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  1. Talkback

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this often does not translate to cheaper prices. Following a quite unsavoury discovery in ParknShop on Wednesday, I feel that I must now join this discussion. At the Hong Lok Yuen branch, ... cent, what hope is there for Hong Kong? Would a representative from ParknShop care to comment? Michael Short, Central I am concerned about the annoying number of tailors' touts who try ...

  2. Residents get sniffy over pet shops

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to settle a squabble about the odours escaping from pet shops in Victory Avenue and Argyle Street in Ho Man Tin. Some residents living above the stores had complained about the smells, said Chan ... and Australian counterparts employ: they sent in two officers to have a sniff. Some 'light pet smells' had been 'sporadically' detected in front of some shops, but the department said ...

  3. Rezoning plans threaten to mute street colour

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Two of Hong Kong's most colourful areas could soon become more orderly- and probably much greyer. Zoning officials want to end the mixing of shops and homes in the same ... roads will turn from mixed use to purely commercial zones. The area south of Wan Chai Road will switch to residential land. In Causeway Bay, the shopping and residential cluster around Sogo ...

  4. Se Wong Yee

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... By Rebecca Tsui Se Wong Yee 24 Percival Street Causeway Bay Tel: 2831 0163/2832 2977 Grub: One of many traditional snake shops, but this has an unusually decent environment- most tend to be a bit grim. Vibe: Very different from most people's perception of a snake soup shop. There are only a few snakes used as decoration, so it looks like a regular, small Chinese restaurant. ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in question, was suspended after residents' reports. Two Hong Kong men arrested Two Hong Kong men were arrested in Taipei for using fake credit cards to shop and then send the products back to Hong Kong for resale, according to Taiwan media. The men, surnamed Hung and Sin, reportedly worked for a syndicate and used eight to 10 credit cards to do the shopping. The pair were arrested ...

  6. Time to expand the plastic bag levy

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Indications are that the first three months of the government's scheme to cut the use of plastic shopping bags has been highly successful. With more than half of the 21 participating ... the programme; they should now promptly widen its scope to the tens of thousands of remaining shops. The levy was introduced after much discussion, debate and hand-wringing. At least a decade passed ...

  7. Climate champs

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... 'I will recruit students from the school's environmental team to cut down their own electricity bills at home, and to do less shopping and buy from second-hand shops and purchase durable ...

  8. Snakes and bladders

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... helped attract many new customers, including tourists. Shia Wong Hip, a fresh snake shop in Sham Shui Po, has gone a step further when it comes to making snake delicacies. 'I want to make tasty snake dishes [rather than just using them for medicine],' says Chau Ka-ling, who has been running her father's shop- which he opened in 1965- for 10 years. Chau still serves ...

  9. Divisive scheme in fresh dispute

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Amoy Street will be turned into a two-lane road linking Johnston Road with Queens Road East. The link is needed to replace Lei Tung Street- former home to numerous wedding-card printing shops ... 6.75 metres wide- too narrow for a two-lane road, she said. The Urban Renewal Authority project, offering 1,000 luxury flats with some existing shops restored, was awarded to Sino Land ...

  10. Let's find a balanced approach to lighting

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are not to blame for that. It reflects the fact that, too often, lights on buildings, illuminated signboards and in shop windows are too bright, poorly designed and left on overnight for no good reason, ... dedicated to providing environmentally and socially responsible lighting would be a good starting point. More needs to be done to win the co-operation of building and shop owners and advertising ...




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