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Cultural heritage worth fighting for

Heritage and tourism go hand in hand. We have 150 years of colonial history and a culture of Western and Chinese influences. With good conservation and promotion, our fine traditions and practices can be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

Last rickshaw worker's in it for the long haul

Rickshaw puller Hung Chiu-ping is the last man standing.

The 63-year-old has been taking passengers along Hong Kong's streets for 30 years, but demand for the service has dwindled away.

Now Hung is one of only two registered rickshaw licence holders in the city - and the other is understood to have called it a day.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Perhaps I was politically naive, but I simply did not believe that they would go that far

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, blaming Nicolas Sarkozy's allies for his downfall

I'll keep working until I can't do it physically any more

Hong Kong's last rickshaw puller, 63-year-old Hung Chiu-ping

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Fair play

The souvenir shopkeeper

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ocean Park takes a step back in time

Rickshaws run on a street lined with dai pai dong food stalls tended by girls with braided hair and flowered shirts.

Around the corner is a Grand Cinema, decorated with old movie posters and fitted out with a period ticket booth, next to which performers in retro outfits stand luring customers in.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Wheels of fate

Three thousand kilometres is a long way, particularly if you intend to drive it in an auto-rickshaw.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The art of pedal power on and off the road


You hold your child's hand for a while, but you hold his heart forever: In memory of Smudge, 1971-2008.'

10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Rickshaw revival

Who would be a taxi driver in Beijing? Certainly not the men, and a few women, who ply the far older and more environmentally sound trade of transporting people around central Beijing in rickshaws, or pedicabs. Known as huangbao chefu, they congregate in Beijing's tourist hotspots like Houhai, Qianmen and Ritan Park.

14 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Reluctant Heroes: Rickshaw Pullers in Hong Kong and Canton, 1874-1954

Reluctant Heroes: Rickshaw Pullers in Hong Kong and Canton, 1874-1954

by Fung Chi Ming Hong Kong University Press, $250

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Eco-friendly bicycle taxis find the road to success in Europe

Bicycle rickshaws might be losing their appeal in the developing world, but in Europe the human-powered three-wheelers are all the rage.

Far from being regarded as an inhumane traffic nuisance, 'bicycle taxis' are considered a politically correct and environmentally sound alternative to the car.

30 Sep 2005 - 12:00am