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  1. Public backs tougher hygiene measures

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... With Team Clean's efforts to spruce up the city, and tougher penalties being imposed on litterbugs, it should come as no surprise that confidence in the government's handling of hygiene issues has risen dramatically, from 48.4 per cent during th ...

  2. Corks pop for French finale

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... When a big house party at the Kee Club marked the end of Le French May series of cultural events, guests piled in as early as 10.30pm, just to beat the nightspot's members-only queue. Spotted entering the club were French Consul-General Serge Mostura ...

  3. Trees face uncertain future

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Trees on our planet are becoming endangered and we need to do something to save them. Of the 422,000 species of trees in existence, 94,400 are endangered, according to a biological and earth sciences expert at a talk organised by the Hong Kong Polytechnic ...

  4. Cathay announces new flights to Taipei, Sapporo and Osaka

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Updated at 12.02pm: Cathay Pacific Airways has announced new flights to Taipei and the Japanese cities of Sapporo and Osaka. Cathay Pacific chief operating officer Philip Chen said: ?Cathay Pacific?s continued investment in new aircraft and steady expansi ...

  5. Designer uses fireworks to paint pictures in the sky

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Most boys love playing with fire - but few get to turn it into a legitimate career. But Jeff Lui Pak-lap plays with fire so well the 32-year-old is representing Hong Kong in the International Musical Fireworks Competition, which reaches its grand finale o ...

  6. Cantonese is falling out of favour with foreigners

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... University students and foreigners in Hong Kong are queuing to learn Putonghua - and for one of the top centres of Cantonese scholarship, that is bad news. While 457 foreigners graduated from Chinese University's Putonghua course last year, it taught ...

  7. Outdoor dining is now top of the menu for customers

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Restaurant owners are rushing to get approval for alfresco services to boost business The face of Hong Kong dining is changing with new regulations that make it easier for restaurants to set up tables and chairs outdoors. Six months after the government e ...

  8. Campaign tackles leading cause of blindness

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Eye experts have launched an education campaign about the leading cause of blindness in Hong Kong. They are offering free screening to raise awareness of macular degeneration, which is caused by deterioration of the central part of the retina. The disorde ...

  9. Delicacies require skill and experience

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... With the modern technology available nowadays, people often do not appreciate the work that goes into the preparation of mooncakes. Lam Kam-chan, 55, a mooncake master for Kee Wah, has been in the business for more than 30 years. He described the way moon ...

  10. Tradition still rules mooncake market

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Conventional recipe remains popular but baker laments that people are becoming picky For years people have predicted the demise of the traditional mooncake, and bakeries have come up with increasingly exotic varieties. There have been snowy mooncakes, cho ...




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