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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

Reduced rents offered at 2 new estates

The Housing Authority has offered monthly rents of HK$56 per square metre for 793 flats in a housing block in Yau Lai Estate, Yau Tong, and HK$37.30 for 2,365 flats in three blocks in Tin Ching Estate, Tin Shui Wai. It said more than 92 per cent of the tenants in the four blocks would pay less than HK$1,500 per month with the reduced rents.

19 May 2009 - 12:00am

Cat injured by plaza's escalator

A cat had part of its hind leg amputated after the animal got stuck in an escalator at a Yau Tong mall yesterday. Firemen were called to the Lei Yue Mun Plaza at 2pm after a woman alerted police. In October, a stray kitten had to be put down after a similar accident at the same mall.

27 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Officials leave historic military sites to decay

Conservation of some military sites that helped shape the city's colonial history has been neglected although they are in the government's hands - with one turned into an outdoor gym and a haven for players of war games.

The fortifications at Devil's Peak near Yau Tong are among 10 military structures that landed on the list of graded historic sites last month.

13 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Truck driver held in death of cyclist

A truck driver was arrested in connection with the death of a cyclist in a hit-and-run accident near Yau Tong yesterday.

The cyclist, 49, sustained serious head injuries and died at the scene at 2pm, police said.

The light goods vehicle left the scene at Cha Kwo Ling Road after the crash and continued travelling eastwards.

28 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Driver doused in paint in extortion bid

'This time pour paint. Next time chop you,' was what a suspected triad member said to a 70-year-old minibus driver in an apparent attempt to extort money in Yau Tong yesterday. The suspect, who was thought to be about 30, rushed into the red-topped minibus and poured red paint on the driver at a terminal on Ko Chiu Road, outside Ko Chun Court, at 7.19am.

19 Nov 2008 - 12:00am