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The Year of the Dragon represents a year full of might and energy.

Friday, 17 February, 2012, 12:00am

Subsidised homes near 1997 prices

Hong Kong's property boom is now affecting government-subsidised homes, with the price of a flat at one subsidised-housing estate almost reaching the 1997 peak.

The 521 square foot flat in Kornhill Gardens, Quarry Bay, was sold for HK$4.18 million, or HK$8,023 per square foot, according to Centaline Property Agency.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Chief builds on towering legacy

From his high-rise office in the heart of Causeway Bay, Dennis Lau Wing-kwong has a bird's-eye view of many buildings his firm has designed over the past three decades.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Crash driver held on drug charge

3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Hermitage sales positive sign, agents say

Strong sales of Sino Land's The Hermitage in Tai Kok Tsui signal a return to positive sentiment among buyers, agents say.

30 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

AT A GLANCE - Eastern District


30 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Victim may be police officer

Police are investigating whether a 44-year-old woman who committed suicide in her car near her Quarry Bay home yesterday is a police officer. A sticker from Crime Kowloon West Headquarters was found on the Mercedes Benz, in which the body of the woman, surnamed Chow, was found at 4.45pm along with burned charcoal. The car was at Grand Plaza Apartments in Kornhill Road.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Saleswoman admits theft of 108 items

A 27-year-old saleswoman who stuffed 108 items into two bags and then walked out of a department store without paying pleaded guilty to theft yesterday. Eastern Court heard that a plain-clothes security guard saw Chu Ying-sui filling the bags inside Jusco at Kornhill Plaza on July 24. She was arrested when she left without paying.

31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

10pc deposit, 100pc happy

It is not often you see a young man of 22 walk into a residential building, choose a flat, present a down payment and walk out the proud owner of his own domestic space.

Property may not be the scene of Ernest Wong O-cheung, now 26, but the web developer made a couple of mature, savvy and timely decisions that he has no reason to regret.

12 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

In Brief

ambulance driver gets life for killing wife

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Mystery of boy's electrocution

The 12-year-old is fatally shocked after entering a light well to retrieve a lost ball

An investigation has been launched into the electrocution of a 12-year-old boy, who died as he climbed a ladder in a light well to retrieve a football.

Electricians have been unable to find the source of the shock which killed Primary Five student Cheuk Lei-lung.

27 May 2004 - 12:00am

Baby-wear shoplifter fined $500

A 32-year-old woman who was convicted of theft yesterday told the court she stole the items for her infant daughter.

Nguyen Thi-thuy, a divorcee with a six-month-old baby girl, was fined $500 after being convicted of one count of theft in Eastern Court.

7 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Behind the mask

A daily look at how Hongkongers are coming to terms with Sars. Today we speak to 21-year-old Jeanne Ng Hoi-fung, a third-year philosophy and psychology student at the University of Hong Kong.

16 Apr 2003 - 12:00am


Two undercover Post Office workers checking on delivery services called police after they spotted a bogus postman delivering letters at Kornhill. The 43-year-old was with his 45-year-old postman brother. Both men were dressed in full uniform. Police said it was an offence to impersonate a government employee.

10 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Misleading sign

In Hong Kong, so many road signs confuse motorists.

One prime example is the sign at North Point which is supposed to guide eastbound traffic on the Eastern Corridor to the right lane leading to Kornhill, so they do not go into the lane that takes them to the Eastern Harbour Crossing, or drive straight on to Chai Wan.

26 Nov 2002 - 12:00am