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Fortress Hill

Demand for fashionable living on rise

Hong Kong's serviced apartment industry has boomed over the past decade, fuelled by high-flying executives with handsome accommodation allowances from around the world on business locally and in mainland China.

Friday, 23 May, 2008, 12:00am

Home comforts

Elaine Young entered the emerging new business of boutique serviced apartments in Hong Kong just a decade ago.

Today her Shama brand is booming with a portfolio of six apartment blocks in Mid-Levels, SoHo, Central, Causeway Bay and Wan Chai - plus a seventh in Shanghai's fashionable Xintiandi entertainment district.

9 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Treasure island

Next time you don't have a thing to wear, and only an antique opera dress worn on a British stage, in heavy silk and with gener-ous helpings of elaborate embroidery, will do, drop in at Hong Kong Treasure.

18 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Record number makes daily trudge on Central escalator

A record 350,000 people now trudge to work or head home on the Mid-Levels escalator each day - two-thirds more than its designers initially intended.

A Transport Department survey conducted in November found that 49,781 people used the 800-metre Hillside Escalator Link every day, up from the 35,825 in the last survey completed five years ago.

18 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

More housing is no problem

Residents are not concerned that the expected sale of residential lots will lead to an oversupply of flats in the districts where they live. Some go so far as to express hope that the sale of luxury housing units could lead to a revival of the market.

Agnes Yim Sau-han, 33, part-time pianist, has lived in Fortress Hill for five years.

15 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Fleeing boy hit by car

A nine-year-old boy was seriously injured last night when he was hit by a car in King's Road, Fortress Hill, after trying to avoid being caught for suspected shoplifting.

The boy fled from a Watson's branch when he and a girl, eight, allegedly tried to steal a ball valued at $18.60.

24 May 1999 - 12:00am

Right of abode

I REFER to '' China calls for talks on release of Viets'', (SCMP, November 21). Hong Kong taxpayers are paying dearly for the refugees' stay, which should be British responsibility, especially when our elderly need money. If the British were really humane they would arrange a real abode for the Vietnamese to relieve them of their worries and I propose Britain is the most suitable place.

28 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

$6m pens stolen

SIX men - two armed with guns - raided the Parker Pens offices in Seaview Building, Watson's Estate, Fortress Hill, last night and escaped with 70,000 pens worth $6 million. They tied up 15 staff and punched the company's 36-year-old manager after forcing him to open the safe, which was empty. The gang took away the pens in boxes.

12 May 1994 - 12:00am