Repulse Bay

Letters to the Editor, June 10, 2013

Repulse Bay beach could be better. Photo: Martin Chan

I would like to make some observations about Hong Kong's premier beach, Repulse Bay, although they may equally apply to all gazetted beaches. Repulse Bay is a mecca for tourists, a place for the people of Hong Kong to soothe away the vicissitudes of urban living and an attraction that our Tourism Board puts near the top of its list.

Monday, 10 June, 2013, 3:35am

New Year's Day chill-out at swim race

Competitors set the South China Sea churning during the 37th annual swimming race at Repulse Bay yesterday. Photo: Edward Wong

From just four years old to 78, Hong Kong's hardiest gathered on the shores of Repulse Bay for the annual New Year's Day swimming race.

2 Jan 2013 - 4:00am

Aussie is swimming marathon champ

Competition is fierce at Repulse Bay. Photo: Nora Tam

Rhys Mainstone of Australia scored a consolation prize yesterday by clinching the men's championship in the Fina Panasonic Marathon Swimming World Cup event in Repulse Bay.

Mainstone, 22, from Perth missed out on the Olympics this summer, but partly made up for that disappointment with the biggest win of his career in the five-lap, 10-kilometre race.

8 Oct 2012 - 2:36am

On the market

Sunderland Estate, Kowloon Tong

On offer is a house at Sunderland Estate. It has an area of 2,104 square feet with three bedrooms, a rooftop, a garden and a car parking space.

Asking: HK$39 million

Contact: Byron Ho of Centaline StatelyHome (6181 4485)

Hong Kong Parkview, Repulse Bay

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

PURE opulence

In such a fast-paced city as Hong Kong, the chance to get away from it all provides a vital counterpoint to work pressures and the sometimes dizzying hustle and bustle of everyday life.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

Scape in Chung Hom Kok

The new development enjoys a view of Chung Hom Wan, Stanley Bay and the South China Sea. Each of the eight detached houses has a pool and elevator. There are four types, with about 4,600 to 8,000 sq ft living space plus 2,200 to 4,500 sq ft outdoors.

Asking prices start at HK$230 million.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The international edge

Communications and PR manager, teacher assistants Hong Kong International School

The 500-employee Hong Kong International School (HKIS), based in Repulse Bay and Tai Tam, is recruiting a communications and public relations manager as well as teacher assistants.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

80 Robinson Road

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Repulse Bay deal

A prime site in Repulse Bay has been sold at a government tender at the highest price per square foot for Island South, and the second highest across the city. Tai Cheong Holdings paid HK$1.67 billion for the 46,700 sqft site with a plot ratio of 0.9, or HK$39,672 per square foot.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

SKY high

Many in the property sector are wondering if home prices will surpass the dizzy heights of 1997. Prices on Hong Kong Island have been steadily rising as solid demand and abundant liquidity continue to prevail in the low-interest-rate, yet inflationary, environment.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Repulse Bay site fetches HK$1.6b

A luxury residential site in Repulse Bay fetched nearly HK$40,000 per buildable square foot yesterday, the second-highest price ever paid for government land in Hong Kong.

Tai Cheung Holdings outbid 10 other developers to win the 46,715 square foot site near 110 Repulse Bay Road for HK$1.668 billion, or about HK$39,673 per sq ft of maximum gross floor area.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

The hills are alive

The landscape in Southern District is one of the best preserved in Hong Kong. Greenery is everywhere and the panoramic waterfront is spectacular. Nevertheless, with a hilly terrain and narrow roads, it is not an easy place to build in, and prime properties rarely appear on the market.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Repulse Bay site tipped to become city's most costly

A luxury residential site open for tender at Repulse Bay could set a new record as the city's most expensive piece of land, predicts Midland Surveyors director Alvin Lam Tsz-pun.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Airport sets new record for monthly movements

The airport set a new monthly record in March with 29,600 flight movements, which was 5.2 per cent up on March last year. Resident and visitor traffic rose 20 per cent and 8 per cent respectively, but cargo throughput declined 0.4 per cent to 368, 000 tonnes year on year. Exports grew 3 per cent and transshipments fell 3 per cent.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

16A South Bay Road

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am