Amateur Radio

Clubhouses are big drawcard

Homebuyers are being pampered with the ultimate in luxury from developers today, but a distinctive residence requires more than stunning architecture and high-grade interior provisions.

Friday, 23 March, 2012, 12:00am

Time to get it right on private clubs

Private clubs in Hong Kong are a peculiar reminder of the privileges enjoyed by the well-to-do in the colonial era. The clubs, which occupy some of the city's prime sites for free or a nominal rent for decades, are open only to those who can afford handsome membership fees.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Make the rich pay for their fun

No one likes to subsidise the expensive private clubs that are the exclusive haunts of powerful tycoons and rich tai-tais. Yet however you spin it, this is what the government has been doing by leasing land to these clubs free of charge or for a token annual sum.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Long-term leases for top clubs despite review call

The government plans to renew 15-year leases for dozens of exclusive clubs enjoying prime sites despite a lawmakers' motion calling on it to offer only short-term tenancies until a review is completed.

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Elite clubs may have to open doors wider

Members of the most elite private recreational clubs face the horror of horrors - having to share facilities including toiletries and changing-rooms with outsiders.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am

Exclusive club invites you to invite yourself

Knowledge is power, the ad says. We thought it was a new think-tank, or new recruitment for students at a university. But no, it's the new Racing Club, set up by the Jockey Club and aimed at attracting young horse-racing enthusiasts.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Jockey Club to open first mainland clubhouse in Beijing

The project, aimed at boosting membership and income, will be part of Fu Wah International's Golden Street development

Hong Kong Jockey Club will open its first clubhouse in the mainland next year, aimed at increasing its membership and widening its sources of income.

16 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Party raises alarm on worn-out signs

Abandoned boards are dangerous, members say

Abandoned and poorly maintained commercial signs are a danger in older districts and the government is not doing enough to regulate them, a political party warned yesterday.

28 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

House 12, Strawberry Hill

8 Plunkett's Road

Age: 29 years

Size: 2,945 sq ft

Layout: four bedrooms

For sale: by tender

Agent: Savills (Hong Kong)

15 Jun 2005 - 12:00am


23 Old Peak Road, Mid-Levels

Year of completion: 1991

Size: 1,926 square feet to 2,691 sq ft

Layout: three to four bedrooms

For rent: from $65,000

Agent: CB Richard Ellis

21 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Ready for the Olympics - and beyond?

Commencing on August 8, 2008, our country will host the Olympic Games, but is Hong Kong ready to take advantage of the opportunities that this affords?

6 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Club class

'ARE YOU A member?' a hostess asks you on the doorstep of a posh private club. If the answer is no, chances are the encounter will be an embarrassing one that leaves you stewing over your lack of funds to cover the prohibitive membership fee.

27 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Sports clubs can help relieve stress

Victoria Button's report on sports clubs ('Public picks up tab for exclusive clubs', South China Morning Post, October 26) focused on their occupation of land granted on favourable terms by the Government, the implication being that members were being subsidised.

29 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

'Exclusive' clubs contribute to SAR sporting community

Victoria Button's report headlined 'Public picks up tab for exclusive clubs' (South China Morning Post, October 26) on private clubs enjoying discounts at the expense of taxpayers, makes no mention of two other points.

29 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

SAR's distorted policy on radio hams

The report 'Trailwalker event wins radio network reprieve' (South China Morning Post, November 8) omitted one very important fact - that the Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting Society had asked the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) to allow its members to make use of frequencies which have been allocated by the International Telecommunications Union to amateur radio operators.

18 Nov 2000 - 12:00am