Yau Tsim Mong District

BIG move

Industry experts estimate there are about 9,000 serviced apartment units scattered around town. A booming market, high land prices and a scarcity of land in central areas are driving new and existing operators into secondary locations.

Friday, 16 September, 2011, 12:00am

Off and racing to district polls

Candidates from parties across the political spectrum rolled up their sleeves and launched their campaigns for November's district council elections when the two-week nomination period started yesterday.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Fears rail work may topple building

Residents in Tai Kok Tsui are worried that construction of the underground high-speed railway will undermine the structure of their building as it sits on an 'extremely weak' rock layer.

They found the description in a geotechnical report, compiled by the MTR's consultant in 2008, in a public library, with the help of an anti-rail activist and politicians.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Winning piazza plan sent back to the drawing board

The winning entry in a competition to design a new piazza to replace the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier's bus terminus will never be used.

Architect Tenny Yeung Wan-kit and his team's entry, called 'Layers of Time', has been shelved after the government's plans for redeveloping the area came under strong opposition from conservationists.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Lawmakers delay move to new site for one week

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Boy 'punches mother in computer game row'

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Officials plan to help poor move out of factory flats

Scores of families living illegally in subdivided flats in Tai Kok Tsui's industrial buildings have been advised to move out for safety reasons by welfare officials.

The residents, who receive welfare and rental subsidies from the Social Welfare Department, said, however, that they could not afford to live elsewhere.

8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Floral prints

Steam driven

French company Pylones turns the ordinary into quirky with graphic designs and bold colours. The Byzance kettle with a bold dahlia print should add a splash of colour to any kitchen and may even help cheer up a gloomy morning. HK$980 at Pylones, shop 3229, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui; tel: 3188 5928

Holding the baby

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Planning board gets help from green group

A green group plans to join the government in a legal fight against property developers over height restrictions for buildings in four urban areas.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Inspections a must for factory 'homes'

Soaring rents and inadequate housing supply are forcing poor people into tiny dwellings in illegally subdivided old factory buildings.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Retro is super cool so let's go back in time

Spending an afternoon rooting through clothes and furniture from bygone eras can be fun.

Hunting for antiques and vintage items can be a nice change from ultra-modern malls and mass-market brands.

Unlike mass-produced goods, vintage items often have unique charm and are full of history.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Boom in illegal factory flats

Old factory buildings are being illegally converted into subdivided housing - and the trend is on the rise.

Each of the city's older factory areas - such as Kwun Tong, Tai Kok Tsui and San Po Kong - hold at least 10 to 20 such buildings and many are dangerous, according to the Society for Community Organisation (Soco).

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Monthly mixer at Quarry Bay offers 'liberation conversation' music

It seems night life in Quarry Bay has always been underrated. Now the hip area, home of plenty of public relation agencies, media corporations and IT firms is starting to keep apace.

Press Room Group's freshly opened The News Room restaurant and bar, which has taken the space of Cafe Einstein, held its first of several monthly mixers on Thursday.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Mong Kok site to be rezoned commercial

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Mong Kok bottle tosser evades security measures

Another bottle has been tossed into a Mong Kok pedestrian precinct that has been the scene of serial acid attacks - but this time the contents were not corrosive fluid, but beer.

Nevertheless, the incident has raised questions about the effectiveness of security measures put in place after the three acid attacks, which left a total of 101 people injured.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am