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  1. Luxury rents decline as bankers feel the pinch

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... were spacious but more affordable. 'In such locations, you may get a 2,000 sq ft flat, or a nicely furnished house, for less than HK$80,000. Some of the expats do not want to move ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Rents on top luxury homes in Hong Kong have fallen sharply as banks slash generous housing allowances amid the downturn in the financial sector. Rents on homes ...

  2. Hong Kong Corner Houses

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Michael Wolf's photographs of Hong Kong's urban corners and buildings that are often inconspicuous amid the city's high-rise, high-density urban clutter (eg, Hong Kong Corner Houses 34, above). Tue-Sun, noon-7pm, The Upper Station, 22 Upper Station St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3486 2474. Ends Jan 16 ...

  3. Heritage projects stay in hands of local groups

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... the Blue House in Wan Chai will now enjoy a new, affordable, lease of life. The Blue House cluster, together with Old Tai Po Police Station and stone houses in Kowloon City, will require HK$135.3 ... House project would set a precedent for heritage conservation as the winning NGO, St James' Settlement, had to work with 21 residents there to decide who stayed in the compound, Secretary ...

  4. The Planner

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... House, 39 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2527 8228. Ends Dec 27 It's a Tasty World- Food Science Now Exhibition looking at food from a scientific perspective that explains how humans ... works by Steve Reich and Terry Riley. Nov 8, 7pm, ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, TaiKoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336 William So In Concert Canto-pop ...

  5. GardenEast

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... and entertainment options Wan Chai affords. There are landscaped garden areas on the ground floor, podium level and rooftop. The complex is close to Wan Chai MTR station, and conveniently located near Hopewell's office and commercial developments in the area, including the Hopewell Centre and Wu Chung House, and other Wan Chai landmarks. Apartments range from about 395 sqft to 672 sqft, ...

  6. Doctor in' the house

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Anna Koor

    ... Anna Koor When buying his first apartment, one man chose to start with a clean slate in an older flat rather than a cookie-cutter new development. Creating a home from scratch was a new experience for doctor Robert Speke when he moved into his Mid-Levels ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and buildings, transport, housing, social participation, social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information, and community and health services. We need to ensure ... and longer queues at the airport. What sort of a warm welcome is that? Those visitors must think that we are a third world country which cannot afford some extra staff at the counters. Why is this? ...

  8. Heavenly horology

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Of the two available designs, the V02 (top) is perhaps the more striking for its unusual face, housed in a brushed-steel square casing. The watch face is folded in on itself, with the hours ... aesthetics, with an industrial feel that Jonathan Ive has been peddling for years. Thankfully, Void watches differ from Apple in pricing and are remarkably affordable, with the V02 retailing ...

  9. Trends in high places

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of mainland buyers. Looking ahead, property watchers say price rises are likely to slow, as banks tighten housing credit, although rents are likely to creep up this year and next. In the past five ... with a territory wide average of 82.5 per cent. There has been a lack of new development in that district, which is dominated by public-housing estates. Homeowners would have gained another 36.6 per cent ...

  10. Big bucks roll in from old buildings

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Peterson property.post@scmp.com Jo Gray and business partner Jeff Ovens, both from Britain, are unfazed by slowing sales in Hong Kong's housing market and the continuing ... and old properties in the district are still affordable compared to those in Mid-Levels,' Gray said. Potential residential rental yields of about 5 per cent in Wan Chai are attractive ...




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