URA to preserve 6 shophouses, destroy 4

The Urban Renewal Authority submitted an application to the Town Planning Board yesterday to preserve six shophouses in Mallory Street, Wan Chai, while demolishing four in Burrows Street because of structural problems.

Saturday, 13 September, 2008, 12:00am

Teamwork propels staff to join vanguard of emporium eminence

YUE HWA CHINESE Products Emporium employees were double winners in the Service and Courtesy Awards, taking the Junior Frontline and Supervisory Level awards in the Department Store category.

5 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Slow start

Over the past few years, the Singapore Tourism Board has poured nearly S$97 million (HK$430 million) into the revival of Chinatown in a bid to preserve the area's heritage and encourage the return of local business.

22 Jul 2003 - 12:00am


Cheap chic: A big bank balance is no longer the prerequisite for visiting a boutique hotel. New Hotel 1929 in Singapore offers a hip alternative to the usual five-star suspects, but at fabulously reasonable prices. The former brothel comprises 32 individually designed rooms, including two suites with outdoor baths.

8 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Emporium expansion

The grand opening of the Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium in Central was attended by numerous VIPs and tycoons. The store, Yue Hwa's sixth in Hong Kong, covers 25,000 square feet. The opening was overseen by Zheng Guo-xiong, deputy director of Beijing's Liaison Office (formerly Xinhua) and Legco President Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai.

31 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

past present for future

A FEW months ago, when some bright spark in Singapore invented a robot which could do a lion dance, there was a suggestion that it might be employed to welcome tourists at Changi airport. This has not yet come to pass but you can see how it conforms to the popular perception of the Lion City itself - sanitised, smart-alecky, faintly ludicrous and with the heart of a machine.

1 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Yue Hwa to broaden horizons

YUE Hwa Chinese Products Emporium yesterday announced a series of plans to internationalise and diversify its business in celebration of its 35th anniversary.

'The time is ideal for Yue Hwa to expand its operations beyond the secure harbour of Hong Kong,' said chairman and managing director Yu Kwok-chun.

17 Sep 1994 - 12:00am