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No Frills

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Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

Will no-frills flats fill sandwich class needs?

Just what is a 'no-frills flat'?

Nine months after Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen promised to build plenty of smaller, more affordable homes, no government department can tell you what the term specifically means.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Architects set out their vision for no-frills flats

What is a no-frills, affordable flat?

The government has been encouraging developers to build such homes for people priced out of the market, but has not spelled out exactly what the term means.

Local architects will recommend a definition to the Urban Renewal Authority and the Housing Society.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Festive party on a shoestring

1 Get everyone involved. Once people feel like they have contributed ideas and suggestions, their excitement level goes up too.

2 Find hidden talent. Forget hired entertainment. Within an office, there are bound to be people that can sing, dance, recite a poem and perform a magic trick or two, thereby saving costs on hiring professional performers.

13 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Low-fare Chinatown bus triggers price war

New York

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Light fantastic

Newish British design house Established & Sons is generating a buzz with a recent Red Dot-award win by one of its founding members, Mark Holmes.

4 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

China last to board

New no-frills airlines are exciting travellers around the world with offers of cheap fares, but they haven't yet appeared on the mainland. Zeng Zixiang, director of China Southern Airlines' research and development department, said that, 'with a market of 1.3 billion people, there's a huge unsatisfied demand'.

17 Jun 2004 - 12:00am


A loiter around car parks in Admiralty and Quarry Bay reveals the following automotive-fashion trends. Tissue boxes are moving forward in cars this spring, from that forgotten shelf behind the back seat to pride of place near the gearstick.

5 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

A vision of hope, but nobody was smiling

It was a tale of two perspectives. In the Legislative Council chamber, the financial secretary spoke of the inevitability of change, of turning adversity into opportunity, conquering mountains and the destiny of Hong Kong as a 'world economic power'.

6 Mar 2003 - 12:00am