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    Sai Ying Pun: A walk among the heritage holdouts

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Home to some of Hong Kong's oldest shops, Sai Ying Pun is a holdout of Hong Kong heritage. This small, resourceful neighbourhood west of Central ... with a subway link in the works. No one feels the sudden acceleration of change as strongly as the area's old-time trades. They include shops specialising in salted fish, a delicacy long seen ...

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    Tai Wai: Alarm bells ring in bicycle town

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by LILLY ZHANG

    ... a 30-minute train ride of Shenzhen and the city centre in Kowloon. Jeff Lo, owner of New Wah Nam Cycle, a bicycle shop started by his father in the early 1980s, says he likes the fact Tai Wai ... or community purposes. Officials ignored their suggestions. Today, bidding is under way for a new HK$30 billion development- with 41- to 51-storey residential towers and a grand shopping mall sitting ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Lonely Tung Chung fights for a better life

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... diploma design student at Polytechnic University. "The truth is, we are not just workers, but people who would like to do some shopping, go to a good cafe, find a room or library ... and career opportunities available in the area. "I want actual streets with shops so those who want to start their own little businesses can have a chance," he said. "Give the young ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Generic Sha Tin estate City One gets some colour from mainland students

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... proximity to Chinese University and City University, as well as good transport links and a well-equipped shopping mall, all add to its appeal. "We have restaurants with every cuisine," ...


    To Kwa Wan: Rundown but in high spirits

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... array of shops common in Hong Kong's old neighbourhoods: wet stalls offering a wide range of fresh produce sit next to dimly lit pharmacies with Western and herbal medicines on display. ... initially by low rents, the South Asians have developed their own community. Besides Shafiqur's shop, they have founded madrassas in two flats, where Muslims gather to pray five times a day. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Neighbourhood Sounds: Cyberport

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... neighbourhood. The area's biggest attraction for visitors is the waterfront park, which has been nicknamed a "dog park" for its lax rules about pets. The shopping mall is less of a draw, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Change coming to island idyll of Cheung Chau

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... villas for a weekend getaway, Western tourists with Lonely Planet guidebooks eat local seafood, and mainland guided tours visit the island to shop. But behind the facade lies the fact that Cheung ...


    Kwun Tong: Engine of industry sputters out

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of volunteers have been gathering oral histories in Yue Man Square since 2005 by talking to local residents, street vendors and shop owners, then posting their thoughts and photos on the internet. ...



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