Your talents will help you get a job

A recent employment fair attracted around 5,000 fresh graduates, even though there were only around 800 vacancies. This shows the intense competition for jobs in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012, 12:00am

Sums add up as studies lead to financial sector

After working in the airline industry for eight years and holding a variety of managerial positions, Alan Kwan Ngar-lun felt he needed a different focus in his career. With a strong interest in financial services, he decided to enrol on an MBA programme to effect his career change.

10 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Trainer targets eventing at Asian Games

Tommy Kwan Kwok-ming, a riding instructor at the Jockey Club's Beas River Country Club, is hoping to become the first eventing rider to represent Hong Kong at the Asian Games.

7 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Helping teens pays - in a way the stock market does not

For Ted Kwan Chi-hong, a finance lecturer, investing in a social enterprise has been a more rewarding decision than investing in the stock market.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

'Ideal training ground' for finance graduate

The special structure of PolyU's Master of Finance (Investment Management) programme, tailored to the requirements of students with little related working experience, makes it stand out from similar courses offered by other universities, says graduate Angela Kwan Nga-chung.

17 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Parents arrested after son's fall

The parents of a two-year-old boy were arrested after their son fell from their home in Sai Wan Ho. The mother, named Guo, 32, and the father, Kwan, 36, were granted bail. They were charged with negligence and child abuse and must report to police on December 14. A security guard found the boy on Thursday night.

15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Villagers feed hungry 'shipwrecked' windsurfer

When an exhausted windsurfer from Shenzhen and his broken board washed up on a Sai Kung beach on Saturday after a six-hour ordeal at the whims of the wind and current, he was so hungry he wolfed down cakes offered by surprised villagers - and later a loaf of bread at a police station.

10 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Tino Kwan

Who is he? Tino Kwan is a Hong Kong-born lighting designer with a studio in Tin Hau. His team has designed lighting schemes for luxury retail and hospitality projects across the world, from Fendi and Armani boutiques to the Peninsula hotel brand. He was responsible for the lighting in the IFC shopping arcade (above) and Citic Tower.

2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Out of the ashes

One morning seven months ago Kwan King-fong got the fright of her life when the 70-year-old returned home from a reading class and found her public flat in Shek Yam East Estate ablaze.

15 May 2007 - 12:00am

Heartfelt thanks for modest hero

A 68-year-old man who helped a mother and daughter escape from their blazing flat received a commendation from the fire services department yesterday - along with renewed heartfelt thanks from the rescued woman.

Retired worker Kwan Tim-on threw a nylon rope to Ko Tim-hing and her daughter as they clung screaming to the windowsills of their Shamshuipo flat.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Sex and the City spurs sex in this city

Check-ins at the ultra-discreet hourly hotel, The Eden on Wellington Street, soared after the pre-screening of the final season of Sex and the City in Lan Kwai Fong.

'Occupancy is 60 per cent more than usual,' said the hotel's spokesperson, who, determined to be as discreet as his hotel, would only give his name as Mr Kwan and refused to identify any guests.

9 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

As good as it gets

ONE LOOK at Jolie Chow Mei-kwan, this year's South China Morning Post Student of the Year, and you are infected by her warm smile. But there is something else - her confidence.

Part of this comes from her multiple abilities. Since primary school, Mei-kwan, 17, has been scooping up awards for dancing, debating, public speaking and music competitions.

19 Mar 2002 - 12:00am


Kwan Fung has never been able to fully stretch her legs while sleeping in her 30-square foot bedspace in Wan Chai.

Her dimly lit bed is crammed with clothes, bags, cooking utensils, a kerosene stove and a large metal box, making it impossible for her to turn around.

30 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Bus arrest

A MAN who exposed himself on a bus was arrested in Western. The 36-year-old man, surnamed Kwan, was released on $500 bail after a fellow passenger reported him to police.

26 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Building rises to the challenges

THE site for the HKITC posed special challenges, according to the chairman of architect Simon Kwan & Associates.

The firm designed the Hong Kong Industrial Technology Centre after winning the job in a design competition organised by the provisional HKITC in 1991.

14 Mar 1995 - 12:00am