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  1. Close to the end

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The old tenements at the junction of Reclamation Street and Shantung Street in Mong Kok have for decades provided shelter to hundreds of people. Today, many living there endure cramped conditions and illegal alterations. Now the dilapidated buildings- some of them more than 50 years old- will be demolished, the Urban Renewal Authority has announced. Photographer Edward Wong ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    HK$700m conservation project lost in time

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... said. It had not decided on the use of the two buildings. He added that the row of shophouses, No 190 to 212 Prince Edward Road West, faced no redevelopment threat because the authority was now ... land developer Credit Foncierre d'Extreme Orient in 1932, Prince Edward was a community of three- and four-storey shophouses and apartment blocks. For the surviving row, which has ...

  3. Front of old shophouse saved in hotel development

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at 179 Prince Edward Road West, built by a top manager of the China Motor Bus Company, will remain while a 13-storey hotel rises behind it. The preservation was made possible when the government ... of the building and Prince Edward Road. The other two floors will be restaurants. The shophouse and one next door were built by Wong Yiu-nam, whose father Wong Wong-choi was a co-founder of the bus ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Calls for more flats at Kai Tak spark ventilation fears

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Former government adviser says lack of air in Kowloon City could be as bad as Mong Kok Ventilation fears over call for more flats at Kai Tak Air ventilation in Kowloon City and its neighbouring districts will become as bad as Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei if the government adds more flats at Kai Tak, a former government adviser fears. Edward Ng Yan-yung, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Five more jailed for vote-rigging in Hong Kong district council election

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... worker Edward Leung Wai-kuen won the election in the constituency. Wong was arrested by the Independent Commission Against Corruption but has not been charged. Earlier this month, a brother ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Eight jailed two months for rigging Yau Tsim Mong district council poll

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... while electioneering. Wong lost that election, receiving 118 votes, the least among five candidates. Social worker Edward Leung Wai-kuen won the seat. However, the lawyer argued in court ...

  7. Three injured as minibus overturns

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Three passengers were injured when a minibus hit railings, toppled over and crashed into a car in Mong Kok. The red minibus, which was travelling from Lam Tin to Mong Kok, struck the railings and a traffic light after turning from Prince Edward Road West into Earl Street. Three passengers, aged between 29 and 50, were slightly injured. They were sent to Queen ...

  8. Two firemen hurt in explosion

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Two firemen were injured when a roadside electricity distribution box they were examining exploded. They had been sent to the scene after smoke was reported coming from the box at the junction of Lai Chi Kok Road and Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, at 9.30pm. They were taken to hospital with slight eye and ear injuries. A commander said a short-circuit had caused the fire. ...

  9. No relief in sight for MTR station without a toilet

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip MTR passengers looking for a public toilet in Mong Kok will have to hold it in: after two years of wrangling, construction of public conveniences at or near Prince Edward station ... toilets- but the MTR won't build facilities on the concourse at Prince Edward, and no one will agree to install them nearby. District councillors had put forward a plan to site the toilet next ...

  10. Ride-by bag-snatchers strike

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... outside Allied Plaza, near Prince Edward Road West, when the motorcycle passenger grabbed her handbag. Both men were wearing helmets and rode off towards Nullah Road, police said. The woman ...




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