Light my fire

Basic flat design has changed little in the past 100 years, with today's high-rise concrete boxes barely different from the beam-and-pillar walk-ups of the early 1900s.

Friday, 14 December, 2007, 12:00am

Perfect landing

Ten tips to arrive in style:

1. Don't use too many hair-styling products prior to taking a long-haul flight - it will result in sticky, flat hair, according to one Hong Kong hair stylist. Instead, if you are a frequent flyer, opt for a shorter, layered cut that will look natural even after a long flight.

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Further Valentine's Day suggestions for the unattached

1. Act surprised and embarrassed when the flowers you ordered arrive at your desk.

2. Hide in the crowd. Attend tonight's Herbie Hancock concert disguised with hep-cat shades and a stick-on goatee.

3. Log on to Reverend Sun Myung Moon's homepage.

4. Draw the curtains. Strip down to your underwear. Look at your body in the mirror. Cry.

14 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

$2m appeal

At least $2 million is required to buy blankets and jackets to keep thousands of poor and elderly warm. The Hong Kong Red Cross has made an urgent appeal for donations to purchase 10,000 blankets and 10,000 jackets because its stock is running out.

8 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Blanket bid to halt cell deaths

THE 2,590 blankets used in police cells will soon be replaced by tear-proof bed covers to minimise chances of suspects committing suicide while in custody.

The police have identified 10 samples of material made of artificial and natural fibres such as modacrylic, wool and cotton from China and Britain.

29 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Child appeal

Police are seeking pulbic help to trace the family of an abandoned girl who is in Yan Chai Hospital under observation. The three-year-old, wrapped in a yellow blanket, was found on January 16 outside a school in Hoi Shing Road.

18 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Street sleeper dies as temperatures fall

THE cold spell has apparently claimed its first victim.

A street sleeper who failed to get a blanket from the Social Welfare Department was found dead in a Hunghom park early yesterday when the temperature had fallen to 11 degrees Celsius.

5 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Blankets issued

AS temperatures dropped over the weekend, the Social Welfare Department distributed 542 blankets to street sleepers throughout the territory. The Royal Observatory says the cold weather will continue until Wednesday.

18 Jan 1993 - 12:00am

Cold brings blankets out

HONGKONG yesterday experienced its coldest day in almost a year, sending shivering street sleepers under cover as temperatures dropped to five degrees Celsius in the urban areas and plummeted to minus two on Tai Mo Shan.

While some street sleepers went indoors to the Government shelters, most braved the cold with only an extra blanket and newspapers for cover.

17 Jan 1993 - 12:00am