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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

    Singapore's immigration fast lane opens to frequent Hong Kong visitors

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to use the city-state's automated immigration clearance system. And Singaporeans visiting Hong Kong will be offered the same service under a reciprocal arrangement with the Lion City. Singapore is the third country, after South Korea and Germany, to sign a mutual agreement on automated clearance for Hong Kong passport holders aged 11 or older. But the arrangements with the other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594880/singapores-immigration-fast-lane-opens-frequent-hong-kong-visitors
  3. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Star treks: Hong Kong's best night hikes

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Martin Williams

    ... hike last month, crossing the Twin Peaks above Stanley in southern Hong Kong Island. "We set off about 9pm," he says. "It was much more exhilarating than hiking in the daytime. ... "It's a good personal challenge with good camaraderie. You get different views at night. When it's clear, it can be breathtaking, stunning, with views most people in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1594628/night-hikers-share-another-perspective
  4. 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

    ... on the MTR or riding your bike. Until September 8, Numb is also playing host to Go-Sees, a programme that pairs international artists with shops across Macau and Hong Kong. A mechanical sculpture ... 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." ...

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

    'I'm waiting...' Woman launches countdown website to track delays in British passport office

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 08:54pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong applicant launches website to track progress and highlight backlog UK passport renewal, as an internet experiment Lengthy delays to British passport renewals this year have not stopped Hong Kong-born Laura Ma Yanyi from applying- and embarking on a novel experiment that, if it backfires, could leave her unable to travel for quite some time. Ma, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570101/im-waiting-woman-launches-countdown-website-test-delays-british
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    UK passport office chief apologises for 'distress' over delays

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by DANNY LEE

    ... to give a timeline of when the delays would be cleared. All UK overseas passport offices closed in December last year, including in Hong Kong, leaving travel plans for many people in tatters after the service was transferred to the agency's office in Liverpool. People are currently experiencing delays of up to four months before receiving a new passport. Many of Hong Kong's 3.2 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535752/uk-passport-office-chief-apologises-distress-over-delays
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    US passports, visas face delays worldwide as system crashes

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Lana Lam

    ... Americans are believed to be living in Hong Kong and Macau, although the actual figure may be higher as there is no compulsory registration system. Despite attempts by US lawmakers to include Hong ... with delays expected to hit applicants across the world. But it remains unclear what impact the problems will have in Hong Kong. A spokesman for the US consulate in Hong Kong said the technical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558408/us-passports-visas-face-delays-worldwide-system-crashes
  10. 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

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