Joyce Ng

Visiting boy, 7, dies in plunge from 31st floor

A seven-year-old mainland boy who had been in Hong Kong just 24 hours plunged to his death from a public-housing block yesterday after he ran ahead of his mother, got into a lift alone and pressed the button to the 31st floor.

Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 12:00am

Decision delayed on urn project

The Advisory Council on the Environment was unable to agree yesterday on whether to endorse a controversial columbarium project at an ecologically sensitive Sha Lo Tung site in Tai Po.

They want the developer to front up at the next meeting to address their concerns before making a final decision.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Papers cast doubt on C.Y. explanation

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying might have been aware of the existence of illegal structures on his two houses on The Peak when he bought them, a clause in the sale and purchase agreement suggests.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

End small-house policy, says Lam

The candidate favoured to become the next chief secretary is calling for an end to what some see as the infinite demand from rural indigenous villagers for homes under the small-house policy.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm

Full findings on old government site withheld

Detailed recommendations by an expert panel which concluded that the former government headquarters 'should not be dismembered' have not been provided to heritage advisers due to meet to discuss the Central landmark's future tomorrow.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Flaw space

The ruling requiring estate agents to advertise the actual area of a property offered for sale on the secondary market comes a bit late for Cindy Yiu.

A few years ago she bought a second-hand flat in La Cite Noble, a development in Tseung Kwan O, which according to the estate agent's assessment of the gross floor area covered 527 square feet.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Size matters in new code on flat sales

Advertisements for second-hand homes will have to show exactly how much space there is in each flat from next year, though estate agents will not be banned from using a controversial measure that can hugely inflate the quoted size of flats.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Creating a new lease on life for historic tenement

Conservationists are keen to keep a historic tenement in Wan Chai alive with cultural and social activities for residents and visitors before the building is renovated next year.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

More homes urged to cater for the elderly

The incoming government should provide more housing for the elderly as a quarter of the city's population will be over 65 by 2036, says Marco Wu Moon-hoi, a former deputy director of housing.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Media condemns police restrictions

Journalists condemned what they called 'discriminatory' press arrangements by the police on Sunday.

Only four television stations were allowed to use a media zone close to the central government liaison office to report on a commemoration of the Tiananmen crackdown.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Police accused of 'media discrimination' at rally

Journalists condemned the police's 'discriminatory' press arrangements yesterday as only four TV stations were allowed to use a media zone close to the central government liaison office to report a commemoration of the Tiananmen crackdown.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Nun in temple vigil to defy 'developers'

A Buddhist nun resisting her eviction from a temple in Yuen Long fears that she is being intimidated into leaving by business interests who want to turn the site into a columbarium.

Defiant Sik Chi-sin is continuing to stand firm at the Kung Um Meditation Master Temple, which is about 100 years old and which she has looked after since 1998.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Old couple get another year together

Centenarian Ng King-yin and his 95-year-old wife Lam Sau-king moved into a private care home together last Tuesday, temporarily easing fears that they would be forced to live apart after eight decades as a couple.

But their fees at the private home in Kowloon will only be paid by a sponsor for one year and their long wait for a government-subsidised home continues.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Housing Society off beam, lawmakers say

The Housing Society has come under fire for 'straying from its mission' as it introduced two upmarket elderly housing projects to lawmakers yesterday.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bid to break heritage deadlock

The owner of Ho Tung Gardens should get no more than half of what she wants in compensation over a government conservation plan for the mansion on The Peak, according to a consultancy report commissioned by a foundation, of which her nephew is patron.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm