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Letters to the Editor, November 22, 2012

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

Soundbites

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

WASTE OF RESOURCES

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

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