Victoria Harbour

TST bus terminus plan wins backing

The government has overcome the first major hurdle in its new plan to demolish the Tsim Sha Tsui bus terminus after gaining support from the district council yesterday.

Friday, 24 June, 2011, 12:00am

Fight looms over toll rise for tunnel

Drivers will be cushioned from a 40 per cent toll rise at the Eastern Harbour Tunnel for now, but what comes next could prove to be a lot more expensive.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Don't waste potential of waterfront

The Development Bureau recently announced a 'market sounding exercise' for the Central waterfront's most important sites, running from the Star Ferry piers to the Convention Centre.

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Tuesday, June 14: French Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'The entrepreneurial stories: Tips, experience and inspiration to move forward!' W52, Central.

Hong Kong Securities Institute evening: 'How has the Asian hedge fund industry has changed since 2008 and where do we go from here'.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

What's being said on

On the proposal to build a third runway at the airport:

Marcus H. Langston - I thought this was the point in the investment for the A380-capable airway bridges and infrastructure that's already been spent ... larger but fewer aircraft. Therefore, no need for a third runway, especially if China opens up its airspace.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Cross-harbour swim should not be revived until water is much cleaner

I refer to the report, 'Harbour swimmers to take plunge in October' (June 2), which the Society for Protection of the Harbour finds worrying. Although there has been improvement of the water quality in the harbour, as long as raw sewage is being discharged into the harbour untreated, the water is still unsafe to swim in.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Airport needs HK$136b for third runway

The public is being asked to make a choice: an airport with or without a third runway by 2030. But the government has said little so far on the social and environmental costs of the project.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Harbour swimmers to take plunge in October

After 33 years, the annual crossharbour swim is set to make a huge splash again, with a date and route being agreed by organisers and the government.

But environmentalists have sounded a warning to would-be swimmers that the water may not be as clean as they think.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Retail area to double under pier plan

The shopping and dining areas of the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier will more than double under a plan to redevelop and revitalise the landmark.

The Harbourfront Commission met for the first time yesterday to discuss the project with some members raising concerns about blocking visitors' access to the harbour deck under the new plan.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Monorail would revitalise Kwun Tong, residents say

Kwun Tong residents and a lawmaker have rejected a government engineering recommendation and want a bridge - and monorail - to be built to connect their district to the future Kai Tak redevelopment.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

I'm often asked if there is art in Hong Kong. Of course there is, if you know: a) where to look, and: b) how to get to it. The looking part is often fun, it's the getting there that can be a bit of a drag. This town, contrary to what government rhetoric suggests, is no New York or London or Melbourne.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

West Kowloon

West Kowloon is a futuristic concept in the development of Hong Kong.

With innovative skyscrapers, property companies have begun to regenerate an area which was recognised as part of Victoria Harbour until the airport moved from Kai Tak to Chek Lap Kok.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

East Kowloon

Luxury homes in East Kowloon are mainly newly built high-rise developments lying near the western edge of the district.

The HK$100-billion infrastructure and commercial redevelopment of the old Kai Tak airport, which will include a cruise terminal, has given the district the nickname of 'future Tsim Sha Tsui'.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Work on MTR link delays Kai Tak projects

A stone bridge used by Qing dynasty officials to reach the Kowloon Walled City will be preserved where it lies at Kai Tak - but it could be a decade before the public can gain access to it.

People also face a long wait to use the planned vehicle-free waterfront along the former airport runway, the first section of which will not be opened until 2016.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

Is it necessary for Hong Kong to have the 'Symphony of Lights' every night?

Ronald Ling Pak-ki, 20, University of Hong Kong

The Symphony of Lights is a nightly synchronised light, laser and music show which includes buildings on both sides of the Victoria Harbour.

This multimedia display is recognised as the world's 'largest permanent light-and-sound show' by the Guinness World Records.

11 May 2011 - 12:00am