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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Giant butterfly sculpture causes flap in Tsuen Wan district

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... cost causes a flap The preparation work for building two contentious district landmarks has started, despite widespread public criticism of them being too costly and even becoming eyesores. Opposition against the two projects- a HK$1.59 million statue on Soy Street endorsed by Yau Tsim Mong district council and a HK$1.5 million giant butterfly at Chuen Lung to grace the slopes of Tai Mo ...

  2. Specialist wanted for hotel's corporate clients

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... The Gateway hotel is on the lookout for an ambitious commercial sales manager with good negotiation skills to grow with the company. The hotel is keen to help build someone's career while ... of opportunities for career development,' said Francis Hong Chi-wa, human resources manager of the Gateway hotel. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and have a strong drive to achieve targets, ...

  3. FEEL AT home

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... range of interesting locations, ranging from the town centre to beautiful countryside. Located in the business district of Tsim Sha Tsui, Gateway Apartments offers exceptional convenience to the business executive. But it is more than the hardware that residents appreciate. Rene Holenweger, general manager of Gateway Apartments, has found that top of the list for most families ...

  4. Neighbourhoods have a story to tell

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... fishing village on China's southern shores to a gateway to Asia. Covering just 1,104 square kilometres, the smallness of the area belies an amazing variety of urban and rural landscapes- ... neglected or underappreciated. Tourists seldom venture beyond areas like Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Stanley or The Peak. Likewise, some districts remain unfamiliar to many locals. The South China ...

  5. Floral prints

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lizzie Turner familypost@scmp.com Steam driven French company Pylones turns the ordinary into quirky with graphic designs and bold colours. The Byzance kettle with a bold dahlia print should add a splash of colour to any kitchen and may even help cheer up a gloomy morning. HK$980 at Pylones, shop 3229, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui; tel: 3188 5928 Holding ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Eight jailed two months for rigging Yau Tsim Mong district council poll

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Defendants falsely claimed to be living in Mong Kok so they could vote in King's Park constituency; offence very serious, court says Vote-rig eight get 2-month jail terms Eight people were each jailed for two months yesterday for vote-rigging in last November's district council elections. Sisters Yim Sze-ming, Yim Hoi-man and Yim ...

  7. District council is urged to use more English

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Councillors in one of the city's most ethnically diverse districts have been accused of short-changing many of their constituents by refusing to offer information in English or use the language in meetings. Chan Wai-keung, an independent, submitted a motion to the Yau Tsim Mong district council last week arguing that thousands of South Asians ...

  8. Monolingual policy will eventually lead to dumbing down of district secretariat

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter by Yau Tsim Mong district councillor Chan Wai-keung ('District councils' non-English outlook translates clearly into discrimination', May 12). Members of Tsim Sha Tsui Residents' Concern Group and friends and relatives living in Yau Tsim Mong are pleased to see that finally a district councillor is taking action on behalf of the significant ...

  9. District councils' non-English outlook translates clearly into discrimination

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The secretariats of district councils headed by the Home Affairs Department have taken the lead in linguistic discrimination against non-Chinese members of the public. A telling example is Yau Tsim Mong district, which has a great number of non-Chinese-speaking residents. Dozens of South Asian as well as Caucasian residents in the district recently complained to me ...

  10. Off and racing to district polls

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Candidates from parties across the political spectrum rolled up their sleeves and launched their campaigns for November's district council elections when the two-week nomination period started yesterday. Among the first candidates to sign up were Democratic Party vice-chairman Sin Chung-kai and the New People's Party's only sitting district ...




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