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  1. Restaurant promotes environmentalism while you dine on endangered species

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Practise what you preach - not. That seems to be the motto of restaurant and wedding banquet chain Choi Fook. Its Kwun Tong branch now boasts the city's largest indoor aquarium, measuring more than 15 metres long - not counting, presumably, the one a ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. A close encounter with our red neighbour

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... as it moves closer, it will trigger more explosions, either man-made or natural,' said feng shui master Raymond Lo Hang-lap. In coming days, the planet will appear in Hong Kong from the southeast ...

  4. Cholera crisis managers calm the waters

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... I am loath to say anything nice about ParknShop, which makes me pay $20 for 5kg of cat litter - among other inflated price items - when I have five cats at home. But the way the supermarket chain went into crisis-management mode this week after health ins ...

  5. Controversial Lantau road upgrade wins funding

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Island residents are dismayed, saying the project will destroy scenic country areas The construction of a contentious Lantau road project will begin this year after the Legislative Council's Finance Committee yesterday approved $630 million in fundin ...

  6. Potent symbol for young generation

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Since our government has been telling us to go forth and multiply in a bid to reverse an ageing population, we have often wondered why the bauhinia is still our city's flower. The Bauhinia X blakeana, while generally considered by connoisseurs to be the most beautiful of all the orchid trees, is a sterile hybrid of two other varieties- not exactly the best symbol ...

  7. Beware of loopholes

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo An amusing notice sent to us by an alert reader, it appears in the lifts to the parking lots of Times Square in Causeway Bay. It looks like someone did too literal a translation from the Chinese. On the other hand, it's always good to close loopholes to prevent shenanigans and stop crime. So drivers, stay alert and stop creating loopholes for criminals. ...

  8. Two hot-blooded female tigers await South China stud

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

    ... with Alex Lo It must be nice being a stud and only one of an estimated 100 South China tigers left in the world. This 41/2-year-old tiger from Shanghai, part of a breeding programme run by the mainland NGO Save China's Tigers, will transit through Hong Kong on Monday on his way to South Africa. From his tiny quarters at a mainland zoo, the heavily pampered stud will be taken ...

  9. Abandoned ship towed back to HK

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... The mainland container ship abandoned 65km east of Hong Kong after its 16 crew were rescued by helicopter at the peak of Typhoon Imbudo was towed back to Hong Kong yesterday afternoon. The 1,485-tonne Fufeng, loaded with 138 containers, stayed afloat afte ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bicycles part of the transport solution

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bicycles part of the transport solution Hong Kong boasts some of the world's most efficient and cleanest public transport systems. Given how small our city is compared to many major world cities, there is rarely a real need to own a car. Yet our private car fleet passed the 500,000 mark in March. If left to grow unchecked, it will hit 540,000 by 2017. ...




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