Village house

Since it's broken let's try to fix it

Illegally added storeys are a commonplace in many villages. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

A campaign that seeks to temporarily reprieve lawbreakers who turn themselves in can be a pragmatic solution, especially when the wrongdoings are so common that enforcement has become increasingly difficult.

Saturday, 12 January, 2013, 2:34am 1 comment

Stop building new village houses

We must stop building outdated houses. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

There has been a lot of talk over the years about whether every male child of Hong Kong's "indigenous" villagers should continue to have the legal right to build a new village house.

31 Dec 2012 - 3:23am

200,000 village houses face warnings on illegal structures

Illegal structures at Ho Chung New Village in Sai Kung. Photo: Edward Wong

Buildings Department officers will this week begin handing out as many as 200,000 warnings and demolition orders to the owners of village houses with illegal structures.

30 Dec 2012 - 1:23pm 11 comments