Hit the ground running

Twelve years ago a designer caught in a disaster zone might have been at a loss as to how to pitch in. But when the quakes hit Japan last month, it took very little time for the architects to rally.

Friday, 22 April, 2011, 12:00am

Winning ways

Since Architecture for Humanity made its mark in 1999 with a competition to design transitional housing for returning refugees in Kosovo, it has used designers' competitive streaks to its advantage.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

From runaway to children's warrior

Skye Sinclair's childhood was marred by violence. To block the pain from the beatings doled out by her mother and her boyfriend, she would mentally transport herself to the idyll of the New Forest, near her Southampton home on England's south coast.

But imagination became reality as the violence escalated, and at nine she took to running away in earnest.

12 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

300 celebrate the life of Kevin Sinclair

Friends of the late Kevin Sinclair streamed into the Police Officers Club in Causeway Bay last night for a gathering to pay tribute to the journalist, author and columnist, who died last month.

The memorial event was attended by more than 300 friends, politicians, businessmen and officials whose lives, in their words, Sinclair had touched during his years in the city.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Making his story

It would be hard to find someone in Hong Kong who hasn't heard of irrepressible journalist, author and South China Morning Post columnist Kevin Sinclair.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


Q What kind of development is appropriate for Lantau?

2 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Sorely missed

I refer to the obituary by Kevin Sinclair of former chairman of the Swire Group Peter Sutch (South China Morning Post, March 8), who died on Wednesday.

A lifespan of 56 years is considered extremely short.

For most people it does not give enough time for them to accomplish all the goals they have set themselves.

11 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Wrong image of support group

I am writing in response to an article in the South China Morning Post dated January 27, written by Kevin Sinclair and entitled 'A club out of harm's way'.

21 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

A microcosm of US normality

People who rely on newspapers, radio, magazines and television for their view of the United States can be excused for thinking the entire country is a madhouse run by lunatics.

13 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Pinching case teacher cleared

A headmaster accused of indecently assaulting a 12-year-old schoolgirl by pinching her bottom walked free from court yesterday.

The 58-year-old burst into tears after being acquitted, then ran to hug and thank his wife in the public gallery.

Magistrate Hugh Sinclair said the girl's evidence was unreliable.

8 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Filling a void

KEVIN Sinclair's column, 'It's time to change our tune on BFBS' (South China Morning Post, May 18) does touch on some valid points regarding BFBS.

We pay the majority of the costs for maintaining British forces here, while those forces are for the most part just a display of British sovereignty.

13 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

More power for Customs in drug fight

CUSTOMS officers look set to be empowered to make on-the-spot cash seizures at border crossings from people suspected of drug trafficking.

This is part of a package of legislative changes being drafted in the wake of Governor Chris Patten's plan to attack money laundering.

7 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

We are not powerless

I READ with dismay the report on the memorial service for Mike Sinclair (Sunday Morning Post, February 26) in which two serious inaccuracies appeared.

5 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

AIDS activist's final message

A DOCUMENTARY on Mike Sinclair, which includes his final message to the public, will be screened on TVB Jade on Monday as a tribute to the AIDS educator.

The half-hour documentary, produced by RTHK, records the life of Sinclair from his public admission two years ago that he was HIV-infected up to his final month.

18 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Higher fare equals better service - a faulty equation

NOT only do I applaud Kevin Sinclair (South China Morning Post, December 19), I give him a standing ovation for his article headlined, 'Our limo leaders need a taxi ride to reality'.

26 Dec 1994 - 12:00am