Hong Kong Observation Wheel avoids demolition after operators reach HK$116M deal

The Hong Kong Observation Wheel has escaped demolition, saved in a last-minute deal struck by the current and future operators of the wheel last night. Swiss AEX, the former tenant of the Central Harbourfront venue, and new occupant The Entertainment Corporation Limited (TECL) released a joint statement at 8pm last night, saying the companies had signed all the necessary ...

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Gov’t urged to curb flow from mainland to ease housing pressure

Gov’t urged to curb flow from mainland to ease housing pressure

Environmental group Green Sense is calling on the government to reduce the number of immigrants from the mainland, saying the population growth has forced the government to...

Teardown of Hong Kong’s Observation Wheel could begin Thursday

Teardown of Hong Kong’s Observation Wheel could begin Thursday

The Observation Wheel at the Central Harbourfront could start coming down as soon as Thursday, as the former tenant is set to begin the two-month process of removing the wheel...

Hong Kong’s iconic Observation Wheel stops spinning, at least temporarily

Hong Kong’s iconic Observation Wheel stops spinning, at least temporarily

Would-be riders of Hong Kong’s iconic harbor-front Observation Wheel have been turned away disappointed for the past few days, leading to complaints being filed with the...

Drainage systems in Kennedy Town, Wong Chuk Hang ‘below par’

Drainage systems in Kennedy Town, Wong Chuk Hang ‘below par’

With last week’s powerful typhoon Hato and its follow-up act Pakhar in the rear-view mirror, Hong Kong’s Drainage Services Department today conceded improvements to...

Cambodia to open maid pipeline to Hong Kong

Cambodia to open maid pipeline to Hong Kong

Cambodia is recruiting hundreds of maids to work in Hong Kong, an official said yesterday, as the wealthy city scrambles to meet growing demand for domestic helpers and fend off...

The story of Hong Kong’s wild real estate market, in one 33-year-old development

The story of Hong Kong’s wild real estate market, in one 33-year-old development

Red-whiskered bulbuls start chirping about 5:00am at Wonderland Villas, a hilltop complex in leafy northern Hong Kong whose own history charts the city’s political,...

ICAC arrests 21 over ‘faked’ lab tests for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge materials

ICAC arrests 21 over ‘faked’ lab tests for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge materials

Hong Kong’s anti-graft body, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), arrested 21 people over allegedly falsified lab results for materials used to build the...

Hong Kong hyperlapse in Planet Earth II will take your breath away, make you feel bad about light pollution

Hong Kong hyperlapse in Planet Earth II will take your breath away, make you feel bad about light pollution

We have yet to find a better way to make people care about the environment than a David Attenborough documentary. Sorry, Al Gore.

WATCH: Google Timelapse shows how Hong Kong’s landscape has expanded since 1984

WATCH: Google Timelapse shows how Hong Kong’s landscape has expanded since 1984

It's like watching a really depressing colouring book getting filled in.