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  1. Polite taxi drivers in line for cheap petrol under incentive plan

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... create tourists' first impressions of Hong Kong. Under the scheme, companies that pass an assessment of their tourism services are given a quality assurance logo to display. Mr Fang said taxi drivers would need to be proficient in English, Cantonese and Putonghua and have a good knowledge of Hong Kong streets to pass the test. They would also need to demonstrate high standards ...

  2. English no longer priority for cabbies

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo, Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle and Joseph Lo The standard of English spoken by Hong Kong's taxi drivers, while not perfect, is as good as can be expected given the conditions under which they work, ... to learn. 'As a taxi association, of course we support language education. Anything that raises service levels and improves Hong Kong's standing as a tourism destination, is good.' ...

  3. cab chat

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... on housing. We Hong Kong people have to spend so much on rents or mortgages. I live in public housing and pay $1,300 a month on rent. The government said this week it will reduce the rent by 10 per ... short journeys. If the government issues bonds next year, I will buy some if they are issued by the central government. I don't have faith in the Hong Kong government. What did Tung ...

  4. Slack stack of votes derails MTRC plans

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to the south side of Hong Kong island. It could result in up to 3,000 jobs being lost, they said. There would no longer be the same demand for bus services in the area and bus operators would have ... Guild-Hong Kong. Figure those two out if you can. I cannot, but each of the two gets just as much clout in the constituency. Perhaps the MTRC could get some support from that one vote for the Kowloon ...

  5. Cab chat

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... while, the traffic flow will improve. But then, more and more people will drive their cars again and there will be congestion again. Hong Kong is so small and there is no way to satisfy all ... of land. I don't think the reclamation is good for Hong Kong people. The government probably wants to have more land to sell to wealthy property developers. Why doesn't the government do ...

  6. Cinderella syndrome

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... adds to an existing bugbear; the overabundance of surcharges. Meanwhile, there is a feeling that drivers are now seemingly being rewarded for their previous poor level of service. While in Hong Kong, taxi companies have adopted a simple fare structure, in Singapore, commuters are faced with surcharges for peak hours, boarding in the central business district at certain hours, trips ...

  7. cab chat

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... with Ella Lee Wong Sui-keung, 47, says the government should allow cabbies to cut fares to boost business. Ride from Tsing Yi to Quarry Bay Cost: $200.80 Hong Kong taxi fares are very ... the financial crisis, I sold them all. I lost lots of money. I am waiting for the economy to get better so my life will be easier. Many Hong Kong people of course will not take taxis because they have ...

  8. Malaysia's churlish cabbies get fare chance to smile

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur 'You treat us like dirt, we treat you like dirt,' said taxi driver Kevin Ong Guan, 58, explaining why most taxi drivers in Kuala Lumpur are abusive, cheat on fares and speed. A retired army sergeant, Mr Ong turn ...

  9. 'I'll put Hong Kong's needs above my career'

    Posted Oct 13th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... deliberate on how to resolve the problems facing Hong Kong and improve the city's governance. 'I will have no future if I do not do my job well.' Mr Chan, who joined the Legislative ... Chan is also chairman of the Hong Kong Council of Social Services. Mr Tung said Mr Chan's valuable business and social welfare contacts would enable him to bring a fresh perspective ...

  10. Getting the facts right on pollution in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening' (September 2), by Gerry Ball. I hope that he can get his facts right before rushing into any long-term decision, much less advising others, on whether to stay in Hong Kong. It is far from the truth, as Mr Ball asserted, to say Hong Kong's air pollution is four times the level ...




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