Tai Wai

Hong Kong does not need a culture tsar to define what is art

Artist Ai Weiwei

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Chan Kam-lam may have unwittingly triggered an interesting debate over his warning to the West Kowloon Cultural District that any artworks with indecent, insulting or political elements should not be viewed as art.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 6:50am 3 comments

Q & A with our experts

Jeffrey Ng Chong-yip

Q: I am an expat who is currently renting an apartment in North Point. But the lease will expire soon and I am planning to move to Wan Chai which is more vibrant. With a budget of less than HK$20,000 a month, what are the options on the market if I want to look for a one-bedroom flat?

28 Oct 2013 - 11:42am

Hong Kong parking space prices zoom to record

Cheung Kong sold a spot for HK$1.3 million - the price of two vans. Photo: David Wong

The soaring price of a parking space in Hong Kong is raising fresh concerns that money flowing into the city could further inflate the red-hot property market.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:23am 3 comments

Tai Wai: Alarm bells ring in bicycle town

Skyscrapers and shopping centres have sprung up around Tai Wai, causing concern among residents. Photo: David Wong

To many, Tai Wai is the starting point of a 20-kilometre paved cycle track that extends all the way to Tai Po. For years, its views of Tolo Harbour, fresh air and the temples along the way have provided the ideal setting for a leisurely afternoon spin.

5 Sep 2012 - 1:46pm

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Suspect in court over attack on villager

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The suite life

With floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the lush greenery of Lion Rock, the private room on the 11th floor of Union Hospital in Tai Wai boasts all manner of luxurious amenities.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Balancing act

In order to help stabilise property prices, increasing land supply is one of the priorities of the new administration. It is easier said than done, however. Take one look at the example of the failed tender at Tai Wai station, and the complexity of the issue becomes clear.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Students from mainland pay dearly for flats

Hong Kong landlords with flats close to universities are putting the screws on mainland students seeking accommodation by demanding pre-payment of up to one year's rent - plus two months' deposit in advance - before handing over the keys.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Developers face test of financial firepower

Two large residential sites available for tender within two weeks of each other will divide developers' financial firepower.

The sites are above Tai Wai MTR station and at the harbour front in North Point.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Gigantic Tai Wai development takes no account of residents' concerns

Last month, the MTR Corporation began the tender process for the HK$15 billion Tai Wai station commercial and residential development. The project, according to the master layout plan from the Town Planning Board, will be a gigantic development with eight 40- to 50-storey buildings on top of a gorgeous, multi-level shopping mall.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Nothing sacred in bid for village temple

Why Sha Tin rural leaders have suddenly set their sights on the famous Che Kung Temple, a key tourist attraction in the district, is unclear. Given that visitors and pilgrims make donations worth millions of dollars every year at the government-owned temple, this is perhaps a good enough motive. It is a cash cow.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers in battle to reclaim temple

Sha Tin Rural Committee is set to launch a judicial challenge to reclaim ownership of the famous Che Kung Temple from the government.

On behalf of indigenous Sha Tin villagers, Lau Tin-yeung, 62, on Monday will file an application for a judicial review into the ownership of the land on which the 300-year-old temple stands.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Small firms face uphill battle for residential sites

Small and medium-sized developers are less likely to win government land tenders in coming months, according to surveyors, who expect keen competition from larger developers for residential sites to be put on sale before October.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Global medical giant joins bid for private hospitals

A global health care company that runs 590 private clinics in the city is joining the fight to develop two new private hospitals.

While some potential investors say unprecedented restrictions imposed by the government on bidders are 'too harsh', Fortis Healthcare is interested in developing private hospitals at sites in Aberdeen and Tai Po.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am


Eco-friendly graduates required

We all know energy is vital for the effective functioning of our society and is a key driver for human development and economic prosperity.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am