Author Archives: Alice Zhao(趙滿豐)

Smart book shelf

I just moved to a new place from the vast New Territory to Kowloon. My new room, in an apartment I share with some other girls, is extraordinarily tiny. I almost only sleep in the room as small as the … Continue reading

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East end of the island

BY ALICE ZHAO HONG KONG – Lying at the east end of the urban area of Hong Kong Island next to Shau Kei Wan, Chai Wan (Chinese: 柴灣) is mosaic of industrial and residential concretes. I took my first walk in … Continue reading

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Power sees growth

BY ALICE ZHAO HONG KONG – Power Assets Holdings Ltd.(0006.HK) posts another record interim results with net profit rising 6.8 percent to HK$4.333 billion, mainly driven by overseas operations. HK business net slid 1.5 percent to HK$1.75 billion, while the … Continue reading

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Mainland students remember Tiananmen in HK

BY ALICE ZHAO HONG KONG – For the first time in his life, Alex Wu, a mainland student studying in Hong Kong, joined a public event to mourn the bloodshed in Tiananmen Square 23 years ago, together with 180,000 others … Continue reading

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Images of the fresh market

As a paradise for shopping, Hong Kong never disappoints any customers. As new malls spring up and gush out in the most heated plazas, the old-fashioned fresh markets never fade away, though it sometimes stinks, smells, but it appears in … Continue reading

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A farewell to Hong Kong’s Hot Dog Buses

BY ALICE ZHAO HONG KONG – Hot Dog, nickname for “non air-conditioned buses” in Hong Kong, will disappear from the city forever as the last series of the old buses of Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) will retire this Wednesday. No. 5A, … Continue reading

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A day in Gage Street

Thirty years of small business for Mr. Chan is rotated around the Gage Street: the fish, the seafood, the hustle and bustle, yet a day presents them all.

Mr. Chan came to the business 30 years ago and stayed with it ever since. Being a local entrepreneur, in the age of powerful megacorporations and corporate-backed governments, Mr Chan made Central diversified from the suited crowd, the glass-steeled buildings with a sense of busy without hurry, a rotation without mundane.

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