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Old November 22nd, 2016, 06:35 PM   #2081
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HKT to construct submarine cable system linking Tseung Kwan O and Chai Wan data centres
Telecoms giant sees proposed Ultra Express Link helping build up Hong Kong’s credentials as regional data centre hub
November 22, 2016

HKT, the largest telecommunications network operator in Hong Kong, plans to build a super high-capacity, submarine fibre-optic cable system that will connect Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate to Chai Wan from the second half of next year.

The proposed Ultra Express Link is expected to meet the rising demand from data centre operators in the city for more high-speed and high-capacity fibre-optic infrastructure, senior HKT executives told the South China Morning Post.

Alexander Arena, group managing director at HKT, said on Tuesday that development of the new metropolitan submarine cable system would bolster Hong Kong’s efforts to become a regional data centre hub.

“HKT is the only [telecommunications network] operator to provide full diversity with different options of cable route across Hong Kong,” Arena said. “We have full fibre coverage in all data centres in Hong Kong, particularly with diversity paths in all data centres in the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate.”

Measuring three kilometres long, the Ultra Express Link was designed to deliver fast and direct connectivity between the major data centres located at Tseung Kwan O in the New Territories and those at Chai Wan in Hong Kong island.

Peter Lam Wing-chap, the managing director of engineering at HKT, said the new cable system is the company’s most sophisticated fibre-optic project to date, but declined to provide the amount of investment being made.

Data centres are secure facilities built to house large-capacity servers and data storage systems, with multiple power sources and high-bandwidth internet connections. These facilities are used to host so-called cloud computing operations, which enable companies to distribute software and other digital resources online like electricity from a power grid.

Major data centre operations in Tseung Kwan O include those run by NTT Communications Corp, Telstra, China Mobile, China Unicom, HKColo, Digital Realty, Global Switch and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
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Old November 27th, 2016, 06:11 PM   #2082
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Time for Hong Kong to think out of the box to solve its liveability crisis
Soaring prices for flats that are getting smaller, congestion, air pollution ... it’s no wonder 40 per cent say they would leave if given the chance
November 26, 2016

While Hong Kong is undeniably one of the top places to live in the world in terms of personal safety and efficiency, residents are becoming more concerned about the city’s liveability as it struggles to combat soaring rents, overcrowding, exorbitant living costs and air pollution.

Although Hong Kong provides a high level of safety and access to quality public services such as health care and transport, experts say the government can do more to provide affordable housing and minimise congestion by improving the utilisation of public spaces.

Commenting on what makes a “liveable” neighbourhood in Hong Kong, Jason Li, relocation services manager for property company Santa Fe Relocation Services, said the most important factors were access to transport, shopping, restaurants and overall atmosphere.

“Families tend to prefer close proximity to schools, while younger professionals usually enjoy easy access to dining and entertainment,” he said. “Neighbourhoods are constantly evolving and as retail and dining businesses continue to expand beyond typical areas like Central and Tsim Sha Tsui, this makes other areas more desirable.”

This year Hong Kong climbed three places in the global liveability rankings to 43rd place in a list compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Yet its overall score (88.8) remained unchanged, suggesting its improved ranking was due to a decline in other cities, which were negatively affected by a fear of terrorist attacks and political conflicts.

A survey by local think tank Civic Exchange released in October showed that seven out of 10 Hongkongers thought the city had become a worse place to live, with more than 40 per cent saying they would leave if given the chance.

Other recent studies have suggested Hong Kong is becoming a less attractive destination for expats, with increased living costs cited as the major turn-off. This year it fell from 26th to 44th place in the Expat Insider survey, compiled by expatriate networking website InterNations. Taiwan, a new entry in 2016, topped the poll.

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Old November 29th, 2016, 09:51 AM   #2083
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Hong Kong’s developer cartel is beginning to lose its grip
The insane purchase price for a Kai Tak land site by mainland developer HNA Group illustrates how local developers are no longer the only game in town
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29 November 2016
When Hong Kong tycoon Lui Che-woo complains of difficulty in bidding against mainland developers at government land tenders, one can almost hear a cracking sound.

A two-decade long oligopoly is crumbling in. Falling apart is their dominance not only in land purchases but also pricing of flats.

Lui must be feeling a bit relieved with the news of Beijing clamping tighter control over overseas investment by mainland companies; though the reality is it won’t last long.

Invading the old world are aliens who don’t seem to be bound by the law of gravity, as seen by HNA Group’s HK$8.8 billion bid for the Kai Tak land plot.

If the purpose of these new comers is indeed to take money out from the country to mitigate political and depreciation risk, none of the old rules apply any longer.

Cost is nothing. HNA, a Hainan-based conglomerate, is sitting on a 145 per cent net gearing while its Hong Kong competitor CK Hutchison is at 1.2 per cent. HNA is borrowing at 8.15 per cent, which is four times of what CK Hutchison is paying. Yet, it outbid local developers by almost a 100 per cent.

Profit is nothing. Flat prices in Kai Tak need to increase by more than 1.5 times for HNA to be in the black.

Knowledge is nothing. Before the Kai Tak bid, HNA was not seen spending much time studying new or old auction documents to gain an understanding of the Hong Kong market.

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Old November 30th, 2016, 10:38 AM   #2084
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Savannah, Tseung Kwan O
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Ride on Savannah at Tseung Kwan O is proving popular
May 9, 2016


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Tseung Kwan O's Savannah project from Wheelock (0020) has kept interest in new flats running hot.

Some 20,000 people visited show flats in Tsim Sha Tsui at the weekend. And Ricky Wong Kwong-yiu, managing director of Wheelock Properties, pointed to 2,000 subscriptions for the 161 units on the first price list.

The first listing features Savannah flats from 288 to 748 sellable square feet. Discounted prices ranges from HK$3.52 million to HK$9.56 million about 10 percent below the market price.

An additional 81 flats are set to be listed.
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 01:28 PM   #2086
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HK needs to find an alternative to these horrible commieblock-like highrise walls, to provide more affordable appartments. This is getting ridiculous. "Thinking outside the box" is indeed key here, in every sense of the word!
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Old December 3rd, 2016, 06:21 PM   #2088
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Dec. 2, 2016
Kai Tak Mansion occupants struggling to find new home
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About 30 families in Kai Tak Mansion are having difficulties finding a new home, with the building’s new owner set to demolish the property.

On Thursday, they staged a protest to highlight their plight, Apple Daily reports.

Kai Tak Mansion in Kowloon Bay is set to undergo redevelopment after Oriental Generation Ltd. acquired it at an auction in April.

The company is said to have issued an ultimatum to the occupants to move out by Wednesday or risk having their electricity and water supply cut off.

More than half of the protesters, who are South Asian, said they have been subjected to discrimination from landlords who refused to rent out to them, preventing them from moving out of Kai Tak Mansion.

Nadeem Mohammad from Pakistan said many of them have been looking for a new place for the past six months.

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Discovery Bay draws expatriate families to thriving plaza and expanding infrastructure
Enclave attracts families to improved travel facilities, community events and a greater range of accommodation
December 2, 2016
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Less than an hour’s ferry ride from Central, Discovery Bay offers a pristine lifestyle to those who love nature and golf.

Developed and managed by HKR International, Discovery Bay , or “DB”, as residents call it, is a large residential development with a shopping mall, a regular ferry service to Central and several restaurants.

DB residents are proud of the enclave’s sense of community. The DB Main Plaza is their focal point and provides a space for community-wide events and activities.

At Lunar New Year, Easter, Dragon Boat Festival or Christmas, for example, family-friendly activities with different themes are also staged there and at Tai Pak Beach.

According to HKR International, the theme for this year’s festive season is “musical Christmas”. The main piazza will be filled with musical delights and the residents and visitors can enjoy their favourite Christmas songs.

The D’ Deck and the Main Plaza have been generously decorated, and live music shows will be held during the festive season.

A Sunday market on December 11 will also feature over 140 booths selling arts and crafts, eco-friendly clothing and baby products that make delightful holiday gifts.

With lots of green, open spaces, biking and footpaths, DB is a preferred residential destination for expatriates seeking resort-style family homes, says Nina Schulte-Mattler, manager at OKAY.com, and a long-time DB resident.

DB offers many playgroups and schools, including international and local options, with a variety of sports and creative activities, including arts and crafts. All these elements cultivate children’s sense of belonging, and allow parents to network with each other, Schulte-Mattler says.

“DB has a conducive environment that enables kids to grow up more independently as opposed to those living in the city,” she says. “Their school is nearby, so they have all their classmates and friends living around them.”

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To improve external bus services, an upgrade project will begin in early 2017 to expand the local bus terminus. The retail podium will also be expanded to cater to a larger variety of shops and dining outlets.

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Dec. 5, 2016


The Long Beach by James Wong, on Flickr

Despite the latest cooling measures, Hang Lung Properties (0101) sold all 62 flats available at Tai Kok Tsui project The Long Beach on the weekend.

The developer said the average price per saleable square feet for the flats was about HK$15,246, reaping the company HK$632 million.

The developer will put another 80 flats on the market on Saturday.

Midland Realty residential chief executive Sammy Po Siu-ming said The Long Beach was a focal primary project following the introduction of the new 15 percent tax for non-first time home buyers.

He said the cooling measures have discouraged investors from buying, as only about 10 percent of purchasers at the project were investors.

Po said active buyers in the current home market are mostly first time buyers, and those buying for self-use.
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Artificial island or country park development? Hongkongers face hard housing choices, official says
Senior planning director describes city’s land shortfall as 2030 plan advances
December 7, 2016

Hongkongers might have to choose between building an artificial 1,000-hectare island in the middle of the sea or developing the city’s precious country parks to fulfil a long-term requirement for land, a senior planning official has said.

But Assistant Director of Planning Amy Cheung Yi-mei added the government had not made any plans to develop the preserved mountains and that such a possibility had been a “very low priority”.

Cheung made the comments at a meeting Monday with the Country and Marine Parks Board, an advisory body to the Country and Marine Parks Authority. At the meeting, members and government representatives discussed the city’s 2030 Plus blueprint, which lays out development beyond 2030.

The blueprint recommended building two new towns on reclaimed land off the east coast of Lantau Island – the East Lantau Metropolis project – and in the northern New Territories to resolve a long-term shortfall of 1,200 hectares of land for housing and economic development.

The East Lantau project, which entails reclamation of about 1,000 hectares of sea around two existing islands east of Lantau, has been heavily criticised by some as a“white elephant project”.

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Old December 8th, 2016, 04:34 AM   #2092
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According to a user on Gaoloumi, the core of St. Regis Hong Kong (by the China Resources building in Wanchai) has finally started to rise (link here).

While it's not a particularly tall building (just 185m), it's quite exciting to see something other than a boxy glass tower U/C in HK (assuming that this is the plan that will be built).


(Render from Mulderblauw Architects)

Edit: Unfortunately, it looks like the Mulderblauw scheme is not the one being built; the design by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects was chosen instead (http://www.zcool.com.cn/work/ZMTY0NzY2MzI=.html)
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Hilton to open first branded hotel in Hong Kong in 22 years, with new site in Mong Kok
Hilton Garden Inn to launch later this month. The old Hong Kong Hilton in Central was flattened in the early ’90s to make way for Cheung Kong Center
December 8, 2016

The name “Hilton” hotel is returning to Hong Kong for the first time in 22 years as the group prepares to open a mid-priced Hilton Garden Inn later this month in Mong Kok, one of the world’s busiest neighbourhoods.

The new hotel will be Hilton Worldwide Holdings’ second property in Hong Kong, joining the five-star Conrad Hotel in Admiralty, which first opened its doors in 1990.

“Hong Kong as a market is, as we all know, not so easy to break into with new brands,” said Martin Rinck, president of Asia-Pacific for Hilton. “We are excited to have this happening, our second property here, and I’m definitely on the lookout for more opportunities [in Hong Kong].”

Hilton opened a 26-storey, 750-room landmark hotel in Central in 1961, with an Eagle’s Nest restaurant in the penthouse known to be a celebrity favourite. However, the hotel site was bought out by Hutchison Whampoa and converted into a commercial centre in 1994. Today, it is home to the Cheung Kong Center, a skyscraper sandwiched between HSBC Holdings’ headquarters and the Bank of China Tower.

Mong Kok was chosen as the site for the new hotel because the location fit well with what the mid-priced hotel brand offered, Rinck said.

“When we look at opportunities, the stars need to align in terms of having the right owner and having the right location for the right brand,” he said. “We feel that Mong Kok as a destination, which is partly business, partly leisure, has a great mix of what [Hilton Garden Inn] stands for as a mid-market brand.”

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Middle-class patients the target for CUHK hospital
Dec. 9, 2016





A HK$6.3 billion private hospital to be run by Chinese University - envisioned as the city's first not-for-profit and self- financed teaching hospital - will offer 70 percent of its services in fixed packages to cater for the middle class, plus specialist quotas for Hospital Authority patients.

The 619-bed hospital is expected to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2020 and come into service the following quarter, executive director Fung Hong said at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Medical Centre yesterday.

About 100 beds will come into service in the first year, with beds gradually added each year, said Fung, the former chief executive of Prince of Wales Hospital.

The departments of internal medicine, surgery, orthopedics and gynecology will be the first to offer services.

It is expected that all of the 516 inpatient beds and the 103 day beds will come into service in five years.

The 14-story hospital will be equipped with 28 operation theaters, 49 consultation rooms and 16 special medical centers. Also by then, the hospital will offer 17,600 specialist out- patient clinic quotas and 6,600 day- operation quotas to the Hospital Authority annually.
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New arts hub a boost to cultural development
Dec. 9, 2016
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Much to the excitement of local residents who had waited for some 20 years for the development, the East Kowloon Cultural Centre finally had its foundation laid on Thursday in a ceremony officiated by Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor.

A modern arts hub with novel designs will no doubt bring a welcome face-lift to the old district of Ngau Tau Kok in the eastern part of Kowloon. It will also bring more entertainment options literally to the doorsteps of local residents when the project is completed by 2020. But the significance of the HK$4.1 billion project goes well beyond that.

The arts hub will contribute to the eventual elimination of Hong Kong's poor reputation as being a cultural desert. The complex to be erected on a 2.16-hectare site will provide a badly needed performing platform for young local artists, who have been complaining about the difficulty of finding a suitable venue to showcase their talent and the fruits of their sweat and toil.

The issue of meeting young artists' demand for performing stages has never been more pressing than now. In its effort to shake off the city's humiliating label of "cultural desert", the SAR government has been proactively grooming local artists over the past several years by providing massive subsidies to young artists and budding arts groups through the Home Affairs Bureau and Hong Kong Arts Development Council. As a result, demand for performing venues has been escalating fast over recent years. According to official statistics, applications for use of performing arts venues nearly tripled in the 10 years to 2014. The demand is so strong that the Leisure and Cultural Services Department finds it hard to cope with, given the constraints of a venue shortage in the city - for example, in 2014 alone as many as 90 percent of such applications were turned down.

It could be said that the East Kowloon Cultural Centre is tailor-made for local young artists and less well-established art groups. The hub provides three small studios with between 120 and 250 seats, aside from a 550-seat theater and a 1,200-seat auditorium. These performing venues of varying sizes fit the needs of fledgling local art groups - usually small in scale - enhancing their odds of successfully launching their first performances.
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The site is the redevelopment of the below housing estate in green/white :


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Fears over economy silence building sites
Dec. 14, 2016

Hong Kong's construction sector saw the biggest decline in hiring over the past year amid delays in infrastructure projects, a consulting firm found.

That finding came as ManpowerGroup Hong Kong, which polled 728 employers, released yesterday the first-quarter results of its 2017 Employment Outlook Survey.

The respondents came from the finance, insurance, real estate, manufacturing, construction, services, transportation and utilities and wholesale and retail trade sectors.

Results showed that 17 percent forecast an increase in staffing levels in the next three months, while

4 percent predicted a decrease.

The rest expected no changes.

However, when compared with the first quarter this year, four of the six sectors saw less hiring.

The most notable decrease of seven percentage points was reported by construction firms, while services had the brightest outlook.

Senior vice president for Greater China Lancy Chui Yuk-shan said the figures indicated that the uncertain business environment and the postponement of projects had tempered hiring plans in the construction sector.
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Far East Consortium’s new flats in Sha Tau Kok to be priced according to nearby projects
Developer will use new projects in northwestern New Territories as a reference for pricing Marin Point
December 14, 2016



Far East Consortium International plans to use new projects in the northwestern New Territories as a reference for pricing its development in the frontier town Sha Tau Kok.

Allen Fong Chun, group senior sales and marketing director, said the Hong Kong developer would also consider the Marin Point project’s quality and conditions when finalising the pricing strategy.

“As it is Sha Tau Kok’s first new project in the past 13 years, and there have been no transactions in the secondary market over the past two years, we have to take more time and effort to work out the prices. But our pricing will be attractive and affordable, ” he said.

Units at existing three-storey village houses currently go for HK$4,500 to HK$5,000 per square foot in the area.

The Marin Point, comprising 261 units, is expected to be launched in the first quarter of next year and is scheduled for completion in October, 2018.

Units between 270 and 600 square feet are housed in four six-storey residential blocks.

Fong said the project would be exclusively for people in possession of residence permits and proof that they reside in Sha Tau Kok, about 10 minutes drive from Fanling MTR station.
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Finally, preparation work is under way for the first dedicated training centre for Hong Kong soccer
After more than a decade of delay, the Tseung Kwan O Centre will become a reality by July 2017
December 15, 2016

After more than a decade of delay, preparation work is finally under way for the Tseung Kwan O Centre – the first ever dedicated training venue for Hong Kong soccer.

Initial work for construction of the 21-hectare horseshoe-like facility in the Sai Kung District has recently started, said Hong Kong Football Association chief executive Mark Sutcliffe.

It is expected to be completed by next July, when six standard-size pitches, three artificial and three natural, plus a fusal pitch, two mini five-a-side grounds and other support facilities such as an administration office, classrooms, gymnasium and changing rooms will become available.

“We need a little time for the staff to be trained and the pitches to be established. We will be able to use the pitches at the start of the season in September,” said Sutcliffe in a briefing on Thursday.

“We are incredibly excited about the project as it has taken a lot of time to get from the drawing board to the ground. The training centre will make a massive difference to the HKFA for the work we do in terms of our elite players’ development but also for community use for schools and other groups.”

The three grass pitches will be used exclusively for the Hong Kong representative teams from junior to senior levels and also the women’s teams, while two artificial pitches will be open for the public.

The venue is on a 10-year lease with the government but Sutcliffe is confident the case of the Kitchee training centre will not be repeated.
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Goldin Financial consortium wins rights to Ho Man Tin MTR station residential property development
December 22, 2016
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A consortium led by Goldin Financial Holdings, which has interests in property, finance and a French winery, won the development rights for a luxury residential project at the Ho Man Tin MTR station which could involve an estimated HK$10 billion in investment cost.

MTR Corp said on Thursday that Gold Brilliant Investment, a consortium led by Goldin Financial Holdings, had won the tender to develop the Ho Man Tin Station phase one property development. A spokesman for Goldin said the project would be developed as a joint venture, adding that the firm is a Hong Kong funded company.

“Chairman Pan Sutong and the firm will be the substantial investors in the project,” the spokesman, who declined to be named, said. “Other investors are holding minor stakes.”

In December Forbes magazine ranked Pan as the ninth-richest person in Hong Kong with a net worth of US$4 billion.

Pan is building China’s tallest building, Goldin Finance 117, the centrepiece of his multibillion-dollar Goldin Metropolitan development in Tianjin.

Surveyors estimated that the residential development in Ho Man Tin station would require a total investment of more than HK$10 billion, inclusive of the estimated HK$6.28 billion land premium.

The project’s gross floor area will be 742,716 square feet, which can accommodate between 800 and 1,000 flats.

MTR Corp has set a target completion date for the project of between 2022 and 2033.
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