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  1. Developing Hong Kong's islands as places for living

    Posted Aug 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Columnist Tony Latter in 'Where the grass is greener' (August 12) raises interesting thoughts about the future of our island country parks and their environs. It would be nice indeed if the ''living islands' are more widely seen as islands for actual living'. Created just over a year ago the first aim of the Living Islands Movement is 'to ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: harbouring a grudge

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... when 19th-century British mariners tied stones on strings, threw them over the side, drew squiggles on a chart and exclaimed: "Blimey, this is deep, it'd make a marvellous entrepot. ... have a man-made lake in the middle- Lake Victoria- with a model of how Hong Kong Island used to be and a couple of crinkly oldies on a looped video commenting on the tough old days, when ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, January 25, 2013

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... residents missing the former British colony's autonomy, which ended when Britain's rule expired in 1997. Although efforts on the part of pro-democracy lawmakers to impeach Leung Chun-ying ... lived in the former colony a few decades ago would concur that life was better under the British. Apparently, Mr Leung has not convinced the majority of Hong Kong's teeming population ...

  4. Global firm floats plan for water taxi service

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kowloon and Hong Kong Island has been on the agenda in recent years due to a series of waterfront development projects, such as the arts hub and the Island East harbourfront improvement plan- spanning from North Point to Shau Kei Wan. Water taxis were featured in British architect Norman Foster's design for West Kowloon, while a Planning Department study released last month ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour water to improve after sewage works upgrade

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... of the current Ecoli eliminated from discharged sewage. During this stage of the project, the Drainage Services Department will upgrade the 10-hectare sewage treatment works on Stonecutters Island ... Kong Island to the upgraded Stonecutters Island works for sedimentation and disinfection via an underwater tunnel. "We will see a cleaner Victoria Harbour, which will provide a better ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... 370 primary and secondary schools also took part. Landmark buildings on Hong Kong Island that plunged into darkness included the International Finance Centre, Legislative Council complex, ...

  7. Tunnel vision

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... living in the colony by the mid-50s. As a result, annually increasing volumes of traffic made a reliable all-weather link between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon imperative. In 1955 a working party ... to signal a lack of long-term confidence in Hong Kong. In the late 60s, after extensive lobbying in London by Clague, who threatened to seek funding from the French government should British ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - JOURNEYS

    1950s Star Ferry baby Christina North relives Victoria Harbour crossing

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... to tell people not just that she was born in Hong Kong. She adds that she entered the world on a Star Ferry boat crossing Victoria Harbour. Her father was a British naval officer posted in Hong Kong at the time. On the day of North's birth in 1956, her mother was on the way to the British Military Hospital in Kowloon when she went into labour on the ferry. North left Hong Kong ...

  9. Business - Economy - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Hong Kong turns on fund pipeline in push for bigger basics

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... in 2008. MTR Corporation is looking at three rail projects with an estimated budget totalling HK$28 billion, namely the North Island Line and the Kai Tak Environmentally Friendly Linkage System ... Kong head of Pinsent Masons, an international law firm. In addition, the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link, a 4.5-kilometre, three-lane highway with a 3.7-kilometre ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Hong Kong Maritime Museum ready for relaunch after facelift at Central pier

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... around Lantau and Cheung Chau islands. The museum enlisted the help of City University's visual arts department and Kyoto University in Japan to produce the exhibit, which is similar ...




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