Wong Tai Sin

Wong Tai Sin fire blazes for seven hours, 700 evacuated

The fire at Tai Shing Street Market in Wong Tai Sin continued for hours and many elderly residents had to be evacuated. Photos: SMP

A fire which broke out early yesterday at a market in Wong Tai Sin blazed for seven hours and forced the evacuation of about 700 people. Eight people aged between 13 and 85 suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Sunday, 21 April, 2013, 6:28am

Husband dies after mentally ill wife fails to get help

The man, who slipped in the bathroom and hit his head, died from blood loss, officers believe. His 77-year-old wife had not drunk or eaten anything for the two days when police found her.

3 Apr 2013 - 4:22am

'Public supports protest over national education'

The past week's bad weather has not prevented Scholarism, the Hong Kong pressure group, from campaigning for public support for tomorrow's march against the controversial national education curriculum.

Organisers expect up to 10,000 people will join the protest march, which starts in Victoria Park at 3pm and will finish at the government's headquarters in Admiralty.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

First guide dog in years hits streets with master

Hong Kong's first guide dog in more than 30 years - a Labrador retriever named Google - graduated from training yesterday even as rival guide-dog groups continued to war over who his rightful owner is.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Community upset

Arrangements for the town hall meetings may have improved, but the community visits initiated by the new chief executive Leung Chun-ying seem destined to upset his supporters and detractors alike.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

What they said

Mr Leung, do you know how much people can make by selling cardboard and newspapers?

Representative from Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood at the Wong Tai Sin forum

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Let private hospitals train specialists, top medic urges

A former top public hospital executive, recruited by a global health care company bidding to build new private hospitals earmarked for two sites in Hong Kong, has called for the private sector to be allowed to train more specialists.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dedicated housing chief was set a tough task

A former housing chief charged with implementing former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa's controversial 85,000-a-year flat-building target in the late 1990s has died after a battle with cancer.

Dominic Wong Sing-wah, former secretary for housing, died earlier this month. He had been suffering from pharyngeal cancer since in 2002.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

From plane fare to deli heaven

Kowloon City's grid of seven skyscraper-less streets is packed with tempting restaurants, groceries and delicatessens, making it a foodies' paradise.

In the era of Kai Tak International Airport, the district was better known for its Chiu Chow and Thai restaurants. As the area has become slightly more gentrified, the flavour has become more international.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Border families' HK$200m payout

Hundreds of households living near the mainland border area may receive total compensation of more than HK$200 million over the construction of a new cross-border checkpoint - if lawmakers approve the payout.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Murderous minds a symptom of ailing mental health system, say social workers

The grisly killing of a security guard by a mentally ill man yesterday highlights Hong Kong's poor monitoring and treatment of psychiatric outpatients, social workers say.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am


Power firms should give information

All countries are suffering from the effects of inflation.

The prices of commodities just keep going up in all areas. It affects everything from food to property. However, in Hong Kong, for most of us, salaries are not increasing by that much.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Rivals join crowds at holiday fairs

The candidates for chief executive joined the crowds browsing Lunar New Year fairs ahead of the holiday - but it will take the fiery breath of the dragon to keep vendors and shoppers from shivering through the last hours of the events.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Changing fortunes for temple soothsayers

Want to know your fortune using divination sticks according to ancient Taoist principles? One of Hong Kong's most famous temples has just the app.

A new smartphone application being tested by the Wong Tai Sin Temple allows people to learn their futures by keying the number printed on a divination stick into their iPhone.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Falling rents make upgrading easier for tenants

Falling rents are giving tenants a chance to upgrade at lower cost.

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am