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First Aid

Miracle at Sunny Bay

People in Hong Kong who aren’t in a hospital when they are stricken by sudden cardiac arrest face grim odds – with the survival rate estimated at a mere 1 to 3 per cent, according to the Hong Kong College of Cardiology.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 9:04pm

Two teenagers drown at Shek O beach

A night on Shek O beach to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival ended in tragedy on Monday when two boys – aged 15 and 16 - were swept out to sea and drowned. A 16-year-old girl with them was rescued.

The three had swum into the sea and were overpowered by waves at about 8.20am on Monday, before lifeguards started duty.

2 Oct 2012 - 12:30pm 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, September 10, 2012

Appalled by treatment at Football Club

My wife and I along with our three young daughters were invited to lunch at the Hong Kong Football Club on Friday, August 31, by a club member.

Shortly after starting lunch at The Coffee Shop, next to the pool, my eldest daughter said she wanted to swim.

10 Sep 2012 - 2:04am 1 comment

How to help someone survive

Professor Yu Cheuk-man, head of Prince of Wales Hospital's Division of Cardiology, says the first three minutes after the heart stops beating is the critical period. Most people who die of sudden death fail to get prompt medical support. "If resuscitation and electrical shock are administered to the patient in a timely manner, there's a 70 per cent survival rate.

21 Aug 2012 - 10:36am

Set to go swimmingly

This year's cross-harbour swim on October 21 will be open to 1,500 participants - 500 more than last year, when the event was restarted after a 33-year break.

The Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association has also shortened the course between Lei Yue Mun and Sai Wan Ho from 1.8 kilometres to 1.5 kilometres.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Style meter


Peter Pilotto's spring-summer prints

Psychedelic and Indonesian inspired.

Tattoo art accessories

Jean Paul Gaultier continues to be inventive.

White futurism

Gareth Pugh gets us hot under the collar.


Too tight bandage dresses

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

'Good Samaritan' law is ill-conceived

I'm writing in response to a proposal to introduce a 'Good Samaritan' law to urge people to be more helpful to others. I totally disagree with this proposal.

First of all, giving a helping hand to someone in need should be a voluntary act. It should come from the heart. It should not be done for some sort of prize.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am