Yau Tsim Mong District

Giant butterfly sculpture causes flap in Tsuen Wan district

An artist's impression of the statue in Mongkok. Photo: SCMP

The preparation work for building two contentious district landmarks has started, despite widespread public criticism of them being too costly and even becoming eyesores.

Monday, 6 May, 2013, 7:17am 3 comments

Flower pots no bed of roses for homeless

Street sleepers and their supporters protest against being evicted to make way for greening works under the Ferry Street flyover. Photo: David Wong

About 200 concrete flower pots have been installed along a section of a Yau Ma Tei flyover to "keep street sleepers out", according to a district council document.

3 May 2013 - 5:40am

Pet park plans at centre of homeless row

Sleeping rough under the Ferry Street flyover. Photo: Nora Tam

More than 20 street sleepers under the Ferry Street flyover were served eviction notices last month to vacate the now partially fenced-off area by next Tuesday, although the actual use of the area is yet to be finalised.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am 4 comments

Spend HK$100m cash wisely

The allocation of HK$100 million to district councils is viewed as payback by Leung Chun-ying for support during the chief executive election and a way to retain the councillors' loyalty. Photo: Sam Tsang

Correspondents have expressed the hope that the HK$100 million allocated to each of Hong Kong's district councils will be spent wisely and be used to develop signature projects.

7 Apr 2013 - 1:42am

Perpetrators of Yau Tsim Mong acid attacks remain at large

A policeman investigates the Sham Shui Po acid incident.

Police are still ploughing through the task of investigating thousands of people as they search for suspects in four cases of acid throwing in Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei going back to 2008.

5 Apr 2013 - 3:57am

Unwelcome banners in Tsim Sha Tsui

I refer to the report ("Unwrap HK history this Christmas", December 24).

Despite a growing interest in local heritage, I am sure many people in Tsim Sha Tsui were unaware that 11 heritage sites were being opened to the public as part of "Heritage Fiesta 2012", and would have missed the opportunity to visit them.

6 Jan 2013 - 2:51am 4 comments

City Digest, September 25, 2012

Blood specialists devise app for best treatment

25 Sep 2012 - 3:47am

Taxi drivers short-changing passengers in Tsim Sha Tsui

Police have reported a recent series of cases where taxi drivers refuse to pay change or even drive away with passengers' luggage - with one tourist losing luxury items worth HK$70,000.

Police received 10 such complaints since May. The latest arrest was of a 48-year-old driver who short-changed a plainclothes officer posing as a tourist last night.

12 Sep 2012 - 2:53am

Academy for Performing Arts' graduates to make use of new media

Adrian Walter, the new director of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, delivered an eloquent classical guitar performance at his public debut yesterday. Photo: May Tse

Graduates of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (APA) should be "global artists" of the 21st century - people who are not only professional, artistically, but also excel at communicating through new media, the academy's new director said on his first public appearance yesterday in Hong Kong.

1 Sep 2012 - 4:16am

Eight jailed two months for rigging Yau Tsim Mong district council poll

Eight people were each jailed for two months yesterday for vote-rigging in last November's district council elections.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:20am

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

24 police rewards totalling HK$9.7m put up for unsolved crimes in city

A reward of up to HK$2.5 million is being offered for information leading to the arrest of two robbers and the recovery of HK$11.7 million in cash and valuables stolen from a company safe in Cheung Sha Wan earlier this year.

It is the largest of the 24 police rewards totalling HK$9.7 million that remain unclaimed. The unsolved crimes include homicides and acid attacks.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:52am

Doraemon celebration at Ocean Terminal

Doraemon celebration at Ocean Terminal

Children pose with Doraemon figures holding different gadgets in an exhibition at the Ocean Terminal forecourt in Tsim Sha Tsui as part of the exhibition "100 Years Before the Birth of Doraemon", which runs until September 3 at Harbour City. Photo: Sam Tsang

15 Aug 2012 - 11:12am

Tree-sniffing dog awaits HK's bark and call

The authorities have yet to respond to a Taiwan-based university's offer to lend Hong Kong a dog trained to sniff out a disease that is killing the city's historic trees.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Root rot epidemic covered up, experts say

The government has been accused of covering up the spread of an incurable disease that is killing Hong Kong's heritage trees and of failing to contain the infection, putting many more trees - and potentially human life - at risk.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm