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  1. Russians have the most tickets waived

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma The number of parking tickets waived for diplomats in Hong Kong rose last year- and the Russians are the chart-toppers. Of the 27 tickets torn up by the Protocol Office last ... country's parking habits. He said the consulate uses nine cars, which means each car gets only two-thirds of a ticket each year. 'We send the relevant notice to the Protocol Office ...

  2. Amusement park welcomes guest relations officer

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft A local theme park wants a gracious host with a welcoming smile. Ocean Park Hong Kong is well loved for its entertaining dolphins and sea lion shows, educational aquarium, giant pandas, rides and games. It attracts thousands of local and overseas visitors every year. The amusement park employs gregarious, outgoing and competent staff to welcome guests ...

  3. Two more giant pandas for Ocean Park

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Klaudia Lee

    ... the number of pandas at Ocean Park, which is already home to An An, 19, and Jia Jia, 28. Jia Jia is one of the oldest pandas in captivity and has exceeded the average lifespan of 24. Beijing has agreed to replace them if either of the pair dies. An An, a male, and Jia Jia, a female, were sent to Hong Kong in 1997 to mark the handover. Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman welcomed the news. ...

  4. Art in the wetland park

    Posted Dec 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui More than 500 primary school students from Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai districts used ceramics to create their idea of a happy community at Hong Kong Wetland Park last Saturday. ... Hong Kong Wetland Park, Hong Kong Arts Centre and Public Art Hong Kong. The ceramic pieces were made from soil gathered from the Wetland Park earlier in November. Last Saturday's event ...

  5. Search for parking spots pays off

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Units that cost investor as little as HK$300,000 are now worth more than double the price When property investor Jan Lai bought 30 parking spaces along with a number of flats ... units if they went with car park spaces,' he said. They've turned out to be quite lucrative on their own. The spaces Mr Lai bought for between HK$300,000 and HK$500,000 now sell ...

  6. Top 10 accolade a boost to Ocean Park

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... amusement parks could increase Ocean Park's popularity with tourists, even before renovations begin, according to its chairman, Allan Zeman. Ocean Park was included in Forbes' list of the world's most popular theme parks this week. Hong Kong Disneyland was not eligible for inclusion on the list, which took into account last year's attendance figures, as it did not open until ...

  7. Housing Authority to reduce charges on car parks

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.30pm: The Housing Authority announced on Thursday it would reduce charges at its car parks from June in a bid to boost occupancy rates. This was part of measures, endorsed by the authority's commercial properties committee on Thursday, to boost the occupancy rate of its 108 car parks with 27,410 parking spaces. From June 1, charges will go down by 8.3 ...

  8. Ocean Park record dispels fears of Disney challenge

    Posted May 29th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Ocean Park passed a new milestone yesterday, surpassing the record annual attendance set on June 30 last year in less than 11 months, and declared that Disneyland, which it had feared would eat into its patronage, had actually increased attendance at the homegrown theme park. Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman said yesterday the new record dispelled any fears about ...

  9. 'Illegal parking' causes black spot

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Illegally parked cars in Po Hing Fong often make it difficult for motorists to turn around in the dead-end street, forcing them to reverse out, according to residents and district councillors. Central and Western councillor Kam Nai-wai said random parking in the area had been a problem for years. He and other district councillors had persuaded the Transport ...

  10. Smoking ban in Victoria Park, but not at some smaller ones

    Posted Dec 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, one of Hong Kong's most popular parks, will go completely smoke-free from January 1, when new curbs on smoking take effect. The revised law allows smoking zones in big parks, but limits them to 1 per cent of a park's area. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department had proposed designating three smoking areas- at open-air ...




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