Hoi Polloi

Wet and wild

There was a Jacques Cousteau flavour to the decor in Macquarie Group's box as the global investment bank opted for an underwater concept.

Monday, 26 March, 2012, 12:00am

Points of view on the local poverty issue

In the sixth round of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition, TWGHs Kap Yan Directors' College eliminated Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School to earn a spot in the semi-finals. The schools met on December 7 to debate the motion: 'Hong Kong is not doing enough to take care of its poor.' Kap Yan were the affirmative side, with Hoi Ping taking the negative stance.

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Public safety for women is lacking

The idea that new CCTV cameras should be installed and other measures taken to defend women against indecent assaults on trains has stirred up debate in Hong Kong.

I am on the side of those who think that improved surveillance systems can help decrease assaults and other crimes on the MTR.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Friends in mourning

Friends and classmates yesterday mourned 16-year-old Hung Hoi-wai, who fell to her death on Monday. Hoi-wai wanted to go out to celebrate her birthday but was stopped by her parents. Around 6am on Monday, she climbed out of the window of her third-floor flat in Kowloon City Road and fell to her death.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Surviving between a rock and a hard place

For more than half his life, 58-year-old street sleeper Cheung 'Ah-hoi' has lived between a rock and a hard place.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Cool way to stay healthy

Water sports are a great way to spend time with friends, keep fit and stay cool during summer. However, participation can be limited if you are unable to swim well. This summer could be the time to take some lessons in order to enjoy the water more.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

On the proposal to build a third runway at the airport:

Marcus H. Langston - I thought this was the point in the investment for the A380-capable airway bridges and infrastructure that's already been spent ... larger but fewer aircraft. Therefore, no need for a third runway, especially if China opens up its airspace.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Mainlanders need freedom of speech

In Hong Kong, we can express our feelings in many ways. Police and our government seldom interfere with our right to free speech. But on the mainland, the situation is very different.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Early birds find value in Lloyd line-up

Jeff Lloyd went agonisingly close to landing the Jockey Challenge at Happy Valley last Wednesday, and the South African veteran is in demand in early trading for the all-dirt meeting at Sha Tin tonight.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Beadman keeps the stable ticking over with front-running rides

Darren Beadman left the Golden Slipper to trainer John Moore and stayed in town to pick up a double for the team, with controlling front-running displays on Ming Hoi Glory and Leading City maintaining Moore's one win lead in the trainers' premiership.

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Hoi Ping tops pseudo models debate

Pui Ching Middle School and Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School, who faced off in the first round of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition, tackled the motion: 'Pseudo models phenomenon is a cause for concern in Hong Kong.'

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Mixed fortunes for the stable, but Beadman hopeful for Dubai

On a Derby Day that promised much, John Moore escaped with wins in the final two races but none of the silverware and he was left with concerns over stable jockey Darren Beadman's fitness for Dubai Saturday night.

21 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Portrait of a pioneer spirit

Professor Judy Tsui cautiously concedes that it can sometimes be difficult to fit everything in, but then she is juggling more responsibilities than most people would dare even contemplate.

19 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

A wonderful Christmas with family

This Christmas was the happiest and most unforgettable Christmas of my life.

My father had a three-day holiday and he decided our family would go to Ocean Park on Christmas Day. But we woke up late so we decided to go the following day.

6 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

It's this moment that counts

'Nothing is forever'. I read this phrase in a novel and I loved it. I had mixed feelings when I saw the phrase - it's complicated but it's so true.

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am