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  1. Have time to spare? Enjoy yourself with a spell behind bars

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Want to have a taste of what life behind bars was like decades ago? Here is your chance to stay in tight quarters like a caged animal, check out a cat-o'-nine-tails that graced the behinds of many naughty prisoners and have your mugshot taken. And let's not forget the showpiece gallows to remind us of a time when Hong Kong was tough on crime and knew how ...

  2. American dies after passing out on ferry

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo An American died after he passed out on a Central-bound ferry yesterday. The man, 57, identified by police only as Davis, collapsed aboard the ferry in Victoria Harbour at 9.47am as it was travelling from Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island, to Central. He was taken to Queen Mary Hospital, where doctors declared him dead at 10.52am. Police said initial investigations found ...

  3. Planning chief admits the project could be scrapped

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... The government has acknowledged that the controversial Central reclamation could be scrapped if the public is prepared to accept the legal and environmental consequences. Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen Ming-yeung told legislators y ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Expansionist Anglicans channel HK spirit

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When developers tear down heritage sites, they are out to make a buck. But when churches do the same, behold, they are doing God's work. So shut up. Quick, take a stroll down Nathan Road for a last glimpse of the landmark stone wall, one of the last traces of old Tsim Sha Tsui, which has fronted the Anglican St Andrew's Church, itself ...

  5. Collar your four-footed friends and head for The Peak for walkies and a day of furry fun

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It's time for LoDown to promote another animal event. I know some readers are absolutely sickened by my obsession with animals, and my fellow columnist and former boss ... Bernie Lo, of CNBC's LoDown- what a coincidence- will be the host. ...

  6. Brits don't have such a great record

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A recent opinion piece by Hugo Restall in the Wall Street Journal caused quite a stir. Headlined 'Hong Kong was better under the British', it details the scandals and controversies of our chief executive race and concludes that the Brits did better at running the city. That rather upset my friend Angelo Paratico, a brilliant novelist, history buff ...

  7. Lo's looking to clean up on the main board

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... A company contracted to provide cleaning services for Two International Finance Centre is seeking a main-board listing this month. Andy Lo, chairman and managing director of Lo ... was estimated at $250 million, which included external wall and office floor cleaning, Mr Lo said. But the total value of the contract would vary depending on the take-up rate of the building's ...

  8. The crusaders

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... considerations,' he says. 'And now, being a parent myself, I understand. I see this as a natural conflict.' IT IS THE notable absence of conflict in Singapore that most grates on Alex Au Waipang, ... Asian Studies, in Singapore. This comes on the heels of the Asian financial crisis, which forced democratisation and an era of accountability on many economies. The Singapore-based author ...

  9. Reward renewed for lost HK$12m sparkler

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police have renewed their reward offer of up to HK$500,000 for information about a jewel-encrusted ring- worth HK$12.23 million- that went missing at the Four Seasons Hotel in Central months ago. The reward was due to expire today but was extended for a further six months since police have yet to recover the ring, owned by Caroline Scheufele, ...

  10. Feeling hemmed in on the MTR? Here's a lesson in what not to do

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The MTR provides many superb services. Perhaps it should also consider anger management for passengers. Being crowded into trains like sardines in rush hour is a recipe for conflicts. Disputes over seats and elbow room are daily occurrences, but the latest altercation must have been something to behold. Two women were travelling on a packed train on the Tung Chung line ...




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