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  • 14 arrested in anti-smuggling crackdown

    news.gov.hk - Law & Order
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers seized $14 million worth smuggled electronic goods and arrested 14 men aged 24 to 64 in an anti-smuggling crackdown in the New Territories yesterday.Customs officers stopped five outbound container tractors with trailers declared to be empty at Sha Tau Kok Control Point. They found 1,430 smartphones, 300 smartphone boards, 5,000 central processing units and 5,000 computer RAM chips, worth over $11 million, concealed inside false compartments of the trailer axles. They found another eight trailers with 4,000 central processing units and 5,400 computer RAM chips worth about…
  • Household expenditure to be studied

    news.gov.hk - Admin & Civic Affairs
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Census & Statistics Department will conduct the 2014-15 Household Expenditure Survey in October to compile statistics to show consumption behaviour.The results of the survey and the 2014-15-based Consumer Price Index will be published in mid-2016.Click here for details.
  • FS starts Singapore visit

    news.gov.hk - Top Story
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John Tsang started his visit to Singapore today to strengthen economic and trade ties between the city-state and Hong Kong.Mr Tsang held a breakfast meeting with the Association of Banks in Singapore, met Minister for Trade & Industry Lim Hng Kiang, and attended a briefing by the Economic Development Board and International Enterprise SingaporeHe then met Chinese Ambassador to Singapore Duan Jielong before holding a luncheon with representatives of key chambers in the city-state.  Mr Tsang later met Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Ravi Menon,…
  • Daya Bay event poses no risk

    news.gov.hk - Law & Order
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An operational event at Ling Ao Nuclear Power Station reported on the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations & Management website today had no safety significance, the Security Bureau says.Maintenance staff found a deviation in the location of one of the sampling points from the design during an inspection of the radiation monitoring channels in the plant on July 29.Air quality inside the plant remained normal as measured by other monitoring devices.Personnel and other facilities were not affected, and the issue was classified as a Level 0 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
  • 5 foods fail safety check

    news.gov.hk - Health & Community
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Five food samples collected last month have failed Centre for Food Safety tests.Releasing the findings of its June food safety report today, the centre said it tested 10,900 food samples, seeing an overall satisfactory rate of 99.9%.A ‘lo shui’ cuttlefish sample was found to contain Salmonella, a milk sample was found to contain milk fat less than the legal requirement, and a rice vermicelli sample was found to contain preservative sulphur dioxide exceeding the legal limit which was not listed on its label.Sulphur dioxide was also found in a fresh beef sample, and a beverage contained…
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  • FS starts Singapore visit

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John Tsang started his visit to Singapore today to strengthen economic and trade ties between the city-state and Hong Kong.Mr Tsang held a breakfast meeting with the Association of Banks in Singapore, met Minister for Trade & Industry Lim Hng Kiang, and attended a briefing by the Economic Development Board and International Enterprise SingaporeHe then met Chinese Ambassador to Singapore Duan Jielong before holding a luncheon with representatives of key chambers in the city-state.  Mr Tsang later met Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Ravi Menon,…
  • Under Secretary appointed

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Stephen Sui was today appointed Under Secretary for Labour & Welfare from August 15.Mr Sui joined the Government as an Executive Officer in 1978 and was promoted through the ranks to Senior Principal Executive Officer in 2010.He served in various bureaus and departments including the Land Registry, the former Urban Services Department, the Civil Service Bureau and the Department of Justice.He has been the Commissioner for Rehabilitation since 2008.
  • Respect staff choice: labour chief

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Labour & Welfare Matthew Cheung has called on employers not to influence their staff’s decision on whether or not to participate in the signature campaign being held by the Alliance for Peace & Democracy in Hong Kong.Speaking to the media today, he said he will sign the alliance’s petition, and urged employers to respect their employees’ choice in the matter.He said employers should not force staff to take part in the campaign, adding all signatures should be provided voluntarily.
  • Labour chief backs new assistant

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Labour & Welfare Matthew Cheung has praised his new Under Secretary Stephen Sui, who was appointed today.Mr Cheung said he is an outstanding candidate with experience in various bureaus and departments and is highly respected in the community.He said Mr Sui has worked with him in the past and is well-connected with the welfare sector.On standard working hours, Mr Cheung said the Government is still studying the issue which is complex, and time may be needed to build consensus in the community.He said he appreciates the work the Standard Working Hours Committee has done to…
  • 5 foods fail safety check

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Five food samples collected last month have failed Centre for Food Safety tests.Releasing the findings of its June food safety report today, the centre said it tested 10,900 food samples, seeing an overall satisfactory rate of 99.9%.A ‘lo shui’ cuttlefish sample was found to contain Salmonella, a milk sample was found to contain milk fat less than the legal requirement, and a rice vermicelli sample was found to contain preservative sulphur dioxide exceeding the legal limit which was not listed on its label.Sulphur dioxide was also found in a fresh beef sample, and a beverage contained…
 
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  • Daya Bay event poses no risk

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An operational event at Ling Ao Nuclear Power Station reported on the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations & Management website today had no safety significance, the Security Bureau says.Maintenance staff found a deviation in the location of one of the sampling points from the design during an inspection of the radiation monitoring channels in the plant on July 29.Air quality inside the plant remained normal as measured by other monitoring devices.Personnel and other facilities were not affected, and the issue was classified as a Level 0 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
  • 14 arrested in anti-smuggling crackdown

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers seized $14 million worth smuggled electronic goods and arrested 14 men aged 24 to 64 in an anti-smuggling crackdown in the New Territories yesterday.Customs officers stopped five outbound container tractors with trailers declared to be empty at Sha Tau Kok Control Point. They found 1,430 smartphones, 300 smartphone boards, 5,000 central processing units and 5,000 computer RAM chips, worth over $11 million, concealed inside false compartments of the trailer axles. They found another eight trailers with 4,000 central processing units and 5,400 computer RAM chips worth about…
  • Crime hits 34-year low

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hong Kong’s overall crime figure for the first half of the year dropped 6% year-on-year to 33,916 cases, the lowest since 1980.Police Director of Crime & Security Lo Mung-hung told the media today 5,418 violent crime cases were recorded during the period, a drop of 10.8%.Falls were seen in cases of homicide (-75.5%), rape (-62.7%), robbery (-31%), indecent assault (-26.4%), juvenile crime (-20.2%), burglary (-18.3%), domestic violence (criminal) (-13.2%), wounding and serious assault (-12.5%), triad-related cases (-11.6%) and criminal damage (-10.7%).However, a rise was seen in the…
  • Duo arrested for trafficking

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers arrested a 21-year-old man and a 41-year old woman yesterday, after seizing a total of 4.34kg of cocaine worth $4.3 million at Hong Kong International Airport.The woman had arrived from Sao Paulo via Dubai. Officers found 1.34kg of cocaine inside candies and the false compartments of nylon bags, gift boxes and a keyboard she was carrying.The man had arrived from São Paulo via Addis Ababa. About 3kg of liquid cocaine was found in three hair-care product bottles he carried.Both will be charged with drug trafficking and will appear at Tsuen Wan Magistracy tomorrow.
  • Clerk guilty of unfair trade practice

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A Chinese herb dispensary salesperson was found guilty today at Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts of contravening the Trade Descriptions Ordinance, and sentenced to 100 hours of community service.Customs officers conducted an undercover test purchase at a Tsim Sha Tsui Chinese herb dispensary in March after receiving a complaint.The salesperson intentionally avoided providing the unit price, misleading customers into believing that the price was measured in taels, when it was measured in maces.The actual price was 10 times more than the customer expected.The maximum penalty for the offence is…
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    news.gov.hk - Health & Community

  • 5 foods fail safety check

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Five food samples collected last month have failed Centre for Food Safety tests.Releasing the findings of its June food safety report today, the centre said it tested 10,900 food samples, seeing an overall satisfactory rate of 99.9%.A ‘lo shui’ cuttlefish sample was found to contain Salmonella, a milk sample was found to contain milk fat less than the legal requirement, and a rice vermicelli sample was found to contain preservative sulphur dioxide exceeding the legal limit which was not listed on its label.Sulphur dioxide was also found in a fresh beef sample, and a beverage contained…
  • Food poisonings probed

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection is investigating two food poisoning clusters affecting six people.The first cluster involves two men and two women, aged 22 to 29, who fell ill after having dinner in a Kowloon City eatery on July 21. Two sought medical treatment and did not require hospitalisation.The other cluster comprises two men, aged 34 and 35, who fell ill after having dinner at the same premises on July 27. One sought medical attention and did not require hospitalisation.All are stable.
  • Free facilities still available

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Limited sessions for leisure facilities opened to the public for free use on August 3 as part of 2014 Sport For All Day are still available for booking, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department says.They include carom tables, bowling greens, golf facilities, table tennis tables, activity rooms, squash courts, tennis courts, fitness rooms and climbing walls, and water sports facilities for windsurfing, canoeing and sailing.Most of the free sessions for multi-purpose arenas have already been taken up.To reserve sessions visit Leisure Link booking counters.No prior booking is required for…
  • Youngsters depart for space training

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Thirty youngsters set off for a nine-day space training camp in Beijing and Jiuquan at the Space Museum today.Speaking at the send-off ceremony, Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said this is the sixth time Hong Kong secondary students have been given the opportunity to learn about cosmological science and space technology, and to meet Chinese space experts and astronauts.From August 2 to 10 the students will visit major space facilities, learn about space science and technology, and undergo astronaut training, including making rocket models, trying on spacesuits, psychological…
  • Reduced sugar in food urged

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Food Safety has called on the food trade to reduce the sugar content of non-prepackaged items.Releasing the findings of a study on the issue today, the centre said some beverages, even those with less sweet versions, and desserts and bakery products contained high levels of sugar.A total of 334 samples of 35 products were analysed.Of the 11 drinks examined, red bean icy drinks, pineapple icy drinks and hot citron tea were found to contain sugars at a mean content of more than 7.5g per 100 ml, equivalent to about 1.5 sugar cubes.Of the 10 dessert products, three contained sugars…
 
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    news.gov.hk - Admin & Civic Affairs

  • Recruitment exam applications to open

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Prospective applicants for civil service posts at degree or professional level can apply from tomorrow to sit the Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test to be held on October 4 and 11, the Civil Service Bureau announced today.Valid Common Recruitment Examination results are required of applicants for civil service posts at degree or professional level.Candidates will need to have taken a Basic Law Test.Applicants should be degree holders or have a qualification meeting the entry requirement on professional qualifications for civil service degree or professional posts, or university…
  • Under Secretary appointed

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Stephen Sui was today appointed Under Secretary for Labour & Welfare from August 15.Mr Sui joined the Government as an Executive Officer in 1978 and was promoted through the ranks to Senior Principal Executive Officer in 2010.He served in various bureaus and departments including the Land Registry, the former Urban Services Department, the Civil Service Bureau and the Department of Justice.He has been the Commissioner for Rehabilitation since 2008.
  • Intercity forum fosters Taiwan ties

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So and Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man spoke at the 2014 Hong Kong-Taichung Intercity Forum in Taichung today.Over 150 government officials, experts and stakeholders from both sides attended the forum, which focused on medical services development and tourism promotion.Mr So said the Hong Kong Government and the tourism sector have been committed to diversifying tourism products, by promoting environmental and cultural tourism, showcasing the city’s unique festivals, local cuisine and organising mega events.He said…
  • Household expenditure to be studied

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Census & Statistics Department will conduct the 2014-15 Household Expenditure Survey in October to compile statistics to show consumption behaviour.The results of the survey and the 2014-15-based Consumer Price Index will be published in mid-2016.Click here for details.
  • Taichung Intercity forum to be held

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Hong Kong Economic, Trade & Cultural Office (Taiwan) and the Taichung City Government will hold an intercity forum on July 31 to promote exchanges between the two cities.Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So and Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man will attend.The forum will focus on medical services development and tourism promotion.Mr So will speak on Hong Kong's tourism. Hong Kong Tourism Board Executive Director Anthony Lau will speak on creative tourism marketing.Dr Ko will speak on Hong Kong's Chinese medical services’ development, while…
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    news.gov.hk - On The Record

  • ECIC helps exporters sail through volatility

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation was established by statute in 1966 with the aim of supporting Hong Kong's export trade by providing Hong Kong exporters with insurance protection.The Government has been working hand-in-hand with the ECIC to help Hong Kong exporters sail smoothly through a dynamic and sometimes volatile world economy.There can be no doubt that export trade has all along been the cornerstone of Hong Kong's economy. The ECIC's provision of export credit insurance in supporting Hong Kong's exports and the role of Hong Kong as one of the most important…
  • Gov’t to bolster arts sector

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It is my honour to attend the opening ceremony of the Asian Youth Orchestra Rehearsal Camp, which is the 24th edition of the camp, for a second successive year.I would like to welcome and congratulate the 110 gifted young musicians who come from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It is the largest number recorded in the history of the Asian Youth Orchestra. Each orchestra member was selected through a very competitive audition process that drew from more than 800 candidates. I am delighted to learn that 15 of them are…
  • First step to universal suffrage

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Task Force on Constitutional Development headed by me has submitted its consultation report to the Chief Executive. The Chief Executive has just made a report to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, inviting it to decide whether the methods for selecting the Chief Executive in 2017 and for forming the Legislative Council in 2016 should be amended. This is the first step which formally kick-started the “Five-step Process” of constitutional development.During the consultation, we appealed to the people of Hong Kong to have dialogue with us and highlighted the…
  • Authority rolls out housing blueprint

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Undoubtedly, the most important development on housing policy in the recent period is the formulation of the long term housing strategy initiated by the Government.  It will be the first long term housing strategy to be formulated by the Government since 1998.An extensive and in-depth discussion process had been initiated by the Government with a view to gauging public's views. First of all, the long term housing strategy steering committee was established in September 2012.  Subsequently, the long term housing strategy steering committee held 11 meetings and conducted a three-month public…
  • Reform consensus key to moving forward

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Today, I have made a report to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the NPCSC, to invite the NPCSC to determine that there is a need to amend the method for selecting the Chief Executive in 2017 in order to attain the aim of universal suffrage, and that Annex II to the Basic Law should not be amended for the method for forming the Legislative Council in 2016.I have also submitted to the NPCSC the public consultation report on the two electoral methods together with all the appendices to the report compiled by the Task Force on Constitutional Development. The purpose is to…
 
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  • MGSM Introduces New Master of Management for Early Career Executives

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - Jul 31, 2014) - The Macquarie Graduate of School of Management (MGSM) will launch a new Master of Management program designed specifically for professionals in the ...
  • Hong Kong Stocks May Tumble On Thursday

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:41 am
    The Hong Kong stock market has tracked to the upside now in seven straight trading days, surging more than 1,350 points or 5.4 percent en route to another fresh three-year closing high. The Hang Seng ...
  • Strauss opera to be staged

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:39 am
    is co-produced by the Slovenian National Theatre Opera & Ballet Ljubljana and Opera Hong Kong. ? Warren Mok is the producer and Andrejs Zagars is the director, while John Neschling will conduct ...
  • RTHK Quartet to perform

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:39 am
    The RTHK Quartet will give a chamber music concert on October 6 and 7 at City Hall, staged by violinists Le Hoai-nam and Selena Choi, violist Elvis Chan and cellist Laurent Perrin. ? The October 6 ...
  • Zhao Qun Ying troupe to perform

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:39 am
    The Zhao Qun Ying Cantonese Opera Troupe will stage three shows in September as part of the Chivalry & Valiance in Chinese Opera series. ? They ...
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  • Hong Kong makes Ebola 'contingency' measures

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    Hong Kong said on Wednesday it was quarantining all people from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia who were showing Ebola-like symptoms on arrival in the city, as fears grow worldwide about the spread of the deadly virus.
  • Hong Kong police brace for Occupy's upcoming campaign

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    Hong Kong police said they are preparing for the possible Occupy Central civil disobedience campaign next month.
  • US releases online gambling kingpin and alleged 14K triad member Paul Phua on bail

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Former top Macau junket operator arrested in Las Vegas is believed to be behind one of the world's largest online gambling websites, Manila-based IBCBet US federal immigration officials released Asian gambling kingpin Paul Phua from custody on Monday evening in the latest twist to an ever complicating saga around the alleged leading member of Hong ... (more)
  • Report: Dozens killed, injured in China terror attack

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    A gang wielding knives and axes attacked civilians, a police station, government offices and smashed vehicles in a restive region of China, the country's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, citing local police.
  • China announces probe into former domestic security czar

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    After months of intense political rumors, China's ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday an official probe into a retired senior leader for suspected "serious disciplinary violation."
 
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  • Zhao Qun Ying troupe to perform

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Zhao Qun Ying Cantonese Opera Troupe will stage three shows in September as part of the Chivalry & Valiance in Chinese Opera series.  They are An Order to Annihilate Dragon Mountain on September 18 at Ko Shan Theatre, Three Battles to Secure Peace for the Nation on September 21 at Tuen Mun Town Hall, and Wife in the Morning,Sister-in-Law at Night on September 27 at Tai Po Civic Centre.All start at 7.30pm.A post-performance talk in Cantonese will also be held at 7.30pm on September 22 at the Cultural Centre.  Tickets are $100 to $260 at URBTIX.Click here for details.
  • RTHK Quartet to perform

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The RTHK Quartet will give a chamber music concert on October 6 and 7 at City Hall, staged by violinists Le Hoai-nam and Selena Choi, violist Elvis Chan and cellist Laurent Perrin.The October 6 concert will feature Beethoven's String Quartet No.9 in C, Haydn's String Quartet in C, Brahms' String Quartet in A-minor, Richard Strauss' String Sextet (from Capriccio), and Liu Tie-shan and Mao Yuan's Dance of the Yao People.The October 7 concert will include Ng Cheuk-yin's Let There Be Light, Brahms' String Quartet No.2 in A-minor, Richard Strauss' String Sextet (from Capriccio), and Beethoven's…
  • Strauss opera to be staged

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department and Opera Hong Kong will present Richard Strauss's opera Salome in October to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.Based on Oscar Wilde's play of the same name, Salome is co-produced by the Slovenian National Theatre Opera & Ballet Ljubljana and Opera Hong Kong.Warren Mok is the producer and Andrejs Zagars is the director, while John Neschling will conduct the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for the live accompaniment.It will be performed in German with Chinese and English subtitles at 7.30pm from October 9 to 11, and at 3pm on October…
  • Funerary pottery of Guangxi on display

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of History - “Assimilation into Han Culture: The Ancient Funerary Pottery of Guangxi”, reveals much about the dwellings and how people lived more than 2,000 years ago.It features 76 rare burial pottery items dating from the Western Han to the Southern Dynasties, mostly relating to daily life. They include granaries, wells, stoves, boats and animal figurines, as well as model houses.These houses’ varied shapes and forms reflect the development patterns of ancient architecture.Beliefs and customs such as “honouring the dead as if they were alive”…
  • Cheng Kwun-min films to be screened

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Film Archive will screen a selection of actor Cheng Kwun-min’s films in August and September to commemorate his passing two decades ago.The films include Save Your Water Supply (1954), Two Good-for-Nothings (1959), An Orphan Was Born in Thunderstorm (1960), The Song of the Nightingale (1961) and Every Day is Sunday (1974).They will be shown on August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.On September 5, 12, 19 and 26, the films Glass Slippers (1959), Woman's Affairs (1961), The Bloody Devil, Part One (1965) and Charlie Catches the Cat (1969) will be screened.All films are in Cantonese without subtitles.
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  • Fiscal reserves top $735b

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Government fiscal reserves stood at $735.8 billion as at June 30, compared to $755.7 billion three months before, the Financial Services & the Treasury Bureau announced today.Announcing the financial results for the three months ended June 30, the bureau noted there was a $19.9 billion deficit in June as expenditure for the period amounted to $87.1 billion, and revenue to $67.2 billion.The deficit was mainly because major types of revenue, including salaries and profits taxes, are mostly received towards the end of the financial year.
  • Retail sales value down 7%

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The total retail sales value in June, provisionally estimated at $37.1 billion, fell 6.9% over a year earlier, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.The revised estimate in May dropped 3.9% year-on-year. For the first half of the year, total retail sales dropped 1.3% over a year earlier.After netting out the effect of price changes over the same period, the total retail sales volume in June fell 7.5% year-on-year. The revised estimate of the total retail sales volume in May dropped 4.5% over a year earlier, while that for the first half of the year dropped 1.1%.Analysed by…
  • SFC non-executive directors named

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    William Wong has been appointed, and Teresa Ko reappointed, non-executive directors of the Securities & Futures Commission for two years from tomorrow.The Financial Services & the Treasury Bureau today said Mr Wong has legal expertise and will provide invaluable contributions to the commission, adding Ms Ko has been providing useful advice and guidance to it.Carlson Tong chairs the commission. Other serving non-executive directors are Prof Leonard Cheng, Lawrence Lee, Ma Xuezheng, Kelvin Wong and Wong Kai-man.
  • FS starts Singapore visit

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John Tsang started his visit to Singapore today to strengthen economic and trade ties between the city-state and Hong Kong.Mr Tsang held a breakfast meeting with the Association of Banks in Singapore, met Minister for Trade & Industry Lim Hng Kiang, and attended a briefing by the Economic Development Board and International Enterprise SingaporeHe then met Chinese Ambassador to Singapore Duan Jielong before holding a luncheon with representatives of key chambers in the city-state.  Mr Tsang later met Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Ravi Menon,…
  • Innovation fund applications open

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Innovation & Technology Commission invites the second round of funding applications for this year under its Innovation & Technology Support Programme from today until September 30.The current exercise covers industry-oriented applied research and development projects with the potential for commercialisation, and exploratory and forward-looking projects.For details, visit the fund’s website, call 3655 5725, or enquire by email.
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    news.gov.hk - Environment

  • KS Wong chairs climate meeting

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing co-chaired the third meeting of the Hong Kong-Guangdong Joint Liaison Group on Combating Climate Change in Guangzhou today.Co-chaired with Guangdong Development & Reform Commission Director Li Chunhong, the meeting reviewed the collaboration of the two sides in 2013-14 and agreed on a work plan for 2014-15.The plan mainly includes further exchanges on climate projection for the Pearl River Delta region, exchanges on urban drainage system design and slope safety management, seminars on measures and technologies of energy conservation and…
  • Climate change meeting to be held

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for the Environment KS Wong will co-chair the third meeting of the Hong Kong-Guangdong Joint Liaison Group on Combating Climate Change in Guangzhou tomorrow.He will host the meeting with Guangdong Development & Reform Commission Director Li Chunhong.Both sides will discuss their efforts in combating climate change and analyse the reports of the two working groups set up under the liaison group.Mr Wong’s delegation comprises representatives of the Environmental Protection Department, Electrical & Mechanical Services Department, Hong Kong Observatory, Drainage Services…
  • Faster electric car chargers ready

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A total of 100 new medium chargers for electric vehicles will be available for public use starting from August 1, the Environmental Protection Department announced today.The new medium chargers can cut charging time by as much as about 60% compared with standard chargers.The 100 new chargers are located at 16 government car parks currently equipped with standard ones. They are suitable for recharging the batteries of both new electric vehicle models to be introduced into Hong Kong, as well as most existing models.Click here to see the number of medium chargers at the government car parks.
  • 17 beaches rated ‘good’

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Environmental Protection Department has graded water quality 'good' at 17 beaches. Nineteen have been rated 'fair' and three have been rated 'poor'.Compared with last week's gradings, Big Wave Bay and Kwun Yam beaches have been upgraded from fair to good, and Anglers', Approach, Kadoorie and Ting Kau beaches have been upgraded from poor to fair. Pui O Beach dropped from fair to poor.Many beaches were likely to be more polluted than their grades suggested during and after periods of heavy rain. Bathers should avoid swimming at beaches for up to three days after a storm or heavy…
  • Green organisations commended

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    About 150 recipients of green labels and certificates under the Awards for Environmental Excellence were honoured today.Speaking at the award ceremony, Permanent Secretary for the Environment Anissa Wong thanked the recipients for their ecological efforts.Organisations joining the Wastewi$e Label and Energywi$e Label programmes under the Environmental Labels scheme have recycled more than 190,000 tonnes of waste paper, metal and plastics, and saved moer than 81 million kilowatt-hours of energy. Participants in the Carbon Reduction Certificates scheme have also cut more than 114,000 tonnes of…
 
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  • Instagram: 這個流浪狗很靚女! She (a…

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    30 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 這個流浪狗很靚女! She (a… 這個流浪狗很靚女! She (a roaming dog) is a very pretty girl. gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    29 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 剛剛在西貢碼頭替亞洲電視拍「感動… 剛剛在西貢碼頭替亞洲電視拍「感動一刻」 :-) just finished filming ATV's "a touching moment" (my translation) at the Sai Kung pier. gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    27 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 用著傳統發酵的方法,這間麵包店的… 用著傳統發酵的方法,這間麵包店的麵包非常好吃。不便宜卻好吃而沒有任何蘇打粉的味道。吃兩塊已經夠飽 :-) Using traditional yeast raising methods, this bakery's bread is wonderful. Not cheap, but delicious without a hint of baking soda. Two slices are enough to feel satisfied. www.levain-bakery.com gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    25 Jul 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 昨天在官塘「st.music」 … 昨天在官塘「st.music」 band房跟這些Now TV的朋友拍攝訪問。 Yesterday, I recorded an interview with these bright people from Now TV in the "st.music" band room in Kwun Tong. gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    Gregory 河國榮
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 昨晚去了中環的元創方晚市。絕對值… 昨晚去了中環的元創方晚市。絕對值得去。 Last night, we went to the PMQ night market in Central. Definitely worth taking a look. http://pmqnightmarkets.org/ gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    Beneath the Peak

  • Canadian Social Insurance Number

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    I obtained a Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) for my son today in Ottawa. Along the way, I learned a few things that could be helpful for parents in a similar situation. First, a little background. I have lived outside Canada for more than two decades and my son was born outside Canada. He needs a SIN to apply to attend a Canadian university. I called the Canadian government hotline (1 800 OCanada) and was told that I could apply for my son’s SIN without my son being present. That’s true. What the helpful lady on the phone didn’t tell me is that because I have been out…
  • Going Global

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:48 pm
    The launch of Landed Global has begun. On July 8, I had the pleasure of speaking at a lunch that was jointly organized by the Canadian and the American chambers of commerce in Hong Kong. Nearly 40 guests attended the event. The joint Canadian and American chambers of commerce event on July 8, 2014 This morning I was interviewed on RTHK Radio 3′s finance program, Money For Nothing. You can listen to the interview here.  
  • Joint chambers of commerce lunch

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:33 pm
    I am speaking about buying international property at a lunch jointly organized by the Canadian and American chambers of commerce on July 8.
  • Landed Global Arrives

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Hot off the press! The latest addition to the Landed series, Landed Global, has arrived from the printers. Landed Global provides the key facts and insights you need to successfully buy property across international borders. Written in a clear, easy-to-understand style, the new book includes a wealth of practical information, with examples and data from more than 110 countries and territories. Landed Global will soon be available from Amazon. A Kindle version is now in production.
  • Hong Kong press freedom march

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    2 Mar 2014 | 1:13 am
    A great turnout for the press freedom march today, despite cool temperatures and a sprinkling of rain. People remained calm and up-beat, despite a route that included several bottlenecks. More about the march and the attack on former Ming Pao editor Kevin Lau here Speeches in front of the Hong Kong government offices Lufsig is hung in effigy. Here’s an explanationhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufsig The escalator across Queensway was one of several choke points on the protest route. The Hong Kong flag in black and white symbolized people’s despair
 
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    OrdinaryGweilo.com

  • Not being ripped off (for once)

    Chris
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Hooray.  Expansys Hong Kong are selling the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition for the equivalent of $225.  This is a great price for a tablet that was being sold on Google Play (in US) for $349, and it's the same price as in the US. Googe Play Hong Kong still has Nexus devices at much higher than US prices, with no sign that this policy will change.  Whereas Apple charge the same (high) price in Hong Kong as in the US 
  • WhatsApp - harvesting phone numbers

    Chris
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:50 pm
    I sometimes get WhatsApp message that have been sent to hundreds of different Hong Kong phone numbers.  It appears that these are sent so that when they get a response they know that the phone number is active.  Cue even more annoying junk sales calls. I did a Google search but I can’t find any information about this.  So does anyone know whether the sender already has the confirmation (that the number is active) when the message is shown as delivered?  Does it matter whether you exit the group (which definitely sends a confirmation message)? Why doesn’t WhatsApp allow me to simply…
  • Might not cause eye strain

    Chris
    9 Jun 2014 | 7:54 am
    Another stoopid letter in the SCMP: E-readers might result in eye strain Some correspondents have commented on the benefits of e-reading. I agree with those who argue that it can revive people's interest in literature. However, I think there are some disadvantages to intensive reading of books and other material on these devices. You can spend too long reading books on these screens and suffer eye strain. Also, people on low incomes cannot afford the e-reader, and find it cheaper to purchase a novel. Andy Lai Chin-pang , Tai Wai He must surely mean a Kindle  or Nook e-reader, the whole…
  • Football insanity index (sacked managers edition)

    Chris
    26 Apr 2014 | 3:23 am
    There have been ten managerial changes since the start of the current Premier League season. 9 out of 10 of the people appointed had zero management experience in the Premier League.  One had managed in the Championship, and three had managed elsewhere in Europe - but of them,  only Felix Magath had real experience in a top league.  So which of them have been successful? Tony Pulis, obviously, the one of the ten who had previously managed in the Premier League (he has a 48% win rate at Palace).  It’s too early to make a fair judgement on Felix Magath, but he seems to be doing a decent…
  • Puzzling

    Chris
    7 Mar 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Good work…a puzzle on the front page of The Guardian website: Yes, OK, it’s their beta site, but that was made publicly available several weeks ago.
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    sketches from the other side

  • five second rule

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Apparently the folks at OSI Shanghai Husi Food Company strongly believe in the five second rule, that is the folk lore version and not the research version by Jillian Clarke that won her the Nobel Prize in public health. If Husi's workers had been familiar with Ms. Husi's findings, surely they would not have been shoveling meat that was dropped on the floor back into packaging.As for the expired meat problem, I am almost enured to the thought of eating expired meat, having had numerous experiences with buying meat from my local grocery monopoly and finding the underside to be suspiciously…
  • Putin up a wall

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Source: Peter Brookesof The Times
  • short memory, long grudge

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:51 pm
    While I share in the sadness and outrage over what appears to be Putin's involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, I also squirmed in discomfort when politicians such as Republican John McCain began demanding accountability and repercussions.Remember Iran Air flight 655? I didn't. I was a child when it happened and the US news somehow didn't spend much time reporting it. I did just yesterday read an article by Fred Kaplan that made my stomach turn. You can find the article here:…
  • striking

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    Right now I wish that I had the ability to share the imagery of what is going on around me. Our office building has been surrounded by lightning bolts, and I imagine that some of them have hit the lightning rods on the roof. It is an awesome sight to behold.I hope that everyone is safe and dry.
  • Fran didn't like dogs

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    “Pets should be disallowed by law. Especially dogs. Especially in New York City. I have not infrequently verbalized this sentiment in what now passes for polite society, and have invariably been the recipient of the information that even if dogs should be withheld from the frivolous, there would still be the blind and the pathologically lonely to think of. I am not totally devoid of compassion, and after much thought I believe that I have hit upon the perfect solution to this problem—let the lonely lead the blind.”                   …
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    ulaca

  • Putting the Pyjama Grannies on the Couch

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    On my way to the office this morning, I passed a "rehab" style bus which was in the middle lane of Tai Chung Kiu Road at the traffic lights, while I was in the outside lane. (I hope you're enjoying the detail.) What this meant - the queue in the middle lane being rather longer than that in the outside lane - was that I was able to catch only the last part of two captions before I slid past. One read "...Attention Home", while the other presented "...Complex for the Elderly" to view. Now, having lived in these parts for longer than you can shake a stick at, I had little problem getting my head…
  • Chinese President Denies Corruption Probe Mere Window Dressing

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:56 pm
    If I charged myself and all the other government officials, who would run the country?
  • Pan-democrats Announce Winner of Slogan Competition to Increase Meaningful Political Participation

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
                                                 Say no to stunts!
  • Ukrainian Rebels Explain Shooting Down of MH17

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:13 am
                                                Because it was there
  • Webb’s World

    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    There isn’t a lot about which David M Webb can talk without sounding as if he knows quite a lot about it. He was in sparkling form recently on RTHK in a performance where he deftly combined roles of shareholder activist, political commentator, scourge of the Jockey Club and master of the one-liner. Much of the credit, it should be said, must go to the interviewer, Stephen Davies, who, unlike some one might mention, seemed genuinely more interested in what his subject had to say than in what he could bring to the table by way of inane interruption and obtuse preachifying. Hitting the ground…
 
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    Fred Boot

  • Mon Oncle Benjamin (4) – Une BD inédite

    Fred Boot
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:13 am
    Chers lecteurs, enfin le voici : le quatrième épisode de Mon Oncle Benjamin. Avec un invité : François Corbier ! Normal que le plus grand des chansonniers actuels fasse une apparition dans la BD la plus cool du moment, non ? Je tiens encore une fois à le remercier pour sa gentillesse. Il est possible de soutenir la réalisation de cette BD en versant chaque mois un micro-don de 0,73 euros (1 dollar américain). Ce don automatisé peut être stoppé à tout moment si vous changez d’avis. Tout se passe ici: http://www.patreon.com/fredboot . Bonne lecture, et à dans quelques jours…
  • Pif et Vaillant : le film !

    Fred Boot
    10 Jun 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Salut les djeun’z ! Je sais, je suis plutôt absent ici pour cause de boulot qui paie. Laissez-moi vous parler rapidement d’un projet génial. Jean-Luc Muller et sa petite équipe préparent un documentaire sur deux magazines qui ont bercé pas mal d’enfances dans not’ beau pays d’France : Pif Gadget et Vaillant ! Cherchez pas : sans Pif, pas de Fred Boot. Sans Fred Boot, pas de sauvetage de la Terre en 2093. C’est aussi simple que cela. Jean-Luc est un garçon épatant que le petit monde des pifophiles connaît bien. Voici 4 ans qu’il travaille sur…
  • Un français à Hong Kong – BD

    Fred Boot
    21 May 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Tiens, vu que je suis pas mal occupé en ce moment, je poste une vieillerie de 2011 ou 2012 sur laquelle je suis retombé ce matin. The post Un français à Hong Kong – BD appeared first on Fred Boot.
  • Micro-mécénat dans le Dernier Blog

    Fred Boot
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Dernièrement, Jean-Noël Lafargue dans son Dernier blog a parlé de micro-mécénat, et plus précisément de Patreon. Avec en prime une petite citation de Mon Oncle Benjamin ! C’est ici : http://hyperbate.fr/dernier/?p=30036 The post Micro-mécénat dans le Dernier Blog appeared first on Fred Boot.
  • Mon Oncle Benjamin (3) – Une BD inédite

    Fred Boot
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    Chers lecteurs, voici le troisième épisode de Mon Oncle Benjamin, une adaptation en bande dessinée du roman de Claude Tillier transposé dans les années 60 en Normandie. Si vous prenez le train en marche, les premier et second épisodes sont lisibles sur ce site. Il est possible de soutenir la réalisation de cette BD en versant chaque mois un micro-don de 0,72 euros (1 dollar américain). Ce don automatisé peut être stoppé à tout moment si vous changez d’avis. Sachez que cette petite somme peut s’avérer au final d’une aide inestimable, le but est d’avoir de…
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    跑馬地 - The Valley

  • "a burgundy haven" in Happy Valley?

    Paul B
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:37 pm
    According to the construction hoarding surrounding one of the shops in the Yuk Sing Building, "a burgundy haven" is on the way.Does this mean we're getting a shop where the relaxing atmosphere of a trip to the French countryside is emulated, where we get to taste some lovely Burgundian wines in relaxing yet stylish surroundings, where the staff are friendly and patient and have the time to educate us on the nuance of classic Burgundy? Lets see what develops."a burgundy haven," G/F Yuk Sing Building, Shop B (?) 12 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley, Hong KongOn closer inspection I see it's been…
  • Tagus Residences (2), Happy Valley, Hong Kong

    Paul B
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    With deflated balloons and withering wreaths of flowers, it looks like I missed the opening party at Tagus Residences. Perhaps my invitation was lost in the mail? Not to worry at least we can work out who else might have attended."To Dr. Chan, Tagus Properties Limited, Congratulations from AID Partners Capital Ltd, Kelvin Wu, Joel Chang, Gilbert Ho & Bennet Cheng"  I guess by Dr. Chan they mean Dr. Ina Chan Un Chan, (陳婉珍) 3rd wife of one of Asia's richest guys: Dr. Stanley Ho. And, its hard to believe they would need any capital as the family is mega rich. Spreading the…
  • Hui Family Association - 許氏宗親會

    Paul B
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    I must have passed this sign (attached to Race Course Mansion) a thousand times but could never work out what it was. I finally got around to translating it recently. Here goes;氏宗親會 / hoy see jung charn woyWhere;許 / hoy: family name氏 / see: surname宗 / jung: Ancestor; colony; sect親 / charn: relative會 / woy: club; association;So I guess its the Hui/Hoy family and relatives ancestral association? There must be dozens of these associations in Hong Kong so its probably worth the effort to learn the characters. 
  • Zen Too, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong - 小 蝶

    Paul B
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:41 pm
    It always bugged me having to wait in line at Times Square to get up to the restaurants above the mall. I'm happy to see another tower of restaurants has opened nearby with more lifts and less need to line up. Midtown - Soundwill Plaza II is around the corner on Tang Lung Street and seems to be dedicated to restaurants. Today we tried out a Chinese restaurant: Zen Too on the 8th Floor.The decoration is impressive and the place was buzzing with a well dressed local crowd. I liked the menu with nice hand-painted drawings of some of the funky dishes on offer. We ordered a few dim-sum dishes…
  • Tagus Residences, 8 Ventris Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

    Paul B
    28 Jun 2014 | 10:53 pm
    A sign appears on the new building at the end of Ventris Road (corner of Broadwood Road and opposite Saint Margaret's church). It looks like this building is going to be named Targus Residences. Tagus is also the name of a river which runs through the Iberian peninsular and drains into the Atlantic Ocean near Lisbon. I guess there is a Portuguese/Macanese connection in the ownership of this building?They cleverly choose number eight as the street address - lucky of course! I saw the fridges being delivered the other day - smeg fl227p units - energy efficient but quite small. It looks like…
 
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    NeonPunch

  • The Nikon D810 DSLR Launched In Hong Kong

    James
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Nikon adds a few more bells and whistles to an already great camera. The D810 gets an upgrade giving the DSLR betting image and video capture abilities. While on the face of things there seems to be little difference to its predecessor, the D810 has quite a few under the hood upgrades, from a new image sensor and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, to better stereo audio recording during video capture. Photo enthusiasts will find that D810 is better equipped to handle taking extremely detailed photos thanks to a an electronic front-curtain shutter, which effectively reduces internal mechanical…
  • LG Launches G3 Phone with Funny Short Film titled The Best Third Wheel in the World

    SC
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    YouTube Stars feature in the latest campaign for the new LG G3 smartphone. In conjunction with the release of its new smartphone the LG G3, LG has teamed up with YouTube Stars Wong Fu Productions to make a short film that highlights the smartphone’s features. Titled The Best ThirdWheel in the World, it focuses on the life of a third wheel guy set-up in restaurant date scenario where he explains why his role is essential to all dates. There’s also the appearance of a fifth wheel gal, but we won’t spoil it for you. Check out the video below: The video sees the LG G3 pop-up on numerous…
  • Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative

    kenny
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative is back for 2014. Launched in 2002, the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative is a biennial, philanthropic programme offered by the timepiece brand to ensure that the world’s artistic heritage is passed on from generation to generation across continents and cultures. It has connected some of the most remarkable artists around the globe with big names serving as mentors. This year, seven talented young artists were  given a lifetime opportunity to collaborate with seven of the world’s greatest artists. Each protégé has been selected…
  • HKTDC’s Design Gallery Opens New Store at PMQ

    kenny
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Design Gallery opens up at PMQ The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has opened its third Design Gallery shop in PMQ, in Central. More than 1,500 products designed by over 80 Hong Kong designers and brands will be showcased at this new boutique. A great place to discover original gift items, toys, fashion, watches and jewellery by local Hong Kong designers. Brands displaying their products include Muse, Asteria, German Pool, Toy2R, B. Duck, Kan, Chocolate Rain, MingCha, Tapas, Zan’s, rwb330, nu designer and plenty more. The HKTDC Design Gallery is dedicated to…
  • Aquascutum A/W Campaign Featuring Eliza Cummings

    kenny
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Eliza Cummings for Aquascutum’s AW14 Ad Campaign Aquascutum has launched their Autumn/Winter 2014 campaign with a series of photographs that show its iconic Trench. Aquascutum, which translates in Latin as Water Shield, was founded in 1851 by tailor John Emary - who was responsible for pioneering the first waterproof wool fabric used to make functional trench coats for First World War officers. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Trench Coat. In its new campaign, British actor Damian Lewis wears the seam-sealed navy wool single breasted Howell coat and British…
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    Hong Kong Travel Blog

  • Weird Queuing Culture of Hong Kong

    10 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    In Hong Kong, people queue to buy all kinds of everything – houses, stocks, LV or Prada. Some people queue to buy these expensive or luxury items to speculate. What about queuing to buy cookies? When someone told me that people queue in Tsimshatsui to buy cookies and speculate for money, I was really unable to believe. This is the weirdest thing I ever heard. How much money people can make out of speculating cookies?When I first pass by this shop with a queue of about 100 people, it made me wanted to find out what they were queuing for.  Cookies.  In fact, these are not…
  • City of Demonstration – Hong Kong

    2 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    Hong Kong dominates the headlines of most media worldwide today. July 1, the date of the establishment of the HKSAR, has been an important date for demonstrators in Hong Kong since 1997.If you want to visit Hong Kong to see something which is REALLY UNIQUE here, July 1 is a good date.  However you have to be SERIOUSLY responsible for your own safety.  Look for some safe places or book a hotel along Hennessy Roadand request a room overseeing the Hennessy Road.  I would say this is the safest way.  But mind you, you won’t be able to leave the hotel between 2 and 9pm, as…
  • Hong Kong Police 170 years Anniversary

    8 Jun 2014 | 4:11 am
    Exhibition Marks Force's 170th Anniversary The Hong Kong Police Force 170th Anniversary Exhibition will be held at the former Wan Chai Police Station on three consecutive weekends - May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15 from 10am to 6pm.It features police uniforms and equipment from different eras, and awards handed out to commend force members for serving the community. The former Wan Chai Police Station report room and the officers' mess have been restored to their original condition. Vintage and serving police motorcycles are displayed at the compound for photo-taking and the…
  • Hong Kong Chinese New Year Weather

    18 Jan 2014 | 6:34 am
    If you want to find how the Hong Kong Chinese New Year weather is, you probably want to visit Hong Kong to experience the New Year atmosphere here. If that’s the case, I have something interesting to tell. Statistics indicates every three Chinese New Year (CNY), two of them fall on February. In the past ten years (2004-2013), there were 6 CNYs fall on February. Going through the internet, it’s easy to find some general information about Hong Kong weather in February, such as cool, dry, sunny, etc., easily accessed information that I don’t want to repeat here. But weather is…
  • Dog Parking at Stanley

    1 Jan 2014 | 6:15 am
    Stanley is a good place for dog lovers to walk their dogs.  On weekends or holidays, you can treat this place as a mini dog show.Today is the New Year Day of 2014.  To avoid the marching crowd in the city, I come over to Stanley and spend an afternoon here for a leisure walk and take some dog photos.As there are many dog lovers in this area, there are many related services here - dog hotel, dog grooming, dog doctor, dog training...dog everything, including dog parking.  Dog owners just park their dogs outside the supermarket, and pick them up after shopping.Dog owners can…
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    Hong Kong Digital PhotoVision

  • Harbour City Snoopy Art Exhibition

    hkdigit
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    Categories: Hong Kong Events Art is derived from life, and life sparkles because we dream! Since the launch of fabled cartoon “Peanuts” in the United States in 1950, the main character... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • LINE Friends at Hysan Place and Lee Theatre Hong Kong

    hkdigit
    30 Apr 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Categories: Hong Kong Events LINE FRIENDS come alive in Hong Kong. HYSAN PLACE and LEE THEATRE proudly present the first and exclusive LINE FRIENDS exhibition 4 Hot Highlights BROWN & CONY MEET... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Chris Patten gets warm welcome by Hongkongers

    hkdigit
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:19 am
    Categories: Hong Kong News 20 March, 2014 – Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten got a warm welcome from hundred of Hongkonger waving Union Jack flags, Hong Kong colonial flag and playing... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Cheung Sha Wan Playground Lunar New Year Fair

    hkdigit
    30 Jan 2014 | 12:02 am
    Categories: Chinese Festivals Chinese New Year The 2014 Cheung Sha Wan Chinese New Year Market held in Cheung Sha Wan Playground which will last for seven days from 25 January 2014 to 31 January... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Victoria Park Lunar New Year Fair

    hkdigit
    29 Jan 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Categories: Chinese Festivals Chinese New Year The 2014 Causeway Bay Chinese New Year Market held in Victoria Park which will last for seven days from 25 January 2014 to 31 January 2014, but... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
 
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    Hong Kong Travel - What's New?

  • Registration Open for the 2014 Hong Kong Triathlon Asian Cup

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Hong Kong's signature International Triathlon is returning this 25 & 26 October 2014. The Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup is getting a shake-up. 2014 will see some changes in the course as well as a new event organiser. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to this premier event where recreational triathletes can rub shoulders with age-groupers and professionals. Challenge yourself with a distance that suits you and afterwards enjoy mingling with spectators and other athletes in the festival grounds. So get your goggles and trainers out, start your preparation and we will see you on…
  • How to Eat Dim Sum

    8 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    How to Eat Dim Sum: you need lots of friends and a big appetite, here's a picture guide and tips on enjoying Hong Kong's tea and dumpling tradition.
  • Hong Kong Food

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    A guide to Hong Kong food, Dim Sum brunches, seafood villages, dai pai dongs, floating restaurants, from Michelin stars to street food stalls...
  • The Pandas are Here! All 1600 of them! When and Where to See Them?

    11 Jun 2014 | 4:11 am
    What exactly is 1,600 Pandas in Hong Kong? This is an exhibit created by French artist and sculptor Paulo Grangeon upon invitation by the World Wildlife Fund. The exhibit consists of 1,600 paper mache panda bears on a worldwide tour. They will be staging Flahs Mobs at Hong Kong's top attractions prior to parking themselves at their Main Exhibit from June 25 to July 17, 2014. Next chance to see them: This Saturday June 14, 2014 at the Clock Tower at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Hong Kong July 1st Celebrations: the 17th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong SAR

    6 Jun 2014 | 11:25 am
    This year's Hong Kong July 1st celebrations to commemorate the 17th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HK SAR include the Flag Raising Ceremony, a Grand Sea, Land and Sky Parade and Festival and a series of Carnivals and fairs throughout HK's 18 districts.
 
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