Into the rough: Wednesday brought bad news for the Fanling golf course. Photo: Winson Wong

Why was part of Hong Kong’s Fanling golf course sacrificed for blocks of flats?

  • After years of debate which pitted the city’s elite against its poorly housed, officials have made their call
  • They could have feared outcry – or just be storing up goodwill for later
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Into the rough: Wednesday brought bad news for the Fanling golf course. Photo: Winson Wong
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Part of the Fanling Golf Club will be resumed for housing. Photo: Winson Wong/SCMP

Hong Kong’s elite sports clubs keep cheap rental deals for now as government remains undecided on charging land premium to renew leases

  • Home Affairs Bureau reveals results of a public consultation on private recreational leases, which cover 27 facilities held by 24 private clubs
  • Critics accuse government of subsidising the rich as most of the sites are used exclusively by members of city’s elite
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Part of the Fanling Golf Club will be resumed for housing. Photo: Winson Wong/SCMP
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