Thursday think tank

Five things we're all wondering about ...

Second-hand clothes collection bins to be removed ...

they're eyesores and unhygienic - and that's just the clothes.

Banks to make ATMs easier to use ...

Thursday, 29 June, 2006, 12:00am

Fence off slope

I refer to the letter by Vivienne Brown headlined 'Revolting eyesore scarring hillside' (South China Morning Post, July 13), regarding graffiti painted on a slope along Tai Tam Road.

3 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Unsightly numbering a form of vandalism

Mui Shue Hang playground near Tai Wo is a well-kept, almost pristine, park that has approximately 1,461 trees.

I know this number as, about two years ago, each tree had a large white number painted upon it that was clearly visible to all.

9 May 2002 - 12:00am

Owners plead they cannot afford plan to banish dumping-ground eyesores and

THE rising jobless rate and worsening economic outlook have bitten into efforts to clean up environmental eyesores in the New Territories.

Farmers who have turned paddy fields into dumping grounds for wrecked cars or unused containers claim they have been hit hard by the economic slump and cannot afford the improvement works required under a government clampdown.

7 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Future of eyesore yet to be decided

The grimy Garley Building still stands, its fate unclear two years after it was gutted by fire.

The Buildings Department says the main owner, Chinese Arts and Crafts, has indicated an interest in redevelopment but a formal application has not yet been filed.

16 Nov 1998 - 12:00am


WOULD the relevant government department please explain why the east entrance into the ground floor promenade of Harbour Building, at Connaught Road Central, is blocked? The building was originally designed with a covered thoroughfare linking Gilman Street on the east, with the bus terminus on the west. What valid reasons can be given for closing this passageway?

10 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Makeshift shrines eyesores

AT Fat Kwong Street, above the concrete steps across from blocks 7 and 10 of Valley Road Estate, in Hunghom, two shrines or miniature temples have been erected in the last two years.

15 Mar 1995 - 12:00am