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Residents call on city to bury hearse problem

Funeral homes and car repair shops among big issues in the Kowloon City District.

The constant presence of hearses from nearby funeral homes and noise from car repair shops are two major concerns for residents that emerged from a public consultation on redevelopment of the Kowloon City District.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 5:47am

Say You're One of Them

Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan Abacus, HK$104

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Requirements for a smooth operator

Compassion, resourcefulness, sensitivity and consideration for customers' beliefs and ideas are essential in the daily work of Simon Yim, the service director of the Fruitful Funeral Service Centre

Before serving as a funeral co-ordinator, I worked as a registered social worker with different groups for more than 20 years, including centres for the elderly and schools.

2 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Life in Canada was inspiration for providing elegant last ride

Funeral services director Leslie Lok Man-yee was the first in Hong Kong to use a Mercedes-Benz as a hearse.

The idea came from her reflections on how differently the Chinese and western communities treated their deceased.

23 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Take a free limo - to your funeral

A charity is offering elderly people on welfare the chance of a free luxury hearse for their funerals in the hope of easing anxiety they may have about the quality of the day's arrangements.

Welfare agency St James' Settlement has joined with Kung Sau Funeral Service to offer the city's first $1.5 million 'Binz' hearse, which is built on the Mercedes-Benz E-class model.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am

My kingdom for a hearse

WHAT they don't tell you about the Health and Welfare Branch is that its main concerns are poverty and illness, sometimes unto death.

9 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Arrest warning as newsmen jostle for view

POLICE were yesterday forced to calm mourners and threaten jostling newsmen with arrest at the funerals of Andely Chan and Tse Chun-fung.

At one stage tension between the mourners and at least 100 journalists threatened to boil over as photographers and reporters battled for the best position outside the Hong Kong Funeral Home in North Point.

4 Dec 1993 - 12:00am