Letters to the Editor, November 22, 2012

Heavy pruning can be bad for city's trees. Photo: Edward Wong

Crash raises concerns over safe practices

The fatal three-vehicle accident at Shau Kei Wan must be investigated to determine its cause and how such crashes can be prevented in future ("Bus crash puts focus on health of drivers", November 20).

Friday, 1 February, 2013, 3:12pm 2 comments

Small rooms, big ideas

Surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms are central to creating the mood of a home, but some choices can be overlooked. Surfaces are no longer limited to the obvious such as stainless steel, granite or marble.

Choices are plentiful, from imitation stone and timber to leather tiles, toxin-absorbing wall panels and even veneers made from materials such as banana trunk fibres.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Many of our older apartment blocks were not built to last

Much is being written and talked about urban renewal and revitalisation, and some say that buildings are not old at 50. Maybe that is true elsewhere.

26 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Fun way to track expenses

If you find writing down expenses, adding them and drawing up budgets boring or frightening, try these tips.

Use colour: Use pens of different colour to write the units - the 10s, the 100s etc.

Use the computer: Create a nice spreadsheet with colours and fancy drawings. Make sure the formulae are right.

5 May 2008 - 12:00am

Hail to the heroes of concrete repair

The Concrete Repair Association (CRA) on Friday announced the recipients of the annual CRA Awards for Excellence in Concrete Repair 2007.

The association this year received a record number of entries for the trophy.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


Ho Siu-kee: Body Gesture (Part Two) is your first solo exhibition in three years. How is it a progression from your previous works along the same theme?

10 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Buy definition

THE SHELTER-MAGAZINE industry is big business and a major source of inspiration for home design. Pictures of perfectly styled abodes torn from glossy magazines such as Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and Metropolitan Home help to form visions of beautiful homes and guide interior-design projects.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

kevin sinclair's hong kong

The financial secretary looks for ways to cut public spending. The director of audit hunts terrier-like for misused public funds. The ombudsman is supposed to probe maladministration. The Environmental Protection Department aims to protect the ecology, and the Country Parks Board stands guard over the sanctity of the countryside.

24 Dec 2003 - 12:00am


In Bowen Road on February 19, I saw one large truck and three light vans parked near a works site.

There were several supervisory staff and four workers from the Highways Department covering the tarmac surface of the pathway with vivid brown paint completely out of keeping with the natural surroundings.

24 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Best option

I refer to the letter from A. M. Davy-Hou ('New bricks dislodged and dangerous', South China Morning Post, November 1) about the paving blocks at Kennedy Road, Mid-Levels.

23 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

New bricks dislodged and dangerous

Over the past few months the government department responsible for pavements has been busy replacing the concrete pavements along Kennedy and Macdonnell roads with bricks.

Although this is more aesthetically pleasing, subsequent subsidence and broken bricks have meant that walking along these roads is now a case of keeping one's eye to the ground.

1 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Untenable situation

Children walking to the German Swiss International School and elderly people out for their morning constitutional are at risk, because of the heavy traffic on Mansfield and Guildford roads.

9 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

'Concrete gang' now out of control

In Po Wah Yuen on Lamma, there is an elevated path which runs in a straight line providing access to three houses.

2 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Home Help

My kitchen cupboards are desperately in need of an overhaul but I can't afford to replace them. Can you suggest ways of brightening them up?

23 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Officials to investigate fatal construction accident

Updated at 4.39pm, Saturday: Officials are to investigate if possible human error or criminality led to the collapse of a concrete beam on a construction site which left one worker dead last Tuesday.

2 Jun 2001 - 12:00am