Letters to the Editor, January 27, 2013

Columbariums are now in short supply. Photo: Sam Tsang

Naysayers threaten city's development

The government has limited land resources and finds it hard to allocate land to alleviate Hong Kong's housing shortage.

Sunday, 27 January, 2013, 1:53am 4 comments

Mid-Levels unlikely to see rush to develop

Ebenezer School in Pok Fu Lam Road is one example of a building that could be redeveloped into projects with higher plot ratios, agents say. Photo: Nora Tam

News that the government might lift restrictions on property development in Pok Fu Lam and Mid-Levels has drawn a lukewarm response from landlords and buyers, according to industry players.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:47am

Mid-Levels, Pok Fu Lam residents object to developing exclusive areas

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Sam Tsang

Mid-Levels and Pok Fu Lam residents are unhappy about the government's plan to lift development restrictions in the exclusive districts, with some saying they may move out if the idea goes ahead.

They express worries that denser housing will affect traffic flow and their quality of life, and that two MTR lines, now under construction, will do little in easing congestion.

19 Jan 2013 - 3:22am 1 comment

A Mid-Levels idea that's not worth developing

Leung Chun-ying to give a go-ahead for property development in Mid-levels area. Photo: Dickson Lee

Dear CY, I am writing as a concerned citizen. But first, let me congratulate you on your maiden policy speech. You read for two hours without a slip and didn't even need to take a single sip of water, and all the while the likes of Long Hair were blowing up balloons and performing other theatrics.



18 Jan 2013 - 5:53am 13 comments

Solo in SoHo

Solo in SoHo

When it came to designing his apartment, a Mid-Levels homeowner danced to his own tune.

19 Jan 2013 - 10:52pm

Letters to the Editor, November 16, 2012

The infamous and pricey 39 Conduit Road. Photo: Sam Tsang

Stop the rot in Han Suyin's old haunt

News of writer Han Suyin's death brought back fading memories of her haunts in Mid-Levels that are no longer what they used to be.

16 Nov 2012 - 2:20am 1 comment

Fung shui 'master' Tony Chan sells Mid-Levels site to pay off debts

He may have had to trim the asking price by a hefty HK$170 million, but self-styled fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen has finally sold the site of his former house in Mid-Levels for HK$380 million.

The money will help him to settle debts arising from his legal battle over the estate of late billionaire Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:32am 1 comment

REACH for the top

Ascending from the entrance on Queen's Road Central, passing by a slew of restaurants and a few fashion boutiques, then reaching Caine Road, a vibrant residential area, before finding a mosque on the way up to Robinson Road and Conduit Road - this is a snapshot of the 20-minute journey along the world's longest outdoor escalator.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who offers what and where - Special needs schools

Special needs schools


2/F, 17B Ventris Road, Happy Valley

Tel: 2526 3061

E-mail: info@apschool.edu.hk

Website: www.apschool.edu.hk

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

City in the frame

A fan of the city

Laura Jordan is a young British artist and illustrator. She has recently been stunning art lovers in London with an amazing artwork depicting a vibrant and highly personal view of Hong Kong.

Visitors to the Delicate Mayhem Gallery in the British capital have been entranced by Jordan's new piece, The Hong of the Kong.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

school news

Concordia Lutheran School - North Point

Spirits were high and excitement filled the air at Concordia Lutheran School's first American Fun Fair on April 20. Students, teachers and volunteers enjoyed an 'Other Learning Experience' using English and learning about American culture.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Outlook & Living - The Peak and Mid-Levels

Supply remains limited

There will be a new supply of 35 townhouses from six projects on The Peak, according to Centaline Properties. Sun Hung Kai Properties is building luxury townhouses in its Twelve Peaks Project.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Height of luxury


The Peak is the jewel in the crown of Hong Kong's real estate sector. It is not only a world-famous tourist destination, but also where privileged members of society have lived since early colonial times.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

Happy Mansion

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

Botanic Terrace, Mid-Levels West

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am