North Point

Police treat North Point assault as murder after man's death

Police have reclassified a case of wounding and assault in North Point as murder after the victim died in hospital.

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 3:40am

Big field of developers bid for Sha Tin residential site

A view of the site near the North Point Ferry Pier that has been opened for tender. The valuations ranged between HK$2.33 billion and HK$3.91 billion. Photo: David Wong

The government's efforts to cool the property market appear not to have dampened developers' appetite for land, with 14 of them submitting bids for a residential site in Sha Tin yesterday.

23 Mar 2013 - 4:48am

Contractor of lift that fell suspended for six months

Deputy director of the Electric and Mechanical Services Department Alfred Sit Wing-hang said on Monday Shineford was responsible for the accident. Photo: Dickson Lee

The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department has decided to suspend for six months the registration of the lift maintenance contractor responsible for the North Point lift that plunged to the ground, injuring seven people earlier this month.

19 Mar 2013 - 3:06am

Rust found on lift cables that snapped in North Point, injuring seven

A worker blocks off the lift after the accident. Photo: Nora Tam

The lift that plummeted to the ground on Saturday night had been maintained by Shineford Engineering and government engineers are scrambling to conduct safety checks on 248 other lifts the firm serviced. So far they have found rust on three other lifts to the extent that services had to be suspended.

4 Mar 2013 - 8:43am

Seven injured in lift accident in North Point building

Several maintenance workers inspect the lift at King's Towers in North Point. Photo: Thomas Yau

The accident happened at about 8pm in a commercial building at 480 King's Road. The lift dropped suddenly just after it had passed the first floor on the way up.

3 Mar 2013 - 3:13pm

Government may collect HK$4.86b from North Point and Kau To tenders

The harbourfront hotel site in North Point. Photo: Robert Ng

The harbourfront hotel site in North Point and the luxury residential site in Kau To, Sha Tin, were opened for tender yesterday. The tender period will close on March 22.

16 Feb 2013 - 4:13am

Mainland toddler falls to her death in North Point

A toddler fell to her death from the window of her father's ninth-floor North Point flat yesterday.

Hong Kong-born Yim Ka-ying, 2½, had been visiting her father in the city with her mainland mother and aunt.

15 Jan 2013 - 4:04am

North Point waterfront hotel site up for sale

North Point waterfront hotel site up for sale

The government released a waterfront hotel site in the former North Point Estate for tender yesterday amid expectations that it will attract keen interest from developers.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am

Suspended jail terms for leaders of North Point anti-police rally

(From left) Kitty Hung, Chu Kong-wai, Chu Hoi-dick, Icarus Wong and Bobo Yip outside the court after their sentencing. Photo: Edward Wong

Two of eight activists convicted of unlawful assembly after last year's June 4 vigil were sentenced yesterday to four weeks in jail, suspended for a year, for their leading roles in the rally.

The sentences - handed down by a magistrate who said the "imperious" and "irrational" activists had placed themselves above the law - were seen as ominous by one defendant.

13 Oct 2012 - 3:17am

Location, location, location - Joyce strikes again with fashion preview at Sunbeam Theatre

The marketing team at local high-fashion retailer Joyce is known for its creative choice of locations for previewing clothing collections.

The team transformed the old neighbourhood of Tai Ping Shan Street in Sheung Wan during the spring-summer season into a stylish destination for fashion fans. For the autumn-winter season, Joyce chose another unexpected location.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

SME book fair offers second life to writers

Authors whose works fail to make the best-seller list will have a second chance to excite readers at the city's first book fair for small and medium-sized publishers, which opened yesterday.

The publishers offer lesser-known authors and those writing in new genres a chance to have their work published. But competing against bigger publishers is difficult.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Dramatic plans for rescued Sunbeam

The playwright who saved the Sunbeam Theatre from closure at the last minute will turn the North Point landmark into a privately run cultural centre promoting the art of Cantonese opera - and much more.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Fans vow to keep up call for Island opera venue

Cantonese opera enthusiasts vowed yesterday to keep pushing the government to build a permanent venue for the art form on Hong Kong Island.

The vow came as opera fans celebrated a reprieve for North Point's landmark Sunbeam Theatre after a last-minute, four-year deal between the landlord and a new tenant.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Show must go on

Yet again the Sunbeam Theatre has secured a lifeline just as it looked to be on the point of closing. The Post - like Cantonese opera aficionados and everyone interested in what has been a landmark venue for decades - is delighted that the theatre will continue to provide its unique cultural events.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Deal keeps Sunbeam Theatre open

The show will go on at the Sunbeam Theatre, at least for the next four years.

A last-minute deal between the landlord and a new tenant saved the landmark theatre from destruction. And chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying played a key role in brokering the deal.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am