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  1. Office rents to rise as supply diminishes

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... and decreasing supply of quality stocks will continue to drive the office leasing market and push rents to higher levels, according to property consultants. A significant rise in demand from local ... to increase 55 per cent for the whole year. He said there was room for further rental growth in Hong Kong as there was no pressure on the supply side. Mr Morgan said the present growth pace and market ...

  2. Ex-artists' colony could house interim museum

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... The government is looking for a historic building compound to house the interim 'M+' flagship museum, with the former government supplies depot being singled out as a suitable spot. Government ... Facilities of the West Kowloon Cultural District, said the site was large enough for exhibitions and experimental arts performances. A former club house of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is close ...

  3. Private housing construction starts hit lowest in three years

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... to the quarterly statistics of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. Construction starts in the second quarter were at the lowest since the government released the figures in the second quarter of 2004. Work ... Ka-fai said the drop in completed projects had had no impact on property supply and prices as a number of large-scale residential projects were scheduled for completion in the second half. ...

  4. Driving school broke promise over mainland licences, says watchdog

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu A driving school that told customers it could supply them with mainland licences refused to give refunds after failing to deliver on its promises, the Consumer Council said ... and could cause harm to consumers, then we have to name them,' he said. The company, which is based in Star House, Salisbury Road, claimed in its advertisements that it would refund payments ...

  5. A big splash of waste

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai More than one million litres of fresh water go down the drain at five public swimming centres every day. That's according to a new report, commissioned by the Water Supplies Department last year. It has sparked calls for better water management. The figures suggest that up to six million litres of water are used and lost daily at the Leisure and Cultural ...

  6. Supply rising to meet an increase in demand

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... of existing stock. On the supply side, more than 1,800 serviced apartments are expected to be completed in three large-scale projects next year. They include 910 serviced flats at Kowloon Station ...

  7. Tsuen Wan will become new supply centre

    Posted Jul 14th 2004, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Reports by Kenneth Ko The focus of supply in new serviced apartments will shift to Tsuen Wan from the traditional areas in the city centre. Estimates compiled by CB Richard Ellis show ... According to CB Richard Ellis, 4,741 units are on Hong Kong Island, accounting for 52.6 per cent of total stock. The majority of supply on Hong Kong Island is in Wan Chai and North Point, followed ...

  8. Old Hong Kong in new attraction

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a new attraction called 'Old Hong Kong' will open in March. The 35,500-square-metre town will feature tenement houses, a colonial police post, and a replica of the famous Star Ferry ... also supplied the park's clock tower. 'We are not replicating any old Hong Kong landmarks,' he said. 'We are creating a brand new street that would be commonly found in Hong ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Hullett House celebrates city's heritage

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It was with this in mind that founder David Yeo put together his plan to give something back to the city which helped him with his success and, in November last year, Hullett House in Tsim Sha Tsui was officially opened. Designed to bring to life old Hong Kong and celebrate the traditions of the city's rich and unique heritage and culture, the group's vision for Hullett House was, Yeo says, ...




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