Victoria Harbour

New World to open a Pentahotel in San Po Kong

New World Hospitality, the hotel arm of New World Development, has announced a plan to open a Pentahotel in San Po Kong, which will be the first Hong Kong property managed by the company.

Friday, 1 June, 2012, 12:00am


Officials not opening up market yet

I beg to differ with Kelvin Li's letter ('Power imports from Guangdong would unjustly short-circuit rules on fuel mix', May 25).

What Mr Li described in respect of our fuel mix for power generation, is misleading; it is more a guideline than anything else.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Airport reclamation trial illegal: greens

A green group has criticised the government for skipping a legally required step when approving a trial reclamation project by the Airport Authority for the proposed third runway, depriving the public of the chance to raise objections.

WWF Hong Kong says a bad precedent has been created which could allow the government to reclaim the seabed wherever it likes.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sailors' haunt aims to go up in world

An organisation that has been welcoming the world's navies to Hong Kong for decades is hoping to offer them better hospitality in future by expanding their centre at Wan Chai's Fenwick Pier.

The Servicemen's Guides Association wants to add a restaurant, lounge and an arts space by extending a single-storey section of its base three floors upwards.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Outlook & Living - East Kowloon

Set for take-off

About 16,000 private housing units have been planned for Kai Tak. The first batch of land, enough for 4,000 flats, will be released from next year onwards. Kai Tak will have a lower density, featuring a design mix of medium towers and low-rise blocks with courtyards instead of skyscrapers.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Show and tell

From venues and jewellery to wedding photographers and evening gowns, Hong Kong's wedding expos offer ideas and services for soon-to-be brides and grooms.

The Hong Kong Wedding Showcase takes place at Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Centre this weekend. The star of the show will be wedding photography, including companies from Taiwan and the mainland.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Breathe new life into our harbour

How to make better use of the city's harbour front has long been on the government agenda. Much has been said over the past decade but little has been done. As time goes by, improving the harbour front risks becoming a cliche or a slogan to appease people fighting for better planning and conservation.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm


Harbour authority welcome

I refer to your front-page article, 'Harbour authority could soon become a reality' (April 18).

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Monorail extension ruled out: minister

Extending a proposed monorail system serving the Kai Tak development into run-down areas nearby would be too difficult and could render the whole system unviable, the development minister said yesterday.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Global firm floats plan for water taxi service

An international company is interested in running a water taxi service in Victoria Harbour, despite grim business prospects for local ferries, the head of the harbour watchdog has revealed.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Cyclists say Star Ferry fare rise is unfair

Disappointed cyclists said they would travel by ferry less often after the government approved new charges for taking bikes on the Star Ferry yesterday, along with weekend and holiday price increases for two routes.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Harbour authority could soon become a reality

A new authority to oversee a 'revolution' on Hong Kong's waterfront could be one of the first projects for the next administration.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Neighbours' game of chess turns deadly

A minor dispute over a game of Chinese chess led to the death of an elderly player in Kwai Chung yesterday, the city's second murder in a week.

Police arrested a 69-year-old neighbour in connection with the latest killing.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Blind insistence on reclamation ignores other land options preferred by public

Any hope that our administration had learned from the revelations made during the farcical chief executive election were quashed by the sponsored feature ('6 pronged approach to land supply', March 29). This focused on one prong only, reclamation.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A homely solution to terminal decline

'Nonetheless, we must also appreciate that the open storage and port back-up operations in the New Territories are providing support for the logistics industry and port operation in Hong Kong.'

Raymond W. M. Wong Deputy director, Planning Department Letters to the Editor, March 27

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am