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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Closure of British passport office in Hong Kong 'was a mistake', blast UK lawmakers

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by DANNY LEE

    ... demand for travel documents. Committee members also said the "regrettable" closure of overseas passport offices in Hong Kong and elsewhere was a "mistake". The office failed to cope with the extra demand. Hong Kong residents were left without a passport for up to four months. The South China Morning Post revealed how Hong Kong residents caught in the backlog paid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594240/refund-extra-passport-costs-critical-uk-parliamentary-report
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Airline Hong Kong Express criticised after scrapping Kota Kinabalu flights

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com HK Express criticised as Kota Kinabalu flights end Low-cost airline Hong Kong Express has come under fire over its handling of inquiries about its decision ... the burden of this expense as it's entirely due to incompetence and lack of goodwill by Hong Kong Express." The airline started the thrice-weekly flights last October, but said "weak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581297/airline-hong-kong-express-criticised-after-scrapping-kota-kinabalu
  3. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Caroline Haven in Causeway Bay is a blend of new and old Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:54pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... mix of affordable rent and heavy pedestrian traffic. "It has a hidden-away feeling," he says. "It's one of the last bastions of old Hong Kong in Causeway Bay." ... The pastry selection includes the trendy "ball law croissant," an unholy union between the French Viennoiserie and a Hong Kong pineapple bun. Like most of the retail spaces around Caroline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1579285/caroline-haven-causeway-bay-blend-new-and-old-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Hong Kong professor held in Myanmar over Buddha leg tattoo plans to ink over image

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Canadian lecturer and girlfriend almost deported over 'offensive' markings on his leg Buddha tattoos bring man trouble in Myanmar A Hong Kong ... to believe they would be deported. "Around 8am, I started texting friends in Hong Kong to get in touch with the Chinese embassy," he said. An hour later, Chinese diplomats in Yangon called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573022/hk-based-professor-almost-deported-myanmar-over-offensive-buddha
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    City Airways planes are safe, its Hong Kong-based director insists

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:09am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... unsafe The Hong Kong director and co-owner of City Airways has hit back at claims that the airline's aircraft are unsafe after Thai authorities suspended its operations on Saturday. Terence ... to Hong Kong on Wednesday with three different carriers, Hung said. City Airways said it covered the costs of all accommodation and rescheduled flights. On Wednesday, Thai officials voiced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573773/city-airways-planes-are-safe-its-hong-kong-based-director-insists
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Singapore to allow Hongkongers to use electronic check system at airport

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Amy Nip

    ... arrangement was launched with South Korea last year, and a deal with Germany is due to begin this month, to reduce immigration processing times for visitors. Hong Kong residents holding a valid HKSAR ... to Hong Kong from these countries can use the e-Channel system once they have registered. Lee will meet Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa and business leaders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592584/singapore-allow-hongkongers-use-electronic-check-system-airport
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:37am by Adam Nebbs

    ... Adam Nebbs Adam Nebbs Flying the flag The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, more commonly known as P&O, began scheduled passenger and mail services between Hong Kong ... Cruises in 1977, the company still calls in at Hong Kong from time to time, though with nothing like the frequency it once did. Later this year, P&O will begin repainting its ships in a rather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1588607/travellers-checks
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Where to find Hong Kong's most impressive waterfalls

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:53pm by Martin Williams

    ... Text and photos: Martin Williams Take advantage of our rainy summer with a visit to these scenic spots Chasing waterfalls With abundant streams tumbling down several of Hong Kong's hills, there's a fine variety of waterfalls in our city. The sadly defunct Waterfalls of Hong Kong website listed more than 50 waterfall sites across the territory. Some are easy to reach, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1562479/where-find-three-hong-kongs-most-impressive-waterfalls
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    City agrees quick immigration deal with Germany

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... with an electronic passport issued by Hong Kong can register to use the EasyPASS automated clearance system by visiting Frankfurt Airport. After registering, they can use electronic channels at Munich, ... automated immigration clearance system at airports, beginning next month. Germans will be able to use the Hong Kong e-Channel system from November, Hong Kong Immigration said in announcing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581294/city-agrees-quick-immigration-deal-germany
  10. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Rock climbers lured to the karsts of Getu village

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by JON BUTTERS

    ... it develop sustainably by shopping at local businesses, keeping to footpaths and not littering. Take maps, first-aid supplies... and a sense of adventure. Head for the hills Getting there Hong Kong Airlines flies daily from Hong Kong to Guiyang in about two hours. From the airport, private cars can be hired to take you directly to Getu in about three hours or a combination of public transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1589278/rock-climbers-lured-karsts-getu-village

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