It is already a shame that nano flats have become the new normal in Hong Kong, even more so if subdivided units are entrenched as a permanent housing option. Photo: Fung Chang
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Greater effort needed from rich city in fight against Hong Kong flats’ squalor

  • Concern group guidelines on basic living standards are unlikely to have any effect, with thousands of families crammed into subdivided accommodation and a government unwilling to legislate

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It is already a shame that nano flats have become the new normal in Hong Kong, even more so if subdivided units are entrenched as a permanent housing option. Photo: Fung Chang
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The third-largest residential plot on the runway of the former Kai Tak airport, as of May 3rd, 2019. Area 4C site 2 is in the background. Photo: SCMP / Winson Wong

Kai Tak’s third-largest oceanfront plot sells for a district record HK$12.6 billion as developers snap up land in Hong Kong’s property bull run

  • A consortium of six developers agreed to pay a record HK$12.6 billion for the third-largest plot of residential land on the former Kai Tak airport’s runway
  • The land cost implies that a flat built on the site will need to sell for at least HK$30,000 per square foot, after including the construction cost and a 20 per cent profit margin for the developer
Topic |   Hong Kong property

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The third-largest residential plot on the runway of the former Kai Tak airport, as of May 3rd, 2019. Area 4C site 2 is in the background. Photo: SCMP / Winson Wong
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