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Yau Tong

Taxi tycoon's mistress gets his HK$260m estate

A mistress of a late taxi tycoon emerged victorious yesterday after a court ruled in favour of a will leaving her his wealth.

Wednesday, 1 February, 2012, 12:00am

Vertical gardens a shadow of former glory

They were touted as an answer to global warming and air pollution. And for a time grass, plants and herbs festooned the walls of housing estates in a programme known as 'vertical greening'. Its aim? To reduce heat, improve air quality and brighten up the surroundings.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Renewal plan due for a relaxation

A review of a city-wide scheme to convert old industrial buildings may see a relaxation of application criteria that would encourage more creative use of building space.

The Development Bureau policy, launched in 2009 to push owners to revitalise industrial buildings outside industrial zones, is under review.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

School out to write itself into record books with mass calligraphy class

To help educate its students about the meaning of life, Fukien Secondary School and its affiliate decided to take a different route. It organised the biggest traditional Chinese calligraphy class in the world in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Tax treaty signed with Japan

Hong Kong yesterday signed an agreement with Japan to avoid double taxation and prevent evasion of income taxes. It is the 16th such agreement following deals with the mainland, Belgium, Thailand, Luxembourg, Vietnam, Brunei, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Hungary, Kuwait, Austria, Britain, Ireland, Liechtenstein and France.

10 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Man arrested over hammer attack on wife

16 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Flat buyers enter market at bargain basement

The property market in Hong Kong may be red hot at the moment but there are still bargains to be had.

How about a flat in Tai O, Lantau Island? Yours for just HK$302,400.

18 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Advisory boards mooted to involve public in renewal plans

Advisory boards may be set up in old communities to involve residents in drawing up redevelopment proposals, an effort to avoid public discontent over renewal projects.

2 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Public demand to set pace of HOS flat sales

Future sales of the Home Ownership Scheme flats will depend on the public response to the latest batch, Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said yesterday.

31 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

3 arrested in raid on illegal fuel station

Three men, including two from the mainland, were arrested in a police raid on an illicit fuel station hidden in a recycling plant in Yau Tong. About 10,000 litres of illegal fuel worth HK$120,000, a fuel truck and fuel equipment were seized by officers from the site in Tung Yuen Street. The mainlanders were arrested for selling illegal fuel, and the Hongkonger for buying the oil.

27 Aug 2009 - 12:00am