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  1. 'Launch water taxis for arts hub shows'

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Lo and Olga Wong A town planner is warning that interim cultural programmes planned for the West Kowloon arts hub will not succeed without improved access to the venue. Town planner Pong Yuen-yee said the government should consider supporting a water taxi to the site, 'instead of just relying on the remote MTR station'. 'It can be an additional service ...

  2. Water quality at swimming pools defended

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Leisure and Cultural Services Department yesterday denied a Chinese-language newspaper report alleging the water quality of some public swimming pools was not up to standard. The department said samples were taken from Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon Park, Shing Mun Valley, Jordan Valley and Victoria Park pools that were tested weekly, and all the results were up to standard. ...

  3. A big splash of waste

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai More than one million litres of fresh water go down the drain at five public swimming centres every day. That's according to a new report, commissioned by the Water Supplies Department last year. It has sparked calls for better water management. The figures suggest that up to six million litres of water are used and lost daily at the Leisure and Cultural ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 20, 2012

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... report referred to analysts casting doubts on Ma's intention to co-operate with Beijing. Clearly, there is a blurring of the issues of sovereignty and resource development. As the strongest claimant to Diaoyus' sovereignty, Taiwan refuses to work with China with regard to that claim. However, when it comes to developing natural resources around this disputed area, Taipei welcomes ...

  5. Victim of burst water main dies as another floods Kowloon street

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Danny Mok A water department worker struck by a 20kg stopcock that shot from a burst water main on Monday died of his injuries in hospital last night hours after another burst underground water pipe caused traffic chaos in Kowloon. Hung Kee-hung, 56, a workman from the Water Supplies Department, died at 6.43pm yesterday at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern ...

  6. James Bond's old watering hole, Bottoms Up, goes on the market

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Bottoms Up, the bar which- in its original, Tsim Sha Tsui cellar location- rose to fame after appearing in the James Bond film The Man With The Golden Gun, is up for sale. Manager Vitus Cheung said the bar's shareholders believed that after 36 years of service, Bottoms Up, now a first-floor watering hole in Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, could be the oldest in Hong ...

  7. Week ahead

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today Application for ESF kindergartens Online applications have commenced for the four ESF international kindergartens (Abacus in Clear Water Bay, Hillside on Hong Kong Island, Tsing Yi, and Wu Ka Sha near Ma On Shan) for the 2012-13 academic year. Until Oct 31, HK$300 application fee. Inquiries: www.esf.org Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Christoph Eschenbach conducts baritone ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Facelift for three Hong Kong harbourfront areas

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... The harbour is seen by some as boring and inaccessible. A new authority is likely to make it more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly, with a mix of more land and water-based activities. The need ...

  9. 'There is no place like this in Hong Kong'

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... brother, Wong learned the trade that would sustain him for much of his life- buying and selling antiques, curios and jewellery. Through his interaction with customers, the resourceful young man ... of the building and I had not moved in yet,' he says. And he has forgotten the power cut that left thousands of people without water and electricity for more than a week in 1993. In 2001, Wong found ...

  10. Letters

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... appliances. Structurally there remains no incentive for the electrical companies to encourage me to dry my clothes in the sunlight, or to install a solar hot-water heater. A wealthy city like Hong ... are helpful but just not sufficient for our profligate consumption of resources and unsustainable waste generation. The challenge is also for a new economic system that is environmentally suitable ...




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