Space toilet likely to be object of fascination

Items from the national space programme never seen before in Hong Kong will go on show in Taikoo Shing this month, with the star of the show expected to be the toilet - even though it's already out of use.

Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am

A good week for ...

Li Kui-ming

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Trains' toilets cost up to 1.2m yuan each, report says

Fresh questions were being raised yesterday about the much-maligned high-speed-rail network, following media reports of extravagant spending on the trains' internal fixtures.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

What's your worst pet peeve?

Jayson Paolo Albano, 16, La Salle College

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Real Gold and the case that fails to shine

Real Gold Mining, readers may recall, is the mainland company listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange that has been languishing in suspension since May this year while irregularities surrounding its accounts are investigated.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Democracy's dirty, slippery truth

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Off the wall

Art of glass

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I personally do not think a public toilet should be like that of a five-star hotel.

Professor Wallace Chang Ping-hung, Chinese University, on the amount spent on public toilets

I must say, 'persona non grata' is a wonderful word. It has a sweetness to it.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Former buildings chief fined for failing to stop toilet leak

A former director of the Buildings Department has been fined HK$1,750 for failing to comply with an order to stop water seeping from a toilet in his flat.

Choi Yu-leuk, 71, was convicted in Kowloon City Magistracy yesterday after a dispute with a neighbour that has gone on for years.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Cash vow on Central Market 'oasis'

The Urban Renewal Authority will turn the 70-year-old Central Market into a cosy haven with greenery to satisfy public demand even if it overruns the original budget of HK$500 million.

Spokesman Lawrence Yau Chung-hok said a street poll of 6,000 people showed people did not want to see the market turned into another high-end shopping mall.

24 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Ex-buildings chief denies toilet-leak charge

Former Buildings Department chief Dr Choi Yu-leuk yesterday pleaded not guilty to failing to comply with an order to stop water seeping from his flat on Prince Edward Road West to a neighbour's flat. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department issued Choi a nuisance order to repair the floor and walls of his toilet on March 5.

29 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Royston Tan - 12 of the Decade

Singaporean director Royston Tan has proved his versatility with a diverse range of feature films. But it's with his even more disparate short films that Tan made his name. Since Remain in 1995 Tan, 33, has made more than 30 shorts and music videos, and the variety of his work is on display at the InDPanda International Short Film Festival.

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Police upgrade cells amid rights concerns

Police are improving privacy and hygiene in police station cells after a social welfare group said existing conditions could be a breach of human rights.

The work, to be completed next year, includes raising the height of cubicle walls so prisoners do not have to go to the toilet in front of other detainees, and providing toothbrushes and towels.

4 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Bus drivers offered more rest time

The government has proposed giving bus drivers more rest time and improving amenities at terminuses, but a union says what drivers want most are toilets within easy reach.

23 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Bus drivers complain toilets too far away

Bus drivers complain basic facilities such as toilets and water fountains are so far from bus terminuses that they are put under pressure that affects their performance.

An investigation by the Motor Transport Workers General Union earlier this month found about 60 per cent of bus terminuses are not equipped with a toilet.

22 Jun 2010 - 12:00am