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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Renovated Mount Davis hostel offers stunning views for just HK$130 a night

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Renovated hostel on Mount Davis, which costs from just HK$130 a night, is attracting more mainland guests to marvel at its stunning location BUDGET ROOMS ... hostels has undergone a HK$9.54 million renovation in a bid to attract more local and mainland visitors and promote wider acceptance of hostelling culture. A stay at the Jockey Club Mt Davis Youth ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Students in limbo over HKU hostel in Kennedy Town

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Students still in limbo over HKU hostel University of Hong Kong students forced to stay off campus after excessive formaldehyde levels were found in new ... they could move into the new hostel, two of four blocks in Lung Wah Street. That's despite HKU saying last Wednesday that the cancer-causing air pollutants would be dispersed in a week. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HKU faces dorm room shortage as hostel delayed

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong,Dennis Chong and Kristie Wong Just weeks before start of new academic year, university makes urgent appeal for staff to share their homes after delay in completion of hostel HKU ... in completion of the university's new hostel. The call, which went out this week, has prompted questions from staff and students about its likely effectiveness and why it was made only weeks before ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Officials must explain plan to turn schools into hostels

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Urgent need for clarity on plan to replace schools with hostels I am a parent of two daughters who study at the International Montessori School in Tin Hau and wish to echo the concerns ... the government's youth hostel policy was discussed on TVB Pearl's Money magazine show on September 16 in a report titled "Flats for youth". It was reported that several NGOs were considering ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Students barred from new HKU hostel over air quality fears

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... quality fears shut hostel The University of Hong Kong may have underestimated the scale of the indoor air quality problem in its much-delayed new hostel and could face soaring bills to accommodate ... into the Kennedy Town hostel too soon. "If students are to move in within a week, the levels will increase again in an air-conditioned environment," Professor Yau Yiu-hung of the Open University ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hostel delay sees HKU foreign students looking for a home

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com HKU forced to subsidise off-campus lodging for 300 after delay in finishing halls of residence Wanted: homes for foreign students The University of Hong Kong will have to subsidise more than 300 foreign students' off-campus lodgings until its new halls of residence are finished. HKU is looking for short-term hostel accommodation in Chai Wan, Sai ...

  7. Leaders of tomorrow

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Leadership skills are highly valued as the world becomes more complex and challenging. Developing these skills at an early age can lead to greater opportunities for young people in their studies, community service involvement or future careers. The YMCA o ...

  8. 3 hostels serving mainland mums may face charges

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Three hostels may be prosecuted for running illegal one-stop shops for pregnant mainland women who want to give birth in Hong Kong, the home affairs secretary says. It is part of a co-ordinated effort by government departments to tackle the influx of mainlanders coming to the city to give birth. The 'maternity service hostels ...

  9. Lawmaker owns site of illegal hostel

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com A legislator who has demanded tighter checks on illegal guest houses had a shock when he learned that an unlicensed hostel was operating in a flat he owned. ... on the popular website Hostel World as a guest house called 'Pandora after 80s'. Tse and Peck insisted they knew nothing about the flat in Causeway Bay being turned into a hostel and produced ...

  10. HK children are not spoilt brats, says YMCA

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Young Hongkongers have an unfair reputation for being spoiled and unable to take care of themselves, according to a survey that found only a small minority fit the stereotype. More than 90 per cent of children said they were capable ...




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