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  1. New fare structure for green taxis satisfies drivers- for now

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Passengers of green taxis will have to pay up to HK$4 more for short trips but less for longer trips starting on Friday, after the Executive Council yesterday approved fare changes that will bring their charges in line with those of red taxis. The starting fare will be raised by HK$1 to HK$14.50, instead of by HK$2 as originally proposed, in light of the economic ...

  2. Taxi groups offer 6-month rent freeze over new fares plan

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Taxi owner groups say taxi rents will be frozen for six months if a new fares scheme is implemented next month. This is likely to allay the fears of cabbies that the new scheme- raising fares for short trips but cutting them for long journeys- will push up their costs. Tam Yau-chung, chairman of one of the groups- CTOD Association Company- promised lawmakers ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Construction worker held on suspicion of brother's murder after row over taxi fare

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:29pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A row over a HK$100 taxi fare sparked a fight between two brothers early on Tuesday morning, after which the eldest was arrested on suspicion of murdering his younger sibling, according to police. Chan Ka-wing, 36, allegedly collapsed during the fight and subsequently died after being taken to hospital. The older sibling, a 39-year-old ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    25+ restaurants: New Blue Pool bakery sells disappearing fare like walnut pies and banana pudding

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by JANICE LEUNG HAYES

    ... Text: Janice Leung Hayes Bun and dusted Along the rapidly gentrifying Caine Road, with its new cafes and swanky residences, New Blue Pool sticks out like a sore thumb. Outside, it looks like a run-down Hong Kong-style bakery selling spongy Swiss rolls and ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    'Miserly' MTR urged to offer more discounts as fares go up 3.6pc

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:24pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com With fares due to go up 3.6 per cent on Sunday, lawmakers tell vastly profitable railway firm to offer more concessions to hard-up passengers 'Miserly' MTR urged to offer more discounts Lawmakers have hit out at the MTR Corporation's 3.6 per cent fare rise and urged it to offer more concessions when the increase takes effect on Sunday. Members ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Exco approves ‘acceptable’ 3.9pc KMB fare rise

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 05:38pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com KMB bus fares to rise 3.9pc next month Commuters face a bus fare increase averaging 3.9 per cent next month after the government approved an application by KMB yesterday. The rise, approved by the Executive Council, is lower than the 4.3 per cent the bus company applied for. It last raised fares in March last year, by 4.9 per cent. Secretary for Transport ...

  7. Business - Companies

    AirAsia sets off fare war with India debut

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Malaysia-based carrier tempts with HK$130 tickets, raising stakes in loss-making sector AirAsiasets off fare war with India debut Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia is set to make its maiden Indian flight this week, fuelling a cutthroat fare war in a sector already reeling from losses. AirAsia India will take off on Thursday ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Book: Snackistan- Street Fare, Comfort Food, Meze- Informal Eating in the Middle East & Beyond

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung Snackistan- Street Fare, Comfort Food, Meze- Informal Eating in the Middle East & Beyond By Sally Butcher   Don't bother looking up Snackistan in the atlas; ... are always full … a borderless confederation of the Middle East's favourite foodstuffs. The simple fare that people eat on a daily basis: dishes they prepare at home, cook to share with friends, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR fare sweeteners strike a sour note

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:16am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Rail company's concessions to help offset impact of higher ticket prices are criticised as just new ways to make more money MTR fare sweeteners strike a sour note The MTR's fare concessions announced alongside its 3.6 per cent increase in ticket prices were criticised yesterday as another money-spinning exercise. Transport analyst Dr Hung ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR to offer discount schemes to help offset 3.6pc fare rise

    Posted May 27th 2014, 07:22pm by ada.lee@scmp.com

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com 91 per cent of passengers will have to pay up to HK$1 more per ride MTR offers discount plans to offset fare rise The MTR fare increase that takes effect next ... rolled out concession plans including an early bird scheme and a "City Saver" ticket for urban commuters. But critics argued that the MTR should not increase its fares when services ...




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