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  1. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Six hurt in fire in subdivided Yau Ma Tei flat

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 02:28pm by Stuart Lau, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... safety standards. Yesterday's fire came a day after the second anniversary of a blaze in Mong Kok that claimed the lives of nine residents of subdivided flats. Chan Siu-tong, of Yau Tsim Mong district council, called for more building improvements. "As subdivided flats cannot be rooted out once and for all, the necessary upgrades to the fire system have to be done while ...

  2. Survey finds holes in Mong Kok security

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Seventy per cent of old buildings in Mong Kok lack guards and almost one in five have neither metal gates nor guards, a survey shows. The disclosure follows the theft of a series of metal gates in the district, with the gates pried from buildings to be sold for scrap, which is fuelling security concerns among residents. The survey, carried out by the Mong Kok ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Mong Kok's pedestrian zone to operate only at weekends

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 05:23am by Candy Chan

    ... and public holidays. Members of Yau Tsim Mong District Council's traffic and transport committee cited the nuisance for locals and safety as they voted 24 to zero, with one abstention, to open ... on the street, of whom 60 per cent wanted to keep the status quo. Betty Ho Siu-ping, the Home Affairs Department's district officer for Yau Tsim Mong, said the present arrangements had failed ...

  4. Four held in Mong Kok, Pat Heung drug raids

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police have arrested four people and seized more than 4.5kg of illegal drugs in Mong Kok and Pat Heung. A 61-year-old and his son, 32, were accused of selling drugs including cocaine and methamphetamine to youths in Mong Kok and Kwai Chung, police said yesterday. Initial investigation showed that the father and son, who were also users, bought the drugs from dealers ...

  5. Department must not build tunnel portal close to Yau Ma Tei estate

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... environmental indicators show that the current level of noise from traffic affecting Prosperous Garden exceeds legal standards. Also, over the last eight years, the air in Yau Tsim Mong District [which ... Serious planning mistakes have been made by officials with infrastructure projects near an estate in Yau Ma Tei. Flyovers, interchanges and many roads have been built close to Prosperous ...

  6. 'Criminal' bomb hoaxes tie up traffic in Mong Kok, TST

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Kobi Chan

    ... Clifford Lo and Kobi Chan Police criticised two hoaxes in which fake bombs caused serious disruption in busy Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday as irresponsible and criminal. The two ... [inside],' said the assistant Mong Kok district commander for operations, Superintendent Angela Ng Ho-chun. The object was detonated shortly after 4pm. Officers shut four exits of the Mong Kok MTR ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Opinions split over Mong Kok pedestrian zone hours

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 12:56pm by undefined

    ... But complaints about a proliferation of street performers have prompted the Yau Tsim Mong District Council to ask the Home Affairs Department to launch a consultation on reducing the days on which ... will contribute to today's discussion in a meeting with the Traffic and Transport Committee, which will decide whether to cut down on the pedestrian precinct's opening hours. Yau Tsim Mong ...

  8. Monolingual policy will eventually lead to dumbing down of district secretariat

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter by Yau Tsim Mong district councillor Chan Wai-keung ('District councils' non-English outlook translates clearly into discrimination', May 12). Members of Tsim Sha Tsui Residents' Concern Group and friends and relatives living in Yau Tsim Mong are pleased to see that finally a district councillor is taking action on behalf of the significant ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Street performers accused of bringing chaos to Mong Kok pedestrian zone

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:09am by Candy Chan

    ... The situation has prompted the Yau Tsim Mong District Council to ask the Home Affairs Department to launch a consultation on reducing the days on which the street is closed to traffic. The number ... it to Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. But Yau Tsim Mong district councillor Chris Ip Ngo-tung said the problem was not just the hours; the law was limited when it came to restricting performances ...

  10. iPad 2 fetches up to HK$15,000 in Mong Kok

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

    ... Elaine Yau Parallel imports of the iPad 2 arrived yesterday, with shops in Mong Kok selling them for as much as HK$15,000. A white version of the new thinner and lighter iPad, with features including two cameras, for video calls and high-definition videoing, attracted tablet enthusiasts to Mong Kok. Despite selling at double the United States price, most parallel imports ...




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