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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Not just a question of homes vs trees

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by PETER PUN, LAM CHIU-YING

    ... Peter Pun and Lam Chiu-ying Peter Pun says even given our limited land supply, we should not consider building homes in country parks - many of which serve as critical water catchment areas - until there's been a comprehensive review of land-use strategy, while Lam Chiu-ying believes the value of these green havens goes so far beyond the utilitarian that Hong Kong must ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - Money

    Hong Kong's first bitcoin shop to open this week in Sai Ying Pun

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:11am by DANNY LEE, Angela Meng

    ... Danny Lee and Angela Meng Outlet will turn cash into virtual currency, while three other firms pursue plans for ATMs New shop first in HK to sell bitcoin over the counter Hong Kong's first retail outlet for the virtual currency bitcoin will open on Friday. The 400 sq ft shop in Sai Ying Pun, in Hong Kong Island's Western district, is the brainchild of Asia Nexgen ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - EAT/DRINK

    Bar review: The Metropolitain bar in Sai Ying Pun would be a boon to any neighbourhood

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 10:51pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyoncharley.lanyon@scmp.com Charley Lanyon The Metropolitain 46 High Street, Sai Ying Pun Tel: 6271 6102   The vibe: there's no shortage of French places in Western District, but The Metropolitain is one of my favourites. It boasts a typical bistro decor, but has warm, efficient service to match the straightforward, no-frills menu. If you're craving ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Conservationists fear Sai Ying Pun is losing its charm due to urban renewal

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 10:18am by Enid Tsui

    ... Enid Tsui life@scmp.com Conservationists fear the old-style charms and social fabric of Sai Ying Pun are being sacrificed as it faces urban renewal Lost in Transition Sai Ying Pun, one ... of the MTR's West Island Line, with a station at Sai Ying Pun, will bring it that much closer, if not connect it to the Central sprawl. At least one SoHo business is staking early claims ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - EAT/DRINK

    Food Review: Metropolitain in Sai Ying Pun

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jungsusan.jung@scmp.com Susan Jung Metropolitain 46 High Street, Sai Ying Pun Tel: 6271 6102 Open: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-11pm Cuisine: French Price: about HK$350 without drinks or the service charge   Ambience: the long room has high, exposed ceilings, tall chairs and stools, seats along the counter of the open kitchen where chickens turn slowly on a rotisserie, and an alfresco ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Jobs the worry in revised plans for new towns in northeast Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 12:00am by PETER PUN

    ... Peter Pun says the government's revised plans for new town development in the northeastern New Territories have largely heeded public concerns, but local job creation remains a worry ... roots, too. Dr Peter K.S. Pun, honorary chairman of SD Advocates, a non-party-affiliated, private think tank, is a former director of the Planning Department Work needed ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - SHOPPING CENTRES

    Shops forced out of DNA Galleria offered space in Sai Ying Pun

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Forced-out retailers offered 'lifeline' for Christmas The landlord of a small shopping centre in Sai Ying Pun has invited retailers who were forced ... to help. We will have to consider the offers carefully," he said. The Second Street Mall, located on Second Street in Sai Ying Pun, is vacant because it has just been renovated. Asking rents ...

  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - DESTINATION SAI YING PUN

    Destination: Sai Ying Pun

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Catharine Nicol

    ... Catharine Nicol foodandwine@scmp.com Here comes the neighbourhood Sai Ying Pun (West Camp in English) is where the British military made its base when it arrived here. Queen's Road ... prices shooting up to rival Central's, Sai Ying Pun is having its day in the sun- or rather, in the dust, with Centre Street being dug up for a new escalator. Attracted by lower rents ...


    Sai Ying Pun: A walk among the heritage holdouts

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Home to some of Hong Kong's oldest shops, Sai Ying Pun is a holdout of Hong Kong heritage. This small, resourceful neighbourhood west of Central ... 20th-century neighbourhood values are giving way to 21st-century developers' ambitions, creating predicaments for many residents of Sai Ying Pun. The news that an MTR station will open by 2014 has ...

  10. Winds of change threaten Sai Ying Pun's existence

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... of the MTR West Island line. The district's traditional culture and heritage also find themselves under threat. Sai Ying Pun is renowned for its trading market with a wealth of stalls and shops ... is concerned that the extension of the MTR line will spell the end for the area's special character. 'Sai Ying Pun is the only area in Hong Kong that has its own distinct odour. You can smell ...




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