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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists at risk in thousands of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao and Amy Nip

    ... houses scattered across the city operate without a licence, a study has found. The study comes after a fire in a North Point building filled with guest houses left 25 injured in December. ... that governs guest houses. "We estimate that there are at least 2,000 unlicensed guest houses in operation and this equates to about 20,000 rooms," research assistant Kimberly Fung Wan-yin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577144/illegal-guest-houses-put-tourists-risk-and-deprive-low-income
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    US haunted house brings Halloween horror to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com Las Vegas-based organiser hopes to attract 50 per cent more visitors than it does in the States US haunted house brings Halloween horror to HK Fright Dome Las ... and gore-clad professional actors and six haunted houses. Egan- who claims to have invested millions of dollars in the Hong Kong event, exceeding the budget of the Las Vegas one- hopes that attendance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577876/us-haunted-house-brings-halloween-horror-hong-kong
  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    25+ Restaurants: International Curry House

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by JANICE LEUNG HAYES

    ... are too high, and people won't pay more for their food," says So Man-ying, owner-manager of the 31-year-old International Curry House. So started the restaurant with a few partners ... ceremony where I had to bow and offer incense, it wasn't a casual apprenticeship. Only after that would he teach me his recipes," says So.   International Curry House, 26-30 Tai Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1577624/25-restaurants-international-curry-house
  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Antonioni's La Notte focuses more on characters than urban alienation

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... Wicki), their dreary hour at a dinner club strip-tease, and their respective flirtations with adultery at a giant house party— their emotional detachment seems complete. Uncharacteristically ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1577569/art-house-antonionis-la-notte-focuses-more-characters-urban
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDIA

    House News closed last month, but other independent sites still exist

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:17pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Raising their sites The abrupt closure of House News on July 26 sent a chill through the media community, highlighting the difficulties of operating ... and analysis, modelling itself on US sites such as Business Insider. The demise of House News spurred Simon Lee Chao-fu to bring forward the launch of Citizens' Media, says the founder, who also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1576116/house-news-closed-last-month-other-independent-sites-still
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    House rules in sale of land to official

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... that the land Lam bought had already been the subject of two previous approvals. One, in 1995, was for a small house. The other was for three small houses. This planning approval lapsed in August last ... was no guarantee that the redevelopment proposal in respect of the lots would ultimately be approved by his office". Approval was conditional on ascertaining that the lots had "house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573096/house-rules-sale-land-official
  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: Festival Moon highlights inequality in Hong Kong, past and present

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:11am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... has changed in the past six decades. The Chens are educated members of the middle class, yet their housing conditions are appalling. The chasm between the "haves" ... still packs a potent punch.   Festival Moon, August 17, 7pm, HK Film Archive, October 26, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque, November 9, 4pm, Cine-Art House. Part of the 100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1572721/art-house-festival-moon-highlights-inequality-hong-kong-past-and
  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Growth in London house prices forecast to slow to 3pc

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Growth in London house prices to slow to 3pc Growth in London house prices will slow to about 3 per cent next year as the prospect of higher borrowing costs forces ... the surge in British house prices in the past year, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said last month. Surging values in the capital prompted the Bank of England to limit riskier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1572222/growth-london-house-prices-forecast-slow-3pc
  9. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Why divorce and remarriage rates matter for housing demand in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:02am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong HK's high rate of marriage break-up leaves forecasters of housing demand stumbling in the dark, especially with reliance on a flawed 'sharing' ratio Divorced from realty The prices of small housing units are showing signs of moving up again, suggesting that underlying demand is still strong. Home prices in Hong Kong have escalated since the 1980s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1572403/why-divorce-and-remarriage-rates-matter-housing-demand-hong-kong
  10. News - China - forced demolition

    Henan couple dragged 'half-naked to cemetery' as house is forcibly demolished

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:26pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Local authorities make rare admission that forced razing was carried out on couple's house A couple's four-storey house was forcibly demolished, ... said. In a rare admission, Xinzheng authorities confirmed media reports that a house was forcibly torn down in the early hours of last Friday. They are investigating the case and are negotiating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572211/henan-couple-dragged-half-naked-cemetery-house-forcibly-demolished

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