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Day to free your mind and tell how you feel

Hongkongers will be able to send a personal letter to someone they love for free next month.

Thursday, 15 September, 2011, 12:00am

Post a personal letter for free

People have been invited to post a personal local letter for free on Friday, World Post Day. About 48,000 free letters were posted last year. The words 'personal letter' and the receiver's name and address must be on the front of the envelope and the sender's name and address on the back. Special posting boxes will be placed at post offices to collect the letters.

6 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Police say powder letters are criminal intimidation

Police last night classified the discovery at the General Post Office in Central of an unidentified but harmless powder in letters addressed to businesses in the area a case of criminal intimidation.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

6,500 letters go astray daily for want of accuracy

When you are addressing an envelope make sure you use the right district, don't resort to abbreviations and don't make up street names.

That is the message from Hongkong Post, which wants help to cut down undeliverable mail.

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Perfect letters and envelopes

In these days of instant e-mails, people are sending fewer handwritten letters through the post. But there are still occasions when it is necessary or the best thing to do.

16 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

DELIVERY SYSTEM IS SERIOUSLY FLAWED

I find the service provided by Hongkong Post with regard to delivery of parcels very unsatisfactory.

29 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

New system to help post office deliver the goods

ALL 2.5 MILLION addresses in the Special Administrative Region will each be assigned a unique eight-digit postcode in the next fiscal year, in an effort to upgrade Hongkong Post's services.

21 May 2002 - 12:00am

$24m lost through overseas loophole

The Post Office is powerless to prevent its overseas counterparts abusing a loophole to pay less than rates set by an international postal alliance for sending mail to Hong Kong, a Legco hearing has been told.

9 May 2002 - 12:00am

No need for post code system yet in SAR

We refer to Andy Ho's column headlined 'Lack of post code has SAR lost in the mail' (South China Morning Post, November 6) and to the letters from R. Beaud headlined 'Postal parochialism is unacceptable', and Pete Spurrier 'Helpful codes' (Post, November 12 and 16, respectively).

4 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

No need for post code system yet in SAR

We refer to Andy Ho's column headlined 'Lack of post code has SAR lost in the mail' (South China Morning Post, November 6) and to the letters from R. Beaud headlined 'Postal parochialism is unacceptable', and Pete Spurrier 'Helpful codes' (Post, November 12 and 16, respectively).

4 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

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