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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. ...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, ...

  8. Different strokes

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by incorporating the balcony and adding powder-coated aluminium frames and double-glazed French windows (custom made by TEA Interior Design for HK$73,000), which block out the street noise. The brick wall ... Chambers and Jaime Degosta gave Wong a brief for their own 1,500 sq ft apartment that included plenty of white wall space and a versatile lighting system to showcase their rotating collection ...

  9. High rents push fine-dining restaurant CineCitta to close in Star Street, but it will re-open in Kowloon

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai Star Street said goodbye to one of its oldest fine-dining restaurants on Thursday evening, as CineCitta opened its doors for the last time in the neighbourhood for a farewell ... there was nothing else in Star Street, and look at it now,' said Liu, who has been with the company for over 18 years. Owner Paul Hsu was tied up in Beijing with the expansion of his 1949 group ...

  10. Lights, cameras, action... artist fights street glare

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Flashing neon shop signs, glaring street lamps, huge screens on building facades showing bright adverts. They might be a sign of prosperity in Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok, ... The 31-year-old took 6,000 pictures of the sources of light pollution from his fifth-floor flat in an old building on the street. He combined them in two, two-minute videos for his graduation project last ...




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