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Singapore Airlines and the strawberry ice cream

We've been sent an intriguing account of an exchange that occurred on a recent Singapore Airlines flight. Our informant was travelling economy class together with his wife on a packed flight to Singapore.

Friday, 15 February, 2013, 5:14am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, February 7, 2013

Zero-tolerance approach to doping

I refer to Alvin Sallay's article on cyclist Steven Wong's doping case ("Wong makes us all look like dopes", January 27).

7 Feb 2013 - 2:41am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 11, 2012

Accidents in mainland factories which result in serious injuries such as loss of limbs are all too common. Often, this happens because workers are made to operate outdated machinery.

11 Dec 2012 - 1:50am

Beijing car buyers may be forced to reserve parking spaces

Beijing residents might soon have to reserve a parking space before they can buy a car, the city’s traffic administration authorities said on Wednesday.

Beijing traffic official Pan Bo told a government website that obtaining a parking licence to purchase a vehicle “was a future trend”. A parking space would also have to be properly installed, he added.

31 Oct 2012 - 5:47pm 1 comment

Lai See

So many policemen yet so much illegal car parking

Readers will know that from time to time we have fulminated about the ease with which some cars - particularly the seven-seaters beloved of tycoons - are parked wherever their drivers may please, with little likelihood of their owners being told to move on, or - God forbid - being ticketed by police or traffic wardens.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm


Penalise bus operators for bad driving

The standard of driving in Hong Kong has long been a keen topic for your correspondents.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Forcing drivers into off-street parking facilities will help to reduce pollution

While drivers welcome government plans to introduce new features at parking meters, such as allowing fees to be paid via mobile phone, pedestrians and residents of districts with chronic traffic congestion are appalled.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Double standards at double yellow lines still apply

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Pay-by-phone parking meters may be on the way

The days of having to rush back to 'feed the parking meter' could be over thanks to a revolutionary upgrade that would allow drivers to remotely extend their parking time before it expires.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Officials stalled over hawker stall for 2 years

The ombudsman criticised three government departments that allowed a hawker to trade from an illegal structure on a pavement for two years while they bickered among themselves about what to do.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am