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Mall owner keen for wheeling and dealing

The Link Management plans to attract cyclists to use its malls around the city by offering support services such as bike rentals, wheel repairs and perhaps even shower rooms.

Wednesday, 11 January, 2012, 12:00am


Mainland hygiene needs improving

During visits to the mainland, you often find there aren't enough rubbish bins.

As a result, locals simply throw rubbish on the ground or dump it somewhere else.

Hygiene on the mainland is not good enough and it causes some problems.

Firstly, the lack of proper hygiene harms the image of the country.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Authorities criticised for seizing bicycles

A green group slammed the government for discouraging the use of environmentally friendly transport as illegally parked bicycles outside the Tai Wai MTR station were confiscated after very short notice.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Fast electric bikes to be forced off the road

Many of the mainland's army of battery-powered-bicycle riders will have to abandon their bikes soon after the central government ordered local authorities to begin eliminating those that are faster or heavier than allowed by a 12-year-old regulation.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

A bargain at HK$41 but 'they don't work'

When the government seizes a bicycle, discards a computer or comes across an abandoned toaster at a housing estate, it sells them to the public by auction at the Government Logistics Centre in Chai Wan.

25 Jul 2010 - 12:00am


What can be done about the problem of waste?

It is absurd for government officials to criticise the idea of waste charges when they cannot remove the need for incinerators or landfills ('Greens question policy as city's waste levels pile up even faster', September 10).

21 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

Attitudes to fashion haven't changed in 90 years - tai-tai existed even in 1919, as Florence Rose shows in her review on the front page of March 8.

10 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Bicycle safety device nets inventors six trophies

Riding a bicycle in Hong Kong can be hazardous, especially when negotiating the traffic, hairpin bends and precipitous slopes of the Mid-Levels.

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

The Epiplectic Bicycle

Japan's Puppet Theatre Hitomi-za presents a story that follows two siblings' adventure with a magical bike, mixing scenarios from Edward Gorey's The Epiplectic Bicycle (above) and The Hapless Child. Part of the International Arts Carnival. Today, 11am, 3pm, 7.30pm, tomorrow, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

2 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Rise or demise?

Thirty-five years ago, when I made my first visit to mainland China, I was appalled by what I took to be the backwardness and poverty of the place. People lived simply, dressed simply and rarely threw anything away.

2 Jul 2008 - 12:00am