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  1. Why new thinking must join the club

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be questioned. The clubs are on prime sites. They were given land free or with nominal premium payments either because of their members' social standing or to promote recreational development. ... realistic rents that take into account the function of the club, its membership and its capacity to pay should be charged. There is nothing wrong with groups that provide a community service ...

  2. Anti-club policy will lead to mindless destruction of a valuable asset

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... There are not enough private clubs and most are full and already overcrowded. There are not enough public recreational and sporting facilities, and the idea of creating community social and sporting clubs ... I refer to your editorial in support of government steps to enforce greater public use of private clubs ('Club co-operation vital for sake of our health', May 13). The view you ...

  3. Private clubs' land leases to be reviewed

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wireless Recreation Club needs to pay even less- HK$100 a year. Fifteen of the sites were distributed to social organisations such as the Po Leung Kuk, while a further 15 went to uniformed groups ... Kowloon. The remaining 39 are held mostly by private sports and recreation clubs- the Hong Kong Golf Club on Island Road, Hong Kong Country Club in Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong Football Club on Sports ...

  4. Tsang's office defends his free membership at nine exclusive clubs

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cricket Club in November 2005 and the honorary president of the Chinese Recreation Club in January 2006. He accepted an honorary membership at the Hong Kong Golf Club in August 2007. All five ... of such positions, but he is charged for the consumption of food and beverages and use of club services in the same way as other members, if the chief executive chooses to use these club facilities,' ...

  5. Club co-operation vital for sake of our health

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as it may be for their members to swallow, clubs that have land leases for a nominal fee should naturally be sharing their sporting and recreational facilities with those most in need. Tight ... Appearances can be deceptive. Hong Kong's crowded, pocket-sized parks and heavily-booked sporting facilities give the impression that recreational space is in short supply. ...

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    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations can still be a player in the security arena. The timing is auspicious. Asean is currently struggling to present a united front vis-à-vis China regarding ...

  7. A five-star haven to call home

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Square, Central, and the Country Club in Tai Tam. The clubs are frequented by members of various United States organisations in Hong Kong, including the American Chamber of Commerce, the American ... Club. 'We've always had beauty and massage services at both locations, but we hope to improve them to match and even exceed the Four Seasons or Mandarin [hotels],' Mr DiRenzo ...

  8. Students enjoy hands-on approach

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Recreation Club, the Hong Kong Country Club, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and the Hong Kong Jockey Club also use its services. ... at kindergartens, on school campuses and at clubs and recreational centres. Some classes take place while school is in session, others are after hours. The Australian International School, the Canadian ...

  9. Events

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today: Lion Rock Institute lunch and dinner with Ron Manners, the author of Heroic Misadventures. Club Lusitano/Ladies Recreation Club, Central. Tomorrow: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'UK tax residency update'. Hong Kong Club. Wednesday, March 31: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast on China's brands. Hong Kong Club. Thursday, April 1: British Chamber ...

  10. Serve the housing needs of poor first

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the elderly launched by the quasi-official Housing Society has drawn mixed reactions from the public. Dubbed the platinum club for the well-to-do, the 'Joyous Living' projects in North Point and Tin Shui Wai offer a lifelong lease to those who can afford the lump-sum rent estimated to cost HK$3 million or more. The 1,500 flats will be completed by 2015 and 2016. Recreational ...




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