The joys of being a clown

A ball hangs suspended in the air. Ask any student of physics to explain and there will be a torrent of logical, rational arguments to account for the ball's unwillingness to fall to the floor.

Friday, 15 August, 1997, 12:00am

Park hosts fun day

The spirit of the Youth Arts Festival can be found nowhere more than at the opening event, Art In The Park.

'It's all about people participating, having fun and having a go at arts they can't normally take part in,' says Lindsey McAlister.

11 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Woman and daughter try to build home on footbridge

A homeless woman and her daughter were taken to hospital after they tried to erect a shelter on a footbridge in City Garden, North Point.

Koon Mei-ling, 46, and her daughter, aged about four, tried to put up a shelter with two umbrellas and a rattan blind on the footbridge over City Garden Road.

4 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Hi-tech age caught in time warp

The dark-skinned man in bare feet wore a banian and lungi. As he leaned over a well to pull a pot of water towards him, a mischievous grin masked his face when he turned to look at the disorientated group of tourists emerging from a minibus.

'Please come inside and have a cup of tea. We are watching Dallas, ' he said, with the merest trace of an Indian accent.

15 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Bitter pill for law enforcers

The country of Mickey Spillane and Raymond Chandler is finding that the 'mickey finn' of crime novel folklore is alive and well in 1996.

A 'mickey' - the knockout pill surreptitiously slipped into a vodka martini - has found a modern-day equivalent, and the Government believes it is the most serious plot twist in the criminal genre for some time.

23 Jun 1996 - 12:00am


I would like to respond to the article in the Sunday Morning Post, on April 28, headlined, 'Cruel rules to hit homeless', which highlights a law that will soon come into force which would allow homeless people's belongings to be confiscated and disposed of.

5 May 1996 - 12:00am

'Cruel' rules to hit homeless

THE street-sleepers of Hong Kong seem set to become a vanishing breed.

First, deaths from the early-year cold snap depleted their numbers. Now, the same government that was caught out over blanket handouts as temperatures plummeted wants to dump their few remaining belongings.

28 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Cold spell blamed for new deaths

AT least six more elderly or homeless people are believed to have died because of the cold, bringing the Lunar New Year toll to 43.

Despite a slight rise in temperatures, officials said they would keep open 18 temporary shelters, although few street-sleepers had used them.

The Government Information Service confirmed six deaths believed to be linked to the cold.

26 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

'Give us homes - not charity'

'I'M a stubborn person. I prefer to live in the street. Nobody can help me. Please go away.' Bong, a 52-year-old odd-job man, is typical of many street-sleepers. He wants a proper home, but the frustration of waiting has turned to anger.

24 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Groups reach out to elderly and homeless

SIX major charities contribute to the welfare of the territory's elderly and homeless mostly through outreach programmes and providing shelters or clothing.

The Reverend Daniel Tse Yan-san of Christians for the Homeless Association said his group visited street-sleepers and cage people twice a week to offer counselling and clothes.

24 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Keep home in your heart for homeless

IT was chilly this Christmas Eve when a group of tai pai dong-goers were enjoying their late night meal to celebrate the festive season.

'Would you give me some noodles please?' a shabby old man carrying two plastic bags asked with a shaking voice. He asked twice and the party felt awkward. He was intruding on their festive mood.

27 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Homes lost

SEVENTY families comprising 200 people will be made homeless by government resumption of land in Diamond Hill for development. Those eligible will be rehoused.

16 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

City's homeless turfed out for APEC summit

OSAKA will be on its best behaviour this week when heads of government from 17 of the 18 member countries of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation forum gather there for the organisation's third annual summit.

But one group of residents in Japan's third-largest city will not be on hand to celebrate.

15 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Trio give circus a new definition

YOUNGSTERS will have a chance to get involved in street theatre, combined with music and circus tricks, this weekend when three performers from Scotland display their skills in the territory for the first time.

10 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Fun gifts to amuse and spoil big boys

MANY women find choosing gifts for men, especially fathers, a daunting task. But shopping need not be a headache if shoppers look for gift ideas in some of the leading stores in Central.

Tequila Kola, in Prince's Building, has plenty of fun items. Need a stress-reliever? Try juggling. A pack of three juggling balls costs $295.

11 Jun 1995 - 12:00am