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  1. Most Hongkongers want small-house policy scrapped as soon as possible

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... agreements continue unabated. In 2002, the then housing, planning and lands secretary, Michael Suen Ming-yeung, promised a Legco committee he would complete a review of the policy after another ... every year, a decreasing number (down to 800) are executed, as it is harder for villagers to assemble land for a small house. The easy deals have been done. Roughly 37,000 houses have been built ...

  2. Win tickets to discover fresh-faced trio of talent at the MO Bar

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Up-and-coming crooners and songstresses will take the stage at MO Bar in The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Central on February 18 as part of its 'MO Bar discovers' campaign. The inaugural event- an intimate 90-minute concert- will feature three artists: Hongkonger Shiga Lin, Britain's Joe Brooks and Halie Loren from the US. 'I'm ...

  3. Hongkong Jet set on a hiring high

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Hongkong Jet's ambitious plan is to be a regional leader in business aviation- and be the best the industry can offer. Set up in 2009, the young business jet airline has been expanding fast with the backing of its major shareholder, the Hainan Island-based HNA Group, a Fortune 500 company with a large stake in tourism-related industries. Hongkong Jet ...

  4. Distorted growth the driving force behind Hongkongers' ire

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan Although the debate about the impact of mainlanders on Hong Kong seems to have calmed down, the basic causes remain. Indeed, a government plan to allow mainland drivers to bring cars into Hong Kong has perhaps made these issues clearer. The c ...

  5. Marine diversity can be saved by raising awareness of Hongkongers

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... shore, beneath the emerald surface, coexist magnificent hard and soft corals, sponges, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and a colour-burst of tropical fish. Hongkongers who don't have time ...

  6. Hongkonger off to the Himalayas for some dancing lessons from God

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney American novelist Kurt Vonnegut says unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God. That could be Hong Kong mountaineer Dominic Brieger's mantra. There's much easier ways of seeing the world but mountaineering can also be a ...

  7. Expatriate tenants are now targeted as owners

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Hongkong Land, the biggest landlord in Central, is the latest to target this group for its 21 houses at Stanley Court. The developer is to offer its resort-style garden-house development, nestled ... said Cherrie Lai, senior manager of Hongkong Land's residential property division. Ms Lai said that expatriates had been taking more of an interest in buying homes in Hong Kong over ...

  8. Land of wood and water

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beth Cooper Jamaica is a colourful island nation of 2.8 million people in the Caribbean Sea, east of Mexico. The people living there, when it was discovered, called it 'the land of wood and water' and 'the land of springs'. It is the home of reggae, ska, mento and rocksteady music. The island's history When Christopher Columbus, the European explorer ...

  9. Iberians in the 'land at the edge'

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to wonderful Warsaw, along came another penalty shoot-out to trash the travel plans. Once more to Donetsk it is, then- swept back into the land of Cossacks by wayward Iberian gusts ... the amateur historian to look up from the team sheets. You would not deduce given the unifying navy and yellow Ukraine decorations that hang everywhere that this 'land at the edge' ...

  10. Configuring land of the future

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to an emergency. 'When necessary, our surveyors carry out investigations during natural disasters arising from major landslides and flooding,' Li adds. 'Land is one of Hong Kong's most ... qualification for entering the survey officer for engineering grade is possession of a higher diploma in geomatics, or a diploma or higher certificate in land surveying and cartography from a Hong Kong ...




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