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  1. Bar wins landmark noise case

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... after a court ruling yesterday overturned a controversial noise ban on a popular Tsim Sha Tsui bar. At the centre of the test case was Chasers, the Knutsford Terrace bar, which was slapped with a noise ban in April 2002 following complaints from residents about noise levels. Subsequent court challenges to overturn the ban failed. But Madam Justice Maria Yuen ka-ning, sitting in the Court ...

  2. Residents decry permits that allow building noise

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zuleika Sedgley When is a noise not a noise? When it's not covered by the law. At least, that's the contention of some residents in Mid-Levels, who say the government's definition of construction noise has left them having to put up with the clatter of building work from 7am to midnight seven days a week. Companies building in Seymour Road have obtained ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 26, 2013

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am

    ... be permanent. The location is also unsuitable because the volume of traffic using these flyovers will produce serious noise pollution problems for the people living in the containers. The flyovers ... Surely no decent human being could condone dousing a dog in inflammable liquid and burning him alive. There are avenues to pursue noise pollution like incessantly barking dogs- police can ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hear Hong Kong's cry for relief from noise pollution

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by MICHELLE WONG

    ... Wai-sze was another. Both cases posed the same problem to residents- noise pollution. Noise is all around us in Hong Kong. Over 6,000 such complaints were made last year, second only to the more ... population felt "highly annoyed" by renovation noise and traffic noise respectively, the latter being the primary cause of sleep disturbance. Noise pollution, whether from construction ...

  5. Noise control law to cover more areas

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government yesterday gazetted a change to the Noise Control Ordinance extending construction noise limits to more areas of the city. It said 280,000 residents would benefit. The ordinance requires a permit to be obtained if construction work with powered mechanical equipment is to take place between 7pm and 7am or on holidays. The change comes into force ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong authorities' deafening silence on noise pollution

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... pollution When it comes to noise, Hong Kong could give bedlam a run for its money. From ear-pounding pile-driver punishment and the impatient hum of snarled-up traffic to barking dogs and excitable late-night neighbours, the cheek-by-jowl city we call home just loves to make a racket. And while air pollution rightly grabs headlines, the problems caused by noise pollution often fall on deaf ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's noise pollution needs taking seriously

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Something to shout about Noise pollution in Hong Kong needs no research to show how serious the problem is. The pounding din of jackhammers, blaring of horns by agitated ... the detailed figures. But overall, there were 15,692 complaints in the central districts last year. It shows that noise pollution is a serious problem. A browse through the Environmental Protection ...

  8. A rubbery solution to road noise complaints

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong New surface material helps reduce decibels A new material could be the solution to the problem of Hong Kong's traffic noise- created by adding rubber to the asphalt and gravel used to resurface roads. Rubber helps to absorb noise and the government is considering using this material- already used in the United States- to benefit residents who live alongside ...

  9. Disconnected

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last month, a passenger took the Kowloon Motor Bus Company to the Small Claims Tribunal over a $22.50 bus fare refund. He had aborted three bus journeys because the television noise was as loud as that in a discotheque. He sought a refund from the bus company, but to no avail. The passenger has complained to various authorities for three years, but bus television noise continues ...

  10. Noise levels should be published, officials say

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Property developers should publish buildings' ambient noise levels in promotional brochures for homebuyers, environmental officials have proposed. The Environment Protection Department said yesterday 1.1 million people in the city are estimated to live in a noisy environment, with the average noise level exceeding 70 decibels every hour. The department's website ...




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