Rectangular blocks of flats with colourful facades, old-style bakeries and restaurants, grocery stores selling cheap dried fruit - all these features that give Pak Tin an air of nostalgia will be bulldozed after a redevelopment plan for the area gets under way next year.Monday, 15 October, 2012, 11:35am
Chan Hau-chu is 79 and lives in a flat in block 11 of Pak Tin Estate, in Shek Kip Mei. 'I have been living here since I gave birth to my first son,' she says.
Her apartment has no rooms. Its original design includes only a sitting room and a large balcony, as well as a toilet and kitchen.18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
I think the government policy of only demolishing public housing blocks when they became too costly to repair was outdated.
Therefore, I strongly support the change of direction with the decision to redevelop Pak Tin Estate in Sham Shui Po ('Change of plan on redeveloping estates', April 18).1 May 2012 - 12:00am
The Housing Department will rebuild the 37-year-old Pak Tin Estate in Sham Shui Po next year, marking a new redevelopment policy for public-rental homes that gives priority to sites that can yield extra flats.18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
A 61-year-old woman was arrested yesterday after surrendering to police over a chopper that fell from a flat on Pak Tin Estate, Shek Kip Mei, on Monday. The woman, surnamed Wang, went to Shek Kip Mei police station at about 8am and said she had accidentally dropped the chopper from her flat, a police spokesman said. She was being held for questioning last night.25 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
Police were last night investigating whether a chopper found on the ground at Shek Kip Mei's Pak Tin Estate, scene of a spate of objects being thrown or falling from height, fell or was thrown. A resident from Cheung Tin House called police at 7.30pm when he saw the chopper after hearing something hit the ground. No one was injured.24 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
A poultry shop operator is to be prosecuted for keeping live chickens overnight. Three live chickens were found in a cage owned by a wet market stall owner in Pak Tin Estate, Shek Kip Mei, during an inspection by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department last week.3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
Boy left in pool of blood after vicious attack5 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Police have issued an urgent appeal for information about the parents of two girls found abandoned within 24 hours of each other at the weekend.
A passerby found a baby girl with her umbilical cord still attached lying on a park bench near Chak Tin House, Pak Tin Estate, in Shekkipmei about 4pm on Sunday.28 Oct 2003 - 12:00am
A woman, 20, was in a critical condition after jumping from her fifth-floor flat in Pak Tin Estate, Shekkipmei. Her younger brother said she was depressed because of work problems.26 Oct 2001 - 12:00am