Hong Kong Island

Magnet for investors


Despite the government's all-out effort to bring down prices in an overheated property market, experts foresee prices on Hong Kong Island to remain strong.

Friday, 14 December, 2012, 2:44pm

Hong Kong Island contenders battle for every last vote

Liberal Party chairwoman Miriam Lau canvasses in Taikoo Shing. Photo: Thomas Yau

Incumbent lawmakers from the pan-democratic and pro-establishment camps went head-to-head in the Hong Kong Island geographical constituency showdown yesterday, with the Civic Party's Tanya Chan scrambling for the last seat against the more seasoned Liberal Party chairwoman, Miriam Lau Kin-yee.

10 Sep 2012 - 4:20am

Legco elections backgrounder: Hong Kong Island Constituency

 A view of commercial buildings in Central, Hong Kong Island. SCMP

The Hong Kong Island constituency will gain one more seat this year, bringing the total number to seven. The constituency covers the four districts of Central & Western, Wan Chai, Eastern and Southern with 606,676 eligible voters.  

9 Sep 2012 - 3:31pm

Appeal by People Power to cast blank ballots is malicious, Democrats say

James To Kun-sun cries

The Democratic Party has called on voters to ignore a "malicious" appeal to cast blank ballots in Sunday's election for the Legislative Council "super seats".

The radical People Power group, which is not taking part in the election, has been campaigning for supporters to cast blank ballots as a protest vote.

4 Sep 2012 - 2:40am

Affable history of the district at Hong Kong's heart

Affable history of the district at Hong Kong's heart

Ad man and author Harry Reid has lived, on and off, for more than 20 years in Hong Kong. He first stumbled upon Wan Chai as an impressionable youth: "I was 22 and a bachelor, and frankly I couldn't believe my luck."

31 Aug 2012 - 2:35pm

Car rams into lobby of Sing Tao Building

A security officer surveys the damage at Sing Tao News Corp Building yesterday after a car had rammed into the lobby. Photo: Dickson Lee

A car rammed into the large plate glass windows of the Sing Tao News Corporation headquarters in a pre-dawn attack yesterday - three weeks after masked men marched into another Hong Kong media organisation and started smashing up computers.

The latest attack targeted the company's headquarters in Tong Wong Road, Shau Kei Wan, at about 3.30am.

31 Aug 2012 - 3:19am

Albert Ho Chun-yan says Democrats to step up campaign after poll setback

A man sticks a label showing his disappointment on the name cards of Lau Kong-wah and Starry Lee Wai-king, who were absent from a forum on elderly welfare. Photo: Sam Tsang

Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan promised yesterday to boost his party's campaign efforts to retain its seven geographical-constituency seats in the Legislative Council, after opinion polls showed it losing support to a radical rival.

Speaking after an election forum in Sham Shui Po, Ho said the party had convened an emergency meeting and decided to step up its campaign.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:20am

Big deal

An 1846 engraving of the signing of the Treaty of Nanking. Seated at the table are Chinese negotiator Keying (second left) and Sir Henry Pottinger, Hong Kong’s first governor. Picture: Brown University Library

The Treaty of Nanking was signed 170 years ago and, although its anniversary won't be marked by many, its legacy remains highly charged in the post-colonial era. Stuart Heaver reports.

27 Aug 2012 - 12:09am

Independents plan offbeat exploits to wow voters

Hong Kong should prepare itself for some raucous election action next month as the independent candidates vow to steal the limelight from their better-known political competitors in the race for Legco seats.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Explosive change for a woman at the top

Edith Sia Siu-ping used to dress for the office and spend her days managing external relations for her construction company in comfort and safety. Now she is handling explosives and drills beside the men working on Hong Kong's deepest tunnel-blasting project - the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Eu in about-turn over elections as she eyes NT seat

Civic Party lawmaker Audrey Eu Yuet-mee made a surprise about-turn yesterday when she announced she would stand in the New Territories West constituency in September's Legislative Council election.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

New rail lines to help ease crowding

New railways on the drawing board are likely to focus on relieving congestion at some interchange stations, such as Admiralty and North Point, transport officials say.

At least three projects have been lined up from 2020. The plans would be launched for public consultation in December, the Transport and Housing Bureau said yesterday.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Intense competition

The competition to lure luxury property buyers in eastern Hong Kong Island is heating up. Park Haven in Causeway Bay, by Soundwell Holdings, is offering Parisian-style concierge services. The project has already sold dozens of its 190 units.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HK Island home prices hit record

Prices of second-hand flats on Hong Kong Island have hit a record high, bolstered by improved sentiment and limited supply.

But some analysts predict the steady climb may not continue.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Liquid assets

Understanding how essential public infrastructure works such as reservoirs came about is - to many people - history's boring side. But without some comprehension of how these vital adjuncts of civilised modern life evolved, their broader context, and how that intersects with the present day, will remain obscure.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am