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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Fire hazards still riddle Fa Yuen Street despite repairs after blaze

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by MICHAEL AU, Clifford Lo

    ... in Fa Yuen Street Illegal construction work, blamed for the high death toll in the deadly Mong Kok blaze last year, is back in evidence at the fire-damaged building. Renovation is largely complete in the eight-storey building at 192-194 Fa Yuen Street, where nine people died and 34 were injured in a fire last November. But some flats have again been illegally subdivided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1022161/fire-hazards-still-riddle-fa-yuen-street-despite-repairs-after-blaze
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of affordable housing is behind the Fa Yuen tragedy

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of subdivided flats in the city. Eight months later, however, the tragedy appears to have been largely forgotten. Recent inspections at the scene on Fa Yuen Street revealed that some fire exits ... have been rectified in the allotted time. But the Buildings Department has yet to prosecute those who failed to take action. Fire safety is also disappointing, with one of the fire exits walled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1026585/lack-affordable-housing-behind-fa-yuen-tragedy
  3. Pair nabbed trying to break into pharmacy

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Police chased and arrested two suspected burglars, aged 54 and 62, after a failed break-in at a pharmacy in Portland Street, Mong Kok. Officers gave chase when they saw the pair ... damaged wall. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640867/pair-nabbed-trying-break-pharmacy
  4. Blaze survivors grasping for answers 3 months on

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for months. And for some of those affected by the blaze on Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, site of one of the city's most famous markets, the lack of progress is making it difficult to move on. Walk down that street today and you will pass neat, newly constructed market stalls, built in line with more strictly enforced government regulations. But the blackened walls of buildings behind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994453/blaze-survivors-grasping-answers-3-months
  5. St Andrew's to demolish stone wall

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com One of the last traces of old Nathan Road is set to disappear in a few days when a century-old Protestant church in Kowloon demolishes its landmark stone wall ... and engineers had advised that preserving the wall was not technically feasible. Reverend John Menear confirmed construction was underway and the stone wall topped with a balustrade was about to be torn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007917/st-andrews-demolish-stone-wall
  6. Public's videos could hold clues to how blaze began

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Dennis Chong amy.nip@scmp.com Police investigating last week's deadly fire in a Mong Kong street market, which claimed the lives of nine people, are calling on members ... Street market in the early hours of Wednesday, may have been the work of an arsonist, but they have yet to identify any suspects. 'We have received five or six such clips taken by members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986743/publics-videos-could-hold-clues-how-blaze-began
  7. Business - Companies - TENDER

    Hong Kong's Sneaker Street project sees good response from developers

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Sneaker Street project proves popular The Urban Renewal Authority's "Sneaker Street" commercial and residential project in Mong Kok has ... firms had submitted expressions of interest on July 23. The 26,673 square foot site near the Macpherson Playground is bounded by Sai Yee, Nelson and Fa Yuen streets. It would be suitable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1035351/hong-kongs-sneaker-street-project-sees-good-response-developers
  8. Sprint on to bid for Mong Kok's 'Sneaker Street' site

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Street'. An authority spokesman said yesterday that the authority had received 18 expressions of interest for the project. The authority's board will convene a tender review panel to shortlist ... could generate higher profit.' The 26,673-square-foot site near the Macpherson Playground is bounded by Sai Yee, Nelson and Fa Yuen streets. It could house a project with a commercial floor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007612/sprint-bid-mong-koks-sneaker-street-site
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Fire inspection of 6,500 buildings near hawker stalls planned

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 03:52pm by Joyce Ng

    ... in a hawker stall in Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, in 2011. Since that tragedy, the government said it had improved the management of the 43 hawker stall areas across the city to reduce fire risks. “This ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1194618/fire-inspection-6500-buildings-near-hawker-stalls-planned
  10. Taiwanese heartthrob has the fans going Aape at launch of new street-fashion collection

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Japanese street-fashion maestro Tomoaki 'Nigo' Nagao has given fans another reason to be excited by adding a new line, Aape, to his already established A Bathing Ape ... collection was inspired by music, the military and street baseball. Fans queued at the collection launch and grand opening in Langham Place on Saturday to win limited-edition Aape novelties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001828/taiwanese-heartthrob-has-fans-going-aape-launch-new-street-fashion-collection

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