Sai Kung District

HK universities short of living space as they cope with double enrolment

Universities are about 5,000 hostel places short of their goal of allowing all students to live on campus for at least one year of their undergraduate studies.

Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 3:38am

Anti-national education class strike gets support of university authorities

Students demonstrate against national education ahead of today's class boycott, which is supported by several universities. Photo: Nora Tam

Several universities have thrown their support behind today's citywide class boycott - the first in 20 years - as the organisers warn of further strikes if Leung Chun-ying fails to scrap the national education curriculum.

11 Sep 2012 - 4:17pm

Surge in first-year entrants on first day of university term in Hong Kong

Students making their way to Chinese University queue for a shuttle bus near the University MTR station during a hectic first day of the academic year yesterday. Photo: Nora Tam

The academic year kicked off yesterday in cramped style, with some students complaining of limited campus hostel spaces and long lines for buses, as the city's universities admitted double intakes of first-year students for the first time.

11 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Ice addict in Tseung Kwan O chopper attacks is jailed 5 years

A drug addict who attacked four strangers in a two-day chopping spree in Tseung Kwan O last year was jailed for five years yesterday.

Kwan Ping-wai, 31, a decorator, who had been hooked on the methamphetamine commonly known as Ice for 10 years, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to four counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

15 Aug 2012 - 3:47am

Sai Wan site step closer to parkland

A private enclave on Sai Kung's remote and scenic Tai Long Wan coast could be incorporated into the surrounding country park early next year, after government advisers endorsed the proposal.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:16pm

KWah outbids six others for site

Mid-tier property developer KWah International has expanded its footprint to Tseung Kwan O, with the surprise win of a residential site for HK$1.169 billion.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:51pm

Decorator in chopping spree claims mental illness

A decorator who claims to have mental problems due to his use of amphetamines pleaded guilty yesterday to wounding four strangers in a two-day chopping spree in Tseung Kwan O.

After the random attacks by Kwan Ping-wai, 31, all four victims needed hospital treatment, including one whose arm was cut to the bone, the Court of First Instance heard.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

Tseung Kwan O serviced apartments 'a trend-setter'

Sun Hung Kai Properties believes its latest upmarket serviced apartment project in Tseung Kwan O will set a new benchmark for rents in the area.

Located above the Tseung Kwan O MTR station, the 176-unit serviced apartment tower Vega Suites will be launched this month for monthly rents of between HK$45 and HK$50 per square foot.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

Tseung Kwan O site reels in seven project bidders

A HK$1.22 billion residential site in Tseung Kwan O attracted bids from seven developers yesterday, signalling healthy interest despite concerns about the global economy.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Keen interest in Tseung Kwan O site

The government is expected to get as much as HK$1.22 billion from the sale of a residential site in Tseung Kwan O available for tender until Friday, surveyors say.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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Doctor not warned after complaints, court told

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm

Job fair for HKDSE graduates

More than 70,000 Form Six students will be getting their results for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination tomorrow. But only 15,000 of them will get a place at government-funded universities.

For many of the rest, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong held the Youth Employment and Training Expo in Tseung Kwan O on Tuesday.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Snorkeller struck by speedboat dies

A young man was hit and killed by a speedboat while snorkelling off Sai Kung yesterday.

Chan Lok-sun, 31, was snorkelling with a friend in Rocky Harbour, south of Sai Kung East Country Park, at around 12.45pm, police said.

'As the two were swimming back to their motor boat, the victim was hit by a speedboat,' a police spokesman said.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Rate cuts see secondary sales rebound strongly

Sales of homes in the secondary market rebounded strongly last week, buoyed by an improvement in buyer sentiment after interest rate cuts on the mainland and in Europe.

A total of 187 sales were recorded for the week ended July 8 in the largest 50 private housing estates tracked by Ricacorp Properties, a 43 per cent rise from 131 deals the previous week.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Exams take toll on sales in June

Sales of secondary homes in Hong Kong edged higher thanks over the holiday weekend, but sales of new flats rose more strongly.

Research by property agency Midland Realty shows 15 flats were sold between Saturday and Monday on the 10 major housing estates that it monitors. That compares with the 12 transactions recorded on those estates over two days the previous week.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am