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  1. Frequent taxi fare hikes a sign of bad planning by HK government

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I have finally realised that the Hong Kong government thinks the economy is great, life is wonderful and yet another HK$2 hike in the flag fall for our illustrious taxi drivers, known for their stomach-wrenching driving, is no problem at all. In the last six years alone, we have seen the taxi meter rates increase due to various reasons. Mostly, it's because of the fuel costs, and apparently ...

  2. 82-year-old man dies while hiking

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo An 82-year-old man died after collapsing while hiking in Pat Sin Leung Country Park in the New Territories yesterday. He set off with friends at Nam Chung on Luk Keng Road, Sha Tau Kok, at about 9.30am but complained of feeling unwell. Friends sought help from a Civil Aid Service officer, who called police at 11.45am. The man was airlifted to hospital in Chai Wan ...

  3. Taking a hike through history

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui As a teenager with a passion for hiking, David Pickerell, has long been exploring the hiking trails of Hong Kong, and now he has blended in local history to his first book - Historical Hong Kong Hikes. The 17-year-old young author developed a passion for hiking after his father took him hiking when he was seven. 'I can get away from the city and go hiking in just 15 ...

  4. Canadian consul general shares fond memories as he prepares to take a hike

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... is returning to Vancouver after four years as consul general. 'I'll miss a lot of things,' he reminisced. 'Of course, you miss people the most, but I'll also miss the hiking ... of time. I'm not sure what I'll do here other than hike though.' ...

  5. Salary hike

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's 160,000 civil servants are in line for pay rises ranging from 3.9 per cent to 6.3 per cent. Given that many people are having to tighten their belts, do you think this is a fair increase? Write to us ...

  6. Prize money hike a must if business is to continue to boom

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Every trainer and racehorse owner knows the price of bloodstock has risen dramatically in recent years, and it has started to become a concern to many of them that on the other side of the ledger, prize money has basically stagnated. Although ...

  7. Fees go up but parents say hikes 'affordable'

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... and foreign business leaders have said. The Education Bureau last week approved fee hikes at 23 international schools and 41 private schools, granting every application that was lodged this year, ... in the Good Schools Guide, which lists 41 international schools in Hong Kong, found nine top schools were planning a fee hike. Increases ranged from 9 per cent for Canadian International to 3.5 per ...

  8. Rent hike

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre operator, might raise rents by eight per cent. Is this prudent, or will it tempt convention organisers to look at alternatives in Macau and on the mainland? Write to us. ...

  9. Off-duty police take a hike for public safety

    Posted Oct 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong More than 100 police officers will mix business with pleasure in a pilot scheme starting tomorrow to improve public safety on hiking trails. Off-duty officers will go hiking ... with 150 officers joining the first mass hike in the Kam Shan Country Park. Although they will not be wearing uniforms or showing their warrant cards, there will still be a visible police presence ...

  10. Hike, breathe fresh air, build a greener future

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh This weekend's Hong Kong Island hiking challenge will raise funds for conservation group Green Power. The 13th Green Power Hike For a Greener Future aims to raise funds ... to participants of any age, but one of the four teammates must be 18 or older. There are two hiking trails- the shorter, 25km trail starts at Parkview near the Wong Nai Chung reservoir while the longer, ...




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