1920 Jan 01
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Around 1920’s, European started constructing weekend bungalows on Cheung Chau Peak area facing Hong Kong Island, but not on the other side of Cheung Chau due to malaria, according to then Assistant, Eric Hamilton, in his report.
Another Assistantof 1950’s, Paul Tsui, commented that he did not understand why the biggest landlords on the island, , did not claim the area on the peak in Cheung Chau.
Before Second World War, nobody, except European, is allowed to own property or live on the Peak area of Cheung Chau.
This policy, however, was dropped not long after Second World War, along with cancellation of European Reserve on the peak on Hong Kong Island and in Tai Po.
Cheung Chau Peak
1931 Jan 01
In assessment report of Antiques and Monuments Office, it is statedwas built in 1931, owned by Mr Yiu.
Silent movies were shown in the 1930′s, someone was sitting on the side to explain the movie content during the show.
Cheung Chau Theatre ceased operation in 1990′s , the premises has been abandoned until now.
In its 60 years of history, except for the period during Second World War, it provided memorable entertainment to Cheung Chau residents.
Its architecture was described as down to earth, and also forming an integral part of the neighbourhood and community.
Cheung Chau Theatre
2012 Feb 01
In a Legislative Council meeting on Feb 1st, 2012, Dr. Raymond Ho, a legislative councillor, questioned the authorities if they were aware of the
foul odour in Cheung Chau and Lei Yue Mun typhoon shelters where many restaurants are famous for offering seafood by sea shore, and are famous attractions for tourist.
Secretary of Environment, in a written reply, stated that for the last 3 years, none of Environmental Protection Department (EPD), Drainage Services Department (DSD), and Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD), have received a single complaint on this issue.
EPD has been keeping close eyes on Cheung Chau and Lei Yue Mun seafront restaurants on potential polluted discharge into storm water drains.
Frequent check on grease trap and septic tank are carried out by EPD and FEHD.
DSD has also been paying close attention to contaminated sediment at public storm water drains, and desilting was carried out to prevent their discharge into water front.
He went on to say monitoring results showed that water quality of Cheung Chau Typhoon Shelter was good over the past 3 years (2009-2011).
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