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  1. Property - Experts Q&A

    Q & A with our experts

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... in buying a flat on a 40-year-old housing estate. However, the asking price of the flat is HK$1 million more than the banks' valuations. Is it common in the market? Should I buy the flat? A: ... It would be out of your budget. You can consider buying a flat at Holford Garden, a Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) estate, or Golden Lion Estate, a private housing estate. Property prices of Holford ...

  2. Art-house cinema's second act: popular, with dash of alternative

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The Harry Potter cardboard cut-out in the lobby of the new Cine-Art House in Kowloon Bay makes clear that a compromise with commercial reality was the sort of magic required to make alternative films available in Hong Kong. Cine-Art House, the cinema that closed its curtains in 2006 after an 18-year stint in Wan Chai, has reincarnated at Amoy Plaza in Kowloon Bay ...

  3. Blue House residents want say in revamp

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... said, but after operations had started adjustments could be made every two or three years according to the consumer price index. It would also have to arrange interim housing nearby. Sixteen ... Joyce Ng Occupants of the historic Blue House cluster of buildings in Wan Chai want a say in selecting who will take over their properties. The second phase of a heritage revitalisation ...

  4. Charity sets out new plan for Blue House

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu A charitable organisation hopes to engage residents who want to remain in Wan Chai's Stone Nullah Lane buildings- including the Blue House- in its attempt to revitalise the cluster of historic buildings. St James' Settlement is devising a plan that will allow the residents to keep renting their homes at affordable prices, and at the same time balance the need ...

  5. Wan Chai's new facade will lift prices

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... for new housing means that overall property prices have stayed at a high level in the area. Before the market correction this year, the average price per square foot last year was HK$8,000 ... Johnston Road and 18 Ship Street is having a positive impact on property prices in Wan Chai, according to estate agents. In addition to the five tenement buildings, the Urban Renewal ...

  6. Tai Lung Fung

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not to have an enjoyable night here, and the extremely reasonable price tag makes it easy to forgive any shortcomings. Hong Kong could use more places like this. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - TURNING THE TABLES

    It's time landlords stopped eating away at the industry

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Mischa Moselle

    ... and beverage industry rumour mill, a bar that has been a Wan Chai institution for more than 10 years is closing as its rent rises to HK$400,000 a month. That is a lot of noodles and warm house wine ... house wine to sell just to stay in business Yet high rents apply to all manner of premises, from homes to shops. My point is this. If I walked into a shoe shop in Central and asked why a pair ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    U-turn on redevelopment of historic Chai Wan factory block

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Joyce.ng@scmp.com U-turn in historic factory development The government's change of heart to convert an historic factory resettlement building into public rental housing, rather than redevelop the site, reflects the urgent need to increase short-term housing supply. The conversion plan for the 53-year-old Chai Wan Factory Estate is one of the short-term housing ...

  9. Housing Society to buy Blue House

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Housing Society will buy the Blue House cluster of heritage buildings in Wan Chai for HK$18.2 million and then hand ownership to the government, which will oversee their revitalisation. In doing so, the society was making a 'contribution to society', a spokeswoman said. The Development Bureau said yesterday it had received four applications from non-profit ...

  10. House of fun

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nadine Bateman The moment you step inside photographer Tara Jenkins' house, it becomes obvious what her passion is: walls, shelves, cabinets and tables are adorned with pictures. ... 'Wow! Your house is so cool.' There are always a lot of children here; my daughter has sleepovers practically every weekend.' Jenkins says she has always enjoyed experimenting ...




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