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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. 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. ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Reclamation will intensify central development

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... structures on Victoria Harbour, and Chinese restaurants. We have to accept that colonial days are gone, and Hong Kong is turning into a real Chinese city. Yet one thing will not change: ... hectares on the Central reclamation. In Letters on May 25, Timothy Li on behalf of the Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau said there was no need to fear Victoria Harbour would be turned ...

  9. Devonport, New Zealand

    Posted Jan 07th 2007, 12:00am by Nicolette Loizou

    ... dot the water. This chilled maritime outpost, founded in 1840, is an easy daytrip from the City of Sails and home to some of New Zealand's most varied shopping. Begin your spree on Victoria Road, dipping into the rare and second-hand books that line the walls of two-storey Evergreen Books (15 Victoria Road, tel: 64 9445 2960). With sections on Maori history and the South ...

  10. 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 ...




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