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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: no smoke without ire

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:45pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman Olivia Rosenman No smoke without ire Once, you could smoke on planes and buses, then that pleasure was denied you. You could also puff away in restaurants and bars, but no longer. Now, I'm going to harry the self-pitying smoker even further; do you not realise that smoking in a doorway of a building or bar is almost as bad as doing it inside? Just because what ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: rotten luck

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 11:00pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman Olivia Rosenman Rotten luck An orchard's worth of ornamental citrus trees rotting in overflowing landfills couldn't be a worse way to start a new year. A local environmental group estimated that Hong Kong will have discarded about 40,000 potted citrus plants- enough to fill 60 double-decker buses- following this Lunar New Year. Rather than the good fortune ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near, yet so feared: Herd mentality

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:05am by cecilie gamst berg

    ... trading post on the Silk Road, would be an unbearable tourist hellhole. From our hotel window we could see that the yellow dunes were covered in hordes, with hundreds of tour buses parked nearby. ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: missing the bus

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by RONG XIAOQING

    ... condition of the buses themselves and often shoddy service. Fung Wah was shut down in March, after it was discovered its fleets were poorly maintained and its drivers were not being tested ... a Chinatown bus crashed on a highway, killing 15 passengers. Since then, the authorities have conducted hundreds of raids, pulled buses off the road and shut down unscrupulous companies. New York ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: screen to be believed

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by CECILIE

    ... on buses- many people claimed, not unrea-sonably, that they wanted to be left at peace while travelling so they could read or gaze out the window without being bombarded with adverts and news ... this intense irritation. And, of course, the same goes for buses, trains- and restaurants, too. ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: works in progress

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo Robby Nimmo Works in progress Sixteen-year-olds in the United States can hold a driver's licence, and in Germany they can legally buy wine and beer. Many teenagers in the West have part-time jobs and responsibilities that are a world away from the maids, drivers and school buses that spirit Hong Kong's wealthier youngsters from door to door. It is generally ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: save your breath

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... mandatory low-sulphur fuels and the introduction of LPG taxis and mini-buses did much to improve road-side air quality. Powerful opposition from vested interests in the transport sector's ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near, yet so feared: life in the fast lane

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cones because the driver was busy texting, and I've spent more than one night on overnight buses keeping the driver awake between veers off the road. I've been in taxis trying ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: bad air days

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... for several months. But lest anyone think otherwise, a significant proportion of Hong Kong's filthy air is locally generated. Coal-fired power stations, diesel buses and the low-quality, ...



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