Wan Chai

Evacuation at Wan Chai Tower after fire discovered in lift machine room

The Wan Chai Tower (centre) on Harbour Road. Photo: David Wong

Some 100 people evacuated and 13 lift passengers briefly trapped during lunchtime incident.

Tuesday, 11 March, 2014, 4:33pm

Developer Emperor buys Wan Chai office block for HK$1.6b

Emperor executive director Donald Cheung Ping-keung. Photo: Nora Tam

The commercial tower at 60 Gloucester Road has 27 floors and a basement, with a total gross floor area of about 95,557 square feet. The price works out to HK$16,618 per square foot.

12 Jun 2013 - 3:56am

Drunken sailor fined for assaulting Wan Chai waitress

Mathew Forrester  leaves Eastern Court in Sai Wan Ho on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee

A United States Navy crewman was fined HK$1,000 in Eastern Court on Monday after pleading guilty to assaulting a waitress after drinking too much in Wan Chai last month.

Mathew Forrester, 25, pleaded not guilty to a charge of indecent assault, but pleaded guilty to the prosecution's alternative charge of common assault.

13 May 2013 - 3:41pm 2 comments

Wan Chai site marked out for new convention centre

Wan Chai site marked out for new convention centre

The government has earmarked a site next to the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai for a new convention complex. But the six-storey building, to stand atop the future MTR Exhibition station, will be used only for conventions and meetings.

3 May 2013 - 5:40am 2 comments

Church developers remain unbowed by government rules

An artist's impression of the Hopewell Centre II in Wan Chai, which is expected to be completed by 2018.

In their ruthless pursuit of property development, some of our churches rival our developers. This is done with minimal consultation with neighbours and with the full connivance of government departments. It's all part of the government's outsourcing of social welfare services to religious bodies.

4 Mar 2013 - 3:27am 4 comments

Wan Chai could get three more stations as part of MTR shake-up

Wan Chai could get three more stations as part of MTR shake-up

Three stations would be built in or close to Wan Chai if a proposal to construct a new rail line is adopted to ease congestion. Under one of two options, trains would cease running the full length of the MTR's Island Line. Passengers boarding in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island would have to change trains to reach Wan Chai and Central.

22 Feb 2013 - 10:10am 8 comments

Q & A with our experts

Jeffrey Ng Chong-yip

Q: I am an expat who is currently renting an apartment in North Point. But the lease will expire soon and I am planning to move to Wan Chai which is more vibrant. With a budget of less than HK$20,000 a month, what are the options on the market if I want to look for a one-bedroom flat?

28 Oct 2013 - 11:42am

It's time landlords stopped eating away at the industry

Customers queue outside Lei Yuen, a 40-year-old noodle and congee shop in Causeway Bay which will be closed because of soaring rents. Photo: SCMP

According to the food and beverage industry rumour mill, a bar that has been a Wan Chai institution for more than 10 years is closing as its rent rises to HK$400,000 a month.

31 Jan 2013 - 9:48am 1 comment

Famous Wan Chai bar Neptune II closes as licence refused

Neptune II was one of the most popular dance clubs in Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam

Legendary Wan Chai haunt Neptune II has been shut down, with the Liquor Licensing Board refusing to issue it a new licence.

The basement club in Jaffe Road, established in 1993, was one of the most popular dance clubs in the city. However, for the past two weeks its shutters have been pulled down and its doors closed.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:40am

City Digest, November 29, 2012

Liberal Party urges stamp-duty exemption

29 Nov 2012 - 3:39am

55 injured as three buses collide in rush hour in Wan Chai

One of 55 injured in a three-way collision at a Wan Chai bus stop yesterday is removed from the wreckage by rescuers. One passenger was seriously hurt, with two others trapped for 20 minutes. Photo: David Wong

Fifty-five people were injured, two seriously, in a three-bus collision in Wan Chai during rush hour last night.

Police said a New World First double-decker plying route 115 hit the back of a route 101 KMB bus loading passengers at a bus stop near the Tai Yau Building on Fleming Road at 7pm.

The impact sent the second bus into the back of another KMB double-decker at the stop.

28 Nov 2012 - 9:22am 1 comment

Point of view

 Café Gray Deluxe pairs magnificent views with a menu designed by chef Gray Kunz in admiralty.

Hong Kong's fantastic vistas are appreciated by diners who enjoy the high life, writes Janice Leung.

15 Nov 2012 - 12:56am

We test the city's 24-hour party credentials

We test the city's 24-hour party credentials

It's often said that Hong Kong is a 24-hour city. But is it really? Sure, one can pass 24 hours in a bar in Wan Chai, but a true 24-hour city must cater to the tastes of its entire population and not just its party animals.

28 Oct 2012 - 3:15pm

New authority planned to steer growth along harbour

The Causeway Bay typhoon shelter. Photo: Dickson Lee

The government will consult the public early next year on forming a harbour planning authority to steer development along the waterfront, after a proposal to turn the Causeway Bay typhoon shelter into a world-class yacht racing facility stalled.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:18am

Leading the way in quality

Hysan Place is the first LEED Platinum pre-certified building in Hong Kong.Photo: Edward Wong

Hysan Place, a newly-completed office and retail property tower built by Hysan Development, has added excitement to the commercial scene in Causeway Bay, and raised the level of office rentals.

24 Sep 2012 - 8:57am