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Snakes with ladders

In the weeks leading up to the typhoon season last autumn, I had a series of unexpected visitors. They all looked gravely at the roof of my 20-year-old home. Then they all looked gravely at me. Did I know typhoon season was coming?

Saturday, 16 July, 2005, 12:00am


42 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam

Age: 26 years

Size: 2,172 sq ft

Layout: three bedrooms

For sale: $28 million

Agent: Landscope Surveyors

6 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

The single issue

In the wake of the Housing Department's announcement of its plan to tighten young singletons' eligibility for public housing, a woman in her early 20s and now living with her family told television news that she had applied to have her own unit because she could not stand living with her parents and siblings.

26 May 2005 - 12:00am

Vacuum cleaners

The product: Electrolux Oxygen


The puff: 'Oxygen will give you the freshest, cleanest home possible - right down to the air you breathe.'

The look: Fire ant crossed with an anaconda.

20 May 2005 - 12:00am

War and peace

Many hotels distinguish themselves by the quality of sleep guests enjoy. The 'bed wars' among five-star hotels are prompting strategic advances in the coil- and thread-counts of mattresses and bedding. This explains why guests are taking home not only good memories but also the mattresses, sheets and pillow cases that enhance their stay. Enter Anichini, which is famed for

8 May 2005 - 12:00am

Many more singles join queue for public flats

Growing number of young applicants confounds housing officials struggling to cater for them

More young single people are applying for public flats, confounding previous assumptions about marriage, the formation of households and demand for subsidised housing.

25 Apr 2005 - 12:00am


Perfect for Hong Kong homes with no room to move, Alberto Colonello's 'Single' cooking unit has everything including the kitchen sink. His first design for Italian kitchen and bathroom company Boffi (www.boffi.com), the unit can be freestanding or wall-mounted.

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am


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5 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

In bed before dinner

The struggle by new restaurants and clubs to garner New York's buzz and nightlife dollar is as cutthroat as it comes. In the past couple of years we have seen the bar that has pretty girls as mermaids swimming in a fish tank, and a restaurant that allows you to watch through a one-way mirror your fellow diners while you are on the toilet (well, you hope the mirror is one way).

22 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Entrepreneur cleans up as a pro in ... cleaning up

Marilyn Santiago was born into a world of privilege. But unlike many women of affluence, she deems herself so good at cleaning that she is teaching others the art of home management too.

14 Nov 2004 - 12:00am