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Mong Kok

HK$700m conservation project lost in time

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

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.

19 Mar 2013 - 4:19pm

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

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

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

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

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

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