Cyclists Martin Turner and Nick Andrew rolled their bicycles onto the lower deck of a Star ferry at Wan Chai, after paying the foot-passenger fare of HK$2.50 each. They parked them to one side and sat down on a bench.Monday, 12 December, 2011, 12:00am
Most cities have in their history a major conservation disaster that catapults the case for conservation forward. For Hong Kong, this was undoubtedly the demolition of the Star Ferry Pier five years ago today.12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
The government is under pressure to do a U-turn and increase commercial space along the new Central waterfront.
Consortiums seeking to develop the waterfront say the limited commercial space, and conditions attached to the project, make it financially unviable.11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Examples of ground-breaking construction and engineering are hardly new in Hong Kong, but converting part of the former Kai Tak runway into a state-of-the art cruise terminal has again required contractors to resort to unique design-and-build construction solutions.26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
The challenges of building high-profile projects, such as the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, not only extend the boundaries of construction and engineering practices, but also hone the professional skills of the construction experts involved.26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Cavernous solution to land shortage
There has always been strong demand for land in Hong Kong.
The Development Bureau is looking ahead and has put forward some ideas for future developments.21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
I refer to the article by Craig Shute ('CBD2 too important for half-baked plan'', October 26).
Anyone concerned with Hong Kong's long-term interests will recognise the threat to the survival of our city as an international financial and commercial centre. The high rents in the city's central business district are simply driving businesses away to other cities like Singapore.10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
How times have changed. A decade ago, government efforts to fill in yet more of Victoria Harbour would have prompted outrage and the launching of a legal challenge. Last week, two stalwarts of the protection movement, Christine Loh Kung-wai and Winston Chu Ka-sun, announced that their mission had been accomplished, declaring yesterday's Walk for the Harbour would be the last.7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Be alert when shopping online
Do you buy goods over the internet? Online shoppers have to be careful.
An increasing number of people - in Hong Kong and around the world - are becoming hooked on online shopping.
There are several things that make it very attractive.2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Two activists at the forefront of efforts to protect Victoria Harbour say they are stepping down from their campaign, satisfied that the harbour has become significantly safer from large-scale reclamations.
Christine Loh Kung-wai, chairwoman of the Society for Protection of the Harbour, and Winston Chu Ka-sun, the society's adviser, said their mission had been accomplished.1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Azura26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong could host a leg of the America's Cup World Series in Victoria Harbour next year if preliminary negotiations bear fruit, said China Team chief executive Thierry Barot.23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Young competitors claimed the top prizes on Sunday in Hong Kong's cross-harbour swim, which returned after a 33-year break. The teenagers stood out from nearly 1,000 people who participated in the race in Victoria Harbour.
John Ling Tin-yu, 18, won the men's open category in 20minutes and 34 seconds. David Wong, 22, was second, 14 seconds behind.20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Harbour advisers have called for an increase in the amount of commercial land at Kai Tak to speed up the development of the city's second central business district.19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Rarely does a Hong Kong government revitalisation plan create a buzz in the air, but its proposal for the area between Kwun Tong and the old Kai Tak airport site to be rebranded Kowloon East has done just that.19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am