Scouting and Guiding in Hong Kong

Long queue for 'HK's best job'

Hong Kong now has its own version of the 'best job in the world', to rival the similar position offered by Queensland, Australia.

Monday, 11 April, 2011, 12:00am

Record of service

Rachel Cartland graduated from Oxford University in 1972. She joined the administrative grade of the Hong Kong civil service that year and worked in the government until retirement in early 2006. She oversaw the legislative and regulatory framework for the introduction of cable and satellite TV, and set up the Arts Development Council while deputy secretary for recreation and culture.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Friday, March 28: Chartered Quality Institute - Hong Kong Branch and Hong Kong Polytechnic University organise 'Business Leader in Quality' Award seminar (in Cantonese). Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Saturday, March 29: Lighthouse Club YMC and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators YMG organise a visit to Sky Pier.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Plan ahead to enjoy your sunset years

Former top businessman Chung Po-yang says it is essential to find purpose in life after retirement

A few years before his death at the age of 85 in 2001, noted British sociologist Peter Laslett, proposed a theory of how people should define their lives.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

HK must stay a step ahead of the competition

Hong Kong companies involved in procurement and merchandising have long been among the best in the world at tracking down suppliers who offer the right combination of quality and value for money.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Racial tensions mixed with a dash of arsenic and yeast

While Hongkongers this morning eat their breakfast, few may be aware that on this day exactly 150 years ago the city woke to find that almost its entire European population of about 500 people was in the throes of an attempt to kill them all.

15 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Olympic facilities must have community input

Just months after the West Kowloon Cultural District debacle, the government has again shown its disregard for the people it supposedly serves. By washing its hands of infrastructure projects for the Olympic Games, taxpayers have been denied the right to determine how government land is used.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Wrong reasons for a popular election?

As everyone knows, the government's credibility has hit the lowest point ever. Hong Kong people want to force the chief executive to resign to save our future.

In the meantime, they are asking for a popular election of the leader. However, it is not the right time for this change because Hong Kong people cannot handle political affairs calmly.

5 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Civil servants go rubbery to flag discontent

Mumblings of discontent at the government have finally made it to our inbox.

We can't imagine why.

The happy campers in the civil service have put their grievances to good use.

An alternative Hong Kong flag has been created.

4 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Travelling to work

INTERESTED IN sightseeing in mainland China? How about spicing it up with some work experience?

23 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Business chiefs in TV sales pitch

Entrepreneurs and business leaders will appear in a new series of television commercials this week promoting Hong Kong as Asia's 'world city'.

Those promoting the SAR as a 'progressive' city include 'Mr Lan Kwai Fong' Alan Zeman, and the head of the American Chamber of Commerce and Crown Worldwide Group, James Thompson.

29 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

New Taiwan envoy named

Taiwan journalist Lu Ping will take over from Susie Chiang Su-hui as the island's information envoy in Hong Kong next month. The centre is the de facto Hong Kong branch of Taiwan's Government Information Office.

7 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Project spurred by fears over antiquated facilities at SAR's largest training institute

The Hong Kong Sports Institute, the largest sports training centre in the territory, is being considered for a renovation project that could cost up to $1.2 billion.

The scheme was among several proposed in a consultant study commissioned by the Sports Development Board, which manages the centre.

24 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

$3m grant opens oral history archive

A prominent historian is spearheading a project to gather recollections of Hong Kong's past in the largest local oral history programme embarked on.

28 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Bird model-making contest takes off

More than a thousand people gathered at Queen Elizabeth Stadium for the second 'Ramsar Dance With The Birds and Model Making Competition'.

The event was organised by the Conservancy Association in collaboration with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong Jockey Club and Shell Hong Kong.

16 May 2001 - 12:00am