The Star

Hot spots: The Darling, Sydney

Hot spots: The Darling, Sydney

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 7:02pm

Here comes the pride

When Singapore's Audi Fashion Festival launched three years ago, it trumpeted the collections of a chorus of international designers such as Roberto Cavalli and Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Cyclists say Star Ferry fare rise is unfair

Disappointed cyclists said they would travel by ferry less often after the government approved new charges for taking bikes on the Star Ferry yesterday, along with weekend and holiday price increases for two routes.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Star Ferry's planned charge for cyclists is fair and based on user-pays principle

I refer to the letter by L. Wong ('Give cyclists a break on the ferry', December 16).

The Star Ferry's initiative to allow bike carriage on the ferry's lower deck in the Tsim Sha Tsui to Wan Chai franchised route started in 2003.

The service was widely used by cyclists but there are a few points they might not have been aware of.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

American Idol's Archuleta brings pleasant surprise at Korean hunt for pop stars in HK

It takes the promise of South Korean stardom to bring all the would-be teen idols out of the woodwork in Hong Kong, it would seem. Joining forces with a production team from the country, tvN held auditions for the next K-Pop Star Hunt at the Star TV studios at the weekend, and the response was overwhelming.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Star-studded projects in the advertising world

Talk about being overqualified for the job. Several projects in the world of advertising have recently caught our attention.

First, top filmmaker Wong Kar-wai collaborated on a product line for Japanese beauty brand Shu Uemura's festive holiday collection, and more importantly created the collection's campaign and a commercial starring Taiwanese actress Sandrine Pinna.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Scene stealer

Photographs of cityscapes and buildings can be boring. That is why Imi Bond and Tara Jenkins, co-founders of Zzzoom Photography (, have assembled a collection of pop-art photography presenting a more vibrant side of the city.

16 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Police should keep protesters in the loop

Recent mass protests have signalled the emergence of political activism among young people - the so-called post-1980s generation. They are not as predictable as their elders, as evidenced by exuberance and overzealousness at times.

18 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


Should the shoeshiners be allowed to stay in Theatre Lane?

Of course, the shoeshine men should be provided with suitable spaces to allow them to carry on their trade.

These men are not parasites, but provide a very useful service to the general public and to tourists alike, which should be valued.

29 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Singer cuts to the Chace and starts a family

Almost exactly nine months after getting married in a big ceremony, singer Kelly Chen Wai-lam gave birth to a 2.7kg boy at Canossa Hospital last Friday morning. Clearly the entertainer, who was married on October 2, wasted no time to start a family with husband Alex Lau Kin-ho.

14 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Cab Chat

I think we should keep the tramway, as it has a very long history in Hong Kong. The trams represent Hong Kong. The tram system is unique and nothing could replace it. It gives us many memories. It has also witnessed the changes in the history of Hong Kong. It is a part of our collective memory.

13 Apr 2009 - 12:00am


What do you think of the heritage gradings?

The government has asked the general public to provide input regarding which buildings or urban features should be listed in order to be preserved under legislation ('Public to grade 1,400 sites', March 20).

This is an important move and most Hongkongers should be encouraged to give their opinions.

24 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Nature's top diggers

The Amazing Star-Nosed Mole

The star-nosed mole looks like it has a flower for a face. The flower is made up of 22 pink tentacles on the tip of its nose.

These tentacles are very sensitive. When the mole digs into the ground, they tell it exactly what's there: a flea, a worm, or just a bit of dirt.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Activist faces jail if order ignored

Heritage activist Ho Loy has been told to complete her community- service order 'wholeheartedly' by May or face jail.

The warning came yesterday from Magistrate Adriana Tse after Eastern Court heard that Ho had kept missing or being late for the arranged work appointments.

28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Exhibition reveals history of Star Ferry

A photo exhibition of the Star Ferry will give the public a better understanding of one of Hong Kong's cultural icons.

Star Struck - The Star Ferry Exhibition is presented by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

The exhibition comprises images and text. It highlights Star Ferry's history from its inception to the present day.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am