Central Piers

Ferry subsidies to push rents up further

Adding three floors to the top of the existing outlying islands ferry piers is not likely help to make it a worthwhile and affordable experience for people to reside on Cheung Chau. Photo: Felix Wong

I am a former resident of Cheung Chau. We moved there in the early 1980s as a low-rent refuge from a bear market so severe that even some stockbrokers, as I was then, had trouble affording Mid-Levels rents.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 4:27am 7 comments

Hong Kong Maritime Museum ready for relaunch after facelift at Central pier

Diving helmets displays at Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Ferry Pier 8. Photo: David Wong

The museum, set up by private donors in 2004, moved last June from the ground floor of Murray House in Stanley to its new home - a prime four-deck waterfront location overlooking Victoria Harbour.

17 Feb 2013 - 5:23am

Ferry ride aims to shed light on death

Deputy High Court Judge Mimmie Chan Mei-lan and legal teams took a break from the High Court yesterday for a short fact-finding cruise on a Central to Lamma Island ferry.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Piers' Chinglish signs 'may hurt city's image'

The Chinglish on signs at one of the city's most frequently used pedestrian areas may hurt its image as an international city, a language expert has said.

The signs hung along the pavement at the Central Pier say 'Go. Cheung Chau' and 'Go. Mui Wo'. They should probably say 'To Cheung Chau' and 'To Mui Wo'.

27 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Three-yearly licence renewal discouraging investment

Ferry operators have blamed triennial licence renewals for discouraging longer-term business planning and development.

They said the length of licences should be key to the government's review of outlying island ferry services.

31 May 2008 - 12:00am

Government to study bypass option that allows Queen's Pier to return home

The government will study the extra cost it would incur if it took up a proposal to rebuild Queen's Pier at its original site that does not involve delaying construction of the Central-Wan Chai bypass.

The option was put forward by Harbourfront Enhancement Committee member Paul Zimmerman.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

300 march over ferry service cuts

About 300 islanders marched from the Central ferry piers to the Central Government Offices yesterday to protest against a cut in services proposed under the retendering of four ferry routes.

Some protesters carried lifebuoys to signify that they would have to swim to and from Central because of proposed fare increases.

10 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Merging of ferry routes 'unavoidable'

The government had a message yesterday for disgruntled ferry passengers in Lantau and Peng Chau: accept the merger of routes to the two islands - and longer journey times for some - or face the loss of the ferry service.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Don't kid public on when pier will be rebuilt, party says

The Civic Party called on the government yesterday not to mislead the public that its plans for Queen's Pier require it to be moved only temporarily before being rebuilt.

The party, which opposes demolition of the pier, said if the plans went ahead the former colonial landmark would not be rebuilt until 2016.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

How quality of life became as important as profit

Once a landmark of Hong Kong's growing affluence, skyscrapers are increasingly seen as a symbol of the city's suffocating living environment.

7 May 2007 - 12:00am

Sadness, resignation, as dozens witness final day of Queen's Pier

Dozens of people flocked to Queen's Pier last night to witness its last day of operation.

Government notices were put up to announce the historic pier's closure and the location of the new pier. Its newly completed replacement - Pier Number Nine - stands next to the new Star Ferry pier and is about 10 minutes walk away.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

A peerless venue

It seems the new Central Pier is not just a terminal for the Star Ferry. On Thursday night, the second floor and roof were turned over to luxury brand Fendi for its spring/summer fashion show.

12 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


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8 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Public urged to camp out in fight to save Queen's Pier

Conservationists yesterday urged the public to join them in camping out at Queen's Pier on Christmas Eve to protect the historic site from being demolished.

They made the call when they launched Heritage Watch, an alliance of academics, students, environmentalists, legislators and activists.

22 Dec 2006 - 12:00am


Q Do pedestrians need more protection?

The story you reported of a father and baby being killed indicated carelessness on the part of the driver. By the sound of it, it was a tragic but rare freak accident. My heart goes out to the family. But there are also many occasions on busier roads where pedestrians need to take more care.

5 Sep 2006 - 12:00am