MTR Corporation Limited

Connecting communities

Thanks to the ever-expanding MTR railway network, even the furthest corners of the New Territories are now within easy reach. With this massive transport infrastructure connecting widespread areas, people living in different locations are getting closer to each other.

Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am

Park Summit an easier climb for young buyers

Park Summit, a new development in Tai Kok Tsui due to be launched soon, is likely to be priced to attract young first-time buyers, agents say.

A joint venture between Sino Land and the Urban Renewal Authority, the project will offer new buyers of its smaller flats a lower entry price compared with other new projects on the market, they say.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The only way is up

Tall buildings can be wildly polarising. Some people see them as beacons of a modern future and glittering symbols of a city's wealth and status, while others find them dehumanising and alienating.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Pair jailed for bribes paid to store manager

A contractor and his former business partner were yesterday jailed for six and three months, respectively, for paying kickbacks to the manager of a jewellery chain to secure contracts.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

MTRC forges frontline connections and bridges gaps

Amid the hustle and bustle of some of Hong Kong's MTR stations, friendly station chiefs take a moment to greet those waiting on the platforms and engage them in conversation.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Fire-sale bid to entice buyers

Competition for potential buyers is heating up, with Cheung Kong (Holdings) launching a big residential project in Tseung Kwan O at lower-than-expected prices.

It aims to entice sales as secondary transactions have dropped to their lowest point since the last quarter of 2008.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Nan Fung estate may set price records

Nan Fung Development will launch a luxury residential project in Happy Valley for sale as early as this month, with rental and selling prices expected to set new highs for the area.

8 May 2015 - 10:49am

Sun Hung Kai buys Tung Chung site for HK$3.77b

Sun Hung Kai Properties outbid four developers to win a 273,406 sq ft residential site in Tung Chung for HK$3.77 billion, the Lands Department said. With a maximum gross floor area of 1.37 million sq ft, the land price per buildable sq ft was about HK$2,757 - about 16 per cent higher than a neighbouring site sold a year ago.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

On the market

Property: A house in Tai Po Road

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

UNITS SNAPPED UP

Macau's latest top-class residential development, One Oasis Phase 2 - South Residence, has opened for public sales. A statement from the developers says 350 units were sold before the public release.

The development is by Hong Kong-listed ITC Properties, Linkeast Investments, Nan Fung Group, ARCH Capital and Success Universe Group.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

Developers rush to make up for lost time after cooling measures

Developers are rushing to release eight new residential projects this month to catch up on revenue after a five-month sales halt caused by cooling measures announced last year.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

MTR's grip on estates silences residents

Residents of five big housing estates have little control over their management and cannot form owners' corporations, a green group has found.

The reason: the MTR Corporation owns the title to more than half of the property in each estate.

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Chief builds on towering legacy

From his high-rise office in the heart of Causeway Bay, Dennis Lau Wing-kwong has a bird's-eye view of many buildings his firm has designed over the past three decades.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Kerry hopes for Lions Rise presales by Easter

Kerry Properties hopes to start presales of Lions Rise, its HK$10 billion luxury residential project in East Kowloon, by about Easter. The development comprises five towers providing 968 units, with most of the apartments offering three or more bedrooms.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

land development

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 What do Au Lau-kan and the other villagers want?

a. To be given new housing in the city.

b. To have a new piece of land so they can continue farming.

c. To leave Ma Shi Po for good.

20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

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