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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 ...

  2. 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 ...


    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo 'Vomiting was part and parcel of the event. It helped weed out some of the earlier competitors.' Event director Colin Lim, explaining how 33 competing couples were reduced to 19- including two from Hong Kong- at the end of a seven-day stay in cable cars on Singapore's Sentosa Island- 'Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is the answer, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. HK and Singapore in Putra Cup showdown

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Jenkins Hong Kong and Singapore set up a final-round showdown in the Putra Cup after the pair distanced themselves from the rest of the field at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club ... leading the way with an eye-catching 67. But it was not enough to maintain his team's one-stroke advantage, which was whisked away by a resurgent Singapore, who fired a best-of-the-week ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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' ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong unlikely to follow Singapore in raising taxes for luxury homeowners

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito and Bloomberg

    ... Peggy Sito and Bloomberg Too many pitfalls if Hong Kong follows Singapore and hits top 1pc, experts say Owners of luxury flats unlikely to face tax rise Hong Kong is unlikely to follow Singapore's example by raising taxes for owners of the most expensive luxury homes, property and tax experts say. The city-state's initiative is seen as being aimed less at cooling the market ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Activists slam Singapore crackdown on Chinese strikers

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 06:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... the jailed driver. Alex Au, treasurer of labour rights group Transient Workers Count Too (TCW 2) in Singapore, expressed dismay at the “heavy-handedness involved in prosecuting five workers ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Activists expressed outrage on Wednesday over Singapore’s crackdown on Chinese bus drivers who staged the city-state’s first industrial strike in 26 years ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Activists in Singapore and Hong Kong back workers' right to strike in Lion City

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... for workers' rights, that is urging its Singaporean counterpart to respect workers' rights," he said. In Singapore, Alex Au, treasurer of labour-rights group Transient Workers Count Too, ... Agence France-Presse and Staff Reporter HK activists back strikers in Lion City crackdown Activists in Hong Kong and Singapore have expressed outrage over a crackdown on Chinese bus ...




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