The really expensive phone is here

Photo: AFP

It has finally arrived. The summons came in a phone call: come to the 3 shop in Hutchison House and collect your iphone 5. After the weeks of waiting. They made it sound so simple, just rock up and get it. “Take a seat,” said the girl and handed me a ripped-off ticket with a number, like the CitySuper cheese counter. 

Sunday, 28 October, 2012, 9:56am

Shoebox defeat

A woman walks past a property agent's office in Hong Kong on August 23, 2011. Photo: AFP

It’s time to chuck in the towel on the shoebox front. Weeks of traipsing around the seedier corners of Wan Chai, Tin Hau and Sai Ying Pun have proved one thing. Small flats are ridiculously expensive and anyone who buys one now needs their head examining.

17 Oct 2012 - 9:50am

Welcome Britain’s prosperity vice consul

I for one assumed that Cool Britannia was gently slipping down the tubes as Europe’s westerly outlying islands gradually succumb to the economic diseases blowing across from the mainland. But I was wrong.

16 Oct 2012 - 10:42am