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  1. No monopoly on posh

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Warboys

    ... you lived. If your residence was on The Peak you were obviously rich. An apartment in Discovery Bay? Probably a pilot. Lamma Island? A backpacker. Happy Valley? Most likely a small-time ... of mixing going on. Lamma Island was regarded in the 1990s as a hippy haven thronging with mostly British backpackers who stopped off for a few months to share cheap flats while they replenished ...

  2. Political Animal

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the Hongkong Electric office in Kennedy Town attracted more than 600 staff. It was televised to their staff at the Lamma Island [power plant]. Put together, more than 1,000 staff attended the session. ... in the battle for a Legco seat on Hong Kong Island. But she remained tight-lipped when asked if Mrs Chan's support was lower than expected. Nor would she disclose figures in her own survey, saying ...

  3. Legco elections backgrounder: Hong Kong Island Constituency

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 04:29pm

    ... The Hong Kong Island constituency will gain one more seat this year, bringing the total number to seven. The constituency covers the four districts of Central & Western, Wan Chai, ... and Lau Gar-hung, founder and chairman of People Power party. Ip, Tsang, and Ho won the elections in 2008. While FTU ’s Wong Kwok-hing will make a move to the Hong Kong Island constituency ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Island contenders battle for every last vote

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Stuart Lau

    ... Tony Cheung and Stuart Lau Canvassing continued late into the day, with pan-democrat and pro-establishment candidates both busy rallying their supporters HK Island contenders in battle for every last vote Incumbent lawmakers from the pan-democratic and pro-establishment camps went head-to-head in the Hong Kong Island geographical constituency showdown yesterday, with the Civic ...

  5. HK Island home prices hit record

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito and Paggie Leung Prices of second-hand flats on Hong Kong Island have hit a record high, bolstered by improved sentiment and limited supply. But some analysts predict the steady climb may not continue. The Centa-City Leading Index, a weekly measure of home prices from Centaline Property Agency, shows home prices on Hong Kong Island edged up 1.37 per cent week on week ...

  6. Restaurant tries to lure island catch of the day with junk ride home

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... their soft openings and the operator, the Aqua Group, is eager for Hongkongers to come over to try them out. Specifically, people living on Hong Kong Island. Everyone in Kowloon and the New Territories is welcome too, but the group has devised a post-dinner promotion just to appease those islanders who only reluctantly cross the water. The pricey lodging, called Hullett House, only has ...

  7. Explosive change for a woman at the top

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and southwestern areas of Hong Kong Island, then the waste will be transferred to a sewage treatment plant on Stonecutters Island. The project is due to be completed in 2014. In the past, women were barred ...

  8. Tunnels 'add billions' to South Island line

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government has for the first time estimated the cost to put the entire South Island line underground as opposed to using a viaduct design. Briefing lawmakers yesterday, transport chief Eva Cheng said tunnels would add billions of dollars to the project. The government had not yet done a detailed cost comparison, however. 'But given the complexity of tunnels, ...

  9. Cyd Ho joins crowded island race for pan-democrat votes

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... supporters on Hong Kong Island. 'At a time when the government is relying so much on political spin and cannot tell black from white, officials are managing the public rather than serving the people. I hope to bring people's voices inside [the Legislative Council chamber],' Ms Ho said as she submitted her nomination form. With the Democratic Party's Hong Kong Island ...

  10. HK Island pressure groups team up

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Five Hong Kong Island urban-planning pressure groups have joined forces to lobby the government on development issues. The groups have been lobbying the government separately over problems in Mid-Levels, Central, Western, Wan Chai and North Point. 'We found common problems in various districts,' spokeswoman for the alliance Elina Li Mee-nar said. ...




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