Sai Ying Pun

Destination: Sai Ying Pun

Three of Sai Ying Pun's hot spots: Grassroots Pantry. Photos: David Wong, Sam Tsang, Felix Wong

Sai Ying Pun (West Camp in English) is where the British military made its base when it arrived here. Queen's Road was one of the first "streets", carving its way through makeshift tents. It was once a red-light district, and later fell foul of bubonic plague.

Thursday, 1 November, 2012, 11:04am

Around The world

Silver rotating magnetic globe, HK$250, from White Contemporary Homewares, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2526 8482.

Planisphere wallpaper by Pierre Frey of 17th-century Holland, HK$2,300 a roll, from Altfield Interiors, 12/F, 9 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2524 3066.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Close to home

Concerns over Hongkongers' mental health have been on the rise in recent years. Tragedy often strikes when untreated psychiatric patients suddenly tip over the edge into violent madness. With the benefit of hindsight, many such incidents seem both preventable and - when one learns more about individual circumstances - unremarkable.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Investors defy cautionary signs

Sales of homes on the secondary market rebounded to a nine-week high in the week ended July 15, despite the cautionary signal sent by developers' poor response to recent land sales.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

District councils' failure to provide bilingual documents is discrimination

I refer to the report ('District council is urged to use more English', July 1).

Yau Tsim Mong district councillor Chan Wai-keung talked about the 'paucity of English translation' of council 'meeting documents'.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sai Ying Pun: A walk among the heritage holdouts

Au Chun-pang, owner of Hop Lee Ho Sea Products, auctions salted fish in Sai Ying Pun. Photo: Edward Wong

Home to some of Hong Kong's oldest shops, Sai Ying Pun is a holdout of Hong Kong heritage. This small, resourceful neighbourhood west of Central was built by a close-knit community of traders and residents whose families have existed side by side for more than 130 years.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

One Stop Ristorante & Bar

One Stop Ristorante & Bar 52 High Street, Sai Ying Pun Tel: 2858 1018 Open: noon-10pm (Sunday and public holidays from 11am) Cuisine: European

Price: about HK$300 without drinks or the service charge.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

school news

King's College and King's College Old Boys' Association

To celebrate the success of C. Y. Leung in the chief executive election, a reception jointly organised by King's College and King's College Old Boys' Association was held at the 86-year-old red-brick school building on May 12.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

It's the coast with the most

There's a good reason Sai Kung is referred to as Hong Kong's back garden, but it's not just the expanse of lush green country park and inviting waterfront that are attractive to visitors and locals. It's also because it offers plenty of amenities in a pleasant environment.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

Grenville House ,1-3, Magazine Gap Road, Mid-levels Central

On offer is a 3,700 sq ft apartment, which has recently been renovated. It has three spacious bedrooms and a parking space for one car is included. Asking price: HK$125 million. Agent: Victoria Allan of Habitat Property (9779 0233)

Royalton, 118 Pok Fu Lam Road, Pokfulam

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It's part of a crass PR campaign to rehabilitate his reputation

Student Morgan Wild on Dominique Strauss-Kahn's (pictured) appearance at Cambridge University's debate society

There is no such thing as bad publicity ... [and] there is no basement - it is completely sealed up

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Buildings chief challenges ruling by appeals tribunal

The Building Authority, in a rare move, has taken the Buildings Appeal Tribunal to court because it is not happy with a decision in favour of a developer associated with Henderson Land.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Woman on bail after death of 2-month-old son

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tiny Tunisian community celebrates hard-fought vote HK

Hong Kong's Tunisian community, with just 20 or so members, made a little bit of history yesterday by being among the first to vote in what is being described as the North African country's first fair and free elections in decades.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

On the market

Property: La Mer, Pok Fu Lam

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am