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  1. There is more to progress than meaningless construction projects

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I would like to support the comments made by Gordon Andreassend concerning the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge ('Future generations will be saddled with consequences of absurd bridge', August 30). It is unfortunate that our government equates progress with the spending of large sums of money on road-building projects that destroy our environment. This bridge ...

  2. HK$71b for Sha Tin line finally gets the nod

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the project was approved in 2008- could still be completed on schedule. The project was delayed for eight months by a legal challenge to environmental impact assessment of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, which put all other environmental impact reports in limbo. 'The lawsuit... caused an eight- month delay but we managed to catch up and can start work in the middle of the year,' ...

  3. Policeman dies in fall while tackling protest on bridge

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... sympathy towards his family.' It was not the first time the former chicken trader had staged such a stunt. Last month he threatened to jump from Ting Kau Bridge. His protest on the footbridge ...

  4. Now for a bridge over troubled waters

    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Peace and calm have been settling over the political waters of Hong Kong after the wave of public fury over the Central reclamation plan - except for yesterday's news of threats ... and a symbol of Hong Kong's identity, any drastic plan to turn its waters into land will be strongly resisted and questioned. Against the background of greater consciousness of environmental ...

  5. On the Bridge of Avignon

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Trio Le Groupe Dance Dik Gam Deu present a modern jazz dance about their recent touring experience in Europe. Today, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$99, HK$80 (members and concessions). Inquiries: 2521 7251 ...

  6. No way in sight to bridge the widening gap

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The widening wealth gap in Hong Kong is an extremely thorny problem because the rich are unwilling to pay more to help the poor, who in turn cannot raise their living standards on their own in such a competitive, knowledge-based economy. The tycoons reap most of the fruits of the booming economy but share little with Hong Kong's diligent workforce, forgetting how much ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - GREAT STRIDES

    Great Strides: Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by TROY DE HAAS

    ... and tunnels don't allow for much rhythm, and there are relatively slow overall times. But running through the harbour tunnel and across the island's many bridges gives a view of Hong Kong ... Troy de Haas healthpost@scmp.com On the home stretch Visitors to Hong Kong are usually familiar with the territory's food, shopping, high-density living and pollution. But few ...

  8. The tunnel vision of pedestrian planning

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... walk around Hong Kong but some are getting narrower or are fast disappearing as elevated walkways replace ground-level pedestrian thoroughfares. The labyrinth of footbridges insulates ... urban planners and others concerned about public space in Hong Kong warn that pavements are on the way out. They say that ground-level road crossings and pavements are disappearing fast- ...

  9. And the way in seems to be missing altogether

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... which sits just behind the development, and she found herself going up and down and back up again from pavement level. Two of the four bridges in the original contest-winning design by Hong Kong architect Rocco Yim Sen-kee were discarded in the final blueprint, triggering criticism from lawmakers who have demanded a third bridge. 'The cost and time needed to build the bridge would ...

  10. Chun Wo venture wins HK$4b contract

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong contractor Chun Wo Development Holdings said yesterday its joint venture, Chun Wo-CRGL-MBEC, was recently awarded a contract valued at about HK$4 billion from ... Bridge Engineering. ...




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