Helen Wu

Headhunter succeeds due to her persistence

Helen Wu

Fifteen years ago, Helen Wu Hongmei moved to Beijing from her hometown in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang. Like millions of migrant people pursuing their dreams in the capital city, Wu's career path was not certain.

Sunday, 2 December, 2012, 3:24am

Harbourfront proposal shuts out cyclists

Visitors to the planned 11 hectares of harbourside public open space in Central will find themselves strolling through one public square after another in the proposed 11-hectare waterfront area - but they won't be able to do it on bicycles.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Man convicted of conning lawyer

A man was found guilty of conning a lawyer out of a HK$1 million deposit for a HK$9.5 million flat at Forest Hill in Kau To Shan 11 years ago. The District Court convicted Chan Tak-ping, 47, on one count of conspiracy to defraud and one count of procuring a bank entry by deception before Deputy Judge Albert Wong Sung-hau.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Craftsman forced to retire after 73 years

The declining skill of paper crafting has been dealt a blow with the looming forced retirement of a well-known master of paper lanterns and offerings, who is being evicted from his long-time Staunton Street shop.

The decades-old shop, Chow Kee, is expected to disappear as early as April 2 as the new owner has asked the tenants to move.

17 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

NGOs prepare to give verdict after tour of historic courthouse

Representatives from 55 non-governmental organisations toured the vacant North Kowloon Magistracy yesterday, one of seven historic buildings that are open for revitalisation proposals.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Lawmakers to see mansion documents

All official documents concerning the heritage assessment of a mansion in Pokfulam Road will be submitted to the Legislative Council after a request by lawmakers.

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Lai Chi Kok hospital mooted as ideal for medicine museum

The former Lai Chi Kok hospital has been mooted as an ideal site for a Chinese medicine museum.

The Castle Peak Road complex, which has a grade three status, was visited by officials from 44 non-governmental organisations yesterday, all looking at its potential for reuse. Grade three means the buildings have some historical merit but do not yet qualify for monument status.

12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

From cage homes to luxury suites - URA builds first hotel

The Urban Renewal Authority announced plans yesterday to redevelop six dilapidated buildings in Tai Kok Tsui into a hotel tower - the first hotel project undertaken since the authority was established in 2001.

It said building a hotel in the area would improve links between Tai Kok Tsui and Mong Kok and meet the soaring demand for hotel rooms.

8 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

You're welcome to sit, says management

While frequent shoppers around Times Square have complained there is nowhere to rest and that security officers discourage lingering, management pointed out that stainless steel structures in the piazza were actually seating.

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Open meetings urged for cultural zone body

Board meetings of the authority that will run West Kowloon Cultural District should be open to the public unless they touch on sensitive business-related matters, lawmakers argued yesterday.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Last fishing village threatened as young abandon ageing population

The unique culture and traditions of Tai O - Hong Kong's last fishing village - are in danger of disappearing as its population ages and young people move away.

11 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Sham Shui Po flats project backed

The Town Planning Board has endorsed a proposal to redevelop the Kweilin Street area in Sham Shui Po into housing. An Urban Renewal Authority plan involves three buildings between 27 to 37 storeys on a podium. The authority would create a memorial garden to the former New Asia College once housed in a building to be demolished under the plan.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

'It is our right to admire the beauty of the cityscape'

On her second visit to The Peak, Hongkonger Yeung Kai said she was amazed by the popularity of a fast food restaurant inside the Peak Tower among tourists.

But many of them were not eating. They crowded a corner of the Burger King on the first floor, struggling to shoot the scenery from the eatery.

19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

G.O.D not wasting time in quest to draw attention to new outlet

Avant-garde department store G.O.D has controversially christened three storeys of a shopping centre in Causeway Bay the 'Delay No Mall', to remind shoppers of the importance of being on time.

The phrase and the store's fashion line, Delay No More, play on words resembling a Cantonese expletive.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Delay likely in mansion talks

A Town Planning Board discussion on whether the King Yin Lei mansion should be preserved - scheduled for Friday - is likely to be postponed to give the government more time to study a feasibility report on the restoration project.

The postponement was suggested by the Planning Department yesterday in a document submitted to the Town Planning Board.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am