Lantau campsite to take bookings over holidays

There was barely a spare patch of grass at the Pui O site in October.

Hongkongers planning to stay at a popular Pui O campsite during the upcoming long mainland public holidays will be able to book in advance, to avoid getting squeezed out by visitors from across the border.

Tuesday, 12 March, 2013, 4:51am

Flexible holidays a better option for China

Crowds of tourists on the Bai Causeway in the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province on October 4, 2012. Photo: Xinhua

The mainland's "golden week" holidays were sold by authorities as being about taking a break, relaxing and having fun. But as in the past, the government-mandated eight-day vacation for the Mid-Autumn festival and National Day was mostly about chaos and frustration.

8 May 2015 - 9:46am 2 comments

Public holidays fall well for trips abroad in 2012

Hongkongers can look forward to an extra-long break over Easter and three extended weekends next year, thanks to the way public holidays fall, and the travel trade can rub its hands at the prospect of business.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

Schools panned for holding tests after holidays

The city's schools came under fire from a lawmaker this week for 'destroying' students' childhood by scheduling internal assessments at the end of school holidays, forcing them to spend their break revising.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Do students in Hong Kong get too many school holidays?

Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week ...

Jeffrey Wong, 19, Diocesan Boys' School

Some people say students have too many holidays.

I disagree.

Students do get a lot of time out of school in Hong Kong. That's because we live in a place where the east meets west.

5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Summer holidays for studying, not relaxing, say stressed children

Many children are stressed out and bored by the summer holidays and believe that doing schoolwork is the main priority, according to a survey.

An RTHK survey of 1,528 primary pupils last month found that about one in five pupils had less spare time for recreational activities than they do during term time.

21 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Should we have a shorter school year with more summer holidays?

Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College

9 May 2005 - 12:00am

Still Learning

Education Post takes a break for the summer vacation, to return on August 28. But don't miss Learning, our special holiday issues which appear in the Life section from next Saturday.

17 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Summer holidays

Christine Yam is in her final year at the University of Hong Kong. She takes her exams this month. If you want to respond to her column, you can e-mail her at

Whenever I come across students in their summer uniforms, I know that it's summer and the summer holidays will be here soon.

6 May 2004 - 12:00am

Get your act together

Now that the Easter holidays are over, it's time to collect your thoughts and think about ... the summer vacation!

Those long sleepy and sunny days, the snorkelling and splashing in the sea, the undisturbed daydreams, the adventure of travelling to another country, the ... But wait.

9 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Meaningful ways to enjoy your summer vacation

Many teenagers look for summer jobs during the long vacations to earn money and gain experience, making it a meaningful holiday.

I have some suggestions for all Young Post readers to make their long holidays meaningful and substantial.

20 Jul 1999 - 12:00am