Sai Kung residents Sue Beer and Alison Price this month embark on a 500km cycle challenge through Cambodia to raise funds to fight sexual exploitation. The pair join 12 other riders in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh on February 27 and plan to complete the ride in a week. The trip is organized by Project Futures Global to raise funds for Stop The Traffik, a charity founded by activist Somaly Mam, a former victim of the child sex trade and Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. You can support Sue at Crowdrise.com/suebeer, and Alison at crowdrise.com/alisonprice. Sai Kung Magazine wishes them both a safe and successful journey.
The Geopark has been renamed the Hong Kong Global Geopark of China and was officially opened by Chief Executive Donald Tsang at a ceremony in December. He said, “It recognises the joint efforts of the Hong Kong community in conserving our precious geo-heritage. The uniqueness of our Geopark not only lies in its geological features, but also in its proximity to our metropolitan area." To celebrate, a large-scale outdoor multi-media performance was held over two nights combining drama, music, dance, singing and wall projections.
In an anti-smuggling operation, marine police seized animal furs, crocodile skins and electronic goods worth $53 million – the largest haul for two years – after boarding a vessel off Basalt Island last month. They arrested three mainland Chinese. Superintendent Mark Anstiss said the small boat division was expecting more smuggling activities ahead of Lunar New Year.