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  1. Former Kai Tak airport site can be prestigious second business district

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the threat to the survival of our city as an international financial and commercial centre. The high rents in the city's central business district are simply driving businesses away to other ... the world have done the same. There is such an opportunity now in Hong Kong. The former Kai Tak airport site can be developed into a modern, prestigious second business district as an alternative ...

  2. Major transport infrastructure projects to boost district's development

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... the district's overall development. Kwun Tong Road, a section of Route 7, runs through the heart of the district while the elevated East Kowloon Way and the Kai Tak Tunnel provide greater access ... of the MTR line and the Eastern Harbour Crossing, car and passenger numbers dwindled and the ferry services were terminated. To cope with the district's development and to alleviate traffic ...

  3. Officials ponder what to call new cultural district

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The government is considering a name for the West Kowloon Cultural District inspired by its position on Victoria Harbour. A senior official said yesterday that the 40-hectare site ... Bank [in London], Harbourfront [in Toronto] and Pittsburg Cultural District [in the United States],' Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Esther Leung Yuet-yin said. Without disclosing ...

  4. Declare Peak an historic district, experts advise

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Peak should be declared an historic district and a comprehensive site investigation held to find out if there are any more historic structures there, conservationists say. ... to find different historic structures from different periods of time and declare the place an historic district,' said Mr Chan, who has just retired from the Antiquities Advisory Board after ...

  5. Activists hail rethink on cultural district

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Harbourfront activists have won a small victory from the government on the controversial West Kowloon Cultural District. It has decided to keep cultural facilities separate from commercial aspects of the development. Buried in the government's response to a series of answers to the Legislative Council's committee on the arts hub is the revelation ...

  6. Turn Kai Tak into a cultural district, says green group

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The old Kai Tak Airport and nearby areas should be turned into a cultural district, with facilities supported by 'controlled commercialisation', a grass-roots group ... their proposal, which aims to turn Kai Tak, Kowloon City and Kowloon Bay into a 'leisure and culture conservation district'. They will meet representatives from the Planning Department later ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Inflatable duck causes social media stir in Hong Kong

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... District's visual culture museum. Hofman's Rubber Duck will float outside Ocean Terminal until June 9. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Rubber Duck floats Hong Kong's boats as thousands watch arrival

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 11:28am by Vivienne Chow

    ... it was "safe"- as compared to the suckling pig and the excrement pile inflatable sculptures also showing at "Mobile M+: Inflation!" in West Kowloon Cultural District. "An enlarged suckling ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to address its light pollution problem

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... the premier shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui, brightness levels were 1,200 times more than the night sky, while they were 130 times higher at the Wetland Park in Tin Shui Wai. Nowhere in the world ...

  10. East Kowloon

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Luxury homes in East Kowloon are mainly newly built high-rise developments lying near the western edge of the district. The HK$100-billion infrastructure and commercial redevelopment of the old Kai Tak airport, which will include a cruise terminal, has given the district the nickname of 'future Tsim Sha Tsui'. ...




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