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  1. Message to airport: come back to earth

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp HKIA [Hong Kong International Airport] is not merely a piece of transport infrastructure that serves the local travelling public. It is an international aviation hub ... was that the airport creates 65,000 jobs, contributes 4.6 per cent of Hong Kong's gross domestic product and supports service industries that together constitute 57 per cent of Hong Kong's GDP. ...

  2. The curse of airport insecurity

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... 'Out of our hands. Security. We have to meet international standards. They are working at full capacity.' My parting shot was: 'This is international substandard. Hong Kong does not do it this stupid way. Hong Kong is the most secure and efficient airport in the world, and they do not go through this silly liquid pantomime.' Then I got on the aircraft, which was 70 ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... complaint about security screening at Hong Kong's airport ('Rules are rules, but can't airport staff use a little common sense?' April 3). On March 21, the airport implemented ... Overseas horses' weight was set at 126lbs; Hong Kong horses carried 121lbs. Overseas horses always won at the Hong Kong international races in Sha Tin. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, ...

  4. Hong Kong cabbies cause chaos

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter In Hong Kong on Wednesday night, there was chaos at the airport when taxi drivers blockaded the road. The wild-cat strike was sparked by a security guard sending a customer ... 10pm. Their action held up passengers returning home from the airport, some of whom had just managed to get out of the chaos in Bangkok. Twenty-four people were arrested and police had to resort ...

  5. Travellers' checks

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandakan revisited The town of Sandakan (above), in Sabah, Malaysia, was established as the capital of British North Borneo by Hong Kong business interests in the late 1870s and eventually became home to so many Cantonese residents that it was, for quite some time, known as Little Hong Kong. Thanks to its logging industry, it was, in the early 20th century, also said to have ...

  6. Hong Kong not yet a world city, think tank says

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com Hong Kong may fancy itself as Asia's world city, but a local think tank says it has yet to reach the status of New York and London- and risks falling behind ... yesterday charting Hong Kong's path to becoming one of the world's three bona fide financial hubs. 'The gravity of the global economy is shifting from the West to the East. ...

  7. HK to give China first taste of 'international'

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... game on June 24 will be the first time the mainland women's team, formed this year, will figure in an 'international'. The fixture will also be used by both China and Hong Kong ... of us.' Hong Kong's first international outing was a three-game tour to Pakistan last September. Hong Kong lost all their matches. While most of that squad remain, there are four new faces ...

  8. Travel drama for Japanese runners

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com A 12-hour travel delay has played havoc with the Japanese-trained trio of horses aimed at tomorrow week's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races. What was scheduled to be a routine four-hour expedition turned into an ordeal for the international raiders as they were left stranded on the runway at Osaka Airport. Curren Chan, Pas De ...

  9. Events

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today: Australian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Next generation HR in Asia'. Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Mongolia, the new frontier'. United Centre. Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce event: 'Hong Kong International Airport master plan 2030 and its implications for business'. HKCEC. Qinghai: CBI China hosts 3rd Annual China ...

  10. Death of boy after flight investigated

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Health officials in Kuala Lumpur are investigating the death of a six-year-old Hong Kong boy who died within six hours of being taken ill on a Cathay Pacific flight. The boy was returning to Hong Kong from the Malaysian resort of Penang on Flight CX270 on Saturday after spending the Lunar New Year holiday with his parents and six relatives. Shortly after the flight took off ...




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