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  1. Taxi damaged as debris falls off another building into street

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... have prompted calls for thorough inspections of older buildings throughout the city. A large piece of concrete and tiles fell off the outer wall of Victoria Court in Hing Fat Street yesterday morning. No one was injured but the debris struck the back of a taxi. The slab fell from a third-floor wall of the residential building. Part of a street beside the building was sealed off after ...

  2. Ghost busters

    Posted Sep 20th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... in the way of wandering spirits, taking pains not to step on drifting ash from the burning ghost money offered up on Macau's streets. But the city's public buses must have offended some ... and the driver narrowly missed a number of head-on collisions before colliding with a wall. Five days later, a second bus slammed into two parked vehicles, then spun and hit a tree on the footpath. All ...

  3. Days of plunder

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... human settlement in the Zhuhai, Macau and Zhongshan city region and has 22 recognised heritage sites- temples, mansions and sculptures rich in cultural and architectural beauty. Only last ... an international city, will eventually result in new buildings totalling 5.7 million square metres of floor space worth an estimated 20 billion yuan. The demolition of Shanchang, to make way for new ...

  4. Storm swimmers irk weather chief

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Fox Yi Hu, Nick Gentle

    ... blocking roads and needed to be chopped up and removed. Gale-force winds caused minor damage to a number of sites around the city, with six reports of collapsed scaffolding, 11 of falling bricks ... and injured dozens more in Guangdong, but no major damage was reported. A 45-year-old migrant worker was killed in Dongguan on Friday afternoon when a wind-damaged wall collapsed on her and seriously ...

  5. Residents live in fear as Macau's illegal guesthouses flourish

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... China Morning Post investigation has found. Locals believe there are hundreds of such guesthouses in the Macau Strip, the city's traditional gaming area where most casinos are located. ... to provide any receipt for the room charge of HK$100. The 1,000 sq ft flat was divided into seven bedrooms, with the living area turned into two bedrooms walled by boards. Even a 30 sq ft balcony ...

  6. Grounded goddess

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu With buildings popping up like mushrooms, a scenic view today can be a blank wall tomorrow in Macau. And not even the gods and goddesses are immune from broken sight lines. ... Kok', which the Portuguese repeated as 'Macau'. The city has had nine reclamation drives since the 1980s. Five of them have extended the land between the temple and the sea. ...

  7. Historic battles

    Posted Oct 25th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu, Macau Macau historians have barely recovered from the joy of seeing city landmarks inscribed in Unesco's World Heritage list last year. So you wouldn't expect that they're already having to defend some of them from developers. But fast and furious urban development is swelling the city in all directions: the remains of old Macau are feeling the squeeze. ...

  8. Dicing with death in Shenzhen sham clinics

    Posted Oct 16th 2005, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... of such underground operations in the city- by the 'doctor' who ran it. But when they arrived, she had fled without calling emergency services, leaving Hong Yuting for dead. Wing-lam now spends ... district, an area with more than 26,000 migrant workers. At a clinic in Xin An Building No1- a hole-in-the-wall 300 sq ft room with no name or sign outside- a dishevelled 'doctor' wearing ...



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