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Kwun Tong District

Something new: pop-upera

The pop-up cinema in Lok Fu Plaza.

 

Ahead of the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's birth next year, a travelling pop-up cinema is screening a Hong Kong-produced film that celebrates the Italian composer's operatic tragedy La Traviata.

Saturday, 6 October, 2012, 11:54pm

Infighting could dash hopes of pro-government parties in HK legco election

In past Legislative Council elections, the rivalry within the pro-establishment camp rarely rose to the surface. This carefully orchestrated and party-whipped harmonious veneer is close to cracking open this year - a breakdown best illustrated in Kowloon East, where Beijing-loyalist candidates face a fiery battle for the constituency's fifth seat - added under electoral reforms in 2010.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:27pm

Weapon found on slope in Sau Mau Ping

A weapon thought to be a submachine gun was found on a slope in Sau Mau Ping yesterday, prompting police to investigate where the gun came from and whether it had been used in any crimes.

The rusty weapon was found in what appeared to be a canvass holster, according to police, who believe it may date to the second world war.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

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

Kwun Tong: Engine of industry sputters out

A factory building in Kwun Tong. Photo: Sam Tsang

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.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The image makers

One of Tang Lai-ming's more vivid memories is of a family picnic when she was little. After a pleasant day out, she was disappointed when her brother was asked to take a portrait of the family.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Man leaps to death after killing wife

A mentally ill man jumped to his death from a 27th floor flat on a Sau Mau Ping estate last night after murdering his wife and seriously injuring his mother and a daughter.

It was the third murder-suicide involving married couples within a month and the second murder this year committed by a mentally ill person.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Outlook & Living - East Kowloon

Set for take-off

About 16,000 private housing units have been planned for Kai Tak. The first batch of land, enough for 4,000 flats, will be released from next year onwards. Kai Tak will have a lower density, featuring a design mix of medium towers and low-rise blocks with courtyards instead of skyscrapers.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Change of plan on redeveloping estates

The Housing Department will rebuild the 37-year-old Pak Tin Estate in Sham Shui Po next year, marking a new redevelopment policy for public-rental homes that gives priority to sites that can yield extra flats.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Mainlander held for abduction of girl

A mainland tourist was arrested in a Mong Kok nightclub early yesterday over the abduction of the two-year-old daughter of his Hong Kong girlfriend. The man, 22, grabbed the girl and ran off after arguing with his girlfriend, 33, on Thursday night.

Youth arrested over ketamine haul

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Studies to test feasibility of cave projects

The government is moving towards burying bits of the city - the unsightly ones - in underground caverns, freeing up more land for housing and economic development, according to officials.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tin Shui Wai, Peng Chau sites for tender

Two sites for tender in Tin Shui Wai and Peng Chau could net the government up to HK$765 million, according to property analysts who say they are not typical development sites.

'Demand for commercial sites in Tin Shui Wai and residential sites in Peng Chau is limited,' said Alvin Lam Tze-pun, a director at Midland Surveyors.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Crooked tycoon declared bankrupt

Disgraced property tycoon George Tan Soon-gin was declared bankrupt in the Court of First Instance yesterday after he failed to pay a debt of more than HK$60 million to his long-time foe, Rogerio Lam Sou-fung.

The debt arose from a legal fight in which Tan (pictured) was found to have sold precious Chinese porcelain borrowed from Lam in 1982.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Briefs

Motorcyclist dies in double taxi crash

A 42-year-old motorcyclist died after hitting a taxi in Sau Mau Ping, Kwun Tong, yesterday. He was headed along Clear Water Bay Road when he crashed into the cab going in the opposite direction. A second motorcycle then rammed into the taxi. Police are investigating.

ATV in last-minute fight against new rival stations

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Mainlanders help SHKP ring up record sales

Twelve Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) shopping centres, including the flagship APM mall in Kwun Tong, saw record sales of HK$12.9 billion last year, driven by mainland tourists.

Maureen Fung Sai-yin, the general manager of SHKP's leasing department, said this was a 30 per cent rise on the year before.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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