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  1. News - Hong Kong - ELDERLY CARE

    Hongkongers' retirement dreams in Dongguan resort cut short by economic realities

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Dongguan resort built exclusively for elderly Hongkongers opens to locals after residents return home for cheaper medical services Retirement dreams cut short by reality The growing number of elderly returning home from the mainland has forced the largest retirement village in Dongguan, Guangdong, to give up its exclusive service for Hongkongers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565763/hongkongers-retirement-dreams-dongguan-resort-cut-short-economic
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... seized the factory's land for development of a new town. It took the family almost 10 years- and numerous government approvals- to buy a new plot and build its current facility on 30,000 sq ... Wo Food Factory is one of six factories that will close if the government pursues its controversial plan to develop 614 hectares of rural land in the city's northeast in order ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548174/new-town-northeast-new-territories-threatens-businesses-and-jobs
  3. News - Hong Kong - ELDERLY CARE

    Retiring to the mainland is losing its lustre for Hong Kong seniors

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Olga Wong

    ... to attract Hongkongers. There is space to farm, to garden, to dance and to practise calligraphy. Despite the beauty and sense of community, Father Joe, a retired Anglican priest, left to return ... given the scarce land resources in Hong Kong", said Alfred Chan Cheung-ming, a gerontologist who chairs the Elderly Commission. However, there are problems. "Supporting measures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565671/retiring-mainland-losing-its-lustre-hong-kong-seniors
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... over reclamation For many Hongkongers, reclamation brings the promise of more open space, public facilities and, perhaps, a flat in a good location that finally falls within their price range. ... the pace of reclamation was slowed down by a social movement anxious to protect Victoria Harbour, the need to build up a land bank in order to drive down runaway property prices has put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1225466/unease-planned-reclamation-projects-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Rules strangling supply of old people's homes'

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 06:37am by Olga Wong

    ... floor, the rule sets an eight-floor limit. Furthermore, a nursing home which has doctors and nurses on-site has to be on land designated for hospital use. "These rules have prevented private ... Town Planning Board records show it received only 10 applications for building residential care homes in the past five years. At the initial stage of applying for a change of land use, only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1376304/rules-strangling-supply-old-peoples-homes
  6. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Hong Kong faces challenge ensuring the elderly feel right at home

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Olga Wong

    ... square feet"? he said. Finding land to build more public rental and subsidised flats has become a priority of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. A source close to housing chief Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said giving land to the Housing Society- the only developer of homes for seniors- to build accommodation equipped with medical facilities and nursing staff was no longer a priority. Two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433787/hong-kong-faces-challenge-ensuring-elderly-feel-right-home
  7. Incentives urged to drive desire for green buildings

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Green buildings should be affordable for Hongkongers, architectural experts said as they urged the government to introduce tax incentives and legislation to stimulate demand ... to construction costs. 'It isn't that much when you take into account the high land premium in Hong Kong,' he said, adding that green buildings were not necessarily costly. 'Green ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682231/incentives-urged-drive-desire-green-buildings
  8. Slice of city named national geopark

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Adrian Wan A 49-square-kilometre tract of some of Kong Kong's most rugged land and seascapes has been designated China's 183rd national geopark in a move ... to be spent on finding a competent management team that puts conservation before anything else, and on raising Hongkongers' interest in earth science before we will stand a chance,' he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697317/slice-city-named-national-geopark
  9. Grand illusions

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... was difficult to imagine what my flat would look like,' he says. A spokeswoman for Sino Land, developer of The Palazzo, counters by saying the show flat's design complied with the building ... developments as being included in gross floor area calculations are often accompanied by the words 'not limited to'. A Henderson Land spokesman says exhaustive lists of common areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693756/grand-illusions

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