Sham Shui Po

Sham Shui Po lane getting in way of private flats, court told

The legal battle centres on a disagreement over ownership of a back lane cutting across the site.

The legal battle centres on a disagreement over ownership of the back lane, which is surrounded by old buildings on the 45,000 square foot site on Berwick Street facing St Francis of Assisi Church.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 5:54am

Dishing up generous servings for the needy

(From left) Pupils Yan Yan, Mei Mei and Him Him enjoy free dinners delivered by Cat Tso's (second from left) restaurant. Photo: Felix Wong

At a time when many restaurants are trying to cut costs to cope with soaring rents and higher wages, one cha chaan teng in Sham Shui Po is doing exactly the opposite - providing meals for the needy.

6 May 2013 - 8:45am

Hard knock life for Sham Shui Po street sleeper

The Jade Market opened in Sham Shui Po in 2005. Photo: Martin Chan

Ah Sam is one of about 35 people who sleep in front of the Jade Market, part of the Tung Chau Street Temporary Market in Sham Shui Po, one of the poorest districts in Hong Kong.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Raid on 400 sq ft flat uncovers cannabis farm

Police seized 167 Cannabis plants during raid on an apartment in Sham Shui Po. Photo:

A marijuana farm inside a 400 sq ft flat was raided by police yesterday, with HK$520,000 of cannabis seized and two Vietnamese women arrested.

22 Mar 2013 - 3:52am 1 comment

Residents welcome URA plan to rip down Sham Shui Po block

Seventy-year-old Cheng Lung-ming, who has lived in the same subdivided flat on Tonkin Street for over 20 years, applied for public housing a few days ago. Photo: Dickson Lee

A crumbling, heavily subdivided corner block in Sham Shui Po, built more than 50 years ago, will be replaced with a 25-storey development by 2021 under plans announced by the Urban Renewal Authority yesterday.

9 Mar 2013 - 5:15am 1 comment

Business cut short at alleyway hairdresser

Feng Yan-ping took over the stall a decade ago. Photo: Dickson Lee

Feng Yan-ping operates a long-established, licensed hair salon stall in the alleyway right behind the blocks slated for redevelopment. Unluckily for her, the stall lies a few centimetres outside the official redevelopment area, so she gets no compensation even though her business is completely disrupted by the work.

9 Mar 2013 - 5:03am

Hong Kong to get mega court to pack in the masses

West Kowloon Law Courts Building site

A mega court with space for 100 members of the public and dozens of litigants and lawyers, to be used for high-profile cases that are subject to intense media attention, will be built inside the HK$2.7 billion West Kowloon Law Courts Building, which is under construction at the junction of Tung Chau Street and Tonkin Street West in Sham Shui Po. 

25 Feb 2013 - 5:27am 1 comment

What the local media says

Chan Kin-man has changed his mind, reports Ming Pao.

Sunday, Apple Daily

Snake doesn't seem to favour city, reporters find

16 Feb 2013 - 5:19am

Sham Shui Po air dirtier than officials say, study finds

Dr Daniel Ng (left) and the Clean Air Network's Kwong Sum-yin with a portable air quality monitoring device. Photo: Sam Tsang

The Clean Air Network recently completed a three-month study of air quality at 12 locations in Sham Shui Po - covering shopping centres, markets and housing estates. It collected data on the concentration of PM2.5 using a portable air quality monitoring device.

26 Jan 2013 - 4:50am

Police animal abuse squad urged after cats slaughtered in Sham Shui Po

Pressure is mounting on the government to set up a police squad to investigate animal abuse after two more stray cats were found killed in Sham Shui Po yesterday.

One of the cats showed signs of having been tortured.

It was the second such incident in less than a month. A stray cat was so badly tortured in Sau Mau Ping on November 16 that vets had to put it down.

3 Dec 2012 - 5:43am

Payout for street sleepers whose possessions were dumped in trash

Flowers for street sleeper Chan Kin-ming, who died before receiving compensation after his belongings were thrown away. Photo: David Wong

After nine months and two funerals, street sleepers whose belongings were thrown away in a midwinter raid in Sham Shui Po will get compensation.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

What the local media says

Burial spaces are running out

Sunday, Apple Daily

Beijing inspector collects views on CY Leung from business sector

3 Nov 2012 - 3:33am

Destination: Sham Shui Po

Destination: Sham Shui Po

The name Sham Shui Po usually evokes cheap electronics. But the abundance of street hawkers and old, peeling low-rises suggest that its history goes a little further back than mobile phone parts. The area has been an industrial, commercial, and residential hub since the 1950s, and several food businesses from that era remain today.

19 Sep 2012 - 1:46pm

URA seals deal with flat owners to redevelop Sham Shui Po building

The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) has sealed a deal with homeowners in a dilapidated block of flats to redevelop the building, in what's being called a historic breakthrough.

4 Sep 2012 - 2:40am

Triad gang's message service at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre exposed

Lai Chi Kok reception centre

A police officer went undercover as a prisoner to help bust a triad gang that sent in members posing as visitors to deliver messages and goods to inmates at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre.

Officers believe messages to inmates awaiting trial may have concerned their upcoming court cases, with one senior police officer saying the activities could pose a risk to the judicial system.

23 Aug 2012 - 2:46am