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  1. Schools ready for reform, says education chief

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... The education minister yesterday launched the academic year with a visit to a school in Kwun Tong, meeting Form One students who will be the first to enter the new senior secondary system ... in 2009, which involves three years of junior secondary, three years of senior secondary and, for those who win places, four years of university. The principal of the Kwun Tong school, Benjamin Ng ...

  2. Helping needy help themselves

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... The Commission on Poverty may have been disbanded but its mission to help the poor to help themselves is being carried on by academics and university students. Steven Chen Kwun-man, a first-year student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is a member of a group of students that beat 68 teams to win the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge last week. They tied with a team from ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Kwun Tong hill yields 'mystery' water

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com High time for a cuppa in Kwun Tong Preparing the perfect pot of tea is no walk in the park for 63-year-old Tai Yick-fat. For him, it involves a daily trudge up a hill to collect "free water" from makeshift spouts in the hillside along Hong Ning Road in Kwun Tong. "This water has no chemical or bleach taste like the water that comes ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hundreds more MTR train services to ease crush on Island and Kwun Tong lines

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Kwun Tong and Island lines get more frequent trains in the evening rush hour from next month; off-peak trains added on other lines More services to ease crush on MTR lines More train services will operate on the Island and Kwun Tong MTR lines to ease the evening rush-hour crowds from next month, pushing the two lines close to the maximum usage ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - URBAN PLANNING

    1,100 public flats in Kwun Tong get green light

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Rare victory for government as district council approves project despite concerns over impact 1,100 public flats in Kwun Tong get green light A public housing project in Kwun Tong has received approval from district councillors despite grave concerns over the impact on traffic and the net loss of about 1,000 square metres of open space. The development ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - COMMERCIAL

    Wheelock to sell second tower at One Bay East in Kwun Tong

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 02:56pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Most bidders are negotiating to buy the entire grade-A office building in Kwun Tong, says company chairman Stewart Leung 'Eight parties' in talks for second Wheelock tower Following last year's HK$4.5 billion sale of an office tower in Kwun Tong, Wheelock Properties will soon dispose of the second building in the twin-tower development. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    URA has turned its back on local people in Kwun Tong redevelopment

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 05:06pm by Albert Cheng

    ... on local residents in Kwun Tong redevelopment Kwun Tong is one of the oldest and poorest districts in Hong Kong. Most buildings there are, on average, between 40 and 50 years old and hence the area ... conditions of residents in dilapidated urban areas. The URA must reinvest its profits in the regeneration of old urban areas. The Kwun Tong redevelopment goes against these principles in every sense. ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - EAT/DRINK

    25+ restaurants: Shanghai restaurant is keeping up with the changes in Kwun Tong

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:35pm by JANICE LEUNG HAYES

    ... projects to know that Kwun Tong is under redevelopment. The district is punctuated with empty lots where buildings once stood, although the shopfronts that remain are vibrant with activity, much ... says. Kwun Tong is a different place these days, Yeung says: "I'd say about 80 per cent of the shops around us have closed or moved. New immigrants have moved into the area, and office ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Work on MTR Kwun Tong line extension is half complete

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:36am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Work on Kwun Tong Line extension linking Yau Ma Tei to Whampoa hits midway mark Whoa, we're halfway to Whampoa Work on extending the MTR Kwun Tong Line from ... It will link the Kwun Tong Line and Sha Tin-Central Link, the first phase of which will open in 2018. Chow said the blasting had generated more than 700,000 cubic metres of rock, which was being taken ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Kwun Tong site to see keen interest from developers

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 01:31am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Big developers expected to bid up to HK$3.96 billion today forcommercial plot in area planned as new business district for city Kwun Tong site to see keen interest About 10 Sun Hung Kai Properties executives, including deputy managing director Victor Lui Ting, were seen in Kwun Tong this week ahead of today's tender deadline for a commercial ...




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