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  1. Splashing out on yet another endangered species

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The property and stock market bubbles have created an entire class of nouveau riche on the mainland with a taste for exotic, even endangered, species. The more traditional shark's fin and abalone are passe because they cannot throw away half a million yuan on a dish. A giant yellow croaker (pictured), which is listed as a state-protected species under the Bureau ...

  2. Young and old in conflict

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Singapore and Taiwan has found an 'inter-generational' conflict in how the two generations view wealth management. The report reveals that the younger generation's more aggressive ... firm ACNielsen, the study polled 2,500 members of what HSBC called the 'mass affluent' population in five Asian cities: Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and Mumbai. Bruno Lee ...

  3. Alex Yu Kin-shing

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Monday was the final day of race riding for Alex Yu Kin-shing, who must redefine his future after the Jockey Club licensing committee ruled against his application for a brief ... on the sidelines and took him months to get it back under control and make a comeback, initially in Singapore and subsequently Australia. Two apprentice jockeys decided not to take their careers any ...

  4. The sunny side of transport

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Most people think of officials at the Transport Department as stuffy bureaucrats, but judging from their new business cards, they can be funky if they want to. There is nothing special about the front of Transport Commissioner Alan Wong Chi-kong's card, but turn it over and it's as colourful as a children's cartoon strip. 'Putting our hearts ...

  5. The seductive call of a crazy dragonfly

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo So what's 'sensual... intimate... elegant... sexy... and seducive' (sic)? Well, the curiosity of one of our features editors was piqued when she was sent this anonymous postcard with no contact information. The mystery was solved a few days later, thankfully, when a promotional file landed on her desk from 'crazylibellule and the poppies', a new ...

  6. Once that cone of silence descends, there's just no talking to government officials

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo How hard is it to talk to a senior government official? It can be almost impossible if it is planning director Ava Ng Tse Suk-ying. Mrs Ng was in Legco this week to brief lawmakers on plans to impose height restrictions in some areas. Afterwards, Mrs Ng, her public relations minder and a bureau official were cornered by a Post reporter and another newshound. Since ...

  7. A shaggy dog tale with a happy ending to restore our faith in big-hearted Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Hongkongers have an undeserved reputation for being heartless. But really, we do care, judging by this heartwarming story from Sai Kung resident Kylie Waterstrom. She parked her car in a Central car park near the Star Ferry this week and, as usual, made her seven-year-old village dog Electra wait by the vehicle. She returned after more than an hour and, horror ...

  8. Art projects are vital, but the logo?

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo This week witnessed a series of performance art events and a workshop on the nature of creativity organised by Hong Kong On the Move. Members of the art project involved local artists and those from 10 countries. We certainly think the city desperately needs more events like this to promote awareness and interest. They were presumably suitable for families ...

  9. Soft porn star Veronica Yip wins battle of the well-endowed

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo After all these years, it seems Hong Kong men still can't get enough of Veronica Yip Yuk-hing. The premier soft porn star of the 1990s- now a certified tai-tai with a billionaire husband- has been dragged into an online contest of the well endowed one more time. Visitors to news and gossip website 'on.cc' were recently asked to compare and vote ...

  10. Don't become a victim of your hiking trail fashion statement

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It's one of life's great mysteries why so many Hongkongers choose the hottest days to barbecue at beaches and hike in country parks. Perhaps the summer is just ... and Conservation Department and former legislator Lo Wing-lok have teamed up to promote sensible hiking, which may be something of an oxymoron for many people here. 'This is not to alarm you,' ...




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