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Southern District, Hong Kong

A broadening experience for shoppers

Horizon Plaza offers shoppers 28 floors of top brand shops and discount outlets. It's an ideal destination for those looking for furniture and homeware, with more than 50 shops offering everything from sofas and curtains to glassware and carpets.

Wednesday, 6 October, 2010, 12:00am

How to Get there

How to get there

Free shuttle buses take customers to the shopping centre, as public transport links are improved

Barring a taxi or your own wheels, there is no direct transport to Horizon Plaza, but plenty of buses will get you most of the way, stopping at the Ap Lei Chau Estate bus terminus, from where you can catch the free Horizon Plaza shuttle bus daily.

6 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Faux and fabulous

1 Cube arm chair in faux fur by Kare Design, HK$7,999, from Aluminium, 58 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 2577 4066.

2 Burnside arm chair in faux zebra skin, HK$13,210, from Tequila Kola, 1/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2877 3295.

3 Faux leopard-skin cushion, HK$240, from G.O.D., 48 Hollywood Road, Central, tel: 2805 1876.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Out and about

Until new town development accelerated in the 1990s and the railway link to Tai Wai was built, Ma On Shan remained remote. Only a short but very steep walk from today's massed tower blocks, high up on the ridge, magnificent vistas open up of the Sha Tin New Town conurbation and eastwards over Port Shelter's scattered islands.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

55pc blowout fear on cost of new rail line

The HK$7 billion budget for building the South Island Line (East) may blow out by up to 55 per cent due to big rises in the price of construction materials, the MTR Corporation says.

This means the cost of the four-year railway project, due to be launched next year, could be as high as HK$10.8 billion.

27 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


MPF scheme should be replaced with something that works

I agree with Jake Van der Kamp's column regarding the Mandatory Provident Fund ('Failed MPF scheme should be wound up', September 12).

26 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

The gloves are off for electoral fights

Pok Fu Lam, the lush, scenic neighbourhood tucked away on the south side of Hong Kong Island, became the unlikely battleground a fortnight ago of two candidates vying for a seat on the Southern District Council in a rare by-election.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


1 Minou bag hook in stainless steel by Frederic Gooris, HK$250, from Alessi, 2/F, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2869 6377.

2 Indian 'C'-shaped wall hanger, HK$80, from Tequila Kola, 1/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2877 3295.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Election victory a breath of fresh air

Amid continuing concerns about Hong Kong losing its competitiveness, international perspective and English-language skills, the election of Paul Zimmerman, a Caucasian of Dutch origin, as Pok Fu Lam district councillor is a timely reminder of just how open-minded Hong Kong residents remain.

9 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Sensible policies can prevent air pollution caused by festival

This is the time of year when Hongkongers celebrate the Hungry Ghost or Yu Lan festival.

9 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

When wealth management begins at home

Citigroup has come up with an interesting wealth management toy for the rich worried by profligate offspring.

It is testing a website to let millionaires' children manage their allowances, while alerting parents and bankers when scions blow through cash too quickly.

13 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Night shelters opened as HK swelters

The very hot weather warning raised on Saturday morning remained in place yesterday, with temperatures reaching 35.5 degrees Celsius in Sheung Shui at 3pm. In Happy Valley, 34.1 degrees was recorded, while in Wong Chuk Hang it was 32.9 degrees. The Home Affairs Department opened 14 temporary night shelters.

2 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Out and about

Cape D'Aguilar, on Hong Kong Island's southeasternmost coast, is dramatically scenic in any weather. The promontory was named after Major General G.C. D'Aguilar, who served as lieutenant governor of Hong Kong and commander of British forces in China in the early 1840s.

1 Aug 2010 - 12:00am


Viaduct best rail option for South Island Line

I refer to the letter by John Dainton on the South Island Line (East) ('MTR could choose underground option at Wong Chuk Hang', July 3).

17 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Middle East chic

1 Hermes Cheval d'Orient gravy boat, HK$6,540, from Exclusivites, 1 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2521 8626.

2 Gita Clementine embroidered cushion, HK$650, from Inside, 12/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2873 1795.

3 Silver lantern, HK$1,280, from Tequila Kola, 1/F, Horizon Plaza, tel: 2877 3295.

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am