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  1. Star Ferry's planned charge for cyclists is fair and based on user-pays principle

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter by L. Wong ('Give cyclists a break on the ferry', December 16). The Star Ferry's initiative to allow bike carriage on the ferry's lower deck ... the fare to carry a bike was raised to HK$13 in 2008, the Star Ferry had run the loss-making operation for more than 10 years before the two licensed (Hung Hom) ferry services ceased operations ...

  2. NERVE centre

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with glittering shopping malls, Michelin-starred restaurants and stylish clubs and bars, it is also the place to check the pulse of the latest trends. A magnet for expatriates looking for a home away from home, the bustling hub of Hong Kong offers serviced apartments varying in style, size and price, ranging from cosy places presented by boutique providers to five-star, luxury living at its ...

  3. The Planner

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ends Wed The World of the Etruscans Showcases terracotta statuettes, pottery, stone sculptures, bronze ware and jewellery from the ancient civilization of the Etruscans, from 9th century BC ... 2734 9009 Giselle The Hong Kong Ballet Group presents the tale of a young village girl, Giselle, who falls in love with a nobleman disguised as a peasant. Starring principal dancers Zhu Yan ...

  4. Street threads

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the summer: a sequinned style in black, gold, silver and bronze; and metallic versions in red, black, oyster white, gold and bronze. Fitflops can be found at Rush, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: ... HK$295), which also comes in a cubic zirconia-encrusted version. We also like the silver ring with a pink cubic zirconia stone (HK$655). 4 Local resort-wear line StarBlu by Tara Levitt has released ...

  5. Exhibition reveals history of Star Ferry

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui A photo exhibition of the Star Ferry will give the public a better understanding of one of Hong Kong's cultural icons. Star Struck- The Star Ferry Exhibition is presented by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. The exhibition comprises images and text. It highlights Star Ferry's history from its inception to the present day. The photographic journey charts the changes ...

  6. Listen and learn

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Officials at the new development bureau should consult the public and professionals in the early stages of projects, say experts. Would this avoid a repeat of controversies like the Star Ferry Pier saga? Write to us. ...

  7. If only officials would listen

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching With the Star Ferry pier in Central little more than a memory, it is time for the government of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to re-examine its consultation procedures ... that various bodies were consulted. The Star Ferry has been a Hong Kong icon for over a century. Every single individual in Hong Kong is a stakeholder. Incredibly, the government appears surprised ...

  8. Michael Suen, if you have any sense of shame, you'd resign

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... decisions and he was prepared to live with the criticism. I got an odd sense of deja vu on reading housing chief Michael Suen Ming-yeung's defence of the decision to demolish the Star Ferry pier and clock tower. Regarding his claim that the public was consulted, I would like to point out the big difference between the so-called 'public consultation' on the Star Ferry ...

  9. Swift action must follow new strategy on heritage

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and new proposals for public consultation on heritage conservation. While these measures are, in part, aimed at appeasing the anger sparked by the demolition of the Star Ferry pier in Central, ... amenities. That was what the protests at the Star Ferry pier and adjoining Queen's Pier were about and the call was loud and clear: This must not happen again. Nor can it be allowed to, now ...

  10. Wanted: a new approach to heritage

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Like thousands of people, I took my children to the Star Ferry a few weeks ago to take photos and have one last ride across the harbour from the old pier location. Why did ... the demolition from going ahead. Is the building really that important? A lot of people- not just activists who went on vigils, but people from all walks of life- seem to think so. The old Star Ferry ...




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