24 police rewards totalling HK$9.7m put up for unsolved crimes in city

A reward of up to HK$2.5 million is being offered for information leading to the arrest of two robbers and the recovery of HK$11.7 million in cash and valuables stolen from a company safe in Cheung Sha Wan earlier this year.

Thursday, 16 August, 2012, 3:52am

Tree-sniffing dog awaits HK's bark and call

The authorities have yet to respond to a Taiwan-based university's offer to lend Hong Kong a dog trained to sniff out a disease that is killing the city's historic trees.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

City Digest

Thousands sign against national education

Thousands of people signed petitions against the planned introduction of the national education curriculum in September at signature stalls across the city yesterday, said the convenor of the student-activist group Scholarism, Joshua Wong Chi-fung. The petitions would be handed to the Education Bureau, he said.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

New chapter at bookstore in the face of competition

Commercial Press, the city's biggest bookstore chain, is speeding up improvements ahead of competition from Taiwan.

The chain is renovating stores and is also upgrading staff with the introduction of an internal exam.

The moves come as Eslite, one of the biggest Taiwanese chains, prepares to open its first Hong Kong branch later this month.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

Neighbourhoods have a story to tell

Whoever thinks Hong Kong is not an interesting place to visit or live in should think again. We are aptly seen as a wonder of the modern world, rising within a century from a tranquil fishing village on China's southern shores to a gateway to Asia.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Chocoolate preferred to milk tea as landlord raises rent

Lan Fong Cafe, a typical cha chaan teng serving milk tea and Swiss sauce chicken wings near Times Square, closed its doors at the weekend after serving the neighbourhood for more than two decades.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

MODERN lifestyle

Hong Kong is a highly sought-after destination for visitors. Whether they are businessmen coming here to secure deals, or families taking in the sights and cuisines, Hong Kong has something for everyone.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

TVB stars make plea for help in unlocking potential of impoverished children

TVB actors Wong Cho-lam, Cindy Au Sin-yee and Leila Kong, have been appointed ambassadors of Plan International Hong Kong and recently visited Chunhua county, Shaanxi province, to meet beneficiaries of the charity for impoverished children.

The stars shared their experiences of the visit on Tuesday at The Mira hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Table talk

Maxime Bazart of the organic Spanish winery, Pares Balta, will host the Cottage Vineyards dinner on Tuesday at the Kee Club in Central. The four-course dinner includes a main course of pan-fried sea bass with paella rice and crunchy zucchini flower, paired with the Pares Balta Hisenda Miret 2007, Pares Balta Electio 2006, Dominio Romano Ribera del Duero 2007, and Vinyes Domenech Furvus 2008.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Drivers switch off - when the inspectors are around

Inspectors targeting drivers idling their vehicle engines have not ticketed any offenders yet, but their presence on the streets has forced many motorists to turn off engines, the Environmental Protection Department said yesterday.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

If you can group-buy a car, deals for flats surely can't be far off

Looking to buy a dinner or a spa treatment on a group-buying website? How about a car? To celebrate its first anniversary, Yahoo Deals is offering the Audi A1 - a five-door sports-back model - at the discounted price of HK$249,900, a saving of HK$66,100. A deposit of HK$11,111 is required to reserve a vehicle.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Table Talk

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Cherie Chung exposes her luxury life to fans as she ventures into the wonderful world of weibo

Retired actress Cherie Chung Chor-hung is not totally out of the spotlight. The beauty has been an ambassador for several luxury brands lately.

Last Wednesday, she lent her charms to Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer for the launch of its Link Lady collection, which is available exclusively in Hong Kong.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

City's retail rents hitting top of curve

The slowdown in economic growth on the mainland and in Hong Kong, and in the growth of visitor arrivals, could signal an end to the sharp increase in retail rents, say analysts.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Giordano's Chinese labels have activists up in arms

A group of social activists has launched a campaign against popular clothing chain Giordano for using simplified rather than traditional Chinese characters on promotional materials in many of its stores.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am