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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Little hope for progress without visionary politicians

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Little hope for progress without vision As a Cantonese saying goes, rice cooked by the aunt next door is always tastier. That may be why people always ... In Hong Kong and Shenzhen, the powers that be usually single out Singapore. There are many similarities and its "executive-led" government can only make our government salivate ...

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    Police don't need more drugs powers

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Police don't need more drugs powers Oh boy, I feel safer already. The government wants to unleash specially trained LEOS to RESCUE drug addicts and clean up ... Bureau of Singapore. And committee chairman, Professor Daniel Shek Tan-lei, is also the school manager of the controversial drug rehab school Christian Zheng Sheng College. You get the idea. ...

  3. Lion City's latest anti-HK volley is in Singlish, awmost English-lah. Eskew me?

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Singaporeans and Hongkongers don't often see eye to eye; we might even secretly - or not so secretly - despise each other. But let's face it, we have been far more ... The four-minute-plus video purports to strike one for the Lion City, but it might have inadvertently verged towards self-parody. It has to be seen to believed. Search for 'Singapore vs Hong Kong' ...

  4. Old regional rivalry turns into a video song contest on YouTube

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The war of videos continues as YouTube netizens carry on a lively debate about whether the Lion City or the Pearl of the Orient is the superior city. It was started ... Dad was reading the Far Eastern Economic Review Mum was moaning about the government. Good thing we don't live in Singapore. We'd all be arrested. One person - obviously from ...

  5. MTR's mis-carriage of justice

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The Mass Transit Rail seems to have taken a few lessons from Singapore and is bent on making us all well-behaved little boys and girls. It turns out the $2,000 fine for rushing at train doors when they are closing is just the tip of the iceberg. There are in fact 42 offences - a complete exercise in Pavlovian behavioural modifications - under MTR bylaws, each punishable ...

  6. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... I read with despair the reaction of some Hong Kong people to the new express rail link. I think Hongkongers have been given too much freedom of speech. Robert Shen from Singapore, in a letter to the Post It's hard to say when we will break even - we need to move the goalpost all the time. Hong Kong Disneyland managing director Andrew Kam Min-ho, saying the criteria ...

  7. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo A shiny polysilicon plant is like a shiny bomb. It may look clean but you don't want one in your neighbourhood. Dr Dang Qingde , deputy head of the labour safety ... While Singapore does not legislate mandatory rest days, employers are required to give these workers adequate rest. Ker Sin Tze, consul-general of Singapore in Hong Kong, in a letter ...

  8. Purveyor of burgers gets carried away singing the praises of its seven incher

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Sex sells. But when it's so literally 'in your face', as in this ad from Burger King, you have to wonder whatever happened to subtlety and innuendo. Maybe that's just too old school. The new ad has not yet appeared in Hong Kong but it is already causing quite a stir in Singapore, where it is part of a promotion drive. The new Super Seven Incher ...

  9. Now concentrate, students, and chew that (Wrigley) gum

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Singapore may have banned chewing gum, but China has embraced it. Fourteen cities across the mainland are launching a 'concentration awareness campaign' this year, funded by Wrigley. Since 2005, the US company has been conducting what it claims to be cutting-edge science to prove the health benefits of gum-chewing. Chief among these is that it helps people ...

  10. Civilised notion for jaded Taiwan

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo China likes to think of itself as the Middle Kingdom, the origin of much of civilisation in Asia. But prehistoric jade craftsmen from Taiwan, a new study says, might have ... of the Austronesian languages, which cover languages and dialects in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, East Timor, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Brunei and more. Today, 350 million people ...




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