Victoria Harbour

Winning piazza plan sent back to the drawing board

The winning entry in a competition to design a new piazza to replace the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier's bus terminus will never be used.

Friday, 26 August, 2011, 12:00am

1,000-entrant limit for harbour swim

Swimmers wanting to join the first cross-harbour race in more than 30 years had better start practising now.

Just 1,000 entrants will be accepted for the 1.8-kilometre race from Sam Ka Tsuen in Lei Yue Mun to Quarry Bay Park on October 16 and they will all have to pass minimum performance standards.

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Church seeks judicial review on height limits

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Tour agency's closure hits 1,000 travellers

Dreams of taking a break on the mainland turned into a nightmare when a tour agency's closure left 1,000 people out of pocket.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Whampoa Garden

Cross Hung Hom Road away from the tight streets and oddly named buildings of Hung Hom Estate - is Jumper Mansion really an appropriate name for a high-rise residential building? - and you're in Hutchison Whampoa's 'garden city'.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Churches seek judicial review

Two churches in Wan Chai are pursuing judicial challenges against the Town Planning Board over a decision to restrict their building heights, saying it would hamper their ability to provide health and welfare services.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

'Launch water taxis for arts hub shows'

A town planner is warning that interim cultural programmes planned for the West Kowloon arts hub will not succeed without improved access to the venue.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Star Ferry seeks fare rises or subsidy

The Star Ferry Company is seeking to raise fares by between 12 per cent and 20 per cent-plus next year on its two cross-harbour routes.

But it could accept smaller increases if the government subsidised the roughly HK$5 million worth of free rides it provides for elderly people each year.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Taking over key ferry routes 'too expensive'

Taking over six main outlying island ferry routes would cost HK$1.7 billion and was not worth doing, a transport official said yesterday as ferry operators grumbled about lack of government support.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Five hidden seaside gems

Now that summer is here, it's time to explore some less touristy parts of Hong Kong that you may never have thought of visiting.

So grab your bike and a few friends. Here is our list of the Top Five lesser-known seaside promenades scattered around our beautiful city.

Quarry Bay Park

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Designs for waterfront need creativity

Out-of-the-box thinking went into the design of a logo chosen to adorn signs to point the way to newly accessible parts of Victoria Harbour's waterfront.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Meet the new face of our harbour - a V-shaped icon

A wave-like, V-shaped logo with colours changing from red to blue to green will adorn signs to be erected along the shores of Victoria Harbour as part of efforts to rejuvenate the harbourfront.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Bite the bullet on tunnel tolls

Once again, users of the cross-harbour tunnels face the prospect of dearer tolls. Those using the Eastern Harbour Tunnel have been spared a 40 per cent increase for now because the government believes the operator is already making reasonable profits. But the operator is taking the case to arbitration, where it has twice won before.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Central faces second-class waterfront

The Society for Protection of the Harbour is in complete agreement with Dick Groves ('Don't waste potential of waterfront', June 18).

Hong Kong people should be aware that our 'world-class city', as promised by our government, will end up taking second place to Singapore.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

CULTURAL treasure chest

Look beyond the tower blocks and tatty tenements of Eastern district and you will see colourful hints of Hong Kong's rich cultural heritage and turbulent history.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am