Plan to revive Water World

A new Water World on Tai Shue Wan that would combine a natural beach with man-made pools is being planned by Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman.

Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am

Quotes of the week

The Philippine side has not realised that it is making serious mistakes

Deputy Foreign Minister Fu Ying on the stand-off at Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea

Austerity can no longer be inevitable!

Francois Hollande, after the Socialist rode to victory in France's presidential election

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

'Wacky' LKF seeks out-of-the-box staff

Having turned the once-deserted backstreets of Central district into Hong Kong's hippest attraction for both locals and tourists is already an 'old landmark' for Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) Group - and its founder, Allan Zeman.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Many want Zeman to stay at Ocean Park; does C.Y.?

Allan Zeman's future as Ocean Park's chairman hangs on the decision of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying, since the city's outgoing leader is said to be fine with the businessman serving another term.

Zeman has presided over the theme park's board for nine years, three years beyond the usual six-year limit for heads of statutory bodies.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Zeman acquires another new friend in high places

Former British prime minister Harold Wilson famously said circa 1964: 'A week is a long time in politics.' In the case of Allan Zeman, you could say it's more like a month. Only last month he was rooting for Henry Tang Ying-yen in the election for chief executive.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

He's the life of the party district

Meet Allan Zeman, aka 'Mr Lan Kwai Fong'. In 1983, he saw the potential of the once-sleepy area tucked in the back of Central District, and opened his California Restaurant there. Encouraged by its success, he bought a whole block of buildings around the establishment, and thus was born Hong Kong's best known nightlife district.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I love Hong Kong ... I nominated Henry Tang

Tycoon Li Ka-shing, the city's richest man, stands his ground

The dolphin show before my time was purely about entertainment. What I see now is a very simple tank show. What's really important is the message

Ocean Park boss Allan Zeman, upon being urged to set his dolphins free

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It shouldn't matter. It's part of someone's personality after all

Allan Zeman, chairman of Ocean Park, on Hong Kong Disneyland's staff ban on beards

It's like you're an astronaut going up to space in a spaceship

Galaxy Stars boss Eric Wong on how it feels to sleep in a capsule bed as he brings the Japanese hotel concept to Hong Kong

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Traffic grouse? It's all the fault of the wardens

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

The friendship ... has endured changes in the international arena

Vice-President Xi Jinping, speaking to Myanmar's military chief, Min Aung Hlaing (pictured)

I would say Henry is a panda, because a panda is loveable. You want to hug him

Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman, asked to liken Henry Tang to one of the park's animals

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bankers back Tang as next chief executive

Bank of East Asia boss David Li Kwok-po and Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman yesterday declared their support for Henry Tang Ying-yen as chief executive.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Photographer Ike Eichensehr brings a little bit of Eden to HK with orphanage fund-raiser

Temperatures soared as models wearing devilish angel-wings welcomed guests to the Angels for Orphans gala dinner and auction on Friday night.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It takes competitiveness away from Hong Kong as a place for high-level businesspeople

Entrepreneur Allan Zeman on the shortage of international schools in Hong Kong

New media has opened a new political era

Liu Ruisheng, managing editor of an official report on new media, says the US is trying to influence public opinion in China via new media

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The mother of all celebrations

Yummy Mummy Asia launch party

Where: Mama Kid, Central

When: March 23

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Fury at former cultural district chief

The board and senior staff of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority were furious to learn, via the internet, of former chief executive Graham Sheffield's appointment to a senior position by the British Council.

1 Mar 2011 - 12:00am