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  1. Typhoon rains trigger killer floods

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Martin Wong, Simpson Cheung

    ... ashore in western Guangdong, but was struck by a deluge late yesterday afternoon. The Hong Kong Observatory lowered the typhoon signal at 2.40pm after Chanthu touched down north ... drowned. The Observatory said a waterspout occurred off Siu Sai Wan in Eastern district at 4.30pm. A spokesman said it was the 39th waterspout seen within 460 kilometres of Hong Kong waters since ...

  2. Light rail link planned to boost spur line

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... who cannot afford to ride the express. The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link will whisk passengers from West Kowloon to the Futian station in central Shenzhen in just 14 minutes ... officially part of Shenzhen, but has been under Hong Kong management since the course of the river was changed, have yet to be finalised. But it has been designated a low-density zone for education, ...

  3. Lightning storm causes power chaos

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Lightning caused extensive power cuts in Kowloon and the New Territories last night, with firefighters having to rescue people trapped in lifts. A man, 30, was hit by a fallen power cable in Loi Tung Estate in Shataukok and rushed to hospital. ...

  4. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and criminally negligent grave sweepers who, during the Chung Yeung Festival last month, sparked a bushfire. What have the children learned from their years of tree planting? Probably that in Hong Kong ... this reprehensible situation even more dishonourable is that it is easily preventable. Every rural district office, notably those of Sha Tin, Sai Kung, Tai Po, Islands and North District, knows precisely ...

  5. Crops ruined by frost as cold hits elderly

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... in the morning. The feast for 2,000 people was organised by the Sai Kung District Council as a tribute to district residents aged over 75. It was held at an outdoor sports ground in Wai Man Road at about ...

  6. Taskforce targets smuggling syndicates

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... which tried to break through a marine police blockade off Sha Tau Kok. The police officer said marine police had stepped up patrols in Hong Kong waters. The taskforce was established in 1999 ... are said to be involved in the illegal logistics service between Hong Kong and the mainland, using powerful speedboats. In Sai Kung, at least 15 locations are known to be used as loading docks ...

  7. Chill to continue as monsoon settles in

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan People dragged out their coats and scarves yesterday as Hong Kong felt the coldest temperatures since last winter. The mercury dropped to an average minimum of 13.9 degrees Celsius in urban areas in the morning, reaching as low as 9 degrees in border areas. The Hong Kong Observatory said a northeast monsoon, which was moving at a speed of 35kph, had brought cool ...

  8. Hong Kong to be spared the salty tap-water woes of Macau

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Freda Wan

    ... Agnes Lam and Freda Wan in Macau The two cities draw on different sources for their supplies from the mainland Hong Kong would not suffer from the salty tap-water problem affecting Macau ... levels on the Pearl River's tributaries. The salty minerals of sodium and chloride come from seawater that spills back into the river tributaries because of low freshwater levels. Hong ...

  9. Out and about

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Aberdeen is home to a long-established boat-building industry, an ethnic minority and some tantalising seafood eateries, writes Jason Wordie. Nestled into Hong Kong Island's ... and the then-remote Hong Kong Island took place in the early 1740s near Shek Pai Wan ('Stone Reef Bay'), as the area is known in Cantonese, when 'to a great banyan tree on a small island ...

  10. Hong Kong works up quite a thirst as it swelters through the hottest day of the year

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Temperatures touched 37 degrees Celsius in parts of Hong Kong yesterday, the hottest day of the year and hottest on record in Tuen Mun. Two people suffered heatstroke. ... Taiwan, blowing hot air to Hong Kong. That, coupled with clear skies, pushed the temperature to 34.2 degrees at the Observatory in Tsim Sha Tsui- the sixth-hottest June day recorded there. In Tuen ...




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