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Lonely Tung Chung fights for a better life

Tung Chung was not designed for human beings. This is a common complaint from the area's poorer residents, who suffer most from the lack of amenities in the isolated new town.

Monday, 3 September, 2012, 11:35am

Letters to the Editor, August 30, 2012

Bridge is likely to be a failure commercially

The decision to build the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge has been controversial, to say the least.

30 Aug 2012 - 2:40am

No going quietly when the mighty fall

It's a witch-hunt. It's a settling of scores.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

MTR fare formula must be reviewed

Public transport in Hong Kong is known for its efficiency and low fares. But that does not stop people complaining whenever an increase is in the pipeline. That is why a more transparent adjustment mechanism was introduced in 2007. Passengers were promised that a formula taking into account changes in inflation and transport workers' wages would enable increases as well as cuts.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Public taken for dangerous ride on escalator safety

The elderly, parents with baby carriages and commuters with luggage have been given little choice but to walk up and down steep, non-moving escalators at crowded Shenzhen subway stations since 340 Otis escalators at its 118 Metro stations were taken out of operation last Saturday.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Boy killed as subway escalator reverses

A 13-year old boy died and 30 were injured when an escalator suddenly reversed direction at a station on Beijing Subway's Line 4 yesterday morning. Two people remain in critical condition.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Underfoot marvels

Colour in the streets of Hong Kong is generally limited to neon signs and giant advertising billboards. More often than not, they seem like eyesores, rather than works of art.

And you certainly won't find much to marvel at underfoot.

Yet the very pavement we walk on could offer limitless possibilities for adding colour to our city.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Storm drain horror as worker swept to death

A worker died after he was swept away in a torrent of water as he inspected a storm drain during heavy rain early yesterday.

Fung Cheung-yau, 61, was carrying out an inspection with a surveillance camera in the drain beneath Kin Chuen Street, Kwai Chung, at about 2am when he was washed away.

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Government to review formula for MTR fares

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Two held for theft of manhole covers

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am