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  1. Housing Authority to freeze charges for parking spaces

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.24pm: The Housing Authority would freeze the monthly and hourly charges for its some 103,000 parking spaces in the wake of low occupancy rates, a spokesman said on Monday. The authority's Commercial Properties Committee (CPC) held a meeting on Monday to review charges in HA car parks. After the meeting, a HA spokesman said CPC members had considered ...

  2. Easy riders, tricky parking

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... of subversion or espionage? No, they are motorcycle licence plate numbers, inscribed by the police to show which illegally parked vehicles have been carted away. For a fee, their owners can claim them ... across any pedestrian crossing in time. The motorcycles mass at traffic lights, their engines turning over quietly, then lunge forward with a roar when the lights change. But parking them ...

  3. Fair stallholders too scared to report gangsters to police

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Development Network, a non-profit organisation helping low-income groups, polled 128 stallholders at three fairs- Victoria Park, Mongkok and Tsuen Wan- this month. It found 77 stallholders, or 60 per ... adding that he knew two stallholders who had paid $500 and $1,000. The Victoria Park and Mongkok fairs were the main trouble spots, with stallholders admitting 54 and 15 cases respectively, ...

  4. Country parks plus other protected areas

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... is countryside. There are 23 country parks, five of them on Hong Kong Island, and 15 special areas, 11 of them within country parks, covering a total of 41,582 hectares. The country parks receive more ... 240 species of butterfly. Conservationists say that without the parks system, urbanisation would have pushed many of these species out of Hong Kong. Lee Talbot, originator of the country parks ...

  5. Park fun on the card

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Pooh. 'The 3D show was very exciting. The smells and tastes add that fourth dimension. It was fantastic,' Ms Lai said. Having been to the Disney parks on the east and west coast of the United States and in Tokyo, they felt the Hong Kong park was small by comparison. Cheryl Ng, 17, went on the corporate day with friends and was not overwhelmed either. The Space Mountain ride ...

  6. Pet park proposal for West Kowloon

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy An animal welfare agency wants a pet park to be established near the proposed West Kowloon cultural hub, and says it will urge the government to make more parks accessible ... and their owners.' There are an estimated 150,000 cats and 120,000 dogs kept as pets in Hong Kong. The society will stage a signature campaign next month to appeal to the government to open more parks ...

  7. Hiker goes missing in Sai Kung park

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a hike in the Sai Kung Country Park on Sunday as part of a training course organised by the Hong Kong Award for Young People, Ming Pao Daily reported. At 10am on Sunday, Mr Yuen and four female ... in the country park last month when off-duty police officer Ting Li-wah was reported missing after he had gone hiking on September 11. The 45-year-old constable has not been found yet. ...

  8. Parks champion sets new goal

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... and picnicking in the network of nature reserves set up around the outskirts of the city. For a few hours every week at least, they can escape and be close to nature. The parks, where traffic is banned ... in Hong Kong. Forty years ago, Dr Talbot and his wife Martha were invited by the Hong Kong government from the US to write a report on whether there was a need for parks and protected areas ...

  9. Break-ins help Park launch security business

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... with Anna Healy Fenton The Security Systems founder finds that playing the burglar helps her crack both the residential and corporate markets Jessica Park employed a novel method to launch ... in 1972 she was Stewart, prior to switching gender to become Jessica in the late 1990s. British born Ms Park, now owner of Security Systems, started with business partner Terry Cope by selling ...

  10. Victoria Park says konichiwa to all things Japanese

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The football pitches in Victoria Park will be transformed into a showcase for all things Japanese next month in a major celebration of cultural ties. Matsuri Japan 2005 will cover Japanese culture from tourism to food to pop culture. Matsuri is Japanese for festival, and the event is part of the Japan-Hong Kong Year 2005. Three members of the pop group Morning Musume will take ...




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