Foundation's last-ditch effort to save Ho Tung Gardens

A foundation backed by a nephew of the owner of Ho Tung Gardens is making a last-ditch effort to save the heritage site before the end of the government's term.

Monday, 7 May, 2012, 12:00am

HK should follow Singapore's pay cuts

Hong Kong and mainland officials often look to Singapore for cues on how to run an efficient and authoritarian government. For a budding semi-democratic city like Hong Kong, that doesn't seem like a good idea.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ho Tung Gardens owner adamant

A legal battle looms as the owner of Ho Tung Gardens says she is determined to demolish her family home even as the government is set to declare it a monument.

Ho Min-kwan, the granddaughter of the late tycoon Robert Hotung, said her only wish all along had been to continue to live on the site and replace the old house with 10 new ones.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Preserve us from hasty decisions

There is no question that Ho Tung Gardens is worth preserving. Architects and historians have made plain the importance to Hong Kong of the 84-year-old former home of the late tycoon Sir Robert Hotung.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Nauseating greed of tycoons

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

MGM deal makes Pansy Ho HK's richest woman

Pansy Ho Chiu-king is set to become the richest woman in town on May 26 thanks to MGM China Holding's pending Hong Kong stock market listing.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

World OF affluence

Victoria Peak has been the prime residential choice for the rich and powerful for more than a century.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Out and about

Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks over the forced temporary conservation order on Ho Tung Gardens. But amid the 'first Chinese to be allowed to live on The Peak' urban legend that surrounds Eurasian comprador Sir Robert Hotung, the woman whose home the property really was has been ignored.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Stanley Ho files new lawsuit to regain control of empire

Casino magnate Stanley Ho Hung-sun's on-off battle to regain control of his sprawling business empire is back on.

Lawyers for the 89-year-old billionaire yesterday launched a fresh lawsuit against Ho's daughters Pansy Ho Chiu-king and Daisy Ho Chiu-fung that seeks to undo the December share transfer that saw Ho lose control of Lanceford.

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Out and about

Hostilities over our heritage erupted again recently, this time involving redevelopment plans for two properties on The Peak - Ho Tung Gardens and a century-old house on Coombe Road.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Hear the World - Dadawa

Chinese singer Zhu Zheqin (aka Dadawa) and musicians from different ethnic groups playing traditional and western musical instruments perform world fusion music. Oct 15-16, 7.30pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Man on suitcase theft counts

A Taiwanese man appeared at Tsuen Wan Court yesterday charged with stealing suitcases from a carousel at the airport. Chiang Hsien-ming, 32, did not enter a plea. On April 27, he allegedly stole Rimowa suitcases owned by Stehr Martin and Tewodros Demissie. The estimated value of the contents were HK$9,000 and HK$54,500. Maggie Ng

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

What changed and why

I've made some obvious changes in my version of The Forbidden Street: Bobby doesn't go away on a trip, and it's Bobby who first hears the story about the wartime murder of the teenager.

2 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Hotung family seeks HK$50m, claiming land sale undervalued

Members of the Hotung family are suing one of their cousins and two companies for HK$50 million, claiming they are owed the funds from an undervalued land deal, in the Court of First Instance this week.

28 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Stanley Ho making good recovery on eve of birthday, daughter says

Tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun was making a good recovery and would celebrate his 88th birthday in Adventist Hospital today, one of his daughters said yesterday.

Pansy Ho Chiu-king said she had no worries about her father's health situation.

She said Ho had started asking the family about company affairs and recent entertainment news.

25 Nov 2009 - 12:00am