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  1. Removing pedestrians, not cars, is a perverse air quality solution

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Having ignored the steady deterioration in air quality for years our government has suddenly come up with the solution: take pedestrians off the streets and force them to take long detours ... into operation, street-level crossings are closed down to allow more vehicles to circulate. How this can improve air quality is a mystery. Recycled air circulating in the tunnels is pumped in from outside ...

  2. Tour buses add to gridlock in TST East

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... complained about the air quality, they were hesitant to act. The problem did not seem urgent enough, or people did not believe it affected them. 'It doesn't seem that bad. People ... had her eight-year-old daughter in tow, said: 'She's tired, so we'll wait on the bus.' Ng said the issue of air quality needed to be addressed from the point of view ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - Cityseen

    Time for something Swedish … watchmaker announces Asian invasion

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... Sha Tsui. They showcased three collections: the diving watch Landsort D2, UTC Skydiver, which was made for the Swedish air force, and Chronolink Worldtimer UTC, the company's signature ... then check each other's work for quality control. The visiting representatives have already received feedback from local watch-lovers and dealers. As a result, the leather strap with a pin ...

  4. Quality time with a clerk of works

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Clerk of works Tsim Chai-nam may be the person who knows the most about the quality of the housing estates in Hong Kong. He has inspected hundreds of new and old housing estates ... of the kitchen cabinets were missing,' Tsim said. The estates built by the Hong Kong Housing Society and Hong Kong Housing Authority were of very poor quality, he said. However, he declined to name ...

  5. Water quality at swimming pools defended

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Leisure and Cultural Services Department yesterday denied a Chinese-language newspaper report alleging the water quality of some public swimming pools was not up to standard. The department said samples were taken from Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon Park, Shing Mun Valley, Jordan Valley and Victoria Park pools that were tested weekly, and all the results were up to standard. ...

  6. World-class pollution to greet East Asian Games competitors

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... over the world. So why have we not heard of a single initiative to improve our air quality during the Games? Are we relying on an act of divine intervention that will mysteriously banish all ... the Games. Record heat and appalling air quality make participation in many sports uncomfortable and removes them from the sphere of interest of would-be participants. Candy Tam, Wan Chai ...

  7. Bespoke specialists guarantee quality

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in trendy formal or business wear How long to make: two to four weeks Fabrics available: wool from Italy, Japan, Korea and Taiwan Price range: HK$2,000 to HK$4,000 Guarantee of quality: Lifetime ... of quality: Lifetime guarantee 3. Brand: Kwun Kee Tailor Address: Shop L, G/F, Hong Kong Mansion, 1 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay / Shop A & B, G/F, Pearl Oriental Tower, 225 Nathan Road, Jordan ...

  8. Reality check

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... like infrastructure, education and social stability as the basis, the winning entry added another seven values related to 'spatial' qualities. Hong Kong was 10th in the last index, ... or mask because of the poor air, whose sweat pours as soon as they leave the front door, the finding is odd. It was on my mind on Friday as I negotiated an industrial building in Tsuen Wan to buy ...

  9. Kowloon's quality malls draw luxury and trendy brands

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito The growth in the number of quality shopping arcades and a change in shoppers mix have lured luxury and trendy brands to open their flagship stores or first Hong Kong outlets ... offering luxury-brand tenants more choices. 'There has always been an undersupply of quality malls in Kowloon,' she said. Elements, comprising two floors with a combined 800,000 square ...

  10. Stay cool, stay mobile

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung We've all been there this hot and sticky summer: loitering outside a shopping mall or office building, savouring blasts of cooled air. Of course, the brief respite from the punishing heat ends as soon as you move on, but if you've ever wished the cool air could follow you around, you may be interested to know lifestyle brand DOMA has come up with an impressive ...




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