City Digest

Domestic assaults down but level of violence up

Saturday, 7 April, 2012, 12:00am

How to survive a fire

Dinner is over. Now it's time to wind down and catch up on all those episodes of Gossip Girl. You pop Season 4 into the DVD player, reach for the remote and settle down on your favourite couch. Oh, the wonders of technology: 22glorious episodes, all in the palm of your hand.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

42 trapped in lift for more than an hour on 63rd floor

Forty-two people were trapped for over an hour inside a packed lift more than halfway up the world's tallest television tower on Wednesday.

Some said they fell ill, and were scared and physically exhausted from having to stand in the cramped space for so long, media reports said.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Loose plates halt Mid-Levels escalator

Commuters riding the Mid-Levels escalator were alarmed when it jolted to a stop with a loud bang, disrupting the service for more than two hours.

No one was hurt in the incident, in which two comb plates fitted where the steps overlap came loose, triggering an automatic stoppage.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Permits issued for work to resume at ICC

Some tenants who have leased office space in the International Commerce Centre have received temporary permits to conduct internal renovation work today. They are the first permits issued since six workers died after a platform on the 30th floor fell 20 floors in a lift shaft in the ICC on September 13.

24 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Nineteen reports of people stuck in lifts

Nineteen reports were received of people being trapped in lifts yesterday afternoon on Hong Kong Island after an underground power cable broke and caused a minor explosion at a construction site in North Point. The reports came in between 2.15pm and 4pm. A government spokeswoman said it was not known whether the lift reports were linked to the blast. No one was injured.

17 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Escalating industry on the move

Rapid urbanisation drives increasing demand for advanced lifts and escalators in Asia

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Hidden extras

Common areas such as refuse rooms account for about 20 per cent of the price in a new project in Kowloon City, according to New World Development. Among the areas that you and your neighbours are likely to be paying for are:

management offices

meter and switch rooms

lift shafts

fire escape



23 May 2007 - 12:00am

Hot Hot Heat

Hot Hot Heat



1 May 2005 - 12:00am

French look into OOCL ship death

French authorities have opened an investigation into the death of a senior Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) executive after internal probes by the firm failed to shed light on what caused the tragedy.

3 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

A blow for Pamplemousse as Circle Chan is found dead

Chapter 5

He could hardly see the list of names because the light was out and the front of the building was in heavy shadow.

The Professor's finger ran down the list as he squinted at the tiny print. Brook. Lacy. Chan. His finger stopped. Apartment 27, Second Floor. Pamplemousse rang the bell and stepped back into a pool of moonlight on the top step.

30 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Sky Zipper a real ripper

Escalators and elevators aren't the only way to get about the mall during the Summer Challenge at Citygate, Tung Chung. Test your courage and dare your friends to ride the Sky Zipper, which does what it sounds like. You will 'zip' more than 35 metres from one tower to another.

14 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Button protocol would elevate lift etiquette

They get you down don't they, lifts.

As a city of high-rise dwellers we are also a city of lift travellers.

Unless of course we are lucky enough to live on Shek O Road, in which case we can employ people to run up and down the stairs for us.

Travelling in a lift is about as natural and as much fun as travelling in a Robin Reliant.

25 May 2002 - 12:00am

Police and engineers launch investigation of machinery certified safe last month by new maintenance contractor

An 11-year-old boy died in hospital yesterday, a day after being crushed by a lift in a freak accident on a luxury private housing estate in Fanling.

Lui Kam-ho was certified dead shortly after 8am after being admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin in a critical condition the previous evening.

3 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Bullets found in lift lobby

Police searched the 15th-floor of Cherry House in So Uk Estate, Shamshuipo, after a youth found four rounds of ammunition near a lift lobby. They were taken away for analysis.

26 Jul 2001 - 12:00am