Tiu Keng Leng

Memories of a haven for Nationalists

Former Rennie's Mill resident Chik Sung-wun surveys Tiu Keng Leng. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Chik Sung-wun's earliest memories of the high-rise town where he now lives are of a hill-fringed valley of squatter huts where Nationalist flags flew freely.

Friday, 23 November, 2012, 2:48am

Letters

Rule of law issues cause for concern

I refer to the debate about who should control the process that decides whether to press charges at the end of investigations involving senior government officials.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Floating business couple plead for increase in city maritime facilities

For three decades, Wong Wing-kuen and his wife Yip Lai-chun have made a living from the sea that surrounds Hong Kong.

In 2001, they relocated their business - renting small fishing boats to locals for day trips - from Tiu Keng Leng to Tseung Kwan O due to a high-rise development.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

New sports centre will be a boon

The Home Affairs Bureau is going to finance a project to build a sports complex in Tiu Keng Leng. I think it is a very good move. In a district that has a high population of teenagers, this facility will enable young people to find creative outlets for their energies. That way, more of them will stay away from street gangs.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Leisure centre at last for neglected estate

Tiu Keng Leng is to get its first public leisure centre, more than a decade after residents first moved into two big public housing estates in the area, formerly known as Rennie's Mill.

The Legislative Council will soon consider an application from the Home Affairs Bureau for HK$750 million to finance the project on a 1.8-hectare site.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Leisure centre at last for neglected estate

Tiu Keng Leng - a redeveloped area formerly known as Rennie's Mill - is to get its first public leisure centre, more than a decade after people first moved into two big public housing estates.

The Legislative Council will soon consider an application from the Home Affairs Bureau for HK$750 million to fund the project on a 1.8 hectare site.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Designs for Junk Bay bridge on show

People in Tseung Kwan O have been invited to comment on six designs for a cross-bay link that will provide residents in the district with an alternative route to town.

10 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Net users wish MTR's 'Champagne Man' many happy returns after he pulls video

Andy Warhol once said that everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. But the celebrity status of this week's fastest-rising star has lasted longer than that.

An anonymous chubby rail enthusiast who appears to be in his 20s has won internet stardom simply by drinking champagne on an MTR train.

1 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Cancer survivor flies home to daughter after help from readers

23 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

not so run of the mill

To most Hong Kong people, Tiu Keng Leng is just one of the MTR stops on the Tseung Kwan O Line. But, for decades, this once-isolated stretch of New Territories coastline was the site of the staunchly Nationalist refugee settlement at Rennie's Mill.

25 May 2008 - 12:00am

Councillors march over delayed road to Tseung Kwan O cemetery

A road linking the Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery to Lam Tin is preferred to a footpath from Tiu Keng Leng MTR station to ease trafficon the Ching Ming Festival, district councillors have said.

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Living a life less ordinary

Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, chairman of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) since May last year, was born 50 years ago into a community that no longer exists: the refugee shanty town and Nationalist stronghold of Rennie's Mill, in east Kowloon.

It was cleared of homes in the 1990s, when new town Tseung Kwan O was developed.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Decorator plunges to his death

A decoration worker was killed when he fell from the 53rd floor while working at a flat in Tiu Keng Leng. The man, 41, surnamed Chan, was installing lights outside the Ocean Shores flat with colleagues when he slipped and fell at 4.25pm. He landed on a podium. A security guard called an ambulance and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Investors find little to cheer about despite record prices

Homebuyers paying dearly for buying in a rising market

Despite positive news that a mysterious buyer last month paid a record HK$33,000 per square foot for a penthouse at the Legend and better than expected land auction results individual homeowners are not feeling particularly upbeat.

9 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Sellers face price pressure as new flats are released

Competition for buyers sees discounts come into play as developers launch new projects at close to levels in the secondary market

Buying interest in second-hand flats is drying up with some homeowners lowering their asking prices by up to 10 per cent after developers initiated aggressive sales strategies.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

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