Local news bytes (8 Sept 2023)

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Lantau fun plan
Tai O lessons
Pui O Campsite
Coasteering
Beach Water Quality
Lantau plan funding
Lantau Tomorrow Vision
YouTubers

8 September 2023

Disney and NWD link up for Lantau fun plan

The Standard: “We will continue to explore collaborations with like-minded partners in order to transform Lantau Island into the new ‘traveltainment’ hub, and turn Hong Kong into the top travel destination among locals, mainland Chinese and global travelers.”

Read: https://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news/fc/11/255964/Disney-and-NWD-link-up-for-Lantau-fun-plan

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Lantau fun plan
Tai O lessons
Pui O Campsite
Coasteering
Beach Water Quality
Lantau plan funding
Lantau Tomorrow Vision
YouTubers

6 September 2023

Hong Kong’s Tai O village offers political lessons

NIKKEI Asia: “Over the centuries, locals have dealt with government changes.”

Read: https://asia.nikkei.com/Editor-s-Picks/Tea-Leaves/Hong-Kong-s-Tai-O-village-offers-political-lessons

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Lantau fun plan
Tai O lessons
Pui O Campsite
Coasteering
Beach Water Quality
Lantau plan funding
Lantau Tomorrow Vision
YouTubers

5 September 2023

LCSD to reopen Pui O Campsite

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (September 5) that Pui O Campsite in Islands District will reopen to public use tomorrow (September 6).

The Campsite was temporarily closed earlier for urgent clearance work after the typhoon.

Issued: Tuesday 5 September 2023 at HKT 17:00

Read: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202309/05/P2023090500620.htm

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Lantau fun plan
Tai O lessons
Pui O Campsite
Coasteering
Beach Water Quality
Lantau plan funding
Lantau Tomorrow Vision
YouTubers

1 September 2023

How coasteering around ‘incredible’ Lantau Island in Hong Kong reveals its biodiversity and natural beauty, and evidence of smuggling

SCMP: ” White-throated kingfishers, fireworms and lion’s mane jellyfish are creatures that might seem exotic to Hong Kong city dwellers. Yet all three, and many more wondrous animals and plants, can be found in the city’s backyard, on Lantau Island – called by some the “green jewel” of Hong Kong. For Charmian Woodhouse and Cathy Cole, two long-term Lantau residents, the island and its biodiversity have always been a source of adventure and curiosity.”

Read: https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel-leisure/article/3232963/how-coasteering-around-hong-kongs-incredible-lantau-island-reveals-its-biodiversity-and-natural

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Lantau fun plan
Tai O lessons
Pui O Campsite
Coasteering
Beach Water Quality
Lantau plan funding
Lantau Tomorrow Vision
YouTubers

1 September 2023

Grading of beach water quality released

HKGIA: The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has released the latest grading of water quality for gazetted beaches.

Grade 1 beaches

Pui O Beach
Tong Fuk Beach
Upper Cheung Sha Beach

Grade 2 beaches

Lower Cheung Sha Beach

Grade 3 beaches

Silver Mine Bay Beach

Under the present grading system, beaches are classified into four grades, namely Good (Grade 1), Fair (Grade 2), Poor (Grade 3) and Very Poor (Grade 4), according to the level of E. coli in the water.

Grades are calculated on the basis of the geometric mean of the E. coli counts on the five most recent sampling occasions. While the ratings represent the general water quality at the beaches, water quality could be temporarily affected during and after periods of heavy rain. Bathers should avoid swimming at beaches for up to three days after a storm or heavy rainfall.

A summary of beach grades is published weekly before the weekend.

The latest beach grades based on the most current data may be obtained from the EPD’s website on Beach Water Quality (www.epd.gov.hk/epd/beach) or the beach hotline, 2511 6666.

Read: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202309/01/P2023083100689.htm

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Lantau fun plan
Tai O lessons
Pui O Campsite
Coasteering
Beach Water Quality
Lantau plan funding
Lantau Tomorrow Vision
YouTubers

22 August 2023

Lantau plan funding facing public scrutiny

The Standard: “The report revealed concerns on how the development would be managed to mitigate financial risks whereas some considered the yield being too low with reference to the construction cost of HK$580 billion and projected revenues of HK$750 billion.

“There were requests for the government to provide more information and a breakdown of the costs of reclamation, infrastructure facilities and strategic transport infrastructure of the development, as well as land sale revenues and economic benefits.

The government was also advised to adhere to the principles of exercising fiscal prudence to keep expenditure within the projected revenue and commit resources to public finance management.”

The group said the report repeated official responses and failed to address citizens’ doubts in a concrete manner, accusing officials of selectively stating some comments and amplifying the supporting ones.

Read: https://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news/section/11/255410/Lantau-plan-funding-facing-public-scrutiny

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Lantau fun plan
Tai O lessons
Pui O Campsite
Coasteering
Beach Water Quality
Lantau plan funding
Lantau Tomorrow Vision
YouTubers

21 August 2023

Is Hong Kong’s Lantau Tomorrow Vision too optimistic? Clear up people’s doubts on financial viability of plan, economists urge authorities

SCMP: “Hong Kong economists have urged authorities to clear up residents’ doubts about the financial viability of a plan to build three artificial islands off Lantau, after a public consultation report on the mega project revealed people’s concerns amid a faltering global economy.”

Read: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/3231778/hong-kongs-lantau-tomorrow-vision-too-optimistic-survey-respondents-fear-financial-burden

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Lantau fun plan
Tai O lessons
Pui O Campsite
Coasteering
Beach Water Quality
Lantau plan funding
Lantau Tomorrow Vision
YouTubers

16 August 2023

Hong Kong YouTubers charged with trespassing into abandoned Lantau correctional facilities

Hong Kong YouTubers charged with trespassing into abandoned Lantau correctional facilities

Read: https://hongkongfp.com/2023/08/16/hong-kong-youtubers-charged-with-trespassing-into-abandoned-lantau-correctional-facilities/


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POSTED: 8 September 2023

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