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Old August 7th, 2009, 02:30 AM   #81
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Nowadays the saleable area is just marketing crap. Look at the usable area, then do your own evaluation of the common areas.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 08:04 AM   #82
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So be smart when you are really buying a flat to live in.
There isn't much you can do though. They're all at it these days - the only thing you can do is really KNOW how much you're buying - or to buy from 'older' areas which have a better ratio (generally).

So when you're looking for a 1,400 sq ft in a new development, don't be surprised when it seems much, much smaller than the 1,400 sq ft place you lived in at Tai Koo Shing.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 10:33 AM   #83
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There isn't much you can do though. They're all at it these days - the only thing you can do is really KNOW how much you're buying - or to buy from 'older' areas which have a better ratio (generally).

So when you're looking for a 1,400 sq ft in a new development, don't be surprised when it seems much, much smaller than the 1,400 sq ft place you lived in at Tai Koo Shing.
The key is to look at the place in-person to evaluate how small it actually is.

Wonder if people can start suing property developers for misleading advertising.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #84
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The key is to look at the place in-person to evaluate how small it actually is.

Wonder if people can start suing property developers for misleading advertising.
That's only if you can do a flat visit, but you can't do that with new building like LOHAs. People buy the flats while it's still under construction, and may be able to only look at the model flat.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 08:47 AM   #85
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Cheung Kong to resell defaulted Capitol units
12 August 2009
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Investment sentiment has improved as the Hang Seng Index managed to secure its foothold above the 20,000-point level, prompting more buyers back to the property market.

Banking on the improved mood and wealth effect building up from the rebound in property prices, Cheung Kong (Holdings) is relaunching for sale the units from defaulted transactions at its Capitol residential development in Tseung Kwan O.

There are fewer than 100 default flats in the market and the developer will first relaunch 30 units for sale. Selling prices have not yet been announced, but the HK$5,000 per square foot achieved at Le Prestige will be used as a benchmark.

Units at the Capitol were sold at an average of HK$5,200 per square foot when first launched last year and now trade at an average of HK$4,518 per square foot in the secondary market, records of market transactions over the past month show.

The Capitol is Phase 1 of the massive Lohas Park residential project, which will consist of 50 towers and 21,500 flats when completed by 2019, while Le Prestige makes up Phase 2A.

It was sold in February last year, when the property market was still enjoying a bull run, but some buyers saw the value of their flats fall below their purchase prices because of a market correction prompted by the collapse of Lehman Brothers. As a result, they chose not to complete the deals when the flats were ready for delivery in the second quarter.

MTR Corp and Hang Lung Properties' joint-venture project, the HarbourSide, which is above the Kowloon railway station, sold 90 units when it launched yesterday.

In the last sale campaign for the HarbourSide in 2004 and 2005, about 100 units were sold while the developers decided to keep more than 700 flats on hold until the environment improved.

At the weekend, property sales in the primary market totalled about 100 units, with the Cullinan - a luxury residential project by Sun Hung Kai Properties and MTR above Kowloon station - leading sales with 35 flats sold at HK$17,000 to HK$19,000 per square foot, property agents said.

Meanwhile, data compiled by Ricacorp Properties from deals completed at 50 large housing estates shows secondary transactions rose 9.14 per cent to 406 last week, from a revised 372 recorded a week earlier.

This is the first time in the past six weeks that the transaction volume stood above 400.

David Chan Tai-wai, a Ricacorp director, said liquidity had returned to the secondary market as all the 1,688 units at Le Prestige and other new projects in the primary market had almost been sold out.

Average home prices had risen 22.3 per cent so far this year, according to Centa-City Leading Index.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #86
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The size of this project is what really amazed me. Quite the endeavor.
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Old August 19th, 2009, 05:41 PM   #87
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 04:51 AM   #88
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Signal fault delays MTR service twice
22 August 2009
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A fault in the signalling system at Tseung Kwan O station delayed MTR services twice yesterday - during the morning and evening peak hours.

The fault was first reported at 8.35am, slowing service on the MTR's Tseung Kwan O line to one train every four minutes, compared with the normal interval of two to three minutes.

Stations on the Tseung Kwan O line were packed, and at one point commuters were prevented from entering Po Lam station because it was too crowded, passengers said.

At Yau Tong station - where passengers from the Kwun Tong line change to trains heading to Hong Kong Island - hundreds of passengers had to wait more than 15 minutes to get on a train. Some said they waited half an hour.

The fault was repaired by 12.15pm, but by then trains were running at their usual off-peak interval of four to five minutes. Then the same fault appeared at about 1pm, causing delays during the evening rush hour.

An MTR Corporation spokeswoman said the fault appeared to be at the Tseung Kwan O interchange, in the system responsible for allocating trains heading to either Po Lam or Lohas Park.

The fault prompted the MTR Corp to suspend the so-called 3+1 arrangement during peak hours. Under that arrangement, every fourth train on the North Point-Po Lam line goes to Lohas Park. Yesterday, however, passengers to Lohas Park had to change to a shuttle train service running between Tseung Kwan O and Lohas Park every 10 minutes.

The spokeswoman said the damaged components would be replaced overnight. She declined to estimate how many passengers were affected by the delays.

The MTR Corp reported the incident to the Transport Department and the media soon after the delay occurred and apologised to the passengers affected, the spokeswoman said.

Sai Kung district councillor Christine Fong Kwok-shan called for more bus services to Lohas Park, saying only two routes served the area at present.

A Transport Department official said at a Sai Kung District Council meeting she was unable to confirm that the department had informed minibus operators to adjust their services in the morning.

However, a department spokeswoman later said it had been liaising closely with MTR, bus and minibus operators.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 10:27 AM   #89
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really mature design and they think about population, may be they have counted them
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Old September 7th, 2009, 08:06 PM   #90
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Old September 14th, 2009, 03:58 PM   #91
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Old November 4th, 2009, 05:37 PM   #92
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首都每呎11元獲承租
http://the-sun.on.cc/cnt/finance/200...00436_004.html

中原朱錫銘表示,將軍澳首都九月份錄得150宗租務成交,而上月則錄200宗,當中八成為三房戶,由於近日有消息指領都2期即將開售,令剛過去周末錄得約 100組有關查詢。近日首都6座右翼高層D室,面積945方呎,以月租9,700元租出,呎租10.3元,另一個5座右翼高層A室,亦以月租1.05萬元獲承租,呎租11.2元。該屋苑現時平均呎租約10.25元,租務放盤約460個。
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Wouldn't this be just taller than 200m?
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 07:55 PM   #96
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Wouldn't this be just taller than 200m?
Probably, but it'll likely be close to 200m - given the floorplates are a bit shorter for residentials and considering YOHO Midtown is around 175m including the podium.
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Residents protest over beauty spot landfill plan
27 September 2010
South China Morning Post

About 100 Tseung Kwan O residents took to the streets yesterday to urge the government to abandon its plan to enlarge a landfill in the district.

The residents said a bad odour from the existing landfill could be smelled from the beaches on Clear Water Bay and private residential estates in Tseung Kwan O, and that they even needed to cover their noses when going out sometimes.

They were also worried that enlarging the landfill would harm the environment in Clear Water Bay, with its "beautiful natural scenery".

The march came on the eve of a meeting between a Legislative Council subcommittee and government officials on the landfill's future.

The government announced earlier that it was planning to extend the Tseung Kwan O landfill by taking five hectares from Clear Water Bay Country Park, and would compensate for the loss by turning a nearby piece of land into country park.

A total of seven sites have been studied, and last week the Country and Marine Parks Board backed in principle a proposal to designate up to 40 hectares of slopes above Tai Au Mun Road, one of the seven sites, as country park.

Christine Fong Kwok-shan, one of the protesters and a Liberal Party district councillor, said that the district council had decided recently against the landfill-extension plan, and that the lawmakers should respect the council's decision.

"Currently, many garbage trucks pass through the densely populated Tseung Kwan O estates, such as Lohas Park," she said. "They create not only environmental and air pollution, but also noise pollution."

Yesterday's protesters mainly consisted of residents of Lohas Park, Ocean Shore and Tseung Kwan O Plaza. They chanted slogans and marched from Chater Garden to government headquarters.

They will stage another protest outside the Legislative Council building this morning, before the subcommittee meeting.

The government has been planning for years to expand landfills to cope with the city's mounting waste problem.

In 2007, the Country and Marine Parks Board agreed to the Tseung Kwan O landfill's extension on the condition that it would be temporary, and the site restored in phases and returned to the country park within eight years.

Under the plan, a total of 35 hectares of land next to the landfill would be turned into waste dump, including five hectares within the park, to provide an extra 17 million cubic metres of space.

In November last year, the plan to excise the five hectares from the country park was gazetted and more than 3,000 public objections were received. But the board rejected all the objections in a hearing and approved the plan in March.
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Lawmakers fume over landfill
6 October 2010
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The Legislative Council has no legal power to stop the government's move to expand the Tseung Kwan O landfill into the nearby country park, the Department of Justice said.

Lawmakers were set to move a motion to repeal the order to change the Clear Water Bay Country Park boundary to grant five hectares to the proposed expansion. In a statement yesterday to a Legco subcommittee scrutinizing the expansion plan, the Department of Justice said ``the repeal would have no effect in law and the designation order would remain in force'' even if the motion was passed.

The advice comes a day after the subcommittee unanimously decided that its chairwoman, Tanya Chan, would move a resolution to repeal Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's order to expand the landfill.

The issue is scheduled to be put to a debate and a vote taken in the plenary council next Wednesday following Tsang's delivery of the policy address.

The department also said the chief executive himself ``does not have the power to lawfully repeal the designation order.''

Chan said: ``If the Legislative Council has no right to repeal the chief executive's order, what role is it playing? If the chief executive cannot change his order when necessary, what power has he got?''

She said the Environment Bureau's heavy lobbying and appeal for support were apparently only for show.

Chan believes the bureau earlier received the department's legal advice but did not disclose it.

Subcommittee member and Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong lawmaker Gary Chan Hak-kan said if the government presses ahead with the plan despite strong opposition, it will strain the relationship between the administration and legislature. Federation of Trade Unions legislator and subcommittee member Ip Wai-ming said Legco was ``even worse than a rubber stamp'' if the order cannot be repealed.

``What's the point of asking the Legco to study it for months, if the government says they can go ahead against our decision?'' said League of Social Democrats lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip.

Civic Party lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka-wah said he is surprised by the government's statement and unconvincing legal argument.

Sai Kung district councillor Christine Fong Kwok-shan of the Liberal Party said Lohas Park residents will hold a meeting tonight to discuss the way forward.
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