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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With space at a premium, alternatives to columbariums needed

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in a bag and leave it in funeral homes for years until a niche has been allotted. The acute shortage of space for the living and the dead means building columbariums cannot be a sustainable ...

  2. Easy and equitable access to public spaces needed in all new buildings

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... facilities so that all people- with or without disabilities- have easy and equitable access to public spaces. Take, for example, the revolving door that is so much a part of Hong Kong's urban ...

  3. Finding space to train can be tough

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui Finding suitable venues for training in Hong Kong has always seemed a challenge. In January last year, the Hong Kong Sports Institute was temporarily relocated from Sha Tin to Fo Tan to make space for the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events. The government scrapped charges for the use of all public sports facilities from July 1 to September 30. While more ...

  4. The Space Between Us

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Reviewed by Charmaine Chan The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar Harper Perennial, HK$128 Towards the end of Thrity Umrigar's novel, her protagonist Bhima thinks: 'Women create, ... regards the space between them. ...

  5. Exhibition clients seek more space at convention centre

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... considered, both in terms of industry needs and the public interest, and no commitments on further space should be made until there is a clear picture about the demand for existing facilities'. ... of the major exhibition space, Halls One and Two, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The convention centre has an envious international record for developing prestigious exhibitions. ...

  6. Our spirit of charity is alive and well

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It takes real heart to make a truly great international city. And Hong Kong evidently has that. I came across it while raising funds on the street for flag day. The experience left me exhilarated by the goodness that exists in the ordinary person. I found ...

  7. City Digest

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 3,000 public housing households 'overcrowded' Some 3,000 'overcrowded' households live in public rental housing where they have living space of less than 5.5 square metres per person, Secretary for Housing Eva Cheng said in reply to a question in the Legislative Council. ...

  8. Bank wants protesters removed

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Austin Chiu Anti-bank protesters have been living in the space beneath HSBC's headquarters since last October. The bank has asked the courts to help it move them on. Yet ... are protesting against greed, corruption and economic issues. The Plaza belongs to the bank but in 1983 it was made into a public space. The bank says the protests make people feel uncomfortable, ...

  9. Chinese University signs earth sciences deal

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Chinese University has agreed to co-operate with the US Geological Survey on earth science projects. University vice-chancellor Professor Lawrence Lau Juen-yee said the agreement would allow its Institute of Space and Earth Information Science to contribute to the global quest to tackle pressing environmental issues. ...

  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Public outcry after son moves mother into pigsty

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... confronted by the television crew, Chen defended his actions. He said his six-room house was fully occupied and had no space for his mother, who cannot move easily and speaks with difficulty. "My mother has told me she wants to live [with the sow] because it is convenient," Chen said, insisting the space was warm and comfortable. "I could live here any minute." ...




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