Posts by Hong Kong News Staff

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aaaThe Transport Department (TD) reminded commuters that the they can get starting tomorrow (Feb 16) their monthly fare subsidy of up to $300. Under the Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme, those who spend more than $400 using their Octopus card on public transportation---the MTR, franchised buses, trams, green and designated red mini-buses, and ferries---will get a subsidy from the government. The HK government will give the commuter the equivalent of 25 percent of the amount in excess of $400. For example, if a commuter spends $500 a mont...

February 15, 2019
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aaaTo welcome the Year of the Pig, Lee Tung Avenue in Wan Chai, a joint project of the Urban Renewal Authority and Sino Land Company Limited, is pulling out all the stops with Hong Kong’s largest outdoor New Year walkway from January 29 to February 28. Entitled “Prosperous and Auspicious Year of The Pig”, this festive walkway features 668 large red and gold lanterns (668 is a homophone of “all the way to wealth”), which symbolize the wish for a bright and joyful future. Lee Tung Avenue is just across Southorn Playground and is near M...

January 29, 2019
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aaa  WITH the current winter flu outbreak considered as “very serious” compared to previous years, the Hong Kong Department of Health (DH) has urged members of the public to have themselves vaccinated against influenza. In a statement, the DH-Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said influenza viruses mainly spread through droplets when infected people cough, sneeze or talk. As of January 22, the South China Morning Post reported that 74 adults who had a severe case of the flu had died since last month while kindergartens and child...

January 24, 2019
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