Kennedy Town

Here comes Kennedy

Once filled with apothecaries and dried fish stores, Hau Wo Street now boasts Western and fusion cuisine. Photo: Nora Tam

A small street in this out-of-the-way district is quietly starting to figure on the culinary map, writes Anneliese O'Young

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 8:46am

Floating library sails into Hong Kong

The Blair family, Heidrun, Rebecca, 7, James, 3, Amy, 5, James, 3, and Matthew on board the Logos Hope. Photo: Nora Tam

A floating library that sailed into Hong Kong this week has been the only home one little crew member has ever known – three-year-old James Blair is the youngest member of a family that has lived on board for four years.

21 Mar 2013 - 9:40pm 3 comments

Questioning development priorities

Restaurant Bistro du Vin at 1D Davis Street, Kennedy Town. Photo: Dickson Lee

Kennedy Town was a near-paradise to me in 2009. It had the right mixture of Western-style shops, restaurants, pubs and traditional Chinese shops.

20 Jan 2013 - 2:08am

Drying shark fin on Kennedy Town roof shows dirty trade is thriving

Freshly sliced shark fins dry in the sun on the roof of a factory building in Kennedy Town - part of an estimated 30,000 believed to be from mako sharks. Environmentalists say it is proof that the widely reviled trade is still being conducted in the city, even though traders insist that most production has moved to the mainland. Photo: Sam Tsang

A factory rooftop in Kennedy Town carpeted in thousands of freshly sliced shark fins is proof the trade still thrives in the region, environmentalists said yesterday.

4 Jan 2013 - 10:08am 2 comments

Backing low-cost housing plan for old factories

The Cheung Hing Industrial Building. Photo: Edward Wong

I refer to the report ("Old factories to be bulldozed for new flats", October 27).

14 Nov 2012 - 3:15am


In times of pouring rain or oppressive heat, when the children are bouncing off the walls, it's always good to know there's a place where they can bounce off someone else's.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Wheelock cuts Kennedy Town prices

Wheelock Properties will offer partly built luxury flats in a block in Western district at prices up to 30 per cent below those in the secondary market in an attempt lure purchasers despite weakening buyer interest and falling transactions.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

More quarries urged to cut back imports

Hong Kong should develop new quarries to meet the construction industry's heavy demand for rocks rather than rely on imports, says the government's most senior geotechnical engineer.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

University residences burgled

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

BUYERS on the ball

Decrepit low-rise buildings bordering Central are a boon for savvy investors who spot an opportunity where others see the wrecking ball.

Kennedy Town, Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan are home to a blend of former shop houses, crumbling low-rise residential buildings, a smattering of high rises and small Western and local businesses.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

Which jeans have the thick white thread design on the back pockets?

White Lines, Kennedy Town

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Out and about

Densely wooded Mount Davis commands the western approaches to Victoria Harbour. Known in Cantonese as Mo Sing Leng ('touching the stars range'), Mount Davis was named after Sir John Davis, Hong Kong's second governor, who served from 1844 to 1848.

8 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Pok Fu Lam anger over route for trucks moving MTR waste

Parents and other residents of Pok Fu Lam will protest today against the relocation of a barge-loading site that will handle soil and rock excavated for construction of the MTR's South Island Line. The work will mean up to 300 dumper trucks a day plying the area's roads.

30 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Man drowns in Victoria Harbour

A Pakistani man drowned while swimming in Victoria Harbour off Kennedy Town yesterday. Two men, aged 21 and 39, were swimming in the sea off the Sai Ning Street waterfront when they got into difficulty at about 7.30am. A passer-by threw a rescue ring into the sea and called police. The younger swimmer managed to grab the rescue ring, but his friend went missing.

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Double tragedy as ex-schoolmates die in fall

An architect is thought to have fallen to his death while trying to stop an unemployed friend from jumping off a public housing block yesterday just hours after he was honoured at an awards ceremony officiated by Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am