Hong Kong Station

Storms happen; so do unfair complaints

The gaffe-prone wife of Tung Chee-hwa, our first chief executive, famously said that Hongkongers knew only how to 'complain, complain, complain'.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

FAIR INFORMATION

Date and opening hours

Tomorrow 10.30am-6pm Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-6pm

Registration

Tomorrow 10am-5.30pm Friday 9.30am-5.30pm Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm

Free admission for trade only. Visitors under 18 will not be admitted.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Chaos warning over MTR work

A three-day partial shutdown of rail services on Hong Kong Island begins tonight amid warnings of potential chaos if any breakdowns occur over the next 18 months - as the MTR Corporation apologised for four disruptions in the past three days.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Public taken for dangerous ride on escalator safety

The elderly, parents with baby carriages and commuters with luggage have been given little choice but to walk up and down steep, non-moving escalators at crowded Shenzhen subway stations since 340 Otis escalators at its 118 Metro stations were taken out of operation last Saturday.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong live and loud

If you love live gigs, listen up. Yes, there's some festival or other happening nowhere near Mount Fuji in late July. But, really, who wants to slosh around in knee-high mud for a weekend and share portaloos with tens of thousands of raving lunatics?

Stay in the 852: a stream of big names is coming soon to a venue near you.

Elbow (Kitec, Jul 22)

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Walkways to new Tamar offices not so convenient

It may have been designed to represent a welcoming entrance but the public walkways between the new government headquarters at Tamar and Central and Admiralty differ sharply from those in the original plan.

9 May 2011 - 12:00am

Recapturing the clean subway cars that made us a world No1

A decade and more ago, Hong Kong's MTR trains were a byword for cleanliness.

The metal seats were shiningly clean, and the carriage floors spotless. It must have been about the cleanest city underground train service anywhere in the world, at that time.

Sadly, however, standards have dropped over recent years.

7 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Directory

Addiction 2595 1399

Aesop 2544 4489

Alfred Dunhill 2524 3663 (Prince's Building, Central)

Arte 3102 2088 (customer service)

Art It Is! 2834 7240

Boucheron 2147 9908

Bobbi Brown 2265 8928 (Festival Walk)

Bodywize Yoga. Day Spa 2838 5686

Bliss 3586 0246 (Faces, Harbour City)

4 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Warning on mercury levels in two types of beauty cream

25 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Talkback

Is the change to the Discovery Bay primary school net suitable?

I urge the government to look into the following points before making a responsible decision on this matter.

13 May 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

Should non-profit activities be allowed in open public space?

The government recently told developers that all activities blocking or partially blocking the open spaces intended for public passage must not be held, even if the event is not for profit.

3 May 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

What do you think about broadband services?

There is much more that broadband operators must do than meet their own targets ('Nearly all broadband firms meet own targets', April 28).

I replied to the survey carried out by Hong Kong Broadband Network.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

My mother already told the banker that she was dying but the banker still sold her hard, saying she was the most important and the smartest investor in the bank.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Block should be moved east, says planner

The office or hotel proposed on a site in front of Two IFC in Central should be moved closer to Wan Chai, a town planner said yesterday.

Kim Chan Kam-on, vice-president of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, said this would help balance the development of the harbourfront.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

Should repeat animal abusers be barred from owning pets?

It saddens me when I read about young people being cruel to animals.

It is important for young people to realise that they should respect life, including the lives of animals.

I think it is important for schools to teach children that respect.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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