Adding three floors to the top of the existing outlying islands ferry piers is not likely help to make it a worthwhile and affordable experience for people to reside on Cheung Chau. Photo: Felix Wong Adding three floors to the top of the existing outlying islands ferry piers is not likely help to make it a worthwhile and affordable experience for people to reside on Cheung Chau. Photo: Felix Wong
Adding three floors to the top of the existing outlying islands ferry piers is not likely help to make it a worthwhile and affordable experience for people to reside on Cheung Chau. Photo: Felix Wong
Jake Van Der Kamp
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Ferry subsidies to push rents up further

Operators should be allowed to raise fares, instead of receiving handouts; civil servants' involvement in business benefits capitalists

Adding three floors to the top of the existing outlying islands ferry piers is not likely help to make it a worthwhile and affordable experience for people to reside on Cheung Chau. Photo: Felix Wong Adding three floors to the top of the existing outlying islands ferry piers is not likely help to make it a worthwhile and affordable experience for people to reside on Cheung Chau. Photo: Felix Wong
Adding three floors to the top of the existing outlying islands ferry piers is not likely help to make it a worthwhile and affordable experience for people to reside on Cheung Chau. Photo: Felix Wong
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Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake van der Kamp is a native of the Netherlands, a Canadian citizen, and a longtime Hong Kong resident. He started as a South China Morning Post business reporter in 1978, soon made a career change to investment analyst and returned to the newspaper in 1998 as a financial columnist.