Anonymous banners getting govt message out on Lantau development

A series of banners promoting the government’s ‘develop Lantau’ message have popped up all over South Lantau in the last three days.  The unusual feature is that no one has put their name to them.

What’s also unusual is that, unlike the government grand plan that includes inflatable water toys, cable cars and artificial islands, these messages include practical ideas that could improve people’s lives, like better internet and a functioning sewage system.

That said, these promotions are on the same page with the government on conservation, with one banner asserting that environmental protection should not take precedence over development.

Photos and translations of ten of the banners below.

(UPDATE: One Pui O resident posted on a local Facebook page that she’d seen former Islands District Councillor Rainbow Wong hanging the banners. Wong was the preferred Rural Committee representative for a decade until the local powerbrokers threw their weight behind Randy Yu at last year’s election. )

IMG_20160429_132331‘Support Lantau Development: Cut ferry ticket prices’ – Mui Wo roundabout

IMG_20160429_132339‘Support Lantau Development: We need more Lantau bus services’ – Mui Wo roundabout

IMG_20160501_142640‘Support Lantau Development: We strongly demand construction of a north-south road from Tung to Mui Wo as soon as possible’ – Mui Wo Five Cent Bridge

IMG_20160503_135729‘Support Lantau Development: Give priority to widening South Lantau Road, Keung Shan Road, Tai O Road and other ageing roads’ – San Shek Wan roundabout

IMG_20160503_135747‘Support Lantau Development: Environmental protection should not be privileged.  Development and conservation must achieve a balance’ – San Shek Wan roundabout

IMG_20160503_135843‘Support Lantau Development:  We demand the improvement of rural Lantau’s communications network’ – San Shek Wan roundabout

IMG_20160503_140030‘Support Lantau Development:  We strongly demand the construction of Lantau bicycle trails’ – San Shek Wan roundabout

IMG_20160503_140035‘Support Lantau Development: Make good use of Old Tung Chung Road. Build a cross-country bike trail and avoid cars and bicycles competing on the road’  – San Shek Wan roundabout

IMG_20160503_140040‘Support Lantau Development:  For environmental protection, we must implement as soon as possible the construction of sewage system for rural South Lantau’ – San Shek Wan roundabout

IMG_20160503_140134‘Fully Support the Lantau Development Strategy’

‘Planning and strategic positioning; Nature and cultural conservation; Complete environment and conservation; Leisure and travel development; Expand traffic and transport capital works; Strengthen economic and livelihood development’

‘Create and build together a new space for all citizens’

– San Shek Wan roundabout

8 comments

  1. Ben Sargent

    Thanks Rob. There are a couple more around Ham Tin / Pui O promoting the improvement of the Chi Ma Wan Road and the redevelopment of the Chi Ma Wan prison.

  2. Ben Sargent

    Thanks Rob. There are a couple more around Ham Tin / Pui O promoting the improvement of the Chi Ma Wan Road and the redevelopment of the Chi Ma Wan prison..

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