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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Green activists see red over felling of iconic wall tree in Wan Chai

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:19am by Olga Wong, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... rooms. At the Ship Street site where the banyan tree once stood 15 metres tall, all that is left are the remains of its buttresses, sprawled across a stone wall. Professor Jim Chi-yung, a tree ... Olga Wong and Cheung Chi-fai Giant wall tree in Wan Chai chopped to make way for Hopewell hotel Felling of iconic tree angers activists Green activists are mourning the loss of a giant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412062/green-activists-see-red-over-felling-iconic-wall-tree-wan-chai
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    HK$1.6b redevelopment project planned for To Kwa Wan

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:41pm by Ada Lee

    ... Concrete blocks sometimes fell off the walls and water seeped into the flat through broken pipes and the rooftop. A 250 sq cm piece of concrete fell off just two days ago and it was fortunate that no one was hit, she said. The project is part of the third round of the authority's demand-led scheme. The first project in the round started in December on Kai Ming Street, To Kwa Wan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475806/hk16b-redevelopment-project-planned-kwa-wan
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    High-rise Kwai Chung columbarium gets approval with 10-storey cut

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by FANNY FUNG

    ... site at 2-6 Wing Lap Street still needs the board's approval on rezoning. Located in an industrial district, it formerly housed a leather factory but is now vacant. "Members found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454339/high-rise-kwai-chung-columbarium-gets-approval-10-storey-cut
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shoppers flock to Mut Wah Street bazaar as it opens up for the last time

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:04am by ADA LEE AND JOHNNY TAM

    ... by progress Yesterday could have been one of the busiest days in years for a doomed market in Kwun Tong, and today will undoubtedly be the quietest. Patrons flocked to the Mut Wah Street bazaar, ... of the month. "Business was good and the money was enough to feed our whole family." There are 112 licensed fixed-stall operators and seven on-street operators at the market. The Urban Renewal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420889/shoppers-flock-mut-wah-street-bazaar-it-opens-last-time
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Doubts over housing plan as another district council objects to rezoning

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by Olga Wong

    ... Estate- currently a minibus station- would become 170 private units. One site on Lai Kong Street and one to the west of Mayfair Gardens, currently a community site and a small park, would provide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448177/doubts-over-housing-plan-another-district-council-objects-rezoning
  6. News - Asia - DEVELOPMENT

    Development ravages Malaysia's 'Little England'

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 09:40am by Agence France Press in Tanah Rata

    ... environment. Data published in the US journal Science in November showed Malaysia lost 14.4 per cent of its forests from 2000-2012, the world’s highest rate. Critics largely blame ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1402975/development-ravages-malaysias-little-england
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    URA saves the day for 'danger' tenement owners

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 12:57pm by Olga Wong

    ... Street, To Kwa Wan, and it would start the project four months earlier than the normal schedule. Earlier in the morning the Buildings Department ordered the owners to demolish their poorly ... Street applied for the demand-led redevelopment scheme in September- whereby owners can initiate redevelopment if more than two-thirds of them agree to it and the site is larger than 400 square ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1385825/ura-saves-day-danger-tenement-owners
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong may see first high-rise columbarium in Kwai Chung

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com First high-rise columbarium planned A disused factory may soon become the site of the city's first high-rise, high-density columbarium- provided a plan by the factory's owners is given the nod. The application to change the use of the 799 square metre site at 2-6 Wing Lap Street, Kwai Chung, will be tabled to the Town Planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1378431/hong-kong-may-see-first-high-rise-columbarium-kwai-chung
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    First high-rise columbarium plan sparks concerns over traffic and crowd management

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 11:33am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... square metre site at 2-6 Wing Lap Street in Kwai Chung previously housed a two-storey leather factory but is currently vacant. The owner of the site, Dame Margaret Zee, who has been running ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1379671/first-high-rise-columbarium-plan-sparks-concerns-over-traffic-and
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lawmakers slam plan to house Yau Ma Tei homeless with rubbish

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Officials seeking to redevelop the Yau Ma Tei Theatre came under fire yesterday for proposing to keep a rubbish collection point next to a street sleepers' shelter when the two are moved. Both facilities share a building next to the theatre on Shanghai Street and current plans are to move them together to a new site in 2016. But lawmakers, describing the plan as inhumane ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1215481/lawmakers-slam-plan-house-yau-ma-tei-homeless-rubbish

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