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  1. Blind insistence on reclamation ignores other land options preferred by public

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... supply is deeply flawed, with particular regard to the need for reclamation. Focus groups, public forums and a Legislative Council hearing indicate it is merely an exercise to convince ... the benefits of reclamation. This enthusiasm was not shared by the public, and online and written responses are certainly in the same vein. Residents have major concerns about it and time and again ...

  2. Match services to city's changing face, districts say

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 14. Wong Tai Sin, where many elderly people live in public housing estates, will be replaced by Wan Chai in 2019 as the district with the city's oldest population- with more than 22 per ... educated. 'We should give them more platforms to continue serving the public,' she said, for example by setting up volunteer teams to visit underprivileged families nearby. She said ...

  3. Revamp to improve service and food at museum cafes

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and service at the city's museum cafes and shops and have prompted officials to plan a facelift for the cafes and gift shops. Leisure and Cultural Services Department officials said there had been complaints about poor service and food quality at museum cafes. 'We intend to invite operators to provide restaurant services not only of good quality but also in a style and setting ...

  4. Kowloon has plenty to offer serviced-apartment dwellers

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Carl Sutherland

    ... and especially good reasons for that famously busy person - the serviced-apartment guest. Doris Li, director of sales and marketing Harbour Plaza Hong Kong, said: 'There's more space ... exciting, heady cosmos of Kowloon is eminently inclusive to members of the 'home is a serviced apartment' fraternity, as plastics industry-insider and business owner Wolfgang ...

  5. Hanoi Road project lacks open public space, says green group

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung An environmental group criticised the design of the Hanoi Road redevelopment project yesterday, saying the public open space is either covered or under a footbridge. 'The ... Sense president Roy Tam Hoi-pong said. 'An ideal public open space should be open and without any shelter... Sunlight should be able to reach the area, too.' Still under construction, ...

  6. Planners seek public opinion on TST facelift

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A two-month public consultation on Tsim Sha Tsui was launched yesterday in a government push to make walking a more enjoyable experience in the busy district. 'Pedestrian ... square. But they said it needed to have public support and was a long-term plan. Chief Town Planner Raymond Wong Wai-man said Nathan Road could possibly spare room for pedestrians. 'We expect ...

  7. Temporary lifeguards recruited to beat strike

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com A dozen lifeguards protested at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool yesterday as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department tried to hire temporary lifeguards ... to improve services at beaches and pools. The department expected to hire about 250 hourly-rate lifeguards yesterday to cope with the strike. It was recruiting at the Kowloon Park Swimming Pool ...

  8. Will Tsang heed the public? Watch this space

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At last, a waterfront park at the prime West Kowloon site is about to become a reality. The Architectural Services Department on Wednesday submitted to the Harbour-front Enhancement ... only until construction of the cultural district begins in earnest in April 2007. It is no doubt better to make use of this incomparable site for public good, even if only for two years, than ...

  9. cab chat

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... as franchised bus companies extend their bus service networks. We taxi drivers find it very hard to find space to drop and pick up fares, especially along Nathan Road between Mongkok and Tsim Sha Tsui. More and more bus stops are set up along this road and it is nearly impossible to get to the left lane. I understand the bus companies are trying to make their bus services more convenient ...

  10. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hotlines spring up for China VIPs to buy luxury goods amid anti-graft drive

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... saying I was out of the loop on all the latest tricks. Social media, such as the microblogging service weibo, has become an effective tool to help the public monitor and report their suspicions ... for no extra charge, said a friend who has tried the new and special service dedicated to serving these VIPs. There is a popular saying among the general public on the mainland: whenever ...




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