- Support Checkerboard Hill on Patreon!
Subscribe via email
- 2022 (10)
- 2021 (27)
- 2020 (27)
- 2019 (26)
- 2018 (26)
- 2017 (27)
- 2016 (28)
- 2015 (15)
- 2014 (13)
- 2013 (6)
- 2012 (9)
- 2011 (73)
- 2010 (14)
- December (14)
- Ghost platforms on the Beijing Subway at Dongsishitiao
- Standard metro trains of China
- Hong Kong buses with doors on both sides
- Shanghai to Beijing by high speed train
- Railfan’s guide to Shanghai, China
- Cable hauled trains under Shanghai’s Huangpu River
- Exploring the Shanghai Metro
- Exploring the Beijing Subway
- Soy milk confusion in Hong Kong
- Hong Kong loves butter cookies!
Tag Archives: property development
While reaching my recent piece titled “Using the Melbourne lifestyle to sell Hong Kong property” I happened to find a second example of the practice – this time for the ‘Savannah’ development, which is also at Tseung Kwan O. The […]
On my 2013 visit to Hong Kong I was sitting in front of the TV at my 姑媽 (aunt’s) house,trying to make sense of shows that I didn’t understand, where a commercial for a Hong Kong property development appeared during […]
Building a new railway is a complex operation, involving large quantities of raw materials, and a fleet of heavy construction equipment. All of these need to come from somewhere, which presented difficulties for the MTR when building the Lantau Airport Railway in the 1990s through West Kowloon. The solution – a temporary railway depot at Mei Foo.
With so little free space in Hong Kong, railway depots aren’t just open air railway tracks and workshop facilities, but spaces that combine commercial property developments with the services need to keep the trains running. So how does the MTR Corporation use them to fund new rail projects?