Kwun Tong

Wheelock to sell second tower at One Bay East in Kwun Tong

Stewart Leung says the firm will start selling several residential projects from May. Photo: Thomas Yau

Following last year's HK$4.5 billion sale of an office tower in Kwun Tong, Wheelock Properties will soon dispose of the second building in the twin-tower development.

Monday, 17 March, 2014, 7:02pm

Dying Kwun Tong town centre awaits revival

The exterior of Kwun Tong Silver Theatre located at Yue Man Square in Kwun Tong. Photo: Sam Tsang

Yue Man Square, which was once the bustling heart of Kwun Tong, lies half empty after the original businesses moved out and the Urban Renewal Authority was unable to re-let their units temporarily - because of illegal structures.

16 Mar 2013 - 5:13am

Kwun Tong alley shopkeepers stand their ground against URA

Cobbler Ho Kei-sing, 74, was not among those offered the option to bid for a market unit as his business is located just outside Yan Shun Lane. Photo: Nora Tam

Three months before a deadline to move out, 28 small businesses in a Kwun Tong alley stand in the way of the Urban Renewal Authority's biggest project ever. The businesses, in their makeshift shops in Yan Shun Lane, are among the last holdouts in the Kwun Tong town centre redevelopment area.

16 Mar 2013 - 6:53am 1 comment

Plans to gentrify Kwun Tong threaten its music and arts scene

Paul Yip, organiser of the Forgotten Dreams Carnival in Kwun Tong. Photo: Felix Wong

It's a Saturday evening on Kwun Tong promenade, formerly known as the public cargo working area. Under the flyover stretching alongside it, children are dancing to electro music being played by a DJ. This is the Forgotten Dreams Carnival, an arts and music event originally planned for last year.

4 Mar 2013 - 10:37am

Letters to the Editor, January 21, 2013

Delhi remains the crime capital of India. Photo: NYT

Top ranking a poisoned chalice

I refer to the report ("Populist policies 'threaten HK's reign as freest economy'", January 11).

The US organisation with the pompous title, the Heritage Foundation, has given this top spot to the city "since the ranking started in 1995".

21 Jan 2013 - 3:35am 2 comments

District councillors and residents oppose housing plans

A grave at Cha Kwo Ling, one area that may be developed.

A government plan to rezone land for housing use yesterday ran into opposition from communities and a member of the Executive Council, despite the chief executive's calls for support.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:17am 1 comment

9,000 counterfeit credit cards seized in Kwun Tong

Nearly 9,000 unfinished fake credit cards have been seized in a raid on a Kwun Tong flat, the largest haul of its kind in a decade.

Two people living in the public housing flat at Yau Tong Estate were arrested during the operation, carried out about 5pm on Thursday.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:30am

New health facilities and footbridge to be built in Kwun Tong

A new pedestrian link and health centre will be provided in Kwun Tong under a redevelopment project now under way, say officials.

The HK$95 million footbridge and HK$105 million health centre were designed to cater to the needs of a growing and ageing population in the area, the Development Bureau said.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:52am

Police officer leaves 18 notebooks on bus to Kwun Tong

Police have set up a working group led by a deputy commissioner to find ways to better handle material carrying personal data after a series of privacy leaks.

The latest incident happened yesterday when a constable left 18 notebooks on a bus.

Earlier this month two fixed-penalty traffic tickets were lost separately.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:19am

'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

City Digest, September 17, 2012

Diver disappears in seas off Sai Kung

An air and sea search continued last night for a 59-year-old diver who went missing in seas off Sai Kung. The man was last seen by fellow divers near Kung Chau.

Teenager stabbed by gang in car park

17 Sep 2012 - 4:20am

Woman fined for forwarding harassing calls to Kwun Tong police

A woman victim of harassing anonymous phone calls was fined HK$1,000 at Kwun Tong Court yesterday for forwarding them to the police.

Tsoi Chi-piu, 38, had pleaded guilty to forwarding 79 calls to Kwun Tong police station between December 6 and 9 last year. She said she had done it to deter the silent caller.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:50am

Closing the book on a community institution

There is only one store doing business on this street in Kwun Tong; the others are locked up - bought out for redevelopment by the government.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

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

Tseung Kwan O serviced apartments 'a trend-setter'

Sun Hung Kai Properties believes its latest upmarket serviced apartment project in Tseung Kwan O will set a new benchmark for rents in the area.

Located above the Tseung Kwan O MTR station, the 176-unit serviced apartment tower Vega Suites will be launched this month for monthly rents of between HK$45 and HK$50 per square foot.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm