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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Green activists see red over felling of iconic wall tree in Wan Chai

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:19am by Olga Wong, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Olga Wong and Cheung Chi-fai Giant wall tree in Wan Chai chopped to make way for Hopewell hotel Felling of iconic tree angers activists Green activists are mourning the loss of a giant wall banyan tree in Wan Chai that has been chopped down to make way for a hotel development by the Hopewell group. The tree, which was estimated to be about 80 years old, was a well-known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412062/green-activists-see-red-over-felling-iconic-wall-tree-wan-chai
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    A taste of nostalgia in Wan Chai's old Green House

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com A taste of nostalgia in historic Wan Chai building Some of the city's oldest restaurants opened for business yesterday in century-old Wan Chai tenements, taking advantage of below-market rents in buildings that have been renovated as a home for comic artists. Their rents will help offset maintenance and operation costs for the Urban Renewal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1285623/taste-nostalgia-wan-chais-old-green-house
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Wan Chai site marked out for new convention centre

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Ada Lee

    ... Joyce Ng and Ada Lee Government wants building to be housed above new MTR station and next to existing centre Wan Chai site marked out for new convention centre The government has earmarked a site next to the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai for a new convention complex. But the six-storey building, to stand atop the future MTR Exhibition station, will be used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1228796/wan-chai-site-marked-out-new-convention-centre
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tenant vows to stay in Chai Wan factory despite deadline to move out

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com 74-year-old, who has lived in Chai Wan factory for 51 years, says he needs a better offer to find a new home before the block is converted into flats Tenant ... into the Chai Wan Factory Estate in 1961 with his father, who started the paper-lantern business in Sai Wan Ho and ran it there until the site was resumed by the government for development. He now lives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1049707/tenant-vows-stay-chai-wan-factory-despite-deadline-move-out
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chai Wan Factory Estate's last tenant has hope of new flat

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... a paper-lantern business in Sai Wan Ho. When the government resumed the site where their business was established in the 1960s, it offered both to relocate the family's factory to the Chai Wan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1051028/chai-wan-factory-estates-last-tenant-has-hope-new-flat
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    URA's plan to revitalise old flats in To Kwa Wan falls through

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Authority fails to win sufficient support from the owners to redevelop ageing buildings To Kwa Wan flats project collapses A demand-led redevelopment project in To Kwa Wan fell apart yesterday after the Urban Renewal Authority failed to gain the support of 80 per cent of the land lease holders. An authority spokesman said some owners of the 13,175 sq ft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588085/uras-plan-revitalise-old-flats-kwa-wan-falls-through
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Reclamation plan at Lantau's Siu Ho Wan may be scaled down, government says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... to reclaim up to 150 hectares of land at Siu Ho Wan in north Lantau may be scaled down as Chinese white dolphins are now swimming closer to the shore, the government says. But a dolphin expert who helped the government with its research cast doubt on the claims, saying dolphins were seen at Sham Shui Kok, a deeper area of water in Siu Ho Wan, as far back as 2008. He suggested another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578665/reclamation-plan-lantaus-siu-ho-wan-may-be-scaled-down-government
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Government official 'preferred choice' to lead harbourfront authority

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Olga Wong

    ... in Central, Wan Chai and North Point, and those lacking government supervision such as Quarry Bay, Hung Hom and Kwun Tong. A new promenade in Kai Tak and the West Kowloon arts hub would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597584/government-official-preferred-choice-lead-future-harbourfront
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chuk Yuen border village balances on the edge of change

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... said, describing the increasing difficulty in getting a seat on a minibus to go home. Yau Wan-kiu, 80, a Hakka woman from Buji, Shenzhen, moved to Chuk Yuen in 1972 with her late husband, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590363/chuk-yuen-border-village-balances-edge-change
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shau Kei Wan residents fail to stop plan to build more flats

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Shau Kei Wan residents fail to stop flats plan A block of flats looks likely to be built on a small site along the Shau Kei Wan waterfront despite ... to community. "We are very disappointed," said Shau Kei Wan concern group convenor Lee Joi-tung. "Building flats in such a tiny space is to achieve a political target instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1508596/shau-kei-wan-residents-fail-stop-plan-build-more-flats

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