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  1. Classy cover for King of Kowloon

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun It seems the self-proclaimed King of Kowloon is finally getting his dues. No, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen hasn't given sovereignty of the peninsula to the 84-year-old ... utilities, post boxes and pavements, claiming to be the rightful heir of the Kowloon peninsula. Early this year, a piece of his calligraphy was auctioned for more than $8,000. ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police appeal over fatal accident Police are appealing for information on an accident in which a motorcyclist died after hitting a road barrier in Tai Au Mun Road, near Po Toi O, Sai Kung, at about 10pm on November 6. Anyone with information can contact p ...

  3. Elderly Japanese tourist dies in Kowloon

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo An 82-year-old Japanese tourist found unconscious in his room at the Peninsula Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui died on the way to hospital. The man, surnamed Hara, was found by his wife, 60, unconscious in the bathroom after 5.30am. She alerted hotel staff who called police. The man was declared dead before arrival at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. A police spokesman said ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wife found hanged after row A woman, 40, was declared dead in hospital after being found hanged in her home. She was found by her husband in the toilet of their Royal Peninsula flat in Hung Hom South Road at about 8am, and declared dead in hospital at 8.46am. Police said the couple had argued the night before. ...

  5. Jumping for joy- and records- in Macau

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The father of bungee jumping, A.J. Hackett, broke a world record yesterday by leaping off the Macau Tower and plunging 199 metres. Hackett, a 48-year-old New Zealander, dived from a point 233 metres above the ground to break his own Guinness wor ...

  6. Actress Carina Lau an entrepreneurial queen in helping to launch stores... and her nightclub

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Veneta, Goyard and The Peninsula hotel. Lau is both investor and board member of the club. For the grand opening of Muse on the Bund, a bevy of celebrities flew in from Hong Kong to support ...

  7. Shooting star in HK

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Legendary American photographer Annie Leibovitz is in town for a shoot at the Peninsula hotel, CitySeen hears. A spokeswoman for the hotel confirmed that the photographer was in town to do a job for the hotel, but would not reveal details. The New-York-based Leibovitz is perhaps best known for a picture she took of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in bed. In the photo, ...

  8. Star of the show

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun Jewel merchants Forevermark and Chow Tai Fook jointly hosted a reception at The Peninsula hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui to unveil a stunning 27.16-carat diamond. Named Glory Star and with an estimated value of HK$60 million, the D-colour, pear-shaped stone is inscribed with an identification number of special significance to the Beijing Olympics: 20080808. ...

  9. Right of way

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka A minibus is forced off the road at the start of yesterday's Thaiquain Cup in Pak Tam Chung as 600 runners vie for honours in the first local road race after the summer break. Mark Williams, a teacher, shrugged off the lingering effect ...

  10. Road knight

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Every now and again you come across a story that restores your faith in human nature. In a city sometimes known for its coldness towards strangers, one expat has managed to set an example. Last Saturday, the Peninsula's executive chef, Florian Trento (a Swiss national), was driving down Waterloo Road when he saw a young lady, aged 22, having a row with her boyfriend ...




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