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    To Kwa Wan: Rundown but in high spirits

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com To Kwa Wan defies easy description. Its old, decrepit buildings are ripe to be torn down, yet its rich communal spirit- seemingly from an earlier Hong Kong- can never be replaced, once gone. The shabbiness contrasts with the vibrancy of this mixed community of South Asians and locals, a place full of paradoxes. To Kwa Wan is located just west ...

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    Change coming to island idyll of Cheung Chau

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... people are moving out," says Gloria Ching Pui-yiu, a young teacher of liberal studies at Buddhist Wai Yan Memorial School. She has ventured off the island to live in Tai Kok Tsui, Wan Chai ... district councillor Lai Tsz-man, who is also the headmaster of Kwok Man School, one of three primary schools there. Lai said parents were less concerned with grades and more interested in getting ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Ma Wan: an island losing heritage to modernity

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... withering under shadow of modernity Ma Wan is a bit of an anomaly. Measuring a little less than a square kilometre, the island is a hodge-podge of structures chronicling different eras. ... container terminals in Kwai Tsing. Yet despite being surrounded by transport networks, Ma Wan itself is becoming increasingly isolated. The ferry service to and from Tsuen Wan West was terminated ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Peng Chau: An industrial hive turned rural idyll

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as Peng Chau's representative on the Islands District Council. 'After the match factory closed down, the calfskin factory came- but that went into decline because of the pollution [it ... is a project assistant at the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage in Western District. He is also part of a new generation of islanders who cherish their cultural identity more than ever ...

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    Neighbourhood Sounds: Cyberport

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... said, adding that a hi-tech campus should offer a quiet and low-density working environment. "If you look at the Google or Apple headquarters, they don't look like Wan Chai ... with Bel-Air." The waterfront park, managed by Cyberport, has bald patches of lawn and lacks a safety fence along the seafront. Southern district councillor Paul Zimmerman said the 12,000 sq ft park ...


    Aberdeen: Sea life going under as tide turns

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng The Chinese name for the Southern district enclave of Aberdeen is Heung Kong Zai or 'Little Hong Kong'. The name is also a synonym for 'Hong Kong Boy', ... of fishermen in Aberdeen.' According to the Hong Kong Fishermen Consortium, there are more trawlers in Aberdeen than in other major fishing communities such as Shau Kei Wan, Tuen Mun and Cheung ...

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    Tai Wai: Alarm bells ring in bicycle town

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by LILLY ZHANG

    ... Lilly Zhang lilly.zhang@scmp.com Tai Wai's residents are struggling to preserve the district's simple pace of life and its beloved cycling businesses against all-too-rapid ... three was finished earlier this year. Developed by Cheung Kong and the MTR Corporation, they are the tallest buildings in the district and house more than 4,000 flats. "The buildings block ...


    Kwun Tong: Engine of industry sputters out

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as post-handover administrations envisioned turning Kwun Tong into a new central business district. That scheme took another step forward with The Link Reit's announcement on Wednesday of plans ... the demand in Kwun Tong still doesn't compare to that of Central or other business districts,' Lui said. 'Many restaurants came and went in the past few years.' The economic ...

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    Generic Sha Tin estate City One gets some colour from mainland students

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... on reclaimed land at the foot of Lion Rock along the bank of the pencil-straight Shing Mun River Channel. A characterless neighbourhood it may seem, but district councillor William Wong Ka-wing, ...

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    Pok Fu Lam: a pipeline to the past

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... was no longer big enough to return its own district councillor. The population now stands at around 2,000, a third of those South Asian and Southeast Asian- including a sizeable community of domestic ...




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