Ceiling collapses in pedestrian passageway leading to Central-Mid-Levels escalators

A sizeable section of ceiling paneling inside an elevated pedestrian pathway between Des Voeux Road and the Central-Mid-Levels escalators suddenly collapsed this afternoon, though no one was injured, according to officials. The collapse took place in a section of passageway that runs through the former Central Market, which is now the site of a revitalization ...

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Sinking Feeling: Photos appear to show problems at major Kowloon construction project

Sinking Feeling: Photos appear to show problems at major Kowloon construction project

Images began circulating online today that appear to show large sections of the construction site of the delay-bedeviled West Kowloon Cultural District sinking into the ground....

I. M. Pei, renowned contributor to Hong Kong’s skyline, dies at 102

I. M. Pei, renowned contributor to Hong Kong’s skyline, dies at 102

I. M. Pei, one of the most renowned architects of the 20th century, and the designer of Hong Kong’s skyline-defining Bank of China building, died at his home in New York on...

Breaking ‘News’: Hong Kong most expensive place to buy a home in new ranking

Breaking ‘News’: Hong Kong most expensive place to buy a home in new ranking

Never content to be merely an expensive city, Hong Kong has yet again proven itself to be the expensive city, clocking in as the priciest place in the world to buy a home in a new...

Survey says: Hongkongers want Uber legalized

Survey says: Hongkongers want Uber legalized

Against the backdrop of the Hong Kong taxi industry’s all-out assault on Uber, a new survey commissioned by the ride-sharing giant and conducted by the University of Hong Kong...

Hong Kong admits world’s largest air purifier choked on debut

Hong Kong admits world’s largest air purifier choked on debut

Red-faced Hong Kong officials admitted on Tuesday that a record-breaking air filter for a new bypass under the city broke down shortly after it began operating. The city opened...

Officials unveil staggering US$79 billion price tag for artificial island off Lantau

Officials unveil staggering US$79 billion price tag for artificial island off Lantau

Hong Kong plans to build one of the world’s largest artificial islands with an eye-watering US$79 billion price tag, city officials announced Tuesday. The government’s...

So, we … won? Hong Kong most expensive city in world in new ranking

So, we … won? Hong Kong most expensive city in world in new ranking

Today, in news that’s likely to shock absolutely no one, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) named Hong Kong — along with Singapore and Paris — the most expensive city in...

The Harder They Fall: 216 HK windows have come crashing down since ’16, lawmaker says

The Harder They Fall: 216 HK windows have come crashing down since ’16, lawmaker says

Just over a month after a window plummeted from a Tsim Sha Tsui hotel and killed a passerby, a Hong Kong official yesterday acknowledged just how commonplace falling windows are...

‘Gram Slam: Photo-snapping tourists overrunning HK’s most ‘like’-worthy locales

‘Gram Slam: Photo-snapping tourists overrunning HK’s most ‘like’-worthy locales

For smartphone-wielding hordes of tourists, Hong Kong boasts a host of must-have Instagram locations — but crowds of snap-happy travellers are testing local patience and...


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