Letters to the Editor, April 5, 2013

A taxi in San Francisco that runs on biodiesel. Photo: AFP

It is of great concern to note Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting's Occupy Central proposal, which advocates civil disobedience in case Beijing does not agree with the whims or insecurity of some political parties in Hong Kong.

Friday, 5 April, 2013, 5:46am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 28, 2013

An official sticker promoting the idling ban. Photo: Nora Tam

The Hong Kong Motor Vehicle Idling (Fixed Penalty) Ordinance was implemented on December 15, 2011. It makes it illegal to idle your engine for more than three minutes from that date, subject to a fixed fine of HK$320.

28 Mar 2013 - 3:30am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 11, 2013

Limited Wi-fi coverage and complicated login procedures hinder the use of wireless internet technology. Photo: Jonathan Wong

My Wi-fi device at home has become a standard household fixture, but Wi-fi networks outside are still unsatisfactory. Hot spots pop up in shopping malls, coffee shops, restaurants and the MTR. But complicated log-ins with terms and conditions and procedures are frustrating.

11 Mar 2013 - 3:16am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, March 1, 2013

Model of Xiqu Centre at the arts hub. Photo: Sam Tsang

I read with shock the news that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Hong Kong is axing the HK$500 a month it currently pays out to refugees. How can this be? Is the UNHCR broke?

1 Mar 2013 - 3:32am

Public go potty over ministry's plan to use flies to measure toilet health

Public go potty over ministry's plan to use flies to measure toilet health

According to the draft released on Thursday for public feedback, no more than one fly per square metre will be allowed in toilets inside buildings, while free-standing facilities will be allowed no more than three flies per square metre.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:21am 1 comment

China to restrict fly numbers in its public toilets

Chinese government is determined to change the notorious image of its dirty public toilets. Photo: AFP

At the most, only three flies will be allowed per square metre in stand-alone public toilets. Only one fly will be allowed in public toilets built within other facilities, according to the new draft hygiene standards.

22 Feb 2013 - 3:46pm 7 comments

HKU apologises after 254 dental patients put at HIV, hepatitis risk

Dr Leong Che-hung

Hundreds of people who received treatment at the University of Hong Kong's dental clinic with equipment that had not been properly sanitised have been given a public apology by the university's council chairman, Dr Leong Che-hung.

5 Nov 2012 - 8:51am 1 comment

HIV, hepatitis infection scare at HKU dental hospital

HKU dental clinic is calling on 250 patients to take blood tests for HIV and hepatitis B and C after discovering equipment had not been properly sterilised.

The dental clinic at the University of Hong Kong is calling on 250 patients to take blood tests for HIV and hepatitis B and C after discovering equipment had not been properly sterilised.

The patients, including students, staff and their families, all underwent procedures last week at the clinic.

4 Nov 2012 - 2:20pm 2 comments

This week we test: deodorant sticks for guys

You might not be able to smell your own body odour, but the people around you can. To avoid embarrassment, swipe a deodorant sticks on clean armpits before dressing.

L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Sport Deodorant Stick (HK$230/ 75g)

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Model advice delivered on male grooming

When Men's Skin Centres was launched 17 years ago it was one of the few resources for men who were interested in grooming, hair care and body shaping. Last week saw the opening of its first dedicated Men's Total Grooming Store in Central, at L Place.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am


As the huge billboards, multimillion-dollar advertising budgets and A-list endorsements illustrate, the women's beauty and personal-care market is one of the most dynamic, competitive and profitable in the world.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Death-plunge doctor had HIV, says health chief

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Chau flaunts his game - and grooming tips

Canto-pop idol and former professional basketball player Chau Pak-ho might look like a regular guy next door, but it seems he's put some thought into maintaining his pretty boy look.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


A positive attitude makes a difference

Everyone has different experiences. Some are successful, while some fail. Some are always happy, while some are often sad. All this depends on their attitude to life.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A move to regulate urn niches


15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am