Pong

After boycotting big business, Pong targets Legco seat

Consumer crusader Pong Yat-ming has already gone beyond his goal of boycotting the city's property giants for a year. And now the activist is taking his one-man battle against tycoon power a step further, by running for a Legislative Council seat.

Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 12:00am

Racecourse neighbours upset over club's plans

Fo Tan residents rallied yesterday against a multibillion-dollar Jockey Club project in Sha Tin that they fear threatens the community and their property values.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Off Screen

Off Screen City Contemporary Dance Company HK Cultural Centre Studio Theatre Reviewed: Apr 23

Off Screen is the first full-length work by Noel Pong Chi-kwan, one of Hong Kong's most promising choreographers. A triumph from start to finish, this piece shows she has reached a new level of maturity.

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Off Screen

City Contemporary Dance Company Hong Kong Cultural Centre Apr 22-23, 8pm, Apr 23-24, 3pm

Dancer-choreographer Noel Pong Chi-kwan kicks off the City Contemporary Dance Company's (CCDC) new season with her first full-length show about the emotional tide experienced by an audience watching a movie.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Think small

One hundred and thirty-six days into his campaign, Pong Yat-ming feels good about himself.

Pong, a freelance educator, is on a one-year boycott of property conglomerates and large retail chains in Hong Kong.

'Li Ka-shing, Lee Shau-kee, Cheng Yu-tung and the Kwok family,' he says. 'My main targets are these big developers, but there are others, too.'

3 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Brave Pong's one-man battle with big business

Pong Yat-ming is taking a one-man stand against the property tycoons and big corporations.

The determined 37-year-old has stopped taking public transport and travels everywhere on his bicycle.

He buys from small shops instead of supermarkets and handwashes his clothes.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Happily N'ever After

Happily N'ever After City Contemporary Dance Company Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre Reviewed: Apr 9

13 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Owners raise the roof at The Pawn after reaching deal on terrace

Despite the recent wrangling about the third-floor terrace being public space, the three proprietors of The Pawn decided to host a grand private dinner at the Wan Chai venue on Wednesday night, followed by a party that spread out over the entire building, to celebrate the establishment's first anniversary.

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

The sky's the limit

Are you looking for a more meaningful way to spend your two-month summer break than just lying on the couch watching TV?

From football practice with Manchester United, to ecology training in Osaka, Japan, there's an overseas study camp to suit most interests and budgets.

12 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Girl hanged herself because of test results, schoolmate says

A nine-year-old girl who hanged herself at home did so because she was disappointed with her test results, a classmate said yesterday.

Ada Wong Tsz-ling, who had been top of the class at Buddhist Lam Bing Yim Memorial School when she was in Primary One and Two, received her results on Wednesday.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Girl hanged herself over test results: schoolmate

A nine-year-old girl who hanged herself at home did so because she was disappointed with her test results, a classmate said yesterday.

Ada Wong Tsz-ling, who had been top of the class at Buddhist Lam Bing Yim Memorial School when she was in Primary One and Two, received her results on Wednesday.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Choosing green products a new way of life

Families who use compact fluorescent bulbs to save energy will be interested to find out how long they last. If you choose a Megaman DimmerAble bulb, the answer is 10,000 hours, about 10 times the lifespan of an ordinary incandescent bulb.

21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Smelting pot

When makeup artist Spring Pong arrived from New York to set up an image consultancy, she hadn't bargained on the impact Hong Kong's summer humidity would have on her makeup. 'I now know the thing about summer is you want to lighten up on the layers of product you put on your skin,' Pong says. 'The more you put on, the more slide you get.'

3 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

My HK - Roy Tam Hoi-pong

Roy Tam Hoi-pong, high school teacher

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

My quiet stuff: a kind of homecoming

'You can't just forget your roots,' says singer-songwriter Pong Nan, explaining why he's making a return to the Fringe Club next Wednesday.

Pong launched his career in 2000 at the Central live music venue, where he was spotted and later signed to Sony BMG. Next week's solo performance will be Pong Nan's first show at the Fringe for two years.

21 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

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