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  1. Villager turned out of home hours after signing compensation deal

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A tenant has complained that he was forced out of his village house, zoned for redevelopment, by property developer Cheung Kong (Holdings) just hours after signing a compensation agreement with the Urban Renewal Authority. Ko Cheuk-ming, who has lived in Nga Tsin Wai village, Kowloon City, for 40 years, signed the agreement after more than a year of negotiations and is still ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... way to preserve Nga Tsin Wai village? Nga Tsin Wai village is among the oldest cultural relics in Kowloon and is the only traditional Chinese walled village remaining in the Kowloon urban ... destination and Nga Tsin Wai can also be developed, so that it attracts tourists. Visitors could go to Tin Hau Temple in the village and there could be some sort of exhibition, so people could learn ...

  3. Woman seriously injured in acid attack

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A woman was in a serious condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night after corrosive acid was poured on her face in Kowloon City. The woman, 40, was at the junction of Tak Ku Ling and Nga Tsin Wai roads when attacked at about 11.30am. Police said a man thought to be between 20 and 30 approached her and poured the acid before fleeing on foot. A newsstand vendor ...

  4. Photo Essay

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Surrounded by high-rise flats, 800-year-old Nga Tsin Wai in Wong Tai Sin is the last walled village in Hong Kong's urban area but it is under threat of demolition. In a disputed project, the Urban Renewal Authority plans to redevelop the area. Developer Cheung Kong now owns 80 per cent of property rights. Despite campaigning by activists, only a clan hall, temple ...

  5. First step to develop historic village

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Helen Wu, Colleen Lee and Joshua But After years of debate, URA begins process of resuming homes in Nga Tsin Wai The Urban Renewal Authority took the first step yesterday in its project ... of negotiation the scheme to develop Nga Tsin Wai has started The cost of (in HK dollars) turning the village into a conservation park is about: $1.2b ...

  6. Cheung Kong against heritage dig before demolishing walled village

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the site before demolition work begins. The developer, chaired by Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing, said the survey could be carried out once all residents had left Nga Tsin Wai ... that the archaeological findings will be rich, and that this would affect its plan to redevelop the site,' she said yesterday. She urged the government to buy out the remaining land owners in Nga Tsin Wai ...

  7. Village folk to get early compensation

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... redevelopment have been finalised. Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the unusual compensation-first approach was reasonable for the Nga Tsin Wai project because of the small ... the challenge of reason, law and human concerns. But we also do not want to see judicial reviews take place all the time,' she said. There are only 63 households left in Nga Tsin Wai, Kowloon City- ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Historic village folk may be paid and moved before plan completed The government would consider the unusual move of compensating and relocating the residents of endangered historic Nga Tsin Wai Village in Wong Tai Sin before any redevelopment plan was completed, Development Bureau secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said. Mrs Lam said she saw the urgency as residents' ...

  9. Tung agrees to visit threatened village site

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... to the Planning Department to build four high-rise blocks over the moat in front of Nga Tsin Wai, the 13th-century walled village in Wong Tai Sin. The developer has already pulled down some of the houses ... their development plan. Federation of Trade Unions legislator Chan Yuen-han, who has fought against the demolition of Nga Tsin Wai for years, said she did not support Cheung Kong's latest proposal ...




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