Lower Ngau Tau Kok (Ii) Estate

A sheltering, well-sheltered career

The opportunity to make a contribution to improving the living standards of Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) tenants is a continuous supply of motivation for Connie Lai Fan Siu-wah, chief planning officer with the Hong Kong Housing Department (HD).

Saturday, 16 June, 2012, 12:00am

Housing estate refuses to come down without a struggle

Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate may have been built more than 40 years ago, but its designers used what one engineer describes as 'a very modern approach'.

It is this approach that is posing a challenge to the workers who are now pulling it down.

Five of the seven 16-floor buildings were made with prefabricated components.

28 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

From the Vanishing Point

Eddie Chan Wai-hing, John Choy and Michael Wolf's photographs of old and demolished public housing estates such as Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate and Sau Mau Ping Estate (including Chan's untitled work, above). Tue-Sun (including public holidays), noon-8pm, 1a Space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2529 0087. Ends Jun 18

15 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Will rehousing successes be extended to city's cage dwellers?

Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng highlights the work of the Housing Authority and the many dedicated, professional and competent members of her staff who serve the community ('Estate's closure marks milestone for people-first housing policy', January 25).

6 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Estate's closure marks milestone for people-first housing policy

About two million people live in public rental housing provided by the Hong Kong Housing Authority. With social mobility and population growth, people moving in and out of public housing estates is a common sight. However as the last six families left the old Lower Ngau Tau Kok estate last week, the event had a special meaning.

25 Jan 2010 - 12:00am


Don't confuse infatuation and love

You might get butterflies in your stomach when you see your special someone. Your heart might pump when they are around, and you might feel lost or restless when they are not.

You might feel like you're living in a dream. You probably think you are in love, but it could simply be infatuation.

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Man held over theft of pipes at old estate

Police arrested an unemployed man yesterday on suspicion of stealing more than 100 metal water pipes outside vacant flats in the 40-year-old Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate set for demolition this year. The pipes were worth thousands of dollars, police said. A guard called police at 12.10am after he saw the suspect, 46, carrying pipes.

22 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Housing estate mementos set for auction

Hair driers from barber shops, coffee cups from tea restaurants and bread-display cabinets from bakeries are among memorabilia from one of the city's oldest housing estates that will go up for auction tonight.

They are among about 50 items collected from shops, restaurants and residents of Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate, which is set for demolition.

17 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Ode to a dying trade

Everybody in Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate recognises the 'woman' in a red Chinese wedding dress adorned with hand-stitched phoenixes.

'I'm married to her,' jokes Lam Mou-chung, owner of Ka Lai Stitching Store, referring to his mannequin. 'She's been with me for 32 years.'

17 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Warning on Ngau Tau Kok nostalgia visits

Visitors to the Ngau Tau Kok Estate hoping to get a final glimpse of the buildings before they are demolished have been urged not to disturb tenants still living there.

The 40-year-old public housing estate in Kwun Tong has become a hotspot for nostalgia buffs keen to photograph a part of the city's history before it vanishes.

9 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Authority sets rents for new estates

Monthly rents for 7,751 flats in the Housing Authority's two estates to be completed in the second half of the year will be HK$39.60 per square metre and HK$56 per square metre. The Upper Ngau Kok Estate phase 2 and 3, which consists of 4,584 flats, will be HK$56 per square metre. The 3,167 flats in Ching Ho Estate phase 1, in Fanling, will be HK$39.60 per square metre.

20 May 2008 - 12:00am

Man jumps to his death Danny Mok

A 21-year-old man jumped to his death from a Ngau Tau Kok building yesterday. The man, surnamed Fung, landed on the second floor of Block A of Wang Kwong Building on Ngau Tau Kok Road at 2.20pm. Firemen and ambulance crew reached him with a hydraulic platform and found him dead.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Ugly bug ball

A gargantuan spider and a swarm of giant insects descended on the Hong Kong Institute of Education's campus last weekend. They may have looked like props from a science fiction movie, but the creations, including dragonfly with a seven-metre wingspan, were primary students' entries into a 'walkable art' parade that drew participants from 14 schools.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Residents feel relocations will be divisive

Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate residents, who are due to be the first affected by differential rents when they are relocated in 2008 and 2009, say the government proposal would be divisive by stigmatising those living in cheaper flats.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Survey to check on health of old estates

Authority says demolition would be considered only on uneconomical sites

All public rental estates more than 40 years old are to receive comprehensive health checks to make sure they are still safe to live in.

10 Aug 2005 - 12:00am