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  1. News - Hong Kong - proththuide

    Tsim Sha Tsui sales office for The Reach is quiet after a hectic day

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, Tony Cheung

    ... and it will be harder on us," she said. One man said he would wait and see what happened next, and would think twice before buying. "Since the stamp duty is so high now, it will definitely affect any ... market would take a strong hit from the special stamp duty on resales. He predicted the sector to see 10 per cent less in transaction volumes. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER RIGHTS

    Customs nab Tsim Sha Tsui trader who misled shoppers over price of Chinese herbs

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 06:26pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... by customers. More arrests are possible in the future, said Patrick Liu Ping-tong, acting head of the Customs’ Special Duties Team, but there was no evidence to suggest any wider network or organised ...

  3. City Briefs

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after midnight. The man, 40, was stable and the woman, 38, in serious condition in Princess Margaret Hospital. Stamps depicting Chinese inventions on sale soon The Post Office will issue a set of four stamps on August 18 to celebrate ancient Chinese inventions. The $1.40 stamp depicts the compass, $2.40 printing, $3 gunpowder, and $5 paper-making. The General Post Office and Tsim Sha ...

  4. Shop rents hit all-time high

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from the special stamp duty [imposed on quick resales of residential property] and because the continuing rise in rents will provide an attractive return,' said Jeannette Chan, a regional director of the retail department at property agents Jones Lang LaSalle. In November, the government announced an additional stamp duty of between 5 per cent and 15 per cent on flats resold within ...

  5. Six streets with their stamp of character

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A set of stamps to be issued by Hongkong Post this month will take a nostalgic look at six characteristic streets in the city. The stamps, designed by Gideon Lai, a graphic designer, and printed in lithography by a French company, feature snapshots of Pottinger Street, Nathan Road, Hollywood Road, Temple Street, Des Voeux Road West and Stanley Market. The stamps have ...

  6. Stamp of approval for PLA forces in the city

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A set of six mint stamps will be issued tomorrow to pay tribute to the People's Liberation Army forces in Hong Kong. The stamps feature various aspects of the forces, which ... of strict discipline and their ability to uphold law and order without infringing on civilian lifestyle'. Other designs depict the naval and air forces. The stamps, which cost between $1.40 ...

  7. Children bear the stamp of talent

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Six cuddly bears dressed up in style will be featured in a special issue by Hongkong Post at the end of the month. The stamp set, called 'Children's Stamps- Dress Bear Up', has one bear per stamp. They are the winning entries from a design competition in 2004. One stamp features a bear in Hakka costume- with a cloth hat to go fishing- another ...

  8. Hotel gets stamp of approval

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Superstar Spanish flamenco dancer Joaquin Cortes is the first celebrity guest of the newly named Langham Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. Described by the BBC as the 'sexiest Spanish icon since Antonio Banderas', I'm sure he'll attract plenty o ...

  9. After a 4am start, volunteers still on duty as the last of the runners heads off home

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott If you think the runners looked tired as they fought the elements, spare a thought for the volunteers sorting out everything from the water stations to the prize presentations. Most of them had to report for duty at 4am and hang around until the last stragglers were collected, re-hydrated and packed off to their homes. Kallista Yeung Hoi-kei, 18, was one ...

  10. Family paints picture of sober, dutiful son

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsui Po-wan, said he had never heard his brother express disappointment at his failure to join the special duty unit or airport security unit. 'My brother joined the police force because ...




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