Ma On Shan

Luxury site attracts developers

Residential plot in Ho Man Tin (right) receives 13 bids while commercial land in Ma On Shan gets eight.

Developers have shown keen interest in a luxury residential site in Ho Man Tin, with its tender attracting 13 bids. A commercial site in Ma On Shan, however, received just eight bids, said a spokesman for the Lands Department.

Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 4:03am

Fireball rips through Ma On Shan restaurant, injuring 21

The gas explosion shattered windows, showering the street below in glass shards. Photo: May Tse

Twenty-one people were injured, one critically, after a fire sparked by a gas explosion tore through a crowded restaurant at lunch hour yesterday. More than 200 others were evacuated.

10 Jan 2013 - 10:40am

Ma On Shan restaurant blast injures 20

A worker sweeps up broken glass after an explosion in a seafood restaurant in Chevalier Garden, Ma On Shan, on Wednesday. Photo: May Tse

About 20 people were injured – four seriously – in an explosion at a Chinese restaurant in Ma On Shan around noon on Wednesday.

The blast triggered a fire and created air currents that caused glass windows facing the street to shatter onto the road and pavement.

The explosion occurred in a second-floor restaurant at Chevalier Garden’s commercial centre shortly after 12pm.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:47pm

Auction of two residential sites defy new bid to cool property market

The site at Ma On Shan was bought by Cheung Kong for HK$2.9 billion, 5 per cent higher than the maximum evaluation. Photo: Dickson Lee

Two residential sites have sold for higher-than-expected prices only two weeks after the government introduced new measures to cool the property market.

8 Nov 2012 - 3:35am 1 comment

City Digest

Thousands sign against national education

Thousands of people signed petitions against the planned introduction of the national education curriculum in September at signature stalls across the city yesterday, said the convenor of the student-activist group Scholarism, Joshua Wong Chi-fung. The petitions would be handed to the Education Bureau, he said.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Park life

Life would seem to be sweet for the old couple next door. Their daughter moved them from the wilds of Ma On Shan to North Point to be closer to their grandchildren, giving them a luxuriously furnished flat convenient for every need and providing a maid. But the pair are not happy.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Seaside comforts

Although some seaside properties in the New Territories can be found in remote locations, most are built in clusters.

These areas include Tai Po and along the coastline of Tolo Harbour, such as Pak Shek Kok and Ma On Shan. Sai Kung has become a haven for classy houses, attracting locals and expatriates, while Discovery Bay provides resort-style living on Lantau Island.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Reclamation project will destroy last natural beach in Sha Tin district

The government plans to reclaim Wu Kai Sha beach.

This beautiful location is the last remaining natural beach in Sha Tin district.

Many people visit it throughout the year, particularly on public holidays and at weekends.

Reclamation will rob not only Sha Tin but the whole of Hong Kong of this rare and precious natural coastal area.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sensational baby class

My 13-month-old son attends few activities that don't involve his older siblings in some way, so we were looking forward to our hour of songs, activities, baby massage and interaction with other babies at the Sensational Baby class led by Kathryn Eagle.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

United fronts fight seaside reclamation

Residents across the city are fighting the government's ambitious waterfront reclamation plans, which they say would damage the coastline and worsen traffic.

A list of 25 proposed sites for reclamation to boost the land available for housing development was released for public consultation last month by the government.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beach is lifeline for stroke victim

A small beach littered with stones may not be the most appealing spot to escape the summer heat, but for housewife Wong Fong-li, who needs daily aquatherapy to recover from a stroke, it is the best affordable option.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Driver scuffles with police after high-speed chase

A Toyota saloon reached speeds of 150km/h as the driver tried to evade police during a nine-kilometre car chase that ended in a cul-de-sac in Ma On Shan yesterday.

The 36-year-old driver refused to open the car doors and a policeman had to use his baton to smash a window. The driver injured two constables in the ensuing struggle before being arrested, police said.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

Ruby Court

Completed in 1987, Ruby Court has three to four-bedroom apartments with sea views over South Bay Beach. Facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, squash court and gym. The flat for sale is about 2,200 sq ft, with four bedrooms, separate living and dining rooms, balcony, a maid's room, and fully fitted kitchen. Asking price is HK$53 million.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Putting unwanted skills to good use

The world has opened up for Tam Fung-chin, 47, since she went to work a year ago at a shop run by the Hong Kong Women Workers' Association.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Ma On Shan, North

The town planners got something right in Ma On Shan. On sunny days, streams of joggers, cyclists and strollers - many with strollers - wend their way up the waterfront promenade along Tolo Harbour. As the afternoon draws in, the sun sets slowly behind the Pat Sin Leng range and, on clear days, behind the Observatory's weather radar 'golf ball' on Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong's tallest peak.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am