Yue Man Square

Dying Kwun Tong town centre awaits revival

The exterior of Kwun Tong Silver Theatre located at Yue Man Square in Kwun Tong. Photo: Sam Tsang

Yue Man Square, which was once the bustling heart of Kwun Tong, lies half empty after the original businesses moved out and the Urban Renewal Authority was unable to re-let their units temporarily - because of illegal structures.

Saturday, 16 March, 2013, 5:13am

Kwun Tong: Engine of industry sputters out

A factory building in Kwun Tong. Photo: Sam Tsang

Chong Yam-ming's factory canteen has seen better days. In the best years, thousands of workers per day called at his 4,400 sq ft canteen tucked inside a factory on Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Skyscraper plan for Kwun Tong to go ahead

URA study finds high-rise tower will not have major visual impact

The Urban Renewal Authority intends to proceed with building a 280-metre office tower in the revamped Kwun Tong town centre after consultants found its visual impact would not be significant.

10 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Kwun Tong gears up for multibillion-dollar facelift

Changing the urban landscape of Hong Kong is a monumental task that rests squarely on the shoulders of the Urban Renewal Authority. The authority is responsible for turning some of the city's run-down urban districts into modern and sophisticated living spaces for thousands of residents at a cost of billions of dollars.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Vox Pop

Pulling in to Kwun Tong MTR station from Lam Tin marks the starting point of a journey observing the old being eclipsed by a new, modern era.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Ciity Briefs

Accident witness sought

Police are seeking information on a traffic accident on Monday in which an 84-year-old man was killed. The man was pushing a handcart across Yue Man Square in Kwun Tong when he was hit by a minibus just after 10am. Anyone with information should phone 2305 7500.

11 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Suspected bomber flees with $10,000

Police cordoned off a section of Yue Man Square in Kwun Tong and ordered shops to close for about two hours after a man left a suspected bomb inside the First Pacific Bank and fled with $10,000. A 10cm object wrapped in papers and containing electric wires was detonated by a bomb disposal robot.

24 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Mooncake theft

Two cartons containing 40 boxes of mooncakes worth $8,000 were stolen from a cake shop in Yue Man Square, Kwun Tong.

13 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Arson theory

TWO people were taken to hospital after inhaling smoke from a fire in Yue Man Square, Kwun Tong which may have been started deliberately. It damaged 30 shops and three minibuses.

8 Apr 1995 - 12:00am