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  1. Red-light, green light?

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A group of Form Four pupils is proposing that police designate red-light zones away from residential areas. They suggest newly reclaimed land in Kowloon West and Tseung Kwan O as sites. What do you think? ...

  2. Fair exhibitors threaten to pull out

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Mega Showcase stallholders complain of 'no sales, no people and no publicity' Exhibitors yesterday threatened to pull out of the Hong Kong Mega Showcase unless the organiser of the trade fair boosts publicity and improves attendance ...

  3. Tall storeys

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... DAVID DUMIGAN CLAMBERS up an iron ladder on to the windswept roof of Hong Kong's latest monument and pops his head up, almost literally, into the clouds. Billowing, dark tufts drift by overhead, so close you can almost touch them. High-rise blocks st ...

  4. Cab chat

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... thought has been put into it. It's being noticed by the public only because of its sheer size and the Christmas lights. If you dare get close to it during daytime you will see how horrendous it is. It looks like green plastic molded into the shape of an ice-cream cone that is placed upside down. Those who think it is pretty might have only seen it at night. When the Christmas lights ...

  5. Rescue services put through paces in Light Rail 'drama'

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... An emergency response exercise at the new Light Rail viaduct in Tuen Mun yesterday was branded a success by officials after rescue teams helped clear 20 'seriously injured passengers' within 30 minutes. The exercise, which simulated a Light Rail vehicle derailment at a point crossing on the viaduct in Pui To Road, was held to test the responsiveness and co-ordination ...

  6. Symphony of light

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bursts of colour light up the sky above the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during last night's International Musical Fireworks Competition. About 290,000 people packed the waterfront to watch teams from Hong Kong and Italy strive to outdo each other with an impressive display of music and lights. Japan will take on the United States on Sunday in the two-part contest. ...

  7. Red lights may dim in shadow of Langham Place

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Rising retail rents could see the district rejuvenated as development takes shape Mongkok's infamous red-light district- centred on Portland Street- will gradually transform itself into a prime shopping district as a giant commercial complex is completed in the fourth quarter of next year, according to property consultants. '[The red-light district] ...

  8. Magical show lights up lives

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Lighting up the town means exactly what says in Blackpool, the number one seaside holiday resort in the northwest of England. For more than 200 years, Blackpool has worked hard ... itself by switching on an amazing display of lights known all over the world as Blackpool Illuminations. From the end of August until the beginning of November, tourists flock back to Blackpool ...

  9. Schoolgirls tackle sex trade with plan for red-light district

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu A group of schoolgirls has come up with a plan to legalise prostitution which would allow sex workers to operate within designated red-light districts away from residential ... the case for a red-light district after they won an award for a paper on the topic. 'We think this problem is very serious,' said Kay Lam Kit-yin, a 15-year-old member of the group. ...

  10. No-name Christmas lights fail test

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan The consumer watchdog has warned against buying no-name Christmas tree lights after each of the six different types it tested failed safety checks. Consumer Council spokesman Matthew Ng said yesterday that most of the lights were poorly made, not properly insulated and had faulty connections. He said some of the lights overheated as conducting wires in the cords were ...




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