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  1. Of a different stripe

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... In the newly opened Tiger in Asian Art exhibition at Asia House in London there is a lithograph of the 18th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot defeating the Chinese troops at the Battle of Amoy in the First Opium War of 1841. In contrast to the feathers and red ...

  2. Sea views command high prices

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While many residential properties on The Peak have sea views, prices vary according to the quality of the view. According to Midland Realty, there are limited properties facing Victoria Harbour, and they usually cost about HK$30,000 per square foot. An apartment facing Victoria Harbour, at Peak Garden on Mount Austin Road, recently sold for about HK$30,400 per square foot. ...

  3. That sinking feeling

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer According to a study commissioned by the Harbour Business Forum and carried out by a team of students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in the United States, Hong Kong's waterfrontage is poorly designed and, in many places, dangerous. Among the many criticisms in the study is that what appear to be lifebelts attached to railings at the Sam Ka Tsuen Typhoon ...

  4. Tolls at indebted western tunnel go up tomorrow

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel- already chronic- is expected to worsen when tolls for drivers taking the underused, debt-ridden Western Harbour Tunnel rise tomorrow. The toll for private cars will be increased to HK$50 from HK$45 and for taxis from HK$40 to HK$45. The Western Harbour Tunnel Company said its financial difficulties lay behind the increases. ...

  5. Record 60,000 runners set sights on Victoria Park

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the West Kowloon Highway again, along Western Harbour Tunnel, Connaught Road Central and the finish at Victoria Park. ... will finish at Victoria Park. Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, the race organisers, were caught by surprise at the interest for places; it took more than six weeks last year to fill the 55,000 ...

  6. DAB slams Eastern Harbour Tunnel toll rise

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong yesterday expressed anger over the proposed 40 per cent increase in tolls for the Eastern Harbour ... the tolls. He was worried that this would trigger a chain reaction of fare rises on other transport forms. He was also concerned traffic through the Cross-Harbour Tunnel would increase. ...

  7. Commuters need reliable and convenient harbour ferries

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... That Star Ferry routes to Hung Hom are to be terminated ('Sun sets on half of Star Ferry's harbour services', September 11) is extremely disturbing. It should focus ... to limit vehicular traffic and take full advantage of the pleasure of traversing our splendid harbour. As Hung Hom is en route to Kai Tak from Central and Wan Chai, it should remain accessible ...

  8. Government must act to regulate cross-harbour traffic

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since the Western Harbour Tunnel Company announced an increase in its tunnel fees, various proposals have been made to improve the traffic flow at the three cross-harbour tunnels. We should start with the basic principle of supply and demand. Taking central Kowloon and Wan Chai as the base locations, the Cross-Harbour Tunnel is the most convenient and its toll should ...

  9. Sun sets on half of Star Ferry's harbour services

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Simpson Cheung

    ... Dennis Eng and Simpson Cheung Commuters and tourists have just over six months left to cross the harbour via Hung Hom on the Star Ferry, before the company relinquishes half its celebrated routes. Burdened by years of financial losses, falling patronage, competition from rail operators and future harbourfront redevelopment that will cost the ferry operator an estimated HK$10 million ...

  10. Variable toll approach can ease congestion at harbour tunnel

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A government report is due out soon on how to increase the traffic through the Eastern and Western harbour tunnels. As a car owner I should have welcomed the interim statement from ... that will subsidise billions of dollars for a few minority car owners at the expense of the general public. The real issue is the low fee and the convenient location of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel which results ...




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