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  1. Lawmaker owns site of illegal hostel

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com A legislator who has demanded tighter checks on illegal guest houses had a shock when he learned that an unlicensed hostel was operating in a flat he owned. ... on the popular website Hostel World as a guest house called 'Pandora after 80s'. Tse and Peck insisted they knew nothing about the flat in Causeway Bay being turned into a hostel and produced ...

  2. News - China

    Is Chungking Mansions a trap for Wong Kar-wai movie fans?

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:26pm by Amy Li

    ... Inspired by Wong Kar-wai’s award-winning film Chungking Express,  a young journalist surnamed Han had booked herself a room at a hostel in Tsim Sha Tsui's Chungking Mansions out of what she ... “adventure” and moved out first thing on Saturday morning to a pricier hotel on Hong Kong Island. The hostel they stayed in is run by an old Shanghainese couple, she said. It was clean ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Chungking Mansions a study of life lived in the raw

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... didn't know anything about the alleged rape of the student but had his own take on the general goings on at the infamous address. "When a place has such cheap rooms and hostels it's ...

  4. Room rates soar as hotels cash in on Christmas

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... this Christmas, a spokeswoman said. Hostel rooms are not much cheaper. At Chungking Mansions, some rooms were reportedly costing nearly HK$3,000. The Australian Guest House in the building said the rate ...

  5. Police crackdown on illegal guest houses is long overdue

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A number of articles appeared last year warning about the growth of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong and Macau. I wrote this year about the problem in some buildings in the city ('Acid attack investigation should start with blitz on illegal hostels', January 5). I believe that prevention is better than cure, but the warnings about the threat these premises pose have ...

  6. Business - Money - ENTREPRENEURS

    Chungking Mansions a global business hub

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Anne-Sophie Briant

    ... to central and West African countries go through Chungking Mansions. Chungking Mansions, a monolithic 17-storey building in Tsim Sha Tsui packed with hostels on the upper floors and a rabbit warren ...

  7. Siblings of missing Canadian revive search

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... missing persons cases, is one of those trying to find answers. He has looked around the hills of Lantau, visited hostels and Buddhist temples, liaised with police, and talked to those involved ...

  8. A mini united nations

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in town. Longtime Hong Kong anthropologist Gordon Mathews spent countless days and nights at this ramshackle pile of low-budget hostels, restaurants and retail outlets while researching Ghetto ...

  9. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... constructed in 1961, Chungking Mansions was marketed towards middle class Chinese. Its brief heyday as respectable apartment blocks ended after a few years when hostels aimed at international ...

  10. Chungking excess

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by David Momphard

    ... succeed. But their children are becoming bankers, teachers or whatever, so many of these guesthouses are being sold to South Asians as the older Chinese retire.' The hostels' clientele ...




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