Queueing Theory

Proposal puts young singles at back of queue for flats

Young singles will have to wait up to 13 years before they can get their own public flats under a proposed points system released yesterday.

Friday, 29 July, 2005, 12:00am

More trips during morning rush hour

I refer to the letter by Eileen Knights headlined 'Supervisor could curb queue-jumpers' (Sunday Morning Post, March 24), regarding problems she had with the No 1 minibus from Central to the Peak.

The Transport Department has liaised with the operator and the following improvements have been implemented:

12 May 2002 - 12:00am


I refer to the letter headlined, 'Confusing', which appeared in the Sunday Morning Post, on August 8.

The yellow queueing boxes on KCR East Rail's platform are located directly in front of the train doors.

There is one set of boxes for each door. Passengers on board should alight from both sides and boarding passengers should enter through the middle part.

15 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Anson Chan pledges to heed discontent

Growing discontent with the Government would remind it to review its performance regularly, acting Chief Executive Anson Chan Fang On-sang said yesterday.

After touring redevelopment sites in Kowloon and the New Territories, she said the Government would always review its performance.

31 Jul 1999 - 12:00am


Sylvia Pong, who complained about being overcharged in a carpark (Sunday Morning Post, November 8) has a justifiable case. It is certainly wrong to be charged for waiting time when trying to get out of a carpark.

15 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Getting down to work

When unemployment figures edge towards four per cent, and retrenchments and closures become a daily event, it is difficult for people not to feel downhearted, whatever Financial Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen may urge. Some of the most popular and long-established firms are not being spared the financial squeeze.

6 May 1998 - 12:00am

Will provide queueing area

I read with interest Ma Ching-chau's letter (South China Morning Post, September 30) regarding the visa queues outside the US Consulate General and share her concern for the comfort and safety of those applying for visas.

17 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Lifo shapes up for big season

MORE wins can be expected from the progressive Lifo judging by the way he shaped at Sha Tin yesterday morning.

The Danzatore gelding moved to Peter Ng Bik-kuen midway through last season and has won twice for him, was second once, third once and then fifth on his final outing of the season.

5 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Lifo to lift off for new mentor

LIFO is tonight strongly expected to start his new career with Peter Ng Bik-kuen with a win in the last race at Happy Valley as we know it. The hugely popular city venue closes after this evening's meeting for a multi-billion dollar overhaul which will see it re-emerge, hopefully by November of next season, as a spanking new track of truly international standing.

22 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Lifo has winning look

LIFO finished fifth in the fourth event and came home with bells clanging, lights flashing and a guarantee that this is a certain winner when the time is right.

22 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Food Forum lifts operating more efficiently

MARGARET Sheridan's article headlined, 'Diners floored by the system', which appeared in the South China Morning Post on September 8, highlighted an issue which has developed as a result of the tremendous public interest in the facilities at Times Square.

15 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Normal waiting time not long

I REFER to Stewart Aldcroft's letter headlined, ''Long wait at department's licence office'' (South China Morning Post, August 1).

We in the Transport Department are always conscious of the need to improve our services to the public.

At our licensing offices, we pledge to provide an efficient and courteous service in a clean and friendly environment.

12 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Computer woes

A TWO-MINUTE power cut in Wan Chai caused hours of queueing at Transport Department licensing offices after computers were rendered useless for more than two hours.

21 Jun 1994 - 12:00am


ON Tuesday at Ocean Park, after queueing for over an hour to enter one of the rides, my young family and visiting mother-in-law were appalled and disgusted when four German women (we assume to be tourists) pushed into the (very) long queue directly behindus, hoping that the Hong Kongers following us would assume they were our ''friends''.

7 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Not everyone a litter lout

AS a participant in the all-night scrum at Victoria Park the weekend before last, I wish to comment that Ralph Pixton was fully justified in expressing indignation about the trash heaps left behind, but partially off the mark in assessing responsibility.

He should have said ''immature young shameless gweilos'', instead of lumping all of us together.

9 Feb 1994 - 12:00am