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  1. Youth hostels offer better facilities for guests

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Meanwhile, in the other SAR... Renovation work on Macau's second government-owned youth hostel will begin later this month to provide better facilities for guests. The Hac Sa Youth Hostel will be closed from December 31 for five months as it undergoes a major facelift. Earlier this year, the 24-bed Cheoc Van Youth Hostel was closed for renovations and reopened in July. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620080/youth-hostels-offer-better-facilities-guests
  2. Education hub hostels could cost HK$1.4b

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government might have to spend up to HK$1.43 billion to provide more hostel accommodation for non-local university students as part of a strategy to ease bottlenecks ... hostel places will be needed after the Executive Council agreed two weeks ago to double the non-local university intake, which includes mainland students, from 10 to 20 per cent. Quotas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613609/education-hub-hostels-could-cost-hk14b
  3. Still at your service after all these years

    Posted Jan 07th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... of the longest-serving staff members. In the 1970s, half the hostel's customers were backpackers and the rest were budget travellers. The hostel provided single-bed rooms with shared bathrooms. There were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577776/still-your-service-after-all-these-years
  4. Mystery donor pays for hostel

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch A donor who wishes to remain anonymous has given HK$150 million to Chinese University to establish a residential college to accommodate up to 1,200 students. The building will be named after Lee Woo-sing, the founder of the Sun Loong Group, afte ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612241/mystery-donor-pays-hostel
  5. 17 die in hostel blaze

    Posted Feb 05th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li At least 17 people, mostly migrant workers, were killed early yesterday when a fire swept through a two-storey building in Taizhou, Zhejiang province. The fire, which broke out at 2.47am and raged for more than an hour before being brought unde ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580875/17-die-hostel-blaze
  6. Cash crunch sees 'The Y' move upmarket

    Posted Jan 07th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee YMCA to relaunch two hostels as international hotels to maintain funding for social programmes If you think the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong provides budget accommodation for travellers of modest means, think again- its two hostels, in Yau Ma Tei and Wan Chai, are to become four-star hotels. The group says going upmarket, which will mean room prices rising by up to 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577773/cash-crunch-sees-y-move-upmarket
  7. film focus

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... box office than a trailer ever could. There's entertainment of an altogether grislier nature over on HBO Signature with the premiere of Hostel (Friday at 10pm). This gruesome shocker sees three backpackers (including Jay Hernandez, above) going in search of a Slovakian hostel rumoured to house the most beautiful and promiscuous women in Europe. When they arrive, however, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597128/film-focus
  8. In Brief

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Missing man found A mentally-retarded man was found in good health in Kwai Chung after being missing for two days. Lai Shu-shing, 59, had failed to return to his hostel in Heng On Estate, Ma On Shan, on Friday afternoon. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591810/brief
  9. Long wait for mentally disabled

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... show the government is now providing 2,889 beds in hostels for severely mentally handicapped people, and 765 beds in care and attention homes for the severely disabled. But the Association of Parents of the Severely Mentally Handicapped said the waiting time for the hostels had increased steadily to 10 years in December last year from seven years in March 2002. As of December, 1,844 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595179/long-wait-mentally-disabled
  10. Lightning reaction

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shaolin monks from Songshan, Henan province, perform during yesterday's official opening of the Hong Kong Shaolin Wushu Culture Centre in Tai O, Lantau, after the completion of renovation work. The centre, which first opened its doors to the public in July last year, offers traditional martial arts training, and courses in Zen and healing. It has a hostel that can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606920/lightning-reaction

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