Nga Tsin Wai Tsuen

Villager turned out of home hours after signing compensation deal

A tenant has complained that he was forced out of his village house, zoned for redevelopment, by property developer Cheung Kong (Holdings) just hours after signing a compensation agreement with the Urban Renewal Authority.

Tuesday, 19 May, 2009, 12:00am

Woman seriously injured in acid attack

A woman was in a serious condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night after corrosive acid was poured on her face in Kowloon City. The woman, 40, was at the junction of Tak Ku Ling and Nga Tsin Wai roads when attacked at about 11.30am. Police said a man thought to be between 20 and 30 approached her and poured the acid before fleeing on foot.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Caterers under a cloud

The Independent Commission Against Corruption received 68 corruption reports concerning the catering industry in the first nine months of this year. Thirty-two people were prosecuted.

Security guards robbed

26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Family first for official

Urban Renewal Authority managing director Billy Lam Chung-lun says he has decided to retire because he wants to take a break and spend more time with his family.

'It has been my honour to serve URA and play a part in advancing urban renewal in Hong Kong,' said Mr Lam, 59, who has led the authority since it was set up six years ago.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

First step to develop historic village

After years of debate, URA begins process of resuming homes in Nga Tsin Wai

The Urban Renewal Authority took the first step yesterday in its project to turn the last urban walled village into a conservation park, ending a nine-year debate.

It began the resumption process of the 800-year-old village by launching a population survey of about 60 households.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Cheung Kong against heritage dig before demolishing walled village

Cheung Kong (Holdings) - owner of most of Kowloon's last walled village, which is scheduled for redevelopment - has denied government archaeologists permission to survey the site before demolition work begins.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am


How should the insect problem be tackled?

Insects such as mosquitoes tend to be a bigger problem in the countryside.

The best way to deal with the problem is action by citizens and officials.

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am


Should there be more support for students with poor exam results?

Hong Kong is now a knowledge-based society.

Many students think the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination is an important key to success. Therefore, they are under a great deal of pressure and this may affect their performance in the exams.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Village folk to get early compensation

The government yesterday took the unusual step of seeking Legislative Council support for relocating residents of Hong Kong's oldest urban village before proposals for its redevelopment have been finalised.

19 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Historic village folk may be paid and moved before plan completed

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm

In Brief

Village residents may get early relocation and compensation

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Kwun Tong flat owners in a bind

Kwun Tong flat owners have appealed to the development secretary to buy properties affected by a redevelopment project within six months, saying they have been unable to sell or rent out their apartments.

They urged Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who was appointed to head the new Development Bureau two weeks ago, to act quickly to buy the properties.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Lawmakers condemn Urban Renewal Authority over woes of development

Legislators across the political spectrum launched an offensive against the Urban Renewal Authority yesterday. They were particularly angry with the authority's decision to keep the financial information of individual redevelopment projects a secret, despite repeated requests, on the grounds of commercial sensitivity.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Photo Essay

Surrounded by high-rise flats, 800-year-old Nga Tsin Wai in Wong Tai Sin is the last walled village in Hong Kong's urban area but it is under threat of demolition. In a disputed project, the Urban Renewal Authority plans to redevelop the area. Developer Cheung Kong now owns 80 per cent of property rights.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am

British consulate joins mourning for Queen's Pier

The British consulate yesterday expressed sadness at the plan to demolish Queen's Pier to make way for a road despite the pier being newly listed as a Grade I historic building.

The sentiment of Hong Kong's former sovereign power adds to calls to preserve the pier.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am