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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002341/frequent-taxi-fare-hikes-sign-bad-planning-hk-government
  2. letters

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that I've forgotten my own culture. Diana Jackeline, Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo) MTR hike will create financial burden These days, prices of consumer goods and services are soaring because of inflation. The MTR Corporation's plan to increase train fares will lead to lots of problems. I believe the fare hike will create a serious financial burden on most commuters. Thousands of people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998449/letters
  3. City Digest

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the same as, or more, than single-journey tickets on some trips. Distressed hiker flown to hospital A 57-year-old woman who fell ill while hiking with friends on a hillside in Sha Tin was flown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971142/city-digest
  4. Letters

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mentality in all the city's drivers, so that they recognise the importance of ensuring the safety of pedestrians. Y. C. Lee, Quarry Bay Fare hike will add to our problems I appreciate that, ... and so the fare hike rubs salt in the wounds. There are concessionary fares available for people over 65 and for the disabled, but most passengers do not fall into either category. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997561/letters
  5. Pair jailed for Braemar Hill robberies

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A pair of drug addicts were jailed for 51/2 years yesterday after admitting to two robberies on a hiking path on Braemar Hill, in which they brandished a knife and a broken bottle. In the Court of First Instance yesterday, Li Wai, 39, and Choi Hung, 58, pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery. Li also admitted one count of going equipped for stealing. Braemar Hill, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717963/pair-jailed-braemar-hill-robberies
  6. Why the MTR is not taking the people for a ride

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp When the MTR increases fares, it has a major effect on the population of Hong Kong. In many cases, salary rises have not matched the increases in the rate of inflation, and so the fare hike rubs salt in the wounds... I understand the MTR faces higher operating costs and wants to maintain profits, but it should not pass those costs onto passengers. Letters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997865/why-mtr-not-taking-people-ride
  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 19, 2012

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... queueing in my car every day at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Since getting to a bus stop would involve a 10-minute hike and the prospect of lengthy queues at the stop, I prefer to queue in my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1018051/letters-editor-august-19-2012
  8. Time to touch-up Sevens price plan

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... raised a murmur from the public. Despite the hard economic times, it seems the fans have no objections to the price hike. It all points to another sell-out when tickets go on sale to the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986085/time-touch-sevens-price-plan
  9. Letters

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... around to at least accepting these fare hikes: as well as returning our MTR to being the cleanest such system in the world. Paul Surtees, Mid-Levels Government should pay for flat fare I think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001641/letters
  10. Letters

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dobson, Mid-Levels MTR cannot match Tube's bargains Jake van der Kamp's valiant defence of the MTR's latest fare hike ('MTR's highest fare still far stop from financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001502/letters

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