Hong Kong Parkview

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Hong Kong Parkview

Hong Kong Parkview (Chinese: 陽明山莊) is the largest private housing estate in Tai Tam, Hong Kong.[1] It is located at Mount Nicholson, Wong Nai Chung Gap, with the east of Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park. It is surrounded by Tai Tam Country Park.

Description[edit]

Each block is 20 storeys tall. The estate houses a total of 984 flats.[2]

History[edit]

It consists of 18 blocks opened in 1989 by Chyau Fwu. It was designed by Wong Tung & Partners.[3]

Being surrounded by protected lands on all sides, the development was criticised after opening for spoiling the serenity of Tai Tam Country Park.[4][5]

In 2004, undercover officers from the Home Affairs Department stayed overnight at Hong Kong Parkview, and found that it offered services akin to that of a hotel. Parkview (Suites) Limited and Tri-view Limited were thus fined HK$20,000 for operating a hotel without a licence, as is required under the Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance.[6] Parkview appealed the fines, arguing that they operated within a technical loophole, but the appeal was rejected by the Court of Final Appeal in 2006.[6]

Murder incident[edit]

In November 2003, Robert Kissel, the Asia-Pacific managing director of global principal products of Merrill Lynch was killed here by his wife, Nancy Kissel, by milkshake laced with sleep medicine.[7][8][9]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ District - Tai Tam
  2. ^ "Hong Kong Parkview". Centadata. Retrieved 22 September 2015. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Parkview, Tai Tam, Hong Kong". Wong Tung and Partners. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Evans, Bill (24 January 1992). "Leave country parks alone". South China Morning Post. 
  5. ^ Tse, Helena (31 January 1992). "Please leave our lovely country parks alone". South China Morning Post. 
  6. ^ a b Gentle, Nick (28 October 2006). "Parkview liable for fines, court rules". South China Morning Post. 
  7. ^ Robert Kissel
  8. ^ The Nancy Kissel Case - Part 1
  9. ^ Nancy Kissel: The Hong Kong Milkshake Murder

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Coordinates: 22°15′26″N 114°11′58″E / 22.25733°N 114.19953°E / 22.25733; 114.19953