Southern District, Hong Kong

Week ahead


Faust Festival 2012

Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am

Hong Kong's nature treasure trove goes on display

Hong Kong's first biodiversity centre opened yesterday to show off the city's rich natural legacy.

'We chose this site to show how beautiful and diversified our nature is,' said Wendy Chan Li Po-shan, the senior supervisor of Wetland Park, during the opening ceremony.

'We wanted to show what we've done in the past 50 years in terms of wildlife protection.'

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Kellett School seeks 'techno-tutors'

Hong Kong is seeing a growing job market for educators, from primary school all the way to college level, as opportunities open up with the establishment of new schools and the expansion of existing ones.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Gien Route des Indes plate, HK$780, from Heather & March, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2530 0686.

Temple lantern, HK$799, from Indigo Living, 6/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2555 0540.

Utopia Darjeeling teapot, HK$1,300, from Lane Crawford Home Store, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3398.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Water taxis offer options and can include existing transport operators

The discussion over the concept of water taxis is an encouraging sign the Hong Kong community is reconnecting with the water, our fabulous 1,000 kilometres of mostly natural shorelines and many islands.

Water taxis have always existed in Hong Kong, and many are operating today under different names.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Bidders running shy of hospital tender demands

A high-profile contender in the bidding for government land to build a private hospital has hinted he will pull out, dealing a blow to government plans to encourage the provision of affordable private medical services.

Meanwhile, a leading private hospital, the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, also said it would not be taking part in the bidding.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am


Ceramic rose drawer knob, HK$88, from Inside, 12/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2873 1795.

Ibride tray, HK$1,280, from I.D., Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2523 3006.

Lion bookends, HK$1,800, from Museum Context, Prince's Building, tel: 2152 0820.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

The Planner


Blue and White

Water Poon's Lotus paintings in which the colours blue and white predominate. Today, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends today


4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Outlook & Living - Island South

Full speed ahead

Island South residents will soon enjoy the added convenience of faster travel times. The MTR's Island South Line (East), expected to be completed in 2015, will have stops at Admiralty, Ocean Park, Wong Chuk Hang, Lei Tung and South Horizons at Ap Lei Chau.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Historical influence

By an odd but fitting coincidence, Cyberport - the development so synonymous with IT and all things hi-tech, wired and connected - is built on a site associated with the cutting-edge communications technology of an earlier age.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Concern over bed quota at new hospitals

The government set out its long-awaited tendering conditions for two new private hospitals yesterday, drawing criticism from patients' representatives and prospective investors.

The move is part of a plan to expand private medical services to improve the balance between public and private medical services.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Take a break to refuel in style

If you need to refill - or just stop for a few moments and recaffeinate - you have several choices at Horizon Plaza. Starting right at the top, TREE, on the 28th floor, has a bright, open-plan cafe that not only looks out over the sea but, through a long window, into the furniture boutique's busy carpentry workshop.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

An oasis for shoppers

For two decades, Horizon Plaza has been the leading destination for those looking to refurbish their homes, attracting not only owners but also interior designers who can choose from a wide array of international furnishing designs.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

Swiss Towers

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland developer sets record price in Sai Kung

Two Hong Kong residential sites were snapped up by mainland developers paying top dollar, with one of the purchases setting a record for the highest per-square-foot price in the New Territories.

Chan Cheuk-yin, a vice-chairman of Guangdong-based Agile Property, bought a site in Pik Sha Road, Sai Kung, for HK$700 million.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am