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  1. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Generic Sha Tin estate City One gets some colour from mainland students

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... white-and-green blocks, the residential complex in Sha Tin is as nondescript as its name. City One is one of the largest high-density private housing developments, and was built in 1980. At the time, ... financial crisis. Wong saw some of his neighbours' properties go into negative equity. "I know some people who were chased by banks to repay their mortgage debts. It was a difficult ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Neighbourhood Sounds: Cyberport

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Technology hub in need of a reboot Nestled between a residential development mimicking the French Riviera and the ageing Wah Fu Housing Estate in Pok Fu Lam is a waterfall that helped change the fate ... received prime waterfront land to build of 4.5 million sq ft of luxury residential housing and was entitled to 35.5 per cent of the profits from the sale of the homes. Some have written off ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Peng Chau: An industrial hive turned rural idyll

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the urbanites, looking for a quieter way of life. Finally there was the near-inevitable arrival of the property developers. In March, Sino Land bought a 50,000 sq ft residential site on the island ... That is why many have taken on menial jobs in Discovery Bay, the high-end residential complex just a short ferry ride away. Even so, Chung seems happy with her island life. 'I'm earning ...


    To Kwa Wan: Rundown but in high spirits

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Small property agencies operate from little shopfronts between raucous cha chaan tengs and even noisier garages. It is hardly a place where one expects to find a grocery store selling lentils, ... relationships, stretching back decades, give them the will to carry on in the rundown area. That 13 Streets network covers a lot of ground. Its residential blocks, built in the 1950s and 1960s, extend ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Tai Wai: Alarm bells ring in bicycle town

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by LILLY ZHANG

    ... But this idyll is now overshadowed by plans for another series of walled buildings, or high-density residential towers, which will soar up from Tai Wai MTR station by 2018. A dozen 50-storey residential ... experts pointed out the ecological and health risks posed by these residential blocks, saying they might lead to "wall effects", which block the flow of fresh air. Tai Wai residents ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Ma Wan: an island losing heritage to modernity

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Wan Village- houses promised by developer Sun Hung Kai Properties and the government, to indigenous villagers who moved off their old land to make way for Park Island in the 1990s. Past ... being cut off from schools, workplaces in the New Territories and Tsuen Wan's wet market. They lament that a deal between the government and Sun Hung Kai Properties, which built Park Island ...


    Kwun Tong: Engine of industry sputters out

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tong's residential area are facing a more drastic adjustment. Buildings in the once-bustling Yue Man Square will soon be torn down, their thousands of inhabitants making way for a colossal HK$3.9 billion residential and commercial complex on the 570,000 sq ft site. The project began in 2009 and is expected to be completed by 2021. Yuen Chi-yan, who grew up in Kwun Tong, laments the loss ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Lonely Tung Chung fights for a better life

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... for studying, or a place for a good meal with the family … we are not working robots." The community, on the northern coast of Lantau island, is nearly all residential, and notorious for its ...


    Aberdeen: Sea life going under as tide turns

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and moved elsewhere.' The burgeoning residential sites have also gentrified the area, with a rising number of foreigners calling Aberdeen home. The cluster of districts around the harbour ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Pok Fu Lam: a pipeline to the past

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of the farm- including a brick hay container and old cowsheds. The company closed the property in the late 1980s, and the land has since been sold off. After its 2,000 employees moved out, the village ...




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