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Sai Yeung Choi Street

Buskers have the right to be heard

Street performance is as much a part of culture as what goes on in an art gallery or a concert hall. To many in Hong Kong, though, it is less associated with art and entertainment than with begging.

Sunday, 15 July, 2012, 12:00am

Suspected drug dealers flee police, but leave ID cards

Two suspected drug traffickers who reversed their car into a police sergeant and rammed a minibus and a taxi in Mong Kok before running away are being hunted - and officers know who they are looking for.

The pair, a man and a woman in their 30s, left their personal belongings, including their identity cards, in the car.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

...but Mong Kok street cabaret a must

Mong Kok's bustling pedestrian zone has long been a magnet for street performers and despite the rain on Friday night, one lively troupe turned up for their daily fix.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Pair arrested over Ai Weiwei graffiti

9 May 2011 - 12:00am

Stiffer fines clear sellers from the streets

Street salespeople are being penalised as hawkers by officials using new rules to crack down on the use of pull-up display stands in public areas.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Police lead suspect to Mong Kok arson sites

About 100 police yesterday escorted a suspected arsonist to four sites where fires were started in a 35-minute pre-dawn spree last week.

Hooded and chained, the 32-year-old man was taken to the sites - three of them less than 100 metres from the Mong Kok police station - to reconstruct the alleged arsons.

14 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Officers injured by drunk

Two police were treated for minor injuries at Kwong Wah Hospital after being punched by a drunken man in Mong Kok. The officers were attacked after they saw the 25-year-old man lying on the footpath in Sai Yeung Choi Street South and approached him at about 2.30am.

29 May 2010 - 12:00am

Police investigating whether dumped boy is from mainland

The search for the family of a seven-year-old boy abandoned in Mong Kok continued yesterday as authorities tried to determine if he was from the mainland.

A passer-by called police after finding the boy (pictured) lying outside 78 Sai Yeung Choi Street South in Mong Kok, a pedestrian-only area, at about 7.40pm on Friday.

17 May 2010 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

Some mornings I feel the urge to find a stylish and unique printed T-shirt. Are there any places where I can find such a thing? I know it's going to be intolerably hot in the coming weeks but I was wondering, is there a place that sells similarly printed hoodies?

25 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Pedestrian zones assessed for risk of further acid attacks

Police are assessing the possibility of a repeat of Saturday's acid attack, looking at every pedestrian zone in the city as they review whether to step up patrols, a senior officer says.

15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Pedestrianisation has very poor track record in Mong Kok

I was upset to learn that the Urban Renewal Authority is thinking of turning some streets in Mong Kok into traffic-free areas ('Plan to make Mong Kok streets more tourist-friendly', September 1).

I have been living in Tung Choi Street since 1967. When I saw the artist's impression of what it would look like after the revamp, I felt my hair stand on end.

8 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Group attacks French tourists for staring

Nine teenagers attacked two French tourists with wooden rods, water pipes and knives at the intersection of Dundas and Tung Choi streets in Yau Ma Tei at 6am. The men, 21 and 23, were said to have stared at the group earlier in a McDonald's in Sai Yeung Choi Street South. The 23-year-old man required hospital treatment and was later discharged. No arrests have been made.

25 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Cleaner critical after ladder plunge in Mong Kok

A cleaner was critically ill in hospital after falling from a two-metre ladder in a shop in Mong Kok yesterday. The 30-year-old man suffered head injuries when he fell in the shop in Sai Yeung Choi Street South. He was unconscious when paramedics arrived. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in critical condition. Police said there was nothing suspicious about the incident.

29 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Flash-mob performers rock city

Dozens of flash-mob performers staged tributes to the late King of Pop over the weekend.

On Sunday afternoon pedestrians along Mong Kok's Sai Yeung Choi Street saw a handful of dancers jiving to Michael Jackson's Beat It grow to include dozens of other dancers who all imitated the legendary performer's arm-swinging, finger-snapping movements.

29 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Lawmakers want security gates, mobile CCTVs

Security gates at the entrances to buildings could be installed at government expense and mobile surveillance cameras set up in Mong Kok to deter further acid attacks.

14 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

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