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  1. News - World - SOCIETY

    Pritzker Prize for Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who builds in cardboard

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... but the average size of new homes continued to increase. According to the latest US census data, the percentage of new houses built last year with more than 3,000 square feet of living space dropped to 31 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Lok Ma Chau mega mall plan gets lukewarm response from officials

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 01:52pm by AMY NIP AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... overcrowding. The group rejected an idea to remove seats from carriages to make space for more passengers. It called for a quota on the Individual Visit Scheme, which allows mainlanders from 49 cities ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Lack of space at home is top gripe of people aged 18-40, poll finds

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by LAUREN HO, Phila Siu

    ... Lauren Ho and Phila Siu Overcrowding is the chief complaint people aged 18-40 have about their living situation, poll finds Lack of space tophousing gripe "Overcrowding" and "lack of personal space" are the major complaints people aged 18 to 40 have about housing, a survey has found. The study, conducted by the Junior Chamber International, found 91 per cent ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Family photographs top global poll on what takes up space on work desk

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Kong also like to have imported snacks, concert tickets and restaurant phone numbers on their desks, all vying for space next to a lucky charm, be it a money cat or a big Buddha, the poll ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tiny toilets to get bigger as residents complain of elbow room when spending a penny

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 05:32pm

    ... Carol Cheung carol.cheung@scmp.com Bathrooms with barely any elbow space will extend by 30 per cent under a government proposal to bring some relief to residents on a public housing estate in Tuen Mun, lawmakers have heard. Works on the Po Tin Estate bathrooms, which residents describe as “inhumanely small”, cost up to HK$80 million and will take two to three weeks, pending approval ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The day the music died in Mong Kok

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by LO WEI, Ernest Kao

    ... louder than others," she said. "There is also a lot of bullying by bigger groups. They don't let us small performers use the space and they sometimes call triads to scare us ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    8 out of 10 say there's no room for sex in this city

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 04:32am by DARREN WEE

    ... pleasure and spontaneity. A third of respondents explained they lived with family, and a fifth said their living space was too small. More than 80 per cent said there was not enough space for sex in the city. "Sex needs space," said Ng Man-lun, vice-president of the Sex Education Association. He said he was not surprised by the results and that people arrested for having sex in public ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Subdivided flats hampering children's development, say welfare groups

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... to learn. Eighty-one per cent of parents also said the living space was too small for a desk at which their children could do homework. Kaki Lam Man-wa, a spokesman for the alliance, said: ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Survey reveals scale of family unfriendly malls

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 02:34am by Olga Wong

    ... scale of family-unfriendly malls The head of the government's Family Council has called for space for children- from nursing rooms to free activity corners- to be made compulsory in Hong ... in Kwun Tong, are locked and only opened upon request. Harbour City was the only mall to reserve parking spaces for families and pregnant women. Only three malls offered space for children to play ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    York Chow tells festival audience about perils of sex in a cubicle

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:30am by Christy Choi

    ... Yat-ngok shared his first-hand experience of the space constraints on sex in the city yesterday- but not in the way people might think. The orthopaedic surgeon said he once had to treat a family ... there was not enough space for sex in the city, with a fifth of respondents saying their living space was too small. Chow's story and other tales of sex and sexuality were shared at the Jockey Club ...




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