The Peak

Wing Hang Bank gets approval to evict Carson Yeung from The Peak

Carson Yeung is in a lot of legal trouble. Photo: Dickson Lee

A Hong Kong bank can now evict troubled businessman Carson Yeung Ka-sing - plus his mother, lover and two children - from their house on The Peak over a defaulted mortgage, the High Court ruled yesterday.

Friday, 1 February, 2013, 4:09am 1 comment

Bank free to evict Carson Yeung’s family from Peak home

Carson Yeung Ka-sing. Photo: KY Cheng

A Hong Kong bank can now evict troubled businessman Carson Yeung Ka-sing – plus his mother, his lover and two children – from their house on The Peak.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:21pm

Double banker key to Triple Trio jackpot

The Peak has natural gate speed and will be hard to catch.

Not only does the Triple Trio contain the once-a-season luxury of two International Group Ones, but the Class Two anchor leg is also full of quality and two of this season's most progressive-looking sprinters can act as a double-banker option in chasing the jackpot-boosted prize.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:04am

Leung Chun-ying's Peak neighbour in HK$2m burglary

The Peak property of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Dickson Lee

Burglars escaped yesterday with more than HK$2 million in antiques and jade and ivory carvings from a luxury home doors from the Peak property of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

The break-in at the home of interior designer Chan Chun-ho at 7 Peel Rise - the second such case in the Peak area in four months - has prompted police to step up patrols on the exclusive district.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:32am

DLA Piper team wins charity sedan chair race

Super Mario Bros characters, from the Michael Page company, try to keep their sedan upright during the 2.1-kilometre race. Photo: Dickson Lee

James Bond, Super Mario Bros characters, the Simpsons and even London's Big Ben put in an appearance at the annual sedan chair race on The Peak yesterday.

29 Oct 2012 - 4:27pm

Racing Digest, October 29, 2012

Seasons Star held his own to beat a 'weak' field. Photo: Kenneth Chan

I wouldn't be getting too excited yet, says Chadwick

29 Oct 2012 - 3:46am

Top properties

View of the Victoria Harbour is one of the selling points for the HK$350-million property.

There it is in black and white: "The Exclusive Place for Really Rich People." It's a glossy flier for Centaline property agency and the title adorns a picture of the night-time harbour view from The Peak. The property is 4,500 sq ft, price HK$350 million. Below is an even more intriguing title: "Sparkling Victoria Harbour - the rich neighbourhood: huge garden, private pool, large garage."

22 Oct 2012 - 6:51am

Peak house sold at loss as owner raises fast cash

No. 8 Severn Road sold at a loss.

Hong Kong-listed electronic component maker Sino-Tech International Holdings, which bought a detached house on the Peak for a record price in 2010, has ended up incurring a loss on the deal despite the city's soaring property prices.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:00am

... interesting things

Today marks 15 years since the Handover - the day Hong Kong was passed from British colonial rule into China's hands as a new SAR.

On that sopping wet Tuesday, many people woke up expecting to find the world palpably different. But it was still Hong Kong, and a decade and a half later, this is still the greatest city ever.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Peak Tram offers a glimpse of the past

A gallery displaying exhibits dating back to the earliest days of the Peak Tram will open in September to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Asia's first funicular railway.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Feel the beat at The Peak

For a novel experience at The Peak, head up there next Sunday at 3pm for a one-hour percussion session called the Sunday Family Comfy Concert Series At The Peak Galleria.

The Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation has invited a group of eight young percussionists to perform for the visitors to The Peak.

18 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Carnival to raise awareness of history

Did you know that the Sai Ying Pun Community Complex was once a mental hospital? Or that the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences was the Pathology Institute?

Or that only the governor could sit in the first two seats of the Peak Tram?

24 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Recounting an enjoyable trip

Sometimes after you have been on a school trip or a holiday, you might want to write about it. In this sort of writing, you are retelling what has happened. That means using the past tense. The events you talk about should be in chronological order just as if writing a story. When planning your story, it helps to think about these: who, what, where, when and why.

11 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Dog fight on the Peak

War is brewing on the Peak again as 'for sale' rumours and dog-haters stoke one of Hong Kong's most bitter rivalries.

'I am livid,' said Grant Baird, operations manager of the Epicurean Group, which runs the Peak Lookout. 'If he wants a fight, let's put on the gloves and do it right here.'

11 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Computerised bus network long overdue

Selina Chow has taken over as head of the new Hong Kong Tourism Board, which faces the problem of declining tourist numbers.

Tourism is vital to the very survival of this city and business interest is leaking away for many of the same reasons as tourist numbers have declined.

4 May 2001 - 12:00am