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Housing in Hong Kong

Can anyone get through to Carrie Lam?

Villagers and concern groups held a protest against the land resumption of North East New Territories New Development Areas in Sheung Shui.

A public forum on the plan to develop 787 hectares of land descended into chaos on Saturday as 6,000 people turned up, many to protest. But Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the development was needed to meet the city's housing needs.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2012, 4:46am 11 comments

Demand healthy for new subsidised Sham Shui Po flats

The Housing Society's private residential project Heya Green has been swamped with more than 1,000 applications since it started accepting them four days ago - three times the number of flats available in the Sham Shui Po project.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

HK residents first in flats plan to stop speculators

The Housing Society plans to give priority to Hong Kong residents in its latest project, becoming the first developer to set such a condition for a private development.

Wong Kit-loong, the society's chief executive, said yesterday: 'We want to give priority to Hong Kong people in buying our flats and we'll not accept corporate buyers. This will reduce speculative activities.'

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The Planner


Claude and Fran?ois-Xavier Lalanne

The French sculptors' work showcasing a unique blend of luxurious sensuality and earthly irreverence. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Ben Brown Fine Arts, 301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 9600. Ends Sat

Three Begets Ten Thousand Things

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Past perfect

Not many homebuyers would have had the confidence to put money down on an old tenement flat without even seeing it.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Census categories explained

I would like to respond to the questions raised in the letter by Janine Doggett ('Unmarried couples don't really count on seriously flawed census form', July 2) regarding the classifications used in the 2011 Population Census.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sandwich class home purchase help urged

The government was yesterday urged to help those in the sandwich class to get a home.

Liberal Party honorary chairman James Tien Pei-chun said Hong Kong could have a policy of two property markets - a luxury one for those who could afford homes and a basic one for those shut out by soaring prices.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Out and about

Tucked away between Sham Shui Po's grinding urban poverty and Kowloon Tong's smug middle-class affluence, Shek Kip Mei remains synonymous - almost six decades after the devastating squatter fires that were its conception - with the birth and evolution of public housing in Hong Kong.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Government must meet housing needs of HK's middle class

The Hong Kong SAR government's recent acts to dampen rapidly escalating property prices are most likely to be fruitless.

This is because the measures introduced do not solve the fundamental problem of increasing the supply of housing units demanded by average Hong Kong wage earners.

21 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Home help

The debate over the government's housing policy has been noisy, bitter and unending. The only thing most people agree on is the difficulty faced by the sandwich class in acquiring affordable accommodation. In the first quarter of this year, even in the New Territories, rents for smaller flats are up a whopping 20 per cent from a year ago.

11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Architectural conservation is about keeping cities distinct

I refer to Mercy Wong Chung-yan's letter ('Wing Lee Street is not worth saving from wrecker's ball', March 29).

Her opinions are based on the mistaken assumptions that architectural conservation is an obstacle to development. and the money could be better spent elsewhere.

19 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Old buildings saved from demolition

The Urban Renewal Authority had planned to tear down the old buildings of Wing Lee Street. But at the last minute, it decided to save the street. The small street has 12 tong lau, or traditional Chinese buildings. Recently, the street became more famous because the film Echoes of the Rainbow was set there. The movie won an award in Berlin last month.

22 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Historic compound and SCPA share 88 years of policing

The historic Central Police Station compound on Hollywood Road went to the dogs last Thursday - literally. Its courtyard was lent to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which celebrated its 88th anniversary in Hong Kong in festive fashion. Of course, they wanted the event to include four-legged friends so the empty compound was perfect for everyone's pooches to roam.

8 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Parents upgrade amid baby boom

Hongkongers are having more babies, and until the global financial crisis they were also growing accustomed to regular wage increases and feeling more secure about hanging on to their jobs.

That trend, according to agents, has been driving demand among existing homeowners for upgrading to bigger dwellings.

23 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Preservation lacks long-term vision

The Hong Kong Institute of Architects Heritage & Conservation Committee chairman Edward Leung says that although the preservation in Wan Chai has captured some of the district's most significant architecture, the planning lacks long-term assessment.

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am