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  1. We can't afford another disaster in the harbour

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dangerous sediment will be removed by major engineering projects starting soon in Victoria Harbour. Assurances have been made that every measure is in place to protect marine life and water quality, but authorities would do well to revisit past mistakes to prevent another catastrophe. Our harbour is, after all, Hong Kong's most important asset. Despite that, we've got an appalling record ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Motorcyclist critical after crash A motorcyclist, 49, was fighting for his life after his motorbike slammed into a lamp post in Kwun Tong Road near Kai Tai Court, Kowloon Bay, at about 6am yesterday. He suffered injuries to his head and chest. He was in c ...

  3. Inquiry starts into fire and explosions in cargo on mainland vessel

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Magnesium, which produces an inflammable gas in contact with water, is suspected to have caused three explosions on a mainland cargo vessel that injured 12 firemen and six crew members on Tuesday. A fire officer investigating the blasts said t ...

  4. The Planner

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... songs. Today, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2305 3738 Johnnie Walker Keep Walking Duo Eason Live in Concert 2010 Canto-pop singer Eason Chan ... 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6050 0529 Extra-curricular Easter Family Excursion at HK Wetland Park Family-oriented nature education activities including puppet shows, drama ...

  5. The Planner

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and English surtitles. Today, Sat-Apr 4, 2.45pm, also Tue, Thu-Sat 7.45pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$140, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900 Midnight Angel A stage adaptation ... floral-art demonstrations and plant-maintenance workshops. Today, 9am-9pm, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, HK$14. Inquiries: 2601 8260 Mui Wo Hung Shing Festival Local lantern-festival activities ...

  6. City Briefs

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Harbour activists repeat call for project review The Society for Protection of the Harbour yesterday met senior officials and again urged them to send the controversial Central reclamation project to the Town Planning Board for a review. Society chairwoman Christine Loh Kung-wai said she also requested a fresh round of public consultation on all reclamation projects in Victoria ...

  7. Tung's soft side bared in father's diary

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa burst into tears when he phoned his father, shipping magnate Tung Chao-yung, about the sinking of their family's ship, Seawise University, in Victoria Harbour in 1972. The vessel- originally the luxury liner the Queen Elizabeth- had been bought by Tung Chao-yung (pictured with his new wife in 1936), who spent $30 million refurbishing ...

  8. City briefs

    Posted Aug 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Tornado' in Wan Chai just a squall, says expert Strong winds that damaged trees in Wan Chai on Wednesday were unlikely to have been the result of a mini-tornado, a weather expert said yesterday. Witnesses said that between noon and 1pm, as a severe storm bore down on the city, they saw a 10 metre-high vortex of rain come swirling down Harbour Road. It ripped ...

  9. Short straw dims New Year glow

    Posted Jan 28th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Danny Mok, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... burst into flames near the end of the HK$5 million spectacle that lit up Victoria Harbour. The barge's two crewmen were rescued. No one was hurt. Within minutes thick black smoke had ... the Kowloon City ferry pier. A lucky 23,888 fireworks formed the display, which was watched by 250,000 people lining both sides of Victoria Harbour and featured the character for ox. The crowd ...

  10. Queen of the oceans makes first visit to city

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... in Victoria Harbour after a fire in 1972. 'Hong Kong has always been one of my favourite harbours in the world,' its captain, Julian Burgess, said. Hong Kong ranked as the most popular port ...




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