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  1. Hostel residents under observation for Sars

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Expert says a recurrence is unlikely, but caution is necessary Sixteen residents of a Salvation Army hostel for the mentally disabled were in isolation at Princess Margaret Hospital last ... women, aged between 16 and 60, were all suffering influenza-like symptoms and tests were being made to determine the cause, a department spokesman said. A family member and hostel worker were ...

  2. Guesthouse operators attack hostels proposal

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Hong Kong's guesthouse operators have attacked the government's plan to convert unsold flats under the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) into hostels for mainland tourists. The Guesthouse Association, which represents half of the 400 licensed hostel operators in the city, said its members' average occupancy rates were only 20 per cent to 30 per cent last month. ...

  3. Suspected virus sufferers have deadly flu

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Twenty residents from a hostel for the mentally disabled who were suspected to have caught Sars might be suffering from a strain of flu that killed two Hong Kong people in January. ... from January to May this year. The hostel superintendent, Christina Chu Shuk-yin, has said isolation measures had been in place since Monday. ...

  4. Wheelchair fails to get in way of young man's dancing dreams

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Association of Hong Kong have formed a wheelchair dancing group at the association's Lok Wah Hostel. Mr So, born with cerebral palsy, has difficulties walking steadily and expressing his thoughts ... he says with a smile. Mr So began wheelchair dancing after moving into the hostel in 1996. The group gives performances at community events held by organisations for handicapped people. He ...

  5. Foreign students cramped by funds

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Only 5 per cent of its foreign research postgraduate students have access to hostel places and many others live in shared rooms in cubicle flats, or flats that are divided into small, rented ... association expressed concern in its submission to the Legislative Council education panel this week that funding cuts for universities could delay the construction of postgraduate hostels ...

  6. Flats-to-hotels plan gets the green light

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... A controversial plan to convert more than 700 flats from the subsidised Home Ownership Scheme into tourist hostels will go ahead despite strong opposition from hotel developers. Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen Ming-yeung said authorities would invite proposals from the business sector to convert two blocks of HOS flats in Ngau Chi Wan and Yau Tong ...

  7. All personalities on deck

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... include Edison Chen Koon-hei, Metro Radio's Kam Kwok-leung, Mira Yeh and Kim Robinson. Proceeds from a charity auction will be donated to Unicef and the Po Leung Kuk children's hostel. ...

  8. Lee Pui-fong

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... the cooking. 'Then, in 1982, she bought a flat in Tze Wan Shan, and I applied to come here to this hostel for the elderly, run by the Chinese Rhenish Church in Sha Tau Kok Estate. I have been here ... to the hostel staff. She begins every day at 6am with exercises and is careful about the food she eats. She says since her last birthday, she has felt her strength slipping and her body deteriorating. ...

  9. Guesthouse plan for HOS flats on the back burner

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the subsidised Home Ownership Scheme into tourist hostels amid strong opposition from hotel developers. The delay was revealed after members of the Housing Authority questioned what had happened ... by the end of that week. The department also planned to call for tenders for the project by the end of the year to make the hostels available in time for the next Easter holiday. But a Town Planning ...

  10. Hotel plan floated to put idle casino ships to use

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Kong's capacity to offer affordable rooms to mainland visitors amid soaring hotel occupancy figures. The government has announced a plan to convert empty public housing flats into cheap hostels ... he was outraged by the idea of converting public housing into low-budget hostels. 'There are so many under-utilised casino ships floating in the harbour and it occurred to me ...




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