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San Po Kong

New World to open a Pentahotel in San Po Kong

New World Hospitality, the hotel arm of New World Development, has announced a plan to open a Pentahotel in San Po Kong, which will be the first Hong Kong property managed by the company.

Friday, 1 June, 2012, 12:00am

Looking to the future

Kai Tak has been earmarked as a huge multidimensional development next to Victoria Harbour since the airport relocated in Chek Lap Kok in 1998.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Department removes 14 metre coral tree

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said it removed yesterday a coral tree in Wong Tai Sin that was listed on the register of old and valuable trees, to protect the public. A group of tree experts found the 14 metre tree at the San Po Kong interchange was at risk of collapsing owing to an attack by a kind of wasp, the department said.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

Clan clashes with temple over tomb

A row has broken out between self-proclaimed descendants of sea goddess Tin Hau and managers of a temple worshipping Taoist deity Wong Tai Sin.

Scuffles and heated arguments between Wong Tai Sin Temple managers and the Lam clan over the management of the clan's ancient tomb near the temple drew crowds of spectators and led to police intervention yesterday.

8 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Group urges rethink on plan to revamp industrial blocks

Operators in the creative sector have asked the government to suspend its scheme to revitalise industrial buildings because they fear the resulting higher rents could badly affect their business.

11 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Upmarket property offers the high life

East Kowloon has long had a slightly off-the-map feel to it. But that is changing as the neighbourhood upgrades and evolves into something extraordinary.

One sign of change being afoot will soon be evident on Prince Edward Road East, where five waterfront luxury residential towers with 1,159 units are being built.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Two hurt as bus crashes into wall

A double-decker bus hit the wall of Kowloon Cognitio College and ran along 10 metres of a footpath before stopping in Prince Edward Road East, San Po Kong, at about 9.30am. Two passengers were slightly injured.

4 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Ambulance in collision at traffic lights

An ambulance collided head-on with a car while trying to go through a red light at the junction of Fung Tak Road and Po Kong Village Road in Wong Tai Sin at 10.26am yesterday. No one was injured. Police said the ambulance had its siren switched on and blue light flashing on its way to pick up a patient at Ngau Tau Kok home for the elderly.

21 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Plan to cement Kai Tak nullah abandoned

The notorious Kai Tak nullah - once one of the city's most putrid waterways - is to get a new life as a landscaped stream along its full length.

The government has abandoned plans to cement over part of the nullah in Wong Tai Sin and the Drainage Services Department is working on a plan to be released for consultation next month.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Industry on the hard road to recovery

HONG KONG INSTITUTION of Engineers president Wong Kwok-lai believes the recent upturn in the local engineering industry will continue next year.

He said there was a long way to go before the boom times of the early 1990s were revisited, when highways, bridges and huge housing developments were commonplace, although 2006 had seen a move in the right direction.

8 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

On target

Some people dream of having an all-action job, such as being part of a police SWAT team, but few realise this fantasy. Playing video games is one alternative, but those who want to get closer to the real thing should check out the thrills offered by the Hong Kong Shooting Development Union (HKSDU).

21 May 2006 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Torched stolen car ignites nearby vehicles

A stolen car was torched in a car park in Concorde Road in San Po Kong before dawn, and the flames spread to two nearby vehicles.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Board plans to rezone industrial site

The Town Planning Board has proposed rezoning 10.96 hectares of industrial land in San Po Kong in central Kowloon into business use as part of its plan to rejuvenate old industrial areas.

23 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Woman faints in queue

A woman, 72, collapsed when she was among more than 3,000 elderly people queuing for a free bag of rice to celebrate the Yu Lan Festival in East Kai Tak Playground in Sze Mei Street, San Po Kong.

28 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Brick attack on shopkeeper

A 56-year-old convenience shopkeeper in Hong Keung Street, San Po Kong, was attacked by a man in his 30s armed with a brick in an attempted robbery. The attacker fled after a struggle and the victim was treated for head injuries in Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

6 Aug 2001 - 12:00am