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  1. Fond farewell for Uncle Bill

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Relatives (above) of the late Tung Biu, popularly know as Uncle Bill, hold a vigil for the late racing commentator and television personality (pictured top) yesterday at the Universal Funeral Parlour in Hunghom ahead of today's funeral. A jumbo jet a ...

  2. Room

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen 'I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read' Groucho Marx (1890- 1977)- American comedian Who does what where? Who does what in these different rooms? 1 a consulting room a. a musician warms up before a performance b. a doctor sees a patient 2 a fitting room a. a customer tries ...

  3. Cashing in on the call of nature

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung When Hong Kong's 18 district councils were asked to enter their toilets for a city-wide cleanliness contest, Wan Chai, Yau Tsim Mong, Kwun Tong and Yuen Long did not even bother. The other 14 district councils, however, submitted 28 toil ...

  4. Sneak a peek at loo-tech future

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law The average person goes to the toilet 2,500 times a year, but few spend time contemplating how the bathroom affects their quality of living. Thanks to the Hong Kong Toilet Association, Hongkongers will have the chance to find out everything they ...

  5. High bid tipped to force up prices of funeral rooms

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... more.' The parlour has about 21 rooms and halls, accounting for one-sixth of the total now currently offered by seven operators. Ng said he had no idea how much the new operator would charge to recoup the average monthly rental of HK$4.5 million. But he said the Universal parlour raised the rent for an average-sized funeral room from HK$3,300 to HK$5,000 on March 1, while rates ...

  6. Choose off-site days carefully

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... the project. Next, consider the layout of the location. If it is in an office, ensure that your team sits along the side of the room where there are walls behind them, and not windows. If there are only glass walls in the room, choose the side that will allow you to see who enters the room at all times. Have your presentation materials against a solid wall, not the window, ...

  7. Reality TV shows allow room to dream

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am writing to comment on whether children should be allowed to watch reality television shows. Shows such as Britain's Got Talent and America's Next Top Model have become popular all over the world. However, parents worry that their children a ...

  8. Man, 41, dies after fainting at funeral vigil

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 41-year-old man died after fainting at a night vigil for a late relative at Diamond Hill Funeral Parlour early yesterday. The victim, surnamed Li, was grief-stricken before he passed out at the funeral parlour in Po Kong Village Road at 12.0 ...

  9. Couple find no room at the inn, despite eight months to go

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip A couple expecting a baby in November were shocked when told that most of the obstetric services in Hong Kong are booked out for the rest of this year. Hong Kong resident Wong Chi-ching and his mainland wife rushed to book a place yesterday after ...

  10. Brain drain

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

    ... American Standard has given us anti-bacterial toilets and bathtubs. The world's largest maker of bathroom and kitchen products has also come up with a Champion toilet it promises will never clog (available in Hong Kong at the end of the year). So if ...




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