Kowloon Bay

Hong Kong's first zero-carbon building ready for viewing

Photo: Dickson Lee

The city's first zero-carbon building, in Kowloon Bay, is expected to produce an energy surplus equivalent to one year's electricity usage by 132 four-person families.

Tuesday, 18 December, 2012, 3:54am

Bidding frenzy for Kowloon Bay commercial site

Tseung Kwan O site

A commercial site put up for tender by the Lands Department in Kowloon Bay attracted 20 bids by yesterday's deadline compared with just six for a residential site in Tseung Kwan O, in a further sign of developers' response to government attempts to cool the housing market.

24 Nov 2012 - 4:35am

Opinions vary on whether prices will drop at plots reserved for residents

Property-industry players were split on the impact of the government's announcement yesterday that flats to be built on two plots at the former Kai Tak airport will be reserved for individual buyers with permanent residency in Hong Kong.

7 Sep 2012 - 3:10am

Kowloon East revamp to embrace creativity, planner tells Venice panel

Artists' impressions of the monorail planned to link Kai Tak with the new business district. Buses may be used instead. Image: SMP

Small businesses and creative industries will not be wiped out by the redevelopment of Kowloon East, says the man tasked to oversee the vast area's transformation into the city's next business district.

However, some of those who live in the area remain sceptical of the government's plans.

2 Sep 2012 - 3:04am

Retail switch for industrial sites has flaws

Limited retail space for sale and rising land costs have led some shopping mall operators to consider converting industrial buildings to shopping arcades, but property experts question the viability and efficiency of such a strategy.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:43pm

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

Residents want cash not flats

Residents offered flat-for-flat compensation at a Ma Tau Kok redevelopment project have all rejected the offers, the Urban Renewal Authority said yesterday.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tutorial colleges are popular thanks to interfering parents and peer pressure

The highlight of promotional leaflets of tutorial schools is the claim that their teachers can help students get straight As.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

U.S. campaign to lure cruise line operators

Top executives from Worldwide Flight Services will fly from Hong Kong to Miami tomorrow to kick off a marketing and promotion campaign to lure cruise lines, operators and retailers to the Kai Tak cruise terminal.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK a 'pivotal stop for vessels in Asia'

Hong Kong, a budding cruise hub, is expected to become pivotal in multi-stop Asian travel because of its strategic position, tourism veterans say.

Having a cruise terminal that can start accommodating the world's largest vessels by next year can also reinforce the city's regional standing.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Today: COL Limited event. 'Smarten up HR management workshop: How much do you know about late employees/overtime work'. KITEN, Kowloon Bay.

Australian Chamber of Commerce: International Women's Day lunch. Grand Hyatt.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

New water sports centre 'would benefit public'

The aquatic community is ramping up efforts to convince the government to build an international water sports centre at Kai Tak.

Nearly 80 stakeholders will meet the town planning board on Friday to present their case for a fully fledged international course, one which could host an Asian Games and world championships.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The Vaccines

The English indie rock band in concert. Feb 11, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$390 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: www.untitled.asia

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

New role sought for old hangar

Rusted and empty, the old Royal Air Force hangar stands obscured by thick undergrowth and high-rises, its wartime role half a century ago remembered only by a few aviation and history buffs trying to prevent it from falling further into obscurity.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Select areas will resist slump

Hong Kong property prices have entered a down cycle, but flats located along railway lines on the island and those sought by end-users are expected to show the strongest resistance to falling prices, agents say.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am