Sha Tin

Q & A with our experts, April 10, 2013

David Chan

Q: I'm renting a three-bedroom flat at City One Shatin. I'm interested in buying a flat in the district. However, the asking price of a similar flat is about HK$7 million, which is beyond my budget of about HK$5.5 million.

Wednesday, 10 April, 2013, 5:43am

Big field of developers bid for Sha Tin residential site

A view of the site near the North Point Ferry Pier that has been opened for tender. The valuations ranged between HK$2.33 billion and HK$3.91 billion. Photo: David Wong

The government's efforts to cool the property market appear not to have dampened developers' appetite for land, with 14 of them submitting bids for a residential site in Sha Tin yesterday.

23 Mar 2013 - 4:48am

Villagers offer to buy back idle plot

Workers setting up a cordon around the empty site at Pai Tau village. It has been used as a car park. Photo: Sam Tsang

Villagers accused of occupying government land for more than 30 years want to buy the land back if the government is not developing it. This came as Lands Department officers erected posts and signs along the boundary of the plot in Pai Tau village, Sha Tin, yesterday after the ombudsman in January criticised the government for ignoring misuse of the land for three decades.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:07am

Surveyors lower valuation on Sha Tin residential site amid cooling measures

A view of the site near the North Point Ferry Pier that has been opened for tender. Surveyors remain positive on bidding competition for the future hotel site. Photo: David Wong

The government released the residential site in Sha Tin's Kau To Shan and a hotel site in the former North Point Estate on the harbour front in front of Java Road Municipal Services Building for tender in January. The tender period closes on Friday.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

Fortune stick warns of political, economic challenges

Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat prepares to draw a fortune stick in a Taoist fortune-telling ceremony on Monday morning at Che Kung Temple in Tai Wai. Photo: Felix Wong

Lau Wong-fat, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk, drew a stick of the worst category at Che Kung Temple in Sha Tin.

11 Feb 2013 - 7:00pm 1 comment

CY makes a quiet visit to Sha Tin new year fair

Leung Chun-ying keeps smiling as his security guards guide him through the angry mob. Photo: Sam Tsang

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his wife dropped into a Lunar New Year fair on Thursday, their second in a week, without the drama of their first outing in which they were mobbed by protesters.

The visit, made hours before he left for Britain for an 11-day holiday with his children there, was not publicised until it was disclosed in his blog last night.

8 Feb 2013 - 5:23am

Forget The Peak, visit our public housing

Back to square one: the 1977 Wo Che Estate, built around a courtyard, is credited with creating a great sense of community. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong's public-housing planning has changed drastically over the years, with some saying that older estates are better thought out and more "people-friendly".

Sha Tin, considered one of the more successfully planned new towns, has borne witness to the changes: 19 public housing estates have been built there between 1972 and 2011.

26 Jan 2013 - 4:30am

Lessons learnt from hospital's land use

Union Hospital (left) and the adjascent luxury residential property, Hill Paramount, in Sha Tin. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The latest report of the Director of Audit describes how a luxury residential development came to be built on land granted for a hospital in Sha Tin when, according to a government estimate, the district was short of nearly 900 hospital beds. The government usually grants land on favourable terms for private hospitals.

20 Nov 2012 - 8:49pm 1 comment

Generic Sha Tin estate City One gets some colour from mainland students

A cycle track near City One.

City One could have come straight out of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, with its setting in a place called Airstrip One. With 51 towering white-and-green blocks, the residential complex in Sha Tin is as nondescript as its name.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:57am

Week ahead

Week ahead


Island East Markets

Farmer's market featuring organic food produce, art and craft, live music and more. Oct 21, 10am-5pm, Tong Chong St, TaiKoo Place, Quarry Bay, free entry. Inquiries:

Haunted Circus

21 Oct 2012 - 8:52am

SCMP Racing Post tweets live from Sha Tin tonight

Fleet Command, left, ridden by Weichong Marwing, won the class 2 over 1400m at Sha Tin racecourse on Oct. 14, 2012. Photo: SCMP

Follow scmpRacingPost on Twitter at Sha Tin Racecourse tonight as Alan Aitken and Mic

17 Oct 2012 - 6:57pm

Hong Kong International Races - follow SCMP Racing Post live from Sha Tin today

Australian jockey Tommy Berry gives the thumbs up after another favourite, the John Moore-trained Let Me Go, won like a good thing in the third race on the card. Photos: Andrew Hawkins

It's Longines Hong Kong International Raceday, the one day of the year where the world comes to Hong Kong to take on our best horses on our home turf. Follow scmpRacingPost for a live account of today's action at Sha Tin Racecourse...

8 Dec 2013 - 2:06pm

Dapper Boy has look of a banker

Dapper Boy showed a different side to him in an all-weather trial 12 days ago for Weichong Marwing.

Dapper Boy was his own worst enemy last term, but returns as a seemingly more composed individual and should be able to settle in behind a suitably fast speed at Sha Tin on Monday after showing some encouraging signs of relaxing in a barrier trial.

29 Sep 2012 - 2:32am

Animated aid – and ‘Handy Andy’ – becomes the punters’ pal

Andy Leung did it again – winning with China Good at 12-1. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Order has been restored, favourites are again flowing. And the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Racing Simulator predicted it all.

27 Sep 2012 - 6:26pm

Kwok comes calling and love is in the air

Happy owner Aaron Kwok couldn’t escape the media frenzy at Sha Tin on Sunday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The mainstream media frenzy inspired by celebrity Aaron Kwok Fu-shing brightened proceedings at Sha Tin on Sunday, but even the Canto-pop star’s omnipresent sunglasses couldn’t hide the glaringly obvious. This was another dreary day that would have otherwise sunk into a mire of mediocrity – the monotony not helped by a select few trainers that would rather talk to horses than reporters.

24 Sep 2012 - 1:39pm