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  1. Pet projects

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Katie Lau Economic downturns typically lead to a rethink, if not a termination, of plans to launch new businesses. But the current financial meltdown prompted Jason Mak Chin-wah and his partners to open their luxury handbag rental venture ahead of schedul ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Scavenger hunters brave elements for Operation Santa Claus

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 04:51am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Rain and fog can't keep teams from scouring city for fun and a good cause Scavenger hunters brave elements Rain, cold and fog may have marred the first Operation Santa Claus scavenger hunt, but it did not dim the spirits of the more than 40 contestants who turned up to join in for a good cause. Co-organised by RTHK and the South China Morning Post, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Sai Wan Ho scavenger mother and two children arrested over alleged robberies

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police finally track down all three members of family who, they say, robbed goldsmith's and guesthouse to help pay off HK$200,000 gambling debts Mother and son 'raiders'hooded and handcuffed A scavenger mother and her two children who robbed a goldsmith's and a guesthouse to pay off the son's gambling debts have been ...

  4. Falling price of waste paper hits scavengers

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis and Jennifer Cheng While Europe's leaders struggle with bailouts, bankruptcies and a possibly failing currency, the fallout is being felt by the poorest on the streets of Hong Kong. The army of elderly people who collect waste paper to e ...

  5. Brazen scavengers target building security gates

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo First manhole covers and gratings disappeared, then traffic and road signs. Even metal strips from outside MTR stations went missing. Now building security gates are the target of scrap-metal scavengers, who can get HK$420, at most, for them. Police are warning residents that old buildings without security guards and surveillance cameras could be targeted after six cases were ...

  6. Half of traders cheat scavengers

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... activities, especially when those who are affected are helpless, diligent scavengers.' For their part, scavengers admit they often fight back with some weight-fiddling of their own by spraying ... to supplement his pension, estimates that through short-weighing, many traders pay collectors the price of 1 kilogram for every 1.5 collected. He said many scavengers added to the weight of their paper ...

  7. Scavenger, 77, attacked with bucket

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police are hunting for a couple thought to be aged between 50 and 60 after a 77-year-old scavenger was beaten with a plastic bucket in Sham Shui Po yesterday. The woman was collecting discarded paper and boxes in Kweilin Street outside a Sham Shui Po MTR station exit at about 2pm when the incident happened. Her left forearm was injured, and she was taken to Caritas ...

  8. Scavenger killed by truck

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A scavenger was killed when a truck knocked him down in Causeway Bay yesterday. Police said the man, in his 70s, was pushing a cart of cardboard boxes along Victoria Park Road ... arrested for dangerous driving causing death. On August 17, a female scavenger, 80, died when hit by a taxi on Tai Lin Pai Road, Kwai Chung, where she was pushing a cart, and on August 12, a man, ...

  9. Old women scavenging for their family's sake

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... She takes only a few hours break to sleep in the early afternoon. This is a fairly typical portrait of an elderly 'scavenger' who makes a living collecting used cardboard and newspaper, according to a study of 96 such elderly people. The groundbreaking study, commissioned by the Council of Social Service, found that 56 of them lived with their families and scavenged ...

  10. Early clue for charity challenge scavenge

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... with Tinnie Chow The second annual Town Crier Charity Challenge Scavenge will be held on Sunday, organised by Team Building Asia. CitySeen managed to get a sneak look at the first clue so teams can get a head start... Clue One: On leaving the Irish part of Central, move away from the harbour to the cobbled street in a potty area. At the top get an instant photo in front ...




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