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Old August 6th, 2005, 03:56 PM   #961
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That's so cool! I had no idea there were Disneyland parks in HK and Tokyo.
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Old August 6th, 2005, 05:44 PM   #962
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Developers flock to KCRC project at Tuen Mun
Danny Chung, Hong Kong Standard
August 6, 2005

Cheung Kong (Holdings), Sun Hung Kai Properties, Henderson Land Development and seven other smaller rivals have submitted expressions of interest for a property development project at Tuen Mun offered by Kowloon Canton Railway Corp.

The other developers include Hang Lung Properties, Kerry Properties, KWah International, New World Development, Sino Land, and Wheelock & Co. Kowloon Development has teamed up with Polytec Holdings.

"We are very pleased with the response, which reflects the market's confidence in the potential of the site and the property market,'' KCRC director of property Daniel Lam said.

Despite the fact that development costs of the project are estimated at more than HK$4 billion, developers remain keen to take part due to lack of land supply, particularly from government's auctions, analysts said.

So far this financial year, no developer has been able to trigger a land auction even though the government has lowered the price it will accept.

Alvin Lam, director at Midland Surveyors said the good response from developers reflected their ``hunger for land.''

Lam said with a development cost of about HK$3,000 per square foot consisting of HK$1,800 in land costs and HK$1,200 in construction costs, total costs would be about HK$4.7 billion with land costs of HK$2.8 billion.

Lam said developers would seek HK$3,500 to HK$3,600 psf in sale prices - a margin of about 20 percent.

The residential and commercial development atop Tuen Mun Station on KCRC's West Rail will have a total gross floor area of 1.56 million sq ft with 1.29 million sq ft earmarked as residential and 269,000 sq ft for retail.

The KCRC plans to develop about 1,924 flats at an average size of 670 sq ft in the residential section.

The tender is expected to be awarded in the fourth quarter of this year and the project is expected to be completed in two phases by 2012.

The first phase will feature four residential towers with 1,072 flats and a retail section while the second phase will include three towers with 852 flats.

The residential towers will be 32 to 39 stories in height and the project will also include a car park and a permanent public transport interchange.

The Tuen Mun project will be the KCRC's third property development project this year after Wu Kai Sha Station on the Ma On Shan line and Nam Cheong Station on the West Rail line.
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Old August 6th, 2005, 05:45 PM   #963
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Old August 6th, 2005, 08:30 PM   #964
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the station is wonderful
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Old August 6th, 2005, 09:48 PM   #965
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Old August 7th, 2005, 02:20 AM   #966
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stunning pics a mickymouse metro.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 02:44 AM   #967
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Old August 7th, 2005, 02:53 PM   #968
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so cool
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Old August 7th, 2005, 06:16 PM   #969
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yes the station ist wonderful I love it!!

the train is too boring
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Old August 8th, 2005, 01:50 PM   #970
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hope have the opportunity to visit the HK Disneyland
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Old August 8th, 2005, 03:43 PM   #971
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nice pictures, the Disneyland station looks really great
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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:52 AM   #972
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3 Hong Kong 3G Network Covers Entire MTR Subway Network
10 August 2005
China News Digest

Hong Kong Hutchison Telecom, operating the 3 Hong Kong third generation (3G) mobile network, became the first mobile operator in Hong Kong to provide full 3G coverage for the entire subway network of Hong Kong subway operator MTR Corporation.

Starting from August 9, 2005, 3 Hong Kong's coverage will include MTR's Island Line, Airport Express Line, Kwun Tong Line, Tung Chung Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Disneyland Resort Line and Tseung Kwan O Line. By extending its 3G coverage to all the MTR stations, 3's 3G network will provide customers with seamless 3G video communication and high-speed video content from ground to tunnels.

In addition to offering full MTR coverage, 3 Hong Kong was also the first to provide 3G network coverage in all of Hong Kong's 12 major tunnels: the Lion Rock Tunnel, Cross Harbour Tunnel, Cheung Tsing Tunnel, Aberdeen Tunnel, Eastern Harbour Tunnel, Western Harbour Crossing, Airport Tunnel, Discovery Bay Tunnel, Shing Mun Tunnel, Tate's Cairn Tunnel, Tseung Kwan O Tunnel and Tai Lam Tunnel.

3 Hong Kong recently launched 3G video roaming services for Japan and was also the first operator in Hong Kong to provide exclusive 3G auto-roaming services in South Korea.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 12:43 AM   #973
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Old August 12th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #975
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KCRC urged to reveal cross-border Disneyland plans
May Chan
12 August 2005
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With one month until Disneyland opens, the KCRC has yet to spell out its plan to carry the expected tens of thousands of mainland travellers crossing the border to visit the park.

KCR Railbus, an integrated rail and bus service, would take visitors from Lowu to the park via Sheung Shui, according to a company spokesman. But it has not given information on prices, frequency of the bus service, or passenger capacity.

Paul Leung Yiu-lam, Hong Kong Inbound Travel Association chairman and managing director of Holiday World Tours, pushed the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation to release the details.

"There will be roughly 10,000 mainland visitors crossing the border to Disneyland every day during the first week after it has opened," Mr Leung said. "It is high time the KCRC confirmed all its plans to avoid chaos."

The Transport Department said it was discussing the service with the KCRC and was concerned over the traffic flow at Lok Ma Chau.

"There is a need to divert the passenger traffic from Lok Ma Chau to Lowu," said Stephen Ip Man-kwong, the deputy commissioner for transport. "We will continue to discuss with the KCRC about its rail-bus package, and measures to inform cross-border travellers on the traffic [conditions to] Disneyland. Details will be released as soon as possible."

The government will increase the number of bus runs crossing at Lok Ma Chau on the way to Disneyland to handle next month's surge in mainland visitors.

Information on the non-rail transport services and traffic arrangements at Disneyland was announced yesterday.

Six franchised bus routes will be opened, and taxi services will be provided at the park starting from August 16, when Disneyland will kick off its main rehearsal and open its Inspiration Lake, which can handle about 5,000 people at a time.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #976
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Shell man catches Hong Kong subway
By DENIS HERBSTEIN
10 August 2005
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MTR Corporation, which operates the Hong Kong subway, has appointed Dr Francois Ka Kui Lung as its China and international business director. Currently China general manager of Shell Eastern Petroleum, he has an engineering doctorate from Leeds.

Last week MTR reported a gain of more than 50 per cent in underlying net earnings for the first six months of 2005. The new railway line to the Disneyland theme park on Lantau Island is expected to boost profits further.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 08:00 AM   #977
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11 August 2005
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KCRC launches KCR Railbus – Disneyland service

The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) will launch KCR Railbus – Disneyland, an integrated rail and bus service for cross boundary travellers between Lo Wu and Hong Kong Disneyland, on 12 September 2005.

KCRC General Manager – Marketing Mr Michael Lai said, “Like many Hong Kong people, we are thrilled about the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland and the business opportunities it offers.

“We believe the theme park will attract a large number of Mainland tourists going to Disneyland through Lo Wu. Our Railbus – Disneyland service will offer premium transportation service for Mainlanders who visit the theme park.”

Railbus passengers will board East Rail at Lo Wu Station and then switch to luxury single-deck buses at Sheung Shui Station, where a designated waiting lounge and bus bays will be provided, for a non-stop journey to Disneyland.

The buses will be provided by a KCRC business partner. The first bus will depart Sheung Shui Station at 7:30am and the last departure from Disneyland will be one hour after fireworks display.

Railbus tickets will be sold as a package and will be available at Mainland travel agencies and the KCR Railbus Ticketing Centre at Lo Wu Station. The price of the package, which will be available for both one-way and return journeys, will be determined at a later stage.

Customer services staff will greet Disneyland-bound visitors at Lo Wu Station, the Sheung Shui Station waiting lounge and at the Disneyland public transport interchange to provide assistance to passengers going to the theme park as well as those returning to Lo Wu.
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Very very cool!
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Very, very classy looking. Disney always seems to do things in a nice way.
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