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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    4 areas say a firm no to columbariums

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Councillors of four districts, including Central and Sha Tin, are adamant about opposing Donald Tsang's plan to have columbariums in every area 4 areas say a firm no to urn niches An initiative from the former chief executive to build columbariums in all 18 districts citywide is in danger of lapsing, after at least four district councils ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Knight Frank tells Hong Kong to up its game on central business district planning

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 03:47am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Property consultant calls for fresh thinking as Beijing and Shanghai expand business districts City urged to raise game on CBD planning Hong Kong needs ... and Shanghai are planning their business districts well. Their planning is better than that of Hong Kong," said Thomas Lam, the head of research (Greater China) at Knight Frank. Lam pointed out ...

  3. Lifestyle

    National origin irrelevant in contemporary art world, says gallery boss Meg Maggio

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Meg Maggio, who is opening a branch of her Beijing gallery in Hong Kong, tellsMary Agnew why Asian artists must fight on global terms Art without borders In the sometimes stifling ... then they are in the wrong industry." Maggio is now bringing this blend of Bostonian moxy and expertise to Hong Kong. After recently buying and renovating the top floor of a large warehouse space in Wong Chuk ...

  4. A night on the streets

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai tracks a social worker and three student volunteers as they spread the message about safe sex 11pm: It may be dark but it's the start of the working day for social worker Choi Wai-leuk. He began work an hour ago and is waiting for the student volunteers to arrive at the Hong Kong Children & Youth Services centre at Fu Heng Estate, Tai Po. 'It's ...

  5. University funding 'guarantees mediocrity'

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The government's funding policy for higher education is a guarantee of mediocrity, according to Tsui Lap-chee, vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong. Professor ... Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, frankly, that there are too many regulations in Hong Kong, guaranteeing mediocrity, while there are too few initiatives to encourage excellence in the tertiary ...

  6. Top officer found dead in office

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A senior customs inspector died of a gunshot wound to the head yesterday in an apparent suicide. Colleagues said he appeared to be behaving normally beforehand and even instructed officers about anti-illicit cigarette operations. It was susp ...


    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Spring Film Festival 2005 Take a look at Hong Kong's upcoming filmmakers. Film screenings in the categories of best animation/art films, music video, documentaries and short dramatic stories by high school students. Today, 5pm-7pm, HK International School, Auditorium, 1 Red Hill Rd, Tai Tam, $40, $60 (advance), $50, $70 (door). Inquiries: hsfilmclub@hkis.edu.hk ...

  8. Surge in mainland individual visitors

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo 127,000 arrive in HK over the past week under solo travellers' scheme The number of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong as independent travellers for the Lunar New Year ... for service. 'It took only 10 minutes to cross the border,' a traveller identifying himself as Mr Wai said. A Ms Yang said it took her 90 minutes to travel from Shenzhen to Hong Kong ...

  9. New arrivals shopping flat out ... for property

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Where once they might have bought watches and jewellery, cheap flats and shops appear to be topping the must-have list of mainland residents visiting Hong Kong on an individual basis. Property agents say they are preparing for a large influx of mainland property buyers - who are already boosting Hong Kong's depressed property market. According to agents, sales of flats ...

  10. Beauty lessons for developers

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... institutions, in which transport and land use are handled by different and competing departments. Hong Kong has no chief planner, not even for its vaunted jewel of a Harbour District. The result ... One of the more atmospheric haunts on the Hong Kong waterfront is Kellett Island, site of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Anachronistic as its name suggests, the club morphed over ...




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