Yau Ma Tei

Fleeced with the promise of sex

A gang of mainland women are using the promise of sex to trap and rob their victims in Yau Ma Tei, police warn.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 5:06am

Robbery gang ambushed by police in Yau Ma Tei

Five members of a violent gang were caught red-handed trying to rob a businessman in a police ambush in Yau Ma Tei early yesterday.

The suspected asylum seekers - four Indian and one Pakistani men, aged between 20 and 29 - targeted a 54-year-old owner of a Yuen Long recycling plant at Tung On Street at 6.15am.

16 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

Artists inspired by old-world charm of Yau Ma Tei

Fruit wholesalers packing up stock on Reclamation Street at Yau Ma Tei fruit market at 6:20am. Photo: Nora Tam

In the early 1900s, Yau Ma Tei was a port and major food distribution point for all of Hong Kong.

Since then, the old neighbourhood could have become decayed and succumbed to redevelopment, as has Jordan to its south, or a tourist haunt with jacked-up rents like Mong Kok to the north.

6 Nov 2012 - 12:05pm

Pair held over murder of mainland prostitute in Yau Ma Tei

The building where the victim was found. Photo: SCMP

A 35-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the murder of a mainland prostitute whose naked body was found in a subdivided flat in Yau Ma Tei last week.

The woman was intercepted at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint before dawn yesterday when she tried to leave for Shenzhen. The man was picked up by police in Wong Tai Sin on Monday afternoon.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:19am

Prostitute found dead with throat cut

The naked body of a mainland prostitute, her throat slashed, was found in a subdivided flat in Yau Ma Tei yesterday.

Police are looking for her husband - who they suspect married Lau Suk-king, 49, in a fake union - and her regular customers. They believe she was killed by someone she knew.

25 Oct 2012 - 3:17am

Yau Ma Tei Cantonese opera venue miscalculates discount ticket sales

The Yau Ma Tei Theatre on Waterloo Road, built 1930, is the only surviving pre-war theatre in Kowloon. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Fans of Cantonese opera may have to pay more to watch shows at a new government arts venue next year because of a budget miscalculation.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:10am

Tastemaker: a design for life by Michael Leung

Michael Leung at his rooftop farm in Kwun Tong. Photo: Nora Tam

Sometimes it seems as though everyone knows Michael Leung - even the owner of a Kwun Tong dai pai dong, who chats amiably with the young designer as he sits down for lunch. "We made a 'zine about him," Leung says. "He's really proud of it."

22 Oct 2012 - 3:47pm

Driver escapes serious injury as large tree branch crashes on to truck in Yau Ma Tei

The large branch of a banyan tree which crashed on to a truck in Tak Hing Street, Yau Ma Tei, yesterday afternoon. Photo: Dickson Lee

Two more incidents have raised further concern about the effectiveness of a tree-risk assessment programme.

A passenger in a truck was killed last week by a falling banyan tree in Tai Po.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:06am

Officials take action over illegal flats sublet by wife of Hong Kong minister

A Buildings Department officer collects evidence. Photo: May Tse

The Buildings Department has issued removal orders over two illegal flats subleased by the wife of Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po.

The orders, issued last Friday, say unauthorised building works have been identified in the two premises in Tai Kok Tsui and Yau Ma Tei. The owners have to rectify the irregularities within 60 days in accordance with the Buildings Ordinance.

22 Aug 2012 - 3:24am


Airport train must stop in typhoon 10

I would like to thank Francis Tjia for his letter asking why Airport Express services were not extended during Severe Typhoon Vicente ('Why close Airport Express?' July 28).

We understand that passengers would feel frustrated if they were not able to get home.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm


What: Eiffel Tower lamp Why: Light up your living space with a bit of classic France How much: HK$3,470 Where: Heather and March, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2530 0686

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Probation for pupil over threat to kill Tsang

A 17-year-old Wah Yan College, Kowloon, pupil was put on probation for one year yesterday for threatening to kill former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen if he did not deliver HK$100 million, and making false bomb threats.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The Heroes and the Beauty

A night at the Cantonese opera of a half-century ago, both architecturally and cinematically, is recreated by the Hong Kong Film Archive with its screening of The Heroes and the Beauty to commemorate the opening of the recently restored Yau Ma Tei Theatre, Kowloon's only existing pre-second-world-war movie house and the very venue where the Eastmancolor classic greeted the new year of 1962.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Minister optimistic over London Olympics TV deal

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am