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Kowloon East office rents poised to match TST, survey predicts

Some office-space tenants expect rents in Kowloon East to rise steadily to match those in Tsim Sha Tsui in the next 10 years, according to a survey by Colliers International.

Wednesday, 2 November, 2011, 12:00am

Kowloon East ticks all the right boxes

Rarely does a Hong Kong government revitalisation plan create a buzz in the air, but its proposal for the area between Kwun Tong and the old Kai Tak airport site to be rebranded Kowloon East has done just that.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong needs street-level revival

Hong Kong long ago declared war on street life. We got rid of hawkers and dai pai dong, or street restaurants. We let cars run wild and monopolise the roads, effectively making pedestrians and cyclists second-class citizens.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Birth of a metropolis

As one of the earliest developed urban areas in Hong Kong, East Kowloon boasts exceptional transport and infrastructure, such as the MTR, Kwun Tong Bypass, Eastern Harbour Crossing, Tseung Kwan O Tunnel, and well-built roads.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Through train

The proposed Sha Tin to Central Link, an extension of the East Rail line, will run from Tai Wai to Hunghom. It will further strengthen East Kowloon's connections with the New Territories and other parts of the Kowloon peninsula, with stations in Tai Wai, Diamond Hill, Kai Tak, To Kwa Wan, Ho Man Tin and Hunghom.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

City bracing for disruption during torch relay test run

Government calls for calm as flame rehearsal staged

Hong Kong is bracing for traffic disruption during today's trial run for the May 2 Olympic torch relay, with the government calling for people to remain calm.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

The planning gap

High-rises taking shape in Tsim Sha Tsui and elsewhere are going to wake people up to the impact of poor planning. I hope they will push the government to take a comprehensive look at the disjointed nature of its policies on land, urban planning and the environment. Cast your mind back to the days before Chek Lap Kok was built.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

KCRC to trim towers over wall effect

Design rethink on West Rail sites

The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation is planning to reduce the size of projects along its West Rail line in the first move by a developer or government corporation to heed the public outcry over the wall effect of major property developments.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Firefighter charged after body found

A firefighter was charged yesterday with the murder of a woman whose body was found in Tai Mo Shan country park on Sunday night.

Chum Lap-fan, 48, is accused of murdering Fung Wing-yan, 28, last Thursday in his public housing flat in Sheung Yee House, Sheung Tak Estate, Tseung Kwan O. He was arrested in Tsim Sha Tsui on Saturday.

25 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Talkback

Q Should regulations governing medicine advertising on television be relaxed?

The proposal to allow drug advertising ('Drug firms may see TV and radio advertising ban lifted', December 23) would appear to be yet another example of how the government accepts the wishes of big corporations against the interests of the people.

28 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Record numbers expected in TST for New Year's Eve: police

Updated at 5.42pm: A record 400,000 people are expected to celebrate New Year's Eve in the Tsim Sha Tsui area, police said on Wednesday.

Police would implement crowd control and traffic re-routing measures on the last night of the year, a spokesman said.

22 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Strategy puts freeze on future

The Planning Department has an interesting promotional blurb for Strategy 2030, its new long-term planning study - 'Imagine life with no harbour tunnels, no new towns, no MTR and no country parks. Yet they didn't exist 30 years ago. What will Hong Kong be like in the year 2030?'

13 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Simple solution

In the morning the expressway leading to the Western Harbour Tunnel is turning into a joke.

The traffic congestion for the exit to Tsim Sha Tsui is so bad that all lanes come to a crawl well over one kilometre before the Tsim Sha Tsui exit.

The problem is exacerbated by idiots using the fast lane to push to the front of the queue.

21 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Cross-harbour rail link approved

Updated at 6.52pm: The Chief Executive approved the Kowloon-Canton Railway's proposed cross-harbour Hung Hom - Tsim Sha Tsui rail link on Thursday.

19 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Health worries over Kai Tak plan

A road interchange planned for the 'green' town to be built on the site of the old Kai Tak airport could worsen air pollution and jeopardise residents' health, it was claimed yesterday.

Dr Hung Wing-tat of Hong Kong Polytechnic University was among the first to voice concern at a public consultation on the planned development by the Territory Development Department yesterday.

31 May 2000 - 12:00am

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