Rowing association suggests flushing scheme to clean nullah water

Under the government's HK$100 billion plan to transform the former Kai Tak airport site into a modern district replete with housing and commercial towers, cruise terminals and a sports hub, it is proposed that the nullah there be turned into a river.

Sunday, 25 April, 2010, 12:00am

River may be too dirty to play in

The Kai Tak river, which is to emerge from a nullah that is polluted at present and become the area's key feature, may not be clean enough for water activities.

A government spokesman said the nullah would be cleared by 2016 and transformed into a 'beautiful river' for people to walk along and a central feature of the HK$100 billion redevelopment of the airport site.

14 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Plan to cement Kai Tak nullah abandoned

The notorious Kai Tak nullah - once one of the city's most putrid waterways - is to get a new life as a landscaped stream along its full length.

The government has abandoned plans to cement over part of the nullah in Wong Tai Sin and the Drainage Services Department is working on a plan to be released for consultation next month.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Kai Tak nullah could remain open

A nullah at Kai Tak runway could remain uncovered and its ecosystem preserved, the Drainage Services Department chief said yesterday.

'The Kai Tak nullah is beautiful. The water is very clean and there are fish ...' said Wong Chee-keung.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Suicidal woman did not realise baby in arms

A young mother who tried to drown herself in a Tin Shui Wai nullah did not realise she was carrying her baby son in her arms until the child started crying, she told the court yesterday.

Sun Li, who lives in Shenzhen, was convicted of child abuse stemming from the failed attempt to kill herself by walking into the nullah with her 10-month-old boy.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Bystander saves mother and baby from drowning suicide

A mainland woman, with her 11-month-old son in her arms, was prevented from committing suicide by a bystander when she attempted to walk into a water-filled nullah in Tin Shui Wai yesterday.

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Officers deny taunting hawker who drowned

Hawker-control officers denied yesterday that any of them said, 'Let's see how far you can swim' after an elderly hawker fleeing a raid jumped into a nullah and drowned.

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department officers also said they had not jumped in to help, despite seeing the man slowly sinking, because they had no life-saving training and feared for their safety.

29 May 2007 - 12:00am

Sarah Liao defends tree-felling scheme

Environment chief Sarah Liao Sau-tung appeared before legislators yesterday to defend the felling of trees growing from walls in a Shekkipmei housing estate park - and said some would be spared the axe.

She said 18 trees growing from the wall along a nullah needed felling to allow work to cover the waterway, which residents say gives off a foul stench in summer.

4 May 2006 - 12:00am

Green group joins fight to save banyan trees

Conservancy Association urges council to solve problem of smelly water at source

A green group has joined the fight to save a miniature forest of trees growing out of walls in a Shekkipmei housing estate park.

While red stem banyan trees are common in Hong Kong, they are rarely found growing out of walls, according to the Conservancy Association.

21 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Nullah fal

A man, 70, suffered head and leg injuries when he fell into a nullah in Sai Kin Lane, Mongkok. He was discovered by a passerby.

25 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Seal off Quarry Bay short cut to death, demand councillors

The short cut along a nullah where plumber Lee Ying-kwong disappeared on Tuesday after trying to save two boys should be sealed off, district board members said yesterday.

The Quarry Bay nullah had claimed the lives of other people, they said, as residents yesterday continued to use the short cut.

11 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Icons of our time

NAME: The Dream Home.

OR: Those wonderful residences depicted on billboards outside grotty construction sites. You know, the pictures that show a pristine tower block nestling amid palm trees or perhaps a tropical rain forest, when the reality is that the building is a sliver squeezed into a Mongkok scrum of concrete building blocks.

8 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Filthy harbour to get more toxic waste

I WAS pleased to learn from the South China Morning Post, on May 15 (report headlined, 'Nullah flush brings smell of success'), that the odours from the infamous Kai Tak nullah will soon be a thing of the past.

The cost of HK$800 million would seem to be money well spent.

19 May 1995 - 12:00am