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  1. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on such profiteering. It brings into disgrace our entire tourist industry. Mr Leung advises anyone ripped off by a cabbie to report it. This applies to Hong Kong residents as well as visitors. Demand a receipt, ...

  2. Taxi drivers' bid for HK$1 LPG levy fails

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joey Kwok The Transport Department has turned down a proposal from two taxi drivers' associations to levy a HK$1 fuel surcharge per journey to offset the rising cost of LPG. To Sun-tong, director of the taxi drivers' branch of the Motor Transpor ...

  3. Monitor

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on one is quickly established in a new market for taxi licences. I don't have exact figures for what that price is in Hong Kong but, last seen, was about HK$3 million per licence, a great ...

  4. Taxis take US sailors for an expensive ride

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford What started as a show of old-fashioned American hospitality has revealed a dark side to Hong Kong's normally professional and respected taxi drivers. Sailors who ... the visitors, it's worse for the majority of hard-working and competent drivers in Hong Kong,' she said. The Women's Association is meeting the US Consulate's military liaison office ...

  5. New taxis offer choice- and empty seats

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of these, there are always taxis, if we do not mind waiting when they are in heavy demand. Sadly, though, Hong Kong's 18,000-strong taxi fleet has missed an opportunity to promote further ... conventional taxis inconvenient. But they are not targeted only at them. The Hong Kong Public Light Bus Owner and Driver Association says the aim is to improve taxi services. It is hoped that the other ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... regret. The pan-democrats are trying to find a single candidate to run in the Hong Kong Island by-election, to minimise the risk of losing the seat. In essence, what the pan-democrats are denying ... for the nomination procedures for electing the chief executive of Hong Kong. Eric Lee, Sha Tin Many Muslims preach peace I wonder how many Muslims Stephen Anderson has met ('Prove you really believe ...

  7. My HK- Suen Ping-fat

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Suen Ping-fat, taxi driver since 2004 'I used to be a truck driver before driving a taxi. But business was poor, so I switched. The taxi business has improved every year since the 2003 Sars epidemic. 'I earn about HK$15,000 to HK$16,000 each mon ...

  8. Young inventors on top with taxi adverts

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Shieh City taxis may soon sprout animated advertisements on their roofs, thanks to a team of undergraduates from the University of Hong Kong. The team's taxi-top advertising concept won the grand prize last Saturday in the Young Entrepreneurs Development Council's 2007 business plan competition, beating more than 180 other Hong Kong teams to take home HK$30,000. ...

  9. Discovery Bay fights to keep hire cars

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... residents of Discovery Bay, where cars and taxis are banned. It operates likes the minibus system on Hong Kong Island. 'It's very easy to just step out, wave one down, in you get, and off ...

  10. We need alternative to bus, say residents

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... older people need more transport options than just buses. 'I'm not saying that we should operate an illegal system,' she said, 'but unlike most of Hong Kong, we do not have ...




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