Kowloon Tong

Baptist University gets council backing in Kowloon land use battle

Students and lecturers of the Baptist University protest against government plans. Photo: Edward Wong

A council committee has joined the Baptist University's bid to block a government plan to sell a Kowloon Tong site for private housing. The housing and infrastructure committee of the Kowloon City District Council said it opposed the proposal to rezone the site on Renfrew Road from government, institution and community use to residential use.

Friday, 8 March, 2013, 5:20am

Spat demeans academic and minister

Baptist University's president, Professor Albert Chan. Photo: Berton Chang

The spat between Baptist University and the government is a bit like the snapping between the two main characters in Dumb and Dumber. Since that silly Hollywood comedy already has a prequel, perhaps university president Albert Chan Sun-chi and food and health chief Dr Ko Wing-man are aiming to make a sequel.

7 Mar 2013 - 2:35am 2 comments

Q & A with our experts, March 6, 2013

Louis Chan

Q: My employer pays me a monthly rental allowance of over HK$10,000 and I am entitled to this for two more years. I have been using it to rent an apartment, but as property prices keep climbing, I am thinking about buying. Should I give up the rental allowance now or wait till later?

7 May 2015 - 12:50pm

Burglaries at two luxury flats in Kowloon Tong net HK$1.5m

Two luxury flats in Kowloon Tong were burgled on the same night and property valued at more than HK$1.5 million taken.

Police received a report of a burglary in an apartment in Dynasty Height, Yin Ping Road, just after 8pm on Sunday. The thieves took HK$500,000 in cash and property.

30 Oct 2012 - 2:51am

Kowloon Tong luxury flat owners lose bid to jointly sue developer

Owners of luxury flats in Kowloon Tong who are trying to sue the developer for shoddy work suffered a setback after the Court of Appeal ruled they could not act jointly and struck out their claim.

5 Oct 2012 - 3:26am

Apple fans descend on new store in Kowloon Tong

Apple fans at the new store at Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong. Photo: David Wong

Apple welcomed hundreds of eager fans, some of whom had waited in line overnight, at the launch of the technology giant's 385th branded store, at the Festival Walk mall in Kowloon Tong.

30 Sep 2012 - 10:16am

HK$700,000 raised at auction to preserve art school site

Academy of Visual Arts where the auction was held.Photo: David Wong

Students spearheading a drive to preserve an arts academy at a Kai Tak heritage building have promised to set up a fund to keep the campus with the HK$700,000 raised from an auction yesterday.

13 Aug 2012 - 12:04pm

On the market

Yukon Court, Mid-Levels West

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

Gorging on eatery advice

Administrative Management for Catering Service SCE-HKBU

For people thinking of opening their own restaurant, the Administrative Management for Catering Service course offered by the School of Continuing Education at Hong Kong Baptist University (SCE-HKBU) provides an overview on how to run a food and beverage (F&B) business.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

TOWERING prospects

The emergence of premium offices, luxury malls and world-class hotels in Kowloon has reinvigorated an area that has taken a back seat in the development of Hong Kong.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Week ahead


Annie: The Musical

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presents the story of a young girl's search for family and love that takes her on a journey from a New York orphanage. In English with Chinese surtitles. 2pm, 7pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$350-HK$850 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

school news

Tak Nga Secondary School

Students at Tak Nga Secondary School in Yau Yat Chuen celebrated their English Week from April 30 to May 4 with lots of fun and prizes. Students from all year groups enjoyed themselves tremendously by appreciating one another's projects and participating in many exciting lunchtime and after-school English activities.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

school news

St Clare's School held a celebration dinner on May 4 to commemorate its 85th anniversary. Past Students Association chairwoman Amelia Cheung welcomed guests to the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre in Wan Chai.

The welcome was followed by live interviews with distinguished former Clarians.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tears, smiles as school allocations revealed

There was joy for some and tears for others yesterday as parents learned whether their children had won places in the primary schools of their choice for the coming academic year.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Kellett School seeks 'techno-tutors'

Hong Kong is seeing a growing job market for educators, from primary school all the way to college level, as opportunities open up with the establishment of new schools and the expansion of existing ones.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am