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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Western Harbour Crossing tolls to go up

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Western tunnel to raise tolls by up to HK$12 The Western Harbour Crossing will increase its tolls by amounts ranging from HK$2 to HK$12 from New Year's Day. ... per cent. Private cars will have to pay HK$55 to cross the harbour via the western tunnel, a HK$5 rise. Motorcycles will pay HK$25, HK$2 more. The biggest increase, HK$12, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Eastern Harbour Tunnel tolls rise rejected by arbitrators

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... not be ideally alleviated until the Western Harbour Crossing's contract ended in 2023. ... to Monitor Public Transport and Utilities, believes that after 2016 the tunnel will be managed like the Cross-Harbour Tunnel linking Hung Hom and Causeway Bay. The government would own the tunnel ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - RECREATION

    Sonar detectors to ensure safety in cross-harbour swim

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Hi-tech devices mounted on boats will let organisers know if competitors are drowning Sonar detectors to ensure safety in harbour swim Organisers of Sunday's cross-harbour swim will use sonar technology to identify swimmers who may be in danger of drowning. The Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association said yesterday it would use two ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Winners of cross-harbour swim retain their crowns

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 02:12pm by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com The winners of last year’s revived cross-harbour race managed to stay champions again as 1,679 swimmers jumped into the harbour on Sunday morning. Both ... Kong Amateur Swimming Association (HKASA), relocated the finishing point to Sai Wan Ho Harbour Park Public Pier to accommodate the large number of swimmers; last year it was at Quarry Bay Park. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE

    Veteran swimmers angry at minimum age for cross-harbour swim qualifiers

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... out at age rule for harbour swim Veteran swimmers say they have been prevented from taking part in today's cross-harbour swim because organisers defined the oldest qualifying age category ... of qualifying for the event if I'm up against swimmers nearly 20 years younger than me?" The cross-harbour swim caps the number of competitors at 1,800 based on eligibility- those who took ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CROSS-HARBOUR SWIM

    Last year's Hong Kong cross-harbour swimming champions retain titles

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Stuart Lau, Johnny Tam and Olga Wong Last year's champions repeat the feat The winners of last year's cross-harbour swimming race yesterday held on to their titles despite fierce ... the cross-Tolo Harbour open race next week. George Cho Chiu-ho, 19, who has been deaf since birth, wrote: "I didn't give up because there're people with good health who gave me a lot ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Cherish Victoria Harbour as Hong Kong's richest resource

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... the steps to the Lei Yue Mun public pier in my swimsuit, my thoughts turned briefly to that famous black-and-white photograph of swimmers diving into Victoria Harbour, cross-harbour ferries and high ... I wondered why the cross-harbour race gets so much attention, since open water races take place all around the world. But it's swimming under the city's iconic skyline that makes this swim ...

  8. Tunnel vision

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of water that still remains bridgeless, however, is Victoria Harbour's main fairway. In the early 1950s, it seemed probable that Hong Kong would eventually get a cross-harbour bridge. After ... In 1963, however, the Hong Kong government agreed, in principle, to a cross-harbour tunnel. Victoria City Development, a subsidiary of Wheelock Marden, was appointed to handle the project, and, ...

  9. Lifestyle

    Celebrities go ga ga for Silver Cross at TST store opening

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen Celebrities go ga ga for nursery brand Silver Cross in broody Year of the Dragon The Year of the Dragon has been a big one for celebrity baby boomers, so it's no wonder luxury toddler-ware brands are thriving in Hong Kong. British brand Silver Cross, celebrating its 135th anniversary this year, has opened its first flagship store in Asia at Tsim Sha Tsui's ...

  10. Harbour lights

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vicki Williams foodandwine@scmp.com Tai Mei Tuk is only a short bus ride from bustling Tai Po Market MTR station, but is a long way from its pace. Situated beside Tolo Harbour and not far ... is decidedly Western. The set lunch is value for money, with four courses for HK$150, including steak and ribs for mains. Dishes on the lengthy?a carte menu run the gamut from French toast and chicken ...




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