Diamond Hill

Vacant Diamond Hill site may get homes, park and 'cultural street'

The government is floating two proposals to develop housing on a plot of land that has been vacant for 11 years in Diamond Hill.

Wednesday, 19 December, 2012, 3:20am

New academy coach to see young players in action at tournament

Hong Kong's new national academy coach, Kim Pan-Gon, will see some of his young players in action for the first time next week when the under-14s and under-17s play in the HKFA International Youth Invitation Tournament 2012 in Diamond Hill.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

New role sought for old hangar

Rusted and empty, the old Royal Air Force hangar stands obscured by thick undergrowth and high-rises, its wartime role half a century ago remembered only by a few aviation and history buffs trying to prevent it from falling further into obscurity.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Creativity best way to save environment

In recent years, more and more people have been paying attention to environmental protection. Recently, a public columbarium at Diamond Hill won a merit award for its green design, which seeks to tackle problems often associated with urns. This news report gave me a tremendous amount of satisfaction.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Joyce Cheng says mum Lydia always in her heart on birthday

Joyce Cheng Yan-yee didn't sweep the grave of her mother Lydia 'Fei Fei' Sum Tin-ha (also known as Lydia Shum) on Monday, the late comedienne's birthday. Instead, she attended a press event to promote an exhibition of 400 butterfly specimens at Plaza Hollywood. Cheng said she had her own way of remembering her mother, who died of liver cancer in 2008.

14 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Where is Dennis?

How well do you know your city? Can you tell where this picture of Dennis was taken?

Go to yp.scmp.com to post your answer and discuss your thoughts with other readers.

7 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Arbitration could result in bigger toll rise for Tate's Cairn Tunnel

Drivers could end up paying even more to use Tate's Cairn Tunnel if the government rejects the tunnel operator's application for a toll increase, lawmakers were told yesterday.

Undersecretary for Transport and Housing Yau Shing-mu issued the warning at the Legislative Council's transport services panel.

16 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Slowly does it as drivers protest

Ten cars took part in a slow-drive protest yesterday to express discontent over Tate's Cairn Tunnel Company's application for a HK$1 toll rise. If passed, it would be the second increase in a year. Drivers drove slowly from Tai Wai to the tunnel. The company raised tolls by between 13 per cent and 28 per cent in November last year.

7 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Developers should list maintenance fees in sales brochures: lawmaker

Developers should be required to list the maintenance fees for a project's public facilities in their sales brochures, a lawmaker said.

The call came as dozens of residents at a Diamond Hill estate protested yesterday over being billed for the upkeep of a nearby escalator, which some rarely used.

16 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

From the MTR into nature

I the middle of the residential buildings and office buildings in Diamond Hill lies the 3.5-hectare Nan Lian Garden. The garden is a peaceful spot with restaurants and galleries, and offers a taste of recreated Tang-dynasty architecture.

24 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Wang Xinxin

The vocalist-pipa player performs Nanguan music including Nostalgia in Moonlight. Dancer Cheng Xinyi and xiao player Wei Bonian also feature. Today, 7.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150, HK$200; tomorrow, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

19 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

The dead deserve a suitable home too

Hong Kong is a crowded place not only for the living, but also for the dead. Nowadays, most people have given up on burial as an option. Even so, families who have cremated their loved ones usually need to wait one to four years for an urn niche to become available in a columbarium.

2 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Support for increase in tunnel toll

The Transport Advisory Committee has proposed that the government accept a toll-rise application from the loss-making Tate's Cairn Tunnel, a source close to the committee said yesterday.

No figures were given but the source said the increase would be less than the 13 to 28 per cent sought by the operator, which would have boosted the toll for private cars from HK$12 to HK$15.

30 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Franchise extension option for Tate's Cairn

Tunnel firm urged to review toll rise plan

The government has promised to consider extending the franchise of Tate's Cairn Tunnel - due to expire in 10 years - in exchange for the operator withdrawing a toll rise application or reducing the size of the increase.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Bureaucrats betray their tunnel vision on toll issue

The [Transport and Housing] Bureau said it had been negotiating with the operators of the eastern and western tunnels to rationalise tolls to even out tunnel use. But it had to study whether connecting roads would be able to handle extra traffic induced by any toll cuts.

SCMP, April 24

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am