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  1. News - Hong Kong - JOURNEYS

    1950s Star Ferry baby Christina North relives Victoria Harbour crossing

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Woman delivered on one of the iconic vessels is back in city for first time since leaving aged 3 Star Ferry baby relives harbour crossing Christina North is proud ... Kong at the time. On the day of North's birth in 1956, her mother was on the way to the British Military Hospital in Kowloon when she went into labour on the ferry. North left Hong Kong ...

  2. New World retains North Point ferry routes

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng New World First Ferry Services will continue to provide inner harbour ferry services after being awarded the tender for the routes between North Point and Hung Hom and between North Point and Kowloon City from April 1. Fares will remain unchanged, at HK$4.50 for adults, with a monthly pass costing HK$185. The routes, which usually do not attract many passengers, run ...

  3. More open space at North Point estate, but opera centre ruled out

    Posted Jan 04th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Ng Kang-chung The redeveloped North Point Estate will have more open space on the harbourfront, creating a new stop for tourists, according to revised proposals for the site ... shortfall of open space in North Point. The open space will include a piazza next to the ferry pier, a 20-metre-wide promenade, and green areas serving local residents. They will be designed ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Rubber Duckie, we're awfully fond of you

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Rubber Duckie, we're awfully fond of you "Rubber Duckie, you're the one. You make bath time lots of fun, Rubber Duckie, I'm awfully fond of you. Woh woh woh bee doh!" While we fret about the deadly bird flu from up north, this giant ducky floating in our harbour has brought much-needed lighthearted relief. Our pressure cooker ...

  5. Business - Economy - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Hong Kong turns on fund pipeline in push for bigger basics

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... in 2008. MTR Corporation is looking at three rail projects with an estimated budget totalling HK$28 billion, namely the North Island Line and the Kai Tak Environmentally Friendly Linkage System ... billion Express Rail Link, a high-speed railway linking Hong Kong to Shenzhen. The Northern Link and North Island Line projects are still under review, and a second stage of public consultation ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New harbour authority must reflect public interest

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... of Hong Kong island around Quarry Bay and North Point are likely to be the first areas to be revamped by the new authority to enhance public access and enjoyment. This is good news. The government ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour water to improve after sewage works upgrade

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... A tunnel will connect it to the existing works to allow the diversion of the waste. A new conveyance system will take the waste from eight preliminary treatment works on the north and south of Hong ...

  8. Sailors' haunt aims to go up in world

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com An organisation that has been welcoming the world's navies to Hong Kong for decades is hoping to offer them better hospitality in future by expanding their centre at Wan Chai's Fenwick Pier. The Servicemen's Gui ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, January 25, 2013

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... decades ago. Over that period, new towns have been developed in places such as Tin Shui Wai and North District. At the same time, parts of Victoria Harbour have been reclaimed. Our coastlines ...

  10. Out and about

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... economic opportunities beckoned in the 1850s. Through the Basel Mission, hundreds of Hakka Christian converts emigrated to British North Borneo (now Sabah, part of East Malaysia) from the late ... is imported- often from as far away as East Africa, the Maldives and Fiji. Next to the museum, Shau Kei Wan's wholesale fish market- like its counterpart at Aberdeen- is worth a visit. Noisy, ...




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