Stanley Fort

Out and about

Scenic, ruggedly attractive Stanley, with its collection of historic sites, beaches and coastal scenery, has been a popular sightseeing destination for decades.

Sunday, 22 June, 2008, 12:00am

Pupils stranded as Stanley Fort buses stop

A decision to end buses to Stanley Fort as the PLA moves in has been criticised for leaving young pupils from St Stephen's College stranded.

The Transport Department was considering introducing more minibuses but concerns have risen over whether the routes would be profitable enough.

21 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Barracks lease could earn $25m

A former military barracks in San Po Kong will be rented out before being redeveloped into flats.

The eight-month lease on the 7.15-hectare Blackdown Barracks site opposite Kai Tak airport could raise $25 million for the Government following a deal between First Pacific Davies and the Government Property Agency.

18 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Far too late

I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Bureaucracy clogs up pool' (South China Morning Post, April 25). I agree with Mr Taylor that the Hong Kong Government could and should be much quicker in processing paperwork for the opening of the swimming pool at Stanley Fort. However, I would like to pose two questions to the management at Stanley Fort, First Pacific Davies.

28 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Snowy finds a loving home

ON March 18 my letter headlined, 'Lovable puppy needs home', was published in these columns.

No one called for this puppy, who I had originally found in Fo Tan, tied up in a plastic bag and left to die in a refuse bin.

I didn't know what to do as I had tried everything I could think of to find her a home.

28 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Stanley Fort mix-up

I AM writing to clarify the article, 'Signs emerge of market upturn' (Sunday Money, October 30), which stated an 'unprecedented number of inquiries' had been received for 'the converted apartments and houses at Stanley Fort'.

6 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Hopeful tenants lay siege to Stanley Fort

STANLEY Fort was under siege yesterday - not by invaders but by the first public tenants to move into the famous military site.

Since the married quarters were put on the market five weeks ago, property agent First Pacific Davies has been inundated with calls.

16 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Fort to see $14m facelift for disabled

ANOTHER $14 million is to be spent on renovation to enable Stanley Fort to house a rehabilitation centre for the disabled.

This is on top of the $8 million being spent on Stanley's married quarters to spruce them up for private rental.

3 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Schedule switch to season kick-off

THE season-opening Valley 15s tournament has been brought forward by one day and will now be played on Saturday.

The perennial problems of a lack of grounds had forced Valley officials to bring the tournament forward.

6 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Huge bill to fix old army base

MILLIONS of dollars must be spent renovating and redecorating Stanley Fort before the Government can rent out the former military accommodation to the public.

The standard of 325 flats and 20 houses on Stanley peninsula has fallen to a level which the Government has been told is unsuitable.

2 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Sounding the retreat at Stanley Fort

THE flag was lowered over Stanley Fort yesterday marking the last day of effective British military occupation of the peninsula since troops first landed in September 1841.

The Cross of St Andrew and the battalion flag were hauled down as the final UK-based infantry battalion of the British Army stationed in Hong Kong sounded the retreat.

11 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Stanley quarters up for rent next month

PROPERTY at Stanley Fort will be rented to the public from next month following the ceremonial departure of the Black Watch.

Property agent First Pacific Davies has been told by the Government that it has the management deal. The contract is expected to be signed this week.

7 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

All the best Black Watch

OVER the next two months, the 1st Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) will complete their withdrawal from Stanley Fort, as part of the reduction in the British military garrison in Hong Kong.

They are returning initially to England before moving on next year to a posting in Northern Ireland.

8 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Thirsty jocks lap up Stanley Fort finale

SUN cream, haggis and neeps - turnip to the uninitiated - and that peculiar Scottish drink Irn-Bru were the order of the day yesterday as Stanley Fort threw open its doors for the last time under British Army rule.

27 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Suits tackle sevens

THIS year's Professions Seven's charity rugby tournament will be on Sunday at Stanley Fort.

The event is a day-long amateur rugby tournament between 16 seven-a-side corporate teams.

The tournament is organised annually by property group First Pacific Davies to raise funds for the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital.

8 Dec 1993 - 12:00am