Eagle or bogey on housing policy: building on golf courses
Land & Housing

Eagle or bogey on housing policy: building on golf courses

Once again, Hong Kong housing planners are casting covetous eyes on the wide open spaces of the city’s golf courses.  Specifically, the 170-hectare golf course…

Waterfront gem could fetch $75billion, but fail to impress
Land & Housing

Waterfront gem could fetch $75billion, but fail to impress

The government sale of a prime Central waterfront property could fetch billions – and be an uninspired mess when it is built. (Photo credit: Benoy…

Bitcoin tumbles as Hong Kong finance regulator issues warning
Land & Housing

Bitcoin tumbles as Hong Kong finance regulator issues warning

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has recently published a circular that warns investors to be extra careful when dealing with bitcoin futures and…

HK government considers building housing sites on privately-owned land in New Territories
Land & Housing

HK government considers building housing sites on privately-owned land in New Territories

  Hong Kong’s Task Force on Land Supply said earlier this week that government should consider allowing some privately-owned land in New Territories to be…

Urban Renewal Authority under fire for being “overly-friendly” to big developers
Land & Housing

Urban Renewal Authority under fire for being “overly-friendly” to big developers

 The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) has recently taken centre stage in Hong Kong. The statutory body was blamed for acquiring an old residential units in…

Hong Kong to offer young entrepreneurs discounted space
Land & Housing

Hong Kong to offer young entrepreneurs discounted space

It is an exciting news that as soon as the first half of 2018, about 90,000 square feet of shared working space will be available…

High Court blocks construction of “small houses” but not for environmental reasons
Energy & Environment

High Court blocks construction of “small houses” but not for environmental reasons

In a decision that could ultimately prove useful for groups looking to protect parklands, a High Court judge blocked construction of “small houses” in three…

HK explores underground caverns to fix land shortage problem
Land & Housing

HK explores underground caverns to fix land shortage problem

Hong Kong government is looking “down” for options to ease the tension of space shortage in the city. Some 48 caverns are being developed to…

Empty: HKHS luxury retirement home 88% vacant
Land & Housing

Empty: HKHS luxury retirement home 88% vacant

Half a year on, the occupancy rate of The Tanner Hill barely hits 12%, despite its prime location and luxurious facilities. The real problem is…

房協富貴老人屋「雋悅」八成八未入伙
Land & Housing

房協富貴老人屋「雋悅」八成八未入伙

房協長者房屋雋悅〔舊稱丹拿山項目〕推出超過半年後,入住率僅一成二。雋悅位於交通方便的北角,設施亦齊全,市場反應卻不如理想,問題癥結或在其租住制度。〔支萃融攝〕