The Dictator

The Dictator

Party season’s coming up and I’d love one of those dresses with the cute little peekaboo cutout bits?

Saturday, 17 November, 2012, 11:13pm

The Dictator

The Dictator

31 Aug 2012 - 6:42pm

New Delhi

Having made so many helmets, armour, and military costumes for Hollywood movies, Ashok Rai was thrilled when military costume designer David Crossman invited him to visit the set of Kingdom of Heaven in Morocco. Crossman had placed a big order for 12th-century battlegear for the film.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Worth a thousand words

In these days of e-mail, social networking sites and so on, the gentle art of writing a postcard (like the hand-written thank-you note) seems in terminal decline.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

500 workers evacuated in scare at mail centre

An overheated battery may have sparked an alert at the International Mail Centre in Hung Hom yesterday.

More than 500 Post Office workers were evacuated when a parcel from Canada containing a mobile phone battery and milk powder burst into flames.

9 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Pouring your heart out

For Steve Lau Chi-fung, nothing quite beats the magic of receiving a letter in the post - one written on paper that he can keep forever and read again and again. Lau, senior manager (local mail) of Hongkong Post's product development, marketing and sales division, has been working with the organisation since 1998.

8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Sticker will help post stay true to its origins

With the dawn of electronic communication, the importance of the postal service as a fast method of reaching out to business partners or loved ones diminished. First the fax machine, and now e-mail has become the dominant mode of communication when near-immediacy is required.

28 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

'I overheard story in pub and got my facts wrong,' admits mother whose message spread fear across the city

The expatriate mother who sent out the e-mail that went around Hong Kong falsely claiming two Chinese women tried to abduct a boy in Ocean Park admitted yesterday she got her facts wrong after picking up the story in a bar on Saturday night.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Destroyed letters found among mail recovered after robbery

More than 20 letters among the 1,200 items stolen in Monday's mail robbery have been found opened and torn to pieces, Hongkong Post said yesterday.

The mail destroyed after Monday's robbery included promotional letters addressed to various recipients in Po Tat Estate and Sau Mau Ping Estate, in Kwun Tong, from a variety of senders, a police officer said.

6 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Stepped-up security checks to delay mail over next two weeks

If you are planning to send parcels to and from the mainland in the next two weeks, expect delays - and do not bother with the wrapping. China Post said mailing services would be subject to rigorous security checks during the National Day period.

26 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Mail-tampering ban broadened

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has beefed up the Postal Law, widening the category of people who are specifically banned from tampering with mail.

But analysts pointed out that the law continued to allow mail to be opened to protect 'state security'.

25 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Letters get the stamp of approval

Name: Tam Wing-pong

Occupation: Postmaster General

Star sign: Leo

On my playlist: Classical

Hobbies: Reading, listening to music and watching operas

The Man: Before I started working at the Post Office, I didn't know much about what was involved, other than being able to post a letter.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

HK Post to install new letter-sorting machine

A new letter-sorting system will be installed in phases this year which will save HK$7 million annually and allow quicker mail delivery, the Postmaster General said yesterday.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Take Action!

The column for anyone fed up with bureaucracy, frustrated with delays or furious with poor service. Tell us your complaint and we'll try to fix it ...

Gordon Truscott of Tin Shui Wai had a curious experience with the Post Office over registered mail.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Reviving the lost art of letter writing

A visit to the General Post Office in Central rekindled interest in the lost art of letter writing for a group of primary school students.

Thirty eight Primary Four to Six students from Pui Tak Canossian Primary School got a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into how the post office works.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am