South Horizons

Timing of hydrant failure critical

Andrew Fung calls for a check of fire hydrants. Photo: Edward Wong

A discrepancy over when a hydrant system stopped functioning raised further questions over why it took so long to extinguish a blaze last week in Ap Lei Chau.

Tuesday, 16 April, 2013, 4:38am

Firemen defend Ap Lei Chau operation

Andrew Fung calls for a check of fire hydrants. Photo: Edward Wong

Firefighters deployed to a blaze on the 17th storey of an Ap Lei Chau residential block on Thursday raised a ladder from a fire engine only 45 minutes after the alarm was sounded, the Fire Services Department admitted yesterday.

13 Apr 2013 - 5:42am

Seven injured in Ap Lei Chau apartment blaze

A fire in a 17th-floor flat at South Horizons was a level four, in a five-level system. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Five people were injured when a fire broke out at South Horizons housing estate in Ap Lei Chau early on Thursday and more than 100 residents were roused from sleep and evacuated. Water had to be pumped all the way up from the ground to Flat B on the 17th floor, where an air conditioner was believed to have caught fire.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Suspect, 28, is arrested over rape at wet market

A 28-year-old man was arrested last night in connection with the rape of a woman in a wet market at Ap Lei Chau a month ago.

He was seized at a shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui at 6pm after being identified by officers.

He was taken to his home in Tai Wai, where police took away items including a pair of jeans, a phone SIM card and a jacket.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Ap Lei Chau link first

The MTR Corporation will complete the eastern section of its South Island Line first, and may be given property development rights to recoup some of the costs of construction, the transport minister said yesterday.

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

South Horizons

South Horizons

Block 17, Ap Lei Chau

Age: 11 years

Size: 1,118 square feet

Layout: four bedrooms

For sale: $5.6 million

Agent: Centaline

31 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Avoidable chaos

After the spectacular fireworks display on July 1, like other South Horizons residents I wanted to get home from Wan Chai.

There is one bus with a stop near Immigration Tower which goes to South Horizons. On Sundays and during public holidays New World First Bus's M590 does not run. This makes sense that there are few passengers on those days.

13 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Crane crash

A crane flipped over on Ap Lei Chau Bridge Road after one of the cables holding its 28-metre-long steel arm snapped. The arm crashed into the garden of Block 28 at South Horizons. No one was injured.

8 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Inspector attacked

A police officer was ambushed by three men armed with beef knives as he returned to his home in South Horizons, Ap Lei Chau, last night.

Senior Inspector Chow Kam-biu, believed to be in his 30s, suffered multiple chop wounds to his back and hands before collapsing outside Block 31 of the housing estate.

6 Jan 1999 - 12:00am


I have repeatedly written to the Hong Kong Electric Co Ltd (HEC) regarding two irregularities in its Ap Lei Chau plant: The site works contractor is using mechanical equipment for construction works on Sundays and public holidays. This infringes noise pollution regulations.

13 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Long wait

Being a fanatical follower of the English Premier League, I was thrilled to hear that Cable TV was going to show three live games per week from this season.

This was surely a great improvement on TVB Pearl's weekly one hour of highlights.

25 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Lengthy discussions

I REFER to Mr S. K. Lee's letter headlined, 'Noise problem can be solved' (South China Morning Post, October 5).

The present arrangements on bus routeing and bus stops in South Horizons were implemented after lengthy discussions between the South Horizons Management Office, the South Horizons Estate Owners' Committee, bus companies and this department early this year.

28 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Death leap

CHINESE medicine shop owner, Lee Shau-yee, 61, jumped to his death from his 31st-floor home at Hoi Wan Court, South Horizons, Ap Lei Chau.

19 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Noise problem can be solved

RESIDENTS are finding that living in South Horizons is a real let-down, especially if your flat faces South Horizons Drive, which is the only road through the heart of the estate.

This is because an increasing number of bus routes are being established to serve the estate.

5 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Angry flat owners consider claims against developer for costly handover delays

AFTER being barred from their new homes at The Oasis in Ap Lei Chau for months, thousands of apartment buyers are expecting the developer, Hutchison Whampoa, to tell them soon they can move in.

The proposed hand-over of apartments indicates a months-long row between the developer and the buyers is coming to an end.

6 Sep 1995 - 12:00am