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  1. Bad air in study rooms

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The air quality in the study rooms at some public libraries is worse than that in public toilets, a recent study shows. This may affect the health of students studying there for long periods, an advocate from taxpayer group Momentum 107 says. The group found that the carbon-dioxide levels in study rooms in Po Lam, Wan Chai and Yau Ma Tei far exceeded the limit of 1,000 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. No room in the class

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei The mainland authorities have pledged to work closely with the Hong Kong government to solve problems raised by mainlanders overloading the city's medical and education systems. But the Shenzhen government seems to be unwilling to co-ope ...

  4. Tycoons' exit would just leave more room for the rest

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... they are most welcome. Most of us would applaud their leaving and hope they never return. Once these egocentric tycoons pack up and go, the room they leave behind will be quickly snapped up by other ...

  5. There still must be room for safety

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... When the rates for hotels start going through the roof, when illegal hostels sprout up under the noses of lawmakers who own the very flats they are located in and when rooms as small ... of tourists, especially from the mainland, is driving the phenomenon. That pushes up hotel occupancy and room rates, which naturally leads to an entrepreneurial spirit and rules being bent or ignored. ...

  6. Santa finds room at occupy central

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kanglei Wang and Jennifer Ngo Despite this Christmas being the coldest in 27 years, Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement has used the festive season to settle firmly into its communal home. On December 23, the group even received its first piece of sn ...

  7. No room for dual identity in one-party state's embrace

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines There is something that all one-party dictatorships have in common: an eventual resort to extreme nationalism to affirm their legitimacy, which in turn becomes their main means of rallying support to preserve the status quo. It is in this li ...

  8. Kornhill Apartments, The News Room

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Neeraj Soman Kornhill Apartments Address 33 Tong Chong Street Phone 2562 3444 The News Room Address 2 Kornhill Road Phone 2137 8101 Kornhill Apartments is a modern serviced-apartment ... Plaza Hotel. The complex is also close to various restaurants and coffee spots. One such nearby restaurant-bar is The News Room, which opened in June, probably placating Taikoo Place's ...

  9. It's hardly surprising that helpers might have to share a room in HK 'shoeboxes'

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the abuses suffered by foreign domestic workers and to the 614 cases being handled by the Mission for Migrant Workers. She stated that, of these 614 workers, 23 per cent did not have a private room and that those 'without their own room must sleep in the living, dining or laundry room, kitchen or bathroom, or share a room'. She further pointed out that reported cases form only a small ...

  10. ROOM for more

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... women who travel to Hong Kong to give birth. In Causeway Bay, Apartment O is a high-end, 16-room building designed in classic Hong Kong style. 'We charge HK$88,000 per month and demand ... than 20 inquiries. The price trend is definitely heading up. A small 500 sqft room on Hong Kong Island is more than HK$20,000,' a spokesman says. Ian Strutton, director at Experis, says ...




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