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  1. Developers exploit car park loophole

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wai-king, who is also a legislator, agreed that a shortage of parking spaces in Hong Kong was an issue. But she said more incentives should be offered to developers to build the car parks underground to avoid the so-called walled effect of large buildings. Hong Kong Institute of Planners vice-president Kim Chan agreed a review of planning guidelines was needed. 'We are talking ...

  2. Canadian mules get full creature comforts

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai They are the latest additions to the pampered ranks of Hong Kong's expatriate workers. They arrived on a plane specially fitted out for them and their support crew, and were ... the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and the Hong Kong Jockey Club when their Cathay Pacific Boeing 747 landed at Chek Lap Kok early yesterday. Soon after landing, they were taken ...

  3. Taken for a ride with station check-in service

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... jet-setting columnist we were booked on a flight leaving Hong Kong for London last night. So last Saturday, we wandered into the in-town check-in at Hong Kong Station to reserve a couple of seats. ... in our pigeonhole was the most marvellous piece of Mao-era state propaganda from China Southern Airlines, a company listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. It isn't the content ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... However the choice of West Kowloon for the terminal is a poor one. The principal consideration should be connectivity to other modes of transport so that the whole of Hong Kong may benefit. ... I would suggest that the high speed rail terminus should be located at Terminal Two. The airport is Hong Kong's best transport hub, as Terminal Two provides immediate and direct access ...

  5. Rail safety still gets high marks

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Benjamin Wong and Martin Wong Transport officials maintain the rail network in Hong Kong meets high safety standards despite the recent series of mechanical glitches. The Environment, ... to the Legco transport panel, the government maintained the city's railway network meets high safety standards. '[The Hong Kong Railway Inspectorate] initially felt although the incidents ...

  6. Analysts unmoved by increase in MTR usage

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang MTR passenger numbers rose 8.19 per cent to 833.54 million last year as the corporation recovered from the havoc caused by Sars in 2003. The recovery was also reflected in MTR Corp's Airport Express rail service, patronage of which soare ...

  7. talk back

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of tourism to Hong Kong's economy has been overestimated. It is about time questions are raised about the implications of overemphasising this sector to the detriment of others, and the negative impact certain aspects of tourism have on the daily life and convenience of Hong Kong residents. Mary Melville, Tsim Sha Tsui The new concessionary fare scheme for fares of $15 or more on Citybus ...

  8. Low fares urged for new rail link

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... multiple-entry permits to Hong Kong for residents in the Pearl River Delta. 'The rail link should not be seen as just another cross-border route. Instead, its purpose is to hook up to a high-speed, ... on the link's implementation yesterday. Work will begin later this year. The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, the former operator of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express rail link project, said ...

  9. Faye's way to please boy racer

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Nicholas Tse Ting-fung's girlfriend, Faye Wong, is reportedly shopping for a car for her petrol-head boyfriend. Her budget is in the $2 million range. CitySeen asked SCMP Motoring editor William Wadsworth for his guess at what would best suit the row ...


    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Honda distributor Reliance Motors has raised the stakes in tonight's Miss Hong Kong pageant: the winner this year will receive a Honda Accord instead of a Jazz. The Jazz was the South ... to live up to after 2002 produced one of the best Miss Hong Kong tierces in years: Tiffany Lam Man-lee, first runner-up Victoria Jane Jolly and second runner-up Cathy Wu Kar-wai. Foot Down has yet ...




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