Dear readers! You should have received a letter from the Town Planning Board with a reply slip asking you whether you will attend the meeting if you have submitted your comments regarding North East New Territories New Development Areas Planning project in their first / second round of public consultation. Whether you will/can attend the meeting, please take one minute to reply the Town Planning Board by the end of July, saying either you shall attend or you shall authorize another organization (preferred) or person to represent you . The steps* are:
- Before 1st August, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Notice: this is the only valid one. There should be no digits before the ‘@’ symbol)
- Write: I shall attend the captioned TPB meeting.
- If you cannot attend, then write: I hereby authorize this representative to attend the captioned TPB meeting: [Please insert the name of the person or the organization that represents you. Organization preferred)
- Sign the slip by typing your full name. In the way, the reply slip should already have your name and the Representation / Comment No.
* Based on the quick guide provided by Joint Committee of Fanling North Villages and Residents: Against North East New Territories New Development Area.
Today, House News, a Hong Kong online news (more on wiki), is closed after running for two years. The founder explains that this is because of white terror, unprofitable business, and abnormal society and twisted market.
All articles on House News are no longer accessible.
This blog has a few articles that refer to House News articles. Those links will become invalid.
Let us see how drugstores occupy public space for their lucrative business. 2014/07/24 11:00.
Half of the cycling lane is used for dumping waste and temporary storage (besides the fence of the flower bed), leaving only 3 feet for cyclists.
Two third of the pathway is used for unloading their goods, leaving only a half feet for pedestrians.
This drugstore is in Sheung Shui. According to Google street view, they have been occupying the public space since 2011! No authority comes out to enforce the law. Sheung Shui is practically in anarchic state. Perhaps there is a hidden agenda for the authority to give up governance one district at a time…
Source: North District Parallel Imports Concern Group.
Local rice grown in Long Valley, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong.
This is Long Valley, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong. This is local rice! Source: Sze Nga Ho (fb user) posted to North District (fb group)
One smuggler is carrying 8 cans of powdered milk. Is the two-can limit policy still in force?
A smuggler with 8 cans of baby formula at a train station. Source: North District Parallel Imports Concern Group. 2014/07/19
A fb user Kit Wan has posted a collection of photos taken while he went solo to visit the fat pig near Hung To Bean Curd Factory on his bike. The bean curd factory, located in Ho Sheung Heung (in Kwu Tung), offers unlimited bowls of bean curd jelly and soy milk for just one price! [Openrice says the factory has been closed] I found his album on a fb group North District (no relationship with this blog, but north district has received many attentions in these two years], and I found there are full of green, blue, and white, very beautiful. I hope you also agree with me.
“I see skies of blue, And clouds of white…. ” What a wonderful Hong Kong! This is North East New Territories of Hong Kong. This is the place where the HKSAR is planning to “develop”. This is one reason why this blog wants to guard this beautiful countryside.
The video is produced by Loki Wong from Tuen Mun, Hong Kong. He said he tries to make a record of North East. The author is generous. He does not set any copyright. The public can share it or download it for use. According to the fb group Tuen Mun Old Photo, Loki is the film maker of Usagi hits Hong Kong and Nam Sang Wai.