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Clubhouses are big drawcard

Homebuyers are being pampered with the ultimate in luxury from developers today, but a distinctive residence requires more than stunning architecture and high-grade interior provisions.

Friday, 23 March, 2012, 12:00am

Time to get it right on private clubs

Private clubs in Hong Kong are a peculiar reminder of the privileges enjoyed by the well-to-do in the colonial era. The clubs, which occupy some of the city's prime sites for free or a nominal rent for decades, are open only to those who can afford handsome membership fees.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Make the rich pay for their fun

No one likes to subsidise the expensive private clubs that are the exclusive haunts of powerful tycoons and rich tai-tais. Yet however you spin it, this is what the government has been doing by leasing land to these clubs free of charge or for a token annual sum.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Long-term leases for top clubs despite review call

The government plans to renew 15-year leases for dozens of exclusive clubs enjoying prime sites despite a lawmakers' motion calling on it to offer only short-term tenancies until a review is completed.

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Together: How Small Groups Achieve Big Things

Together: How Small Groups Achieve Big Things by Henry Hemming John Murray HK$256

Engagingly written and well-researched, this book presents a thesis that goes against the notion that communities and society in Britain are falling apart: the backbone of contemporary British society is now formed by various small groups, bound by common causes and interests.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Club co-operation vital for sake of our health

Appearances can be deceptive. Hong Kong's crowded, pocket-sized parks and heavily-booked sporting facilities give the impression that recreational space is in short supply. It is anything but. Within the grounds of our city's elite private clubs are any number of much-underused fields, pitches, courts, greens and alleys.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Elite clubs may have to open doors wider

Members of the most elite private recreational clubs face the horror of horrors - having to share facilities including toiletries and changing-rooms with outsiders.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am

Members only

Living a life of luxury is a desire many people share. It means a lifestyle that affords residents top-quality accommodation, often complete with clubhouse facilities to cater for different needs and interests of occupants in modern property developments.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Exclusive club invites you to invite yourself

Knowledge is power, the ad says. We thought it was a new think-tank, or new recruitment for students at a university. But no, it's the new Racing Club, set up by the Jockey Club and aimed at attracting young horse-racing enthusiasts.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Jockey Club to open first mainland clubhouse in Beijing

The project, aimed at boosting membership and income, will be part of Fu Wah International's Golden Street development

Hong Kong Jockey Club will open its first clubhouse in the mainland next year, aimed at increasing its membership and widening its sources of income.

16 Aug 2006 - 12:00am