Letters to the Editor, March 23, 2013

A milk formula ad is displayed on a bus. Photo: David Wong

I refer to the letter from Clara Shek, of the Council of Public Relations Firms of Hong Kong ("Baby milk marketing ban a blunt weapon that will hurt HK", March 16).

Saturday, 23 March, 2013, 2:57am

Luggage catches fire on airport conveyor belt

The Airport Authority and the Fire Services Department are investigating a fire on a luggage conveyor belt yesterday.

A bag caught fire at 2pm and the flames spread to a second bag. No one was injured and no hazardous goods were found in the bag. The accident happened in the restricted area, where only staff were allowed.

30 Oct 2012 - 2:51am

MTR has strengthened baggage limit enforcement on cross-border trains

We would like to thank your reader Candy Tam for her letter about people travelling with bulky items on the MTR ("MTR cannot keep letting people flout bulky luggage ban", September 24).

The MTR Corporation strives to provide a safe and comfortable journey for our passengers.

28 Sep 2012 - 1:50am

Problems with oversized luggage could lead to serious confrontation on MTR

To anybody who has to travel on the MTR border links, the explosion of public dissatisfaction with conditions on the East and West Rail lines is understandable.

It is obvious even from the media coverage of the situation outside Sheung Shui station that the core problem is the MTR Corporation management's complete lack of commitment in enforcing its own regulations.

24 Sep 2012 - 1:28am

Signature dish

A couple of weeks ago, a little beagle came sniffing around me. Normally, I would be on my knees attempting to pet the dog, which is one of my favourite breeds. This time, I stared at it, hoping that if I concentrated hard enough, it would just go away.

6 Sep 2012 - 9:49am

Toxins found in suitcase handles

The handles of 10 common suitcase brands contain potentially cancer-causing chemicals, with levels in four bags exceeding a leading safety standard, the Consumer Council warned yesterday.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Turning firms around: a case study

Tim Parker's track record for firing employees as part of corporate workouts once prompted labour unions to nickname him 'Prince of Darkness'. But to shareholders and creditors, he is more like a Prince Charming, especially for his turnaround of luggage maker Samsonite, where he is chairman and chief executive.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sporty luxe

Fashion is gearing up for the Olympics in London as designers take inspiration from the fast and furious world of sports for their spring-summer collections. Colourful athletic separates ruled the runways at Kenzo, and Alexander Wang's models sported mesh bombers and biker shorts with exposed zippers. Track pants also appeared at Lanvin, albeit a more elegant version.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am



4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Carry on

Bruton bag in white butter leather by Anya Hindmarch

Belvedere cross-body bags by Goyard

Leather messenger bag by Carven (

Venetia bag (HK$20,900) by Marc Jacobs

Bayswater bag (HK$11,000) by Mulberry

Old Speedy flap bag (HK$271,000) by Louis Vuitton

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ton has town talking about his stylish bags

The latest 'it' bag that had everyone talking this week wasn't the creation of a top professional designer, but stylist and street-style photographer Tommy Ton, the man behind the chic blog

His collaboration with Club Monaco was a collection of two canvas bags - a satchel and a back sac that had the fashion pack quivering with excitement.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Lost luggage creates a girl's worst nightmare

Rebecca Morrice Williams, the founder of Australian cosmetics brand Becca, had her luggage waylaid when she flew from Perth to Hong Kong last week. It wasn't shoes and clothes that she panicked about, though, it was her toiletries and make-up.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Case for optimism on Asian growth

Confident that Asia is going places, luggage maker Samsonite plans to add 500 sales points in the region this year, including 200 in China.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Devil is also in the details of airline luggage rules

Always check the fine print. That advice also applies to airlines' rules on luggage, the Consumer Council said as it revealed that complaints in this area doubled last year - from 14 to 30.

In some cases items disappeared or were damaged; in others their delivery was delayed or came with questionable additional charges.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Trunk call

Champagne might be the celebratory drink, whisky the gentleman's spirit and wine the connoisseur's choice, but in the world of luxury alcohol, cognac will always hold the top spot as the wealthy set's true tipple. Lovers of fine French brandy can indulge in every aspect of the drink through a trunk from one of the region's oldest brands.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am