Mong Kok

HK$700m conservation project lost in time

Movie director Fruit Chan Kuo is one of the city's creatives - including actor Chow Yun-fat - with offices in the shophouses. Photo: Thomas Yau

A plan to conserve a row of historic shophouses in Mong Kok's flower market has been delayed indefinitely, with the Urban Renewal Authority acquiring only half of the properties there.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 5:21am

Fire inspection of 6,500 buildings near hawker stalls planned

Acting Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Photo: David Wong

The Hong Kong government will launch a fire safety inspection operation of 6,500 buildings near hawker stalls this summer, Acting Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Tuesday morning.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm

Briefs, November 25, 2012

The row between ATV and Citi Telecom (CTI) has intensified, after ATV executive director James Shing Pan-yu accused CTI head Ricky Wong Wai-kay of obtaining confidential information from ATV.

25 Nov 2012 - 3:35am

Calls for more flats at Kai Tak spark ventilation fears

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying visits the Kai Tak development site. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Air ventilation in Kowloon City and its neighbouring districts will become as bad as Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei if the government adds more flats at Kai Tak, a former government adviser fears.

Edward Ng Yan-yung, a professor of architecture at Chinese University, gave advice on the development of the site of the former airport during the early planning stages.

26 Oct 2012 - 4:16am

Hong Kong's Sneaker Street project sees good response from developers

Fa Yuen is one of the streets beside the 26,673 square foot site, which is expected to supply a total of 290 flats. Photo: May Tse

The Urban Renewal Authority's "Sneaker Street" commercial and residential project in Mong Kok has received an overwhelming response, with 12 developers putting in tenders.

13 Sep 2012 - 3:00am

Hansen brings flower power to Langham hotel master classes

Flower power: A model displays one of Scandinavian Stein Are Hansen's artful creations.

Scandinavian florist Stein Are Hansen is bringing his flower power to Hong Kong next week, when he will hold two masterclasses in flower arranging at the Langham hotels in Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui.

12 Sep 2012 - 3:29am

City Digest

Four more jailed for vote-rigging

4 Sep 2012 - 2:40am

Hawkers to be offered cash to make stalls more fire-resistant

Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man (centre) visits hawkers on Bowring Street in Jordan. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong's 4,000 hawkers are to be offered money from a HK$200 million subsidy scheme aimed at improving the environment and fire safety of their stalls.

The scheme was announced by the health minister yesterday at a time when fire hazards in hawker areas are under scrutiny after the Fa Yuen Street fire that killed nine people in Mong Kok last November.

4 Sep 2012 - 8:46am

Lack of affordable housing is behind the Fa Yuen tragedy

The deadly blaze that claimed nine lives in a Mong Kok building last November rang an alarm bell about the safety of tens of thousands of subdivided flats in the city. Eight months later, however, the tragedy appears to have been largely forgotten.

31 Aug 2012 - 2:13am

Serial offender, 63, jailed for disfiguring prostitute in Mong Kok

An unemployed man with multiple convictions was jailed for five-and-a-half years yesterday for disfiguring a prostitute.

Sentencing Chan Wah-yim, 63, Mr Justice Albert Wong Sung-hau said women generally were concerned about their appearance and that this was especially so for the victim because of the nature of her work.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

Five more jailed for vote-rigging in Hong Kong district council election

Five men were each sentenced to two months in jail yesterday for vote-rigging in last November's district council election.

Questions, however, linger as to who masterminded the scam, despite several people being convicted over giving false addresses when registering to vote.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:14am

Eight jailed two months for rigging Yau Tsim Mong district council poll

Eight people were each jailed for two months yesterday for vote-rigging in last November's district council elections.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:20am

Firefighters rescue 40 in Mong Kok following blaze in subdivided flat

Firefighters rescued more than 40 people from a block of flats after fire broke out in a subdivided flat in Mong Kok yesterday.

Six people said they felt unwell from inhaling smoke, but no serious injuries were reported. The Buildings Department said it would check whether unauthorised works had been carried out in the flat.

25 Aug 2012 - 8:28am

Fire hazards still riddle Fa Yuen Street despite repairs after blaze

A tenant of a subdivided flat at the Mong Kok building, where a fire killed nine people last year, insisted he was not worried about fire hazards. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Illegal construction work, blamed for the high death toll in the deadly Mong Kok blaze last year, is back in evidence at the fire-damaged building.

24 Aug 2012 - 3:22am


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15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm