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  1. Link retreats on plan to extend car park security guards' hours

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... will continue our fight, as the arrangement for guards working at The Link's shopping malls is still unclear.' Tsang Chi-yan, spokesman for the Building Management and Security Workers General Union, said 600 of the 1,200 guards in car parks and 1,200 of the 3,000 guards in shopping malls would be laid off if shift hours were extended, since less manpower would be needed. 'It ...

  2. Gold shops already meet stricter purity levels, says retailer

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Joshua But Most pure gold sold in shops in the city already meets the higher standards that will take effect on Monday, according to a leading gold and jewellery store. ... by weight of gold alloy. Chow Sang Sang's director of sales operations, Lau Hak-bun, said: 'In the very old days, shops sold 990 gold as pure gold, but such practices disappeared quite ...

  3. 'While protests exploded... no one on the beach or in the shopping malls noticed'

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... or in the shopping malls where tourists hang around noticed it,' he said. Most Thai people had been disappointed by the waves of political protest, he said. 'Thailand depends hugely on tourism. ...

  4. Shop owners, Link fail to agree over rent

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A meeting yesterday between shop owners and The Link Reit yielded no results as they remained deadlocked over rent increases in public estate shopping malls. The Federation of Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories Public Housing Estates Resident and Shop Owner Organisations said it demanded the real estate investment trust decrease rents by 10 to 20 per cent. ...

  5. No sign of imported powder in shops

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... no idea where the milk powder went. 'No mainland baby milk powder is sold in Hong Kong. While lots of cake shops use milk powder, they use products from Australia, New Zealand, the US ...

  6. Stall to be prosecuted for breaking poultry ban

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A shop selling fresh food will be prosecuted by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department for breaching the ban on keeping live poultry overnight designed to help protect against a bird flu outbreak. Officers of the department found 20 live chickens and three live pigeons in two plastic crates at the shop in Reclamation Street, Jordan. ...

  7. Eight arrested in anti-pornography raids

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Police, including anti-triad officers, arrested eight people and seized 30,000 pornographic discs worth HK$1.4 million in Kowloon Bay and Kwai Chung yesterday. Officers first raided a Kowloon Bay industrial building and arrested one local man and three mainlanders- a man and two women. They then raided four shops in a Kwai Chung shopping mall and arrested four more ...

  8. Hongkongers don't seem so worried

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... General Chamber of Pharmacy, said only three in 10 customers at his Happy Valley shop bought masks yesterday. 'On Saturday and Sunday, of every 10 customers, nine came in buying masks, ... people's faces as they come to my shop that they are quite calm.' Few people were buying masks or disinfectant at pharmacies in Quarry Bay yesterday, and shops had adequate supplies of both. ...

  9. HK pharmacies urged to ration face masks

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said yesterday he understood that a lot of people across the city had bought surgical masks as a preventive measure against swine flu. 'I hope shops will set ... in the city's 300 pharmacies had sold out yesterday. 'In my shop alone, all 1,000 boxes, each containing 50 masks, were snapped up by noon,' he said. Hong Kong did not manufacture masks ...

  10. Counterfeit street sellers nabbed

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Customs officers made 11 arrests and seized 2,300 brand-name, counterfeit watches and leather goods worth HK$760,000 during a two-day operation in Mong Kok that ended yesterday. The goods were sold in shops and at a warehouse near Tung Choi Street. One of those arrested was a Hong Kong man; the others were women from the mainland. The Immigration Department ...




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