What the local media says

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 22 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 22 September, 2012, 3:12am

Sunday, Apple Daily

Visitors complain about filthy youth hostels

Visitors have complained about accommodation run by the Youth Hostels Association, citing the filthy conditions of toilets and rooms. Travel websites, including Hihostels and TripAdvisor, said each hostel was manned by one person and were closed whenever they took days off. The Travel Industry Council said the association damaged Hong Kong's image.


Monday, HK Economic Times

Kee Wah Bakery egg-custard mooncakes top fat levels

Popular egg-custard mooncakes made by Kee Wah Bakery contain the most fat among similar products at major bakery chains, including Maxim's, Saint Honore and Super Star Seafood restaurants. A 100-gram serving of the mooncake contains 25.3 grams of fat. The Centre for Food Safety defines high-fat food as that with more than 20 grams of fat per 100 grams.


Tuesday, Ming Pao Daily

Markers grade same Liberal Studies papers differently

Assessments for the first Liberal Studies exam vary among different markers. Ming Pao reporters got from the Examinations and Assessment Authority a candidate's answer book and found that for a question carrying full marks of 20, the same answer drew two widely different grades: four and 16 marks.


Wednesday, HK Economic Times

HOS flat in Aberdeen tipped to fetch over HK$3 million

A three-room flat in Broadview Court, a Home Ownership Scheme project in Aberdeen, is expected to attract a lot of interest in a resale exercise early next year. It is the only Hong Kong Island flat among 832 second-hand HOS homes to be put on the market and has a spectacular sea view. The flat may fetch over HK$3 million, or HK$3,370 per sq ft, up 40 per cent in the past two years.


Thursday, Apple Daily

Girl, 13, receives heart from man who died in road accident

A 13-year-old girl who suffered an inflammatory heart disease triggered by an influenza virus received the heart of a motorcyclist, 47, who died in a Tuesday traffic accident on the Tolo Highway, Tai Po. His family agreed to donate his organs, including his heart, liver and kidneys.


Friday, Oriental Daily

Price of urban taxi licence could hit HK$7 million

The price of an urban taxi licence has risen 30 per cent this year to HK$6.35 million amid short supply and a low-interest environment. Traders said the price could soon hit a "crazy level of HK$7 million". Taxi owners plan to apply for a fare rise in November.


Compiled by Wayne Chung and Nelson Cheng