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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 2:19pm


Singapore estate where they pee and smoke in the lifts

Lifts in Singapore's blocks of public housing are still sometimes being used as toilets to the fury of residents despite a long government campaign to eradicate the habit, a report said yesterday.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 4:04am

Demonstration cleanups planned

Demonstration cleanups will be staged at buildings that do not have owners' corporations as part of the Clean Hong Kong campaign, but legislators criticised the measure as unsustainable.

20 May 2009 - 12:00am

City to scrub up for New Year

The government yesterday launched a three-week cleaning campaign across the city and vowed to get tough against hygiene offences.

18 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Tough look at litterbugs

Officials are seeking legislators' views on toughening littering penalties for repeat offenders, including bigger fines and community service orders.

About 1.7 per cent of people fined for cleanliness offences, such as littering, spitting and dog-fouling, are repeat offenders, according to a Health, Welfare and Food Bureau document tabled for discussion at Legco next Tuesday.

6 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Cleaning aid sales fuelled by concern

Sales of cleaning agents in Guangzhou have shot up by nearly a quarter due to the Sars outbreak, a market research company said yesterday.

In March, sales of bar and liquid soaps, shampoo, facial cleansers, and dish-washing and household detergents rose 23 per cent over the previous month

23 May 2003 - 12:00am

Newspaper distributors clean up their act

I refer to Francis John's letter ('Newspaper distributors making such a mess,' South China Morning Post, August 25) which brought to our attention that newspaper and magazine distributors operating out of trucks in Johnston Road, Wan Chai, had been discarding wrapping materials on the pavement.

17 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Market cleaner after warnings

I refer to Neena Aswani's letter headlined, 'Living in a rubbish dump' (South China Morning Post, September 1), concerning the cleanliness of a Provisional Urban Council (PUC) market in Yau Ma Tei and small vendors along Kimberley Road.

24 Sep 1999 - 12:00am


'We should get to know more about its [China] rich history and culture which is more than 5,000 years old. It is important for our new generation to know more about the mainland' - SAR Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa encouraging young people to take part in cultural exchange programmes.

29 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Cleanliness given priority

We share your reader's concern regarding the lack of cleanliness she observed in the toilet facilities at our Sai Kung restaurant (South China Morning Post, October 21).

Cleanliness is given priority at McDonald's, and we strive to deliver clean, comfortable surroundings for every customer's visit. I apologise that this standard was not met.

30 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Waste removed

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''No one taking responsibility'' (South China Morning Post, September 4), regarding a large amount of medical waste found washed up on the south end of Stanley Main Beach.

13 Sep 1993 - 12:00am