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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Girl, 16, rescued from knife-wielding captor in Sham Shui Po flat

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Girl freed from flat in dramatic rescue Police rescued a 16-year-old schoolgirl from a Sham Shui Po flat yesterday, after a tense stand-off with a man wielding a meat cleaver. The girl- who says she was indecently assaulted and prevented from leaving the apartment- managed to lock herself in the kitchen before police broke into the flat in Fu ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Walking tour and exhibition showcase colourful Sham Shui Po

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by ANNMARIE EVANS

    ... Annemarie Evans Walking tour showcases colourful Sham Shui Po People can be a bit snobby about Sham Shui Po. It's seen as poor and working-class, which it is. But it's also one ... In Hong Kong, have set up a tour of Sham Shui Po that takes the visitor past a series of interesting landmarks, some beyond the district, including the early public housing of Shek Kip Mei, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - REDEVELOPMENT

    Hundreds of poor Hongkongers to lose homes in Sham Shui Po redevelopment

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:31pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Urban Renewal Authority wants to redevelop warren of subdivided flats and illegal structures Hundreds of poor will lose homes to redevelopment Hundreds of residents, many crammed into subdivided flats and illegal structures, will have to move out if the Urban Renewal Authority goes ahead with plans to redevelop a group of Sham Shui Po tenements built ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air in Sham Shui Po so polluted it's unsafe: green group

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 07:03pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Sham Shui Po's air 'breaches safety standards' Residents in more than half of Sham Shui Po breathe in more pollutants than the World Health ... commercial vehicles. In a survey that the group conducted with 349 Sham Shui Po residents, 70 per cent believed district-wide air quality was either "bad" or "very bad". About ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Sham Shui Po, Yuen Long empowered to get community works done faster

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 07:45pm

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Sham Shui Po and Yuen Long will be the first two districts where district officers will be empowered to break a logjam that is delaying works ... an almost unanimous call for such powers as they complained about government bureaucracy. Sham Shui Po councillor Tsung Po-shan believed that if the scheme was a success, it should be extended ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Precious' silk tree in Sham Shui Po removed after risk of collapse

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com 'Precious' tree removed after risk of collapse A deteriorating old silk tree in Sham Shui Po officially categorised as "precious" was removed yesterday on safety grounds. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said the 19-metre-tall tree, which was on the register of old and valuable trees, had to be removed after efforts ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Sham Shui Po man tried to kill stepdaughter, court hears

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 07:25pm by Austin Chiu

    ... to murder Luo in her Sham Shui Po flat on February 7 last year, about two months after he found out the true nature of their relationship. The court heard that Lee married his wife in 2005, about ... wanted to hurt the victim slightly and he felt confused during the attack. Lee said he had been drinking beer and had taken some medicine. Mr Justice Louis Tong Po-sun adjourned sentencing ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Preschools pressure spills to Sham Shui Po kindergarten

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 04:32am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Preschool pressure spills to Sham Shui Po For the first time in its 58 years, a Sham Shui Po kindergarten has received applications from the mainland ... 200 forms from North District, Tai Po, Yuen Long and the mainland, putting huge pressure on staff. She said the problem had now spread to Kowloon from the northern districts, where schools had ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Damage-control bid after storm over Sham Shui Po homeless

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Public outrage was ignited after remarks by the two officials at a meeting of the Sham Shui Po District Council on Tuesday. District officer Benjamin Mok Kwan-yu said individuals and groups ... on the streets," Ng said. Benson Tsang Chi-ho helps to organise a monthly gathering where close to 600 Hongkongers provide hot meals and friendly conversation to the poor in Sham Shui Po. He said: "We ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    URA one step closer to rebuilding old Sham Shui Po buildings

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Sham Shui Po blocks will soon be rebuilt – but not before the owners foot hefty bills URA to redevelop two old buildings The Urban Renewal Authority will be able to start redeveloping two aged buildings in Sham Shui Po after 80 per cent of owners agreed to sign contracts selling their property to the authority. But before construction starts, ...




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