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  1. Loo and behold!

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cecilie Gamst Berg This column is called So Near, Yet So Feared for obvious reasons. The mainland is our hinterland and yet that large and looming entity is greatly dreaded by many in Hong Kong. I get the impression it's not communism, being rounded ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Preacher who allegedly showered with boys 'unwise' but not guilty of indecent assault, rules court

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by JULIE CHU

    ... took them swimming and to take part in other sports, after which they would shower together in public washrooms. The judge found marked differences in the boys' evidence about the alleged ...

  3. Flushing disguises gushing, to stop Japanese blushing

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Japanese women spend on average 30 per cent more time responding to nature's call than Chinese women, according to Professor Wu, Taiwan's leading toilet expert. The pioneer said the extra time was mostly due to cultural conditioning ...

  4. No private toilets provided at stricken home for the elderly

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The Social Welfare Department has come under strong criticism after it was revealed yesterday that a home for the elderly where gastroenteritis broke out was suspected of breaching licensing conditions by allegedly failing to provide its own toi ...

  5. Thieves strip public toilets of fittings

    Posted Aug 19th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo Government faces $31,000 replacement costs due to crimewave sparked by soaring price of scrap metal If you find no toilet paper in a public toilet because the tissue holder is gone, or if you cannot wash your hands because the taps are gone too, ...

  6. Relief in sight

    Posted Aug 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing, New York When the Republicans fly in from around the US to hold their national convention in Manhattan at the end of the month, they may be planning on a spot of sightseeing and shopping to break up the intensity of the politics. But like a ...

  7. Child-sized toilets urged for public facilities

    Posted Sep 27th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Child-sized toilets should be installed in public washrooms because children aged three to six are not tall enough to use the adult ones, Kwun Tong district councillor Yu Sau-chun said. A survey she did this month found that 62 per cent of 500 children interviewed said they had difficulties answering the call of nature as they were not tall enough to use the toilet ...

  8. Gone in 7 minutes: jewel chief's HK$12m ring

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Leaving behind a lipstick or even a purse in the ladies' washroom will hardly raise an eyebrow after Caroline Scheufele managed to lose a 16.83 carat emerald ring worth an estimated HK$12.23 million. A reward of up to HK$500,000 has been offered to find the ring that vanished in minutes after being left in a fourth-floor washroom at the Four ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Stress over working mother's lack of privacy to pump milk

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by Olga Wong

    ... less milk than I used to. I feel insecure whenever I do it in the office," said Tong, who works for a finance company at IFC. "They designed a washroom with shower facilities ... breast pump. Worse, one of the rooms is in a bathroom. "It's unacceptable … I won't prepare my daughter's meal in a washroom," Tong said. In Singapore, nursing rooms ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Controversy over urinating toddler threatens to escalate as state media, angry net users weigh in

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 07:35pm by Tanna Chong

    ... to modern standards People’s Daily commentary It added: “It is normal for kids to have difficulties holding in their urine. If there is a long queue at the washroom … one can understand ...




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