Central Station


Why close Airport Express?

Like many people, my travel arrangements were significantly affected by Severe Typhoon Vicente on Tuesday.

Saturday, 28 July, 2012, 12:00am



LG/F, 97 Wellington Street, Central. Tel: 2810 6969. So exclusive it's almost secretive, this club's black wooden floors and secluded booths lend themselves to privacy. Recommended: its premium spirits.


26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Double dose of chaos for commuters

Getting to work yesterday morning proved a nightmare for commuters in the wake of Typhoon Vicente, with roads blocked by fallen trees and transport hubs struggling to cope.

After a night of chaos - during which taxi drivers ramped up fares as much as 10-fold - commuter misery began anew.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Firms expand their horizons

When choosing suitable locations for new serviced apartments, operators are increasingly looking for sites beyond Hong Kong's traditional core areas.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Filibuster is part of democracy

Hong Kong has been criticised for lacking democracy.

For example, we still do not have universal suffrage for the election of the chief executive and we have functional constituencies.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am


HK a very secure and tolerant city

I recently spent three months as an exchange student in Hong Kong and what surprised me most was the high level of personal security in the city and the tolerance people showed towards each other.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Man causes bomb scare at Central MTR station

Four entrances to the busy Central MTR station were closed yesterday for 45 minutes after a man clashed with passengers and railway staff, causing officers from bomb disposal and counter-terror units to be called.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

California Suite

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

The Planner


A Jewelled World

Indian Mughal jewellery and related items from China, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma and Indonesia. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 11am-5pm, Altfield Gallery, 248-9 Prince's Building, 10 Chater Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2537 6370. Ends May 21

Marlene Mocquet

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Three rail lines may be on the cards, says bureau

At least three more railway projects - including a Siu Sai Wan extension and a spur line parallel to the Island Line - could be proposed after the government decides this year on the rail projects for the next stage of post-2020 development.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am


Rent vacant schools to competitors

In Hong Kong there are around 175 vacant school premises that were closed due to an insufficient number of students.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Cyclists say Star Ferry fare rise is unfair

Disappointed cyclists said they would travel by ferry less often after the government approved new charges for taking bikes on the Star Ferry yesterday, along with weekend and holiday price increases for two routes.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


One-child policy is so destructive

The one-child policy was launched in 1979 as a form of population control on the mainland.

It has helped bring prosperity to China by boosting economic growth and improving people's quality of life. But it has also brought serious social problems.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

XXX marks the hot spot

It's 2am on a Saturday morning and something's happening in the otherwise sleepy district of Sheung Wan. On a quiet, mostly residential street, a rabble of young rousers has gathered outside a seemingly innocuous metal door.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am


Baccarat Prince's Building, Central, T 2537 2303

CHANEL G/F & M/F, Prince's Building, Chater Rd, Central, T 2869 4898

Club Med 13/F, Winway Building, Central, T 3111 9388

Dior Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Rd Central, T 3521 1386

DUNHILL Shop 315-6 Pacific Place, Admiralty, T 2537 1009

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am