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
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
It's a witch-hunt. It's a settling of scores.17 May 2012 - 12:00am
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
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
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
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
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
Government to review formula for MTR fares17 May 2011 - 12:00am
Two pedestrians were injured when an underground gas explosion blew three manhole covers into the air in Kwun Tong yesterday.
The blast sent one of the covers flying 2.5 metres and damaged a traffic light pole at the junction of Shung Yan Street and Hong Ning Road, the Fire Services Department said.12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
A drainage worker, 33, was fighting for his life last night after he lost balance, fell into a manhole and lost consciousness in a sewer in Wan Chai. A colleague, who went into the sewer in a rescue bid, inhaled an unknown gas and felt dizzy. He is stable. Both men are being treated in Ruttonjee Hospital.29 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
One worker was killed and seven people injured in six manhole explosions in the past five years, the Transport and Housing Bureau said. In a recent study the Highways Department recommended measures to reduce the risk of explosions, including sealing up ducts leading to manholes and improving ventilation.11 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
At the start of the 21st century, the Shanxi mountain village of Hougou seemed destined to waste away like so many rural hamlets on the mainland. It had few mineral resources to speak of, and farm harvests were usually poor because it lacked other water sources to supplement the region's scant rainfall.4 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
I was on board the MTR train which had to stop in an underground tunnel ('Train fire forces 180 commuters to walk through tunnel to safety', August 8). After leaving Shau Kei Wan station I heard a sudden bang and saw smoke coming from the end of one carriage.13 Aug 2008 - 12:00am