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  1. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Whenever I walked past the sculpture, even nearby, people giggled, laughed and took photos in front of it. Aids Concern's Loretta Wong Wai-kwan, referring to a mosaic of more than 60,000 condoms in Lan Kwai Fong created by Japanese prophylactic maker Okamoto and the Aids awareness group to set a Guinness World Record This is a part-time job and I don't ...

  2. Book sings praises of a genuine Chindian relationship

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The world may be obsessed with Chindia, the concomitant rise of Asia's two superpowers. But in Hong Kong, the two ethnic communities are as separated as ever, rarely talking or interacting with each other. A new book aims to promote better cross-cultural experience and understanding. The local Chinese author of My Husband is Indian, who has only identified ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Rental sector is on the road to recovery

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Hong Kong and Singapore have seen some of the biggest falls in office rents in the world, let alone Asia, as the two cities have quickly reflected the decline in trade ... to disrupt the leasing process. Multinationals in Singapore and Hong Kong felt the impact of the financial crisis directly, either because they are banks or because they work closely with them. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    24 police rewards totalling HK$9.7m put up for unsolved crimes in city

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... A reward of up to HK$2.5 million is being offered for information leading to the arrest of two robbers and the recovery of HK$11.7 million in cash and valuables stolen from a company safe in Cheung Sha Wan earlier this year. It is the largest of the 24 po ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Worker drowns in reservoir

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 54-year-old worker drowned after falling into Plover Cove Reservoir in Tai Po yesterday. Cheung Wai-ning fell into the water while erecting fences. Police said he could not swim. He was taken unconscious to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, where he was declared dead. ...




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