Beaches of Hong Kong

Letters to the Editor, October 24, 2012

A women-only commuter carriage in Jakarta. Photo: EPA

Means test is part of prudent budget policies

I share Bess Tsang's view that the means test for the proposed HK$2,200-a-month old age subsidy should not be abolished ("Why means test must not be scrapped", October 22).

Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, 2:19am 4 comments

HK's pellet woes

A ship's lost cargo has locals worried about the quality of the city's fish.

Several restaurant owners have decided to import fish from outside Hong Kong after local fish farmers reported that small amounts of plastic pellets were found in Ma Wan and Cheung Sha Wan fish culture zones. Local wet markets has also seen a drop in fish sales.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Sai Wan site step closer to parkland

A private enclave on Sai Kung's remote and scenic Tai Long Wan coast could be incorporated into the surrounding country park early next year, after government advisers endorsed the proposal.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:16pm

Ministers contrite over pellet plague

The health and environment ministers vowed to improve procedures yesterday in the face of mounting criticism of the government's delayed response to the waves of plastic pellets washed onto Hong Kong's shores following Severe Typhoon Vicente two weeks ago.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Schizophrenic suspected of throwing baby to its death in court for infanticide

Schizophrenic suspected of throwing baby to its death in court for infanticide

Murder suspect Wong Choi-ching arrives at Kowloon City Court, where she made her first appearance on charges of murdering her baby daughter, who died after being thrown from the eighth floor of a public housing estate in Cheung Sha Wan. The court heard that Wong, 29, had been suffering from a mental illness since 1995. She remains in custody after the preliminary hearing.

14 Aug 2012 - 7:49pm

City Digest

Bomb hoax grounds plane for two hours

A bomb scare grounded a plane for two hours at Chek Lap Kok airport yesterday. Passengers were evacuated from Shanghai-bound China Eastern Airlines flight MU502 after it was halted on the runway at 12.30pm. Nothing suspicious was found and it left at 2.45pm. It was believed to have been a hoax call.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sino Land in race for hotel site in Hung Hom

Four bids were submitted yesterday in tenders for a hotel site in Hung Hom and two for a residential site at Mui Wo on Lantau Island, the Lands Department said.

A representative for Sino Land said the company had submitted bids for the sites.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sun goes down early on beach food kiosks

Food and drink kiosk operators on many Hong Kong beaches will have to get used to strict closing times and permanent furniture installed by the government in public areas, as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department responds to complaints.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Drug-bust boy saved by consulate

The Mexican consulate has come to the rescue of a two-year-old boy whose parents were arrested on Friday in connection with the city's largest cocaine seizure.

The boy was taken to the Po Leung Kuk orphanage in Causeway Bay as police discussed his highly unusual circumstances with the Mexican authorities.

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Constable found shot dead at police station

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

More beach sports

Kayaking/canoeing, dinghy sailing and windsurfing

Prerequisites: aged eight or above and able to swim 50 metres.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Style Guide

Altfield Gallery Prince's Building, Central T 2537 6370

Bose Times Square, Causeway Bay T 2123 9000

B&W Group Asia 1 Duddell St, Central T 2869 9916

Centro 163 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai T 8101 5722

Chest Apply 301-306 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai T 2803 4638

Christian Louboutin On Lan St, Central T 2118 0016

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Residents of Lamma will be consulted

I refer to your report ('Lamma waterfront plan back on the table', April 26) and editorial 'Lamma islanders ought to be involved in plan', May 2) and a number of letters which have appeared in these columns following your story.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am

Pet lovers want end to destruction

About 100 animal lovers, and 10 pet dogs, marched to the Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices building, the headquarters of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, yesterday to express anger at the government's policy of putting down stray animals. They want the animals sterilised instead. The protesters tied a white ribbon on the main gate.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Ex-police inspector to face court over drugs made in Vietnam

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am