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  1. Big bucks roll in from old buildings

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... so-called Chinese buildings, or decades-old, low-rise and walk-up residential blocks, most of which have no lifts. 'We see rising demand here for spacious flats, renovated to European standards ... in old buildings which they renovate for lucrative returns. In the past few years, they have achieved double-digit profits from old flats that they bought in Central and Mid-Levels, renovated ...

  2. Ai Weiwei backers project graffiti image onto landmark buildings

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... activist onto landmark buildings, including police and government buildings. The images- depicting the sketch of Ai first stencilled on walls in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui and elsewhere two weeks ago ... on Facebook yesterday showing images with the words 'Who's afraid of Ai Weiwei?' projected onto buildings in Wan Chai, Admiralty, and Central. The activists even projected one ...

  3. Loopholes allow old building plans to stand

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... after that deadline if it holds a valid building plan, which can be renewed every two years. A building plan, which is separate from the design plan, involves the interior of the development. The Building Department grants permits valid for two years based on these plans. A source from the department said the developer had regularly renewed the building plan of the Mega Tower by amending ...

  4. Lan Wei / Abortive Buildings

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stanley Wong Ping-pui's photos capture the relics of unfinished building projects. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe-Institut, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Ends Sep 22 ...

  5. Owners seek $1.5b for two old buildings in Wan Chai

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Ninety-three per cent of homeowners and investors in two old buildings in Wan Chai have put up the properties for tender with a price tag of about $1.5 billion. The tender for Kam Kwok Building, at the junction of Gloucester Road and Marsh Road, and National Building at the junction of Jaffe Road, will close on July 25 and will be handled by property consultant ...

  6. Style

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Building, tel: 2530 0686 What: Cast brass candleholders Why: these candleholders have a subtle hairline finish and add glamour to your table How much: HK$625 each or HK$1,250 a pair Where: Deem, 252 ... Prince's Building, tel: 2152 0820 What: Koi cabinet Why: This modern hand-carved cabinet has an appealing fishy twist How much: HK$13,650 Where: Indigo Atelier, Prince's Building, Central, ...

  7. Long whey from home

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung If you want to sample the real taste of Switzerland in Hong Kong, try Chesa (1/F The Peninsula hotel, Salisbury Rd, TST, tel: 2315 3169) or Swiss Chalet (12-14 Hart Avenue, TST, tel: 2191 9197) for fondue, raclette and roesti. If you want to make fondue at home, pots are sold at PanHandler in the Prince's Building (tel: 2523 1672), Pantry Magic in Sheung Wan (tel: ...

  8. fruit bowls

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Dora Chan

    ... Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2845 0633. 3. Wrought-iron bowl, HK$950, from Altfield Home, shop 223, Prince's Building, tel: 2524 3066. 4. Steel Harmonic, HK$990, from Alessi, shop 247, Prince's Building, tel: 2869 6377. 5. Vlaemsch expanded polypropylene dish, HK$2,200, from Design Link, 11 St Francis Street, Wan Chai, tel: 3113 8728. 6. Brass bowl with leaf motif, HK$1,200, from ...

  9. GUIDE

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Central Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Suite 1418, Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central, T 2530 0053 Fitness First Platinum 16/F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, T 3106 3878 Hair Konnections 111-115 Jervois Street, 3/F, Flat B, Man Bond Building, Sheung Wan, T 5190 8362 Harvey nichols Pacific Place, Admiralty, T 3968 2668 Marie france ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - REDEVELOPMENT

    With government's office rental bill HK$750m, why demolish west wing?

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

    ... with 19 departments paying HK$10 million a month on rent in 18 private buildings. These agencies, including the Social Welfare and Labour Departments, have no plans to move because they need ... government complex, needs to keep branch offices in Wan Chai. In Mong Kok, five departments are renting commercial space for HK$7 million a month. The Buildings Department, the largest occupier, ...




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