16 November 2019

Editor Choice

  • Passengers pack a MTR train. A Chinese merchant reportedly lost HK$500,000 to robbers on the MTR on Monday. Photo: HKEJ, MTR's facebook

    Man loses HK$500,000 on MTR as robbers vomit and clean up

    Aug 5, 2014 1:00pm
    Have you ever paid HK$500,000 (US$64,267) for a subway ticket in Hong Kong? That, unfortunately, was the cost of a MTR journey for a hapless Chinese merchant. The merchant, surnamed Chen, 34, had exchanged HK$500,000 on Des Voeux Road Central at noon on...
  • An attendant inspects the damage (left photo). Another makes the escalator off-limits to passengers. Photos: HKEJ

    MTR escalator mishap down to a shoe

    - Aug 4, 2014 6:52pm
    As public service announcements go, Hong Kong’s mass transit railway operator is up there with the most persistent. Passengers are continually warned to mind the platform gap, watch their step and not to board the train...
  • HMVideal will reopen its doors on Friday after undergoing a HK$10 million renovation. Photo: EJ Insight

    HMV reinvents self to grow in YouTube era

    Aug 4, 2014 12:33pm
    Internet creates businesses, but it can also kill them. Take the case of the music industry. For many music lovers, buying a CD of their favorite recording artist seems an expensive proposition when they can very well...
  • Hong Kong people accuse mainland visitors of poor hygiene and loud behavior at public swimming pools. Photos: HKEJ

    New gripe against mainlanders: Crowded swimming pools

    - Aug 4, 2014 10:29am
    Hong Kong people are complaining about mainland visitors crowding the city’s public swimming pools and causing inconvenience to locals, with the alleged poor hygiene of some visitors also fueling resentment. The mainlanders’ rush is said to...
  • Fisher Girl Statue. Zhuhai has been rated the most pleasant city in China to live in – with a small population, beaches, large areas of park and green area and good air quality. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Zhuhai a world away from Hong Kong

    - Jul 31, 2014 10:33am
    In a taxi to the China ferry terminal, the driver is eagerly sharing his ideas on political reform and blaming the government for the soaring property prices, saying his newly married son cannot afford to buy even a...
  • According to the Communist Party criteria, Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung is a "naked official" and should be removed from his post, as his son and two daughters study and live in Britain. Photo: HKEJ

    CY Leung and Carrie Lam are ‘naked officials’?

    - Jul 29, 2014 11:32am
    China’s “naked officials” are feeling the heat from the Communist Party’s stepped-up campaign against corruption as investigators target cadres whose spouses and children live abroad. The suspicion is that these officials engage in corrupt activities, otherwise...
  • The new Facebook office reflects Hong Kong culture. Staff can take a break from work with a game of mahjong. Photos: HKEJ

    Facebook gives glimpse inside new HK home

    - Jul 24, 2014 8:02pm
    Just hours after the social network unveiled impressive second-quarter results, Facebook offered outsiders a look inside its new Silicon Valley-style office in Hong Kong Thursday. Located in Quarry Bay’s One Island East, the office mixes the...