Olga Wong

Olga Wong has focused on covering environment, housing, urban planning and the ageing population at the Post since 2007. Her award-winning stories exposed loopholes in the Small House Policy and developers' unscrupulous sales tactic. She also worked at Ming Pao and was awarded the Best Young Reporter by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong in 2001.
Olga Wong
Olga Wong has focused on covering environment, housing, urban planning and the ageing population at the Post since 2007. Her award-winning stories exposed loopholes in the Small House Policy and developers' unscrupulous sales tactic. She also worked at Ming Pao and was awarded the Best Young Reporter by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong in 2001.

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Pioneering architect Tao Ho, known for designing Hong Kong Bauhinia flag and buildings such as Arts Centre, dies at age 82

Ho died in Ruttonjee Hospital on Friday morning, three days after he was admitted with pneumonia, his daughter Noëlle Ho Ying and son-in-law Lam Wai-shan said.

31 Mar 2019 - 9:31AM

Ho died in Ruttonjee Hospital on Friday morning, three days after he was admitted with pneumonia, his daughter Noëlle Ho Ying and son-in-law Lam Wai-shan said.

Pioneering architect Tao Ho, known for designing Hong Kong Bauhinia flag and buildings such as Arts Centre, dies at age 82
Outsourcing and funding in question as Lantau Tomorrow Vision slowly takes shape in Hong Kong

Public-private partnership said to be an option for the artificial islands scheme, but critics raise concerns over government-business collusion.

1 Mar 2019 - 11:02PM

Public-private partnership said to be an option for the artificial islands scheme, but critics raise concerns over government-business collusion.

Outsourcing and funding in question as Lantau Tomorrow Vision slowly takes shape in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s ailing public hospitals to get HK$5 billion injection in Financial Secretary Paul Chan’s budget for investing in advanced equipment

The plan is part of a basket of morale-boosting budget measures for public health care as overburdened frontline medical staff have reached breaking point.

27 Feb 2019 - 10:49AM

The plan is part of a basket of morale-boosting budget measures for public health care as overburdened frontline medical staff have reached breaking point.

Hong Kong’s ailing public hospitals to get HK$5 billion injection in Financial Secretary Paul Chan’s budget for investing in advanced equipment
HK$5 billion boost expected for waterfront in coming budget address by Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan

Funding boost for 13km extension on both sides of Victoria Harbour expected in Wednesday’s budget, along with raft of measures for overburdened health care system.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:28AM

Funding boost for 13km extension on both sides of Victoria Harbour expected in Wednesday’s budget, along with raft of measures for overburdened health care system.

HK$5 billion boost expected for waterfront in coming budget address by Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan
Building on Fanling golf course shortlisted as option to ease Hong Kong housing crunch

Fanling plot preferred ‘because the housing shortage is serious and the site is close to the railway network’, says task force source.

19 Dec 2018 - 11:24PM

Fanling plot preferred ‘because the housing shortage is serious and the site is close to the railway network’, says task force source.

Building on Fanling golf course shortlisted as option to ease Hong Kong housing crunch
Geriatrician Tony Ko Pat-sing approved to be next head of Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority

Currently the authority’s director of cluster services, Ko will replace Leung Pak-yin when he steps down next year. The choice of a geriatrician could be related to the challenges of an ageing population that the authority faces.

29 Oct 2018 - 10:17PM

Currently the authority’s director of cluster services, Ko will replace Leung Pak-yin when he steps down next year. The choice of a geriatrician could be related to the challenges of an ageing population that the authority faces.

Geriatrician Tony Ko Pat-sing approved to be next head of Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority
MTR delays hit Hong Kong passengers for second time in October

Train services for Tseung Kwan O and Kwun Tong lines gradually resuming after short suspension and delay.

25 Oct 2018 - 12:20PM

Train services for Tseung Kwan O and Kwun Tong lines gradually resuming after short suspension and delay.

MTR delays hit Hong Kong passengers for second time in October
Hong Kong leader sets out plans for public-private sector ‘land sharing’ scheme, despite fears over possible collusion

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announces proposal that would allow private developers to receive faster approval for projects if they hand part of their farmland over to the government.

10 Oct 2018 - 11:49PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announces proposal that would allow private developers to receive faster approval for projects if they hand part of their farmland over to the government.

Hong Kong leader sets out plans for public-private sector ‘land sharing’ scheme, despite fears over possible collusion
Brownfield site development for New Territories North town plan to be brought forward in Hong Kong leader’s policy address

A source tells the Post that Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s policy address on Wednesday will include fast-tracked plans for a new town that could house up to 350,000 people.

9 Oct 2018 - 10:04AM

A source tells the Post that Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s policy address on Wednesday will include fast-tracked plans for a new town that could house up to 350,000 people.

Brownfield site development for New Territories North town plan to be brought forward in Hong Kong leader’s policy address
Detailed plans for Hong Kong’s universities to partner with top international research institutes expected in policy address

Following the allocation of HK$10 billion in the city’s last budget for research projects, Chief Executive Carrie Lam will announce specific details of scheme on Wednesday, source says

5 Oct 2018 - 8:01AM

Following the allocation of HK$10 billion in the city’s last budget for research projects, Chief Executive Carrie Lam will announce specific details of scheme on Wednesday, source says

Detailed plans for Hong Kong’s universities to partner with top international research institutes expected in policy address
Carrie Lam to offer boost for Hong Kong shipping industry in policy address as it battles Singapore and mainland Chinese ports

City leader Carrie Lam hints at plans in the pipeline, to be unveiled in policy address next week.

9 Oct 2018 - 1:27PM

City leader Carrie Lam hints at plans in the pipeline, to be unveiled in policy address next week.

Carrie Lam to offer boost for Hong Kong shipping industry in policy address as it battles Singapore and mainland Chinese ports
Bulk of reclaimed land will be used for public housing, Hong Kong’s chief executive to announce in policy address

Source tells the Post Carrie Lam’s housing plans will rely on large-scale land reclamation, but she will promise to set aside the bulk of it for subsidised housing and also offer the option to use private farmland for building homes.

9 Oct 2018 - 1:27PM

Source tells the Post Carrie Lam’s housing plans will rely on large-scale land reclamation, but she will promise to set aside the bulk of it for subsidised housing and also offer the option to use private farmland for building homes.

Bulk of reclaimed land will be used for public housing, Hong Kong’s chief executive to announce in policy address
Typhoon Mangkhut: area the size of 12 football fields on former Kai Tak runway to store fallen trees in clean-up struggle

Reports of uprooted trees have tripled to more than 46,000 as city reels from clean-up effort and experts question if long-term planning is needed.

30 Sep 2018 - 11:23PM

Reports of uprooted trees have tripled to more than 46,000 as city reels from clean-up effort and experts question if long-term planning is needed.

Typhoon Mangkhut: area the size of 12 football fields on former Kai Tak runway to store fallen trees in clean-up struggle
Consultancy given task of saving historic Hong Kong banyan tree toppled by Typhoon Mangkhut

Workers seen watering giant tree’s roots, which were wrapped in cloth, near 1881 Heritage hotel and boutique mall site in Tsim Sha Tsui.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Workers seen watering giant tree’s roots, which were wrapped in cloth, near 1881 Heritage hotel and boutique mall site in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Consultancy given task of saving historic Hong Kong banyan tree toppled by Typhoon Mangkhut
‘Time running out’ to save historic Hong Kong banyan tree felled by Typhoon Mangkhut

The tree had been at its Tsim Sha Tsui site – once the marine police headquarters, now a hotel – for more than 100 years.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

The tree had been at its Tsim Sha Tsui site – once the marine police headquarters, now a hotel – for more than 100 years.

‘Time running out’ to save historic Hong Kong banyan tree felled by Typhoon Mangkhut
How Hong Kong’s MTR Corp ‘lost its focus’ – former construction head says embattled rail giant should return to serving public interest

Daniel Lam, who headed Housing Authority projects involving sites at train stations says past crisis response was swift and absolute, unlike now.

1 Sep 2018 - 12:17PM

Daniel Lam, who headed Housing Authority projects involving sites at train stations says past crisis response was swift and absolute, unlike now.

How Hong Kong’s MTR Corp ‘lost its focus’ – former construction head says embattled rail giant should return to serving public interest
A dead Indonesian woman, a sick Indian rubber tree, and the two closely linked Hong Kong companies handed multimillion-dollar deals to care for it

Concerns over relationship between City Landscaping and C.K. Garden, the two firms responsible for maintaining branch that fell off and killed Jumiati Supadi.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Concerns over relationship between City Landscaping and C.K. Garden, the two firms responsible for maintaining branch that fell off and killed Jumiati Supadi.

A dead Indonesian woman, a sick Indian rubber tree, and the two closely linked Hong Kong companies handed multimillion-dollar deals to care for it
Tragedy of Indonesian domestic helper in Hong Kong killed by decaying branch highlights poor tree management, experts say

Improper pruning and overall lack of resources as well as absence of licensing system in city make quality control difficult, they argue.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Improper pruning and overall lack of resources as well as absence of licensing system in city make quality control difficult, they argue.

Tragedy of Indonesian domestic helper in Hong Kong killed by decaying branch highlights poor tree management, experts say
Tickets to mainland China get cheaper as service charge reduced for connections beyond the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link

Source says talks completed on fees for travel to mainland cities beyond 18 high-speed rail link destinations, ahead of scheduled opening next month.

14 Aug 2018 - 10:45AM

Source says talks completed on fees for travel to mainland cities beyond 18 high-speed rail link destinations, ahead of scheduled opening next month.

Tickets to mainland China get cheaper as service charge reduced for connections beyond the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
Artificial island half the size of Kowloon could house 1.1 million Hongkongers in new proposal

Proposal to reclaim 2,200 hectares off Lantau Island in phases touted as ‘most effective’ for city by think tank and three major global consultants.

8 Aug 2018 - 12:01AM

Proposal to reclaim 2,200 hectares off Lantau Island in phases touted as ‘most effective’ for city by think tank and three major global consultants.

Artificial island half the size of Kowloon could house 1.1 million Hongkongers in new proposal
Don’t give rail giant MTR Corp property development rights at new stations, former Hong Kong housing chief urges government

Anthony Cheung, who spoke of his troubles trying to meet public housing targets, calls for property development rights given to rail giant to be open for tender.

10 Jul 2018 - 9:38AM

Anthony Cheung, who spoke of his troubles trying to meet public housing targets, calls for property development rights given to rail giant to be open for tender.

Don’t give rail giant MTR Corp property development rights at new stations, former Hong Kong housing chief urges government
As pressure piles on leader Carrie Lam to fix Hong Kong’s housing crisis, will new measures do the job? Unlikely, critics say

Insider close to policymaking process says chief executive could face criticism if she did not propose a resolution that decisively tackles city’s housing woes.

1 Jul 2018 - 2:11PM

Insider close to policymaking process says chief executive could face criticism if she did not propose a resolution that decisively tackles city’s housing woes.

As pressure piles on leader Carrie Lam to fix Hong Kong’s housing crisis, will new measures do the job? Unlikely, critics say
Flats nearly 50 per cent cheaper for young couples and families among basket of measures to tackle Hong Kong housing crisis

Reforming pricing of subsidised units among measures Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces to tackle city’s housing crisis.

3 Jul 2018 - 3:33PM

Reforming pricing of subsidised units among measures Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces to tackle city’s housing crisis.

Flats nearly 50 per cent cheaper for young couples and families among basket of measures to tackle Hong Kong housing crisis
Top advisers approve proposals for vacancy tax and more affordable flats to help ease Hong Kong’s housing crisis

Package includes unlinking pricing of government-subsidised housing from market rates, vacancy tax on newly built but unsold flats and building affordable housing on five prime sites originally reserved for luxury homes.

28 Jun 2018 - 11:29PM

Package includes unlinking pricing of government-subsidised housing from market rates, vacancy tax on newly built but unsold flats and building affordable housing on five prime sites originally reserved for luxury homes.

Top advisers approve proposals for vacancy tax and more affordable flats to help ease Hong Kong’s housing crisis
Sweeping changes to Hong Kong’s subsidised housing policy set to be proposed by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Post learns

Sources tell the Post that proposals will make subsidised housing cheaper and impose a vacancy tax on newly built unsold homes.

28 Jun 2018 - 12:05AM

Sources tell the Post that proposals will make subsidised housing cheaper and impose a vacancy tax on newly built unsold homes.

Sweeping changes to Hong Kong’s subsidised housing policy set to be proposed by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Post learns
Sunny Chai, a pioneer in use of artificial intelligence, to be named new head of Hong Kong science park

Sunny Chai, a pioneer in use of artificial intelligence in manufacturing, tipped to replace outgoing Fanny Law at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.

12 Jun 2018 - 11:41PM

Sunny Chai, a pioneer in use of artificial intelligence in manufacturing, tipped to replace outgoing Fanny Law at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.

Sunny Chai, a pioneer in use of artificial intelligence, to be named new head of Hong Kong science park
Science Park boss Fanny Law forced out by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam after 4 years in job

Fanny Law wrote to board of directors telling them she will step down next month – but Post has learned it was not her own decision to leave.

11 Jun 2018 - 11:35PM

Fanny Law wrote to board of directors telling them she will step down next month – but Post has learned it was not her own decision to leave.

Science Park boss Fanny Law forced out by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam after 4 years in job
Hong Kong MTR to explore ‘social responsibility’ of building public housing on top of new stations

MTR Corp to discuss idea with the government in move that would be seen as corporate social responsibility for firm that typically profits from luxury property projects at new sites.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

MTR Corp to discuss idea with the government in move that would be seen as corporate social responsibility for firm that typically profits from luxury property projects at new sites.

Hong Kong MTR to explore ‘social responsibility’ of building public housing on top of new stations
In unprecedented move, thousands of Hong Kong villagers spared eviction under new town plan

Preliminary study on northern New Territories shows squatter settlements may be allowed to stay alongside indigenous villages which have for years avoided being caught in the cross hairs of government development

23 May 2018 - 3:30PM

Preliminary study on northern New Territories shows squatter settlements may be allowed to stay alongside indigenous villages which have for years avoided being caught in the cross hairs of government development

In unprecedented move, thousands of Hong Kong villagers spared eviction under new town plan
Will Hong Kong’s ‘big debate’ on land supply just be led by fat cats?

Even as the government promises to keep vested interests out of the search for land for new homes, it’s not clear if it’ll have the political will to follow public opinion. 

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Even as the government promises to keep vested interests out of the search for land for new homes, it’s not clear if it’ll have the political will to follow public opinion. 

Will Hong Kong’s ‘big debate’ on land supply just be led by fat cats?