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Johnston Road

Letters

Penalise bus operators for bad driving

The standard of driving in Hong Kong has long been a keen topic for your correspondents.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:54pm

Pedestrianisation in Wan Chai would improve safety and reduce air pollution

I completely agree with Tony Price ('Pedestrians treated as second-class', October 28).

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Quieter trams could easily be the norm on entire route

I have exchanged several letters with Hong Kong Tramways about the work undertaken on their tracks.

I have pointed out that when they repair rails by welding overnight, which does not cause any disruption to traffic, they usually make the broken rail joint even noisier.

19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Police hunt burglar of Wan Chai flat

Police are hunting a burglar who snatched a notebook computer, a watch, and cash worth a total of about HK$88,000 from a flat in Johnston Road, Wan Chai, yesterday. The 35-year-old owner of the flat woke at 4.12am to find his living room being ransacked by a man, who fled. Police said the burglar was about 1.65 metres tall and wore a black jacket and jeans.

31 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Campaign to preserve old Wan Chai

Activists and residents are planning to put forward an application to the Town Panning Board to have old Wan Chai - the area bound by Queen's Road East and Johnston Road - rezoned into a special design area to prevent more high-rise towers being built.

26 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Listings - Wan Chai

FAT ANGELO'S

Shop 3, G/F Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai

Telephone: 2126 7020

Website: www.fatangelos.com

Cuisine: Italian-American

Specialities: Pizza, pasta

Wine list: 4 white and 6 red, all Italian; 5 champagne, including Dom Perignon

14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

State-of-the-art facelift for Southorn

'Floating' basketball courts is the main feature of a revamp proposed for the Southorn Playground in Wan Chai.

A team of British designers have come up with a scheme to give the popular venue a facelift while creating more space for sports enthusiasts.

2 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Newspaper distributors clean up their act

I refer to Francis John's letter ('Newspaper distributors making such a mess,' South China Morning Post, August 25) which brought to our attention that newspaper and magazine distributors operating out of trucks in Johnston Road, Wan Chai, had been discarding wrapping materials on the pavement.

17 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Newspaper distributors making such a mess

Perhaps someone in the appropriate government department or district council would care to explain why the newspaper and magazine distributors operating out of trucks in Johnston Road, Wan Chai, have been exempted from the fixed-penalty littering fine.

Every weekday I see the road and pavement strewn with discarded wrapping material.

25 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Burglar has opticians in the frame

A burglar made off with spectacles frames worth $1.1 million from an opticians in Johnston Road, Wan Chai. The owner found a large hole in a rear wall when he went to open the shop.

7 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Lorry accident kills woman

An elderly woman died after she was hit by a reversing lorry at the junction of Johnston Road and Stone Nullah Lane in Wan Chai at about 7am. Police said no identification documents were found on the woman.

29 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

$1,500 necklace snatched

A man, 49, was arrested by an off-duty police officer for allegedly snatching a $1,500 necklace from a woman, 31, through a tram window in Johnston Road, Wan Chai.

17 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Wan Chai steps out

A seven-year plan to turn a number of Wan Chai streets into pedestrian zones was unveiled by transport officials yesterday.

Pavements will be widened and streets narrowed, with a number of major roads - most notably Johnston Road - becoming fully or partly pedestrian zones.

28 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Paint attack

Two men rushed into a clinic and hurled a bag of brown paint at the door of the 61-year-old doctor's consultation room on the 13th floor of Tai Yau Building in Johnston Road, Wan Chai, before fleeing.

21 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Pedestrian hurt

A 74-year-old pedestrian was injured after being knocked down by an eastbound tram as he was crossing the junction of Fleming Road and Johnston Road in Wan Chai.

1 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

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