Quotes of The Week

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 21 February, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 21 February, 2009, 12:00am

[We] decide to try our luck sightseeing on bikes. A pretty crazy idea for this town, but we decide to see how hard it really is. Turns out to be pretty hard; not only are there no bike lanes ... but sometimes there aren?t even sidewalks, not to mention parks, promenades or public amenities.

From the personal blog of former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, who tried cycling in Wan Chai and Central during his concert trip to Hong Kong last month

Hong Kong is a free port, and even Falun Gong practitioners can buy a property there, am I right? It seems the Hong Kong government should have a say on this matter.

A foreign ministry spokesman in Beijing, saying the central government saw no reason why Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should not be allowed to buy his HK$40 million luxury home in Tai Po

This is a matter between two brothers in the same family.

Chief Secretary Henry Tang Yingyen, trying to play down a controversy stemming from Macau?s decision to deny entry to South China Morning Post photographer Felix Wong Chi-keung

If somebody chose to act this way ? I hope I would be fast enough to catch it.

Finance minister John Tsang Chunwah, saying he is not worried about being targeted with a banana or a shoe when he delivers the budget on Wednesday