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Jakarta governor surrenders guitar gift from Metallica

The heavy-metal-loving governor of Indonesian capital Jakarta has surrendered to anti-corruption authorities a guitar that was a gift from US band Metallica, an official said yesterday.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 2:26am

Who said it?

He's too handsome to be governor, but he does look like he could be president

Clint Eastwood, endorsing Mitt Romney

Independents should not rely on traditional media ...We need to think out of the box

Pong Yat-ming on the tactics needed to win a Legco seat

Hopefully this is the beginning of a new era

15 Aug 2012 - 11:01pm

Hebei governor was a star of China's aerospace programme

Hebei governor Zhang Qingwei is greying slightly, but unlike most mainland leaders he does not dye his hair.

Barely 51 and formerly a top engineer and rocket scientist, he is a committed advocate of research and development.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Forms ready for claimants of HK$6,000 handout

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Australian groups in HK begin raising money

Australian organisations in Hong Kong are mobilising to generate much-needed aid to help victims of the disastrous flooding in the state of Queensland.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the city digest headlined 'Free admission to 32 museums' on the front page of City yesterday, the free offer mentioned applies only to 31 museums - the Maritime Museum and Hong Kong Wetland Park are not included. For more details on International Museum Day, check www.lcsd.gov.hk/imd2009.

7 May 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's 8 natural wonders - you choose

Hong Kong has one of the world's most spectacular urban landscapes. Though less well known, its rural landscape boasts some world-class natural architecture, too.

Now conservationists are asking members of the public to vote for their favourite features, ranging from Lion Rock to the hexagonal volcanic rock columns in Ninepins.

6 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Useful contacts


Australian Consulate General Hong Kong Education section, 28275475, www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

IDP Education Australia 28276362, www.idp.com


4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Push to turn ex-governor's lodge into park

The site of the former governor's summer residence, the Mountain Lodge, on The Peak should form part of a park for public viewing as the archaeological findings unearthed there would not have much public appeal on their own, experts say.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the article 'Jilin officials seek investors for 12b yuan projects' published yesterday, the name of Jilin's governor should be Han Changfu.

11 Apr 2008 - 12:00am