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  1. Youth hostel plan starts

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau The government will help NGOs to provide hostels for single youths, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said in his policy address. The idea aims to help working-age young people to move away from home as they set out on their own. In his address, Tsang said the government welcomed proposals by NGOs about building youth hostels on land allocated ...

  2. Hostels' reduced opening linked to minimum wage

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The Youth Hostels Association has begun closing four of its seven hostels for three days every week, and says the introduction of the minimum wage is partly to blame. It also cites a lack of resources and low visitor numbers for the decision to shut the hostels at Pak Sha O, Chek Keng, Ngong Ping and Tai Mo Shan every Tuesday, Wednesday ...

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    Schools or homes, city planners must strike a balance

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for students who currently have to go to the mainland for an internship, plus a 1,700-student hostel and a general education centre. It would also be open to internships by Chinese medicine students ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Student hostel sign set alight

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung A sign in a student hostel of Shaw College at Chinese University was set on fire yesterday morning. No one was injured but the Fire Services Department said the incident at Kuo Mou Hall was suspicious. Some students at the hostel recently demanded that the university allow students of both sexes to stay in the same room overnight, but a university spokeswoman ...

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    Prevention is best cure for city's hidden crisis on homelessness

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... this requires ensuring there are enough places for them in temporary shelters and hostels. First, though, there has to be as accurate as possible an accounting of how many people are in need. Hong ...

  7. Hostels await pupils from the mainland

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Elise Choi Ho-Yee

    ... YP intern Elise Choi Ho-yee Many Hong Kong schools are building hostels for potential mainland students. It is a means to boost their finances and combat falling enrolments, the South ... QualiEd College in Tseung Kwan O will double its hostel places to 24. Principal Cheung Chi-man said he hopes that the admission of mainland pupils will stop secondary school closures in Hong Kong. ...

  8. Hostel approved for historic terrace

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The University of Hong Kong's plan to set up a student hostel on a historic terrace in Kennedy Town has won the blessing of development advisers. The proposal to convert ... and build a new hostel. But this was opposed by the Antiquities Advisory Board, which said the construction work could harm the structures of the historic buildings next door. A new building would ...

  9. Nearly empty hostels await mainland pupils

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The seven-storey hostel at Diocesan Boys' School has a big swimming pool on the ground floor, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass panes. The HK$120 million, Wi-fi-equipped ... in Stanley, where a HK$60 million, four-storey hostel with 150 places will be completed next year. Direct Subsidy Scheme schools- private schools that receive partial funding from the government ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Hostal Dos Reis Catolicos, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:30pm by Keith Mundy

    ... Keith Mundy Keith Mundy Hostal Dos Reis Catolicos, Santiago de Compostela I want a hotel, not a hostel! It is a hotel, now, a massive one, but it was a hostel and then a hospital ... to today, pilgrims have followed the St James' Way, from central France and across northern Spain to this historic city in the far northwestern province of Galicia. So this hostel was for them? ...




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