Net shows public pool Peeping Tom snaps

Swimmers at public pools are being warned to be on their guard as police investigate website images of Hong Kong women clandestinely photographed naked in showers and changing rooms.

Saturday, 11 June, 2005, 12:00am

Camera-phone ban too hard to enforce, says minister

It would be difficult to enforce a law banning mobile phones equipped with cameras from public changing rooms, the secretary for home affairs said yesterday.

Patrick Ho Chi-ping told the Legislative Council it would be hard to judge whether the users were taking photos.

18 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Shoddy cleaning

I frequently use the Kowloon Tsai swimming pool. It is in a lovely location and the staff are polite and helpful.

However, even though the sessions policy is meant to lead to the pool being cleaner, this is not the case. The breaks in between swimming sessions are supposed to be used for cleaning, but I do not think this is being done.

7 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Spoiling the view

The recently renovated changing and shower facilities at the west end of Deep Water Bay, close to Victoria Recreation Club, have been badly designed.

This is a classic case of bureaucrats displaying a lack of common sense and wasting taxpayers' money.

Before the renovation there were changing rooms, but they had outdoor showers.

1 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Safety first for children at pools

I refer to your reader Elaine Ha's article headlined 'Allocate children supervised area' regarding the provision of family changing rooms at public swimming pools (South China Morning Post, April 30).

16 May 2001 - 12:00am

Changing-room arrest

A man was arrested last night after dressing in women's clothes and entering a female changing room in an indoor games hall. The 24-year-old went into the building in Choi Hung Road, San Po Kong, wearing a wig, bra and skirt. Two women changing after an aerobics class alerted police when they spotted the man sitting inside and watching them.

30 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Pool not cleaner

I refer to the letters of Angela Lok ('New public pool hours a flop', South China Morning Post, August 26) and K. Walker ('Forcing swimmers to pay double', Post, September 11) and I agree with them.

This so-called new policy where the opening hours of public swimming pools are divided into three sessions, is a backward step.

16 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Joggers getting raw deal

I MUST express my discontent at the conditions of the men's changing room facilities in Victoria Park. The one I am referring to is located at the back of the tennis courts.

25 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Department must shape up

FOR the four years I have used the Morrison Hill public pool I have endured stoically the month-long hiatus of operations every June. Why the Recreation and Culture Department chooses to close it in summer - when the pool is most desired and needed - I cannot tell. Not everyone wants to swim at the beach.

15 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Possoms, artistes are always highly-strung

'HAVE you got a notebook?' the voice was stern and demanding, although its gender was uncertain.

'No, I have a camera. I came to photograph you,' I replied.

16 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Legco staff are left to roast

WE are a group of security assistants, government servants of a very low class actually, working in the Legco Building who wish to bring the following complaints to the attention of the public as we have had no success with the senior officers we have approached over the years.

15 Jun 1993 - 12:00am