PUBLISHED : Saturday, 28 August, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 28 August, 1999, 12:00am

Am I alone in wondering if the Australian postal service has hit an all-time low in terms of speed and efficiency? When I first came to Hong Kong some 30 years ago, it generally took two to three days for an airmail letter to arrive here from either Melbourne or Sydney.

Over the years, the service has gone from bad to appalling and recently, it has been taking 16 days for airmail letters posted in Sydney to be delivered to Hong Kong.

There has been no problem with airmail letters being delivered from other overseas destinations, so I must presume the fault lies with Australia Post.