Kwun Chung

Monolingual policy will eventually lead to dumbing down of district secretariat

I refer to the letter by Yau Tsim Mong district councillor Chan Wai-keung ('District councils' non-English outlook translates clearly into discrimination', May 12).

Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am

Art house

Behind the bustle of Stanley Main Street is a quiet little oasis. Here, British fashion designer Zoe Jordan has transformed a traditional village house into a comfortable, contemporary home.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

It's curtains for city's last sex cinema, a refuge for the old and hen-pecked

Hong Kong's last porn cinema is throwing in the towel.

Kwun Chung Theatre is closing its doors for the last time at the end of this month.

12 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Drivers diverted as road closes

Drivers are warned of possible confusion when a major route connecting southbound traffic from the Western Harbour Tunnel to Tsim Sha Tsui is closed for five years from Sunday.

However, the MTR Corporation said the new replacement road would provide a shorter and more convenient alternative.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Although very much still a steakhouse, Prime keeps the atmosphere light with the clean lines of its minimalist, grey leather armchairs, wood-panelled walls and unfussy furnishings. It also has sweeping views of Civic Square and its palm trees.

14 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Terminus buries roads to link with district

Pedestrians are a major beneficiary of the MTR Corp's plan for the multibillion-dollar West Kowloon terminus of the Hong Kong-Guangzhou high-speed railway, which it unveiled yesterday and which will go to public tender before the end of the year.

18 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

HK$50b deals for HK rail link expected

The value of new contracts awarded for Hong Kong's contentious high-speed railway will balloon to tens of billions of dollars this year, said a contractor bidding for the deals.

16 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Lawmakers told why rail link cost soared to HK$65b

Half of the 65 per cent rise in the cost of the planned high-speed rail line to Guangzhou is due to the many design improvements, and the other half is because of unexpectedly high inflation, transport officials told lawmakers yesterday.

17 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Cheaper rail link a must, say academics

A group of 70 academics has urged the government to rethink its HK$65.2 billion plan to build a cross-border express rail link.

They said in a joint statement that the plan, involving the construction of a terminus in West Kowloon, was too expensive and should not be rushed through.

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Is express link on the wrong track?

For a person who travels frequently between Guangzhou and Hong Kong, the news that a ride on the new HK$65.2 billion cross-border express will cost just HK$180 may sound exciting.

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Road costs lopped off bill for Guangzhou link

The government has managed to claw back its projected bill for the planned express rail link to Guangzhou to under HK$60 billion - by excluding the cost of building connecting road networks from the estimate.

The revised estimate is expected to be submitted to the Executive Council tomorrow.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Beijing academic urges HK lawmakers to block costly express rail link

Hong Kong should consider improving the existing railway service running between Hung Hom and Guangzhou instead of building a high-speed rail line, according to a leading transport economist in Beijing.

4 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

M+ museum's budget too low for world-class centre, experts claim

The M+ museum to be built in the West Kowloon Cultural District will cost an estimated HK$4.7 billion, but arts and culture experts said the budget was too small to create a world-class centre.

23 May 2008 - 12:00am

Shocking loss of life adds another grim chapter to the history of Hong Kong

The bus tragedy was the most serious traffic accident and one of the worst disasters in terms of lost lives for three decades in Hong Kong.

In 1973, 15 passengers were killed when their bus plunged down a ravine on Lantau.

The worst tragedy in recent times was the Garley Building fire in Yau Ma Tei in 1996, in which 40 people died and 80 were hurt.

11 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Suspected teen sex attacker arrested

A suspected sex attacker, 17, was arrested for indecently assaulting a woman in Yau Ma Tei. The teenager was chased by two passersby after he attacked the woman in Nathan Road at about 1.30am. He was arrested as he ran out of a building in Jordan Road.

21 Apr 2001 - 12:00am