Tsing Ma Bridge

Paper talk

Singapore party man George Yeo is on Hong Kong's new Economic Development Commission

Cracks have been found in dozens of village houses at Pat Heung, Yuen Long, probably caused by the drilling and blasting involved in excavating tunnels for the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

Saturday, 16 March, 2013, 2:40am

Man survives 60 metre suicide leap from Tsing Ma Bridge

The Tsing Ma Bridge is 62-metres at its highest point. Photo: SCMP

The 30-year-old man, surnamed Ng, is the first person to have survived a jump from the bridge since it opened in 1997, according to reports.

13 Mar 2013 - 11:14am

'Bridge doctor' keeps city's structural marvels in shape

The Tsing Ma Bridge, with its long span, lofty towers and imposing cables, may look like an unshakeable engineering marvel standing proudly in Hong Kong.

But it does move: it swings several metres when typhoons hit and lengthens in summer by up to two metres. For safety reasons, its every move is recorded by an engineering professor, known as the bridge's 'doctor'.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tunnel vision

Massive modern bridges connect various points of Hong Kong's coastline. The enormous Tsing Ma Bridge, which towers over the Kap Shui Mun channel to link the city with Chek Lap Kok airport, is the most immediately recognisable example.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Addiction to internet is a real problem

We agree with those correspondents who have talked about overuse of mobile phones and the internet.

Internet addiction is a relatively new problem. To some extent, it can be classified as impulsive behaviour if the users are losing control of how, when and where to use it.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

The hidden secrets that save lives

Under a Mid-Levels hill where a landslide killed 67 three decades ago is an intricate network of pipes and tunnels.

The elaborate set-up drains away water to prevent the hillside from giving way while ensuring enough water pressure within the mountains to stop surrounding buildings from sinking into the ground.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Struggle to make up lost time on bridge

Eight days after Hong Kong began long-delayed construction of the massive bridge over the Pearl River estuary, Zhuhai yesterday completed the frames for two man-made islands for the project.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cafe Lido

Cafe Lido Royal View Hotel 353 Castle Peak Road Ting Kau Tsuen Wan Tel 3716 2898

Grub: Buffet with a wide range of dishes from all around Asia, sprinkled with some familiar Western options.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

ICC's observation deck to open in April, with adult tickets at HK$125

The highest indoor 360-degree observation deck in Hong Kong will open in April on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre, the fourth-tallest building in the world.

The sky100 above Kowloon MTR station was expected to become a new tourist hot spot, attracting 3,000 to 5,000 visitors a day, general manager Elaine Tsui said.

21 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Another bridge to Lantau planned

A second bridge connecting Tsing Yi and Lantau was being planned by the government for the city's long-term development, a senior administration official said yesterday.

Director of Highways Wai Chi-sing disclosed the plan at an industry forum on infrastructure projects in the Pearl River Delta region.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Activist jailed for Olympic banner stunt

A British political activist who unfurled banners on the Tsing Ma Bridge during the Olympics was jailed for six months yesterday. Matt Pearce, a 33-year-old teacher, was sentenced by Magistrate John Glass in Tsuen Wan Court for one count of public nuisance for hanging banners on human rights. The protest blocked the road to the airport for three hours on August 8.

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Noah's Ark ready to open the floodgates

A large model of Noah's Ark, described as the world's first 'full-size' replica, will open to tourists in Ma Wan Park in January.

Construction of the model will finish by the end of next month and the ark will initially be open to tour groups. After a three-month trial, individual members of the public will be allowed to visit.

19 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Building better bridges between HK's schools

More than 400 students channelled their knowledge and creativity into building model bridges at an engineering competition held on April 12.

The Fifth Bridge Building Competition for Secondary Schools 2008 aimed to raise student's interest in civil engineering, to strengthen team spirit and to let students gain an appreciation of building work.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Art collaboration a fusion of worlds - and so very HK

It's typical that people worlds apart come together in Hong Kong. That's the case for India-born fashion designer Kanchan Panjabi and Switzerland-born German-Chinese photographer Jeff Hahn.

In our city, the two met and collaborated for a one-night-only display called Untitled Stories at the Karin Weber Gallery last Friday.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Kowloon Hospital admits losing patient data

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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