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Tsim Sha Tsui

Root rot epidemic covered up, experts say

The government has been accused of covering up the spread of an incurable disease that is killing Hong Kong's heritage trees and of failing to contain the infection, putting many more trees - and potentially human life - at risk.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:15pm

Gallery founder lets artists blossom

Many Hong Kong people consider a career in art to be an uphill battle and opt instead to put their interest aside in favour of jobs that actually make money.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Ferry pier bus terminus saved

The government has decided to shelve its long-discussed proposal to build a piazza to replace the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier's bus terminus, blaming technical difficulties and public opposition.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:20pm

Table talk

Chris Seifried, winemaker and owner of the Seifried Estate Winery in Nelson, New Zealand, will host a dinner tomorrow at The Studio by Culinart in Aberdeen.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Bars

208 Duecento Otto

G/F, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan. Tel: 2549 0208. This former meat storage warehouse has been transformed into a slice of New York cool. Recommended: the extensive wine and cocktail list.

Alfie's by Kee

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

A big splash of waste

More than one million litres of fresh water go down the drain at five public swimming centres every day.

That's according to a new report, commissioned by the Water Supplies Department last year. It has sparked calls for better water management.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm

Mainland setbacks sap profit growth at Lifestyle

Lifestyle International saw its net profit growth slow to 12.7 per cent in the first half of the year in light of setbacks at its mainland operations amid fierce competition and a softening in the economy.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Gadgets and Doraemon figurines grace mall ... 100 years ahead of cartoon character's 'birth'

The selling power of animation characters is beyond doubt in the world of marketing. The management of Tsim Sha Tsui's Harbour City mall obviously know this well.

To celebrate 100 years before the birth of Doraemon - the Japanese cat robot character supposedly born on September 3, 2112 - a large-scale exhibition will open on August 14 at the Ocean Terminal Forecourt.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

City Digest

Thousands sign against national education

Thousands of people signed petitions against the planned introduction of the national education curriculum in September at signature stalls across the city yesterday, said the convenor of the student-activist group Scholarism, Joshua Wong Chi-fung. The petitions would be handed to the Education Bureau, he said.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Briefs

Three injured making drugs arrest

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Temporary lifeguards recruited to beat strike

A dozen lifeguards protested at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool yesterday as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department tried to hire temporary lifeguards to cope with a strike planned for the weekend.

About 800 lifeguards will strike on Sunday - the city's official Sport For All Day - as part of their campaign for an additional 400 staff to improve services at beaches and pools.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Early end to Sogo lease hits operator's shares

Department store operator Lifestyle International Holdings fell as much as 8 per cent yesterday after the company said its Sogo store in Tsim Sha Tsui would close down earlier than expected.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:51pm

Letters

Stop excuses and get on with arts hub

Michael Lynch, CEO of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, informs us that the 'basement is a complicated issue. It goes all under the site' ('Arts hub seeks more cash for basement', July 26).

15 Aug 2012 - 10:50pm

Bars

208 Duecento Otto

G/F, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan. Tel: 2549 0208. This former meat storage warehouse was transformed into a slice of New York cool by a team who were named the best young designers of 2004 by Wallpaper. Recommended: the extensive wine and cocktail list.

Alfie's by Kee

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

New chapter at bookstore in the face of competition

Commercial Press, the city's biggest bookstore chain, is speeding up improvements ahead of competition from Taiwan.

The chain is renovating stores and is also upgrading staff with the introduction of an internal exam.

The moves come as Eslite, one of the biggest Taiwanese chains, prepares to open its first Hong Kong branch later this month.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm