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Past articles by Naomi:

HK$500 billion Lantau Tomorrow Vision reclamation project could pay for itself, Financial Secretary Paul Chan tells SCMP’s Redefining Hong Kong Debate Series

Finance chief aid government looking into financing models for massive plan, which would involve building a 1,700-hectare cluster of artificial islands. → Read More

Nine injured in accident on escalator at Hong Kong MTR station during morning rush hour

Stray component sticking out of side panel at Ngau Tau Kok station struck the feet of several commuters Escalator was stopped by staff and victims were sent to hospital → Read More

Smooth start to Hong Kong transport subsidy scheme as commuters welcome tap-and-go process for Octopus card

A new transport subsidy scheme in Hong Kong kicked off to a smooth start on Saturday, with some commuters excited to pocket extra credit on their Octopus cards with just a simple tap.... → Read More

Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo among Asia-Pacific’s top cities for millennials to move to

Singapore is the most millennial-friendly city in the Asia-Pacific, with Hong Kong ranking as the third-best place for young people to move to, according to a study.... → Read More

Help for first-time homebuyers in Hong Kong: critics hit out at proposal to waive stamp duty on flats valued below HK$6 million

A proposal to waive the stamp duty for first-time homebuyers in Hong Kong has been met with opposition as critics say it would be too difficult to execute and could send the wrong message.... → Read More

Hong Kong has its own Marie Kondo, and the city’s only certified professional organiser will teach you how to declutter your life

Foreign exchange dealer Orange Tam crunches numbers for a living, but by the weekend, she prefers swapping her calculator for gloves as a professional organiser who declutters homes.... → Read More

First Hong Kong starter homes project draws huge number of applicants

Hong Kong’s first “starter homes” project has drawn over 20,800 applications, with most of the demand coming from young single applicants, according to the Urban Renewal Authority.... → Read More

Falling windows in Hong Kong: why is inspection so important, what causes panes to drop and how can accidents be prevented?

A mainland Chinese tourist was killed in busy shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui on Monday after a window fell from 16th floor of five-star Mira hotel, prompting calls to step up checks → Read More

No land, no time and no room to fail: will Carrie Lam deliver on housing, where past Hong Kong leaders fell short?

For more than two decades, Hong Kong has been stuck between moaning about the crash of the property market and agonising over unaffordable home prices.... → Read More

Check every one of your windows, The Mira Hong Kong ordered, after falling panel hits and kills mainland Chinese woman

Authorities in Hong Kong have ordered a five-star hotel to inspect all its windows within a month, a day after one of them fell 16 floors and killed a woman.... → Read More

Government has ‘grossly underestimated’ demand for new homes, Our Hong Kong Foundation says

Group says government’s projections do not consider different generations of families forced to share flats → Read More

300 investors, including 30 from Hong Kong, lose 400 million yuan as mega Zhuhai mall project stalls

About 300 people from Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China have lost a total of 400 million yuan (US$59 million) after plans for a huge shopping mall in nearby Zhuhai allegedly fell through.... → Read More

Mega project for 9,500 private flats in Hong Kong’s Sai Kung given final nod of approval despite traffic concerns

Town planning authorities have given the final approval for a mega private residential project in Hong Kong’s Sai Kung countryside, despite concerns about traffic congestion in the proposed neighbourhood.... → Read More

Construction worker dies after falling from height in PLA’s Stonecutters Island barracks in Hong Kong

Man was found unconscious and certified dead after being taken to hospital → Read More

Stanley Wong didn’t have to help try to solve Hong Kong’s land shortage, but he grew up in a squatter hut and knows what it’s like to be one of city’s forgotten

Stanley Wong Yuen-fai could have chosen to continue enjoying the cushy, retired life of a banker, but instead he accepted the challenge of leading the group tasked with mapping Hong Kong’s route out of its land shortage crisis.... → Read More

Take the reins on Hong Kong land supply, city leader Carrie Lam urged

Official advisers have urged Hong Kong’s leader to head up a new committee for boosting land supply, saying the current system is not transparent and does not cover all the city’s policy needs.... → Read More

Former town planner eyes Hong Kong’s last frontier and says development is crucial to city’s economic future

It is time the government fast tracked plans to develop Hong Kong’s last frontier in the New Territories, a former planning official in charge of the study urged, arguing the border area was crucial to the city’s economic development as a future technology and logistics hub.... → Read More

Hunt for Hong Kong tuberculosis patient who bolted from isolation ward in Kowloon Hospital

The Hospital Authority is looking into how a tuberculosis patient under isolation was able to escape from his ward, Hong Kong’s health chief said.... → Read More

Hong Kong’s first ‘starter homes’ project heavily subscribed in first two days, with 3,000 applicants jostling for 450 units

The subsidised homes in Hung Hom are going at 38 per cent below market rates → Read More

Applications open for first batch of Hong Kong’s discount ‘starter flats’ but the size of the units leaves some buyers unenthused

Subsidised flats are offered at a 38 per cent discount and are open to people who earn too much for public housing but not enough to buy on the open market → Read More