Fire at Tsueng Kwan O estate injures four

Firemen investigate the cause of the blaze that badly damaged the 10th-floor flat of Tak Yue House at Hau Tak Estate in Tseung Kwan O. Photo: David Wong

Four people were sent to hospital and about 100 others evacuated after fire broke out at a public housing block in Tseung Kwan O on Tuesday morning. One male resident suffered serious burns while three others felt unwell suffering from smoke inhalation. About 100 residents had to be evacuated to an open area on the ground.

Tuesday, 19 March, 2013, 11:55pm

Abduction scare at Ho Man Tin primary school

Police officers stand guard outside Pui Ching Primary School in Ho Man Tin on Monday. Photo: David Wong

A middle-aged woman is being sought by police after a four-year-old girl was allegedly abducted near her school in Ho Man Tin on Monday.

14 Mar 2013 - 12:13am

Urban renaissance


Two massive infrastructure projects will change the face of Kowloon forever. And that's not all, because there are ambitious regeneration plans for the old areas of the peninsula.

The story so far highlights the rebirth of West Kowloon, where a master-planned area - complete with office towers, city parks, museums, hotels and residential buildings - is half way to completion.

14 Dec 2012 - 11:27am

Kowloon sites may relieve retail property shortage

West Kowloon

New and emerging commercial property locations including East Kowloon and the West Kowloon waterfront are expected to ease the shortage of retail space in Hong Kong, according to property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

5 May 2015 - 11:48am

'King of Kowloon' Tsang Tsou-choi's surviving street art threatened

Photo: Red Dog Studios

While a graffiti work by the "King of Kowloon" has made its way to a public museum, one of the last remaining authentic street works by Tsang Tsou-choi is slowly decaying, its future still a muddle.

22 Sep 2012 - 4:00am

Home prices in HK record slight increase in first three weeks of August

Property price movement

Hong Kong's home prices continue to rise, though sales in some districts have started to slow amid concerns further policy measures may be introduced to curb resurgent demand.

22 Aug 2012 - 5:08am

Residents help to pick areas for revamp in Kowloon City

Three dilapidated areas in Kowloon City covering about 30 streets have been identified as priority redevelopment zones under a plan backed by residents and district councillors.

The zones have been chosen under a new redevelopment policy under which communities are encouraged to get involved in selection rather than being dictated to by the Urban Renewal Authority.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

On the market

Yukon Court, Mid-Levels West

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

PLA showcases latest weaponry

The People's Liberation Army had a chance to display its latest military hardware when it welcomed 15,000 members of the public to its Ngong Shuen Chau naval base on Stonecutters Island yesterday.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Rock out to Street Jam

The summer holidays will move into full swing today as a month of local and international music gets underway in Kowloon Bay.

Summer Street Jam in Telford Plaza will also feature Julius the Monkey merchandise and themed areas.

Lasting until August 26, Street Jam will showcase a range of artists.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

PLA welcomes visitors to Stonecutters Island

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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

Euro-zone woes set to erode office rents in Central

The retail property sector may be booming, but the outlook for grade-A office rents in Central is bleaker, with analysts predicting global uncertainty triggered by the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis to push rentals down in the second half as corporates migrate to cheaper areas of Hong Kong.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am



4/F Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D'Aguilar Street, Central. Tel: 2804 6611. This bar has a vibe that invites lingering, but stick to the classic cocktails rather than the signature drinks or limited wine and beer selection. Recommended: the mojitos (HK$80) were a treat.

Baby Buddha

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Alfie's by Kee

M18-19, M/F Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central. Tel: 2530 4422. With its dark wood, dimmed lights and leather lounges to sink into, Alfie's more than matches the Dunhill boys' club aesthetic. Recommended: Pimm's by Kee and the lemon grass martini.


12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am