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Old June 14th, 2010, 09:35 AM   #81
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Old June 16th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #82
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I think it looks pretty impressive actually. Just feel bad for the people that have to live in it.
Yes... waterfront highrise, close to green mountanins, no other highrises to block the view...

Don't know who would ever wanna live there.
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Old June 17th, 2010, 02:32 AM   #83
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Yes... waterfront highrise, close to green mountanins, no other highrises to block the view...

Don't know who would ever wanna live there.
For now. There are over 10 phases planned for this subway stop I think they're only up to 2 or 3. All the other ones will be in front of these buildings towards the waterfront.
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Old June 17th, 2010, 06:03 PM   #84
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I think they're up to tendering phase 4, so this part of town will get a lot busier in due course.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 10:59 AM   #86
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For now. There are over 10 phases planned for this subway stop I think they're only up to 2 or 3. All the other ones will be in front of these buildings towards the waterfront.
I think he was actually being sarcastic. View on the water and mountains is actually better than looking into someone else's living room.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 12:44 PM   #88
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LOHAS Park takes rap - for delays on the rails
8 June 2010
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More delays on the MTR's Tseung Kwan O line have been recorded since the LOHAS Park spur line opened in July 2009.

There were two delays of eight minutes or more in 2007, 11 in 2008 and 15 last year. And there have been six in the first three months of this year _ three of them longer than 10 minutes.

Jacky Chan Kwok-kai, a Sai Kung district councillor, said it was obvious the opening of the LOHAS Park spur had an effect. ``The delays happened at the new interchange tracks,'' he said.

Legislator Gary Chan Han-kan, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said: ``It's a relatively new line, but the number of [delays] keeps increasing.

``With the reduction of bus services in recent years, the MTR is the major transport system. It's not acceptable to have so many delays, especially in peak hours.''

But an MTR spokesman said the service has been stable before and after the opening of the LOHAS Park operation.

According to him, ``99.9 percent of our trains arrive on time,'' though he admitted to some delays on the Tseung Kwan O line last year and said the problem is being addressed.

Elsewhere on the rails, more prominent signs are being installed on the MTR East Rail Line's first-class compartments to alert people about clambering into the more expensive carriages. The first-class fare is double the usual ride.

Also as part of the top-dollar effort, a gold-colored overhead sign reminding passengers to pay extra through the first-class processor has been installed at Fo Tan Station.

MTR general manager Yeung Mei-chun said signs will also be placed in other stations, including Lo Wu and Sheung Shui.

People who fail to pay the first-class tariff face a fine of HK$500 _ and there are plenty of them: MTR figures show there were about 20,000 cases of people failing to pay first- class fares from 2008 to the end of the first quarter of this year.

Larger and more comprehensive signs for passengers are also being hoisted in Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Instead of just pointing to major landmarks near each exit, new signs will include a map of areas around the station.

Signs indicating where passengers should board trains on other lines are also going up.

Another new feature being introduced by the operator is the MTR Mobile application for iPhones, which provides information on journeys and station facilities.

And bad language is being downgraded as an offense on the MTR. Passengers using foul language now face fines of no more than HK$2,000 against HK$5,000 previously.

But those who use foul language in ``private conversations'' are unlikely to be prosecuted at all.
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Tseung Kwan O flat buyers in limbo
Bad weather blamed for delays in moving in

31 July 2010
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Yip Chi-shing and his wife were supposed to move into their newly purchased apartment in Tseung Kwan O at the end of June. Ten days before they were due to move, a letter from the MTR Corporation's lawyers arrived, telling them they would have to wait another month to move in, owing to "inclement weather".

Their new moving date, July 30, has come and gone. Today they are living in limbo, with no idea when they will be able to live in the home for which they paid more than HK$4 million.

While waiting to find out, they are making a HK$10,000 mortgage payment for their new flat and paying HK$5,000 rent for their old one each month.

The Yips are one of more than 1,400 households in the same situation, having all bought properties at Le Prestige, the second phase of a development at LOHAS Park. It is a joint project of Cheung Kong (Holdings), the MTR Corporation and Nan Fung Development.

Yesterday, Sai Kung district councillor Christine Fong Kwok-shan, who has received over 200 complaints regarding the issue, led 10 of the residents to the Consumer Council to voice their dissatisfaction. Yip and his wife asked how bad weather had slowed the project, and how the time frame for the delay had been calculated.

"They don't have any further explanation," Yip said.

Yip has called Cheung Kong (Holdings) every day for the last month but has not received any indication of when the couple can move into their flat.

Some buyers have resorted to staying at hotels, while others have moved in with relatives.

Cheung Kong refused to answer questions about how exactly "inclement weather" had affected the date the apartments would be available, when exactly the homeowners would be given the keys and what compensation would be offered.

"The Lands Department today officially approved the ownership transfer agreement and our company will make arrangements with the owners concerning the handover matters as soon as possible," read a statement issued by Wendy Tong Barnes, chief corporate affairs officer of Cheung Kong.

The sale and purchase agreement - the legal document stipulating the terms of the transaction - states that notification of any delays must be made 14 days in advance. The letter to the Yips informing them of the delay was received only 10 days in advance of their June 30 moving date but was dated June 16, placing it within the required period.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 05:48 PM   #90
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By raymondccc from a Hong Kong photography forum :

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Old September 8th, 2010, 04:48 PM   #92
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"High Junk Peak"

I like that. Isn't LOHAS park built on a former waste dump?
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Old October 10th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #96
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I like that. Isn't LOHAS park built on a former waste dump?
On reclaimed land ... although I believe landfill was part of that reclamation.
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Inflated flat sizes set to be punctured
14 October 2010
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Proposals to tackle developers who inflate the size of flats by including green features and common areas were announced by the chief executive.

The government proposes forcing developers to use saleable area - which excludes bay windows, air-conditioning plant rooms and other common facilities - as the only basis for listing the price per square foot.

It also proposes shrinking the size of bay windows in flats and capping the size of green facilities to enhance a flat's efficiency ratio and to improve neighbourhood ventilation by controlling the scale of residential developments. A flat's efficiency ratio is decided on by dividing saleable area by gross floor area.

The proposals, which have been opposed by developers, are welcomed by green activists. But the Hong Kong Institute of Architects is disappointed that bay windows - taking up more than 5 per cent of a flat's area and increasing the indoor temperature - have not been removed from the policy offering gross floor area concessions to developers.

Flat sales practice is confusing under existing policy, as developers announce flat prices in terms of both saleable area and gross floor area. The per-square-foot price in terms of gross floor area, often used by developers, appears cheaper as gross floor area includes bay windows and other common facilities shared by owners. Prices expressed in saleable area appear more expensive, as they include only balconies and utility platforms. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday that the housing bureau would set up a steering committee to consider regulating the sale of new flats by law, including requiring price lists to be expressed in saleable area only.

The bureau will also require developers to specify each common facility counted as a flat area..

A revised Development Bureau policy would impose a cap on green features and amenity facilities that are exempted from the gross floor area calculation. Developers are not required to pay land premium for most of these facilities but currently charge buyers for them.

The new policy proposed yesterday, aiming to avoid oversized developments and which would be applied to building plans submitted after March next year, would reduce the thickness of prefabricated walls by half, cut the size of bay windows by 80 per cent and reduce clubhouse area from 5 per cent of domestic areas to 2.5 per cent.

Only half of the car parking space would be exempted if these are sited above ground. Full exemption would only be granted when underground parking space is considered infeasible.

In the case of Lohas Park in Tseung Kwan O, the building height would be reduced by about two storeys and the efficiency rate of a flat would rise from 76 per cent to about 80 per cent under the new policy.
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