Beaches of Hong Kong


Q Should broadcasting rules be relaxed so the Oscars can be shown in full?

Thursday, 4 March, 2004, 12:00am


English debate

17 Feb 2004 - 12:00am


Q Is it worth the cost of scrapping the Central reclamation?

Instead of filling in the harbour to build more roads in congested Hong Kong, may I suggest that most car owners do not really need to drive?

15 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Let beach-goers relax

Hong Kong is a pressure cooker. We work at a frantic pace and deserve to relax, at weekends, on a beach.

At Shek O, a restaurant owner pleaded with me to complain about the instructions being blasted across the beach every two minutes, in three languages, as the management, who are public servants, 'only listen to gweilo'.

17 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Authorities query SHKP's request to alter hotel plan

The authorities have expressed reservations over Sun Hung Kai Properties' (SHKP) request to alter details of a planned Tsuen Wan hotel and have requested the developer to submit additional information.

SHKP yesterday sought Town Planning Board approval to increase the site coverage and change the building design of a proposed 14-storey hotel of between 600 and 720 rooms.

14 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Bus hijacked and driver robbed

A bus was hijacked and driven from Cheung Sha Wan to Kwun Tong early yesterday by thieves who tied up its driver and robbed her of $14,000 in cash and valuables.

The incident occurred shortly after the single-deck bus, on Kowloon Motor Bus route No 212, left a Shamshuipo terminal with a male passenger at 11pm on Tuesday. He was wearing a face mask at the time.

8 May 2003 - 12:00am


Cheung Kong (Holdings) is offering cash discounts and dining coupons to promote the sale of remaining flats at Banyan Garden in Cheung Sha Wan and Vianni Cove in Tin Shui Wai. A discount of HK$10,000 to HK$100,000 will be given to buyers of 18 units at Banyan Garden, which are priced at an average of HK$2,467 per square foot to HK$2,815 per square foot.

8 May 2003 - 12:00am


Cheung Kong (Holdings) has released a further six units at Banyan Garden in Cheung Sha Wan for sale at an average of HK$2,721 per square foot. It has already sold 43 units. Cheung Kong senior sales manager Francis Wong said the outbreak of atypical pneumonia had not affected sales much, although 30 per cent fewer people visited show flats.

3 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Swimming's out

Another four gazetted beaches in west Hong Kong are being closed to swimmers because their waters are dangerously polluted. Eleven urban beaches, and 21 in the New Territories, open this week.

26 Feb 2003 - 12:00am


A goldsmith shop employee, 37, suffered head injuries after he was hit on the head with a brick and robbed of $800,000 worth of gold ornaments by two men at 11.30am in Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan.

13 Feb 2003 - 12:00am


Police are appealing for information after a 70-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Cheung Sha Wan. Ho Kam was knocked down by a truck in Un Chau Street shortly after 8am. She died soon after being admitted to Caritas Medical Centre. Police said the driver of the truck had not stopped. Officers later found the vehicle abandoned at a Shekkipmei car park.

10 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Trade options

THERE WILL BE no rest this New Year's Eve for about 50 youngsters running stalls at Lunar New Year night markets in Cheung Sha Wan, Kwai Shing and Shek Lei housing estates, Yuen Long and Causeway Bay.

It will be their last chance to break even or make a profit.

31 Jan 2003 - 12:00am


I refer to Cecilie Gamst-Berg's letter headlined 'Cable-laying project damaging lovely beach' (South China Morning Post, December 24).

30 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Car splits in two after smash

A driver and his two passengers escaped serious injury when their car broke into two parts during an accident in Cheung Sha Wan. The car hit railings along Tai Po Road near Kam Shan Country Park at about 1am and broke apart. Its front half struck a motorcycle and a goods vehicle.

16 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Japanese in death plunge

A Japanese businessman plunged to his death from his 35th-floor office in Cheung Sha Wan in an apparent suicide. Police believe Nara Kazuhisa, 30, who ran a trading firm, jumped out of a toilet window.

12 Nov 2002 - 12:00am