National University of Singapore lifts ban on condom sales at campus store

"The university does not restrict the sale of condoms on campus, and vendors can decide if they would like to carry these items," the school said in response to queries yesterday.

Saturday, 9 February, 2013, 4:31am

Banking on business without protection

What do bankers and porn filmmakers have in common? Both are sleazy and exploitative? Perhaps. But in the United States, what the two industries share is a common hatred of regulations.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Priest who stole condoms bound over

A priest who took a pack of condoms without paying was placed on a good-behaviour bond yesterday in Fanling Court. Stephen Leung Wing-seen, who took the condoms, worth HK$115.90, from a Mannings store in a Tai Po shopping mall on June 14 after paying for other items, was bound over in the sum of HK$2,000 for one year. He said he had absent-mindedly taken the condoms.

9 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

HK's youth most conservative about sex, global survey finds

Hong Kong youngsters are much more conservative about sex compared with their counterparts in other parts of the world, a survey reveals. But a sex education expert said the appearance that Hong Kong people were conservative about sex was deceptive.

28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Pet owner shocked by condom find in dog biscuits

A dog owner was shocked to find that a small packet inside a bag of dog treats, which he assumed was for keeping the treats fresh, was a wrapped condom.

Voice actor Michael Pizzuto said he had found the condom in a 250 gram bag of Pedigree's dog biscuits made in Beijing.

17 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


Biased Amnesty does itself no favours

I had occasion to read the 2006 Amnesty International Report and was disturbed by what I read.

13 May 2007 - 12:00am

Democracy: second-best protection?

'Play Hard, Love Life', and join the League of Social Democrats. The newly-formed party is hosting a six-day carnival in Tsim Sha Tsui East and has devised a novel way of ensuring that people keep the party in mind - even during their most intimate moments.

23 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Five steps for a happy fling

Counsellor Sharon Glick offers tips for those heading off in search of holiday romance.

Don't believe everything they say 'We tend to reinvent ourselves on holiday, so take your scepticism with you when you embark on a romance.'

19 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Brand names

1 Volvo means 'I turn' or 'I roll' in which language?

2 The name Google comes from a mis-spelling of the number 'googol', which is a one followed

by how many zeros?

3 Beyond Seven, Kimono and Rough Rider are all brands of which product?

4 What does Vespa, the iconic scooter brand, mean in Italian?

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Beijing's bars, hotels and work sites ordered to lay on condoms

All entertainment venues in Beijing, including karaoke bars, have been ordered to make condoms available to their customers.

The regulation also extends to other public places in the capital and obliges hotel and motel operators to place condoms in guests' rooms.

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Trainer must not impose own values in human rights

I refer to Amnesty's open letter to the Secretary for Education and Manpower ('Society cannot teach enshrined human rights', October 6) which took issue with the decision to commission the Society for Truth and Light to provide human-rights education for school teachers.

11 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Condoms found to leak or burst

Three of 28 condom brands tested by the Consumer Council were found to leak or burst under pressure, including one of the most expensive brands tested.

Infinity condoms - at $7.30 a piece, the second-most expensive brand tested - failed to meet international leakage and pressure thresholds. Six of 315 samples failed the leakage test, while 23 failed the pressure test.

16 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Victory against Aids still a long way off

Two years ago, it was unthinkable that Beijing would put Aids education on the school curriculum or that making the blood supply disease-free would become a national priority. Yet that is exactly what has happened - although in an uneven fashion.

1 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Free condom scheme launched

A Shanghai office building on a busy street has become the first in the city to start distributing free condoms as part of the government's push to prevent the spread of HIV.

3 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

violence meter


Minor: throwing something at partner, pulling hair, twisting arm, pushing, grabbing, slapping.

Severe: using a knife or gun, hitting partner with something, choking, burning, scalding, kicking.


Minor: sprains or bruises.

Severe: passing out, broken bones.


11 Jul 2004 - 12:00am