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  1. The Beer Garden

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Happy Valley Racecourse, 2 Sports Road, Happy Valley. Tel: 2966 8111 The vibe: there was a time when it was a tough ask to get a non-racing person to join you midweek at Happy Valley. Now, it seems, everyone wants in on the act. Who would hav ...

  2. Betty Ford Centre provides haven for the rich and famous

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... struggled to keep their demons at bay. Under the terms of her probation order, Bokhary is to spend three months at the centre for alcohol rehabilitation. According to the centre's website, a 90-day stay will cost US$49,550. On her return to Hong Kong, she must attend Alcoholics Anonymous and go back to court for a progress report in four months. Whatever the end result, it is likely ...

  3. Want Want aims to tap women's alcohol market

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow in Shanghai The children who grew up with Tsai Eng-meng's rice crackers have finally reached the legal age for alcohol, which translates into a new business opportunity. The Taiwanese snack food tycoon's empire, Want Want China Holdings, will be diversifying its food business and tapping into the lucrative market for alcohol next year. It will launch ...

  4. Officer mixed blood, alcohol in triad ritual

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Add your blood to a bowl of alcohol, drink it all and you will be made a member of a triad society. A court was given an account of this induction ritual yesterday from ... gestures. He was ordered to maintain the special gestures throughout the ritual no matter what happened. The first thing the officer had to do was add his blood to a bowl of alcohol, which already ...

  5. Stroll

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Eliot Ip

    ... Eliot Ip 7 Mee Lun St, Central Tel: 2815 9005 The vibe: this gay-friendly bar brings style and playfulness to the cosy cobblestone stretch of Mee Lun Street. On the outside, a full-length glass door and eye-catching front signage draw customers in. Inside ...

  6. Cognac drinkers are coming back

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam When the Hong Kong government reduced its tax on liquor containing less than 30 per cent alcohol in 2008, many of those who had lobbied for its removal hoped that the financial secretary would later follow suit with the tax on spirits- drinks typically containing 40 per cent alcohol or more. Unfortunately for spirits drinkers, this has not happened. At the same time, ...

  7. Now let's educate public on drink-driving menace

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... when motorists are more prone to flirt with the deadly mix of alcohol and driving. The changes are a logical follow-up to the introduction of random breath-testing, which has made our roads safer by removing more drink-drivers before they can do harm to themselves and others. They raise the penalties for driving with more than the permitted blood-alcohol level and introduce the new ...

  8. 7-Eleven changes stores' open house booze policy

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Counter staff in 7-Eleven stores have been told by their bosses not to open bottles of alcohol for customers because they do not have a liquor licence- instead ... to open it for me. She told me that they had a new policy and that they couldn't open any bottled beer or any alcoholic drink for customers now as they didn't have a liquor licence. She ...

  9. Global ambassador has the cocktail recipes to shake and stir the bartenders of Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin As any foodie will tell you, it's not just about how it tastes but how it looks too. A group of buzzed journalists- thanks to a complementary cocktail and a bottle of vodka- learned this lesson first-hand on Tuesday afternoon as Hong Kong-bor ...

  10. Onus should be on police to get rid of unlicensed upstairs bars

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Unlicensed upstairs bars are proliferating in Hong Kong. On April 23, the police raided two illegal pubs in Mong Kok and arrested their operators for selling alcohol without licences ('Pair arrested over illegal pubs', April 25). Police reiterated after these raids that it is illegal for people to buy alcohol in unlicensed pubs, and that patrons could face a 'fine ...




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