Victoria Peak

Outlook & Living - The Peak and Mid-Levels

Supply remains limited

There will be a new supply of 35 townhouses from six projects on The Peak, according to Centaline Properties. Sun Hung Kai Properties is building luxury townhouses in its Twelve Peaks Project.

Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am

HK$10m for buyers in Peak flats 'disaster'

The High Court yesterday ordered a developer to pay HK$10 million compensation for selling 'uninhabitable' flats on The Peak.

The Oasis on Peak Road was built by a company called Holyrood to a 'thoroughly defective standard', ruled Mr Justice Ian Carlson, granting two companies that bought flats almost HK$5 million each to make up for the nightmare.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The Peak

The Peak is the summit of Hong Kong's property market. At the peak of The Peak, properties are more precious than anywhere else in the world.

A house at Barker Road sold for HK$1.8 billion last year. At HK$68,228 per square foot, it is the most expensive location in the world. But for the connoisseur of luxury homes, it's more than worth it.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Long and winding road

Next to century-old trees, the 3.5-kilometre Lugard Road runs a winding path around The Peak, while offering a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour. The byasa alcinous butterfly, having once disappeared from the Hong Kong landscape, suddenly reappeared on The Peak in 2002, giving nature lovers a rare treat.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Top of the hill

The oldest mode of land transport in Hong Kong is the Peak Tramway (396 metres above sea level). It was built in 1888, providing a short cut from the 554-metre high Peak to Central's business district. The Peak Tramway is one of the oldest and the most sloped forms of transport in the world.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Earning their spurs

One of Hong Kong's most popular tourist attractions, The Peak Galleria bears testament to the success of Hang Lung Properties' human resources management approach, according to Henry Cheung Kam-ling, assistant director of leasing and management.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Shotcreting often needless, critics charge

It destroys vegetation, creates eyesores and is supposedly discouraged by the government - yet hillsides and slopes around the city continue to be covered in unsightly grey cement, sprayed on to prevent landslides in a process known as shotcreting.

3 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Going Gaga

Some said she looked like mutton dressed as lamb, others that she was hamming it up. Critics didn't mince their words about Lady Gaga's meat dress but it had fashionistas drooling for more. Now, the flamboyant pop star, who is as well known for her outrageous outfits as for her hits, is joining the line-up of A-list celebrities at waxworks museum Madame Tussauds.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Peak of power comes with natural advantages

It has been at the pinnacle of luxury living for more than a century - an address that has been home to some of Hong Kong's most influential figures and the setting for some of its most historic moments.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Combining green living with urban convenience

A mesmerising blend of space, healthy living and the convenience of having both nature and the best of city life on their doorsteps has for decades drawn Hong Kong's professional elite to Mid-Levels.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

A backdrop of mountain greenery

One word springs to mind when you look out at the view that graces the back of Kerry Properties' luxury developments in the Mid-Levels. That word is green.

Green because it is the dominant colour of the dramatic backdrop of verdant woodland which stretches up the slopes of The Peak behind.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Three cheers for the boys in pink

The Pink Revolution continues, with athletes and artists joining the crusade. As part of the campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, this weekend all seven senior rugby teams from the Hong Kong Football Club will wear special pink shirts - as modelled by the Breast Cancer Foundation's Veronica Bourke (with ball) - for their games tomorrow to show solidarity with the cause.

16 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

The Peak remains on top with sky-high prices

Besides being a tourist attraction, The Peak has been a symbol of wealth and status since the 19th century.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Out and about

The Peak offers stunning scenery and a surprising amount of history; expansive views across the city and out to Lantau and Lamma islands are superb - on those sadly rare, smog-free days.

18 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Dutch artist has laid-back opening for 'slow photography' exhibition

It was a laid-back opening for acclaimed photographer Erwin Olaf's exhibition Fall at the Art Statements Gallery on Thursday - and that's the way the jet-lagged Dutch artist preferred it.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:00am