Chuk Yuen

Border families' HK$200m payout

Hundreds of households living near the mainland border area may receive total compensation of more than HK$200 million over the construction of a new cross-border checkpoint - if lawmakers approve the payout.

Wednesday, 18 April, 2012, 12:00am

Sindy Wong

Sindy Wong The Longest Ride G16

Summer is the time to catch university fine arts graduation exhibitions and visit smaller galleries that promote the work of younger artists.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Residents flee apartment fire

Twenty residents fled a blaze in a four-storey residential block in Kowloon City yesterday. Emergency crews were called to Sau Chuk Yuen Road at about 5am when the bedroom of a first-floor apartment caught fire. The cause is being investigated. A man, 54, injured his leg fleeing from the building but was discharged from Queen Elizabeth Hospital after treatment.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Sixty gods to worship - for a HK$100 fee

A new worship hall will open in crowded Wong Tai Sin Temple on Sunday, but unlike other parts of the temple, visitors will have to pay HK$100 to get in.

Sik Sik Yuen, the 90-year-old Taoist group managing the temple, has spent three years and over HK$100 million from donations to build the underground hall where visitors can worship 60 gods of the stars.

6 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Out and about

Until new town development accelerated in the 1990s and the railway link to Tai Wai was built, Ma On Shan remained remote. Only a short but very steep walk from today's massed tower blocks, high up on the ridge, magnificent vistas open up of the Sha Tin New Town conurbation and eastwards over Port Shelter's scattered islands.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Woman jumps from burning flat after decapitating mother

A woman believed to have a history of mental illness jumped to her death from a flat at a public housing estate yesterday after apparently decapitating her mother and setting the unit ablaze.

9 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Diayou protest boat skipper fails to win review of sailing ban

8 May 2010 - 12:00am

Monkey gives mother a scare

A woman holding her baby was slightly injured when a monkey chased them for some bread near Tsui Chuk Garden, Wong Tai Sin. The woman grew scared when the monkey leapt at them, apparently going after the bread in the hand of her 18-month-old daughter on Thursday.

2 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Businessman, wife in apparent suicide pact

A businessman and his wife, who returned to the city from Canada to start a business a few years ago, were found dead in an apparent suicide pact at their home in Yuen Long yesterday.

28 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Out and about

Tens of thousands of newcomers poured into Hong Kong in the late 1940s and early 50s, delivering a resounding vote with their feet - then, as now, the only really meaningful one they possessed - on the 'people's paradise' then being established across the border.

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

200 villagers forced to move out will get HK$1b in compensation

The new border crossing at an 18-hectare site in Heung Yuen Wai can only be completed if the government resettles a village with more than 200 residents.

The Development Bureau will spend HK$1 billion to compensate the villagers. It will also take the bureau 41/2 years to acquire land, including Chuk Yuen village, within the frontier closed area.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Sacred portrait moved in ceremony to mark start of Wong Tai Sin Temple redevelopment

Wong Tai Sin Temple kicked off its expansion project by moving its patron deity icon amid gong-banging and chanting.

The 93-year-old portrait, originally from Guangzhou, will remain at the adjacent Fung Ming House for two years while Sik Sik Yuen, a religious charity that owns the temple, demolishes and expands the main platform.

7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

200 evacuated after motorcycle torched

About 200 residents were evacuated from Toa Yuen House, Chuk Yuen North Estate, in Wong Tai Sin at 3.08am yesterday when a motorcycle parked outside the building was torched in an arson attack. Firemen used a water jet and doused the flames by 3.28am. No one was hurt, but the motorcycle was severely damaged, and the building wall on the ground level was blackened.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Hunt for father after girl, 15, gives birth at home

Police are looking for the boyfriend of a 15-year-old schoolgirl after she gave birth at her Wong Tai Sin home on the eve of Valentine's Day.

The girl went into labour in her bedroom, alerting her parents in the Chuk Yuen Road flat on Wednesday night. The baby girl was born just before midnight.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Witnesses of fatality sought

Police are investigating the death of a 78-year-old man in Yuen Long yesterday after he was struck by a car as he crossed a road. The accident happened at the junction of Castle Peak Road and Tai Tong Road at about 1.10pm. Witnesses are urged to call police on 2675 3325.

Tourist found dead in hotel room

27 Dec 2007 - 12:00am