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Wan Chai

Point of view

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

Thursday, 15 November, 2012, 12:56am

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

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

11 Mar 2014 - 4:33pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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