for another energetic set.
Living Planet Report 2016

Hong Kong criticised by WWF for ecological impact

in News by arounddb, 1 November 2016
Hong Kong's ecological footprint was brought into sharp focus last week in a statement issued by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

First Aiders in the making at Discovery College, courtesy of the Back to School Fair

in News by arounddb, 31 October 2016
This August saw the sixth annual Back to School Fair at Discovery Bay International School (DBIS), featuring dozens of local clubs and businesses, from sports and fitness to arts, learning, social and health organisations, and even the Around DB team!

Temperatures set to fall on Sunday

in News by arounddb, 28 October 2016
Make the most of the warm weather today and tomorrow, because it's going to cool down somewhat on Sunday.

Countdown to The BIG Picnic: Around DB talks to MKD2

in News by arounddb, 28 October 2016
With just over a week to go to DB’s very own music and dance festival, Around DB talks to Lantau-based band MKD2 as they gear up to take to the “big” stage at The BIG Picnic on November 5.
William Sargent

What to do if you get bitten by a snake in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 27 October 2016
Following a bite incident on Lantau earlier this week, government snake catcher William Sargent shares his advice on what to do if you come face to face with one of Hong Kong's scaly residents.
Seb Buddle Kitchee

Young DB football star Seb Buddle talks life in the Hong Kong Premier League

in News by arounddb, 24 October 2016
Life is somewhat busy for DB youngster Seb Buddle at the moment, but with a professional football contract already under his belt at age 17, things are going rather well.

T8 expected to remain in force for most of Friday

in News by arounddb
As winds start to pick up across the city, the Hong Kong Observatory has announced that the T8 signal is likely to remain in force for most of Friday.
Internship Hong Kong

Join our exciting team in DB!

in News by arounddb, 20 October 2016
Around DB and Life on Lantau is looking for an intern to help with its print magazines, online marketing, website and social media.
Typhoon Haima Hong Kong

T3 signal expected this evening as Typhoon Haima nears Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 20 October 2016
The Hong Kong Observatory is expecting to raise the T3 storm signal this evening, as Typhoon Haima edges closer to the territory.
Tai Pak Wan medical waste

DB residents advised to be cautious as medical waste is found washed up on Tai Pak Wan

in News by arounddb, 19 October 2016
Residents are being urged to take extra care on DB's beaches over the coming days, after more medical waste was found washed up on the shore.

Second harbour race swimmer dies

in News by arounddb, 19 October 2016
A 59-year-old woman, who was pulled unconscious from the water during the annual cross-harbour swim on Sunday, has died in hospital.
Storm at sea

Passenger missing after being thrown from boat in stormy seas

in News by arounddb, 18 October 2016
One person is missing and 12 others have been rescued after being thrown from a boat in stormy waters off Sai Kung this afternoon.
SKYCITY Hong Kong

Airport Authority Hong Kong formally announces plans for new SKYCITY at Chek Lap Kok

in News by arounddb, 18 October 2016
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) formally announced plans yesterday for SKYCITY, a major development intended to transform Hong Kong International Airport into an airport city destination.
Holy Family School Peng Chau

Shortage of local education places forcing DB parents to find schooling elsewhere

in News by arounddb, 18 October 2016
DB has some great schools, both local and international, but what happens if your child doesn't get a place?

World's oldest giant panda in captivity dies aged 38

in News by arounddb, 17 October 2016
The world's oldest giant panda in captivity was put to sleep at Ocean Park on Sunday after her health substantially deteriorated. Although the exact date of Jia Jia's birth is not known, she was believed to be 38 - the equivalent of 114 years old in human terms.
Typhoons Sarika and Haima

Observatory to issue T3 signal between noon and 2pm

in News by arounddb, 17 October 2016
The Hong Kong Observatory will issue the T3 signal between 12pm and 2pm today, as Typhoon Sarika continues to intensify.

Swimmer dies during cross-harbour race, one other hospitalised

in News by arounddb, 17 October 2016
The annual cross-harbour swim ended in tragedy on Sunday after a 46-year-old competitor drowned. The man was pulled unconscious from the water and was rushed to hospital but sadly could not be saved.

Window cleaning ban for domestic helpers put on hold

in News by arounddb, 17 October 2016
The Hong Kong government has announced that the planned changes to Philippine domestic helper contracts regarding window cleaning have been put on hold.

Fit for Life

in News by arounddb, 14 October 2016
Have you picked up your copy of Life on Lantau this month? We guide you through some of the top fitness and wellness providers on the island.

Ban on Philippine domestic helpers cleaning windows to come into effect for new contracts from October 15

in News by arounddb, 13 October 2016
Following a number tragic of incidents in recent months involving domestic helpers falling to their deaths from high-rise buildings, the Philippine Consulate of Hong Kong has announced that it will add a new clause to employment contracts from October 15, specifying that window cleaning will not be part of their duties.

Hong Kong's richest earn 29 times more than poorest, according to Oxfam report

in News by arounddb, 13 October 2016
The widening wealth gap in Hong Kong has reached an extreme level compared to other developed regions in the world, according to a report published by Oxfam this week.

Halloween Hijinks

in News by arounddb, 12 October 2016
With less than a week away till Halloween, we guide you through some events happening in Hong Kong as the spirit of the haunted holiday comes into force.
Hong Kong ePrix

Police arrest three men for flying drones over Hong Kong ePrix

in News by arounddb, 11 October 2016
Hong Kong police have arrested three men for flying drones over the Hong Kong ePrix race at the weekend.
Eureka Socks

Announcing the winners of the Eureka Socks and Around DB Sock Competition 2016

in News by arounddb, 7 October 2016
Thank you to everyone who voted in the Eureka Socks and Around DB Sock Competition and well done to our five finalists who all entered fantastic designs!
Daryl Chapman 747

Cathay Pacific announces farewell flyover for 'Queen of the skies' 747

in News by arounddb, 6 October 2016
To commemorate the retirement of the iconic Boeing 747-400 from its passenger fleet, Cathay Pacific will operate a special charity flight for its staff on Saturday October 8.
Footbridge Central

Screens to be set up to block views of the Hong Kong ePrix from public places

in News by arounddb, 6 October 2016
The Hong Kong police have advised would-be spectators of the Hong Kong ePrix to stay away if they do not have tickets.
Tropical cyclone Aere

Unsettled weather forecast for the weekend as tropical cyclone Aere moves across the South China Sea

in News by arounddb, 6 October 2016
Hong Kong may be in for some unsettled weather over the weekend as the latest storm to affect the region and the northeast monsoon edge closer.

September 2016 confirmed as one of the gloomiest on record

in News by arounddb, October 5 2016
If you thought September was less sunny than usual, you were right. According to the Hong Kong Observatory, the total duration of sunshine was just 135.7 hours, 36.6 hours less than normal.
MTR Train Hong Kong

Indecent assaults on MTR up 21% in first half of 2016

in News by arounddb, 3 October 2016
Indecent assaults on the MTR increased by 21% in the first half of 2016, according to a statement issued by the Railway District Police.
Green sea turtle

36 sea turtles rescued from fishing raft off Lamma

in News by arounddb, 3 October 2016
36 endangered sea turtles were rescued on Friday from a fishing boat in the Sok Kwu Wan Fish Culture Zone off Lamma Island.
Eureka socks

Voting is now open in the Eureka Socks and Around DB Sock Design Competition 2016!

in News by arounddb, 3 October 2016
Primary school students across DB have been busy over the last few weeks designing their animal-themed entries with some fabulous results!

Special arrangements for Mui Wo-Central ferry due to National Day Fireworks on Saturday October 1

in News by arounddb, September 30 2016
The following changes will be made to the Mui Wo-Central-Mui Wo ferry schedule on Saturday October 1 due to the National Day fireworks taking place in Victoria Harbour.
DB Ferry

Changes to DB ferry schedule due to National Day Fireworks on Saturday October 1

in News by arounddb, 29 September 2016
The following changes will be made to the ferry schedule on Saturday October 1 due to the National Day fireworks taking place in Victoria Harbour.
Discovery Valley Road

Cyclist killed in collision in Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 29 September 2016
A cyclist has died following a collision today in Discovery Bay. The incident happened at around 12.18pm on Discovery Valley Road.
University Hospital Wuerzburg

Victims of Germany axe attack return to Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 29 September 2016
The hospital treating the four Hong Kong citizens who were injured in an axe attack in Germany on July 18 has confirmed that two of the patients have now returned to Hong Kong.
HK Airport North Commercial Zone

Government approves development of Airport North Commercial District

in News by arounddb, 27 September 2016
The Transport and Housing Bureau has approved plans by the Airport Authority to develop the Airport North Commercial District, a large-scale retail, dining and entertainment destination.
Air pollution September 27 2016 Hong Kong

Air pollution forecast to hit 'Very Unhealthy' levels as Typhoon Megi disrupts airflow in the region

in News by arounddb, 27 September 2016
Hong Kong has been suffering from a blanket of smog for the last two days and it looks like things are going to get worse before they get better.

37-year-old man killed in crash on North Lantau Highway

in News by arounddb, 26 September 2016
Police are investigating an incident that happened on the North Lantau Highway on Sunday, in which a 37-year-old tow-truck driver was killed.
Tung Chung River

Environmental groups call for Tung Chung River Nature Park zone to be expanded

in News by arounddb, 22 September 2016
Environmental groups have spoken out this week about zoning for the Tung Chung River Nature Park, urging the government to expand the area in order to protect the natural surroundings and to prevent eco-vandalism.

Bus door reportedly smashed by passenger as it leaves DB Plaza

in News by arounddb, 21 September 2016
Passengers were shocked on Tuesday evening after the front door of the C9 bus was smashed as it left DB Plaza.

Tung Chung cinema and food court closed down to make way for Citygate expansion

in News by arounddb, 20 September 2016
Lantau's only local cinema shut last Sunday after 16 years serving the island’s community.

Taxi cameras may be introduced to keep drivers in check in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 20 September 2016
With over 2,000 cases reported of taxi driver malpractice in the first quarter of 2016 alone, a local taxi group has announced plans to install recording devices in vehicles to improve the service quality of taxis in the city.

Hong Kong's largest ESF kindergarten opens in Tung Chung

in News by arounddb, 20 September 2016
The English Schools Foundation (ESF) opened its fifth Hong Kong kindergarten in Tung Chung last month, a welcome addition to the English-medium schools available for children on Lantau.
Hong Kong beach pollution

Hong Kong and Guangdong sign deal to tackle water pollution crisis in the city

in News by arounddb, 15 September 2016
Chief Executive CY Leung has signed an agreement with Guangdong Governor Zhu Xiaodan to work towards tackling the water pollution crisis in Hong Kong.

Top Junk Destinations in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 15 September 2016
There’s no better way to see Hong Kong than by boat. Why not junk it to one of these idyllic destinations, while the good weather holds.

Coin collection service schedule updated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority

in News by arounddb, 14 September 2016
Cash in your loose coins! The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has announced their coin collection service schedule for the latter half of the year.
Cafe Deco TST

Cafe Deco opens at The ONE, Tsim Sha Tsui

in News by arounddb, 14 September 2016
After closing its doors on the Peak for the final time at the end of July, Cafe Deco is back! Now located at The ONE in Tsim Sha Tsui, the new Cafe Deco has all the style and charm of its predecessor, just with the opposite view!
Typhoon Meranti 14 September

Standby Signal No. 1 hoisted as Typhoon Meranti edges nearer to China

in News by arounddb, 14 September 2016
The Hong Kong Observatory has issued the Standby Signal No.1 as Typhoon Meranti makes it's way closer to the coast of China.
Cheung Hang Estate Tsing Yi

Grandmother arrested after 10-year-old boy falls to his death in Tsing Yi

in News by arounddb, 13 September 2016
A 10-year-old boy was found dead at the Cheung Hang Estate in Tsing Yi on Monday evening, after apparently falling from the 23rd floor where he lived with his parents and grandmother.
Ngong Ping Cable Car

Ngong Ping 360 cable car ranked among best in world

in News by arounddb, 13 September 2016
Lantau's Ngong Ping 360 cable car has been ranked one of the best cable car systems in the world in a list by The Guardian.
Typhoon Meranti

Mid Autumn Festival celebrations may be impacted by Typhoon Meranti

in News by arounddb, 12 September 2016
While Hong Kong prepares to celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival this Thursday evening, it seems that Mother Nature might have different plans, as tropical cyclone Meranti edges closer to China.

Around DB Sock Design Competition 2016 with Eureka Socks

in News by arounddb, 9 September 2016
The Around DB Sock Design Competition 2016 with Eureka Socks is now open for entries! The comeptition has been launched in response to the shocking finding that many school uniform items contain cancer-causing substances.

Air pollution announced as fourth biggest killer in the world

in News by arounddb, 9 September 2016
Air pollution has emerged as the world's fourth biggest cause of premature death, according to the results of a joint study by the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

Hiker in Sai Kung attacked by 20-foot-long python

in News by arounddb, 9 September 2016
A hiker has escaped without serious injury after being attacked by a 20-foot-long python earlier this week.

Contract for Tai O improvement works signed

in News by arounddb, 9 September 2016
The Civil Engineering & Development Department has signed a HK$74.7 million contract with Wing Hing Construction Company for improvement works in Tai O.

Penang-bound Dragonair plane collides with van at Hong Kong International Airport

in News by arounddb, 9 September 2016
A Dragonair flight carrying almost 300 passengers was hit by a service vehicle on the tarmac of the Hong Kong International Airport yesterday.

The DBRC Charity Family Carnival takes place on September 24

in News by arounddb, 8 September 2016
Back again for its 13th edition this year, 24 teams are expected to take to the court at the DBRC Charity Tennis Cup on Saturday, September 24.

Third local case of dengue confirmed in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 7 September 2016
A 40-year-old woman has become the third person to be locally infected by dengue fever this year.
Aqua Luna Hong Kong

Hong Kong plummets to 44th place in list of top destinations for expats

in News by arounddb, 5 September 2016
Hong Kong has been ranked 44th out of a list of 67 countries in terms of the best places for expats to live, according to a new survey published this week.

Amber travel alert issued for Singapore following Zika outbreak

in News by arounddb, 5 September 2016
Hong Kong authorities have issued an “amber” travel alert for Singapore following a rapid increase of local Zika virus cases.

245 freshwater turtles saved after being released into the sea

in News by arounddb, 31 August 2016
245 freshwater turtles had to be rescued on Sunday after they were released into the sea as part of a Taoist religious ritual.

Hong Kong’s first Zika patient tests negative

in News by arounddb, 31 August 2016
Hong Kong's first Zika patient has tested negative for the disease, just two days after previous tests came back positive.

First local case of dengue fever confirmed in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 31 August 2016
The first locally-contracted case of dengue in Hong Kong was confirmed by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) this week. The patient, a 79-year-old woman from Shelley Street in Central, was admitted to Queen Mary Hospital on August 25 after developing a skin rash. Blood tests on Monday evening tested positive for the disease.

New deal signed to increase Mountain Biking Trails on Lantau

in News by arounddb, 31 August 2016
Exciting news for mountain bikers! A new expansion of the Mountain Bike Trails (MBTs) is on the books for South Lantau.

Macau ferry crash leaves hundred stranded near Lantau Island

in News by arounddb, 29 August 2016
One person was injured and hundreds left stranded on Saturday evening when a Turbojet ferry collided with a fishing boat near Lantau Island.

Go green at the Mid-Autumn Festival!

in News by arounddb, 29 August 2016
One of the most delightful annual celebrations in Hong Kong, the Mid-Autumn Festival, takes place on September 15 this year. As in previous years, Tai Pak Beach is set to be alive with lights as residents head to the beach to celebrate the festival.
iPhone hack

iPhone users urged to update software after spyware hack

in News by arounddb, 26 August 2016
iPhone users are being urged to download a global software update after a failed attempt to access the phone of Arab human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor.
zika virus

First case of Zika virus confirmed in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 26 August 2016
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) last night confirmed that a 38-year-old expatriate woman living in Hong Kong has tested positive for Zika virus.
Discovery Bay Hong Kong

Cleaning hotline launched in Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 25 August 2016
A cleaning hotline has been launched for DB residents to report any issues relating to cleaning or hygiene in the town.
Dengue fever Hong Kong

New cases of dengue fever confirmed in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 25 August 2016
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) has confirmed six new cases of dengue fever in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Junior Golf

Young DB stars win at Hong Kong Junior Open Golf Championship

in News by arounddb, 24 August 2016
Huge congratulations to young DB golfers Taichi Kho and Denzel Rai, who were both crowned winners this month at the prestigious Hong Kong Junior Open Golf Championship in Fanling.
Polluted beaches Discovery Bay

Tired of seeing our beautiful Discovery Bay beaches covered in trash? Join a beach clean-up!

in News by arounddb, 23 August 2016
Keeping our beaches clean is a constant battle in Hong Kong, with trash regularly washing up on our shores.
Hong Kong Airport

Man arrrested for bomb hoax calls at Hong Kong International Airport

in News by arounddb, 22 August 2016
A 41-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for making hoax phone calls to police, claiming that there was a bomb at Hong Kong International Airport.
Typhoon Lionrock

Is another typhoon on the way?

in News by arounddb, 22 August 2016
The Hong Kong Observatory is tracking a tropical storm that has developed to the south of Japan.

Police appeal for information to help identify dead body found on Lantau

in News by arounddb, 19 August 2016
Police are appealing for information from the public to help identify a man who was found dead in North Lantau on Monday.

Proposal for dolphin habitat ruled out by airport officials

in News by arounddb, 18 August 2016
Airport officials have ruled out a proposal to create a new dolphin habitat to offset the impact of the new third runway at Hong Kong International Airport.
Syringe on DB beach

Parents and helpers warned to be vigilant as medical syringes continue to wash up on DB's beaches

in News by arounddb, 18 August 2016
Parents are being advised to take extra care when visiting DB's beaches with their children as large amounts of medical waste, including syringes, continue to wash ashore.
Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon to allow 10kg extra for check-in bags

in News by arounddb, 17 August 2016
Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon (formerly Dragonair) have announced that they are increasing the weight limit for checked baggage from next month.
International Baccaleureate

Hong Kong delivers strong IB results in 2016 but pass rate drops

in News by arounddb, 17 August 2016
Hong Kong students have once again performed well in the International Baccalaureate (IB) examination, despite a drop in the overall pass rate this year.
Hong Kong netball team

DB Pirates player Kate Jolly wins netball award

in News by arounddb, 16 August 2016
Congratulations to DB Pirates player Kate Jolly who was named player of the tournament for Hong Kong at the recent Asian Netball Championships.
Green sea turtles Hong Kong

Green turtles released back into the sea after successful rehabilitation

in News by arounddb, 15 August 2016
The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) has confirmed that they released three juvenile turtles back into Hong Kong waters on Friday.

Vinnie's legacy for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

in News by arounddb, 15 August 2016
Following the tragic death of her nephew earlier this year, Lantau resident Natasha Ramsey is raising awareness and funds for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September.
Knife threat Lan Kwai Fong

Police arrest man wielding meat cleaver in Lan Kwai Fong

in News by arounddb, 12 August 2016
A 37-year-old man was arrested in Lan Kwai Fong on Thursday evening after threatening members of the public with a meat cleaver.
Dragonair A321

Bacteria discovered in Cathay Dragon plane's water tank

in News by arounddb, 12 August 2016
Cathay Dragon (formerly Dragonair) has confirmed that an "unsatisfactory bacteria count" has been found in the water tank of one of its planes.
Typhoon Nida Satellite

Hong Kong Observatory releases incredible new image of Typhoon Nida

in News by arounddb, 11 August 2016
The Hong Kong Observatory has released an incredible new image of Typhoon Nida.
Hong Kong street food

Hong Kong makes CNN's list of top places to eat street food

in News by arounddb, 11 August 2016
Hong Kong has been listed as one of the best places in the world to eat street food by in a new guide by CNN.
Chinese air passengers unsociable

Increased fines proposed for poorly-behaved Chinese air passengers

in News by arounddb, 11 August 2016
Chinese air passengers who behave in an unsociable manner could face fines of up to 50,000 yuan (HK$58,200) in future, if proposed plans go ahead.
People on smartphones

Security alert issued for 900 million Android devices

in News by arounddb, 10 August 2016
The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre has issued a security alert for Android after multiple vulnerabilities were identified with up to 65 percent of devices.
Airport Express Hong Kong

Skateboarding teenagers cause delays on Airport Express and Tung Chung MTR line

in News by arounddb, 10 August 2016
Passengers on the Airport Express and Tung Chung MTR lines experienced delays yesterday evening after two teenage boys were seen trespassing on the track.
Lohas Park

Domestic helper dies after falling while cleaning windows

in News by arounddb, 10 August 2016
A 35-year-old Filipino woman has died after falling from a tower block in Tsueng Kwan O.
Guangdong bus crash

17 Hong Kong tourists injured in bus crash in mainland China

in News by arounddb, 9 August 2016
17 Hong Kong tourists were injured yesterday after their tour bus crashed on a highway in Guangdong province.
Kowloon City Court

Woman jailed for nine weeks for rubbing chilli on 8-year-old's face and slapping her three times

in News by arounddb, 9 August 2016
A Filipino woman has been sentenced to nine weeks in jail for ill-treatment or neglect by those in charge of a child or young person, after she was found guilty of assaulting an 8-year-old girl in her care.
Chinese flag incorrect at Olympics

Flawed Chinese flag raised at the 2016 Olympics

in News by arounddb, 9 August 2016
On the second day of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, the Chinese media reported that a flawed flag had been raised during the swimming and shooting medal ceremonies.
Dengue mosquito

Hong Kong records first case of locally-contracted dengue fever

in News by arounddb, 8 August 2016
Mosquito Control officers from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) were called to the Zoological and Botanical Gardens in Central at the weekend after a 60-year-old woman from Mid-Levels tested positive for dengue fever.
Contaminated pork Hong Kong

3,500kg of contaminated pork removed from Hong Kong food retailers

in News by arounddb, 8 August 2016
Hong Kong's health minister has issued a public apology after pork contaminated with anti-asthma drugs was sent to 27 retailers around the city.
Citygate mall

Man falls to death in Mui Wo before sentencing due for photographing stranger in Citygate toilet

in News by arounddb, 5 August 2016
Sentencing was due yesterday in the case against a 19-year-old Mui Wo resident, who pleaded guilty to committing an act outraging public decency on January 12 at Citygate mall in Tung Chung.

July 2016 officially the hottest on record

in News by arounddb, 5 August 2016
If you thought that July felt rather hot, you were right - the hottest July ever, in fact!
Bitcoin hack

US$72 million worth of bitcoin stolen from Hong Kong exchange

in News by arounddb, 4 August 2016
Trading was suspended on Hong Kong's Bitfinex exchange this week after a reported US$72 million worth of the digital currency was stolen by hackers.

Three-year-old Hong Kong boy killed in car crash while on holiday in Japan

in News by arounddb, 4 August 2016
A three-year-old boy from Hong Kong has died in a car crash while on holiday with his family in Hokkaido, Japan.

Hong Kongers have longest life expectancy in the world

in News by arounddb, 3 August 2016
Statistics released last week have revealed that Hong Kong citizens have the longest life expectancy in the world.

Lantau emerges relatively unscathed from Typhoon Nida

in News by arounddb, 3 August 2016
Lantau-ers expected the worst this week as Hong Kong’s first T8 of the year approached, with Typhoon Nida initially expected to make a direct hit on South Lantau.
Hong Kong Airport

Activists staged last-ditch protest at airport before work began on third runway on Monday

in News by arounddb, 2 August 2016
Work officially began on the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport on Monday, despite last-ditch attempts by environmental groups to challenge the project.
Tree damage Discovery Bay Typhoon Nida

Hundreds of trees felled across Hong Kong by Typhoon Nida

in News by arounddb, 2 August 2016
The first T8 storm of 2016, Typhoon Nida, blasted Hong Kong last night, causing widespread damage across the territory.

Typhoon signal No 3 hoisted as Nida is expected to make a direct hit on Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 1 August 2016
The Standby Signal No. 3 has just been enforced as typhoon Nida moves quickly towards Hong Kong.

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes Guangxi province

in News by arounddb, 31 July 2016
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck Southeastern China an hour ago according to the Hong Kong Observatory.

New plastic bottle scheme launched with Watsons to encourage recycling in HK

in News by arounddb, 29 July 2016
Watsons Hong Kong and local green group, World Green Organisation, have been working closely to reduce the number of disposed plastic containers in the city.

Possible E. coli contamination of flour sold at city'super

in News by arounddb, 29 July 2016
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has warned the public of a possible E. coli contamination on Gold Medal Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, a pre-packaged product imported from the United States.

Two men charged with animal cruelty on separate accounts

in News by arounddb, 29 July 2016
In under a week, two men in Hong Kong have been charged with animal cruelty towards dogs.

Great news for all museum lovers!

in News by arounddb, 29 July 2016
Entrance to designated museums under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is free as of August 1.

Huge congratulations to the three DB players representing Hong Kong this weekend in the Asia Rugby U20 Sevens Series

in News by arounddb, 29 July 2016
It’s going to be an exciting weekend for DB residents Cameron Smith, Chloe Chan and Jonny Healy as they’ve been selected to compete in the Asia Rugby U20 Sevens Series in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Free sports programmes and use of sports facilities on LCSD's 'Sport For All' Day

in News by arounddb, 27 July 2016
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is holding their annual Sport For All Day on Sunday August 7. The public can take part in free recreational and sports programmes, as well as make use of the LCSD's leisure facilities for free on the day.

Hong Kongers warned to be cautious of sham law firms in the city

in News by arounddb, 27 July 2016
The Central office of sham law firm, Lam, Fung & Lee Solicitors was raided by police on Monday after the firm and its partners were found to be unregistered under the Law Society of Hong Kong.
Asia-WorldExpo MTR

Man arrested for threatening rail staff with a knife onboard the Airport Express

in News by arounddb, 26 July 2016
A 37-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Update on recent surge in water pollution on Lantau

in News by arounddb, 26 July 2016
Hong Kong's beaches may be looking cleaner now than a few weeks ago, but the problem doesn't appear to be over just yet...
Hong Kong Observatory Forecast July 2016

Typhoon may affect Hong Kong later this week

in News by arounddb, 25 July 2016
The Hong Kong Observatory has this morning raised the Standby T1 Signal, as a tropical cyclone is now centred within 800km of Hong Kong.
Ansbach bomb attack

Amber travel alert issued for Germany following deadly shooting and suicide bomb attacks

in News by arounddb, 25 July 2016
An asylum seeker has killed himself and injured 12 others in a suicide bomb attack in Ansbach, South West Germany.

Bus driver receives suspended sentence for causing the death of DB chef

in News by arounddb, 22 July 2016
A Tung Chung bus driver has received a suspended sentence after hitting and killing a 38-year-old man in North Lantau last January.
DB beach water quality

DB beach water quality rated 'Very Poor' in July

in News by arounddb, 22 July 2016
Figures recently released by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) show that Discovery Bay saw a reduction in beach water quality in July compared to previous months.
Aedes albopictus

Humid summer sees potentially infectious mosquito numbers exceed government alert level

in News by arounddb, 22 July 2016
The government has advised members of the public to take extra precautions against mosquitoes this summer, after an increase in the number of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes was detected in the territory.
Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific drops to 4th in Skytrax World Airline Awards

in News by arounddb, 21 July 2016
Hong Kong's flagship carrier Cathay Pacific has dropped to 4th place in Skytrax's annual World Airline Awards.
Hong Kong Airlines Engine Failure

Hong Kong Airlines flight suffers engine failure en route to Taiwan

in News by arounddb, 20 July 2016
A Hong Kong Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Taiwan was forced to land with only one engine after a mid-air failure earlier this week.
Attack on train in Bavaria

Four Hong Kong tourists injured in axe and knife attack in Germany

in News by arounddb, 19 July 2016
Four members of one Hong Kong family have been injured, two critically, in an attack on a train in Wuerzberg, southern Germany.
DB North Plaza Art Exhibition

Colour Your Summer Carnival comes to DB North Plaza

in News by arounddb, 19 July 2016
You may have noticed some rather bright new additions to the North Plaza recently. Part of a summer-long celebration of colour, the giant, geometric art installation will be open for the public to explore every weekend.
Hong Kong Nice ceremony

Hong Kong mourns victims of Nice attack

in News by arounddb, 19 July 2016
The French community in Hong Kong came together on Saturday to pay their respects to the 84 people killed in last week's Bastille Day attack in Nice.
Club Siena Outdoor Pool

DBRC and Club Siena strengthen safety procedures following near-drowning incident

in News by arounddb, 18 July 2016
Earlier this month, the DB community was saddened by a near-drowning incident involving a young boy at Club Siena. In response, the club's management team has conducted a full review of safety procedures at both DB clubs and has provided the following statement to Around DB.

Hong Kong ranked fifth in Lonely Planet's Best In Asia list

in News by arounddb, 15 July 2016
Hong Kong has been named the fifth best place to visit in Asia by Lonely Planet in their Best in Asia index. The list, topped by Hokkaido in Japan, features the leading travel guide's top ten picks for Asian destinations in the coming year.

Hot weekend ahead

in News by arounddb, 15 July 2016
Brace yourselves, it’s going to be a hot weekend! According to the Hong Kong Observatory, temperatures are expected to reach 33 degrees Celsius and will be “very hot apart from isolated showers in the morning” on Saturday and Sunday. The HKO reports how an anticyclone aloft will bring very hot weather to southern China in the next few days.
Medical Waste on Sam Pak Wan Beach

Medical waste, including syringes and IV bags, among trash found on DB North Plaza beach

in News by arounddb, 15 July 2016
DB residents are being urged to take extra care after medical waste items including syringes, vials, tablets and IV bags have been found washed up at Sam Pak Wan near the North Plaza.
Run Light Paddle

Register now for the Lantau leg of TerraMar's Run Light Paddle series

in News by arounddb, 15 July 2016
Calling all outdoor-loving adrenaline junkies of Lantau! The next leg of the TerraMar Run Light Paddle series takes place on Lantau on Sunday August 28.
Nim Shue Wan Beach Clean Up

Beach clean-up at Nim Shue Wan: Saturday July 16

in News by arounddb, 14 July 2016
Following on from the fantastic efforts of volunteers last weekend in clearing DB's beaches, a further clean-up has been arranged at Nim Shue Wan, near the Kai To pier, this coming Saturday, July 16.
Hong Kong Airport

Shenzhen Airlines pilot suspended over missed approach incident

in News by arounddb, 14 July 2016
Shenzhen Airlines has grounded one of its pilots following an incident near the Big Buddha last month.

Police intercept over HK$1 million worth of endangered furs and birds in North Lantau

in News by arounddb, 14 July 2016
An illegal shipment of live birds and endangered furs has been seized by customs officers and marine police in North Lantau.
Fanling Magistrates Court

Tutor jailed for indecently assaulting 12-year-old girl in Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 13 July 2016
An American tutor been jailed for three months for indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl at her home in Discovery Bay in 2015.
DB Pirates Black Pearls

DB Pirates players selected to represent Hong Kong in Asian Netball Championships

in News by arounddb, 12 July 2016
Huge congratulations to DB residents Michelle Arkell and Kate Jolly who have been selected to represent Hong Kong in the upcoming 2016 Asian Netball Championships.
Around DB magazine

Join the team! We are looking for a part-time graphic designer

in News by arounddb, 12 July 2016
Bay Media Group (publisher of Around DB, Life On Lantau and Best Of Lantau magazines) is hiring!
CY Leung beach clean up

CY Leung takes part in beach clean-up on Lantau

in News by arounddb, 12 July 2016
Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung saw the extent of the crisis affected Hong Kong's coastline on Sunday morning as he took part in a government-organised beach clean-up in South Lantau.
Nim Shue Wan Beach Clean Up

Hong Kongers join forces for massive beach clean-up effort in Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 11 July 2016
DB's community spirit was out in full force on Saturday at two emergency beach clean-ups organised by local environmental group, DB Green.
Lightning Tung Chung Hong Kong

New record set as 10,000 lightning strikes hit Hong Kong during 12-hour long storm

in News by arounddb, 11 July 2016
Social media was literally buzzing this weekend as Hong Kong residents shared some incredible snaps of Saturday night's amazing storm.
Hot Weather DB Hong Kong

Hong Kong Observatory records hottest day since 1968

in News by arounddb, 11 July 2016
Temperatures soared on Saturday as Typhoon Nepartak passed to the east of Hong Kong, making it the hottest day of the year so far.

Second industrial fire in Hong Kong in three weeks

in News by arounddb, 8 July 2016
Firefighters battled to put out a fire yesterday on the eighth floor of an industrial building in Cheung Sha Wan. The blaze broke out at around 11.30pm in the Cheong Fat factory building. It was upgraded to a Number 3 alarm at 12.19am on Friday. Fire crews responded by mobilising two jets and four breathing apparatus teams.
Typhoon Nepartak Satellite Image

Flight disruption continues as typhoon Nepartak nears mainland China

in News by arounddb, 8 July 2016
Hundreds more flights were cancelled today as typhoon Nepartak made its way across Taiwan. The storm battered the island on Friday morning, reportedly killing two people and injuring dozens of others.

Bad air day

in News by arounddb, 8 July 2016
According to data from the Real-time Air Quailty Index, the air pollution today has reached significant levels for the first time in weeks. The overall air quality in Hong Kong is currently at 169 µg/m3, categorised as “Unhealthy”. While the current air quality in Lantau is slightly lower at 161 µg/m3, it is still under the same category. According to the Air Quality and Pollution measurement,…
Rubbish on Nim Shue Wan beach

Emergency beach clean-up at Nim Shue Wan: Saturday July 9

in News by arounddb, 8 July 2016
Hong Kong's beaches have been deluged with trash in recent weeks, with massive amounts of waste washing up each day. In response, DB Green is organising emergency beach clean-ups at Sam Pak Wan, next to the North plaza, and Nim Shue Wan, near the Kai To ferry pier. Both beaches have been badly affected by the crisis.
Dragonair Plane Fire

Cathay Dragon flight makes emergency landing in Hong Kong due to suspected engine fire

in News by arounddb, 7 July 2016
A Cathay Dragon flight en route from Hong Kong to Phuket was forced to turn around shortly after take off on Tuesday due to an incident with one of its engines.
Severe Typhoon Nepartak

Flights cancelled as severe typhoon Nepartak approaches

in News by arounddb, 7 July 2016
A number of flights to and from Hong Kong have been cancelled as typhoon Nepartak edges closer to Taiwan.
Beach pollution Nim Shue Wan

Hong Kong water pollution crisis continues to worsen

in News by arounddb, 6 July 2016
The litter crisis currently affecting Hong Kong waters appears to be worsening by the day. From Lantau to Aberdeen, Stanley to Shek O, images shared on social media show the devastation that has been wreaked across the territory over recent weeks.
DB Maze

Giant inflatable maze comes to Tai Pak Beach this summer

in News by arounddb, 5 July 2016
Hong Kong's largest inflatable beach maze is coming to Discovery Bay this summer.
Soccer in DB

Free public sessions return to North Plaza sports pitch

in News by arounddb, 5 July 2016
Following consultation with the City Owners' Committee, the sports pitch next to the Community Centre at DB North Plaza is once again available for public use in evenings and at weekends.
Cheung Sha

Lantau beaches swamped with trash

in News by arounddb, 4 July 2016
Lantau residents are calling for the government to act over the swathes of trash that are being washed up on the beaches of South Lantau. The image above was taken at Cheung Sha beach this morning, this despite a massive effort by local residents to clear the sand yesterday.
Shenzhen Airlines

Air Traffic Control and Shenzhen Airlines pilot both made errors in near-crash over Big Buddha

in News by arounddb, 4 July 2016
More details have emerged about the incident over the Big Buddha involving Shenzhen Airlines flight ZH9041 on June 26.
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Skateboarder injured after hitting a bus on Discovery Valley Road

in News by arounddb, 4 July 2016
Discovery Bay parents are being urged to remind their children of the risks of skateboarding on roads after a 21-year old man skated into a bus on Discovery Valley Road.
Club Siena Discovery Bay

DB residents concerned about swimming pool safety after two children nearly drown at Club Siena

in News by arounddb, 4 July 2016
DB residents have raised concerns about swimming pool safety after two separate incidents at Club Siena last week.
Shenzhen Airlines Flight ZH9041

Air traffic controllers avert near crash over Big Buddha

in News by arounddb, 30 June 2016
An investigation has been launched following an incident involving an airbus A320 over Lantau on Sunday.

Hong Kong heatwave breaks records

in News by arounddb, 29 June 2016
The weather may have cooled down somewhat today, but this week has certainly been a hot one! The Hong Kong Observatory recorded temperatures exceeding 35 degrees Celsius over four consecutive days - the longest lasting hot spell since records began in 1885.

Winson employee passes away after taking ill at work in Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 28 June 2016
Winson Cleaning Service employee Rana Dal Bahadur has sadly died after taking ill at work on Seabird Lane last week.

Dead porpoise found in Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 28 June 2016
The body of a female finless porpoise was found floating in the waters off Tai Pak Wan on Sunday, the latest in a string of mammals and large fish to have been found dead in Hong Kong waters in the last week.

Banner hung to protest about proposed Lantau development

in News by arounddb, 27 June 2016
Activists have hung a huge, 40 metre-wide banner on Kau Yi Chau island, off the coast of Lantau, to protest against the government's unveiling of a 3D scale model depicting the proposed East Lantau Metropolis.

Ngau Tau Kok Fire Extinguished

in News by arounddb, 27 June 2016
The deadly fire at the Amoycan Industrial Centre in Ngau Tau Kok was finally extinguished by firefighters at the weekend after burning for more than 100 hours.

UK votes to leave the EU

in News by arounddb, 24 June 2016
The UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union in an historic referendum.

Second firefighter dies as Ngau Tau Kok blaze enters fourth day

in News by arounddb, 24 June 2016
Two firefighters have died fighting a fire in an industrial building in Ngau Tau Kok, which started around 11am on Tuesday.

Taxi drivers protest against proposed premium taxis

in News by arounddb, 23 June 2016
The government's plan of introducing a premium taxi scheme has received heavy criticism from the Hong Kong Taxi Council and local taxi drivers. Over 200 taxis and 100 individuals surrounded government headquarters on Tuesday to protest, claiming it could lead to unfair competition.

Hong Kong tops list of most expensive cities for expats

in News by arounddb, 23 June 2016
Hong Kong has been named the most expensive city for expats by consultancy firm Mercer in their 2016 Cost of Living Survey.

Hong Kong beach closed after shark is washed ashore

in News by arounddb, 23 June 2016
Butterfly Beach in Tuen Mun has been closed by authorities after a 60cm-long shark was washed ashore earlier today.

Temperatures are soaring high today

in News by arounddb, 23 June 2016
Clear blue skies and sunny weather has graced Hong Kong in the last week. And in exchange, temperatures are soaring, set to reach a maximum of 34 degrees celsius today according to the Hong Kong Observatory.

Three Hong Kong paddlers travel 70km non-stop around Lantau in record time

in News by arounddb, 22 June 2016
On June 19, Katerina Vichou, Shu Pu and Katherine Lynch, from Hong Kong Outrigger Canoe Club and Pure Ocean Connection, smashed expectations by successfully paddling non-stop around Lantau island in a record-breaking 7 hours 36 minutes (double canoe) and 8 hours 7 minutes (solo canoe).

New Star Wars attraction at HK Disneyland

in News by arounddb, 22 June 2016
There's a treat in store for young Star Wars fans at Hong Kong Disneyland this summer with the brand new Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover.

37 injured in five-vehicle pile-up on Tsing Ma bridge

in News by arounddb, 21 June 2016
A five-vehicle pile-up on Tsing Ma bridge on Sunday June 19 has left 37 people injured, with two men in a critical condition.

Cyclists injured in North Lantau

in News by arounddb, 20 June 2016
Six cyclists were injured on Cheung Tung Road, North Lantau, on Sunday after riding over large cracks in the road surface.

Hiker injured while climbing stream on Lantau

in News by arounddb, 20 June 2016
A hiker has been injured after suffering a 10-metre fall while climbing a waterfall in Lantau on Sunday afternoon.

Cargo fire causes huge smoke plume

in News by arounddb, 20 June 2016
Late Sunday morning, a number of Tung Chung residents noticed thick, black smoke over the mountains north of the town. It was later reported that there was a cargo fire at the Shekou Container Terminal near Shenzhen. A large number of plastic bags was destroyed in the blaze.

Blue taxi vans being rolled out

in News by arounddb, 19 June 2016
In the last month, Lantau residents may have noticed some new additions to the blue taxi fleet.

Proposed improvement works at Chi Ma Wan Country Trail

in News by arounddb, 18 June 2016
Around DB has learned that plans have been put forward to develop sections of the Chi Ma Wan country trail near Shap Long and the gathering place of Chi Ma Wan trailhead, causing concern among local residents.

Say no to plastic straws

in News by arounddb, 17 June 2016
We all know that plastic poses a serious threat to our planet, but do we really stop to think about how much we dispose of on a day-to-day basis and where it ends up?

New system introduced for school closures in red or black rainstorm warnings

in News by arounddb, 16 June 2016
The Hong Kong Education Bureau has announced a new system regarding school closure notifications when red and black rainstorm warnings are in force.

Sandcastle fun for Father's Day

in News by arounddb, 16 June 2016
Calling all the creative dads out there! There are still a few places left at the Father's Day Sandcastle Fun Day and Beach Party this Sunday. Sign up now to join in the fun from 2:30 - 5:00 at Tai Pak beach.

Man attacked by python in Sai Kung Country Park

in News by arounddb, 15 June 2016
A British man had a close call this week when he was attacked by a 3.5-metre python while out walking in Sai Kung Country Park.

Paddle for a purpose

in News by arounddb, 15 June 2016
On June 19, three outrigger paddlers from Hong Kong Outrigger Canoe Club and Pure Ocean Connection are set to circumnavigate Lantau island to raise money for three ocean-based Hong Kong charities.

10 top ways to spend Father's Day in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 15 June 2016
Father's Day is just a few days away! Here are 10 top ways to spend the day and say thank you to the fantastic men in our families.

DB Dragon Boat Festival 2016

in News by arounddb, 14 June 2016
Discovery Bay was buzzing on Thursday June 9 as 40 teams took part in the annual Dragon Boat Festival at Tai Pak Wan.

Hong Kong criticised in slavery report

in News by arounddb, 2 June 2016
Hong Kong has been criticised in the 2016 Global Slavery Index, published by the Walk Free Foundation earlier this week, for not doing enough to combat modern-day slavery.

The heat is on

in News by arounddb, 1 June 2016
It's a very hot day and the Hong Kong Observatory, has issued the "Very Hot Weather Warning". At noon, the air temperature was 33 degrees Celsius, with a humidity level of 68%.

Lantau-based filmmaker Lloyd Belcher's latest documentary: "Mira"

in News by arounddb, 31 May 2016
Mira is a recently-released documentary by Tung Chung based filmmaker Lloyd Belcher. Mira's screening will be held on June 29th at 7.30pm at The Vine in Wan Chai.

DB's Crayon Society

in News by arounddb, 31 May 2016
Based in DB, the Crayon Society is a charity organisation founded by the 'Latin Dragons' Dragon Boat team.

Taiwan earthquake

in News by arounddb, 30 May 2016
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 (according to the Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau) shook parts of Taiwan today, Tuesday May 31st.

Airlines will start collecting a special fee to fund the new runway

in News by arounddb, 30 May 2016
On May 30th, Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced that a fee will be collected on air tickets issued on or after 1 August 2016 to fund the new runway.

The good fight: defending the trees in Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 29 May 2016
A dedicated group of volunteers have been holding vigil to try to stall or stop the cutting down of about 25 huge banyan shade trees in the DBRC lawn.

DB's Kurt Lynn wins big at Royale International Kayak n Run

in News by arounddb, 29 May 2016
Cool weather prevailed on May 28, Saturday morning for the Royale International Kayak n Run at Deep Water Bay, near Middle Island.

Free financial literacy workshop for helpers tomorrow

in News by arounddb, 29 May 2016
Advocating economic empowerment of migrant domestic workers, registered charity Enrich is holding a free workshop in Discovery Bay.

Communication and conflict resolution workshop at Dymocks

in News by arounddb, 29 May 2016
Living in a busy city like Hong Kong, it is almost unavoidable to get into confrontations.

Newborns delivered at Hong Kong private hospital found with potentially lethal virus

in News by arounddb, 26 May 2016
A baby was found to be carrying a highly dangerous bacterial infection days after discharge from the private hospital were she was born.

Ferry Pier Stalkers

in News by arounddb, 25 May 2016
Facebook users residing in the Outlying Islands have called attention to a number of disconcerting events at the Central Ferry Pier this May.

Taxi driver convicted and fined for misconduct

in News by arounddb, 24 May 2016
After a drawn-out trial, a taxi driver was finally found guilty of refusing to take a passenger across the harbour, as well as smoking while the same was on board.

Double-decker burns down at bus terminal in Tsuen Wan

in News by arounddb, 24 May 2016
A parked Kowloon Motor Bus double-decker burned down in Tsuen Wan on March 24, yesterday afternoon.

Bank phishing scam uncovered in latest alerts from government

in News by arounddb, 24 May 2016
Hong Kong's Monetary Authority issued two alerts on Monday, May 23, one regarding a fraudulent Dah Sing Bank website and another about a phishing email claiming to be from Standard Chartered Bank.

Protest bazaar held at Tung Chung public housing, residents and vendors denounce rent spike

in News by arounddb, 23 May 2016
Property company Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Link REIT) became the subject of protests by residents of Tung Chung on the afternoon of May 22.

Mainland tourist kicked by Hong Kong guide for being loud dies

in News by arounddb, 23 May 2016
A Hong Kong tour guide is being tried for figuring in the injury and subsequent death of a mainland visitor last October.

Newborn figures in baffling accident, falls out of incubator in Yau Ma Tei hospital

in News by arounddb, 22 May 2016
A nurse at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei claimed that an infant girl who fell out of an incubator and onto the floor while being treated for respiratory problems had kicked open its window.

Tung Chung residents plagued by voracious insects

in News by arounddb, 22 May 2016
Tenants in newly occupied residential estate The Visionary are being constantly swarmed by mosquitoes and biting midges.

HK Electric warns his customers to be aware of scam emails

in News by arounddb, 20 May 2016
Lantau residents have been receiving fraudulent emails from supposedly HK Electric company, asking them to register online, get a refund or pay online.

Hong Kong opens first sludge treatment facility

in News by arounddb, 19 May 2016
Marking a progressive leap in converting waste to energy, Hong Kong's first self-sufficient sludge treatment facility, dubbed T•PARK, opened yesterday, May 19. Chief Executive CY Leung led the ceremony.

Hong Kong Strong: stunning short film captures the soul of the city

in News by arounddb, 18 May 2016
This is Hong Kong like you've never seen before.

Mysterious new Lantau development model surfaces

in News by arounddb, 17 May 2016
A more elaborate 3D scale model of the proposed Lantau development plans was recently presented to Chinese state leader Zhang Dejiang during his three-day visit to Hong Kong.

Three-year-old girl survives collision with taxi in Mong Kok

in News by arounddb, 17 May 2016
Dashcam footage of a child getting hit by a taxi in busy Mong Kok traffic spread across social media late Tuesday night.

Residents conduct sit-in protest against construction workers at Discovery Bay Recreation Club

in News by arounddb, 16 May 2016
Amidst strong opposition from residents, heavy equipment and construction workers appeared Monday at the contested site of a new golf kart parking lot at the Discovery Bay Recreation Club lawn.

A virtual guide to Cheung Chau Bun Festival 2016

in News by arounddb, 16 May 2016
Cheung Chau's famous annual Bun Festival took place on May 11 to 15, an event that routinely draws crowds of locals and tourists, comprising roughly 70,000 visitors each year.

Lower Cheung Sha beach water receives poor grading

in News by arounddb, 15 May 2016
Five beaches across Hong Kong have been graded poor over the past weekend by the Environmental Protection Department.

Visit more than 40 Hong Kong museums for free this weekend

in News by arounddb, 12 May 2016
This weekend is the perfect time to immerse in history and culture as several museums throughout the city waive their admission fees.

On-call service for Discovery Bay medical centres halted

in News by arounddb, 11 May 2016
The off-hour service hotlines of medical clinics in Discovery Bay have ceased.

WWF expresses highly critical views of Lantau development plans

in News by arounddb, 10 May 2016
If you're fuming with the proposed development plans for Lantau Island, you're not alone.

Murder of passenger leads to 8,000 plus car-hailing app driver suspension in Shenzhen

in News by arounddb, 10 May 2016
After a female customer was robbed and killed in Shenzhen by a driver affiliated with a Chinese taxi-hailing company early in May, more than 8,000 drivers working for the firm have been suspended.

Traffic stops as villagers protest lifting private vehicle restriction in South Lantau

in News by arounddb, 9 May 2016
A protest by Lantau Island villagers temporarily stopped traffic along Keng Shan Road last Sunday.

Red Rainstorm warning signal on!

in News by arounddb, 8 May 2016
The Red Rainstorm Warning signal was issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 7.30am this morning.

Shark seen swimming in Mui Wo on Saturday

in News by arounddb, 8 May 2016
The popular Silvermine Bay Beach in Mui Wo emptied on Saturday, May 7 as lifeguards announced the sighting of a large fish swimming outside the shark net.

Lush landscapes of Lantau captured on camera

in News by arounddb, 5 May 2016
Looking through the lens of photographer and Around DB competition winner Navin Khianey.

Selfie-themed public park opens in Wan Chai

in News by arounddb, 4 May 2016
While some popular theme parks in Hong Kong discourage, if not outright prohibit (some ways of) taking selfies, a new attraction in Wan Chai was made precisely for it.

New petition to stave off golf cart park construction on DBRC lawn launched

in News by arounddb, 4 May 2016
Discovery Bay resident Dr. Richard Beck is once again appealing to the community to come together in an effort to halt redevelopment of the Discovery Bay Recreation Club lawn, scheduled on May 10, Tuesday.

Discovery College student Maddie Bowden selected for international talent convention

in News by arounddb, 4 May 2016
Discovery College student Maddie Bowden has been selected by the International Model and Talent Association to go to New York for an acting, singing and dancing convention in July!

Toddler survives getting hit by a taxi

in News by arounddb, 3 May 2016
Under heavy rain, a taxi lost control while approaching an intersection in Cheung Sha Wan on Tuesday night, running a red light and hitting a baby pram carrying a three-year-old boy, as well as his 58-year-old grandmother.

Jazz-rock ensemble Shaolin Fez launches crowdfunding campaign, concert series for new album

in News by arounddb, 3 May 2016
Shaolin Fez has grown to be one of the most unique and ambitious independent projects in Hong Kong's live music scene.

Toy gun shakes up Happy Valley neighbourhood

in News by arounddb, 2 May 2016
Police responded to a call from a security guard claiming to have seen an armed man entering a residential estate in Happy Valley on May 2, Monday afternoon.

Suspected MERS case under investigation

in News by arounddb, 2 May 2016
A 51-year-old man was hospitalised for a suspected case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS, reports Hong Kong's Information Services Department.

Tung Chung movie theatres stay open -- for now

in News by arounddb, 29 April 2016
Movie lovers from across Lantau Island get a reprieve as UA Cinemas in Tung Chung remain open for the rest of spring.

Shark brutally killed by Hong Kong newlyweds in graphic video

in News by arounddb, 28 April 2016
A video depicting a gruesome Hong Kong wedding tradition has been circulating online.

Last call for Lantau conservation plan

in News by arounddb, 28 April 2016
Non-profit organization Designing Hong Kong is urging the public to take action for true sustainable development in Lantau Island.

Amy Yung launches petition to reduce Discovery Bay Ferry fares

in News by arounddb, 28 April 2016
While a number of ferry services from Hong Kong to the outlying islands are set to cut fares in July, Discovery Bay Ferry has thus far made no announcement of any fare reduction.

Hear domestic workers' song to their children hundreds of miles away

in News by arounddb, 27 April 2016
A significant part of Hong Kong's migrant population consists of domestic workers, a sector that provides flexibility and support for families in the busy city.

Winning weekend for DB Pirates

in News by arounddb, 27 April 2016
The DB Pirates once again proved to be a most dominant force last Saturday, April 23, landing a string of impressive wins before the sun set.

Free wellness programs for helpers this May at Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 27 April 2016
For Helpers Appreciation Month, Migrants in Action and Movement Improvement are once again teaming up, this time to offer free wellness workshops and yoga for domestic workers on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Discovery Bay doctor chastised by Medical Council for false claims

in News by arounddb, 26 April 2016
Despite passing exams in aerospace medicine in the United Kingdom and Australia, a family doctor based in Discovery Bay admitted to falsely claiming credentials in the field on April 26, Tuesday.

Dozens of young players compete at Discovery Bay Junior Tennis Tournament

in News by arounddb, 26 April 2016
After a long wait, the Discovery Bay Recreation Club's Junior Tennis Tournament finally took place this past weekend of April 23 and 24.

Prince left over 100 albums worth of unreleased songs locked in "the vault"

in News by arounddb, 26 April 2016
The immensely talented musician and pop culture icon Prince, who passed away on April 21 may have left a much more vast legacy than the world currently knows.

Month of May starts hot and dry in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 25 April 2016
Hong Kong's temperature is set to rise to highs of 29 degrees next week.

Lantau's best young writers in 2016 honoured at awarding ceremony

in News by arounddb, 25 April 2016
April 25 - Katrina Lowe, winner of the 2016 Around DB & Life on Lantau Young Writers Competition, graciously received her award for her briliant story "All In" at a ceremony held in Epicland, DB North Plaza.

DBCC Silverbackz take home shield at Phuket Cricket Sixes

in News by arounddb, 25 April 2016
On April 13, the Discovery Bay Cricket Club Silverbackz, led by Captain Nilesh Jhaveri, travelled to Thailand to take part in the Phuket Cricket Sixes 2016.

A day of kart racing in Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 24 April 2016
In its second edition, Harvey Law Group's recently held Kart Race was a smashing success.

DB mum goes on stage this Friday

in News by arounddb, 24 April 2016
Sandra Leung Waters, stellar stage performer slash loving mother from Discovery Bay, will be performing in the brand new musical Auditions this Friday and Saturday at the Fringe Club.

Discovery Bay restaurant in hot water for food alert

in News by arounddb, 24 April 2016
The Center for Health Protection (CHP) called for diners to be more vigilant when eating out.

Things to do this weekend

in News by arounddb, 21 April 2016
A number of events have been lined up for this Saturday and Sunday at Discovery Bay! Check out the weekend's activities.

Uncle Russ Coffee and owner YB Rai recognised for noteworthy social contributions

in News by arounddb, 20 April 2016
Hong Kong's original coffee bar brews much more than a nice hot cup.

Legendary singer Prince dies at 57

in News by arounddb, 20 April 2016
"It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57," said Yvette Noel-Schure, his publicist.

Watch this beautiful film about Lantau Island

in News by arounddb, 20 April 2016
"Largest and most beautiful island in Hong Kong, Lantau is surely one of the finest in old China. It used to be known as the island of prayer for having so many monasteries.

Fears and woes increase over Hong Kong unemployment

in News by arounddb, 19 April 2016
Hong Kong's overall unemployment rose to 3.4% in the first quarter of 2016.

Local organic vegetables found to contain traces of lead

in News by arounddb, 19 April 2016
A disquieting amount of lead content has been found in vegetables from local organic farms, say researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University.

Katrina Lowe wins Around DB & Life on Lantau Young Writers Competition 2016

in News by arounddb, 19 April 2016
More than a month has past since the deadline for submissions, and three writers emerged to present their final works online to the public.

Cyclists invited to Ride of Silence for road safety awareness

in News by arounddb, 18 April 2016
The Hong Kong cyclist community is invited to ride together in remembrance of the 10 people who died in 2015, and to show support for around 2500 others injured that same year while cycling in Hong Kong.

Toddler narrowly escapes abduction in Yuen Long

in News by arounddb, 18 April 2016
Local police are searching for a middle-aged woman tagged as the primary suspect in a child abduction attempt on April 16, Saturday.

Illegal tree poaching is destroying the wild incense-tree population of HK

in News by arounddb, 17 April 2016
The incense trees that gave Hong Kong its name: “Fragrant Harbour” are being felled!

Dogs and owners run and hike Lantau hills and coasts at Trailwagger

in News by arounddb, 17 April 2016
Lantau's love for trail running and dogs came alive in the very first edition of Trailwagger.

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department petitioned

in News by arounddb, 17 April 2016
Hong Kong might not give off the vibe of a marine sanctuary, but people can fight to make it happen.

Baby pram recalled for faulty hinge

in News by arounddb, 17 April 2016
A three-wheeled phil&teds pram was recently recalled as the model's faulty hinge might cause injury.

Nothing but rain next week

in News by arounddb, 14 April 2016
Those hoping for drier weather after the weekend will be disappointed.

Alleged mistress behind murder of British teacher

in News by arounddb, 14 April 2016
Three people have been arrested for the murder of British PolyU teacher Hilary St John Bower.

This special T-shirt helps you communicate in foreign countries

in News by arounddb, 14 April 2016
For those who like to travel abroad, one the biggest problems on most trips is the language barrier. Especially in more exotic locations, finding a bathroom or bus terminal can be a bit tricky.

Young Writer's Competition 2016: Runners-up (Part 3 of 3)

in News by arounddb, 13 April 2016
Before the finalists' works are released for voting on Saturday, we've shared a selection of our young writers' entries online.

Stories of Cubans photo exhibit to open on weekend

in News by arounddb, 13 April 2016
Lantau-based visual artist Irene Flanhardt is inviting everyone to her latest exhibit -- Stories of Cubans -- opening this Saturday at the Flanhardt Galerie und Atelier, Tai O.

The next generation's concerns: Young Writer's Competition 2016 (Part 2 of 3)

in News by arounddb, 13 April 2016
For this year's Around DB and Life on Lantau Young Writer's Competition, students were asked to write about a particular issue in their respective communities, a theme that evoked some insightful and emotional commentaries, as seen through the eyes of its youngest members.

The next generation's concerns: Young Writer's Competition 2016 (Part 1 of 3)

in News by arounddb, 12 April 2016
The annual Around DB and Life on Lantau Young Writer's Competition once again drew numerous submissions from secondary students living and/or attending class all across the island.

Missing British teacher killed in Shenzhen

in News by arounddb, 12 April 2016
A 60-year-old Hong Kong resident and British national who had gone missing after travelling to China through Lo Wu was apparently murdered on the night of his disappearance, according to police.

Jacqui Green named Most Inspiring Woman in Lantau

in News by arounddb, 11 April 2016
PALS founder recognised for her selfless work in the community

8 of 10 Islands District beaches receive good grading

in News by arounddb, 11 April 2016
The latest assesment of beach water quality by Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department shows a 'good' grading for 24 of 39 public beaches across the city.

Public warned against Dengue

in News by arounddb, 10 April 2016
With four newly confirmed cases of Dengue Fever, the Centre for Health Protection has strongly advised the public to take the necessary precautions.

She did it!

in News by arounddb, 10 April 2016
Zein Williams of Lantau wins a stunning 9th consecutive race, 3rd overall women's championship

Brought together

in News by arounddb, 10 April 2016
United and strengthened by the pain of loss, the DB community gathers to repay a man for years of kindness

Deadly fall at Hong Kong International Airport

in News by arounddb, 7 April 2016
A Filipino domestic worker died from injuries sustained in a fall at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday morning, April 7.

Vote now: the 2016 most inspiring woman in Lantau

in News by arounddb, 7 April 2016
On March 8 to 10, we asked our readers to nominate the most inspiring woman in Lantau, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

British teacher living in HK went missing while crossing border to Shenzhen

in News by arounddb, 6 April 2016
Hilary St John Bower, a 60-year-old HK resident and British national, is believed to have crossed the border into China via Lo Wu Control Point on March 22 on his way to visit his girlfriend and six-year-old son.But since then, he has gone missing.

Escapologist's brand new deadly stunt to debut at The Illusionists

in News by arounddb, 6 April 2016
Krendl, the Escapologist of the forthcoming spectacle The Illusionists, will be performing a brand new death-defying stunt so dangerous it has caused him to pass out during rehearsals.

Jeff Bridges takes a stand against plastic

in News by arounddb, 6 April 2016
Actor and humanitarian Jeff Bridges is leading the drive against single-use plastics, one of the greatest and most devastating pollutants on the planet.

New residential units to rise in Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 5 April 2016
Islands District Councillor Amy Yung is requesting the community's input regarding the erection of new residential structures in DB. The proposed developments will result in an additional 1,601 flats to the resort.

Slope safety top priority as more rainfall increases landslide risk

in News by arounddb, 5 April 2016
As the Hong Kong Observatory predicts a greater volume of rainfall in 2016, the Civil Engineering & Development Department is working hard to mitigate the risk of landslides in Hong Kong's slopes.

Sex assault in Hong Kong up by nearly fifty percent since 2005

in News by arounddb, 4 April 2016
A great number of indecent assault cases that took place on the MTR contributed to a 47.8% rise in reported sexual violence over the last decade.

Saturday rowing at Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 4 April 2016
The Lantau Boat Club is inviting residents to try out rowing at DB Beach each Saturday at 9.30am.

Client at beauty parlour in Hong Kong was charged HK$190,000 for a facial treatment!

in News by arounddb, 2 April 2016
It was today reported on news.gov.hk that customs officers have arrested nine staff from two beauty parlours in Hong Kong for allegedly using customers' credit cards to make payments without consent.
air pollution unhealthy in central

Stay vigilant against mosquito-borne diseases and high humidity levels

in News by arounddb, 2 April 2016
The centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health in Hong Kong warns the public to take necessary precautions during the Ching Ming Festival against mosquito-borne diseases.

Working conditions remain poor for foreign domestic workers

in News by arounddb, 31 March 2016
Migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong continue to face the same problems.

Higher than normal pollution levels until Sunday

in News by arounddb, 31 March 2016
The public was advised by Environmental Protection Department to reduce outdoor activities due to above normal pollution levels yesterday.

Memorial for Seru Rabeni in April

in News by arounddb, 30 April 2016
The Hong Kong rugby community is invited to attend the memorial service for "the Big Man" Seru Rabeni.

Piloxing Charity Event this Saturday at Hemingway's

in News by arounddb, 30 March 2016
Embody Discovery Bay is holding a "Piloxing Charity Event" this Saturday, April 2 from 9-10am at Hemingway's by the Bay, to raise funds for social enterprise HAVEN Cambodia.

Suicide prevention squad launched

in News by arounddb, 30 March 2016
The Government has recently established the Committee on Prevention of Student Suicides to investigate causes and preventive measures on account of its heightening incidence in Hong Kong.

Roving exhibition for Lantau development on fifth week

in News by arounddb, 28 March 2016
On April 1, the Lantau Development Advisory Committee (LanDAC) will be begin its 2nd month of roving exhibitions as listed in its scheduled public engagement exercises.

‘I Still Have The Scars’, says former Indonesian domestic helper Erwiana

in News by arounddb, 28 March 2016
We all remember Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, the young Indonesian domestic helper whose shocking story of unimaginable and constant abuse by her employer, made worldwide headlines last year. A few days ago, Erwiana attended the HK screening of a documentary that highlights human slavery.

Rowling shares rejection letters received for a novel written under a different name

in News by arounddb, 27 March 2016
J.K. Rowling posted online the rejection letters she received when submitting a novel written under a pen name.

Hiking accidents yesterday on Lantau hills

in News by arounddb, 27 March 2016
Yesterday afternoon, two hiking accidents were reported to the Lantau police.

Cold to sunny then foggy

in News by arounddb, 23 March 2016
The Hong Kong Observatory recently released a curious, evenly-spaced 9-day forecast.

Community Hall talk on DB development: April 2-3

in News by arounddb, 23 March 2016
Islands District Councillor Amy Yung recently reached out to the DB community regarding zoning plans in Discovery Bay, as well as proposed developments in Lantau Island.

Happy Holi in Lantau

in News by Sanjay Guha, 23 March 2016
Life on Lantau reader Sanjay Guha shares how the Indian community of Tung Chung gathered to celebrate the beginning of spring.

Speak your mind on proposed Lantau development

in News by arounddb, 23 March 2016
The Panel on Development will be holding a public hearing on Saturday, 16 April 2016, at 9:00 am at the Legislative Council Complex to receive public views on the "Proposed Development Strategy for Lantau".

Government responds to DB golf cart parking protest

in News by arounddb, 22 March 2016
District Councillor Amy Yung previously filed a complaint on behalf of Discovery Bay community members protesting the planned construction of a golf cart parking lot on the lawn area by the DB Recreation Club, adjacent to the tennis courts.

Young Writer's Competition 2016 Finalists

in News by arounddb, 22 March 2016
There were some really great submissions this year! Thank you and more power to all the participants!

World mourns in the aftermath of Brussels blasts

in News by arounddb, 22 March 2016
At least 30 people were killed with many more injured after two explosions took place at Brussels Airport, and another at a metro subway station on Tuesday morning, March 22.

Save the buffaloes, save the island

in News by Melanie Potgieter, 21 March 2016
Local resident Jean Hui is the "buffalo whisperer" on Lantau.

8th Lantau International Beer Dash Results

in News by Melanie Potgieter, 21 March 2016
The Beer Dash was once again a fun day out. Thanks to San Miguel, Bay Media, HomeSolutions Real Estate, Phoenix Wills and the Beach House.

Wet and cold Holy Weekend

in News by arounddb, 21 March 2016
Don't stow your winter clothes just yet.

Over two dozen bags of rubbish cleared from beach

in News by arounddb, 20 March 2016
A community beach cleanup, jointly organised by DB Green and Plastic Free Seas, took place yesterday morning, March 20 at Nim Shue Wan.

The 2016 Lantau International Beer Dash: A great success

in News by arounddb, 19 March 2016
The eighth Lantau International Beer Dash set off from Tong Fuk yesterday, March 19.

DBers oppose a new golf cart parking at DBRC tennis courts

in News by arounddb, 18 March 2016
This morning, the DB Tennis Committee organised a protest in DB, opposing the conversion of the tennis courts' green area into a golf cart parking.

Maryjane & Graeme live at Bahce Turkish Bar Mui Wo

in News by arounddb, 17 March 2016
Enjoy a night of live music tonight at Bahce Turkish Bar in Mui Wo!

Government to tackle student mental health

in News by arounddb, 17 March 2016
In light of the increasing number of student suicides in Hong Kong, Secretary for Educations Eddie Ng stated that the government will be working with concerned parties to enhance schools' awareness of student mental health, as well as identify students in need.

2016 Easter Holiday Camps

in News by arounddb, 16 March 2016
There are only a few long holiday stretches in Hong Kong which give students a well-deserved break. Without a plan however, these "vacations" can get quite boring for the kids, especially when parents are still at work.

Seru Rabeni passes away: DB Pirates mourns former head coach

in News by arounddb, 15 March 2016
Fijian rugby player and coach Seru Rabeni died yesterday morning, March 15th, at his home in Nausori. He was 37 years old.

Hiker meets fatal accident while taking selfies

in News by arounddb, 14 March 2016
Adding to the statistic of selfie-related deaths, a man was killed by a 150-metre drop at Lion Rock, Kowloon Tong, last Saturday.

Touching story about Sam and the wise words he wrote to ex DB resident

in News by arounddb, 13 March 2016
"I heard the shocking news of Sam's death. I would like to tell you my story. Maybe in some way it can be shared in your magazine. Kind regards, Hedwig Henneman".

DB bus crashes into taxi

in News by arounddb, 13 March 2016
A taxi collided with a Discovery Bay shuttle on Sunday evening.

R.I.P. Sam from Fresh Fruit Juice Paradise

in News by arounddb, 12 March 2016
It has now been confirmed that Sam Kwok, the co-owner of the Fresh Fruit Juice Paradise in Discovery Bay passed away yesterday.

Caffe Pascucci now opened at DB Plaza

in News by arounddb, 11 March 2016
Head to Caffe Pascucci at the DB plaza for high-quality Italian coffee and more! Caffe Pascucci has just opened its doors.

Migrants in Action 3rd Sunday activity tomorrow

in News by arounddb, 11 March 2016
Voluntary group Migrants in Action will be holding its third of six scheduled activities tomorrow, March 13th.

Sex discrimination in Hong Kong: Domestic worker sues former employer for forced pregnancy test

in News by arounddb, 10 March 2016
An Indonesian domestic helper is suing her former employers for firing her and forcing her out of their home prematurely -- after forcing her to take a pregnancy test.

What to do with HK$3000 in your Octopus card

in News by arounddb, 9 March 2016
Stored-value on Octopus cards can triple in capacity by November 2016.

Winter aftershock in Hong Kong this weekend

in News by arounddb, 9 March 2016
The Hong Kong Observatory has issued a cold weather warning in light of a sharp temperature drop sweeping across the territory this Thursday.

Residents alarmed by Tung Chung rezoning plans

in News by arounddb, 8 March 2016
Several open areas in Tung Chung, including parks, will be repurposed for residential use, as revealed in an amended draft of the Tung Chung Town Centre Area zoning plan.

Incredible photos of HK by Andy Yeung

in News by arounddb, 7 March 2016
Check these incredible photos of Sheung Wan, Wan Chai, Quarry Bay and Sham Shui Po, taken by Hong Kong photographer Andy Yeung.

Food Alert: Snickers bars could contain pieces of plastic!

in News by arounddb, 7 March 2016
Not good news for Snickers fans!

Team Canada takes 23rd Tennis Nations Cup

in News by arounddb, 7 March 2016
In yet another surprising turn of events, heavily favored Team Australia places second after intense competition at DBRC's tennis courts.

3 student suicides in 4 days in HK

in News by arounddb, 7 March 2016
In the last few days, there has been a series of student suicides that have shocked parents, teachers and students alike.

The Master Magician struts his stuff in Discovery College

in News by arounddb, 7 March 2016
In Hong Kong to promote the upcoming Broadway spectacular The Illusionists, world-renowned magician Luis De Matos wowed Discovery College’s year fives with a few of his best tricks last Wednesday, March 2.

Vote for the most inspiring woman in Lantau

in News by arounddb, 7 March 2016
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY to all the fantastic women in DB and Lantau!

Lantau's very own wins 8th in a row at Bonaqua LIFEPROOF Action Sprint DB

in News by arounddb, 6 March 2016
March 6, 2016 Hong Kong – Taking advantage of cool, crisp, overcast-nearly perfect running conditions, the second leg of the Bonaqua LIFEPROOF Action Sprint series was successfully held on Sunday morning at Discovery Bay.

BREAKING: Body of missing retired judge found off rocks on South Lantau

in News by arounddb, 5 March 2016
South Lantau resident John Rhind went missing on Tuesday after hiking at night around Lantau. Police officers have now confirmed that the body recovered yesterday morning near Shui Hau Village is that of John Rhind.

Red tide hits Lantau waters

in News by arounddb, 5 March 2016
If you were on the beach over the weekend, you could not have missed the red tide that hit Lantau's waters.

Boy dies from flu, outbreaks increasing

in News by arounddb, 3 March 2016
The Centre for Health Protection announced a fatal case of severe paediatric influenza B last Wednesday, according to Hong Kong’s Information Services Department.

21st Ocean Park Conservation Day, free tickets for children and other March promotions

in News by arounddb, 2 March 2016
The month of March is an ideal time to take the kids to Hong Kong’s signature marine animal theme park.

New ESF Kindergarten opening in Tung Chung

in News by arounddb, 1 March 2016
ESF Tung Chung International Kindergarten broke ground on its new space in the Visionary in Tung Chung on Tuesday, March 1st.

BREAKING: Search is on for retired Hong Kong judge on Lantau Island

in News by arounddb, 1 March 2016
Retired High Court judge James Rhind has gone missing.

What are you eating: dishonest labels and non-edibles found in HK

in News by arounddb, 1 March 2016
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has been quite busy these past few weeks, having released a string of food alerts to the public.

In pictures: Farewell to February

in News by arounddb, 29 February 2016
Just like that, a sixth of 2016 has passed. And for the fastest month of the year, a lot sure can happen.

A third forum on Lantau development to be held in March

in News by arounddb, 29 February 2016
Overwhelming response has led the Lantau Development Advisory Committee (LanDAC) to add to its public engagement activities.

Solar eclipse on second week of March

in News by arounddb, 28 February 2016
A total solar eclipse, visible in Hong Kong as a partial solar eclipse, will take place on the morning of March 9 under good weather conditions.

Captured on camera: A glimpse of Lantau in the 1950s

in News by arounddb, 28 February 2016
Bay Media stumbled upon some old footage of Lantau Island taken about 66 years ago.

Hong Kong remains in the upper third of global cities but falls behind regional rival

in News by arounddb, 24 Fevbruary 2016
When it comes to the best places to live and work, it seems that Hong Kong still needs to put in a little more effort.

More grim news in the neighborhood: Woman found dead inside Discovery Bay apartment

in News by arounddb, 23 February 2016
Residents had told local security of a disconcerting smell, believed to be coming from within a flat in Woodland Court, Parkvale Village around 3.00pm last Friday.

First case of H7N9 in Hong Kong this season

in News by arounddb, 23 February 2016
A 60-year-old man from Suzhou has been hospitalised in February for respiratory illness, announced the Centre for Health Protection yesterday.

New cinema to be built in Tung Chung

in News by arounddb, 22 February 2016
Goodbye doesn't mean forever. But we'll just have to wait.

Another cold wave could engulf Hong Kong next month

in News by arounddb, 21 February 2016
On the cusp of springtime, one more surge of extreme cold weather may be felt in the region.

Fundraising auction at DBIS Food Fair

in News by arounddbh, 21 February 2016
Forever Angels, a non-profit NGO and a DBIS House Charity, is holding an auction on February 27, Saturday, at the DBIS International Food Fair.

A man living in DB was found dead in his apartment

in News by arounddb, 20 February 2016
A 69-year old man, living in Hillgrove village in Discovery Bay, was found dead in his apartment a few days ago.

Swire Properties is planning to close UA Cinemas in Tung Chung

in News by arounddb, 19 February 2016
As part of Swire Properties' plan to re-develop the Citygate mall, the UA Cinemas in Tung Chung will be replaced by retail shops.

Dog rescued from the 10th floor of a building

in News by arounddb, 18 February 2016
A dog was rescued from the 10th floor of a building on Feb 17 thanks to the SPCA Inspectors. SPCA warns all dog owners to lock the windows properly to prevent pets from jumping outside.

Lantau bridge: end of construction delayed

in News by arounddb, 18 February 2016
The main section of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will not be ready by next summer, contrary to recent news reports.

Fly Cathay Pacific with a Hong Kong Airlines ticket

in News by arounddb, 18 February 2016
A woman arrived in Hong Kong from Taiwan early last month on the wrong plane, under a different name.

Soberman challenge: Kick alcohol for a month to fight cancer and win prizes

in News by arounddb, 18 February 2016
The Soberman campaign, spearheaded by the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, challenges participants to forego alcoholic beverages for 30 days. It takes place from February through March 22nd; registration is ongoing.

Shades of gray: Cloudy, rainy, and windy days to come

in News by arounddb, 17 February 2016
A gloomy week lies ahead, according to the Hong Kong Observatory.

Movieland closes in March, titles up for sale

in News by arounddb, 16 February 2016
After 20 years, DB's beloved video rental shop is closing its doors. Movieland Discovery Bay posted its notice of closure on February 17, and will remain open for patronage until March 25.

Private cars allowed in South Lantau, electric vehicles prioritised

in News by arounddb, 16 February 2016
The Transport Department has launched a new "Driving on Lantau Island" Scheme on February 16, allowing a limited number of private cars entry into the restricted South Lantau area.

Faces and Events: Lantau February 2016

in News by arounddb, 16 February 2016
Lantau is great and we're really happy to be here! See what 2016 has been like so far!

Faces and Events: Discovery Bay February 2016

in News by arounddb, 16 February 2016
We're still weeks away from spring and so much has taken place! Check out a few scenes from the neighborhood in this month's faces and events roundup!

Hong Kong Disneyland reports tremendous loss in its 10th year

in News by arounddb, 15 February 2016
Earlier this week, Hong Kong Disneyland reported its first loss since 2011. Dwindling attendance amid rising costs resulted in a loss of HK$148 million for 2015.

February 14 tragedy: Three-year-old girl dies in fall

in News by arounddb
A three-year-old Filipino girl suffered fatal injuries after falling several storeys from a building in Yau Ma Tei last Sunday.

"Take precautions against Dengue Fever", advises HK Centre for Health Protection

in News by arounddb, 15 February 2016
The Centre for Health Protection has urged people to take precautions as one new case of Dengue Fever has been confirmed in the past week in Hong Kong.

Stunning sunrise at Lantau Peak

in News by arounddb, 14 February 2016
Right in our own backyard is a vast mountain range that plays host to the increasingly popular Lantau trail. Along this 70-km footpath, in the moderately difficult section between Ngong Ping and Tung Chung road lies the Phoenix Mountain, commonly known as Lantau Peak, second highest point in Hong Kong.

Migrants In Action kicks off Sunday fitness program

in News by arounddb, 14 February 2016
In the afternoon of February 14, Lantau-based Migrants In Action launched the first of six fortnightly fitness activities at Movement Improvement, Discovery Bay North Plaza.

Buddhists may be killing horseshoe crabs, according to conservationists

in News by arounddb, 11 February 2016
A religious ceremony involving the release of endangered horseshoe crab into the sea may be hurting the prehistoric species.

HK stocks suffered huge drop - worst loss to start a lunar NY since 1994

in News by arounddb, 10 February, 2016
We rarely talk about financial news but this one is worth mentioning! Yesterday, Hong Kong stocks suffered a huge plunge, the worst loss to start a lunar New year since 1994.

Building on country parks: Contrasting views on Lantau development

in News by arounddb, 10 February 2016
Rural committees feel that the government's development plans fall short, while an expert raises eyebrows regarding its economic benefits.

Protests explode at the start of CNY!

in News by arounddb, 8 February 2016
Unfortunately, Hong Kong welcomed the year of the Monkey with violence! Rioters clashed with police overnight and into the early hours of Tuesday in the shopping heart of Kowloon.

HK property cooling measures to stay

in News by arounddb, 5 February 2016
As announced 2 days ago by HK secretary for Development Paul Chan, "it is not the right time to lift HK property market cooling measures."

We live in the most visited city in the world!

in News by arounddb, 5 February 2016
According to market researcher Euromonitor International, the most visited city in the world is Hong Kong.

Serious discussions on the Zika virus at committee meeting

in News by arounddb, 4 February 2016
On Friday afternoon, the Interdepartmental Coordinating Committee on Mosquito-borne Diseases convened for an epidemiological update on both the Zika virus and Dengue fever.

Be careful with dim sums: Inedible mushrooms may have mixed into prepackaged batch

in News by arounddb, 4 February 2016
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department's Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has warned the public to halt consumption of prepackaged yellow boletus as a batch of product was suspected to contain some inedible/poisonous species of mushrooms.

Less smoking in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 4 February 2016
Cigarette smoking in Hong Kong is down, according to a recent government survey.

Dragonair to be rebranded as Cathay Dragon

in News by arounddb, 4 February 2016
The Cathay Pacific Group recently announced that Cathay Pacific’s wholly owned sister airline Dragonair is to be rebranded as Cathay Dragon. The two will remain as separate airlines, operating under their own licences.

Sunny and dry this weekend!

in News by arounddb, 4 February 2016
Expect sunny and dry weather this weekend and the first two days of CNY!

Red tides have disastrous consequences for HK marine life and fishermen

in News by arounddb, 3 February 2016
The red tides this year have been linked to a massive fish kill in HK waters. Red tides, also called algal blooms, are formed by blooms of microscopic algae. They can occur naturally but they are often linked to pollution, such as phosphates from sewage and fertilisers.

Large-scale wind farm to be built near HK waters poses threat to the Pink Dolphins

in News by arounddb, 3 February 2016
A HK$5 billion state-owned wind farm is planned to be built just a few kilometres away from Hong Kong waters and it's posing another threat to the already endangered Pink Dolphins, also named White Chinese Dolphins.

Learn permaculture at Ark Eden this spring

in News by arounddb, 3 February 2016
Ark Eden Foundation will be hosting the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), a 12 day, 72 hour course on March 25 to April 5, 2016.

Free trip to Italy for young journalists

in News by arounddb, 3 February 2016
Aspiring candidates for the Far East Film Festival Campus 2016 have until 29th February to formally apply.

Truck driver was arrested after cyclist killed on HK road

in News by arounddb, 1 February 2016
The cyclist, a 60-year old man, was killed instantly when he was hit by a truck on Monday. Police arrested the truck driver on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death, as reported by SCMP.

LanDAC public engagement opening draws protests

in News by arounddb, 1 February 2016
The Lantau Development Action Committee (LanDAC) formally began public engagement activities regarding the proposed development of Lantau Island for tourism, housing, and transport last Sunday, January 31 at Mui Wo. A group of protesters assembled at the ceremony, demanding that the government junk the project.

CONGRATULATIONS, PICNIC IN THE PARK!

in News by arounddb, 31 January 2016
For 10 years, Picnic in the Park has brought joy and awesomeness to our lovely neighbourhood. Each year it has gotten bigger and better than the last. Not every community can boast of its own backyard music festival, and ours is something we can truly be proud of. Such a tremendous effort can only stem from the exceptional passion and dedication of the people who made it possible. Kudos to all…

January's extreme weather experience

in News by arounddb, 28 January 2016
In place of freezing temperatures over the last weekend, a heavy downpour on Thursday has made for Hong Kong's wettest January in 129 years.

Hong Kong vets need your help

in News by arounddb, 27 February 2016
Malapascua is a small island off the northern coast of Cebu in the Philippines. A popular diving site and beach destination, it hosts a small local community which makes a living through the modest yet growing tourist economy while also relying on subsistence farming and fishing.

Incidence of theft on the rise at Citygate

in News by arounddb, 26 January 2016
Around noon yesterday, January 26, one of our colleagues at Around DB arrived at a popular cafe in Citygate Outlets, Tung Chung, for a meeting. Roughly 20 minutes after settling down, she noticed that one of her bags had gone missing.

Run! Drink! Run Again! Lantau International Beer Dash 2016

in News by arounddb, 26 January 2016
Spring can't come any sooner as the Lantau International Beer Dash marks its fourth year. The 5KM race (to get tipsy) from Ma Po Ping Prison to Lower Cheung Sha beach takes place on March 19, Saturday.

Did it snow last weekend?

in News by arounddb, 24 January 2016
Hong Kong netizens are thrilled and baffled by a video that surfaced on Facebook last Saturday. The 14-second clip, which was reportedly shot at Fanling, in the New Territories, shows what appears to be snowflakes.

No school for Early Years and Primary

in News by arounddb, 24 January 2016
According to the Hong Kong Education Bureau, as the abnormal weather is expected to continue, classes of kindergartens, schools for children with physical disability, schools for children with intellectual disability and primary schools will be suspended, today Monday 25 Jan.

Truck on fire as it sped through the Eastern Harbour Tunnel

in News by arounddb, 22 January 2016
According to Apple Daily, the truck's driver was transporting wood and other construction waste from Wong Tai Sin to Chai Wan. While passing the Eastern Harbour tunnel, he saw the heavy smoke in his rear view mirror.

Cold Weather Warning and Strong Monsoon Signal now both in force

in News by arounddb, 22 January 2016
An intense surge is affecting southern China. Cold weather is expected in Hong Kong in the next few days, as well as strong winds with mean speed exceeding 40 kilometres per hour. Gusts will occasionally reach gale force.

DB community helps poor children in the Philippines

in News by arounddb, 21 January 2016
On January 18, a message was posted on the Facebook group Moving Sale..Discovery Bay Edition, thanking members of the DB community for donations they made late last year. Boxes full of used toys, books, clothes, and shoes were sent to a public school in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, just in time for Christmas.

Cheaper airfares beginning next month as Hong Kong drops fuel surcharge

in News by arounddb, 20 January 2016
From February 1, passengers booking outbound flights from Hong Kong will not have to pay fuel surcharges, following a drop in global oil prices.

DBIS Community Night School hosts Parenting with a Helper Workshop

in News by arounddb, 19 January 2016
On Tuesday, January 26, Discovery Bay International School will hold a workshop on sharing childcare responsibilities with domestic helpers. The course is designed to answer common questions and offer tips on how parents and helpers can work in tandem to provide the best environment for children.

2,000 vacancies at Tung Chung Job Fair 2016

in News by arounddb, 19 January 2016
Job Seekers of different academic backgrounds are invited to take part in the Tung Chung Job Fair 2016 on Friday, January 22 from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Gone too soon: Singaporean student jumps to his death

in News by arounddb, 19 January 2016
Adding to the alarming number of recent suicides in Hong Kong, a 14-year-old Singaporean student leapt to his death in Tai Tam on January 18. This is the second student suicide in Hong Kong this month and the tenth since the beginning of the school year.

Yogis with Doggies: Hong Kong hosts largest Dog Yoga class

in News by arounddb, 18 January 2016
The world's largest Doga (dog yoga) class took place in Stanley over the weekend, in an attempt to break a world record and bring more attention to the non-traditional yoga practice.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Not this Weekend

in News by arounddb, 18 January 2016
Temperatures are expected to drop this Friday and hit a possible seven degree base the following Monday morning, according to the Hong Kong Observatory. This has led some online speculation of a little snow over the weekend.

Lantau: Channel of Choice for Hong Kong's Illegal Immigrants

in News by arounddb, 18 January 2016
Nine South Asian men were detained by police for illegal entry into Hong Kong last week. The group -- sailing from Guangzhou where they had flown legally -- landed in Sham Wat village, a few miles south-west of Chek Lap Kok.

Ferry fare freeze for all and concessionary fare for helpers!

in News by arounddb, 16 January 2016
Late last year, DB resident Dr Francis Chiu (Chairman of Siena Two B Village Owners Committee) and a group of volunteers ran a petition campaign to ask the ferry company to freeze the ferry fare. More than 800 signatures were collected over a period of a few days.

YHKCC teams star in the sporting arena

in News by arounddb, 15 January 2016
YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College (YHKCC) experienced some significant sporting successes through December and January, with its teams doing well in rugby, football and basketball.

Netflix blocks users from watching programs for other regions

in News by arounddb, 15 January 2016
Netflix knows that people use proxies and Chrome extensions to access the Netflix catalog for other regions, and unfortunately the company is finally getting serious about blocking this access!

Be prepared for a wet and cold weekend

in News by arounddb, 15 January 2016
Don't expect to see much sunshine this weekend and the whole of next week. Be prepared for a week of rain and cold temperatures, warns HK Observatory.

Stay at a Hyatt hotel recently? Your card may be compromised

in News by arounddb, 15 January 2016
Hackers managed to compromise payment cards used at 250 Hyatt Hotels locations in around 50 countries after infecting the company’s payment processing systems with malware.

"Don't you dare touch Lantau", says lawmaker Albert Chan

in News by arounddb, 12 January 2016
Four pan-democrats welcomed CY Leung with shouts and protests as he walked into the Legco chamber (Legislative Council chamber) yesterday for his 2016 Policy Address.

Dutch chocolate milk drink banned

in News by arounddb, 11 January 2016
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) announced that the colony count (presence of a specific bacteria) of a chocolate milk beverage sample manufactured in the Netherlands was found exceeding the legal limit.

Get ready for PiP 2016!

in News by arounddb, 11 January 2016
For the 10th anniversary of Picnic in the Park, on January 30th, the organisers promise the festival to be bigger and better than ever! This year, PiP organisers have partnered with Ticketflap to make it easy for you, the audience, to donate if you wish to do so.

Very wet January!

in News by arounddb, 11 January 2016
According to the HK observatory, the rainfall observed in January so far has been almost 3 times the monthly January average observed in previous years.

Dead green turtle, caught in nets around Pui O, South Lantau.

in News by arounddb, 10 January 2016
Over the weekend, DB resident and South East Asia Director for Sea Shepherd Gary Stokes was called to recover a dead green turtle in South Lantau waters. The dead juvenile animal was sadly found entangled in a fishing net near Pui O.

Interested in helping coordinate beach cleanups every month?

in News by arounddb, 10 January 2016
The job should take up less than two hours of your time per month, and will suit someone who communicates well, both verbally and by email, in English. You will not be required to attend the beach cleanups as the coordination is done before the cleanup day.

What would Monopoly money get you in HK's current property market?

in News by arounddb, 10 January 2016
More than 50 years ago, the Monopoly's HK edition was created by Parker Brother. Since 1965, as we all know, the HK property market has changed beyond recognition! It's now home to some of the most exclusive and expensive properties in the world!

Proposed large-scale land reclamation project for Lantau

in News by arounddb, 9 January 2016
After 2 years of research, the first-term report by the Lantau Development Advisory Committee was released yesterday. The report proposes a large-scale land reclamation to build new facilities, to house up to 700,000 people by 2030, to develop a new business district, expand HK Disneyland and more.

Global warming is real!

in News by arounddb, 6 January 2016
2015 was the warmest year on record in Hong Kong with an annual mean temperature of 24.2 degrees Celsius, 0.9 degrees above the normal figure for 1981-2010, and 1.2 degrees above the normal figure for 1961-1990.

Beware of Fake Monks around Tung Chung

in News by arounddb, 5 January 2016
Recently, Lantau residents have noticed a lot of "Buddhist monks" around Tung Chung, begging for donations/ money.

Ban on French poultry over bird flu outbreak

in News by arounddb, 5 January 2016
The HK Centre for Food Safety yesterday (January 6) banned the import of poultry products, including eggs, from the Lot region in France.

Think museums this weekend!

in News by arounddb, 5 January 2016
Perfect time to visit museums this weekend. Free enry to all Leisure and Cultural Services Department museums in HK in January.

More BLUE TAXIS expected to hit the roads in 2016

in News by arounddb, 4 January 2016
Long overdue! 25 new Lantau taxis are expected to commence operation in the second quarter of 2016.

Good news! Research shows that HK air quality improved last year

in News by arounddb, 4 January 2016
Yesterday (Jan 5), Assistant Director of Environmental Protection Mok Wai-chuen told the media that Hong Kong's overall air quality improved last year.

Hikers rescued by Police Helicopter in DB

in News by arounddb, 3 January 2016
Around 7pm yesterday, DB residents could hear a Police helicopter circling Discovery Bay and in particular the golf course area. They were searching for hikers, lost on one of the DB trails.

Experienced HK hiker dies after falling down a cliff

in News by arounddb, 3 January 2016
A 48-year old Hong Kong climbing instructor died a few days ago after falling down a 60-metre high cliff in Pat Sin Leng.

HK Government urging all domestic helpers to report abuse

in News by arounddb, 29 December 2015
On the eve of 2016, HK Government is urging domestic helpers to report all abuse, including employers' abuse and employment agencies' overcharging fees!

Most expensive flat in Asia sold in HK (Mid-Levels) for HK$600 MILLION!

in News by arounddb, 28 December 2015
It's incredible. One flat in Mid-levels just sold for close to HK$600 million, over HK$100,000 per square foot.

Mui Wo - DB: ferry schedule modified

in News by arounddb, 27 December 2015
Due to the winter holidays, the ferry schedule between Mui Wo and DB has been modified. This was announced by the Peng Chau Kai To Company Ltd who usually runs daily ferry service between DB and Mui Wo.

Young Writer’s Competition Guidelines

in News by arounddb, 26 December 2015
Around DB and Life On Lantau's Young Writer’s Competition is now open for entries! So teen scribes we want to hear from you!

New schedules for Xmas and New Year's Eve

in News by arounddb, 23 December 2015
DB Transportation Services have just published the new ferry and DB-Tung Chung-DB schedules for Xmas and New Year's Eve.

Is Facebook CEO really giving away US$4.5 million to FB users?

in News by arounddb, 22 December 2015
A message is spreading across Facebook that claims Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is giving away 10% of his $45 billion charity pledge to certain Facebook users.

Possible delays on London routes today until end of month

in News by arounddb, 21 December 2015
If you are due to travel with Virgin Atlantic over the Xmas period, it would be wise to check that your Virgin Atlantic's flight is not delayed due to a possible strike.

Best Star Wars sequel ever?

in News by arounddb, 21 December 2015
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order.

After HK DisneyLand's price hike, Ocean Park's entrance fees will also increase by over 10%

in News by arounddb, 21 December 2015
A few months ago, HK DisneyLand announced a price hike. A few days ago, Ocean Park announced an increase of over 10% in entrance fees, effective Jan 1st, 2016.

Another DB shop closing down due to high rent

in News by arounddb, 20 December 2015
Amity Shoes Care at the DB Plaza is closing down after 24 years of dedicated service to our community!

Crash shows need for controls on Lantau roads

in News by December 18, 2015
A crash where a truck carrying construction machinery rolled on Tung Chung Road this week was evidence of the need for road safety controls on Lantau roads, according to local resident Loy Ho.

Winter: 'the burglar's favourite time of year'

in News by December 18, 2015
Discovery Bay residents have been warned about home safety and security during winter and the festive season, in a circular from City Management.

YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College International Fun Fair

in News by Meena Hwang, 18 December 2015
More than 4000 people attended the annual YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College International Fun Fair at the weekend.

Warnings on hoverboards in Hong Kong

in News by December 17, 2015
They are a familiar sight and a much-coveted Christmas wishlist item. But using hoverboards comes with a few caveats attached.

Tung Chung a new boomtown?

in News by December 17, 2015
The population of Tung Chung is set to swell with an extra 1400 flats to be built under its expansion plan.

Winter's finally here - seasonal health advice from Island Health's Dr James Oliver

in News by December 16, 2015
Winter has descended on Hong Kong with a vengeance with a drop in temperatures and a strong monsoon signal in force today.

Dried seahorses, shark fins seized in airport busts

in News by December 15, 2015
Dried seahorses, typically used to make powdered medicines, have been seized at Hong Kong International Airport in a Customs bust.

Police hunt for missing Lantau woman

in News by December 14, 2015
Police are appealing to the public for information about a woman who went missing on Lantau Island.

MISG Lantau 50: Lantau resident Zein powers to finish

in News by December 11, 2015
Lantau resident Zein Williams put in an impressive performance at last weekend's MSIG Lantau 50 to take out the honours in the 27km category.

Food alerts for poultry products from Germany, France

in News by December 11, 2015
Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety has banned imports from areas in Germany and France in the wake of an outbreak of bird flu.

Community rallies against South Lantau road proposal

in News by December 11, 2015
A community meeting and protest is being planned by Lantau residents in response to a proposal to relax South Lantau traffic regulations.

Lantau Island's Tung Chung an air pollution hotspot

in News by December 10, 2015
Lantau's Tung Chung has emerged at No.3 on a list of places in Hong Kong with bad air quality.

Disneyland among locations for food truck scheme

in News by December 9, 2015
Twelve food trucks will be based in prime locations around Hong Kong for two years as part of a scheme to promote tourism.

Cathay boss: 'Aviation continues to be a challenging industry'

in News by December 8, 2015
Cathay Pacific's boss has outlined challenges facing the aviation industry as the airline moved to award a pay rise to staff.

Instant noodles used to hide suspected drugs

in News by December 8, 2015
A 49-year-old man was arrested with five kilograms of suspected cannabis resin at Hong Kong International Airport on Sunday.

Brasserie 22 North wins Resident's Choice Awards 2015

in News by December 7, 2015
There was fierce competition this year amongst the finalists in the Around DB and Life on Lantau Resident's Choice Awards before popular Brasserie 22 North emerged victorious on Friday.

'Hard-core' runners push themselves to limit for Lantau's MSIG Double

in News by December 7, 2015
As if running a 5km long race with almost 1000m elevation gain on Saturday wasn't enough, many backed up on Sunday for a leg-burning 50km over a 3200m elevation gain in the MSIG Double on Lantau.

Wellcome operators fined for selling mouldy food

in News by December 4, 2015
The operators of Wellcome supermarkets have landed in trouble with the authorities after they were found to be selling expired food products at three stores.

Cathay Pacific life jacket theft costs woman HK$2000

in News by December 4, 2015
A 64-year-old woman has been fined after being found guilty of stealing a Cathay Pacific life jacket from a flight this week.

Government changes South Lantau traffic restrictions

in News by December 4, 2015
More vehicles will be allowed on the roads in South Lantau after changes to traffic regulations come into effect at the end of the year.

Lantau kids raise alarm to rescue stranded fishermen

in News by December 2, 2015
A group of young people aboard the ferry to Mui Wo on Sunday evening played a key role in the rescue of four fishermen whose boat had capsized.

Pink dolphin warning: 'They will be gone forever'

in News by December 2, 2015
Conservationists have warned that Lantau's Chinese White Dolphin community is at risk of disappearing due to the impacts of pollution and development.

Resident's Choice Awards 2015: Meet the Finalists

in News by December 1, 2015
Four popular local venues have been shortlisted in this year's Around DB and Life on Lantau Resident's Choice Awards.

Team FEAR a success in Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 1 December 2015
The biggest-ever Team FEAR Junior Challenge went off without a hitch on Sunday, with a record 753 kids toughing it out on a course that featured trail running, swimming, abseiling, rock climbing and the much-anticipated annual water jump.

Three reasons to eat salmon

in News by November 30, 2015
The health benefits of salmon are myriad - it is considered a superfood by some.

Starbucks and new supermarket for Mui Wo?

in News by November 30, 2015
Mui Wo looks set to become home to new businesses in the Riverwalk complex.

Amy Yung's message to supporters

in News by November 30, 2015
Amy Yung, Islands District Council Member for Discovery Bay, has thanked her supporters after her election win on November 22.

Lantau businesses support public breastfeeding campaign

in News by November 30, 2015
Businesses across Hong Kong have joined a campaign to make breastfeeding mothers feel welcome.

Safety warning for MTR after girl's hand caught in door

in News by November 27, 2015
The MTR Corporation has warned people to take care when using Hong Kong's rail network after a young girl got her hand caught in the door of a train during the week.

Cathay Pacific: new life for old planes

in News by November 27, 2015
Cathay Pacific is taking waste management to new heights, launching its biggest recycling project to date with the environmental dismantling of Airbus 340 aircraft that are being retired from its fleet.

Discovery College: DC Family Fun Day

in News by November 27, 2015
It's one of the highlights of the local calendar, with thousands expected to descend on Discovery College tomorrow for its annual DC Family Fun Day.

Court dismisses appeal over super-incinerator off Lantau

in News by November 26, 2015
A last-ditch bid to stymie plans for a super-incinerator off the coast of south Lantau failed in the Court of Final Appeal today.

VIDEO: Environmentalist showcases Lantau's beauty

in News by November 26, 2015
A passionate local environmentalist has put together a video showcasing Lantau as a way of highlighting concerns about its future.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge delay confirmed

in News by November 26, 2015
The ambitious $133 billion bridge project between Hong Kong and Macau will be delayed by a year, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has confirmed.

Cathay flights delayed by medical emergency, hand luggage dispute

in News by November 25, 2015
A Cathay Pacific flight from New York to Hong Kong was delayed two hours due to a sick passenger.

Lantau residents warned of bogus phone calls

in News by November 25, 2015
Electricity company CLP Power has warned its Lantau customers to be aware of deceptive phone calls.

Join the crew for the Hong Kong Cleanup

in News by November 24, 2015
Teams are still signing up daily to take part in the annual Hong Kong Cleanup.

Suspected cocaine worth $1.3m in briefcase seized at airport

in News by November 24, 2015
A 38-year-old man was arrested at Hong Kong International Airport with 1.25kg of suspected cocaine worth $1.3 million.

District Council Elections: Lantau results

in News by November 23, 2015
The District Council elections saw a record voter turn-out yesterday in Hong Kong.

Flights of fancy: air travel over the decades

in News by November 20, 2015
A new book has shed a light on how flying has changed over the decades.

HK$2 million to promote Ngong Ping 360

in News by November 20, 2015
Lantau’s drawcard tourist attraction Ngong Ping 360 has received about HK$2 million funding package for overseas promotion.

Movember: Father's battle inspires Trent

in News by November 20, 2015
His father’s battle with prostate cancer has inspired Trent Anniss to take part in men’s health fundraiser, Movember.

PICTURE GALLERY: Asian Open Regatta top finish to season

in News by November 20, 2015
This year's Asian Open Regatta, Asia's premier cat sailing event, was held with great success on the weekend of November 8-9.

HK$90,000 fine for female airport ivory smuggler

in News by November 19, 2015
A woman is facing a fine after being convicted of ivory smuggling in Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Court this week.

Top dollar: Hong Kong flat sells for record HK$509.6m

in News by November 18, 2015
A swanky Swire Properties top-floor unit in Mid-Levels has broken the record for the most expensive apartment in Asia, changing hands for an eye-watering HK$509.6 million.

Free entry to Hong Kong museums part of campaign

in News by November 17, 2015
Hong Kong museums will be open to the public for free in January, under a new Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government campaign.

Hong Kong's first homebuilt airplane takes to the skies

in News by November 17, 2015
The first-ever homebuilt airplane in Hong Kong took to the skies in a historic moment for local aviation.

French community in Hong Kong to gather at vigil for victims of Paris attacks

in News by November 16, 2015
A vigil for the victims of the horrifying terror attacks in Paris will be held tonight by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau.

$4.5m in thefts from passengers on flights into Hong Kong this year

in News by November 16, 2015
The problem of in-flight gangs preying on passengers into Hong Kong appears to be increasing, with $4.5m stolen on board planes so far this year.

Box of Hope: Lantau students give generously

in News by November 13, 2015
Lantau students have made a generous contribution to this year's Box of Hope charity collection.

Hong Kong billionaire buys two of world's biggest diamonds

in News by November 12, 2015
A Hong Kong billionaire has bought two of the world's biggest diamonds at auction - and named them after his seven-year-old daughter.

Hong Kong Disneyland ticket price changes

in News by November 11, 2015
Changes to ticket prices at Hong Kong Disneyland took effect from today.

Food alerts: Second ban on imported milk, new bans on veggies, alcohol

in News by November 11, 2015
A second ban has been placed on imported milk from Australian brand Pura, by the Centre for Food Safety.

Strange lights in sky over Lantau

in News by November 10, 2015
Lantau residents have reported seeing strange lights streaking through the night sky over Lantau in the last week.

DB Buses Update: airport trip times, Sunny Bay maintenance work

in News by November 10, 2015
Travel time to the airport may take longer this month, Discovery Bay Transit Services has warned.

Diwali celebrations on Lantau

in News by November 10, 2015
Lantau's Indian community is in the throes of celebrating the annual Diwali Festival.

Fast and fun: Salomon LT70

in News by November 9, 2015
Discovery Bay residents blitzed the competition at this year's Salomon Lantau Trail 70 event.

Warning for hikers after teen injured in Discovery Bay

in News by November 9, 2015
Police have reminded hikers to take precautions after a teenager collapsed in Discovery Bay at the weekend.

Star turns: Which Hong Kong restaurants rated with Michelin

in News by November 6, 2015
The latest Michelin guide for Hong Kong and Macau has ranked some of Hong Kong's top restaurants.

Hong Kong street food added to Michelin fine dining guide

in News by November 5, 2015
Hong Kong's famous street food has been added to the latest edition of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau.

Smuggled ivory hidden in pet food, vest

in News by November 5, 2015
Hong Kong's suspected role as a trading hub for smuggled ivory has been highlighted after two seizures of ivory in two days by Hong Kong Customs.

Hold the sushi! Food alert on Japanese tuna

in News by November 5, 2015
Two alerts in the space of a week have been issued by the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety after excessive levels of mercury have been found in tuna from Japan.

Virgin Atlantic cuts Hong Kong crew numbers to save money

in News by November 4, 2015
Virgin Atlantic Airways flights out of Hong Kong will operate with fewer cabin crew after the airline lays off senior staff.

Police arrest three burglary suspects in Discovery Bay

in News by November 4, 2015
Three burglary suspects were arrested trying to board the ferry in Discovery Bay last Wednesday.

Expert's guide to Lantau snakes

in News by November 3, 2015
William Sargent first spent time on Lantau when his parents bought a share of a small holiday flat in Ham Tin in the late seventies and by 1990 were living full time in Chi Ma Wan. He has had a fascination with snakes since he was 12 years and has captured, relocated and photographed thousands of snakes over the past 25 years.

Cattle try to save bull hit by car

in News by November 3, 2015
A herd of cattle tried to rescue a bull which had been hit by a car at the weekend.

Oops - cop accidentally fires gun at airport

in News by November 2, 2015
A police officer accidentally discharged his gun at Hong Kong International Airport police station yesterday, but no one was injured when the gun went off.

New look a 'new era' for Cathay Pacific

in News by November 2, 2015
Cathay Pacific has unveiled new livery which will be progressively introduced to the fleet.

New arrangements for DB North sports pitch

in News by November 2, 2015
New arrangements for the use of DB North's Sports Pitch have come into effect this month.

Lifeguards leaving local beaches for the winter

in News by October 30, 2015
Lifeguards will finish up duty on local beaches from tomorrow for the cooler months, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has announced.

What's the best restaurant in Lantau?

in News by October 30, 2015
Where does the chef always add that special something to your plate and which venue has the best service with a smile?

Flight delay after pilot forgets passport

in News by October 30, 2015
A pilot reportedly delayed a flight by nearly one and a half hours after forgetting his own passport.

5 tips for first-time mums

in News by Aude Mahoudeau Campoyer, DB Centre for Pregnancy and Newborns, 30 October 2015
Finally! After nine long months of expecting, your bundle of joy has arrived. Everyone has been treating you like a queen, you’ve been prepped like an athlete, you’ve given birth and then ... what?

Last-minute Halloween guide

in News by October 30, 2015
Still undecided about what to do tonight? Here's a few last-minute ideas.

Are these Hong Kong's kookiest Halloween decorations?

in News by October 30, 2015
Traditional Halloween decorations such as pumpkins and cobwebs have been a common sight at local shops for the past few weeks - but one Discovery Bay business has taken a surprising approach.

Halloween arrangements in Discovery Bay

in News by October 29, 2015
Preparations are underway for Halloween in Discovery Bay.

Why are they so many dead fish on Discovery Bay beach?

in News by October 29, 2015
The presence of a number of dead fish in the water near DB pier and washed up on the beach have caused concern for local residents.

Butcher busted with concealed substance in backpack

in News by October 29, 2015
A man claiming to be a butcher was arrested at Hong Kong International Airport with suspected cocaine, concealed in a backpack.

Proposals to stop repeat of Lantau Link transport chaos

in News by October 28, 2015
Analysis continues by Hong Kong government officials of the commuter chaos caused when the Lantau Link was closed for two hours after a barge hit the main road link to Lantau.

Cathay Pacific considering more seats in economy class

in News by October 28, 2015
Think flying economy, especially on a long-haul flight, is already bad enough? Sorry, but it could be getting worse.

High-speed ferry crash injures 124 passengers

in News by October 27, 2015
Authorities are investigating whether a rubber tyre caused a ferry accident which left 124 people in hospital.

Government to learn from bridge experience

in News by arounddb, 26 October 2015
The government will be exploring ways to improve its emergency response arrangements after an incident that led to the Tsing Ma Bridge and the Kap Shui Mun Bridge being closed for two hours on Friday night, according to www.news.gov.hk.

Hectic weekend in DB

in News by arounddb
There was action aplenty in Discovery Bay on Saturday, with a sailing boat capsizing in the water off the Auberge and a burglary taking place in Seahorse Lane.

British man plunges to his death from high-rise apartment

in News by October 23, 2015
Mystery surrounds the death of a 31-year-old British man, who plunged to his death from a high-rise apartment in Hong Kong.

Halloween events and services guide

in News by October 23, 2015
It's beginning to feel a lot like Halloween, with the stores groaning with costumes and candy and plenty of decorations around the community. Here is a list of events and services both on our doorstep and further afield, compiled with the assistance of At Home In DB.

50 reasons to love life on Lantau

in News by October 23, 2015
There are so many things that are special about living on Lantau. We have compiled a list of 50 reasons why we love life on Lantau.

Preparation tips for Lantau Trail runners

in News by October 23, 2015
Lantau Base Camp's Shane Early has shared tips for final preparations ahead of the Salomon Lantau Trail 70 race at the end of the month.

Discovery Bay dominates first Hong Kong rugby league tag comp

in News by October 22, 2015
Discovery Bay residents dominated the first Hong Kong Tag Championship at Kings Park.

Passengers thrown off plane after scuffle over reclining seat

in News by October 22, 2015
Three passengers were thrown off a flight in Cambodia after a scuffle broke out before takeoff, according to reports.

Rowers make round-trip from Lantau to Macau for 'pink' dolphins

in News by October 20, 2015
The first-ever rowing round trip from Lantau to Macau was successfully completed at the weekend.

Lantau snakes hunting for last feed before hibernation

in News by October 20, 2015
Increased sightings of snakes around Lantau are not surprising at this time of year, according to snake catcher William Sargent.

Police warn on bike safety on Lantau

in News by October 20, 2015
Lantau police have called on the community to stay safe when cycling.

Picnic in the Park is back for 2016!

in News by October 19, 2015
Picnic in the Park - one of our community's best-loved events - will be back in 2016 after funding issues saw the event cancelled in 2015.

HKT commits to fixing slow broadband

in News by October 16, 2015
Broadband provider Hong Kong Telecom (HKT) has committed to addressing persistent problems experienced by outlying islands residents in a meeting this week.

Hong Kong's stray dog crisis

in News by October 16, 2015
A Lantau animal welfare volunteer says Hong Kong has a stray dog crisis, after new figures showed more than half the strays caught in Hong Kong are euthanised.

Discovery Bay, Mui Wo to host Guinness World Record Attempt

in News by October 16, 2015
Children aged five to 17 will be able to take part in a Guinness World Record attempt on October 20 on Lantau Island.

Rowers take on first-ever Lantau-Macau round trip for pink dolphins

in News by October 16, 2015
A team of dedicated rowers will paddle from Lantau to Macau and back this weekend to raise funds and awareness for the conservation of Chinese white dolphins.

Hong Kong airport baggage claim wait more than 90 minutes

in News by October 15,2015
Travellers are waiting more than an hour and a half to collect baggage at Hong Kong International Airport, the Legislative Council has been told.

Leading agents share top property selling tips

in News by October 15,2015
Should you repaint? Pack away your things? There are some tried and tested ways to ensure you get top dollar when it comes time to sell your property.

Is now the time to buy on Lantau?

in News by October 15,2015
With its healthy lifestyle and friendly community, Lantau has long been one of the most popular places to live in Hong Kong - and local property experts say the interest is increasing, making it a solid investment opportunity for the discerning buyer.

Look what's for sale on Lantau: 10 hot deals

in News by October 15,2015
Hot properties - look what's for sale on Lantau!

Tung Chung bay construction waste dumping concerns

in News by October 14, 2015
Construction waste from the Hong Kong-Zuhai-Macau bridge has reportedly been dumped into Tung Chung bay.

Hikers fined for swimming in Lantau 'infinity pool'

in News by October 13, 2015
Authorities have warned people not to swim in a Water Supplies Department catchment at Tai O.

PICTURE SPECIAL: Discovery Bay Recreation Club Charity Tennis Cup

in News by October 13, 2015
The annual Discovery Bay Recreation Club Charity Tennis Cup was a great family day out at the weekend.

Discovery Bay homeowner fails in sea view lawsuit

in News by October 12, 2015
A Discovery Bay homeowner has failed in her lawsuit against a Discovery Bay developer over the sea view from her property.

Leaking water pipe forces emergency stop for Cheung Chau ferry

in News by October 12, 2015
A ferry from Cheung Chau was forced to make an emergency stop at Lamma Island on Sunday.

PICTURE SPECIAL: DB Under-12s international rugby match

in News by Keith Moran, 9 October 2015
On September 26 at 10.30am kick-off commenced for the first international rugby match to be held in Discovery Bay between the DB Pirates RFC Under-12 team and Hunters Hill RFC, a touring side from Sydney, Australia.

Hong Kong boss hands out HK$15m to staff after grandson's birth

in News by October 8, 2015
The chairman of one of Hong Kong's biggest companies, Henderson Land, is celebrating the birth of his new grandson by giving away HK$15 million to staff and friends.

Man arrested with bag of turtles at Hong Kong airport

in News by October 8, 2015
A man carrying a bag of 167 turtles has been arrested at Hong Kong International Airport.

Artificial island proposed off Lantau

in News by October 7, 2015
Plans for an artificial island between Hong Kong and Lantau are progressing, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has revealed.

Lantau 2 Peaks under review after critics attack organisers

in News by October 7, 2015
The organiser of the Lantau 2 Peaks race is reviewing the event amid criticism Sunday's race should have been cancelled due to Typhoon Mujigae.

Fake severed foot sparks big Discovery Bay police operation

in News by October 6, 2015
Police descended on Discovery Bay today after reports that a human body part had been seen floating in the sea near North Plaza.

Tourist hit with HK$8000 taxi fare

in News by October 6, 2015
A taxi ride from Hong Kong International Airport to a Kowloon hotel cost a Swiss tourist HK$8000.

Broken arm but typhoon can't stop Lantau 2 Peaks runners

in News by October 5, 2015
More than 1000 runners braved the tough conditions caused by Typhoon Mujigae to run the Lantau 2 Peaks race on Lantau Island on Sunday.

Hong Kong airport cleaner arrested over thefts from planes

in News by October 5, 2015
An airport cleaner has been arrested for stealing wine and ice cream from passenger flights.

Discovery Bay author Crystal Lee at Bookazine

in News by October 2, 2015
Discovery Bay author Crystal Lee kept young bookworms entertained last weekend at Bookazine in Discovery Bay North Plaza.

Discovery Bay Recreation Club tennis success

in News by October 2, 2015
Two Discovery Bay Recreation Club junior teams collected season trophies at the Hong Kong Tennis Association’s annual awards night on September 7.

Discovery Bay to get new school bus service

in News by October 2, 2015
A new bus service has been set up for the morning school run from Peninsula Village to Discovery College.

Helper's wages to increase from today

in News by October 1, 2015
A domestic worker’s minimum wage is set to rise from today, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has announced.

Why it will cost extra to fly out of Hong Kong

in News by September 30, 2015
Travellers flying out of Hong Kong International will start paying extra from next year under a proposal to help fund a third runway.

Hong Kong National Day public holiday

in News by September 30, 2015
Hong Kong's National Day is celebrated every October 1 to mark the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949.

Air pollution, hot weather, fire risks high

in News by September 29, 2015
Authorities are warning of a very high air pollution health risk this afternoon.

$3.1m Hong Kong airport cocaine bust

in News by September 29, 2015
Four women have been arrested at Hong Kong International Airport after the seizure of about 2.5 kilograms of suspected cocaine.

Bart's Bash 2015 Lantau Race Round-Up

in News by September 27, 2015
Lantau sailors took place in the Hong Kong edition of Bart’s Bash 2015 last Sunday.

Residents rally to raise funds for Thomas

in News by September 25, 2015
When a group of cyclists from Hong Kong tackle the Lake Taupo Challenge in New Zealand, they will be racing for a very special reason.

More than 400 enjoy Imagine Peace Festival

in News by September 25, 2015
About 400 people attended this year's Imagine Peace festival on Lantau Island at the weekend.

Extra Discovery Bay buses for Mid-Autumn Festival

in News by September 25, 2015
DB Transport is putting on four extra bus services for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

All clear for DB tap water

in News by September 25, 2015
Good news for Discovery Bay residents after further tests by City Management showed there were no excessive levels of lead in DB water samples.

Plane engine fire on Hong Kong flight

in News by September 25, 2015
A Cathay Pacific plane had to make an emergency landing in Indonesia after a plane engine caught fire en route to Hong Kong on Thursday night.

No glowsticks at Mid-Autumn Festival, say mums

in News by September 25, 2015
Local mothers are urging the community to think about the environment when taking part in Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.

Helper gets transplant thanks to Hong Kong employer

in News by September 24, 2015
A Hong Kong-based domestic worker’s transplant operation was performed successfully in the Philippines this week, after her employers paid for the surgery.

Cathay Pacific vows to address 'increased workload' of pilots

in News by September 24, 2015
Cathay Pacific has acknowledged the “increased workload” for staff and crew as a result of recent expansion.

Safer cycling on Lantau

in News by September 23, 2015
An informal community meeting will be held on Friday by the Safer Cycling on Lantau group.

ESF schools set for 22% fee hike

in News by September 23, 2015
Parents whose children enter Year One at English Schools Foundation schools next year look set to be hit with a 22 per cent increase in school fees.

YMCA Hong Kong Christian College graduation

in News by September 22, 2015
More than 500 parents and friends attended the YMCA Hong Kong Christian College Annual Graduation Ceremony for Form 6 students.

Is the Discovery Bay ferry too cold?

in News by September 22, 2015
Is the Discovery Bay ferry too cold in the evenings? DB resident Evelyn Waletzki thinks so – and has raised the issue with DB Transport.

Rare rhino horns worth $2m seized at Hong Kong airport

in News by September 22, 2015
About 10kg of rare rhino horns worth $2 million have been seized at Hong Kong International Airport.

Change Discovery Bay event rules, says councillor

in News by September 21, 2015
Islands District Council member (Discovery Bay) Amy Yung will appeal to amend the City Rules at the next City Owners' Committee meeting.

Crackdown on Lantau Trail litter

in News by September 21, 2015
Bins have been removed from section three of the Lantau Trail as part of a government push to stop littering.

Thieves prey on 6-year-old in Discovery Bay

in News by September 21, 2015
Police were called after callous thieves preyed on a 6-year-old at Discovery Bay's Flea Market on Sunday.

Can you give Tiger a home?

in News by September 18, 2015
Protection of Animals Lantau South (PALS) is holding its Market Mania and Adoptathon day on Sunday At Discovery Bay Plaza from midday.

Fight continues for Discovery Bay students

in News by September 18, 2015
Discovery College students are maintaining their campaign to ensure compensation for sacked Shenzen factory workers after a successful protest last weekend.

New suspects nabbed over Discovery Bay burglaries

in News by September 18, 2015
Police and City Management have arrested a further two suspects in relation to major burglaries in Discovery Bay earlier this year.

Lantau trash turned into art treasure

in News by September 18, 2015
Artwork by liina klauss, on display at this weekend's Imagine Peace Festival, is stark evidence of the amount of rubbish that washes up on South Lantau beaches.

100km Lantau trek to build school in Nepal

in News by September 17, 2015
A group of HSBC employees will walk 100km non-stop across Lantau Island this weekend to raise money to build a school in Nepal.

Call to fix Lantau Island broadband speed

in News by September 17, 2015
Hong Kong may have some of the fastest broadband connections in the world, but try telling that to Lantau Island residents.

Top three vegetarian restaurants in HK

in News by arounddb, 16 September 2015
Vegetarian options are not always easy to find. We give you a helping hand with these three eateries.

Top three family-friendly restaurants in HK

in News by arounddb, 16 September 2015
Going out to dinner with the kids doesn’t have to be hard work. Here are three places that cater for the whole family.

Top three dim sum restaurants in HK

in News by arounddb, 16 September 2015
Having dim sum is a quintessential Hong Kong experience. Here are three great places to try:

Top three beachside restaurants in HK

in News by arounddb, 16 September 2015
There is no better way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life than grabbing a relaxing meal while overlooking one of Hong Kong’s many eye-catching beaches. Here are three of the best.

Paddlers raise $20K to save Chinese White Dolphins

in News by September 16, 2015
ALMOST 100 paddlers took to the waters around Lantau Island on Saturday to raise awareness of the threats facing the endangered Chinese White Dolphins.

Lead in water at four ESF schools

in News by September 15, 2015
The lead in water scandal has now reached Hong Kong English Schools Foundation schools.

Discovery College student wins global competition

in News by September 15, 2015
A Discovery College student's artwork has gone global after winning a prestigious international competition.

Concern for South Lantau baby calf

in News by September 15, 2015
SOUTH Lantau residents have expressed concern for the welfare of a newborn calf in the Tong Fuk herd.

New road safety measures for Discovery Bay schools

in News by arounddb, 14 September 2015
SECURITY guards have been posted outside three schools in Discovery Bay to improve road safety for schoolchildren after an accident last month.

Hong Kong Christmas present postal deadlines

in News by arounddb, 14 September 2015
Don't miss the deadlines to get your Christmas presents in the post in time to reach family and friends overseas.

Tung Chung river park proposal by green groups

in News by arounddb, 11 September 2015
Green groups have banded together to call for the lower parts of the Tung Chung River and estuary be designated as a River Nature Park.

Discovery Bay students stage Hong Kong Disneyland protest

in News by arounddb, 11 September 2015
A group of Discovery Bay students will protest at Hong Kong Disneyland in a bid to support the rights of workers who have lost jobs following the closure of a Disney merchandise factory.

Cathay flight attendants 'indecently assaulted'

in News by arounddb, 10 September 2015
A SWISS man has been charged after allegedly indecently assaulting three Cathay Pacific flight attendants on a flight into Hong Kong.

Warning on excess pesticide levels in vegetables

in News by arounddb, 10 September 2015
THREE vegetable samples with excessive levels of pesticide have been found for sale in Hong Kong by the Centre for Food Safety (CFS).

Netflix coming to Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 9 September 2015
Netflix movie and television streaming service is coming to Hong Kong next year.

Discovery Bay school fair raises $10k

in News by arounddb, 9 September 2015
Discovery Bay's 5th annual Back to School fair was a huge success, raising about $HK10,000 for a community facility.

New tours while Ngong Ping cable car closed

in News by arounddb, 8 September 2015
Two new tours will replace the cable car service to Ngong Ping 360 Village, while servicing is conducted.

Warning on glass in Smirnoff Ice drinks

in News by arounddb, 8 September 2015
A food safety alert has been issued for nine kinds of Smirnoff Ice brand alcoholic beverages which may contain small glass particles.

Woman arrested after $1.3m worth of cocaine seized at HK airport

in News by arounddb, 8 September 2015
A woman has been arrested after Hong Kong Customs seized 1.3 kg of suspected cocaine, believed to be worth $1.3 milion dollars, at Hong Kong International Airport.

Ivory worth $510,000 seized at Hong Kong airport

in News by arounddb, 8 September 2015
Hong Kong Customs officials have detected two suspected cases of ivory smuggling in the past week at Hong Kong International Airport.

Cathay Pacific flight delayed by bomb threat

in News by arounddb, 8 September 2015
Cathay Pacific said the safety and security of their passengers remained of utmost importance in the wake of a hoax bomb threat which delayed a Hong Kong-bound flight at the weekend.

Sea Shepherd slams response to whale curry sales

in News by arounddb, 4 September 2015
THE Sea Shepherd has criticised authorities for failing to test a sample of whale meat curry found for sale in 759 stores last month.

George Foreman: Tung Chung man's brush with a legend

in News by arounddb, 4 September 2015
Tung Chung man Ash Joshi has shared his personal encounter with US boxing legend and Olympic gold medallist, George Foreman, on the streets of the Hong Kong.

Bike theft at Seabee Lane caught on CCTV

in News by arounddb, 2 September 2015
Last Thursday, 27 August, a robbery was caught on CCTV at Seabee Lane at approximately 9:30pm.

Schoolgirl's foot crushed by van in Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 2 September 2015
A Discovery Bay resident has warned of the need for children to be careful on local roads after a young girl was injured on her way home from school in DB on Monday.

Whale shark found dead off Cheung Chau

in News by arounddb, 1 September 2015
A whale shark carcass was discovered stranded in the waters off Cheung Chau last Monday.

New food alerts on milk brands

in News by arounddb, 31 August 2015
Food alerts have been made on a number of milk products by the Hong Kong Government's Centre for Food Safety.

Mystery surrounds fingerless man

in News by arounddb, 31 August 2015
Police have appealed for information about a dead body found in the sea off North Lantau.

Cheung Chau woman on holding murder charge

in News by arounddb, 31 August 2015
Police have reminded Lantau Island residents to alert authorities if they have information about any suspicious activity in the wake of an arrest last week.

5 fun things to do this weekend

in News by arounddb, 28 August 2015
We are not sure what's going on with the weather. The Hong Kong Observatory has been forecasting rainy days and thunder storms this weekend but the sun keeps shining. To avoid getting caught out, here are five things all-weather activities that are safe to do, rain, hail or shine.

New timetables for Discovery Bay bus services

in News by arounddb, 28 August 2015
THE timetable for buses to Sunny Bay has changed with the introduction of double decker bus services.

Residents respond to South Lantau traffic plan

in News by arounddb, 27 August 2015
A proposal to open South Lantau’s roads to all vehicles has prompted a response from the Living Islands Movement in opposition to the plan.

Advice for domestic workers in Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 27 August 2015
Legal and travel advice, as well as information about counseling and social services, will be on offer from the Philippine Consulate General in Discovery Bay next month.

Neighbour raises alarm after Lantau man drinks poison

in News by arounddb, 26 August 2015
A good Samaritan neighbor raised the alarm after an elderly Lantau Island resident drank poison.

Response to Discovery Bay Tai Pak beach event concerns

in News by arounddb, 26 August 2015
Authorities have responded to a letter from We Deserve Better Action Group convenor, Dr Francis Chiu.

Appeal for information about dead body in Lantau

in News by arounddb, 26 August 2015
Police are appealing for information from the public about a dead body found in Lantau North on March 7.

HK Indian community targeted by hoax calls

in News by arounddb, 26 August 2015
Members of the Indian community have been victims of receiving hoax calls from callers pretending to be from the Consulate General of India.

Call for changes to event management after busy weekend in DB

in News by arounddb, 25 August 2015
Dr Francis Chiu, convenor of the We Deserve Better Action Group, has posted a letter about event management on the group’s Better DB Facebook page, after a busy weekend at Tai Pak Beach.

Environmental Protection Department warns air pollution risk to rise

in News by arounddb, 25 August 2015
If you think it’s looking a little hazy today, you are right – and authorities are warning it could get worse this afternoon.

New report of illegal bacteria overload in batch of Trappist Dairy Fresh Milk brand

in News by arounddb, 25 August 2015
A batch of Trappist Dairy Fresh Milk has been reported as exceeding the legal limit of bacteria.

End of an era? Proposed plan to stop all tram services in Admiralty and Central

in News by arounddb, 25 August 2015
Forget quick and cheap travel on the tram - The Town Planning Board has proposed to remove all tram services from Admiralty and Central.

Sea Shepherd urges strong action on sales of whale meat in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb
The influential marine wildlife conservation organisation, Sea Shepherd Global, has formally called on Hong Kong authorities to take strong action after whale meat was found in local supermarkets last week.

New bus stop for DB03P bus

in News by arounddb, 21 August 2015
Dr Francis Chiu, the convener of the We Deserve Better Action Group, has successfully campaigned for a brand new bus stop opposite Block 3 of Greenvale for passengers travelling on the DB03P bus (Sunny Bay to DB North Plaza).

Whale meat in can found in Hong Kong's grocery store before taken off the shelves!

in News by arounddb, 20 August 2015
DB resident Gary Stokes, director of Conservation group Sea Shepherd Asia told Around DB that he is now urging HK authorities to conduct a full investigation on 759 supermarket and its japanese importer of Takagi whale meat after the discovery this morning of "whale curry" cans being sold in their Tuen Mun store.

Group says no to tree removal

in News by arounddb, 20 August 2015
A group of local tree-lovers are preparing to go to extraordinary lengths to save a Peng Chau hackberry tree that is facing the chop on August 25.

Big Fire at Century Link in Tung Chung

in News by arounddb, 19 August 2015
A huge fire hit the under-construction Century Link building at Tung Chung on Tuesday, August 18, the third time the building has been struck by fire.

Very Hot Weather Warning for the next seven days

in News by arounddb, 17 August 2015
Only a few days ago we were talking about rain, now we’re talking about shine.

Be there to cheer on Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 17 August 2015
Tickets for the rugby sevens Asian Olympic qualifying event at Hong Kong Stadium on November 7 and 8 are on sale now.

Help make the "Helper" documentary" happen

in News by arounddb, 17 August 2015
HK resident Joanna Bowers needs your help to produce THE HELPER, a documentary that will explore the sacrifices and struggles of HK migrant domestic helpers working to create a better future for the children left at home.

Some drugstores in HK do not have license to advise or sell medication

in News by arounddb, 16 August 2015
HK pharmacists are urging the government to stop unlicensed drugstores from advising and selling medication as reported by SCMP today.

Something for everyone at the Back to School Fair

in News by arounddb, 14 August 2015
The fifth annual Back to School Fair, held in the Discovery Bay International School Globe Theatre from 9am – 1pm on August 22, promises to be big this year, with a wide range of businesses and organisations on show.

DB on the double

in News by arounddb, 14 August 2015
Annoyed by the crowds of people waiting for the Sunny Bay bus? Frustrated by being packed like sardines in a sweltering tin can? Angry when you miss your ride because the bus driver cannot take any more passengers?

School’s back and DB’s abuzz

in News by arounddb, 14 August 2015
There’s a great feel around Discovery Bay at the moment as everyone settles back into everyday life after the summer holidays.

Cab drivers arrested for overcharging clients around Lan Kwai Fong

in News by arounddb, 13 August 2015
A few days ago, two taxi drivers were arrested because they were overcharging clients around Lan Kwai Fong as reported by Apple Daily.

Police calling eyewitnesses after fatal accident at the airport

in News by arounddb, 12 August 2015
Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at the airport yesterday (August 13) in which a 52-year-old man got knocked down by a car. Now asking eyewitnesses to come forward and give information.

Double-decker bus launch

in News by arounddb, 12 August 2015
Discovery Bay’s six new double-decker buses were officially welcomed at a launch ceremony attended by a healthy crowd at the DB Plaza Bus Terminus on Wednesday afternoon.

Rise in thefts on board passenger planes

in News by arounddb
Be extra vigilant when onboard aircraft as there has been a rise in robberies on board passenger planes. So far in 2015, 45 thefts have been reported (flights to HK) and 23 people have been arrested!

HK Police reports a sharp rise in phone scams

in News by arounddb, 10 August 2015
A recent survey from the HK Police shows that in the first seven months of 2015, 2,371 phone scams were reported with monetary loss amounting to $175.7 million, a surge of 70 per cent compared with the same period last year.

North Lantau hospital in Tung Chung under investigation

in News by arounddb, 9 August 2015
According to the official Hong Kong's Information Services Department, the North Lantau Hospital in Tung Chung is under investigation.

Record-breaking high temperature in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 9 August 2015
According to Hong Kong Observatory, Saturday (August 8) was the hottest day ever recorded in Hong Kong!

Help stop the use of plastic microbeads in skin care products

in News by arounddb, 7 August 2015
A few days ago, DB based charity Plastic Free Seas launched their first petition to stop the use of plastic microbeads in skin care and they need your support.

New dance classes in Mui Wo with Island Dance (from DB)

in News by arounddb, 5 August 2015
Island Dance, the well established Dance Company from Discovery Bay is now running dance classes in Mui Wo Sports Centre.

Very Hot Weather Warning on!

in News by arounddb, 5 August 2015
Until Sunday, you can expect high temperatures with showers and thunderstorms.

Recent survey shows that most Domestic Workers don't want to be referred to as Helpers or Maids

in News by arounddb, 5 August 2015
“Where’s your helper?”, “Is your aunty coming?”, “Is that your maid?”: all questions you’ve most likely overheard someone asking. But have you ever wondered how your domestic worker feels about it?

Help locate this wounded buffalo

in News by arounddb, 4 August 2015
If you live in Mui Wo and see this wounded buffalo, you should call 8103 6013.

46 people suffer food poisoning after eating popular Taiwainese sandwiches

in News by arounddb, 4 August 2015
As reported by the Centre for Health Protection in HK, the popular Taiwanese food brand Horng Ryen Jen has recently sparked health warnings.

ESF application for Year 1 and 7 starting soon

in News by arounddb, 4 August 2015
On September 1, you can start applying for Year 1 and 7 to all ESF schools, including Discovery College.

Well done, Cindy Reid!

in News by arounddb, 2 August 2015
Well done to DB resident and co-owner of The Hit Room for ranking first (in the women's category) in the tower running competition that took place in Guangzhou 2 weeks ago.

DB on a clear day and night

in News by arounddb, 2 August 2015
Thanks to Lina Gomez Socadagui for these great photos taken today - August 3, 2015 - from the ferry, Woodland Court balcony and from the lookout - all in one day!

Lantau ice-cream outlet fails hygiene test for the second time

in News by arounddb, 27 July 2015
Da Dolce Gelato Italiano outlet on Lantau Island (Ngong Ping Themed Village) is in the spotlight after the HK Centre for Food Safety (CFS) detected excessive coliform organisms in a sample of locally made pre-packaged sorbet.

Heading for another Asia Financial Crisis?

in News by arounddb, 27 July 2015
We rarely post anything on financial matters but today sees "China’s support measures crumble as Shanghai stocks dive 8.5 per cent in biggest daily drop for 8 years", as reported by SCMP this morning.

Best Of Lantau 2015 - yearly publication - coming out in the fall

in News by arounddb, 26 July 2015
Around DB and Life on Lantau magazines' publishers are excited to announce their new yearly publication: The Best of Lantau 2015.

Way to go DB resident Nora Senn

in News by arounddb, 26 July 2015
Well done to DB resident Nora Senn who arrived 5th in the "overall women 50kms" category, in the MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50 Ultra Marathon event, that was held two days ago in Singapore.

DB tap water tested for excessive lead amount but all good so far

in News by arounddb, 26 July 2015
After high levels of lead were found in tap water in Hong Kong public estates, testing was conducted in DB and so far, all results came back negative.

Update on HKR’s future plan for DB and CY Leung's possible involvement

in News by arounddb
Dr Francis Chiu, DB resident and Convener of “We Deserve Better” Action Group, sent an official letter to HKR, asking for comments on two issues: (1) HKR's future development plan for DB; (2) the possible involvement of HK Chief Executive CY Leung in DB's affairs.

Win mini BOUNCE tickets for kids aged 3 to 5

in News by arounddb, 23 July 2015
Here is your chance to win FREE entry tickets for Bounce's first-ever mini BOUNCE structured program, for kids aged 3 to 5. BOUNCE is the new massive indoor trampoline Park.

A tin Buddha made with 10,000 cans of seafood

in News by arounddb, 22 July 2015
Don't miss the giant Buddha, made of canned seafood at Hong Kong International Airport.

Forget about Rain Dance!

in News by arounddb, 21 July 2015
Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal was issued by the Hong Kong Observatory this morning at 3:35 a.m.

Did you know that Peak Road was the world's most expensive street?

in News by arounddb, 20 July 2015
According to a recent study from billionaire.com, Peak Road is now the world's most expensive street at US$114,000 per square metre (around HK$82,110 per sq ft).

HK$5 million 'lost' after travelling on CX198

in News by arounddb, 20 Juy 2015
A few days ago, a cash bag, containing the equivalent of HK$5 million was 'lost' after travellling from from Auckland to Hong Kong on CX198.

Meet the "Face-Kini", the craziest summer beach fashion trend!

in News by arounddb, 20 July 2015
This summer, beaches across China are packed with masked figures that could be mistaken for robbers or Mexican wrestlers! The "Face-Kini" is the new 'crazy' beach fashion trend that has hit China beaches.

Teens dangling at the top of a HK skyscraper to take a selfie

in News by arounddb, 20 July 2015
A group of teen photographers take selfies on top of a Hong Kong Skyscraper, showing how far people can go for a self portrait.

Refugee Robiah needs your help!

in News by arounddb, 20 July 2015
DB Mothers and Friends is working to redistribute a bed and mattress for Robiah, an Indonesion refugee with a medical condition in Hong Kong.

Benji, a Terrier crossed breed needs your help!

in News by arounddb, 20 July 2015
Benji, a Terrier crossed breed, has been missing since June 28 when he ran up the Discovery Bay hill without his owner.

World's first air terminal for animals in JFK - is Hong Kong next?

in News by arounddb, 19 July 2015
Next year, John F. Kennedy International Airport will open a brand-new luxury terminal for the 70,000 animals flying to and from New York, SCMP reports.

97 percent humidity and thunderstorm warning today!

in News by arounddb, 19 July 2015
The dry days are over, Hongkongers! Meteorologists predict thunderstorms and steady rain throughout this week, according to SCMP.

Next time you eat clams, check where they come from

in News by arounddb, 19 July 2015
Over the weekend, long-time DB resident and environmentalist Kevin Laurie spotted clam diggers at Nim Shue Wan, near Discovery Bay.

Police looking for relatives of a toddler found abandoned at MTR station

in News by arounddb, 17 July 2015
Police are still looking for the next-of-kin of a child who was found abandoned in Mong Kok, at the lobby of MTR Prince Edward Station a few days ago.

Help find 'PUDDING', a female Golden Retriever!

in News by arounddb, 16 July 2015
A female rescued Golden Retriever named Pudding ran away near DBIS around 11 pm mid May. Pudding is still missing but the owner is still hoping that Pudding will be found.

Make sure your carry-on luggage will be allowed on planes

in News by arounddb, 16 July 2015
The International Air Transport Association has put forward a proposal for all airlines to stop allowing carry-ons onboard if they are bigger than 21.5 x 13.5 x 7.5 inches. Before travelling, check your airlines' rules on carry-ons.

Are you concerned about lead contamination in water?

in News by arounddb, 15 July 2015
Recently, lead contamination has been a heated topic in news headlines – hear what Integrated Medicine Institute’s (IMI) Founding Director Graeme Bradshaw has to say about it.

BREAKING NEWS: Third burglar arrested!

in News by arounddb, 15 July 2015
The arrest of the third burglar has just been confirmed!

Temporary relocation of bus stops at DB North Plaza

in News by arounddb, 14 July 2015
For passengers on routes 9, 9A, C4, 9S, and FS (towards DB Pier), the bus stops at DB North Plaza have been relocated starting today (July 15) for about two weeks.

Picnic in the Park cancelled this year but organisers assure it will be on in 2016!

in News by arounddb, 14 July 2015
We regret to inform you that the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s biggest music and dance festival, Picnic in the Park, will not be happening in 2015.

Further update on Seabee burglary

in News by arounddb, 14 July 2015
The search for the third suspect of the HK$10m burglary remains in progress, but more details on the case have been disclosed!

Adjust your travel plans if you need to go to Tung Chung or the airport

in News by arounddb, 13 July 2015
On July 15 and 21, sections of the roads to Tung Chung and airport will be temporarily closed from 00:30am to 02:30am.

The heat is on! "Very Hot Weather" warning now in force!

in News by arounddb, 13 July 2015
The Very Hot Weather Warning is now in force. Temperatures will continue to rise throughout the day in the Hong Kong area.

News and update on the Seabee Lane burglary

in News by arounddb, 13 July 2015
Yesterday, members of the police diving team with a ‘diver down flag’ flying in Siena Bay, were searching for the safe which was stolen in a record-breaking burglary in Seabee Lane on 9 July 2015.

Robbie Williams' HK show on Sept 23 is cancelled!

in News by arounddb, 12 July 2015
Robbie Williams Let Me Entertain You Tour 2015, expected to perform on September 23 in Hong Kong, is sadly CANCELLED!

DBers thrive in Action Asia's Royale International Kayak n Run

in News by arounddb
In the last Royale International Kayak n Run race on July 11, three participants from Discovery Bay ran and kayaked their hardest to be part of the winning teams.

Ocean Park's giant panda about to break world record

in News by arounddb
This summer, Hong Kong Ocean Park’s giant panda will turn 37, thus breaking the world record for the oldest panda living in captivity!

Top entertainment around town

in News by arounddb
Do you want a truly memorable summer? We’ve got you covered! With an assortment of fun for all ages in Hong Kong, you’ll be packed with active and exhilarating events that will be worth remembering.

Best ice-cream spots to cool you down!

in News by arounddb
Ever tried ice-cream with egg waffles? What about ice-cream frozen with liquid nitrogen? If not, be sure to cool down under the summer sun with these extraordinarily addictive ice-creams.

Top 5 staycations

in News by arounddb
Expand your horizons without flying abroad at these unique staycations in Hong Kong. Whether romantic, healing or family-oriented, your summer staycation is guaranteed to be a success.

Giant sand sculpture on DB beach today

in News by arounddb
Greenpeace organisers and around 150 volunteers built this morning a giant sand sculpture on Tai Pak beach. The sculpture, measuring 8 metres' long and 1 metre high, represents a vaquita porpoise.

2 suspected men arrested after HK$10m stolen yesterday in DB

in News by arounddb
Robbery at Seabee Lane house yesterday: HK$10m in jewellery and cash were stolen!

Dog walks 17 kms across HK before being reunited with his family

in News by arounddb
A few days ago, Aladdin, a 12-month old spotted mutt, was reunited with his family after having gone missing for over 6 weeks and after walking 17 kms across Hong Kong!

Slow driving protest to object the opening of South Lantau roads

in News by arounddb
On Sunday July 12, a group of Lantau residents are organising a slow driving protest to oppose the removal/ relaxation of permits for South Lantau roads.

Do not leave your luggage unattended, even on board

in News by arounddb
Airport police have stated that they had received 36 reports on stealing during flights this year so far, 17 of which were from mainland China.

Four in 10 young Hongkongers experience suicidal thoughts from stress

in News by arounddb
According to a recent report from the Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong, almost 40 percent of young people in Hong Kong have experienced suicidal thoughts from academic stress, social life and employment.

Public holiday for all on September 3

in News by arounddb
Beijing has announced that September 3 will be a one-time national holiday, marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II.

"Life in Colour" postponed and "The Colour Run" cancelled for safety concerns

in News by arounddb
Two major upcoming events in Hong Kong, Life in Colour and The Colour Run, have changed plans out of safety concerns and respect toward unfortunate results of the Taipei party powder explosion on June 27.

Typhoon 8 warning by 5pm today

in News by arounddb
The Hong Kong Observatory has announced that an issue of the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 8 is expected to be in place at or before 5:00 p.m. today (9 July 2015).

Delaney's closing down after 21 years

in News by arounddb
Delaney’s Irish pub in Wanchai is closing its doors next month after operating for 21 years. August 21st will be the last day of service, but the date is not confirmed yet.

Don't get overcharged by Domestic Helper employment agency

in News by arounddb
Yesterday, it was reported that an employment agency was fined HK$10,000 by the Eastern Magistrates Court after Foreign Domestic Helpers, the Employment Agencies Administration (EAA) and the Labour Department realised the agency was illegally overcharging the FDH.

Tropical Cyclone warning 3 in force

in News by arounddb
Issued by the Hong Kong Observatory, the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 is now in force.

Bounce Trampoline Park Opening!

in News by arounddb

YHKCC Graduation Ceremony 2015

in News by arounddb
YHKCC’s Annual Graduation Ceremony for Forms 6 students was successfully held on 27th June, with over 500 parents and friends present.

Hottest month in HK records!

in News by arounddb
June 2015 was the hottest June in Hong Kong since records began in 1884.

Nutrition tips when you fly!

in News by arounddb
It's summer time and most of you will be travelling this summer. When you are on the plane, remember these nutrition tips by DB Nutritionist Tanja Guigon-Rech from Nutrition Nation HK.

Results of the 2015 IB diploma exam announced on July 6

in News by arounddb
Good luck to all DB and Lantau students who wrote the IB exam papers. Results are coming up in a few days!

Plastic Free July: Say no to plastic!

in News by arounddb
PLASTIC FREE JULY - which single-use disposable plastic items will you say NO to this month?

Ban on selfie sticks at HK Disneyland

in News by arounddb
If you are planning a fun day at HK Disneyland this weekend, remember that selfie sticks are now banned!

We are hiring!

in News by arounddb
BAY MEDIA (publishing Around DB and Life On Lantau magazines) IS HIRING!

Contaminated water onboard 14 CX planes

in News by arounddb
A few days ago, Cathay Pacific announced that on 14 planes, the drinking water supply onboard the planes was contaminated, which resulted in sub-standard drinking water!

Talented young ballet dancers needed for HK play

in News by arounddb
Talented children are needed for the upcoming production of Pinocchio in Hong Kong. You have until July 13 to submit your application.

Giant inflatable slide in DB

in News by arounddb
“Discovery Bay Sliding Fun on the Beach” 11-metre High Giant Inflatable Slide arrives in August in Tai Pak Wan.

New schools opening in HK

in News by arounddb
HK’s Education Bureau has announced that 3,490 new primary school places and 780 new secondary school places will soon be available. Anne Murphy reports.

DB Dragon Boating results 2015

in News by arounddb
Here are the results from Discovery Bay's Dragon Boat Races on June 20:

Suspected DB burglars arrested

in News by arounddb
Discovery Bay City Owners' Committee released a statement earlier this week regarding the arrest of three suspected burglars. Great news for the DB community. See details below.

Has the standard of English in HK deteriorated?

in News by arounddb
All these signs are genuine and were found in Hong Kong public places.

Save Picnic in the Park 2015: urgent appeal for sponsors

in News by arounddb
It was going to be huge, but now the 10th anniversary of Picnic in the Park may not happen at all.

Relocation of bus stop at airport

in News by arounddb
Due to urgent renovations undertaken at Bay 28 at Terminal 2 at the airport, the bus stop to DB has been temporarily relocated to Bay 24.

Pro's vs U15 "Say No To Drugs" Football Friendly

in News by arounddb
Last month, Canterano Futbol Club hosted a "Say No To Drugs" U15 vs Pro's charity friendly match in Tung Chung. Here are a couple of shots of the event:

Locals shine in Kayak n Run

in News by arounddb
Congratulations to DB residents Kurt Lynn and Thorsten Bruce, whose Gatorade SportsWorld team finished second overall in the recent Royale International Kayak n Run race in Discovery Bay.

DB's double-decker delight

in News by arounddb
This month, Discovery Bay residents welcome their first ever double-decker bus.

Club Siena summer entertainment

in News by arounddb
Check out these summer treats and events brought to you by Discovery Bay Recreation Club.

Smile for a Cause!

in News by arounddb
Discovery Bay residents are encouraging everyone to get involved in the Go Banana Style Smile for a Cause to help promote happiness, health and collaboration.

HK's first giant ball pit

in News by arounddb
This weekend, Cityplaza Ice Palace, on Kowloon side is turning into Hong Kong’s first giant ball pit.

Get sporty

in News by arounddb
If you children are constantly on the go and love the outdoors, these wide ranging sports camps are just for you.

Get smart

in News by arounddb
What better way to keep your child's mind ticking over throughout the summer than at one of these challenging camps.

Get groovy

in News by arounddb
Offering just about every form of dancing imaginable, including ballet, jazz and hip hop, these camps are the perfect way to ensure your children remain active this summer.

Get creative

in News by arounddb
Whether it be drawing, photography or even public speaking, help your children discover their creative side this summer at one of these engaging camps.

Restaurants in Discovery Bay

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