Southern District, Hong Kong

Feat made for walking

Hong Kong Island: so near, yet so far from being easy to circumnavigate.

Doing what comes naturally to a Norwegian, Cecilie Gamst Berg undertakes an exploration of Hong Kong Island. As she soon discovers, however, hiking all the way around is easier said than done.

Saturday, 20 October, 2012, 11:34pm 3 comments

Destination Wong Chuk Hang

Clockwise from left: CulinArt Private Kitchen; with its flyover and industrial buildings, Wong Chuk Hang isn't a pretty area; quail consommé with foie gras wonton from Chef Studio by Eddy.Photos: Jonathan Wong

Wong Chuk Hang is an industrial neighbourhood of car workshops and warehouses hidden within huge, retro industrial buildings. With the demolition of the Wong Chuk Hang Estate to make way for an MTR station, the area has suddenly become a destination with potential.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:34pm

National origin irrelevant in contemporary art world, says gallery boss Meg Maggio

Meg Maggio, who will open a Hong Kong branch of her Pekin Fine Arts gallery this year, wants a future where an artist's country of origin is irrelevant

In the sometimes stifling and self-congratulatory art world, Meg Maggio is a breath of fresh air with her matter-of-fact clarity and muscular assurance.

19 Aug 2012 - 11:35am

City Digest

Former health director admitted to hospital

Dr Lam Ping-yan, who retired as director of health in March, was taken to Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam for a sudden health problem yesterday and was being kept overnight. A source at the hospital said he was conscious and in good condition last night.

Women sets herself alight on North Point bench

15 Aug 2012 - 10:56pm


What: Mirror ball floor lamp Why: designed by Tom Dixon using plastic polycarbonate and a mirror finish, this adds instant glam to any space How much: HK$42,000 Where: Homeless, 28 Gough Street, Central, tel: 2851 1160

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

Two more drop bids to build hospitals

Two more organisations that had planned to bid to build private hospitals on a pair of sites identified by the government withdrew from the tendering process as the deadline passed yesterday.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Stuck on a tune

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

Baguio Villa

Situated in Pok Fu Lam, Baguio Villa is an older development but very popular due to its practical layout. It is close to Cyberport, with a shopping centre, restaurants and a cinema nearby.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


What: Semi pendant lamp Why: A bestselling Danish design in the 80s, this enamelled pendant lamp continues to win fans How much: from HK$2,395 Where: Flea+Cents, 1/F, 36 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 2528 0808

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HK$20m lawsuit over blaze at shipyard

An Ap Lei Chau shipyard operator is suing a developer for more than HK$20 million after a fire damaged its docks and a historic yacht.

In a High Court writ, Harvest Marine Services Company sued Cheerjoy Development, the developer of the Larvotto luxury residential project, for negligence which the shipyard operator said contributed to a blaze on March 12 last year.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

Scape in Chung Hom Kok

The new development enjoys a view of Chung Hom Wan, Stanley Bay and the South China Sea. Each of the eight detached houses has a pool and elevator. There are four types, with about 4,600 to 8,000 sq ft living space plus 2,200 to 4,500 sq ft outdoors.

Asking prices start at HK$230 million.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

SHORE thing

Only a short hop over the top of Hong Kong Island, or through the Aberdeen Tunnel, Southern district is a world away from suited Central.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


What: Baby hammock Why: Made with double-boiled cotton calico or a blend of hemp and certified organic cotton, these portable hammocks, with wool mattresses, are warm in winter and cool in summer. How much: HK$2,300 Where: Okooko, 3/F, The Arcade, 100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport, Pok Fu Lam, tel: 2989 9345

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Agents tried to block my film, says director

A film director has warned that Beijing's stranglehold on dissent is tightening around Hong Kong after mainland security agents came to the city to warn him against releasing his latest film.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Cinema lamp, HK$15,000, from Museum Context, Prince's Building, tel: 2152 0820.

Fred Astaire original photograph circa 1940s, HK$900, from Picture This, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2525 2803.

Cotton ball jar, HK$600, from Bed & Bath, Prince's Building, tel: 2522 5151.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am