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  1. Treasure Island

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's odyssey from a fishing village to a global finance centre began in Victoria City, now Central, where British merchants started trading with China and the rest of the world. With its political and commercial power base, Hong Kong Island has always been the area of choice for the rich and powerful, and luxury homes at prestigious addresses are as precious ...

  2. Keep plants at home and help green the city

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is a very serious problem in Hong Kong. Tourists who come here say Hong Kong is a beautiful, incredible city, but the air keeps it from being an ideal holiday destination. A professor of geography at the University of Hong Kong, Jim Chi-yung, said rooftop gardens would also cool down the city and reduce energy consumption. Professor Jim is currently testing rooftop gardens. The plants would also ...

  3. City declares war on trash

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... said. Although the seashore at Victoria Road, where Gammon employees did their beach cleaning is not readily accessible to the public, they still found plenty of discarded plastic waste there. ...

  4. BAUHINIAN rhapsody

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Ip Hong Kong is a city where the East melds with the West. Furniture also sees Eastern and Western styles merge, creating a platform for designers to unleash their creativity. ... of rugs inspired by the city's iconic motifs. Designs feature the Hong Kong skyline, modes of transport and the bauhinia flower. 'We wanted to create something unique to Tree ...

  5. Visa aims to ease overcrowding in Australia's big cities

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Sydney and Melbourne. Consistently ranked as being among the world's most desirable places in which to live, Australia's two largest cities take the lion's share of migrants, ... to work in less-populated areas. Outback areas of Victoria and New South Wales are crying out for workers, as are sparsely populated states such as South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia. ...

  6. We can all help

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as the world's fourth most competitive city, behind Singapore, but, in environmental terms, the Lion City is streets ahead, with such rules as a strict trees-to-parking spaces ratio. Now, more people ... sides of Victoria Harbour will join many homes in being switched off for an hour. We can go beyond that, and every home can contribute to a sustainable future. Power consumption means carbon ...

  7. Come home to a spacious, opulent lifestyle with Kerry Properties

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Victoria Harbour in front and mature verdant woodland behind. Of these, Aigburth has a reputation for being one of Hong Kong's finest residential buildings offering a unique atmosphere of calm- an escape from the busy city that lies just minutes away by car. A distinctive feature of Aigburth is its lush landscaped gardens, with cascading waterfalls which appear to merge ...

  8. Maids deserve more consideration

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... usually in Victoria Park or the squares of Central. It is heartless to begrudge them this modicum of freedom, but there are those who do. They claim that domestic helpers are overrunning public ... certainly have a point about the crowds. But they neglect to mention that the matter is of Hong Kong's own making. Our city now has more than 300,000 domestic helpers and the appetite ...

  9. Birth of Sansha city signals death of diplomacy in South China Sea dispute

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... where it knows that boots on the ground count for a lot more than expressions of ownership voiced at some meeting in a faraway capital. The establishment by China of Sansha city on Yongxing ... The island is now officially home to a bona fide Chinese prefectural city- albeit an unusually small and isolated one- as well as two military bases. About 1,000 Chinese citizens were already ...

  10. Multicultural 'city of world's desire'

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... historical, economical and cultural heart. Once known as Constantinople, it offers visitors an intriguing mix of history, cultures, and people, and has been dubbed the 'City of the World's desire'. Its appeal is universal; seven million foreigners visited Istanbul in 2010, making it the world's 10th top tourist destination. Geographically the city forms a 'bridge' ...




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