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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...


    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 ...



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