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Kwun Tong: Engine of industry sputters out

Chong Yam-ming's factory canteen has seen better days. In the best years, thousands of workers per day called at his 4,400 sq ft canteen tucked inside a factory on Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong.

Friday, 27 July, 2012, 12:00am

Kowloon East is growing at a rapid pace

The transformation of Kowloon East into a decentralised hub for corporate offices is continuing at a rapid pace.

The 25-storey MG Tower at Hoi Bun Road in Kwun Tong is the latest new building to be completed, adding 620,000 sqft of office space.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong

Kwun Tong is a dramatic example of Hong Kong's transformation into a modern metropolis. South of Kwun Tong Road, the old factory buildings of this former industrial neighbourhood are being gradually bought up and replaced by gleaming glass-and-steel skyscrapers.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Architectural landmark shows the potential of urban renewal

When a cement factory and a facility for storing ice are no longer needed it can spell uncertainty for a thriving industrial area. But urban renewal plans for Kwun Tong have seen some eye-catching pieces of office architecture take shape.

25 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Towering above the storm clouds

High-level investors have a handy Chinese maxim to fall on when asked on how they will fare in uncertain economic times - it's the one about crisis and opportunity sharing the same characters.

10 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Kwun Tong building for sale

A 14-storey industrial building in Kwun Tong will be offered for auction with an estimated price of more than HK$600 million. Piazza Industrial Building has a total floor area of 400,000 square feet and can be redeveloped for commercial use. Knight Frank is the sole marketing agent of the site. Peggy Sito

25 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Kwun Tong plan draws comments

The Town Planning Board received about 600 comments yesterday on the Kwun Tong redevelopment project spearheaded by the Urban Renewal Authority.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Iconic tower too tall, town planner says

A high-rise proposed for the Kwun Tong redevelopment site has been criticised for being 'too tall' and possibly disrupting the ridge line.

The 90-storey commercial tower - intended by the Urban Renewal Authority to be a district landmark - came under attack at a meeting of the Town Planning Board yesterday.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Correct approach to urban renewal

The Urban Renewal Authority has come in for some criticism for plans to redevelop parts of Hong Kong that residents do not want to relinquish for historical or sentimental reasons. But its most ambitious project yet - tearing down 5.3 hectares of a shabby district of Kwun Tong - would seem to be meeting little resistance.

24 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Winsor upbeat on Kwun Tong complex

Winsor Properties Holdings, a mid-sized Hong Kong-listed developer, expects that its Landmark East office complex in Kwun Tong will benefit from companies moving out of Central amid rising rent in grade A offices.

12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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