Cultural Services Department

12 scramble for glory in annual festival

Cheung Chau may be famed for its legends of buried pirate treasure and sumptuous seafood, but it is an annual scramble for plastic buns that attracts most attention.

Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am

Sun goes down early on beach food kiosks

Food and drink kiosk operators on many Hong Kong beaches will have to get used to strict closing times and permanent furniture installed by the government in public areas, as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department responds to complaints.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Ombudsman to probe abuse of sports facilities

The Ombudsman is investigating the booking of the city's public sports facilities after a preliminary inquiry found many of the highly sought-after slots reserved for sports groups and non-governmental organisations went unused, with many others offered for resale.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Love is all around, then and now

My teacher recently asked us if we thought people's relationships today have become more complicated. Some of my classmates said yes.

They said this was because people were competing more fiercely to get ahead and to make money. One even thought this made people cold-blooded and unscrupulous.

4 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Performing groups get HK$10m fund boost

The government has launched a HK$10 million scheme to boost small to medium-sized performing arts groups during the financial crisis.

30 May 2009 - 12:00am

Free sports badly handled: watchdog

A difficult-to-use cancellation system and a lack of publicity that it was available were two major reasons for a serious waste of public leisure facilities when free bookings were offered to the public last year, an investigation by the Ombudsman has concluded.

27 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Inquiry needed into deadly tree collapse

Hong Kong's 400 trees listed as old and valuable are regularly inspected to ensure their health. Yet one in Stanley collapsed on a young woman on Wednesday, killing her just days after it had been checked for typhoon damage and within a month of a full examination that determined it to be in an 'acceptable' condition.

29 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Small arts groups offered help under new venue scheme

A number of initiatives will be adopted to ensure the survival of smaller performing arts groups after a venue partnership scheme is introduced next year.

24 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

We should welcome harmless whale sharks to our waters

We should all be celebrating the news of the catch of a whale shark in Hong Kong waters and even more so, of the release of the same animal ('Offer of HK$20,000 convinces fisherman to free whale shark', June 7).

11 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Bloodworm scare closes pool for second time

Swimmers were ordered from the water at a Tsuen Wan swimming pool yesterday after a bloodworm was spotted in the water - the latest in a long series of alerts caused by the tiny red insect larvae.

It was the second time in three months that the Shing Mun Valley complex had to be closed for the same reason.

11 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Lifeguards' strike a washout as rain keeps swimmers away

The lifeguards' second strike this month was largely a washout yesterday, with most members showing up for work even as pouring rain kept swimmers away from pools and beaches.

But the union still claimed it as a success, saying the objective was to get the public to listen to its demands.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am


The government is considering charging the public a fee per bag of refuse going to a landfill.

This could present the cleansing division of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) with a dilemma of its own making.

9 Mar 2003 - 12:00am


I refer to the letter from your reader Paul Yip, headlined 'Officials should take the plunge and build more pools' (South China Morning Post, December 16).

31 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

More are drawn to seek arts fair stalls

Applications to run stalls at an arts and crafts fair on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront have more than doubled since the event was granted a longer run.

22 May 2002 - 12:00am

Teachers learn about scheme in workshops

I refer to the letter headlined 'Museum workshops are not helping teachers' (Sunday Morning Post, January 6).

To encourage teachers to participate in museum programmes and arrange more student visits, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department introduced the museum teacher pass scheme.

20 Jan 2002 - 12:00am