Hong Kong historic golf course partially develop for housing

Posted by Staff Reporter on Feb 20, 2019 11:46 AM EST
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Hong Kong earmarked a slice of its historic Fanling golf course for public housing on Wednesday, a controversial plan which exposed the city's dramatic social divide and was resisted by international golfing stars.

The city government said it had accepted a proposal to take back less than a fifth of the exclusive, 170-hectare (420-acre) course as authorities scramble to find new land for housing in the world's least affordable property market.

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