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Southern District, Hong Kong

Out and about

Forget the Peak - whatever the latest glossy property brochures would have one believe. For right-up-there residential status, the environs of Deep Water Bay, on Hong Kong Island's southern coast, are the city's own Millionaires Row.

Sunday, 7 March, 2010, 12:00am

Idyllic seaside setting for HK$230m

Summer is just around the corner. Are you already thinking about beaches, the sea, swimming and tanning? Wouldn't it be perfect if you could wake up in the morning with the sunshine streaming into the bedroom, which faces a picturesque seaside setting?

However, beachfront houses in Hong Kong are as rare as winning the lottery due to the lack of land and beaches.

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am


Water main repair was a difficult job

I refer to the letter by Susan Madon ('Left in the dark over burst pipes', February 19).

2 Mar 2010 - 12:00am


Filipinos could solve our nurse shortage

Over the years, I keep reading about the problem of a shortage of nurses in Hong Kong's private and public hospitals ('Task force to tackle nursing brain drain', February 19).

26 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Ap Lei Chau flats tipped to sell at record prices

The developers of a luxury residential project in Island South hope to ride on the latest wave of demand for upmarket properties and launch their project at record prices for the area as early as next month.

24 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Burst pipe leaves rich families high and dry

A burst mains pipe has left some of the wealthiest people in town without water for cooking, washing and flushing for more than two days.

11 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


Take barging point away from Pok Fu Lam

I refer to the report ('Pok Fu Lam anger over route for trucks moving MTR waste', January 30).

On Saturday, January 30, hundreds of people from the Pok Fu Lam community, including residents, teachers and schoolchildren, took to the streets.

11 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Your dollars will buy more space at Baguio Villa

'Don't judge a book by its cover' is the golden phrase to remember when judging people.

This phrase is equally important when buying apartments.

The size of a residential area printed in a brochure may not match what you actually get because the number of square feet may include the stairwell or other infrastructure stuck next to your future home.

29 Jan 2010 - 12:00am


Trying to keep noise disruption to a minimum

I refer to Lee Oi-yan's letter ('Site works make life living hell', January 4).

The work at Pok Fu Lam playground is for the construction of a deep drainage intake, which is part of the Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel project.

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am


Minimum wage claims do not help debate

I refer to the unconscionable claim by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce ('Minimum wage could cost 'up to 152,000 jobs',' December 23).

31 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Pok Fu Lam should not become MTR construction waste zone

The residents of Pok Fu Lam are battling an MTR Corporation and Transport Department plan to create what they call a 'temporary barging point' on the edge of Cyberport at Telegraph Bay.

This is designed to take the spoil from the construction of the MTR extension to Ap Lei Chau.

28 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Driving school fears invasion of trucks from building of railway

A motoring school fears learner drivers' safety will be put at risk when a loading dock for trucks carrying construction waste is opened near its office.

The Hong Kong School of Motoring is also worried that demand for its services will fall when more than 100 trucks a day compete for road space with the learners when work begins in 2011.

23 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Executive accused of indecency

17 Dec 2009 - 12:00am


1 Cashmere throw, HK$5,200, from Exclusivites, 1 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2521 8626.

2 Alpaca throw, HK$2,100, from Indigo, 6/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2555 0540.

3 Designers Guild striped wool throw, HK$2,800 from Bed and Bath, 1/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, tel: 2196 8583.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Join charity walk to help those in need

Students and teachers of West Island School are organising a charity walk to raise funds for people in need in Hong Kong and abroad.

The walk will be held on November 27. Walkers will start from Victoria Peak, then head down through the greenery of the ridge and finish at the school campus in Pok Fu Lam, where there will be a barbeque and a concert at the end of the event.

2 Nov 2009 - 12:00am