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Stochastic Processes

Queue jumpers still causing problems

I refer to the reply from Simon Chan, for Commissioner of Transport, headlined 'Shorter wait thanks to improved frequency' (Sunday Morning Post, June 16).

Sunday, 7 July, 2002, 12:00am

Queue-jumpers still acting with impunity

I REFER to the letter from Kenneth Mok, for the Commissioner for Transport, headlined 'More trips during morning rush hour' (Sunday Morning Post, May 12), regarding the No 1 minibus which travels from Central to the Peak.

26 May 2002 - 12:00am

More trips during morning rush hour

I refer to the letter by Eileen Knights headlined 'Supervisor could curb queue-jumpers' (Sunday Morning Post, March 24), regarding problems she had with the No 1 minibus from Central to the Peak.

The Transport Department has liaised with the operator and the following improvements have been implemented:

12 May 2002 - 12:00am

Sensible decision is fair and just

I would like to add my views to those of Rose Yuen (South China Morning Post, April 4) on the abode issue.

While I sympathise with some of the right-of-abode seekers, they did break the law in the first place by overstaying.

6 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Couples queue for millennium's first weddings

Couples have been queueing for four days and nights to be among the first to marry in the new millennium.

Assistant architect Andy Luk and his fiancee, Jackie Lo, started queuing outside the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry on Monday to be able to marry on January 2, the first day the registry opens in the new millennium.

1 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Supermarket queueing crisis

Supermarkets in Hong Kong are greatly concerned about the needs of consumers.

They offer a large variety of products and sell them mostly at reasonable prices.

They also run promotional programmes to attract and benefit customers.

But is this enough? What about their service? I have had bad experiences at both Park N'Shop and Wellcome.

1 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

A moving production

An afternoon spent discussing the Youth Arts Festival in a coffee shop led three students to devise Brownian Motion, two short plays examining the experiences of young people living in Hong Kong. Based on Robert Brown's observation of pollen grains suspended in water in 1827, the plays draw analogies with the motion and dynamics of young people's lives.

11 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Developers must not tempt triads

THERE must be a more civilised way of selling apartments.

Developers like long queues forming days ahead of pre-sales of a new development because it provides exciting pictures for the press and good, positive, free PR.

But when pre-sales end in violence, developers should think again.

4 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Annual rugby ritual begins under starry skies

CHILLY conditions and the prospect of a sleepless night did little to cool the party spirit of Rugby Sevens fans yesterday who started queueing for tickets in Victoria Park.

Wrapped in blankets and sleeping bags they were well prepared for the night ahead, with plenty of provisions and diversions, such as portable stereos and books.

30 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Angered by queue-jumpers

ON July 7, I went to the post office in Chi Fu Gardens in order to buy a first day cover. I knew there would be a long queue, so I got there one hour before the post office opened and there were already several hundred people waiting.

However in the queue, I noticed a number of magazines which had been placed outside the post office.

16 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Now more airport taxi bays

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Give people equal chance'' from your reader Ms Monica Lai, which appeared in the South China Morning Post on June 23. Her compliments regarding the self help trolley service at Kai Tak Airport are appreciated.

9 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Impatient customer

I WONDER why some Hongkong people are so impatient when they are in a queue.

Last week, during my lunch break, I went to an airline office to get some information.

I joined the queue and a member of staff was very considerate and suggested I take a seat as it would take her some time to serve the customer she was with.

7 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Give people equal chance

SOME years ago, I wrote to complain about the trolleys at Kai Tak Airport and with the support of a few other readers, I was delighted to find that the service has been improved substantially ever since.

It is to the credit of the airport authority that it has improved services in general over the last few years.

23 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

An appointment in an hour, Sir? We'll certainly do our best . . .

EVERYBODY has experienced it - the long wait in the seemingly motionless queue, while faceless staff process the passport forms or tax returns of the 78 people in front of you.

Since government began, the public has been at the mercy of bureaucracy, with bureaucrats unaccountable to no one but their superiors.

10 Jan 1993 - 12:00am