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  • ICAC Ask for More Time in Jimmy Lai Probe

    ulaca
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    We've not yet been told what has been planted and where
  • Airport Authority's fixation with third runway is blinding it to other options

    Hong Kong News
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Albert Cheng says more feasible ways to reduce airspace congestion must be considered, not least because of the hefty costs of airport expansion Ir.
  • MyMapHK app proves popular

    news.gov.hk - Health & Community
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Lands Department’s first mobile map application, MyMapHK, has attracted more than 50,000 users since its launch in June.Relevant government departments provided geospatial and public facilities information to make the app what is believed to be the most reliable mobile map and hikers’ guide in Hong Kong, Lands Department Land Surveyor Chelsie Chan said.It provides an up-to-date, detailed bilingual base map of Hong Kong published by the Lands Department and has three functional features - Map of Hong Kong, Hiking, and Old Hong Kong.The first function provides building and street…
  • The 12 Chinese New Year Zodiac Signs

    About.com Hong Kong/Macau Travel: Most Popular Articles
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Chinese New Year Animals – Based on what year you were born, find out which Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal you are and your typical characteristics.
  • Students and staff free to join Occupy Central, says HKU head

    Hong Kong News
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    HKU vice chancellor Peter Mathieson said students were free to express themselves in "peaceful and constructive ways".
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    news.gov.hk - Top Story

  • MyMapHK app proves popular

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Lands Department’s first mobile map application, MyMapHK, has attracted more than 50,000 users since its launch in June.Relevant government departments provided geospatial and public facilities information to make the app what is believed to be the most reliable mobile map and hikers’ guide in Hong Kong, Lands Department Land Surveyor Chelsie Chan said.It provides an up-to-date, detailed bilingual base map of Hong Kong published by the Lands Department and has three functional features - Map of Hong Kong, Hiking, and Old Hong Kong.The first function provides building and street…
  • Live poultry imports may resume

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Live poultry imports from the Mainland may resume before the Mid-Autumn Festival, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.Speaking to the media before attending a public function today, Dr Ko said Hong Kong is still in close connection with Mainland authorities on the issue and an announcement will be made once a decision is reached.On the Ebola virus disease situation, he noted that if there is confirmation that the outbreak has spread to Senegal, the department will expand its health notice delivery system.
  • HK arbitration promoted in Myanmar

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Department of Justice held a seminar in Yangon today promoting Hong Kong’s arbitration services.Co-organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in Singapore, more than 260 legal and business professionals attended.Speaking at the seminar, the department’s Solicitor General Frank Poon said Hong Kong is an ideal place to conduct international commercial transactions and is a preferred venue for arbitration of commercial disputes for Myanmar businesses, particularly those involving foreign and Chinese companies.He outlined Hong Kong's…
  • Peaceful assembly urged

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Police and other government agencies are well prepared for any actions by Occupy Central.Speaking after today's Fight Crime Committee meeting, Secretary for Security TK Lai told reporters Police will facilitate all peaceful assemblies and expressions of opinion, however, participants must obey the law.He said Police will take appropriate and prompt action to handle any situation that may arise.On the law and order situation for the first seven months of the year, Mr Lai noted that overall crime dropped 6.1% on the same period last year to 39,850 cases.Decreases were seen in cases such as…
  • Egypt travel alert lowered

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Government has lowered the outbound travel alert for Egypt to red in view of the situation there.It said Hong Kong people should avoid non-essential travel to Egypt, while those already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, watch their personal safety, and avoid protests and large gatherings. They should avoid all travel to the Sinai Peninsula.The Security Bureau is monitoring the situation and will issue updates through the media and its website. Those who need assistance can call the Immigration Department on (852) 1868, or the Chinese Embassy in Egypt on (20)…
 
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    news.gov.hk - Law & Order

  • HK arbitration promoted in Myanmar

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Department of Justice held a seminar in Yangon today promoting Hong Kong’s arbitration services.Co-organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in Singapore, more than 260 legal and business professionals attended.Speaking at the seminar, the department’s Solicitor General Frank Poon said Hong Kong is an ideal place to conduct international commercial transactions and is a preferred venue for arbitration of commercial disputes for Myanmar businesses, particularly those involving foreign and Chinese companies.He outlined Hong Kong's…
  • Anti-gambling drive concludes

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The large-scale promotional campaign against football gambling led by the Ping Wo Fund Advisory Committee has concluded with about 290,000 people participating in more than 100 activities.Co-organised by the Home Affairs Bureau and Police, the campaign promoted anti-gambling messages through a series of activities at district level and in schools across the city during the World Cup 2014 period.More than 70 partner organisations supported the campaign.The bureau said the Government will continue to adopt a multi-pronged approach to prevent and alleviate problems relating to…
  • Egypt travel alert lowered

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Government has lowered the outbound travel alert for Egypt to red in view of the situation there.It said Hong Kong people should avoid non-essential travel to Egypt, while those already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, watch their personal safety, and avoid protests and large gatherings. They should avoid all travel to the Sinai Peninsula.The Security Bureau is monitoring the situation and will issue updates through the media and its website. Those who need assistance can call the Immigration Department on (852) 1868, or the Chinese Embassy in Egypt on (20)…
  • Peaceful assembly urged

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Police and other government agencies are well prepared for any actions by Occupy Central.Speaking after today's Fight Crime Committee meeting, Secretary for Security TK Lai told reporters Police will facilitate all peaceful assemblies and expressions of opinion, however, participants must obey the law.He said Police will take appropriate and prompt action to handle any situation that may arise.On the law and order situation for the first seven months of the year, Mr Lai noted that overall crime dropped 6.1% on the same period last year to 39,850 cases.Decreases were seen in cases such as…
  • Man charged with trafficking

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers arrested a man at Lo Wu Control Point yesterday after they found about 2kg of suspected methamphetamine worth about $1.14 million wrapped around his waist.There was also a small amount of suspected methamphetamine in his pocket.The 50-year-old man, who claimed to be a decoration worker, was charged with trafficking and possession of a dangerous drug.He will appear at Sha Tin Magistrates' Courts tomorrow.The maximum penalty for drug trafficking is life in prison and a $5 million fine.
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    news.gov.hk - Health & Community

  • MyMapHK app proves popular

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Lands Department’s first mobile map application, MyMapHK, has attracted more than 50,000 users since its launch in June.Relevant government departments provided geospatial and public facilities information to make the app what is believed to be the most reliable mobile map and hikers’ guide in Hong Kong, Lands Department Land Surveyor Chelsie Chan said.It provides an up-to-date, detailed bilingual base map of Hong Kong published by the Lands Department and has three functional features - Map of Hong Kong, Hiking, and Old Hong Kong.The first function provides building and street…
  • Live poultry imports may resume

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Live poultry imports from the Mainland may resume before the Mid-Autumn Festival, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.Speaking to the media before attending a public function today, Dr Ko said Hong Kong is still in close connection with Mainland authorities on the issue and an announcement will be made once a decision is reached.On the Ebola virus disease situation, he noted that if there is confirmation that the outbreak has spread to Senegal, the department will expand its health notice delivery system.
  • Old Stanley tree removed for safety

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Highways Department removed a Sapium sebiferum tree on a slope at Stanley Village Road today for public safety. The 13-metre-tall tree, listed as HyD S/2 on the Register of Old & Valuable Trees, had a potential risk of collapse as it had brown root rot disease.As the tree was located on a major road to Stanley, it was decided that the tree should be removed as soon as possible to ensure public safety and to prevent the spread of the disease to other trees. 
  • Transplant panel members named

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Secretary for Food & Health has appointed Lisa Lau as a new member of the Appeal Board Panel constituted under the Human Organ Transplant Ordinance.Linda Chan, Kam Yim-mui, Carine Lam, Lam Kin-lai, Lawrence Li, Dr Victor Tse, Horace Wong and Dr Andrew Yip have been reappointed to the panel.Their three-year term starts September 1.
  • 4 foods fail safety tests

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Four foods failed Centre for Food Safety checks in July.Two fresh beef samples were found to contain illicit preservative sulphur dioxide, while a bottle of soybean milk and a prepackaged Chinese soup contained excessive bacteria.The centre tested 11,600 food samples during the month and saw an overall satisfactory rate of 99.9%.About 4,300 food samples were taken for chemical tests, 1,500 for microbiological tests, and the remainder were checked for radiation levels.
 
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    news.gov.hk - Admin & Civic Affairs

  • Legal aid council head to stay

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Chief Executive has reappointed Eric Li as Legal Aid Services Council Chairman from September 1.Albert Ip, Clarence Leung, Melissa Pang and Wong Wai-ching will join the council as new members, while four current members - Juliana Chow, Anna Kwong, Joseph Li and Josephine Pinto - have been reappointed.The appointments are for a two-year term.The council is responsible for overseeing the administration of services the Legal Aid Department provides and advising the Government on legal aid policy.
  • RTHK advisors appointed

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Chief Executive has re-appointed incumbent chairman Lester Huang Garson and seven members of the Radio Television Hong Kong Board of Advisors, and appointed six new members for a term of two years from September 1.The new members are Walter Chan, Robert Chua, Mohan Datwani, Anna Hung,  Carol Ma and Jimmy Ng.Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So said since the board's inception in September 2010, all members have made useful contributions.Mr So also expressed gratitude to two outgoing members, May Fung and Raj Sital Motwani.
  • Paul Tang visits North District

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for the Civil Service Paul Tang visited North District today to learn about its latest developments and to meet its district councillors.He started the visit by listening to the views of the North District Council members on the district's issues.He later visited Ching Ho Estate and met its residents.He also viewed Cheung Lung Wai Estate, which will be completed early next year. The estate has sun-shading architectural fins and solar photovoltaic panels for the roof.
  • Forecourt to reopen Sept 10

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Central Government Offices’ East Wing Forecourt is expected to reopen on September 10, based on the progress of construction work on the perimeter fence.The Administration Wing said today the work has required more time than expected to complete due to the weather, causing a postponement of the reopening.It said people should continue using alternative routes via Tamar Park or the escalators and elevators connecting the elevated walkway to Harcourt Road and Tim Mei Avenue to access the Legislative Council Complex and the staff entrance on the East Wing's second floor.
  • By-election poll cards posted

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Poll cards have been sent to more than 3,700 registered electors of the Peng Chau and Hei Ling Chau Constituency to remind them to vote in the Islands District Council by-election.Electors who have not yet received their cards should call 2891 1001.Polling will be held at the Peng Chau Sports Centre, Peng Chau Municipal Services Building, 6 Po Peng Street, Peng Chau, from 7.30am to 10.30pm on September 7.The three candidates are Chan Chi-lin, Josephine Tsang and Wong Chi-lam.
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    news.gov.hk - On The Record

  • HK tops in dispute resolution

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Behind Hong Kong's success as a leading global financial and commercial centre lie many factors. I would say that the rule of law enshrined in our legal system is undoubtedly the cornerstone of our success.The rule of law provides a secure and predictable environment for individuals and organisations so that they know what their rights and obligations are. It also ensures a level playing field for all businesses.International businesses are attracted to Hong Kong because they can rest assured that their investments and interests are protected by a good legal system and impartial courts.As…
  • HK, Skane to co-operate in 6 areas

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The co-operation and collaboration between Hong Kong and Skåne are flourishing on various fronts, ranging from trade to environmental protection.In 2011, the City of Malmö and our Environment Bureau signed the Sustainability Charter to enhance collaboration between the two cities on environmental issues.In the past few years, delegations from the Cities of Malmö and Lund visited the InnoCarnival - our annual flagship event in promoting innovation and technology to the general public. I am delighted to hear that Sweden's first InnoCarnival, the InnoCarnival Skåne, will be held in Malmö in…
  • Seniors' dental services aid to expand

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hong Kong provides excellent healthcare because we have a robust healthcare system. Under our twin-track system, public medical services provide a safety net for the people, while private healthcare services give more choice for those who can afford them.Hong Kong's life expectancy is among the highest in the world. In 2012, the average life expectancy was 80.7 years for men and 86.4 years for women, while infant deaths stood at 1.5 per 1,000 registered live births. This attests to the quality of our healthcare services.Hong Kong's expertise in the prevention and control of communicable…
  • Ethnic minorities a key manpower source

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Members of ethnic minorities constitute an important source of manpower in Hong Kong and it is the Hong Kong Government's policy to facilitate the ethnic minorities' integration into society.To this end, the Labour Department strives to help ethnic minority job seekers find work through a wide range of employment services provided at Job Centres, the Telephone Employment Service and the Interactive Employment Service website.Apart from general employment services provided to all job seekers, the Labour Department offers dedicated and enhanced services for ethnic minority job seekers,…
  • Institute to enhance crisis readiness

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Life is full of challenges and risk. Even though Hong Kong is one of the safest cities in the world, disasters and accidents can and do occur. Last week, a pregnant woman was killed by a falling tree in Mid-Levels and we were all deeply saddened by the tragic accident. We definitely do not want to see similar incidents happening again and this reminds us of the importance of disaster preparedness and response to our community.With climate change also comes change in weather patterns. This is something the whole world needs to deal with. Here in Hong Kong, just in the last week or two, we…
 
 
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    news.gov.hk - City Life

  • Military exhibition to open

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An exhibition on the Whampoa Military Academy will open at the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum tomorrow, to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the China's first modern military school.Running until January 14, the exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department and the Guangdong Museum of Revolutionary History.It showcases more than 60 items, including invaluable historical documents, relics, historic images and academic documents and articles used by the academy's instructors and cadets.The Whampoa Military Academy founded in 1924 was one of the major…
  • New Vision Arts Festival to open Oct 16

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will hold the seventh edition of the New Vision Arts Festival from October 16 to November 16.The biennial event will feature an array of innovative performances from top arts groups and showcase the creativity of cross-boundary collaboration.Opening the festival will be performances by the Hofesh Shechter Company from the UK from October 16 to 18 at the Cultural Centre.Japan's Saitama Gold Theater will perform November 14 to 16 at Kwai Tsing Theatre.A compelling interpretation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama Hedda Gabler, directed by British…
  • Griffin Yueh Feng classics to screen

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Film Archive today opened the latest edition of its Writer/Director in Focus series, looking at Griffin Yueh Feng's unique directorial style.Running until September 21, the programme features more than 20 films, including A Forgotten Woman (1949) starring Bai Guang, The Battle of Love (1957), written by Eileen Chang, and For Better ... For Worse (1959).To complement the screenings, the archive will hold seminars on the director on August 30 and September 13.Tickets are available at URBTIX.Click here for details.
  • Guitar quartet to perform

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Leading classical guitar quartet Los Romeros will perform music by Spanish master Isaac Albéniz and the eminent Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos, and pieces the Romero family has written and arranged.The concert will be staged at 8pm on October 12 at the Cultural Centre.Tickets are available at URBTIX.
  • Exhibit tests visitors’ physical skills

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Move & Play! exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum features 20 groups of challenging fun-filled exhibits, all designed to test visitors’ physical skills such as balance and co-ordination.Visitors can step into a football player’s boots to take a good kick, or act as a goalkeeper to block footballs. Another exhibit has them sit in a wheelchair and move it to follow lights on the floor, while a tightrope challenge tests their balance.Finnish Science Centre Heureka produced and supplied the exhibition. Museum Assistant Curator Richard Kwok said it can encourage visitors to do…
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    news.gov.hk - Business & Finance

  • RMB deposits up 1.2%

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Renminbi deposits in Hong Kong increased 1.2% to RMB936.8 billion in July while overall foreign-currency deposits grew by 2.5%, the Monetary Authority said today.Total deposits with authorised institutions grew 2.5% while Hong Kong-dollar deposits rose 2.4%. The total remittance of renminbi for cross-boundary trade settlement was RMB507.6 billion, compared to RMB531.8 billion in June.Total loans and advances increased 1%. Loans for use in Hong Kong, including trade finance, rose 1.1%, while loans for use outside Hong Kong expanded 0.6%. As Hong Kong-dollar loans increased at a slower pace…
  • Insurance premiums up 13.3%

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Hong Kong insurance industry's total gross premiums in the first half of this year amounted to $162.7 billion, up 13.3% over the same period last year, the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance announced today.Long-term in-force business revenue premiums amounted to $139.6 billion, up 15.5% year-on-year.Individual Life & Annuity (Non-Linked) business increased 25.7% to $104.1 billion while Individual Life & Annuity (Linked) business dropped 12.3% to $24.7 billion. Retirement Scheme business contributions grew 2.2% to $8.4 billion.Long-term business new office premiums, excluding…
  • Exchange Fund assets up $8.3b

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Exchange Fund’s total assets increased to $3.0793 trillion in July, up $8.3 billion on June, the Monetary Authority announced today.Foreign currency assets increased $35.6 billion while Hong Kong dollar assets fell $27.3 billion.The Monetary Base increased $52.3 billion to $1.3151 trillion.Backing Assets increased $51.8 billion to $1.4098 trillion.The backing ratio decreased to 107.21%.
  • Q2 median family income $22.9k

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hong Kong's overall median monthly household income dropped to $22,900 in the second quarter of this year, down from $23,100 in the first quarter.Releasing the Quarterly Report on General Household Survey for April to June today, the Census & Statistics Department said 7.4% of domestic households had a monthly household income of $80,000 and above during the period, while 16.1% of them had less than $8,000.Median monthly employment earnings dropped to $13,000.The number of domestic households was 2,429,400, up from 2,418,100 in the first quarter.The size of the labour force was 3,872,300,…
  • New customs arrangements to start

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Hong Kong-Korea Mutual Recognition Arrangement on the Authorised Economic Operators will become operational from tomorrow, while the recognition arrangement with the Mainland will take effect from September 1 for air and sea cargo.The Customs & Excise Department respectively signed the deals in February and October, to foster closer co-operation with its counterparts in those jurisdictions and strengthen trade.Local companies accredited by the department as Authorised Economic Operators can enjoy customs facilitation, such as reduced examination or prioritised clearance, for goods…
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    news.gov.hk - Environment

  • 20 beaches rated ‘good’

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Environmental Protection Department has rated water quality at 20 beaches ‘good’, 18 fair and one ‘poor’ for this weekend.Compared to last week, Clear Water Bay First Beach changed from fair to good, while Cheung Chau Tung Wan and Golden beaches changed from good to fair.In Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan, 14 beaches were temporarily closed on August 25 and 26 as a precaution following a breakdown at the Pillar Point Sewage Treatment Works. They reopened August 27 after water samples passed safety checks.Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach in Tsuen Wan is rated good, while the other seven Tsuen Wan…
  • NT beaches reopen

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department has reopened the 14 beaches in Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan after they passed water quality tests.The Environmental Protection Department today confirmed water quality at the beaches is now suitable for swimming.The beaches were temporarily closed as a precaution following a fault at the Pillar Point Sewage Treatment Works on August 25.
  • Pollution triggers 14 beaches' closure

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    All 14 beaches in Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan districts have been temporarily closed for the sake of public health due to possible sewage pollution due to a Pillar Point Sewage Treatment Works malfunction.The Leisure & Cultural Services Department has posted notices at these beaches and advises people not to swim at them during the closure period.The Environmental Protection Department will take water samples from the beaches for analysis, and the beaches will be re-opened when the test results fall within acceptable levels.The 14 affected beaches are Butterfly, Castle Peak, Kadoorie,…
  • Tree management meeting held

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Development Bureau's Tree Management Office today held a meeting with the arboriculture trade to discuss tree management.The bureau's Head of Greening, Landscape & Tree Management Kathy Ng and the office's head Dr Lawrence Chau attended the meeting with 16 representatives from the trade.They agreed it is necessary to consolidate data on professionals in the field for public reference.The bureau maintains the List of Approved Specialist Contractors for Landscape Works.The bureau said there are local and overseas tree management professionals and organisations providing tree maintenance…
  • 21 beaches rated ‘good’

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Environmental Protection Department has rated water quality at 21 beaches ‘good’, 17 ‘fair’ and one ‘poor’ for this weekend.Compared to last week, Casam, Hoi Mei Wan, Lido and Middle Bay Beaches changed from good to fair, while Pui O Beach was upgraded to poor from very poor on August 20.The department said the changes are generally within the normal fluctuation range of the beaches’ bacteriological water quality.Click here for details.
 
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  • the police

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    My first interaction with a police officer happened during my first year living in the United States when our class was visited by the D.A.R.E. program. While I always remembered their slogan, D.A.R.E. to keep kids off drugs, I never actually thought about what D.A.R.E. stood for (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). I also don't recall learning anything about drug resistance but even at the tender age of ten I was a cynic and repeating catchy phrases didn't sway me to believe. What I do remember is that the officer was young and friendly, and his props were a police horse (who had a racing…
  • return of the caveman

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:43 am
    SB arrived with a full beard and smelling like someone who had been traveling for almost exactly 24 hours. In typical SB fashion, he left his shoes in the middle of the floor at the entry and proceeded to make a grand mess unloading his gear without actually putting anything away. Then he greeted the very eager Tippy (she was so eager that she left me a half dollar sized spot of piddle to clean up) and a shocked Elsie, who kept staring at his bushy beard while wagging frantically. Eventually he greeted me. We had dinner and he mumbled a few incoherent statements. Then I remembered that he is…
  • sweetness

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:08 pm
    SB is coming home tonight. I am overjoyed. He has been gone for a month before but it never has hit me - this missing him stuff - like this time. I wonder if it is because of the pups; I have been sharing daily antics with him and wishing that he was here to observe Elsie's ridiculousness or Tippy's desperation. Every morning I scramble to force Tippy to eat her breakfast when she would rather get cuddled, while also trying to keep the ever food motivated Elsie from sneaking in to finish Tippy's meal. Elsie's latest plot is to crouch her upper body while her behind is straight up in the air…
  • some things

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    SB is now at the Colorado portion of his summer trip. He finished up New York City leg, then spent a couple of weeks in the Adirondacks growing a beard, then camping in Utah and growing more beard, and now he is passing through Boulder and Denver. He thinks of himself as from Colorado though his residency ended earlier than preferred when his parents divorced and he ended up in boarding school.He was thrilled to be back. He stayed with the family that lived next door to him, whose daughter is still one of his best friends, as well as caught up with fellow classmates from Colorado Academy who…
  • water dogs

    17 Aug 2014 | 4:51 am
    I thought long and hard about getting the pups saddle bags but ultimately decided against it because of worries that they would get caught in underbrush. Don't tell Tippy and Elsie that I said this but they are not so big. They have great fun wriggling into small spaces on our walks and I would prefer not to wriggle after them to retrieve some hung up saddle bags. And so this is how yet again I gasped and grunted behind the frolicking pair as we hiked seven kilometers to Stanley.  Once at the beach I rented a paddle board and threw the unsuspecting pair on board. Both were nervous but…
 
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  • ICAC Ask for More Time in Jimmy Lai Probe

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    We've not yet been told what has been planted and where
  • A Chink in the Mail?

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    While that bastion of common sense, fairness and lack of bigotry, the Daily Mail, calls for Malkay Mackay (the man who almost managed for Scottish football what Neville Neville managed for English) to be punished for sending text messages calling his chairman Vincent Tan a 'chink', and taking the mickey out of Jewish agents and black footballers, by being banned from football for a year and being forced to read the Daily Mail, the real question remains unanswered. What gives anyone the right to be reading private and confidential communications from Mackay to a friend, let alone to be…
  • Thomas Kwok Clarifies Comments about Ma Wan Development

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    No, no, what I said was that I was passionately committed to prophets- Noah, Baal, Mammon, the whole Old Testament crowd.
  • Rafael Hui Denies Soliciting the Powerful

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    I'm not here to pray - just waiting for the collection plate to come round
  • Unco indeed!

    16 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    As avid readers of this blog will know, I’m a dedicated follower of the musings of David Eldon, who was until about ten years ago chairman of HSBC. Having just got around to reading his recent ruminations, my attention was caught by his equation of those who draw salaries and bonuses as bankers with those who run a business. I had scarcely recovered from the novelty and daring of this idea when I was almost reduced to tears by his plea to whomever it might concern to sort out world terrorism (distinguished from rather than including the banking industry, in case you were wondering). I…
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    Hong Kong Food Blog

  • Universal Seafood Dinner

    Anna
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    This 8-course seafood dinner is very attractive in terms of food and price. Only HK$288 (US$36.9) per person.  It's very delicate, well present and of course very yummy.  Now let see how universal it is.Chilled South Africa Abalone Cantonese believe the best way to eat abalone is to eat it as a whole.  6-head is kind of size reference.  I think it means 6 abalones per catty.  Rarely people eat it chilled, but this one is very well done, al dente and delicious.Italian Balsamic JellyfishJellyfish served with black fungi and cucumber, good combination.  Very…
  • Economic Seafood Set

    Anna
    14 Jun 2014 | 12:02 am
    Hong Kong people love seafood.  As a local Hong Kong Cantonese, I'm no exception.  You may think that seafood is expensive.  Well!  In a way it is.  But if you know Hong Kong well enough, you may be able to eat good quality seafood at reasonable prices.Forget about Li Yue Mun, Aberdeen...forget about 5-star restaurants...those are places you pay a lot of money.  In fact there are many mid to small size restaurants within the city of Hong Kong where you pay much less money for fresh seafood.The Economic Seafood Set that I have today is only HK$388 for two.
  • Sichuan Hot Pot Set for 2

    Anna
    22 May 2014 | 7:38 am
    Hot Pot meal is good for people who enjoy spending time around the dining table. It is relaxing and fun, however keeps you busy though in doing the cooking yourself.Over the Easter holidays, I found a Sichuan restaurant with attractive holiday lunch sets.  So after the set lunch, we went to try out the hot pot set.  It was equally good.The booth we had was very spacious and comfortable for two.  There was no real fire.  The hot pot was set on an electric stove.  We were offered a small side table to ensure that our main dining table won't be too messy.As for soup…
  • Classic Hong Kong Cantonese Noodle Snacks

    Anna
    12 May 2014 | 6:31 am
    If you've been in Hong Kong long enough, you may have come across many local Cantonese saying 'let's go do a bowl of wanton noodle'.  In fact, noodle is a very important part of Hong Kong Cantonese cuisine.  You can eat it as an afternoon treat or as a casual light meal.There are many combinations.  Tonight I've opt for a Beef Tendon noodle.  This is quite a bit of a rare choice.  Why?  Chinese believe in 'eat something similar for the best of human benefit'.  Let me make it easier to understand.  If you want to eat something to benefit your brain, eat…
  • Holiday Solo Dim Sum

    Anna
    30 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    Today (21/4) is the last day of Easter Holidays.  My family went on a belated Ching Ming grave sweeping, leaving me home alone, because I was suffering from leg pain. Since I couldn't walk much, eating have been the main theme of my holiday activities. Eat well to cheer up a sick person.  Even I'm alone, I still go on a slightly luxury solo dim sum lunch to wrap up my Easter Holidays.Sportful Garden Restaurant is quite a high-end restaurant nearby my home. The food there is not bad at all, but every time they had something to upset me.Today I ordered four of their signature…
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  • The Altuzarra x Target Collection

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    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Launching for Fall/Winter 2014, the Altuzarra x Target collection puts designer Joseph Altuzarra’s sharp focus on tailoring, fit, rich-looking patterns and embroidery techniques in the spotlight. While ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Louis Vuitton Le Petite Malle Bag

    Roxanne Wentworth
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton includes the highly anticipated Le Petite Malle bag. The bag finds inspiration in Vuitton’s roots as a trunk maker, and ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Celebrity Style Watch: Kendall Jenner

    Kenny Wan
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Kendall Jenner, one of the youngest members of the Khardashian clan, definitely showed up her older sister Kim in the style stakes at the recent Teen ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Versace Limited Edition Signature Handbags for Pacific Place

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    26 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    To celebrate Pacific Place’s 25th anniversary, Versace launches its Versace for Pacific Place Limited Edition handbags collection. The collection of 25 Versace Signature handbags will be ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Works by Gutai artist Kazuo Shiraga at Axel Vervoordt Gallery

    Kenny Wan
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Axel Vervoordt Gallery is set to show works by the Gutai artist Kazuo Shiraga from  August 28 through to November 15, 2014. Shiraga is one ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
 
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  • Johnnie Walker Presents The Gentleman’s Wager starring Jude Law

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    10 Aug 2014 | 6:55 pm
    The luxury blended Scotch Whisky brand teams up with Jude Law for a cool short film. In a unique campaign for its Blue Label, Johnnie Walker has teamed up with Hollywood for a short six-minute film starring Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini. The film, The Gentleman’s Wager – directed by British director Jake Scott – revolves around the two men and a wager. Shot in The British Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and London, the story begins with both Law and Giannini sipping the blended scotch whisky on a fine, hand-crafted boat. Looking out across the ocean, Law suddenly announces…
  • Puma Launches New Line of Ultrasize Watches In Hong Kong

    James
    3 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Puma, proving bigger is sometimes better, style-wise. Metal Black Yellow – HK$950 Sports wear maker Puma has followed up its popular ULTRASIZE men’s watches with a new line aptly titled Ultrasize 2.0. The watches features simple elements, including a racing-inspired left-hand crown, modern hour and minute marks and sleek metal dial cases that are all constructed with maximum visual style. The crown is oversized to match the ULTRASIZE 50mm dial; time marks are elevated off the floor of the dial and feature a stylized ‘3’ at 15:00 and signature leaping PUMA cat logo at 12:00 and…
  • 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

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    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…
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  • Mid-Autumn Festival is on September 8, 2014

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Mid-Autumn Festival is right around the corner and the colorful lanterns will start popping up soon by the end of this month. The Tsim Sha Tsui Thematic Lantern Exhibition at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza starts in two weeks on August 28, 2014. The displays will be lit Thursdays through Sundays from August 28 until October 5, 2014. This year's theme is "The World in Colours" Don't miss it!
  • Coming Up to Hong Kong this August 2014

    5 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Here are the top Hong Kong Festivals and events for August 2014. This month features the Hong Kong Food Expo and another colorful festival, the Hungry Ghost Festival or Yue Lan with a number of traditional performances and events throughout Hong Kong.
  • 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...
 
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