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  1. Drumming up a fashionable storm

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

    ... Robin Kwong As we all know, Hong Kong is a city where culture and commercialism are often inextricably linked. Top sports, theatre and music events often come with big-label sponsors behind them. The West Kowloon saga highlighted some of the dangers of this practice, but one good side of it all is that we can sometimes get our dose of culture in the most unlikely of places. ...

  2. Park structures torn down

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau Lands officers entered a rural leader's recreational park in Yuen Long on Tuesday and removed illegal structures, a day after being confronted by angry villagers there. Tai Tong Lychee Valley's 12,000 square metres encroach on Tai Lam Country Park. It has illegally occupied 5,000 sq m of government land for 18 years, the Audit Commission reported last month. ...

  3. Demolition crew back at park

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Lands officers yesterday successfully entered a rural leader's recreational park in Yuen Long and tore down most of the remaining illegal structures ... occupation of government land, upheld the administration's 'credibility in governance'. Workers entered the park and zoo of influential Heung Yee Kuk member Leung Fuk-yuen under ...

  4. Parties take to the park for fair play

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com A new battlefield for the chief executive election is taking shape- as political parties look to the traditional Lunar New Year fair in Victoria Park ... in Sha Tin and Wong Tai Sin. A DAB spokesman said neither had confirmed their attendance. The party does not plan to set up shop in Victoria Park. However, the Civic Party wants no part ...

  5. Reject kuk's call for country park enclaves compensation

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The war cry by the Heung Yee Kuk for more compensation for conservation of country park enclaves must be shot down at once. The zonal compensation for resumption of agricultural land is sufficient and there is no need to compensate potential development value. Once we do that, where does it stop? The administration's failure to cover the New Territories with restrictive zoning ...

  6. Ankrom looks past Incheon

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

    ... Robin Kwong Head coach Kevin Ankrom yesterday made it clear that he valued development for the future over any immediate accomplishments as expectations ran high for a medal breakthrough for Hong Kong at this year's Asian Championships. Ankrom and 12 of Hong Kong's top athletes will depart today for Incheon, South Korea, to begin final preparations for the four-day ...

  7. Fried in the Victoria Park heat

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... between police and protesters that erupted after thousands were stuck under the baking sun in Victoria Park after the march started at 3.30pm confirmed their fears. The mood of the crowd ... who broke through police barricades in Causeway Road at 5pm as the last protesters left the park. 'People are fainting in the heat. Can't you see or don't you care? Open another ...

  8. 'Starving' 92-year-old man found after getting lost near country park

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 92-year-old man was found on a hillside in Fanling yesterday, after getting lost near Lam Tsuen Country Park and surviving for three days on nothing but water from a stream. Chan Tsun-tong told rescuers that he was 'starving and exhausted' when they found him sitting on a path on a hillside, according to police. He was recovering last night in North ...

  9. More mainlanders eligible for theme park

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok More than 5.8 million migrant workers in Shenzhen will be able to visit Hong Kong Disneyland from Monday. Non-Shenzhen residents who have lived and worked in the special economic zone for a year or more in private enterprises, Sino-foreign joint ...

  10. It's a first as CCTV covers the Victoria Park candle-light vigil

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Last Wednesday's candle-light vigil in Victoria Park to mark the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown received some surprising media coverage. ... description of the annual event and carried six photographs. It said many Hong Kong residents went to Victoria Park to mourn the earthquake victims. 'The vigil lasted for about two hours. ...




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