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  1. Lawmaker criticises mixed messages over historic village

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... only 59 of 127 houses are left. Those who stayed on in the village represented different interests: landlords wanted to leave with proper compensation as soon as possible, while indigenous ... Kong's oldest urban village. Chan Yuen-han, of the Federation of Trade Unions, said she was angry and surprised by reports in the Chinese-language press that quoted an Urban Renewal Authority ...

  2. Growing, growing, gone

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Ko says the community has long been neglected by the government. Choi Yuen Tsuen doesn't enjoy much of the infrastructure that indigenous villages take for granted, such as a village ... lifestyle. Chu hopes scattered rural settlements such as Choi Yuen Tsuen will receive the same treatment as indigenous villages. 'They may not have been around for 100 years, but theirs ...

  3. Villagers protest over police 'assault'

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Hundreds of villagers marched to Wong Tai Sin police station yesterday, saying police had failed to discipline an officer accused of assaulting two men from a nearby village last month. The alleged assault happened while a camera crew from TVB was in Wong Tai Sin to do some filming. They were being assisted by two men from nearby Ngau Chi Wan village ...

  4. Locals join expats in the battle against developers on Lantau

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... small-house policy. The policy, which allows every indigenous male villager to build a three-storey house on a 700 sq ft plot, has seen the population of the once remote backwater expand markedly. ... neighbour, moved to the village 21/2 years ago, having lived nearly 30 years on Hong Kong Island. Both express their disgust at what they say is the destruction of the area. The land behind the beach ...

  5. On the market

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beach. Agent: Rex Tam of Jones Lang LaSalle (9367 6699) Village Tower, 7 Village Road, Happy Valley Located on Village Road near the Happy Valley racecourse, Village Tower is conveniently ...

  6. Masked men attack newspaper office

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on 'the news outside the mainstream'. It had run articles on sensitive issues such as national education, washed-up plastic pellets, and the land row between New Territories villagers ...

  7. Swastikas remain despite complaint

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Villagers in Shek O have complained that despite informing New World First Bus Services about Nazi graffiti on the wall of the village's bus terminus nearly three weeks ago, nothing is being done about it. Two swastikas were sprayed in pink on the terminus at the beginning of this year along with the letters RAI. Complainants know ...

  8. Battle stations

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barracks now form the government-run Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village. Popular with school and community groups, an excellent riding school stocked with former racehorses is also located here. Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village last attracted widespread public attention in 2003, when the complex was used during the Sars outbreak to intern residents from infected East Kowloon ...

  9. Families in search of rural bliss push up house prices

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Demand for village houses is surging on the back of improved quality and positive market sentiment, with a few selling at prices above those of luxury villas, according to property agents. Mathew Chung Kwong-yiu, sales manager at AM Property, an agency focused on luxury village houses and villas in Sai Kung, said an 18-year-old, waterfront, 2,100 sq ft village house ...

  10. Redevelopment plan sets the alarm bells ringing in Tai O

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... village, which lacks any town planning controls. The two-storey white house at 2 and 4 Tai O Market Street may not be an architectural masterpiece, but it has been a key element of the oldest commercial street in the village for about 70 years. The Antiquities Advisory Board proposed grade-two historic status for it yesterday after being informed that the landlord had submitted ...




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