Des Voeux Road

Sheung Wan

Sheung Wan is a neighbourhood in flux, a district where traditional dried seafood and paper offering stores sit next to gleaming new residential buildings, boutique stores and international restaurants overflowing from Central.

Sunday, 31 July, 2011, 12:00am

Demonstrators sparked public backlash by blocking traffic

Michael Chugani commented in Public Eye on the statement I made against groups of protesters who cut off traffic on major thoroughfares in Central and Queensway on the night of July 1 ('Leung leads straight down the wrong path on protest permits', July 6).

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

ISLAND'S new frontier

Sheung Wan may be the end of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) line - for the moment - but together with Western district, it's the shape of things to come on Hong Kong Island. The extension of the Island line is due to open in 2014, extending further west to Kennedy Town, and will link with a new interchange at University.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Keep spirit of Central Market alive, says architect

Central Market does not need major surgery to regain its glory, says an architect who suggests a conservative approach to preserving the 72-year-old building.

Competing with three other teams for a design to revitalise the building, Kyran Sze, executive director of Aedas, said many of its architectural features should be kept intact.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Thieves net HK$1.9m from festive crowds

Thieves operating among bustling festive season crowds in Central have stolen nearly HK$1.9 million in two separate incidents over the past two days.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

URA to relocate Wing Lee St residents

23 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

A blend of old and new

Just west of the central business district offers an experience which merges the city's trading roots with chic eateries, bars, art galleries and - more lately - serviced apartments.

Sheung Wan and Western can lay claim to being where British troops first landed in Hong Kong in 1841, at Possession Street which was then right on the harbour's edge.

28 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Lin Heung Kui

Fare Cantonese classics.

Ambience This new branch of one of Hong Kong's oldest teahouses is almost as bustling, loud and lively as the original venue. Dim sum is served from trolleys and portable cook stations that weave between the closely packed tables. A glassed-in kitchen displays the requisite barbecued and roast duck.

Cost HK$50-HK$100

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Thief dies after leap to avoid capture

A thief in his 50s died in Queen Mary Hospital last night after severely injuring himself when he jumped from the third floor of The Landmark building in Des Voeux Road Central to escape pursuers. He allegedly snatched the wallet of a woman shopper and was intercepted by a security guard, who called police. When confronted, the man ran and jumped from the building.

27 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Lehman liquidators receive 250 inquiries

Provisional liquidators of eight Lehman Brothers subsidiaries in Hong Kong have received more than 250 inquiries about the collapsed bank's assets in the region.

25 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Mainlanders caught with fake yuan bills

Four mainland visitors were caught by police yesterday while allegedly trying to pass bogus yuan notes by making purchases in shops to get change in Hong Kong currency.

Police seized about 300 forged 100-yuan notes from two men and two women and HK$9,000 suspected to have been collected after the gang went shopping in Western.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Kush boutique flats meet expatriate needs

Seeing a vacant niche in the serviced apartment market, two young entrepreneurs decided to develop their own brand of boutique serviced apartments to meet the needs of foreign executives.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Truck driver guilty in death of woman

An experienced truck driver who ran over an elderly woman while reversing in a narrow lane in Sheung Wan was found guilty yesterday of dangerous driving causing death.

Sentencing for Tsang Yau-chuen, now 53, was adjourned until August 15.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Numbers lucky for Central 88 as region's economies thrive

MANY SHORT-TERM residents of Central 88 may be unaware that the double-digit number is one of the most auspicious in Chinese numerology, but they are certainly able to take advantage of the facility's fortuitous location - the Hang Seng Bank headquarters lies across the road, and dozens of other key Hong Kong financial and business institutions are in walking distance.

15 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

'Spiderman' can't get out of this jam

A man dressed as Spiderman brought lunchtime traffic in Queen's Road, Central, to a standstill for more than two hours. Crowds flocked to see him perched atop a giant video screen.

Matt Pearce climbed on to the screen on the Luk Hoi Tung building at the junction with Theatre Lane at 12.45pm yesterday.

4 Jun 2005 - 12:00am