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  • Police officer’s death probed

    news.gov.hk - Law & Order
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Police are investigating the death of a police officer in North Point Police Station today. It is believed that he committed suicide with his service pistol.At about 2.40am, an off-duty expatriate Chief Inspector, aged 50, attached to the Eastern District Crime Headquarters was found unconscious inside his office with gun shot wounds to his temples. He was later certified dead at the scene.The Hong Kong Island Regional Crime Unit is investigating the case and a post-mortem examination will be conducted.
  • KS Wong concludes US visit

    news.gov.hk - Environment
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for the Environment KS Wong concluded his duty visit to the United States in Seattle yesterday.Mr Wong met with the Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment’s Director Jill Simmons and Seattle City Councillor Mike O'Brien, to share ideas and strategies for achieving a sustainable urban environment.He then delivered a keynote speech during a luncheon, outlining how the Government will foster a low-carbon and liveable city.Mr Wong met the Bullitt Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer Denis Hayes, to exchange views on urban sustainability. He also toured the…
  • Ensuring conservation balance

    news.gov.hk - On The Record
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie LamConservation has always been a subject very close to my heart. Conservation is a bridge between the past and the present and a discipline where art and science converge.Similar to other international metropolises, Hong Kong is facing enormous pressure brought about by continuous economic development. Whilst we truly believe that sustainable urban development and conservation of our cultural heritage are not mutually exclusive, striking a right balance between them presents a never-ending challenge. There is escalating aspiration to conserve our cultural legacy and…
  • 2 more golds for HK

    news.gov.hk - Health & Community
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung today congratulated windsurfing athletes Cheng Kwok-fai and Hayley Chan for winning gold medals in the Mistral - Men's Windsurfer event and the RS:X - Women's Windsurfer event at the Incheon Asian Games."I am thrilled by the athletes' exceptional performance in the events. This is also a piece of great news to all Hong Kong people," Mr Leung said.He complimented Hong Kong athletes on their determination to excel, which he truly took pride in.Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing also extended his congratulations to the athletes and encouraged them to keep up their…
  • Windows 8.1

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    Chris
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    I should have known better – I had read the terrible reviews of Windows 8.  But Microsoft had responded to the criticism and improved the user interface in 8.1, hadn’t they?  Well, up to a point.  Or to put it another way:  not really - they still think they know best.      I have been using Windows since version 3.1 - back in 1992.  I did try using a Mac, but found OSX frustrating. Windows isn’t perfect but I could generally find my around, at least up till now. I suffered with Windows ME, but Microsoft must have realized what a mess they had made of that, and Windows XP came…
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    news.gov.hk - Top Story

  • Capitalising on 'One country, two systems'

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY LeungIn the past year, our country has continued to make encouraging progress and achievements in various areas. In Hong Kong, people from all walks of life have continued to work hard for the country, for Hong Kong and for themselves. To sustain our development, Hong Kong must capitalise on the combined advantages of "One Country" and "Two Systems" at the same time. Under "One Country", we enjoy the advantage of having the country as our hinterland. We have the staunch support of the country for our development, while the huge Mainland market presents us with numerous…
  • Flag raising marks 65th National Day

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung and senior government officials attended a flag raising ceremony this morning to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.About 2,500 people, including invited guests, senior government officials, and members of youth uniformed groups and community organisations, attended the ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai this morning.Many people also turned up to watch the flag raising from the designated viewing area.The Police Band, together with a mixed choir from the Diocesan Boys' School, Diocesan Girls' School and St…
  • Protest poses safety risk

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has advised protesters to consider their health and safety while participating in the Occupy Central sit-in.Speaking to the media after attending a public function today, Dr Ko said he is concerned about the protest as large gatherings of people pose a health and safety risk.With the very hot weather Hong Kong is currently experiencing, he reminded protesters to drink plenty of water to prevent heat stroke and to avoid staying directly in the sun.He said no-one wants to see any protesters or Police injured in the protest.
  • 2 more golds for HK

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung today congratulated windsurfing athletes Cheng Kwok-fai and Hayley Chan for winning gold medals in the Mistral - Men's Windsurfer event and the RS:X - Women's Windsurfer event at the Incheon Asian Games."I am thrilled by the athletes' exceptional performance in the events. This is also a piece of great news to all Hong Kong people," Mr Leung said.He complimented Hong Kong athletes on their determination to excel, which he truly took pride in.Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing also extended his congratulations to the athletes and encouraged them to keep up their…
  • Protests hindering emergency services

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Police Public Relations Branch Chief Superintendent Hui Chun-tak has urged Occupy Central protesters to take down the illegal barriers they have erected as they are blocking emergency vehicle access.Speaking at a press conference today, Mr Hui said the protesters' blockage of major thoroughfares is affecting emergency services, such as ambulances, and people’s daily lives.He said while most protesters are expressing themselves peacefully, some have erected barricades that are illegal and are causing disruptions.He also spoke on a dangerous driving incident in Mong Kok, saying Police had…
 
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    news.gov.hk - Law & Order

  • Driver dies in Tai Po car crash

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A 25-year-old driver died in a car crash in Tai Po this morning. At about 6am, the man was driving on the Tolo Highway towards Sheung Shui, but he lost control of his vehicle and rammed into the kerb near Wan Tau Tong Estate.The driver was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be rescued by firemen. He was rushed to Prince of Wales Hospital, where he later died.Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has any information can call 3661 3800.
  • Police officer’s death probed

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Police are investigating the death of a police officer in North Point Police Station today. It is believed that he committed suicide with his service pistol.At about 2.40am, an off-duty expatriate Chief Inspector, aged 50, attached to the Eastern District Crime Headquarters was found unconscious inside his office with gun shot wounds to his temples. He was later certified dead at the scene.The Hong Kong Island Regional Crime Unit is investigating the case and a post-mortem examination will be conducted.
  • Driver dies in Wan Chai crash

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
     A van crashed into a truck in Wan Chai this afternoon, killing the 62-year-old van driver.The van was travelling along Convention Avenue eastbound, and crashed into the truck near Wan Chai Ferry Pier.The unconscious driver was rushed to Ruttonjee Hospital where he later died. Witnesses should call 3661 1620.
  • Protests hindering emergency services

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Police Public Relations Branch Chief Superintendent Hui Chun-tak has urged Occupy Central protesters to take down the illegal barriers they have erected as they are blocking emergency vehicle access.Speaking at a press conference today, Mr Hui said the protesters' blockage of major thoroughfares is affecting emergency services, such as ambulances, and people’s daily lives.He said while most protesters are expressing themselves peacefully, some have erected barricades that are illegal and are causing disruptions.He also spoke on a dangerous driving incident in Mong Kok, saying Police had…
  • Protests delay fire-services response

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Occupy Central protesters blocking major roads are causing delays to emergency services, fire department officials said today.During a press briefing on the impact the protest movement has had on the city, Deputy Chief Fire Officer Leung Wai-hung noted that on September 28 and 29, only 60% to 70% of the ambulances in Central could meet the performance pledge - under which ambulances or fire services should be able to arrive at the scene within a response time of 12 minutes."I am very worried about the situation. As a provider of emergency services, every second counts. For a fire incident, a…
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    news.gov.hk - Health & Community

  • 2 more golds for HK

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung today congratulated windsurfing athletes Cheng Kwok-fai and Hayley Chan for winning gold medals in the Mistral - Men's Windsurfer event and the RS:X - Women's Windsurfer event at the Incheon Asian Games."I am thrilled by the athletes' exceptional performance in the events. This is also a piece of great news to all Hong Kong people," Mr Leung said.He complimented Hong Kong athletes on their determination to excel, which he truly took pride in.Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing also extended his congratulations to the athletes and encouraged them to keep up their…
  • Flu vaccination campaign to start

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Vaccination Subsidy Schemes 2014-15 campaign will start on October 6 to promote seasonal influenza vaccination.Briefing reporters on the campaign today, Centre for Health Protection Controller Dr Leung Ting-hung said there are two vaccination programmes in the scheme.The first is the Government's vaccination subsidy schemes for childhood and elderly influenza shots.Children aged six months to less than six years old, and people aged 65 years or more, can receive subsidised vaccinations from doctors enrolled in the Government's vaccination subsidy schemes, from October 6.The subsidy in the…
  • Rent subsidy re-launched

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Community Care Fund today announced arrangements for re-launching a subsidy programme for welfare recipients living in rented private housing.The Subsidy for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Recipients Living in Rented Private Housing programme was first launched in October 2011, and then in September 2013.As at July 1, 2014, beneficiaries should be tenants in private flats receiving CSSA that are paying rent which exceeds the maximum rent allowance under the welfare scheme.The Social Welfare Department will identify eligible households based on the rental information they have…
  • Dengue vigilance urged

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Centre for Health Protection Controller Dr Leung Ting-hung has urged people to be on the alert against Dengue fever following increasing cases in neighbouring areas.Briefing reporters on the latest situation today, Dr Leung said there have been 10,000 Dengue fever cases in Guangdong this year while Taiwan has recorded more than 3,000.There have been 68 cases of the disease in Hong Kong so far this year - all imported.Dr Leung reminded people to protect themselves against mosquitoes by wearing long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and to use insect repellent when travelling.The Interdepartmental…
  • National Day fireworks cancelled

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department announces that the National Day Fireworks Display scheduled for Victoria Harbour on October 1 at 8pm will be cancelled.The department anticipated main access roads leading to hot spots for viewing the fireworks display may continue to be seriously affected by protests, and it made the decision in consideration of public transport arrangements and public safety.
 
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    news.gov.hk - Admin & Civic Affairs

  • Flag raising marks 65th National Day

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung and senior government officials attended a flag raising ceremony this morning to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.About 2,500 people, including invited guests, senior government officials, and members of youth uniformed groups and community organisations, attended the ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai this morning.Many people also turned up to watch the flag raising from the designated viewing area.The Police Band, together with a mixed choir from the Diocesan Boys' School, Diocesan Girls' School and St…
  • CE urges protest stoppage

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung today urged Occupy Central organisers to end the protest immediately.Speaking ahead of the Executive Council meeting, Mr Leung said the movement has been affecting people's daily lives.Some major roads were blocked by the protesters and that has disrupted emergency fire and ambulance services over the past few few days, Mr Leung added.He also expects the protest to last for quite a long time, which will impact the city's economic development and its international reputation.Mr Leung reiterated that the Government respected the people's rights to express their views,…
  • Protest poses safety risk

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has advised protesters to consider their health and safety while participating in the Occupy Central sit-in.Speaking to the media after attending a public function today, Dr Ko said he is concerned about the protest as large gatherings of people pose a health and safety risk.With the very hot weather Hong Kong is currently experiencing, he reminded protesters to drink plenty of water to prevent heat stroke and to avoid staying directly in the sun.He said no-one wants to see any protesters or Police injured in the protest.
  • NPCSC decision cannot be changed: CE

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Occupy Central organisers and participants are urged to consider Hong Kong's future as an illegal gathering won't force Beijing to back down on political reform, Chief Executive CY Leung says.Speaking to the media before today's Executive Council meeting, Mr Leung stressed that, according to the Basic Law, the Legislative Council, the Chief Executive and the National People's Congress Standing Committee have the right to decide how the Chief Executive should be elected.Mr Leung added that he understands the NPC Standing Committee's decision may not offer the kind of electoral method some…
  • CE rejects online rumour

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    There is no need for the Government to ask for help from the People's Liberation Army in handling the Occupy Central movement, Chief Executive CY Leung reiterated today.Mr Leung rejected this rumour which has been circulating online in recent days, and urged people not to believe this misinformation, nor to recirculate it.The Hong Kong Police force is professional and capable, he stressed, adding he is confident that the force can handle the protests.
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    news.gov.hk - On The Record

  • Capitalising on 'One country, two systems'

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY LeungIn the past year, our country has continued to make encouraging progress and achievements in various areas. In Hong Kong, people from all walks of life have continued to work hard for the country, for Hong Kong and for themselves. To sustain our development, Hong Kong must capitalise on the combined advantages of "One Country" and "Two Systems" at the same time. Under "One Country", we enjoy the advantage of having the country as our hinterland. We have the staunch support of the country for our development, while the huge Mainland market presents us with numerous…
  • Unlawful occupation opposed

    27 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY LeungI and my Government have all along been listening attentively to the views of the members of public. The public are encouraged to express their aspirations peacefully, rationally and lawfully, and to respect and accommodate different views in the society.The HKSAR Government is resolute in opposing the unlawful occupation actions by "Occupy Central". The Police shall continue to handle the situation in accordance with the law.NPCSC's (Standing Committee of the National People's Congress) decision on Hong Kong's constitutional development has been made in strict…
  • Science Park links R&D, industry

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John TsangSteve Jobs once said in response for a question on the power of technology, he said, "Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have faith in people, that they're basically good and smart and, if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them."From the very beginning, I am delighted to say that the Science Park development has been blessed with smart people doing wonderful things.Just this year, five technology companies based in the Science Park won gold medals at the 42nd International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, including four…
  • Paradigm shift in banking underway

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John TsangIf there is one single word most frequently spoken by bankers nowadays, it must be "compliance". I understand quite well that compliance requirements and compliance costs are increasing. But all the new requirements come with good reasons.I urge you to look at compliance efforts, not so much as costly burdens, but as possible edges and sensible investments that will contribute to greater customer confidence and higher credit ratings.The global regulatory norms of late have tended to lean towards further tightening of regulations in the banking sector, especially…
  • Ensuring conservation balance

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie LamConservation has always been a subject very close to my heart. Conservation is a bridge between the past and the present and a discipline where art and science converge.Similar to other international metropolises, Hong Kong is facing enormous pressure brought about by continuous economic development. Whilst we truly believe that sustainable urban development and conservation of our cultural heritage are not mutually exclusive, striking a right balance between them presents a never-ending challenge. There is escalating aspiration to conserve our cultural legacy and…
 
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  • World News Update, what you need to know

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:18 pm
    RESEARCHERS say the strongest individual risk factor in women who develop gestational diabetes is being overweight or obese before pregnancy. ELK in the Grand Canyon have been helping themselves at water stations meant for hikers, forcing management to change the taps.
  • Editorial: Umbrella revolution

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    THE yellow ribbon has found its match as a symbol of protest. To it, thousands of Hong Kong residents have added the everyday umbrella.
  • Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    Thousands of protesters blocked Hong Kong's main roads for the second night on Monday, demanding greater democracy. More than half a million Hong Kong residents vote on how they would like to elect their future leaders in an unofficial poll Beijing has called illegal.
  • Hong Kong's march of youthful idealism

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Medical students were among the 13,000 students who boycotted classes last week at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Students have been at the forefront of the ongoing and deeply polarising battle for constitutional reform.
  • Emil Leung has been appointed Area General Manager at China World Hotel in Beijing

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts 28/F Kerry Centre, 683 King's Road, Quarry Bay Hong Kong, Hong Kong Phone: 2599 3000 Fax: 2599 3131 Visit Website Mr. Emil Leung has been appointed area general manager of China World Hotel, Beijing and will be responsible for the whole operations and services of three hotels, including China World Hotel, Beijing; China World Summit Wing, Beijing and Traders Hotel, Beijing. Mr. Leung has more than 20 years of management experience.
 
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    news.gov.hk - City Life

  • Seniors to dramatise life stories

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Senior citizens from Tai O, Sham Shui Po and Kwun Tong will perform a collection of life stories called Our Community in Silhouette  on November 15.The dramas are part of the Community Oral History Theatre Project, which gathers the personal experiences and recollections of senior citizens through workshops and provides an opportunity for them to act out their stories on stage.The show will be performed in Cantonese and starts at 3pm, at City Hall. Tickets are priced at $100, $80 and $60 and are available from Urbtix.Click here for details.
  • Tong sculptures hold seductive allure

    27 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Late Hong Kong artist Tong King-sum had a penchant for art from a young age. At the age of 31, he branched out into sculpture, demonstrating his immense talent and interest in wood carving in his debut piece.Tong created tactile wooden works that induce in the viewer an urge to touch them. The Hong Kong Museum of Art is now featuring 23 of them in an exhibition to pay tribute to the craftsman, titled Tempting Touch.Museum curator Maria Mok says the bold title highlights Tong’s ingenuity in creating works that entice the viewer to want to touch them.“It kind of represents the artistic…
  • Star Hoppers mobile app launched

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Space Museum has launched a free mobile application Star Hoppers, which integrates Chinese and Western star charts with information on astronomical events and related activities.With its audio recordings and other features, users can identify celestial objects and constellations with their mobile phones or tablets and listen to related stories.The app helps users identify celestial objects and constellations at any location with a real-time digital star chart. It can also identify celestial objects and constellations on the screen instantly when a user points the camera of their device…
  • Cinematic Theatre to present new work

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Local group Cinematic Theatre will present its new production Informer this November, in which a complicated incest case unfolds with four unsettling monologues.The drama is set in a pent-up middle-class family, exposing the frustration and sense of impotence that some Hong Kong people feel today, the youths’ restless and rebellious acts, and the impact social pressures have on families that struggle to stay together.Informer is written by Pong Shi-kit and directed by Lo Ching-man. The cast includes Andy Ng, Ceci Chan, Ip Ka-yan and Law Chung-kin.It will be staged at 8pm on November 14 and…
  • Playwright scheme to launch

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Prospect Theatre's annual Playwright Scheme will showcase the new works of 22 playwrights from various places, including the Mainland and Hong Kong.The programme, to be launched in late October, includes a reading session, a seminar and theatre performances.Tickets are available at URBTIX.
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    news.gov.hk - Business & Finance

  • Financial markets stable: FS

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John Tsang said today that Hong Kong's stock market, foreign exchange market and financial system have continued to function normally."As today is the quarter end and it will be followed by two holidays, the Monetary Authority has made preparations to inject Hong Kong dollar and renminbi liquidity into the banking system as and when necessary," Mr Tsang said.On the whole, the financial market and the banking system are operating smoothly. The Hong Kong dollar exchange rate remains generally steady and the foreign exchange market is operating as usual. There is ample…
  • Insurance premiums up 13.7%

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hong Kong insurance industry total gross premiums in 2013 amounted to $299.5 billion, up 13.7% over 2012, the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance announced today.Long-term insurance business premiums amounted to $88.8 billion, up 17.9%.Both Individual Life (Non-Linked) business and Individual Life (Linked) business recorded premium growth, with the former's new office premiums increasing 19.7% to $69.6 billion and the latter increasing 11.8% to $19.1 billion. Total new policies fell 3.8% to 1,028,724.For in-force business, $257.7 billion in total office premiums was recorded, up 15%. The…
  • Financial system running smoothly

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The banking system and financial market functioned normally, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority reported today.The Hong Kong dollar eased somewhat, to close at 7.7697 per US dollar during New York trade last night, but slightly strengthened to the 7.765 level when the Hong Kong market opened today.Trading has been normal, the authority said. There is ample liquidity in the banking system, interbank rates are at levels similar to last week, the Real Time Gross Settlement systems and the Central Moneymarkets Unit operated normally, and the four settlement systems - Hong Kong dollar, renminbi, US…
  • $34.2b deficit recorded

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Government expenditure for the five months ending August 31 amounted to $153.3 billion, with revenue of $119.1 billion, resulting in a net deficit of $34.2 billion, the Financial Services & the Treasury Bureau announced today.Fiscal reserves stood at $711.9 billion as at August 31.
  • Banking system core functions maintained

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    To maintain the banking system’s core function normal operation in view of the public order situation in Central and some other areas, the Monetary Authority and affected banks activated business continuity plans this morning.According to reports the authority received from banks at 7am today, 29 branches, offices or ATMs of 17 banks are affected and will be closed temporarily until further notice. The authority and the banks will closely monitor any developments.The Hong Kong interbank markets and the Currency Board mechanism will function normally to maintain the Hong Kong dollar exchange…
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    news.gov.hk - Environment

  • Man fined for importing turtles

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A 27-year-old man was fined $180,000 at Tsuen Wan Magistracy today for the illegal import of endangered species, the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department says.He was prosecuted by the department after he brought 358 black pond turtles and 266 Indian roofed turtles into Hong Kong from Jakarta on August 29.Both species are listed in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora.The turtles are being temporarily kept at Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, which will find suitable placement options for them in accordance with…
  • KS Wong concludes US visit

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for the Environment KS Wong concluded his duty visit to the United States in Seattle yesterday.Mr Wong met with the Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment’s Director Jill Simmons and Seattle City Councillor Mike O'Brien, to share ideas and strategies for achieving a sustainable urban environment.He then delivered a keynote speech during a luncheon, outlining how the Government will foster a low-carbon and liveable city.Mr Wong met the Bullitt Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer Denis Hayes, to exchange views on urban sustainability. He also toured the…
  • KS Wong meets Washington officials

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for the Environment KS Wong met with senior officials in Washington, DC, yesterday to discuss green building development and air pollution issues.Mr Wong met US Green Building Council Vice President of International Operations Jennivine Kwan to talk about policies and initiatives to facilitate green building development.He then paid a visit to US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to discuss air pollution monitoring, regional air quality and marine port emissions.Mr Wong's next stop is Seattle.
  • District cooling charges set

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The District Cooling Services Bill was gazetted today to set the charges for using district cooling services at the Kai Tak Development.The district cooling system is an energy-efficient air-conditioning system and is a major infrastructure facility supporting the sustainable and environmentally-friendly development at Kai Tak.The system uses 35% less power than traditional air-cooled air-conditioning systems, and 20% less electricity compared to individual water-cooled air-conditioning systems using cooling towers.It will cover about 1.73 million square metres of non-domestic air-conditioned…
  • HK, Seoul boost air quality ties

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hong Kong and Seoul today signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance collaboration in improving air quality.The memorandum was signed in the Korean capital by Deputy Director of Environmental Protection Andrew Lai and Seoul's Climate & Air Quality Management Division Director Choi Young-soo after the 2014 Seoul International Forum on Air Quality Improvement.The cities will boost co-operation in improving air quality, including real-time exchange of air quality data, sharing air quality management practices, and arranging topical seminars and studies.
 
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    About.com Hong Kong/Macau Travel: Most Popular Articles

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    30 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    The Dim Sum joint of choice for Hong Kong’s tourists we review the food at Maxim’s Palace City Hall.
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    30 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    Guangzhou Airport – Guide to bus, train and ferry connections from Guangzhou Airport to central Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
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    30 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    What country is Hong Kong in, you’ll hear the city is its own city country, that its part of China and, for those who’ve been sleeping for the past ten years, a colony of Britain. From laws and politics to borders and visas, we tell you exactly what country Hong Kong is in.
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    30 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    From the skyscrapers to the skyline, these are the top ten Hong Kong sights you need to tick off
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    30 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    The best way to travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen is by using the MTR subway. Our step by step guide to travelling by subway from Hong Kong to Shenzhen covers the where, when and how much.
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    Gregory 河國榮 Dare to dream

  • Instagram: 趕住在九龍灣展貿中心開檔不過將軍…

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    6 Sep 2014 | 8:25 pm
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    4 Sep 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 開檔!九龍灣展貿中心 Open … 開檔!九龍灣展貿中心 Open for business. Kowloon Bay's E-MAX shopping centre. gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    4 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
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    3 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 今晚去看幾位天后 的演唱會 :-… 今晚去看幾位天后 的演唱會 :-) Going to a concert tonight featuring 4 of Asia's best female pop artistes. gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    Beneath the Peak

  • Presentations

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    On Tuesday, I spoke on a panel discussion about buying property in the United States organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. The event, which  featured Jennifer Anderson from KPMG and Sam Van Horebeek from East-West Property Advisors, drew a full house. You can listen to my presentation and read a transcript here. On October 16, I will be in Tokyo making a presentation to the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce about buying property across international borders.  Full details and registration here. I will be making another presentation during my Tokyo trip.
  • Landed Global in the Financial Times

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:11 pm
    I have written a three-part series for the Financial Times about buying property across international borders. You can read the first installment here.
  • 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.
 
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  • Windows 8.1

    Chris
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    I should have known better – I had read the terrible reviews of Windows 8.  But Microsoft had responded to the criticism and improved the user interface in 8.1, hadn’t they?  Well, up to a point.  Or to put it another way:  not really - they still think they know best.      I have been using Windows since version 3.1 - back in 1992.  I did try using a Mac, but found OSX frustrating. Windows isn’t perfect but I could generally find my around, at least up till now. I suffered with Windows ME, but Microsoft must have realized what a mess they had made of that, and Windows XP came…
  • Hong Kong people love typhoons

    Chris
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Mike Rowse seems to be a rare dose of common sense on the opinion pages of the SCMP, and today his subject is the craziness that descends on the city when there’s a bit of rain and some strong winds: T8 typhoon signal is no holiday Joy at time off thanks to weather is misguided - and just where was the weather anyway? Mike Rowse After reviewing recent events, I have concluded I may be going slightly crazy. That is not as bad as it sounds, because I am not alone. Take this matter of the typhoon that passed by this week. As soon as the news spread that the No8 storm signal was likely to go up…
  • You want woofers and tweeters???

    Chris
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    Feeling like a massive idiot… I went to buy a cable to connect an internal hard disk.  Asked for a power cable, then I didn’t know whether it was SATA or not.  Turned out that I already have the power cable and what I need is a data cable.  Doh!
  • BBC Knowledge HD

    Chris
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    Finally, finally, the BBC is offering an HD channel in Asia.  Rather than a BBC HD channel, they have converted BBC Knowledge to HD (at least on PCCW’s Now TV).  Watching something like Africa in HD is a totally different experience to the rather poor quality murkyvision we have had to suffer up until now (though, yes, it has been shown on HD by TVB).    
  • Yes I'm still here

    Chris
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:36 am
    Kudos to Spike, who is writing his life story (I'm so Smart).  I first read his old blog when he was being magnificently indiscrete about his life as a typical expat in Hong Kong - without taking much effort to disguise his identity.  That had to stop, but I seem to recall that for a while his blog continued by invitation only, and then (wisely) he deleted it completely.   Then he settled down and restarted his blog - Hongkie Town in case you didn't follow the link above - and it is one of the few that I still read.   I have deliberately never written about my life, and I am…
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    sketches from the other side

  • and it might be ironic

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    Reporters prevented from entering China to report bad news were stuck waiting for visas in Hong Kong. Bad news was reported. Does anyone else have a contribution to share regarding the law of unintended consequences in action?
  • more things that make you go hmmm

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:51 pm
    After watching public reaction around the world to police forces using tear gas on peaceful protesters, even someone as admittedly politically ignorant as myself can manage to draw an obvious conclusion.Don't deploy tear gas on peaceful protesters.But someone even more politically idiotic than me did not arrive at the same conclusion. This person may have said to himself, "But this situation is completely different than what happened in (insert any of the multiple examples of what happened when police tear gassed students), because reasons."And so the police fired off tear gas at the…
  • Occupy Central

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    Unless you are here, it is difficult to imagine what thousands of protesters look like, and we are nowhere near the epicenter. That area has been blocked off for a while. People trying to join the protests were queued up peacefully at side streets, highway crossings, and backed up on the stairs of Admiralty station. This is one of our less impressive pictures but we didn't want to upload any that showed faces. At this point in the day people started entering the highway in attempts to reach the protest. They want choice. They want the freedoms that were promised.  They want to be heard.
  • exceptional

    24 Sep 2014 | 1:36 am
    A few years ago I listened to a discussion regarding the exciting and sweeping changes to history textbooks that were being put into practice by the Texas Board of Education. It was exciting as in got my blood pressure to rise to literally dizzying heights. The new curriculum presented a revisionist version of the founding of the United States that purported her to be created as a distinctly Christian nation "chosen by God as a beacon to the world." As Thomas Jefferson's historical papers clearly showed him to strongly advocate for clear separation between church and state, the Texas Board of…
  • walk this way

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Now, this is something that China has gotten right:Special pedestrian lanes for people using their mobile devices.Source: Wall Street Journal, ChinaI especially enjoy the disclaimer to walk in this lane at your own risk.I have lost count of how many times I have been trapped walking behind a couple of slow moving individuals who are watching movies or playing games. I even ran into one on a jogging path at the Happy Valley Recreation Ground last Saturday. He was not jogging.If Hong Kong were to adopt such lanes, they should also include couples who hold hands and form impenetrable barriers…
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    ulaca

  • CY Leung Gives Reason for Withdrawing Riot Police

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    There was a little confusion - half of them thought they were supposed to be controlling a riot, the other half that they were meant to be having a riot
  • CY Leung Dismisses Minibus and Taxi Blockade Comparisons

    28 Sep 2014 | 7:51 pm
     We all need to remember that blockades of the roads by taxis and minibuses are completely different. They are run by triads, and the triads have tradionally enjoyed a close working relationship with the Chinese government
  • Hong Kong Police Explain Need for Full-length Riot Shelds

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    We must be ready to protect ourselves from the rocks that our plain-clothed colleagues may throw at us
  • SCMP Puts Latest Gaffe down to Too Much Wanking*

    24 Sep 2014 | 11:36 pm
    A headline in today's SCMP online: 'Women's low sex drive blamed for falling birth rate' The article begins: 'Lack of a satisfactory sex life among women has been singled out as a reason for Hong Kong's low fertility rate.' A woman's sex drive is her urge to seek satisfaction of her sexual needs. A woman's sex life is her sexual activity and relationships considered in toto. They are different.Like this:and this:are different.Got it now? * Well, it's also got something to do with sex.
  • Mata Offers Advice to Rooney

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:07 pm
    There's no need to put your 'and in front of your face. No one can understand you anyway.
 
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    跑馬地 - The Valley

  • Crossfit Cavaliers, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

    Paul B
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    While my wife scrambles for a Kowloon taxi, I have a peek inside the new gym that has setup at street level in the Winner Building. I must say, to setup a fitness centre in a prime retail shop (right opposite the tram terminus) seems quite ballsy. I like their style and hope they crush it.The lady who hands me a flyer is a good advertisement for them: she's ripped and has better arms than Michelle Obama! When I suggest I join a FunFit session she lets me down gently, "sorry, for ladies only." I'm not sure I'm tough enough for their 5;30am CrossFit session, though.Anyway, it's nice to see some…
  • "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…
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    Hong Kong Food Blog

  • Huaiyang Cuisine in Hong Kong

    Anna
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Just found a brand new Huaiyang restaurant in Hong and tried it out. It was a combination of delicacy and yummy food.Dinner at Empire City HuaiyangIf you're not too hungry, but have a lot of time and money to spend, this is an ideal place.  Dishes were delicately presented, in relatively small portion however extremely long delivery time.  Going through their menu, the dishes are quite mild, I mean not too spicy, very close to the taste of Hong Kong Cantonese.Sliced Mushroom (HK$75) 蔬衣麻菇 These two starters took only 5 minutes to get onto our table.  But…
  • Mid Autumn Festival - Hong Kong 2014

    Anna
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    I have a day off today as it is the day after Mid Autumn Festival. In tradition, Chinese celebrate the festival in three phases - Welcoming the Moon (August 14th), Admiring the Moon (August 15th) and Chasing the Moon (August 16th).We used to have holiday on the Festival day, ie. 15th, but somehow the former colonial government said people admire the moon at night, they can still work in the day.  However people sleep late after admiring the moon, the following day became a holiday. And this has been practicing after the handover through now.The Mid Autumn Festival is all about the moon,…
  • 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…
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    ButterBoom

  • Your Skin’s Future: Younger and Better with SHISEIDO FUTURE SOLUTION LX

    SC
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    Who wouldn’t want skin that is healthy, radiant and most importantly, youthful looking? With SHISEIDO’s premium skincare range, FUTURE SOLUTION LX, the solution rests in your ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Designer Profile: Melissa Bui

    Kenny Wan
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Melissa Bui does not really like to call herself a “designer” but more an artistic storyteller – and you’ll understand why when you see her collections.  ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Why Flowers Are So Splendid Exhibition at Platform China

    Kenny Wan
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Platform China (HK) is showing works by Chinese artist Lou Shenyi, from now till November 17 in the exhibition titled Why Flowers Are So Splendid. Lou shares with the ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Tory Burch Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

    Roxanne Wentworth
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Tory Burch‘s SS15 collection was an upbeat and enthusiastic addition to Fashion Week. The unapologetically positive range, filled with vibrantly pattered printed pieces cut in flattering ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Screensaver Exhibition at Gallery Exit

    Kenny Wan
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Gallery Exit is showing works by local artist Luke Ching Chin-Wai in an exhibition titled Screensaver.  The show is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong in the ... SEE MORE This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
 
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    NeonPunch

  • Gucci Reveals its Latest Fragrance, Gucci Première Eau de Toilette

    SC
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    The women’s fragrance is a subtle version of its popular Eau de Parfum edition. Gucci Première Eau de Toilette is a lighter and more delicate scent than the Eau de Parfum editionThe fragrance incorporates notes of radiant flowers and citrus like orange blossom, freesia, jasmine sambac, and Bulgarian rose with muskier notes of leather and patchouli for a feminine and modern fragrance. The scent takes inspiration from the Gucci Première couture collection that debuted four years ago at the Cannes Film Festival and featured luxurious evening gowns specially designed for top…
  • Johnnie Walker Presents The Gentleman’s Wager starring Jude Law

    SC
    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

    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…
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    Hong Kong Travel Blog

  • Mid Autumn Festival 2014

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    It was the Mid Autumn Festival (August 15th in Chinese Calendar) yesterday, one of the most important festivals in Chinese culture. In tradition, Chinese celebrate the festival in three phases - Welcoming the Moon (August 14th), Admiring the Moon (August 15th) and Chasing the Moon (August 16th).In Hong Kong, the public holiday falls on the Moon Chasing day.  It used to be on the Festival day, ie. 15th, but somehow the former colonial government said people admire the moon at night, they can still work in the day.  However people sleep late after admiring the moon, the following day…
  • 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…
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    Hong Kong Digital PhotoVision

  • Typhoon Kalmaegi Strong Wind Signal No. 3 between 10 am and noon

    hkdigit
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Categories: Hong Kong Weather HONG KONG – 16 September, 2014 – The No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal is in force. This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Typhoon Kalmaegi Signal No. 8 Issued

    hkdigit
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Categories: Hong Kong Weather 15 September, 2014 – Hong Kong The No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal was issued at 10:30 p.m. This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Typhoon Kalmaegi Signal Number 8 will be raised

    hkdigit
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    Categories: Hong Kong Weather 15 September, 2014 – The Hong Kong Observatory announces that the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 8 is expected to be issued at or before 10:40 p.m.... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Typhoon Kalmaegi No. 3 Strong Wind Signal in force

    hkdigit
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    Categories: Hong Kong Weather Hong Kong – 15 September, 2014 – The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 was issued at 12:40 p.m. This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Typhoon Kalmaegi Standby Signal No. 1 is in force

    hkdigit
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:59 am
    Categories: Hong Kong Weather Hong Kong : 14 September, 2014 – The Standby Signal, No. 1, was issued at 11:35 p.m. This means that a tropical cyclone now centred within about 800 kilometres... 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?

  • National Day Fireworks on October 1, 2014 Cancelled

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    The 2014 National Day Fireworks on October 1st, 2014 have been cancelled in view of the latest situation and due to public safety considerations. Here's the official statement from the HK Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
  • Hong Kong National Day Fireworks - October 1st, 2014

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hong Kong National Day marks the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1st, 1949 and is celebrated with a magnificent fireworks display over Victoria Harbour. When?: October 1, 2014, 8:00 p.m. and will last for approximately 23 minutes Where?: Victoria Harbour How Much?: FREE!
  • Hong Kong Halloween Celebrations 2014 Are Underway!

    23 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    The ghostly decorations and waves of orange pumpkins, skeletons and vampires are making their way into the shopping centers and the theme parks in the territory. Villains, ghosts and goblins are already making the rounds. There are many events, parties, and parades centered around Halloween this year, Fright Dome Las Vegas, touted as one of the top five scariest attractions in America is coming to Hong Kong. Check out some of the highlights of this season!
  • Hong Kong Commnications

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    About Hong Kong Commnications and staying connected while traveling: internet, sim cards, wi-fi, will my mobile phone from home work...
  • Come "Paint the Night" at Disney's Newest ParadeIt's just sheer magic... Coming October 1, 2014

    13 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Absolutely fantastic... "Paint the Night Parade is Disney's latest dose of magic that brings technology and creativity together for a stunning 18-minute show along Main Street USA. So what is"Paint the Night" about? It's about dazzling lights and colours, gorgeous shimmering costumes, state-of-the-art floats and over 80 glowing performers, all perfectly coreographed to typical Disney catchy tunes, and oh yes, interactive features that allow the public to change the colour of the cast members costumes... yes, you really get to "Paint the Night"!
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