Areas affected by the ban

No-smoking areas from January 1

Thursday, 28 December, 2006, 12:00am

A chance to speak out on new Southorn playground

If you're a Wan Chai resident, get yourself heard this Saturday as the plan for the new Southorn Playground is unveiled.

A large model of the envisioned playground (designed according to residents' suggestions) will be on display and open for discussion.

28 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

The Sport

The Sport

Adidas Streetball Challenge 2005

More than 60 basketball players spin, bounce and throw trick shots in freestyle games (right). Today, 8.30am-7pm, MacPherson Playground (hard-surfaced soccer pitch), Mongkok, free. Inquiries: 2815 9549

1 May 2005 - 12:00am

Public involvement the best design for urban planning

A small public square in the heart of Wan Chai is not the most obvious location for showcasing a new approach to urban planning. But the redevelopment of Southorn Playground breaks new ground. The process could provide a model for the renovation of our city's public areas.

25 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Mobile playground provides fun and games for children

The ORGANISERS of a new mobile playground hope to foster family ties and encourage organisations to open up more outdoor space for children.

The mobile playing platform was introduced by Zurich Insurance and Playright Children's Play Association.

16 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Electrocution death is unresolved

Government engineers yesterday failed to determine what caused the electrocution of a 12-year-old boy who died after he climbed up a metal ladder in a light well to retrieve a ball on Wednesday.

8 May 2015 - 10:49am

Shoot the messenger - the Hong Kong solution to school violence

I am a gweilo teacher and usually I feel I'm given sufficient credibility by my colleagues. But sometimes an incident occurs that reminds me not to take this for granted. One Friday I was on playground duty. Our students had kicked a ball over the high fence dividing our school from one next door. A barrage of bottles, cans and rubbish came back.

2 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Child's play

Innocent or innocence lost? That is the question most viewers are likely to ask after seeing the oil paintings of Beijing-based artist Xie Qi (below left).

15 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Teenagers robbed of $950

Two 16-year-old boys and a girl, 15, were beaten and robbed of $950 while watching a football game in a Sha Tin playground. They were approached by five or six men who asked for cigarettes in Mei Tin Road playground near May Shing Court at about 1.30pm. Police said the three were assaulted by one of the gang and robbed after telling the men they did not smoke.

28 Feb 2001 - 12:00am


I refer to the letter headlined, 'Rats in playground are no fun', from Tamar Clayman (South China Morning Post, January 15), and regret that she had the unpleasant experience at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.

12 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Democrat warns of play area dangers

EQUIPMENT at many playgrounds on public housing estates in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long is potentially dangerous for children, the Democratic Party claims.

The playground equipment, including slides, swings and climbing frames, was found to have design, maintenance and management problems, Democrat Cheung Yuet-lan said after a tour of nine housing estates.

4 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Natural look

We refer to the letter headlined, 'Hazardous from any direction' (South China Morning Post, October 25) and wish to respond to the part concerning Stubbs Road Children's Playground.

The playground is managed by the Urban Services Department and was originally built with simple facilities next to a slope.

17 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Playground problems solved

I refer to A. Chan's letter concerning the delay in the replacement of safety matting in Cloud View Road Service Reservoir Playground and Braemar Hill Road Playground (South China Morning Post, March 8).

The replacement of safety matting in the Urban Council children's playgrounds is an annual exercise to upgrade the council's facilities.

3 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Time to swing into action

I was excited on noticing the construction of three new children's playground areas in Lai Chi Kok Park.

Many people watched workers lay the surface and on completion we began to count the days until it would open, hoping perhaps it would be ready before Lunar New Year so children could play there over the holiday period.

4 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

PTA marks 30th year in big way

A 'Fun Day' was organised by Raimondi College's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) recently to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

An opening ceremony was held at the playground of the Primary Section and an entertaining performance and a prize-giving ceremony were held in the Primary School Hall.

12 Jun 1996 - 12:00am