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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    After fiasco over delays, British ministers take control of passport office

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee in London danny.lee@scmp.com British passport office loses its stand-alone status The British government is to take back direct control of its much-criticised passport office after lengthy delays in renewing travel documents upset hundreds of thousands of travellers. The passport office will be stripped of its executive agency status- the price for the chaotic ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Closure of British passport office in Hong Kong 'was a mistake', blast UK lawmakers

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by DANNY LEE

    ... for widespread compensation. Thousands of Hong Kong residents were among the half a million people caught up by massive delays in renewing passports. In June, British Home Secretary Theresa May announced ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    British passport holders demand compensation over renewal delay

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:23am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Delay of up to four months in renewing travel document brought on by switching process to the UK leaves travel plans in shambles British passportholders demand compensation Hong Kong residents who hold British passports are demanding compensation after waiting as long as four months to renew their travel documents. Her Majesty's Passport Office (HMPO) ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    'I'm waiting...' Woman launches countdown website to track delays in British passport office

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 08:54pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong applicant launches website to track progress and highlight backlog UK passport renewal, as an internet experiment Lengthy delays to British passport renewals this year have not stopped Hong Kong-born Laura Ma Yanyi from applying- and embarking on a novel experiment that, if it backfires, could leave her unable to travel for quite some time. Ma, ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    My 48 hours in Tokyo: fashion designer Limi Yamamoto shares some of her favourite haunts

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:16am by SHIRAZ RANDERIA

    ... you see lots of trees, there's clean air and silence plus you can see blue sky without any urban distractions. It's soothing and somewhat spiritual." Alternatively, she suggests ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Caroline Haven in Causeway Bay is a blend of new and old Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:54pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... city bike looms over the shop from a cockloft. "Functional, comfortable urban mobility is the core concept," says owner Chan Miu — bags and clothes that look good whether you're ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Land of the Huldufolk

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Tim Pile

    ... power. In one of the world's most expensive countries, electricity is almost free. Having grasped the concept of unlimited renewable energy, I find it strangely liberating to wander around ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Travel warning for British expats living in Hong Kong over passport ‘mess’

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:36am by DANNY LEE

    ... of British passport holders renewing internationally. Some expatriates in the city have already had to wait up to three months for a new passport. Events organiser Greg Hunt, who applied for a new ... the "cost-cutting" closure of its passport centre would not affect processing times. Renewals previously took up to four weeks. However, consular officials have warned that renewals would now take at least ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Walk this way: Hong Kong’s oldest neighbourhood, Tai Ping Shan, gets a makeover

    Posted May 07th 2014, 10:49pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Wong Street. Just a few years ago, this entire street was slated to be wiped out by the Urban Renewal Authority, but neighbourhood opposition and a surge of public interest following ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Conservation starters: Cape Town

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by Martin Williams

    ... the city and Hong Kong, such as warm climate, coastal location and urban areas nestling below hills, there may be some lessons to be learnt here. The finer points of seal watching, of course, ...




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