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  1. Hong Kong is now cheaper for expats than Singapore

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam and Helene Franchineau Hong Kong is now more attractive than Singapore for international companies wanting to expand their footprint in the region, reigniting a long-held rivalry ... than Hong Kong since the index started in September 2009. Globally, Hong Kong is the 45th most expensive place to live, compared to Singapore which is 36th. This time last year, Hong Kong ...

  2. If you were given the chance to design a new museum for Hong Kong, what would it be?

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 15, Discovery College Hong Kong is known for having an efficient transport system. So, I believe it would be appropriate for the city to have its own transport museum. And not just a railway ... to create a new museum! I would design a Museum of Religion. I think Hong Kong has a good variety of cultural backgrounds, with many religions and beliefs. For all of them to develop in the same ...

  3. Fast and furious in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be crossed, the bigger hurdle is the mindset of people from the Transport Department to the police. The challenges are manifold. One sceptic put it succinctly when he said: 'Hong Kong is a city ... was insufficient to commit to a full five-year extension. It is clear Singapore is way down the track, and well ahead of Hong Kong, when it comes to hosting major sporting events. We might have the Hong ...

  4. Blockbuster evicted by Hong Kong's property gatekeeper

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Craig

    ... Craig Stephen Craig.Stephen@scmp.com The refrain 'the best things in life are free' might ring hollow in Hong Kong but surely there is a still a place for the simpler pleasures, ... can find no profitable prospects in Hong Kong. Blockbuster blames high rents- but if the landlord puts up your rent, the answer is to move, is it not? Unfortunately, that is not so simple ...

  5. Shanghai port knocks Hong Kong off No2 spot

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Shenzhen expected to overtake the city by next year Shanghai has overtaken Hong Kong as the world's second-busiest port behind Singapore, according to first-quarter throughput figures released by the Hong Kong Port Development Council, marking another drop down the rankings for the former No1. The mainland port outstripped Hong Kong by 380,000 20-foot equivalent ...

  6. Reluctant Heroes: Rickshaw Pullers in Hong Kong and Canton, 1874-1954

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Gillian Bickley

    ... introduced to remove this common mode of transport meant that Canton rickshaw-pullers disappeared by the early 1950s- much earlier than those in Hong Kong. Wong Chun-man, interviewed in 1990 ... Gillian Bickley Reluctant Heroes: Rickshaw Pullers in Hong Kong and Canton, 1874-1954 by Fung Chi Ming Hong Kong University Press, $250 The title is almost the best part of this book. ...

  7. A great port character sails into the sunset

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode The port of Hong Kong is about to lose one of its great characters. After four decades ministering to the welfare and spiritual needs of seafarers, Mission to Seafarers ... daily visits to ships of all stripes in Hong Kong harbour charting changes of the often-neglected world of life at sea. In Hamburg, the UK, Singapore and through more than 20 years in Hong Kong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong tourists are gradually returning to Manila

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila HK tourists slowly revisiting Manila Hong Kong tourists are slowly returning to Manila despite the imposition of a black travel advisory- the highest-level warning- following the hostage shootings two years ago. While slightly more Hong Kong tourists visited the capital of the Philippines in the first half of this year, the number is still below that prior ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... HK needs moderator, not meddler While some appreciate the way Wang Guangya, Beijing's top man on Hong Kong affairs, gets close to the Hong Kong community, some do mind the way he speaks. His negative comments on civil servants' quality and leadership did not merely depress government officials, they also showed the lack of commitment that Beijing has to Hong Kong ...

  10. Terracotta warriors come to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... yourself. From now until November, Hong Kong is holding an exhibition called 'The Majesty of All Under Heaven: The Eternal Realm of China's First Emperor'. Twenty of these mysterious terracotta warriors and their horses are coming to the Hong Kong Museum of History from their home in Xian in central China. The world-famous figures include a terracotta general, a standing archer, ...




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