Kwun Lung Lau

More quarries urged to cut back imports

Hong Kong should develop new quarries to meet the construction industry's heavy demand for rocks rather than rely on imports, says the government's most senior geotechnical engineer.

Wednesday, 28 September, 2011, 12:00am

Rooftop protest targets construction firm

More than 20 construction contractors climbed on to the roof of Kwun Lung Lau estate in Kennedy Town at midday yesterday to protest against a construction firm that allegedly had owed them HK$3 million for two years. Some contractors clashed with workers renovating the building. The protest ended after police and firemen arrived.

17 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Double tragedy as ex-schoolmates die in fall

An architect is thought to have fallen to his death while trying to stop an unemployed friend from jumping off a public housing block yesterday just hours after he was honoured at an awards ceremony officiated by Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Double tragedy as ex-schoolmates die in fall

An engineer is thought to have fallen to his death while trying in vain to stop his jobless friend from jumping off a public housing block in Western early yesterday.

The bodies of Leung Kam-kong, 28, and Chan Kei-tai, 27, who had been friends since school, were found lying a short distance apart outside Block F of the Kwun Lung Lau estate in Lung Wah Street at 1am.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Why I voted against top partyman

Why did The Frontier's Cyd Ho Sau-lan beat Ip Kwok-him of DAB in their district council contest?

26 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Housing Society release

Tomorrow, Hong Kong Housing Society is releasing all the units of Cayman Rise in Kennedy Town for sale after registering 4,445 prospective buyers. All 496 units, except for a small number reserved for rehousing residents of Housing Society's neighbouring Kwun Lung Lau estate, will be on sale. The first batch is priced at the average of HK$3,392 per square foot.

31 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Fire puts three in hospital

Three people were overcome by smoke when an empty flat caught fire in a block in Western early yesterday, forcing 100 residents to quit the Kwun Lung Lau apartment building in their pyjamas.

Two women, aged 32 and 71, and a man, 83, were admitted to Queen Mary Hospital in stable condition.

23 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Airport layoffs inquiry cost $1m

Legislators spent $1.05 million on an inquiry into layoffs of foreign airport workers, it emerged yesterday.

A report into the inquiry, released today, shows that the hearing was cheaper than those into the case of sacked ICAC deputy director Alex Tsui Ka-kit, and the Kwun Lung Lau landslide.

The Tsui case cost $1.38 million and the landslide hearing $1.08 million.

5 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Safety of slopes targeted

OFFICIALS' powers are to be widened in an attempt to avoid serious landslides such as the Kwun Lung Lau tragedy in which five people were killed.

Laws would be amended so officials could order owners of private slopes to check underground drains, said Assistant Director of Buildings Cheng Wei-dart.

26 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Owners face bill for slopes

PRIVATE owners could be forced to have their slopes regularly checked and maintained as part of a package of proposals to go before the new Legislative Council.

The controversial move is backed by the Geotechnical Engineering Office, which is frustrated by the failure of owners to heed its warnings to take care of their slopes.

2 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Residents fear second landslip tragedy

RESIDENTS of Kwun Lung Lau held weekend prayers to remember those crushed when torrential rain brought tonnes of rubble crashing onto a pathway a year ago yesterday.

24 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

July takes a drenching

RAIN lashing the territory from Wednesday until the sun returned yesterday swept total rainfall this month to 1.5 times the average.

But fine weather has been forecast for the next few days by the Royal Observatory, which also says the year remains on the dry side.

17 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Tougher fines for poor slopes

NEGLIGENT landlords who fail to maintain slopes on their properties may have to pay higher fines, the Works Branch warned yesterday.

The branch is considering increasing the fine from $50,000 to $200,000 in extreme cases of slope neglect which might lead to incidents like last year's fatal Kwun Lung Lau landslide.

13 May 1995 - 12:00am

$1.3b to improve slopes

AN extra $1.3 billion will be spent on improving all the territory's old slopes by 2000, legislators were told yesterday.

5 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Hi-tech bid to stop landslips

ENGINEERS are examining hi-tech monitoring systems in an attempt to prevent landslips such as the one at Kwun Lung Lau, Kennedy Town, which killed five people last summer.

3 Apr 1995 - 12:00am