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Taikoo Shing

BOLD and beautiful

Running along the east coast of Hong Kong Island, threaded by the MTR and tram lines, and hosting a mix of traditional and new residential areas, Eastern District is one of the most varied areas in the city.

Thursday, 28 June, 2012, 12:00am

Mixed messages

Few things divide opinion quite like property in Hong Kong. With prices still rising despite external uncertainties, even top officials are unsure. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah says the market is caught between 'ice and fire', and risks are rising.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Flaw space

The ruling requiring estate agents to advertise the actual area of a property offered for sale on the secondary market comes a bit late for Cindy Yiu.

A few years ago she bought a second-hand flat in La Cite Noble, a development in Tseung Kwan O, which according to the estate agent's assessment of the gross floor area covered 527 square feet.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Week ahead


Junk Wood Animal Farm

Exhibition of more than 60 'junk-wood' sculptures of farm animals and architectural structures created by Wong Tin-yan. Daily, 8am-10pm, Open Piazza; and daily, 10am-10pm, 2/F Atrium, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay. Tel: 2118 8900. Ends Apr 15

Robots in Motion 2012

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Face of what's to come

A lifelike robot designed in Japan is giving curious shoppers in Taikoo Shing a glimpse of a futuristic world.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Woman in death leap lands on maid, killing her

A woman leapt to her death from the roof of a block of flats yesterday - and landed on a passing domestic helper, killing her.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Would-be buyer hopes victor will act on prices

After leasing an apartment in Taikoo Shing for six years, Elison Wong is looking to buy a flat before her lease is due for renewal in August.

With interest rates likely to stay low until 2014, she thinks now is the time to buy, rather than to keep paying a monthly rent of about HK$16,000.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Return of record prices at top end

A growing number of deals in major housing estates are being done at record prices as owners seek to cash in on a recovery in market sentiment, property agents say.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Week ahead


Casa Eva

Family values-friendly works with whimsical, playful touches in various media (including paintings, prints and ceramics) by Spanish artist Eva Armisen. Today-tomorrow only, 10am-10pm, Main Atrium, 1/F and Exhibition Area, 3/F Tuen Mun Town Plaza Phase 1, 1 Tuen Shun Street, Tuen Mun, free. Inquiries: 2132 8607

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Select areas will resist slump

Hong Kong property prices have entered a down cycle, but flats located along railway lines on the island and those sought by end-users are expected to show the strongest resistance to falling prices, agents say.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

600 join upmarket plan for retirees

The Housing Society has recruited 600 retired people, including some expatriates, to join a network promoting two upmarket housing projects for the elderly.

The move has also drawn some interest from the local Indian community, society chairman Yeung Ka-sing says.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Braving complaints, Swire Island East revives live music acts

Ask any music organisers in the city and they'll all agree: Hong Kong's government is not exactly supportive of public live music. Swire Island East, despite having received police warnings and noise complaints in the past, has brought back the Live Music on Thursday series to the garden outside One Island East (in Taikoo Place).

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

ArtisTree shows the way for exhibition spaces

Joining forces with London's venerable Victoria & Albert Museum to present a retrospective on fashion designer Vivienne Westwood was a golden opportunity for the newly opened ArtisTree in 2008.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

How to make the grade

Landlords are cranking up rents in Central amid a severe shortage of top quality office space, with mainland institutions among the very few able to afford first-class floor space, commercial property analysts say.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Estate battle over HK$100m in repair costs

Taikoo Shing residents are fighting property giant Swire over HK$100 million in repair costs dating back 15 years.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am