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  1. Star Ferry is more than a tourist attraction to Hong Kong people

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wing-tai ('Iconic Star Ferry will suffer if bus terminal is relocated', June 20). Charlie Chan must accept that what matters these days is not what ordinary Hong Kong people want or like. The Star Ferry has a special place in our hearts but the government is hell-bent on eliminating its role as a public transport system and converting it into a mere tourist attraction. ...

  2. Array of city sports stars to lead East Asian Games torch relay

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai. The event will mark the commencement of the 100-day countdown to the nine-day Games, the first multi-sport games to be held in Hong Kong, which begin ...

  3. The Bauhinia Hotel (TST)

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am

    ... Joyce C. The Bauhinia, a newly opened boutique hotel, is ideal accommodation for mid-grade business and leisure visitors who are looking for a greener and more serene location in Tsim Sha ... stroll. A cab ride to the Airport Express Kowloon Station costs about HK$30 and about HK$280 to the airport. The Bauhinia Hotel (TST) is surrounded by many of Hong Kong's landmarks, ...

  4. Kung Hei Fat Choi!

    Posted Feb 20th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Dennis Eng

    ... displays.' This was the couple's second visit to the city and they secured a good spot at Golden Bauhinia Square from which to watch the show. Despite the unco-operative weather, ...

  5. Memorable locations

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Waterfront Park; Six Arts Terrace Kowloon Walled City Park; and Bauhinia Garden, in Kowloon Tsai Park. Each has its own personality, so it is a good idea to check them out. Sai Kung, for instance, ... Kowloon Walled City Park has a Chinese-style garden with a quaint Bamboo pavilion, while nearby Bauhinia Garden, when flowers are in season, provides a carpet of crimson and green. Tai Po ...

  6. HK's National Day float lacked creative zest

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the chorus of criticism. There would, no doubt, have been criticism regardless of what the government put on the 'Blooming Bauhinia' float. There always is. But in seeking to defend ... specialise in. A model of the Tsim Sha Tsui clock tower was put on the float apparently to trumpet the city's efforts to preserve our heritage. But that only served to remind us of the Star ...

  7. Traffic alert ahead of torch relay

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... but no applications for demonstration or assemblies had been received. The relay will proceed along Nathan Road, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui promenade and the Avenue of Stars before the torch boards a ferry for a trip around the harbour. It will then be carried to the Wan Chai ferry pier, passing through Expo Drive and finishing at Golden Bauhinia Square. The Transport Department expects traffic in Tsim ...

  8. Hoardings blight Tsim Sha Tsui

    Posted Aug 07th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... such as 'skyscraper', 'harbour' and 'Star Ferry' arranged to reflect Hong Kong Island buildings along the harbour. The posters are covered by thick glass, with outlines of blue bauhinias ... the only place where the hoarding decoration can be found is beside the Avenue of Stars. Photographers who line the waterfront to take pictures of tourists against Hong Kong's dramatic skyline ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Government issues warnings over Falun Gong 'banner war'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... and Tsim Sha Tsui, often over the spiritual movement's banners promoting their beliefs. More than a hundred banners can be seen at the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui. The government said ... of individual groups quarrelled and scuffled with each other in the public places over the display of banners At the Star Ferry Pier yesterday, about 15 officers from the Food and Environmental Hygiene ...

  10. Cyclists say Star Ferry fare rise is unfair

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Disappointed cyclists said they would travel by ferry less often after the government approved new charges for taking bikes on the Star Ferry yesterday, along ... on the two routes, with the government agreeing to reimburse the Star Ferry for the full cost. The government said the reimbursement, worth an estimated HK$3.8 million a year, ...




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