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  1. Parents of disabled call for more hostel care in face of 12-year wait

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Parents of children with physical and mental disabilities have urged the government to increase hostel facilities, saying they were being driven to desperation by a wait for places that could be as long as 12 years. 'There are times that I feel so desperate that I want to die with my son to end the misery. I don't know how long I have to wait for a hostel ...

  2. Philanthropist promises family cash help for cleaner's funeral

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, offering his condolences to the family of Mabel Lim Tjhung Bwee, 42, a cleaner at Hang Ngai Manufacturing and Hostel, said yesterday that a donor, who had ... HK$130,000 in compensation for Lim's death. Lim was killed on Tuesday when the hostel's iron entrance gate, weighing at least 90kg, fell as she was trying to open it and struck her head. ...

  3. The Career Break Book

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Diana McPartlin The Career Break Book by Joe Bindloss et al Lonely Planet $172 Backpacker Revisited. If it's been a while since someone stole your milk from the hostel kitchen, ... But if you want a return to the glory days of stumbling over backpacks in the hostel dorm at night and waking to the sounds of their zippers straining to contain mass-produced village handicraft, ...

  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. No place like roam

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of them were fun and fascinating, but others were not. The bedbugs at the hostel in Amsterdam, for instance. One day I found myself crouching in the middle of the street in Fiesole, Italy, next ... them: having a gun pointed at me by an Albanian border guard; the youth hostel in Nice that had no locks; perverts accosting me in the gift shop at the Centre Georges Pompidou and on the Paris ...

  6. Early morning burglar not so pretty in pink

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... he was wearing a pink, knee-length dress with a black trim under his shorts and T-shirt. Yu, who lives in a hostel on the ground floor of Sui Keung House, owned up to two more burglaries. ...

  7. This week's question: What was your best Christmas present?

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was younger, I lived in a hostel with my sister. My dad let us go to South India with my hostel mates. I will never forget that trip. Thinking about it makes me miss the old days. I wish he could give ...

  8. Police continue search for man who raped British backpackers

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... tattoo on his chest. The two British women, aged 21 and 23, were attacked at 9pm on June 13 as they were returning to the Sze Lok Yuen youth hostel after getting off a bus on Route Twisk near ... gate of the hostel. One of the women produced a Swiss Army knife in an attempt to deter the man, but he grabbed it and threatened the pair with it. He then raped the women. Anyone ...

  9. Dear C.Y., setbacks can be a blessing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... That's immortality for you. You scored many brownie points by dispensing sweeteners for all- allowances for the old, hostels for the young and housing units for those in-between. Still, you ...

  10. Politics the punchline at film awards

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... basement beneath a hostel, which was 'showing again' on television last month. It was, of course, a reference to the scandal over the illegal basement at a home owned by the wife ...




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