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Kowloon Park

Five heritage trees in danger of collapse

Five of Hong Kong's heritage trees, some of them ancient, are in danger of death and collapse, according to a green campaign group.

Monday, 13 August, 2012, 8:53am

Root rot epidemic covered up, experts say

The government has been accused of covering up the spread of an incurable disease that is killing Hong Kong's heritage trees and of failing to contain the infection, putting many more trees - and potentially human life - at risk.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

A big splash of waste

More than one million litres of fresh water go down the drain at five public swimming centres every day.

That's according to a new report, commissioned by the Water Supplies Department last year. It has sparked calls for better water management.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm

Temporary lifeguards recruited to beat strike

A dozen lifeguards protested at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool yesterday as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department tried to hire temporary lifeguards to cope with a strike planned for the weekend.

About 800 lifeguards will strike on Sunday - the city's official Sport For All Day - as part of their campaign for an additional 400 staff to improve services at beaches and pools.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Public backs latest plan but criticises delay

Visitors trooped to see the latest model of the West Kowloon arts hub yesterday, and their general verdict was: the new features are good, the delays bad.

The first day of the exhibition at the Heritage Discovery Centre in Kowloon Park attracted dozens of visitors who inspected the model of the huge project, photos and information boards.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Confidence high for new arts hub look

The latest incarnation of the West Kowloon Cultural District will get the thumbs up from Hongkongers, a consultative panel confidently predicted ahead of putting the final vision before the public next week.

'We don't expect Hongkongers will say no. They chose it,' said panel chairman Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Pool complex to have limited impact on trees

Six trees would be cut down to make way for a new swimming pool complex in Victoria Park, but 90 new trees would be planted to replace them, the government said.

9 May 2009 - 12:00am

Talkback

What is the best way to support our elite athletes?

When will the Hong Kong government show real support for the Olympics? Since late last year, it has been trying to show Beijing how supportive Hong Kong is towards the Games, with different initiatives including the torch relay parade. However, the irony is Hong Kong athletes are not really given real support.

2 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Trial torch relay to help iron out kinks

Chief executive will lead 'community run' to assess traffic and security

Hong Kong will stage a 'community run' on April 18 as a trial for the Olympic torch relay to assess the security requirements and impact on traffic.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

Is enough being done to

protect trees in Hong Kong?

I do not think enough is being done to protect them.

Hong Kong's old buildings are gradually being demolished in the name of progress, and sadly it now seems our old trees are facing a similar fate.

21 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Collapse of stately tree is wake-up call for city

Hong Kong is losing an older, more stately and eye-catching part of its heritage than the Star Ferry or Queen's piers: the 200-year-old banyan tree in Kowloon Park.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Free Wi-fi trial begins in Kowloon Park

A trial run of the government's free Wi-fi programme went into operation yesterday at Kowloon Park's Heritage Discovery Centre. The trial, part of an initiative to provide wireless internet access at 350 government sites in the next two years, will allow users to surf the Web from their mobile phones, PDAs and notebooks.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Wu Guanzhong painting sells for HK$31.6m

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

Human faeces found in pool

A swimming pool in Tuen Mun was closed for more than five hours yesterday after human faeces was spotted in the water.

Some 250 swimmers were asked to leave the Jockey Club Yan Oi Tong Swimming Pool while staff removed the faeces and disinfected the water with chlorine. It reopened at 7.30pm.

11 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Bloodworm scare shuts pools

Hygiene officials yesterday were investigating the discovery of a bloodworm in an outdoor swimming pool in Shing Mun Valley, the second case in five days.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

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