20,000 pack into fair in 2 hours

More than 20,000 people rushed to the Hong Kong Book Fair in its first two hours yesterday.

Thursday, 21 July, 2011, 12:00am

Book fair aims to be a model of learning

The Hong Kong Book Fair opens today, with organisers hoping the focus will be on the exhibitors and not on pouting pseudo-models.

The week-long fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre features 526 exhibitors, a three per cent increase from last year.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Hong Kong Book Fair turns leaf

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Wet markets the only escape from duopoly's 'organic' obsession

In the past few years I have found it increasingly difficult and frustrating to buy food at our duopoly of supermarkets, Wellcome and ParknShop.

It used to be that the so-called organic produce was a minor, still-to-emerge speciality in these shops.

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


Latest gadgets not answer to happy life

I'm writing to express my views on the hottest gadget - the iPad.

As it officially landed on Hong Kong last month, hundreds queued outside shops for the chance to buy one - or more. Many of these people already owned other gadgets such as iPhones and MacBooks.

16 Aug 2010 - 12:00am


Recyclers must obey the relevant laws

While we should recognise waste recyclers' important function in a city of rapid growth, the government should not pamper the industry with free rein to violate regulations and maximise profits without regard for externalities.

27 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Too hot to handle - Book Fair organisers ban pseudo-models

Fans of Chrissie Chau Sau-na will be heartbroken. The shapely pseudo-model and her ilk have been banned from this year's Book Fair after the storm last year over the signing of copies of risque photo books.

For the Trade Development Council, which organises the event, it's all a matter of good taste.

24 Jun 2010 - 12:00am


Bananas can change your life

My life changed after my mother started a 'Banana Campaign' at our home. Starting last month, my mother began giving me a banana before I left home for school. When I arrived at school, I ate it for breakfast.

11 Jan 2010 - 12:00am


Let's do more for the community

21 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

No flesh, please, we're bookworms: pseudo-models banned from Wan Chai fair

Organisers of the coming Wan Chai Book Fair have learned from the mistake of its bigger brother, the Hong Kong Book Fair. Or are they just being prudes?

12 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Thursday Think Tank

1. Ugly mascots Dony and Ami fail to inspire East Asian Games spirit ... organisers are now considering hiring some sexy 'pseudo-mascots'.

2. Village chief lays soil and turf over dumped construction waste ... it's the most blatant example of a cover-up we've ever seen.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am


Jealousy is a waste of time and emotion

My mum is really jealous of pseudo-model Chrissie Chow. She often says she wishes she has Chow's body.

I think a lot of women and girls feel the same.

Many people are jealous of other people's strengths but ignore their own assets.

16 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Creation of Chrissie Chau is a model of marketing excellence

If the recently established CreateHK has some sort of award for outstanding creative business in town, those behind the creation of so-called pseudo-model Chrissie Chau should be among the finalists. Don't get us wrong.

8 Aug 2009 - 12:00am


What do you think of the speed-limiter plan for minibuses?

I have some concerns over the minibus speed-limiter plan.

I am pleased that the government has decided to implement this measure by the end of next year, given that some minibus drivers, especially the ones in the red-topped vehicles, drive at really fast speeds.

1 Aug 2009 - 12:00am


What do you think of the designs for the Wan Chai ferry pier?

Your report 'Committee weighs competing pier designs' (July 18) makes interesting reading.

I have been following the design of the heliport facility for about two years and regret that I missed the 'brief public consultation late last month'. Perhaps it was too brief.

21 Jul 2009 - 12:00am