Sha Tin District

Then & now: what the macaque?

Wild macaques in the Shing Mun Country Park. Photo: David Wong

Environmental monkeying around has bequeathed a hairy - and vicious - legacy to the Hong Kong countryside, writes Jason Wordie.

Sunday, 16 September, 2012, 2:36am

Tai Wai: Alarm bells ring in bicycle town

Skyscrapers and shopping centres have sprung up around Tai Wai, causing concern among residents. Photo: David Wong

To many, Tai Wai is the starting point of a 20-kilometre paved cycle track that extends all the way to Tai Po. For years, its views of Tolo Harbour, fresh air and the temples along the way have provided the ideal setting for a leisurely afternoon spin.

5 Sep 2012 - 1:46pm

Profit dip could raise MTR fares in Hong Kong

The MTR Corporation posted its first drop in net profit in three years ahead of a review of the corporation's fare adjustment mechanism which may take its profitability into account in any future fare increases.

The city's train operator has been allowed to raise fares for each of the past three years due to inflation but the rises have sparked public dissent.

14 Aug 2012 - 7:51pm

City Digest

Green groups press C.Y. on country park enclaves

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm


Confirmed E-coli case being investigated

Health authorities are investigating a confirmed case of E-coli affecting a two-year-old boy. The toddler was suffering abdominal pain and vomiting before being admitted to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital last Sunday. He was discharged two days later in a stable condition.

No quick sales for buyers of discounted homes

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Balancing act

In order to help stabilise property prices, increasing land supply is one of the priorities of the new administration. It is easier said than done, however. Take one look at the example of the failed tender at Tai Wai station, and the complexity of the issue becomes clear.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Students from mainland pay dearly for flats

Hong Kong landlords with flats close to universities are putting the screws on mainland students seeking accommodation by demanding pre-payment of up to one year's rent - plus two months' deposit in advance - before handing over the keys.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Let's hear it for the amazing Joseph Ng

Joseph Ng Kwok-chung might seem like a regular 14-year-old who likes Garfield comics and is shy around strangers.

But he is also a science and music prodigy who scored three As in the A-level examinations intended for pupils four years older.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hang Seng School maintains record of producing the most high-fliers

The Hang Seng School of Commerce kept up its seven-year record of producing the most top scorers in the A-levels, with three of its students bagging six As and 11 getting five.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Developers face test of financial firepower

Two large residential sites available for tender within two weeks of each other will divide developers' financial firepower.

The sites are above Tai Wai MTR station and at the harbour front in North Point.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Gigantic Tai Wai development takes no account of residents' concerns

Last month, the MTR Corporation began the tender process for the HK$15 billion Tai Wai station commercial and residential development. The project, according to the master layout plan from the Town Planning Board, will be a gigantic development with eight 40- to 50-storey buildings on top of a gorgeous, multi-level shopping mall.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Nothing sacred in bid for village temple

Why Sha Tin rural leaders have suddenly set their sights on the famous Che Kung Temple, a key tourist attraction in the district, is unclear. Given that visitors and pilgrims make donations worth millions of dollars every year at the government-owned temple, this is perhaps a good enough motive. It is a cash cow.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

If you could rename your neighbourhood, what would the new name be?

Doris Lam, 15, St Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School

I would rename it Hard Working Youths. Trust me, if you've ever been to my neighbourhood, you would understand. My whole neighbourhood is filled with after-school academic enrichment programmes.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

HK$71b for Sha Tin line finally gets the nod

Work on the Sha Tin to Central Link, a new MTR line, will begin within months after lawmakers yesterday approved HK$71.4 billion in funding for its construction.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Staying on track

Hong Kong's railways have had a profound effect on the city's evolution into a modern metropolis. Wherever the rail lines go, population begins to shift and railway-related properties are especially sought after by homebuyers as they are usually backed by integrated planning and design.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am