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  1. Centre provides clear view of life inHong Kong waters

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... called Transparency which allows visitors to view the marine life in Hong Kong waters without getting wet. The boat trip lasts about an hour. Transparency can accommodate up to 40 passengers ... and encouraging public participation, it is hoped that Hong Kong's precious marine resources can be better protected for the enjoyment of future generations. At the opening ceremony, Brian Stevenson, ...

  2. Water taxis offer options and can include existing transport operators

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The discussion over the concept of water taxis is an encouraging sign the Hong Kong community is reconnecting with the water, our fabulous 1,000 kilometres of mostly natural shorelines and many islands. Water taxis have always existed in Hong Kong, and many are operating today under different names. Unregulated walla-wallas can be hailed or called almost anywhere for trips ...

  3. Global firm floats plan for water taxi service

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com An international company is interested in running a water taxi service in Victoria Harbour, despite grim business prospects for local ferries, the head of the harbour watchdog has revealed. The government and the Harbourfront Commission are determined to increase the vibrancy of the waterfront, but have expressed doubts about the feasibility of a water ...

  4. Burst water main paralyses business in busy districts

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Martin Wong

    ... Elaine Yau and Martin Wong A burst water main in Wong Nai Chung Road that brought a day-long drought to some of the city's busiest areas might force engineers to speed up the pipe replacement programme, the Water Supplies Department said yesterday. Water supplies to Causeway Bay and Wan Chai were suspended for most of the day after the pipe burst. The water main is included ...

  5. Writing in Water

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stan Lai directs the HK Repertory Theatre in a Zen comedy about dreams, travelling, memories and the search for happiness. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Starring Rosa Maria Velasco and Mercy Wong Wai-chi (above). Tue-Mar 22, 24-26, 7.45 ...

  6. Water of life

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Primary school pupils, all aged 10, water gardens they helped plant in Chai Wan yesterday as part of a project to plant 100,000 trees and shrubs throughout Hong Kong to mark the 10th anniversary of the handover. Acting Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Donald Tong Chi-keung, who took part in the planting, said it was hoped the exercise would enhance people's sense ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are running out of natural resources. Competition in some regions for clean water has caused conflict, with fears that it might one day lead to a third world war. We also face a future with shortages ... gathers pace. We all need to be more environmentally aware and stop wasting precious resources such as water and electricity. We can still prevent a major disaster but time is running out. Shirley ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... easy to save water. If people reduce the amount of water they use they will have a smaller water bill and in the long term they will be helping to save this precious resource for future ... What can be done to save water? Everyone has a role to play in the effort to save water. Governments, firms, institutions, households and individuals should all get involved. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Wan Chai site marked out for new convention centre

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Ada Lee

    ... for convention and meeting facilities and other commercial-related uses would optimise the land resources and meet the economic needs of Hong Kong," the report said. The block will be built ...

  10. STAYING busy

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of water in sight. The answer is that this is where the harbour used to be. Over the years, Wan Chai ('small cove' in Cantonese) has gradually extended northwards, and continues to do so. ... a number of upmarket boutiques, bars and eateries. Stamp of approval The former Post Office on Queen's Road East, which originally opened in 1915, is now an Environmental Resource Centre. ...




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