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Statue Square

Tiffany & Co. tree lighting at Statue Square

Jacky Cheung, a guest of honour at Tiffany's ceremony.

The 18-metre-tall Tiffany & Co. tree set up in Central last year is lighting up Statue Square again this Christmas. The tree, adorned with ornaments, strings of pearls and the jeweller's signature blue boxes, was unveiled on Friday.

Tuesday, 27 November, 2012, 3:07am

Judiciary should restructure our legal system based on society's strengths

I read with interest reports and commentaries about the alleged shortage of judges. As the judiciary prepares to return its headquarters to Statue Square, some in the legal profession are already looking for room in the old Supreme Court building to apply Parkinson's Law.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Out and about

World-renowned literary figures seldom stay long in Hong Kong. Given the city's overweening philistinism, why would they? Those who did stay for a while in the colony were usually, as Somerset Maugham candidly described himself, in the first rank of the second rate.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Grounded in HK, Michelle Reis is happy to be out and about

It's odd that Michelle Reis prefers to be out and about in the spotlight when she could be sitting back and enjoying her high society life as 'Mrs Shipping Heir'. Her mother is puzzled, too.

'My mum doesn't understand why I've got even more jobs now. She doesn't want me to work,' the mother-to-be said at Swarovski's tree-lighting ceremony on Monday night at Statue Square.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Out and about

What has changed in Hong Kong since the handover, long-term residents are frequently asked? Here's an obvious, if rather unsettling answer: the street-protest culture has become so deeply entrenched that heavy metal barricades are now permanently deployed around key public areas.

20 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Publicity boards are a win-win situation for sport and sponsors

Christopher Hammerbeck, of the Royal British Legion, criticised the hoardings in Statue Square ('Ads should not be in square', July 25).

3 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


Statue Square ads - it's all about good taste

I refer to the letter ('Billboards help promote games', July 13) from Chris Choy, information officer for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

It's the silly season

There is no shortage of festive fun this Christmas.

The canine stars from Japan's Wow Wow Dog Circus are back by popular demand, following their Hong Kong debut last Lunar New Year.

Twenty-three pooches will perform tricks today, and from December 23 to 26 at Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa. There are three sessions at 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm daily.

17 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Festive fun returns as Santa hosts WinterFest in Central

Hong Kong WinterFest returns today with new attractions.

Featuring the theme 'Love and Care', the event will transform Statue Square in Central into Santa's Town, with Hong Kong's tallest outdoor Christmas tree and a romantic Mistletoe Boulevard.

26 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Sir Thomas watches over the city's fortunes

August and dignified, Sir Thomas Jackson gazes with a proprietorial eye across Statue Square. He has stood there, except for a three-year break during the Japanese occupation, for almost a century. The statue was commissioned in 1902 on the financier's retirement to England.

5 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Let's create a waterfront park in Central

Unlike many major cities, Hong Kong lacks a memorable focus that defines it and symbolises the spirit of the place. Piazza San Marco in Venice, Central Park in New York and Tiananmen Square in Beijing all have iconic status.

10 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

No room at the party as park's toilets occupied

As a frequent visitor to Ocean Park with my children, I needed a great deal of good luck whenever I took my five-year-old disabled daughter to the toilet. More often than not, the toilets were being occupied by groups of women, whom I believed were local domestic helpers, as a private function room for a party.

3 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Entitled to meet friends and have fun

I am enraged by what Sam Chulani proposed in his letter headlined, 'Must clean up Central' (South China Morning Post, July 8), to drive the Filipino community out of Central on Sundays.

11 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Must clean up Central

I have been living in Hong Kong since 1970. I used to enjoy going for a stroll around Statue Square and the neighbouring Chater Garden on Sundays.

Thanks to the Filipino maids who practically monopolise all the open areas and roads in Central, I now hate to come down to Central on Sundays.

8 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Provincial tackiness

Will the Urban Council please advise whether the Chinese pavilion erected in Statue Square, the arch in Tsim Sha Tsui and plastic flowers and animals strategically scattered in other parts of Central (that is, Chater Garden) are temporary, solely for the purpose of celebrating the handover, or if they are to be permanent?

1 Aug 1997 - 12:00am