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  1. Safety fears prevent a sporting chance

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... users. Most briefings were in Cantonese due to low demand from English speakers. Sessions in English are held only twice a year- in June and December- but bilingual sessions will be added in November. Meanwhile, the new 2,200 square metre skateboard park at On Lok Tsuen, Fan Ling, still lies idle. Warren Stuart, vice-president of the Hong Kong Federation of Extreme Sports, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979567/safety-fears-prevent-sporting-chance
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Egypt balloon crash bodies flown back to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 07:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse The bodies of nine Hong Kong people who were among the 19 killed in a hot air balloon tragedy in Egypt last month were flown back to Hong Kong on Monday. The bodies of the five women and four men have arrived in Hong Kong and will be transferred to a public mortuary, a government spokeswoman said. The balloon was carrying 21 people at an altitude of 300 metres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1188555/egypt-balloon-crash-bodies-flown-back-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY IN EGYPT

    Relatives of Hong Kong balloon victims gather at crash site in Egypt

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip in Luxor amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong mourners perform rituals and lay white chrysanthemums in field where loved ones died after viewing debris from explosion Grief of families at balloon crash site Relatives of the nine Hong Kong tourists who died in last week's hot-air balloon explosion made a tearful pilgrimage to the site of the disaster in Egypt yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1171060/relatives-hong-kong-balloon-victims-gather-crash-site-egypt
  4. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Hong Kong shares ferry victims' agony as mourning draws to a close

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... throughout the days of mourning. Another visitor to the Leighton Hill condolence point was Candy Law Suk-ling and her daughter Katie, who is Tsui's age. "Even though Hong Kong is just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1055567/city-shares-victims-agony-mourning-draws-close
  5. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

    Hong Kong experts say cushions can fix flawed flyover dividers

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... roads," the engineer said. The cab plunged about 10 metres down and landed on its roof, trapping 55-year-old driver Wong Siu-kong inside. He was declared dead at the scene. A police officer said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1046240/hong-kong-experts-say-cushions-can-fix-flawed-flyover-dividers
  6. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE FOCUS WITH MARTIN WILLIAMS

    Pellets spill during typhoon sparked big volunteer clean-up on Hong Kong beaches

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... The flood of pellets during a typhoon was overhyped, but it did prompt thousands of volunteers to clean up Hong Kong beaches- and send a signal to officials Plastic spill pricks public's conscience When Severe Typhoon Vicente hit Hong Kong last month, the wind and waves rocked a freighter, tossing six container loads of plastic pellets into the sea. Containers were torn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1018034/pellets-spill-during-typhoon-sparked-big-volunteer-clean-hong-kong
  7. Comment - Letters

    Officials urged to launch campaigns to promote road safety in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attention to matters relating to road safety. Not long after arriving in Hong Kong from overseas two years ago, I noticed the near reckless attitude most motorists have towards pedestrians. Pedestrians are vulnerable road users, and yet in Hong Kong they are treated by motorists like dogs and chickens in a third-world country. They have to run to avoid oncoming vehicles. Often, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1016450/officials-urged-launch-campaigns-promote-road-safety-hong-kong
  8. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Standby No 1 signal raised in Hong Kong for Tropical Storm Kai-tak

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... are still in evacuation shelters after last week's floods. In Hong Kong, thunderstorms are forecast for today with temperatures between 27 and 31 degrees celsius and winds picking up as the day ... raising the strong wind signal, or Typhoon No3, today if it did not veer away. At 8pm Kai-tak, with winds of up to 110 kilometres an hour, was estimated to be 710 kilometres east-southeast of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1015594/standby-no-1-signal-raised-hong-kong-tropical-storm-kai-tak
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Families of six Hong Kong workers killed in 2009 accident sue for damages

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Relatives claim the tragedy during construction of tower in 2009 was a result of contractors' negligence Families sue overdeaths of workers in ICC plunge The families of six construction workers who plunged 17 storeys to their death on an overloaded bamboo platform in a lift shaft at Hong Kong's tallest building are claiming damages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1014869/families-six-hong-kong-workers-killed-2009-accident-sue-damages
  10. Russian train safety firm plans Hong Kong listing

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Russian rail safety systems supplier TVEMA says it hopes to list in Hong Kong in a few years' time. The private firm aims to list in Asia when its annual revenue reaches Euro500 million (HK$5 billion), with Hong Kong a priority, said chairman Vladimir Tarabrin. 'We have seen very fast growth. This year, we will double our revenue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995529/russian-train-safety-firm-plans-hong-kong-listing

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