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Victoria Harbour

Lai See

Why secretary's announcement seems to be full of hot air

More reasons why Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau's announcement on air quality objectives should be treated with considerable scepticism.

Saturday, 21 January, 2012, 12:00am

Develop the New Territories instead of ruining important natural asset

The government should realise that the beauty and attraction of Hong Kong is because it is an archipelago comprising hundreds of islands large and small. Our sea and our shorelines are an invaluable natural asset which should be enjoyed not only by the present but also future generations.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am


Interests of HK people are at stake

I do not agree with Alice Wu ('False identity', January 9) when she criticises chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying's proposal that flats be built for Hongkongers only.

Mr Leung has come up with this idea to tackle a very serious problem - that property prices here are out of the reach of the majority.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Reclamation is fast but should be a last resort

To reclaim or not to reclaim, that is the question in the spotlight once again. The Civil Engineering and Development Department has begun a consultation to obtain the public's views on strategies to increase land supply.

Hongkongers are divided over the idea of reclaiming land outside Victoria Harbour.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

Regal Crest

On offer is a duplex in Regal Crest, 9 Robinson Road. The 4,039 sq ft duplex with balcony has four bedrooms, and a feature of the living area is its six-metre-high ceiling. The apartment commands a view of Victoria Harbour. The asking price is HK$88 million.

Agent: Zuey Tsui of Centaline Property Agency (9424 3131)

Hong Villa

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

New life for old ferry as restaurant

The Star Ferry company is hoping to boost its sagging revenues by tapping the fine-dining market. It will turn one of its old vessels into a floating restaurant, the ferry operator said yesterday.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Treatment of children misguided

I was horrified to read about Xiao Baiyou and his appalling child-rearing methods ('Lessons in tough love from the 'wolf dad'', December 18). My heart goes out to his poor children who have suffered years of mistreatment and to any others raised by similarly cruel, ill-informed parents.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Law can save our health and society

Air pollution is getting worse in Hong Kong. To tackle the problem, the Motor Vehicle Idling (Fixed Penalty) Bill came into force on December 15. Under the bill, drivers have to switch off the engines when the vehicles are stationery.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Luxury operator believes in city

Luxury hotel operator Shangri-La Asia has given a vote of confidence to Hong Kong's hospitality industry after outbidding three competitors to win a waterfront site in Hung Hom for HK$2.328 billion.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Star Ferry's planned charge for cyclists is fair and based on user-pays principle

I refer to the letter by L. Wong ('Give cyclists a break on the ferry', December 16).

The Star Ferry's initiative to allow bike carriage on the ferry's lower deck in the Tsim Sha Tsui to Wan Chai franchised route started in 2003.

The service was widely used by cyclists but there are a few points they might not have been aware of.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

It's all about keeping wheels in motion

More than 200 cyclists of all ages took to the streets yesterday to keep the momentum going on the proposed cycleway along the Hong Kong waterfront.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Let's promote greener travelling

No one likes fare increases. But in these inflationary times, they are to be expected. Rising costs have already prompted major transport operators to raise tariffs this year. So when the cross-harbour ferry operator announced moderate adjustment proposals for one of the lowest fares in the city, there was little opposition.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

High points

It has become a habit for many Hongkongers to seize the opportunity to travel during festive periods. But for families who elect to enjoy the Christmas and New Year holidays at home, the city offers plenty of things to do and places to go. There is so much going on that some people, like author Cindy Miller Stephens and her family, say they never travel during this period.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong from Santa's lofty view

ICC's new Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck offers breathtaking views of the city.

To ring in Christmas and the New Year, a Candy Wonderland feature has been added for the holiday season. Five junior reporters journeyed up 100 floors for a look-see.

Heyna Wong

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Harbour site expanded to lure projects

The Harbourfront Commission has agreed to make more space for commercial developments at one of its Victoria Harbour sites to attract more investors and bring 'vibrancy' to the waterfront.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am