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Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Even for the Black Card, it's a bit rich of Amex to double fee

The American Express Centurion Card - informally known as the Black Card - recently sent out a nice letter to its users but with a sting in the tail. The Black Card is, as Forbes describes it, the Bugatti of credit cards and use is by invitation only.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 4:34am 3 comments

A contemporary art space with attitude and ambition

Oi!, operated by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's arts promotion office, will hold its first exhibition on the eve of the city's first Art Basel show in two weeks' time.

10 May 2013 - 4:46am

Government won't buy handover warship HMS Chatham

A former British Navy warship that played a key role in the city's handover in 1997 is up for sale this month, giving the government a rare chance to buy a piece of Hong Kong's maritime history.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

Rant: no chilling in the pool

Hong Kong's water temperature in October hovers around an average of 27 degrees Celsius.

27 Oct 2012 - 11:21pm

Daytime football matches make no sense in Hong Kong's climate

Hong Kong's soccer team has more in common with mad dogs and Englishmen than some might otherwise believe.

19 Oct 2012 - 2:21am

Ernie Merrick attacks 'very poor' Hong Kong training pitches

An increasingly frustrated Ernie Merrick, the Hong Kong soccer coach, criticised the authorities yesterday over the state of training pitches before his team's international friendly against Malaysia on Tuesday.

13 Oct 2012 - 3:47am

Action has already begun to curb sports facility booking touts

In response to the letter by Mr David Lai ("Why wait till 2014 to curb the touts?", September 26), I would like to explain more about the various measures we have already implemented to improve our booking and allocation systems of the sports facilities managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

7 Oct 2012 - 2:09am

Hong Kong Space Museum 'out of date'

While China is sending people into orbit, the Hong Kong Space Museum is more like a trip back in time.

30 Sep 2012 - 10:16am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, September 26, 2012

Non-members already let into private clubs

I refer to your editorial ("Better access to sports venues", September 24) which questioned the extent to which the Home Affairs Bureau has responded to the recommendations made by the Ombudsman in his direct investigation of the implementation of the policy on private recreational leases.

26 Sep 2012 - 1:37am 2 comments

Officials need to ensure better public access to sports venues

Officials are expected to take good care of public resources and facilities. Regrettably, they have once again been put to shame by the Ombudsman, who found serious flaws in the way the city's sport venues are managed.

24 Sep 2012 - 1:28am 1 comment