Choi Hung Estate

Mainland man held for killing wife

A mainland man was arrested on suspicion of murdering his Hong Kong wife after an argument yesterday. It was the fifth wife-killing this year.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:58pm

A place less bustling to do some busking

It was about 8pm on a recent balmy evening and lone guitarist Tomii Chan Wai-yan was plucking his strings for the few passers-by who paused on their nightly stroll to listen to his performance. But most threw him no more than a glance or two before moving on.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Man, 33, dies after fall on Choi Hung Estate

A 33-year-old man was found dead in Wong Tai Sin yesterday after falling from Pik Hoi House on the Choi Hung Estate. Police found no suicide note and said they believed the death was not suspicious.

Three minibuses found with sugar in fuel tanks

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

In the shoes of the poor

Until recently, a group of local students turned a blind eye to scavengers rummaging through litter bins for recyclables. Then earlier this month they lived the life of underdogs for a day and came to understand the hardships scavengers face.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

KMB aims to charge up first electric bus route

Hong Kong's largest franchised bus operator hopes to introduce the first electric buses to its fleet in the middle of next year, based on electricitystorage technology developed on the mainland.

Kowloon Motor Bus submitted a proposal to the Transport Department last month to run a circular route in east Kowloon using single-deck electric buses.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Man jumps to his death after killing wife

A six-year-old boy was left an orphan yesterday after his mother was killed in a love hotel and his father jumped to his death in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police said initial investigations showed Wong Ching-yiu, 30, committed suicide on the Choi Hung Estate after killing his 26-year-old wife, Chan Heung-chiu, in a Sham Shui Po hotel.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Raymond Kwok back in his Wan Chai office

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Old quarry now green oasis for estate residents

A HK$70 million green park has been created out of barren rocks in a former quarry in East Kowloon. It will lower temperatures by up to five degrees Celsius in summer.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Police slow to warn of flashers, parents say

The police are again being criticised for being slow to warn the public of crimes, this time a series of flashing incidents in which men have exposed themselves to schoolgirls in Sau Mau Ping, Kwun Tong.

The incidents happened between September 15 and last Wednesday and the girls' schools told police about the incidents last Friday.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Manhunt under way after trio snatch HK$440,000

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Clubs come up trumps

West Kowloon has dominated headlines, thanks to a stream of news items ranging from record-breaking apartment prices to the debate over its proposed cultural district. As a result, a similarly exciting locality on the peninsula is easily overlooked.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Warning on Loch Fyne smoked salmon products

The Centre for Food Safety warned the public not to eat 'Loch Fyne' pre-packed smoked salmon products after two samples of a consignment from Scotland were found to have the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, a pathogen that causes listeriosis, a serious illness. The products involved have a 'best before' date of November 18.

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Heavily armed drunk arrested

A 63-year-old, who appeared to be drunk, was arrested in possession of three choppers, two knives and a sword near his Central flat.

Nine injured as cars collide

Nine people suffered minor injuries in a collision between a car and a taxi on the Island Eastern Corridor opposite City Garden, North Point.

8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Investigation into fatal vehicle collision in Yau Ma Tei

7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Typhoon rains trigger killer floods

A man died and another was washed away by a raging river yesterday as heavy rain from Typhoon Chanthu caused widespread flooding across Hong Kong and brought chaos to roads during the evening rush hour.

A 72-year-old man was declared dead in hospital just after 6.30 pm after being plucked from his flooded home in a Sheung Shui village.

23 Jul 2010 - 12:00am