Ngau Tau Kok

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Week Ahead


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Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 3:20pm

Hong Kong experts say cushions can fix flawed flyover dividers

A taxi that flew off a divider on the Ngay Tau Kok flyover and crashed below early this month. The driver died. Photo: Edward Wong

No action is being taken to improve the safety of about 15 ramped central dividers on flyovers despite a fatal crash this month in which a taxi ran up a ramp, took off and plunged into a park below.

25 Sep 2012 - 3:52am 1 comment

Taxi driver dies after car plunges 18 metres off flyover in Ngau Tau Kok

Initial findings on the crushed taxi showed that it was not speeding and there were no skid marks at the scene. Photo: Edward Wong

A taxi driver was killed when his car plunged 18 metres from a flyover in Ngau Tau Kok yesterday morning.

Police are still investigating how the car came to mount a sloping concrete road divider and then fall down the gap between the two diverging roads.

The taxi driver, Wong Siu-kong, 55, who sustained serious head injuries, was declared dead at the scene.

10 Sep 2012 - 11:49am

Kowloon East revamp to embrace creativity, planner tells Venice panel

Artists' impressions of the monorail planned to link Kai Tak with the new business district. Buses may be used instead. Image: SMP

Small businesses and creative industries will not be wiped out by the redevelopment of Kowloon East, says the man tasked to oversee the vast area's transformation into the city's next business district.

However, some of those who live in the area remain sceptical of the government's plans.

2 Sep 2012 - 3:04am

Rock out to Street Jam

The summer holidays will move into full swing today as a month of local and international music gets underway in Kowloon Bay.

Summer Street Jam in Telford Plaza will also feature Julius the Monkey merchandise and themed areas.

Lasting until August 26, Street Jam will showcase a range of artists.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A sheltering, well-sheltered career

The opportunity to make a contribution to improving the living standards of Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) tenants is a continuous supply of motivation for Connie Lai Fan Siu-wah, chief planning officer with the Hong Kong Housing Department (HD).

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Residents want cash not flats

Residents offered flat-for-flat compensation at a Ma Tau Kok redevelopment project have all rejected the offers, the Urban Renewal Authority said yesterday.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Amoy residents ready to host Wen if he returns

People who welcomed Premier Wen Jiabao to their Sars-hit estate on his last trip to Hong Kong say they will happily host him again after he said he 'really wants' to revisit.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Converging Beams

Jacky Yu Yan-wah choreographs E-Side Dance Company's (left) light-themed dance theatre presentation. Oct 21-22, 8pm, also Oct 22, 4pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2372 9351

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Sung Wong Toi Road

The traffic thunders down Ma Tau Wai Road into the neighbourhood of To Kwa Wan. The blocks southwest of the old airport are gritty, tightly packed and still dominated by the air freight, storage and mechanical-repair businesses that grew up around Kai Tak.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong

Kwun Tong is a dramatic example of Hong Kong's transformation into a modern metropolis. South of Kwun Tong Road, the old factory buildings of this former industrial neighbourhood are being gradually bought up and replaced by gleaming glass-and-steel skyscrapers.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Tsang to visit Brussels, London and Edinburgh

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Wheelock pays HK$3.5b for Kwun Tong site

Wheelock Properties outbid five other bidders to win a 76,240 sq ft commercial site in Kwun Tong tendered by the government for HK$3.528 billion, or HK$3,856 per buildable square foot. Managing director Ricky Wong Kwong-yiu said that including the land price, the developer would invest HK$5.5 billion to HK$6 billion. Paggie Leung

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The Blocks

Dustin Shum Wan-yat's photographs of public housing estates (including Ngau Tau Kok Lower Estate, 10/2010, left). Tue-Sun, noon-7pm, The Upper Station, 22 Upper Station St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3486 2474. Ends Jul 31

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

'Upbeat' response to site offers

The government has received 14 bids for a hotel site and another commercial property it is selling by tender. Developers said the outcome showed their optimism about the outlook for Hong Kong's hospitality and office markets.

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am