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  1. Sea change

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... an urban legend. That's the thing about urban legends- you don't want to be too specific about them, do you?' 'Here' is the five-star, 200-unit resort called Sea Ranch ... of owners and tenants at Sea Ranch- once a playground for the rich but now a normal residential estate. Sipping beer in a beautifully lush and spacious seafront garden with a magnificent view, Kwong ...

  2. Former Urban Council head fights Citibank

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger Is former Urban Council chairman Ronald Leung Ding-bong, as he claims, a helpless old man whose bank unfairly refused to sell his plummeting investments? Or should the 75-year-old be liable to pay Citibank almost HK$10 million in stock market losses? The answer to those questions must be examined at a civil trial, Mr Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung ruled yesterday, ...

  3. Truth behind urban decay more sinister than URA's 'sob story'

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Does Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, chairman of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), really think your readers will fall for the sob story scenario in his article ('The need for a sensible balance in urban renewal', November 18)? He mentions issues such as air quality, density, green issues and open space- all anathema to a URA development. The real reason for urban decay ...

  4. Ideas flow in on fixing urban-planning flaws

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... by the government's Research Centre for Sustainable Development Strategies (Ceeds) in one of the biggest consultations ever conducted in Macau. They have been keen to voice their concerns about urban planning ... up a new urban-planning system. Urban planning is at the heart of a host of social ills in Macau, ranging from traffic jams to runaway casino growth, heritage sites at risk, suspect land ...

  5. Urban lenders' judgment day looms

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... a one-year deadline for closing the worst run and most indebted of the country's 112 urban commercial banks (UCBs). As the countdown begins, the weakest are feeling the heat. The industry ... a domestic bank, took over Foshan UCB in Guangdong, in the first acquisition of a UCB by a joint-stock bank in China. Set up in 1997 with the merger of seven urban credit co-operatives and 50 per ...

  6. URA set to take planners to court

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Urban Renewal Authority is preparing to throw down the gauntlet to the Town Planning Board over a controversial Central project- a move that could present the rare spectacle ... with reference to public views and objections. But the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance obliges the authority to begin buying and demolishing properties once the board approves a redevelopment. ...

  7. Out and about

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... of an 18-month renovation). The foundation stone was laid in 1847. Like many public buildings and roads in early urban Hong Kong, the design and construction was supervised by the British Army's ...

  8. Sea views and size attract buyers to Hebe Haven

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for sale at The Giverny is a 2,883 sq ft townhouse and the asking price is HK$30 million. A 3,173 sq ft townhouse with a sea view is for sale at HK$50 million. The seller, said Mr Chung, bought ...

  9. URA 'should hand job to developer after kick-start'

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The government's top consultant on reforming the Urban Renewal Authority says the body should restrict itself to 'kick-starting' a project and hand over most ... financing model. Moving forward The history of the Urban Renewal Authority in numbers Established: 2001 Redevelopment projects: 45 Preservation projects: 4 New flats provided: 17,000 Commercial ...

  10. SEA wins bid for Kowloon site

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn In another sign of reviving confidence in the property market, SEA Holdings has agreed to buy a commercial and residential site in Diamond Hill from Chinney Investments ... per sq ft. SEA said yesterday that a New Zealand-listed subsidiary, Trans Tasman Property, had bought the 2,250 square metre site at 97 Po Kong Village Road. The acquisition comes three months ...




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