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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Flower pots no bed of roses for homeless

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Concrete pots installed along Yau Ma Tei flyover as street sleepers face eviction Flower pots no bed of roses for homeless About 200 concrete flower pots have been installed along a section of a Yau Ma Tei flyover to "keep street sleepers out", according to a district council document. The pots have been installed as part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1228591/flower-pots-no-bed-roses-homeless
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Pet park plans at centre of homeless row

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com An animal-friendly area is one of the ideas the Yau Ma Tei District Council is considering for a space now being cleared of 20 street sleepers Pet park plans at centre of homeless row Street sleepers in Yau Ma Tei are being evicted from a flyover to make way for a park for pets, among other suggestions from the district council. More than 20 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227888/pet-park-plans-centre-homeless-row
  3. Poor face life on streets as officials shut divided flats

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... two bathrooms with 44 other households, but at HK$1,350 it was all he could afford. He and about 70 other tenants of 69 Bedford Street face homelessness after the Buildings Department issued ... of flats in another industrial building in Larch Street, Tai Kok Tsui, which was shut after the District Court granted the department a closure order. 'Sometimes I think Mr Kan was doing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002350/poor-face-life-streets-officials-shut-divided-flats
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Giant butterfly sculpture causes flap in Tsuen Wan district

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Opposition against the two projects - a HK$1.59 million statue on Soy Street endorsed by Yau Tsim Mong district council and a HK$1.5 million giant butterfly at Chuen Lung to grace the slopes of Tai ... year. The five-metre-tall sculpture, which symbolises harmony, originated from a plan in 2008 to build traditional Chinese arches on both ends of the Sai Yeung Choi Street shopping area ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1230891/giant-butterfly-cost-causes-flap
  5. Scene

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the neighbourhood, which is known for its old buildings and crowded, dirty streets, Wing has framed the prints on the wall with thick beige duct tape (with all the precision of a three-year old). Slapped ... Shanghai Street Artspace Ends Jun 12 Be warned: Wing Shya's exhibition, set in the heart of Yau Ma Tei is nothing like the shows in the glam or slick art galleries on Hollywood Road. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502803/scene
  6. Don't force hawkers off the streets

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The chaos of street markets is one of the reasons they are so appealing. Jumbles of stalls stacked high with an eclectic mix of goods, hawkers shouting for attention and crowds of shoppers ... the Fa Yuen Street market in Mong Kok that claimed nine lives. Overzealous inspectors and proposed new rules and regulations threaten an important facet of Hong Kong's cultural heritage. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993736/dont-force-hawkers-streets
  7. Comment - Letters

    Spend HK$100m cash wisely

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... brick walls. The result would make an excellent skateboarding facility, but hardly something that is appropriate for the only entrance to a public park. Then there has been the unnecessary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1208608/spend-hk100m-cash-wisely
  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Perpetrators of Yau Tsim Mong acid attacks remain at large

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... of the attacks took place in the Sai Yeung Choi Street pedestrian zone between December 2008 and June 2009 and the fourth on Nanking Street in January 2010. A total of 131 passers-by were injured. Police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1207179/perpetrators-yau-tsim-mong-acid-attacks-remain-large
  9. Protesters need to occupy their minds

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The people behind Occupy Central, now apparently expanding to Mong Kok, are in danger of inadvertently mocking themselves. As diverse as the protesters behind the Occupy Wall Street ... the Occupy Wall Street movement but without the coherent message. And their incoherence worsened yesterday with the attempt to expand to Mong Kok, a busy neighbourhood already fully occupied by poor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983446/protesters-need-occupy-their-minds
  10. ...but Mong Kok street cabaret a must

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Mong Kok's bustling pedestrian zone has long been a magnet for street performers and despite the rain on Friday night, one lively troupe turned up for their daily fix. Every night from 7pm to 11pm, Yu Po-kong brings his unique style of circus entertainment to Sai Yeung Choi Street. The 61-year-old is joined by retired banker Johnny Ma Chak-sing, 60, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973748/mong-kok-street-cabaret-must

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