Cargo plane travelling from Hong Kong to Turkey crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing 32

in News by arounddb, 16 January 2017
At least 32 people have died after a cargo plane crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport earlier today.

The place we call home: Discovery Bay

in News by arounddb, 13 January 2017
A fantastic drone video of Discovery Bay captured by Chi Keung Luk, attracted attention on social media in the last week.

Almost a third of traffic accidents in Hong Kong in 2016 involved pedestrian injuries

in News by arounddb, 12 January 2017
Recent statistics by the Hong Kong Police Force reveal that almost a third of traffic accidents in Hong Kong in 2016 involved the injury of pedestrians.

'Fake' rice suspected to be found in two Hong Kong restaurants

in News by arounddb, 11 January 2017
Be careful what you eat as two local restaurants in Hong Kong are currently under investigation by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) for serving 'fake' rice.

Celebrate Ocean Park's 40th Anniversary with a 90% discount for Hong Kong residents

in News by arounddb, 11 January 2017
Looking to visit Ocean Park with your kids before the Chinese New Year holidays? Ocean Park is offering a special discounted price for Hong Kong residents!

Better 'air days' recorded in Hong Kong last year, according to the Environmental Protection Department

in News by arounddb, 6 January 2017
2016 has ended on a positive note, with Hong Kong's air quality showing an improvement over the last 12months, according to a report released by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) yesterday.

Female scalloped hammerhead shark dies at Ocean Park

in News by arounddb, 3 January 2017
If you were planning to visit Ocean Park in the next couple of days, take note that The Grand Aquarium exhibit may be closed as a female scalloped hammerhead shark was found dead yesterday morning.

New Year versus eternity: 2017 and the great unknown

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 January 2017
To kick off 2017, Peter Sherwood gets to grips with the meaning of life.

Beware what you wear: How the fabrics you choose can affect your health

in Family Matters by Sam Agars, 1 January 2017
Without knowing it, parents are exposing their children to toxic chemicals in clothing that could have serious consequences for their health. Sam Agars reports.

Look to the future: The changing face of Discovery Bay

in Infocus by Sam Agars, 1 January 2017
For years the development of DB has polarised opinion and today is no different with residents quick to share their thoughts. Sam Agars reports.

Bird's eye view: How drones are changing the way we view the world

in Talking Points by Sam Agars, 1 January 2017
Over the last two or three years, the popularity of mainstream consumer drones has skyrocketed and they are literally changing the way we view the world. Sam Agars reports

Great Scot: We talk to DB resident and world-class athlete John Campbell

in Profile by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 January 2017
DB resident John Campbell proves you’re never too old to become a world-class athlete. Elizabeth Kerr reports.

Winter warmers: Hearty soup recipes with an international flavour

in Lifestyle by arounddb, 1 January 2017
Deliciously easy to make, the best soup recipes are passed down through families and picked up from friends. It’s no surprise that here in Hong Kong our go-to favourites bring home an international flavour.

Roostering with intent: Celebrating Chinese New Year with the kids

in Family Matters by Kate Farr, 1 January 2017
Ready to usher in Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster, Kate Farr introduces some exciting ways to enjoy the celebration with kids.

Second case of bird flu confirmed in Hong Kong following the death of the first imported case this winter

in News by arounddb, 30 December 2016
A 70-year-old man has tested positive for bird flu in Hong Kong, according to The Centre for Health Protection (CHP).

Tasty Travel: Top holiday destinations for foodies

in Escapes by arounddb, 1 January 2017
Whether you’re into sushi, street food, cinnamon or chocolate, you don’t have to travel far to find a dedicated designer resort. Kate Farr reports

Special transport arrangements for New Year's Eve

in News by arounddb, 29 December 2016
Special transport arrangements for New Year's Eve will be taking place due to New Year celebrations around the city.

Rubber infill of the DB North Plaza sports pitch to be replaced to ensure residents' safety

in News by arounddb, 28 December 2016
The rubber infill of the DB North Plaza sports pitch is to be replaced as a precautionary measure following consensus from the City Owners' Committee.

Temperatures set to fall just before the New Year

in News by arounddb, 27 December 2016
It looks like Hong Kong’s winter has finally arrived, with temperatures expected to fall to 12 degrees tomorrow morning, and a couple of degrees lower in the New Territories.
Wild boar at HKIA

Wild boar captured at airport reportedly put to sleep

in News by arounddb, 21 December 2016
Reports are emerging that the wild boar that was captured at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday has been put to sleep following veterinary examination.
Bird flu Hong Kong

CHP confirms first case of bird flu in Hong Kong this winter

in News by arounddb, 21 December 2016
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) confirmed yesterday (December 20) that a 75-year-old man has tested positive for bird flu in Hong Kong.
Wild boar Hong Kong Airport

Wild pig captured at Hong Kong International Airport

in News by arounddb, 21 December 2016
In a rather unusual turn of events yesterday, airport police were called to capture two wild boar that had entered the restricted area at Chek Lap Kok.

Christmas Marketplace: Eat, Drink, Shop and be Merry!

in News by arounddb, 20 December 2016
Need to get some last minute Christmas shopping in? Or looking for catering options for your holiday parties? Pick up your copy of Around DB and Life on Lantau as we guide you through some of the top providers to eat, drink, shop and be Merry!
Ocean Park Cable Car

Ocean Park to increase admission prices in 2017

in News by arounddb, 13 December 2016
Ocean Park has announced that it will raise ticket prices by just over 13% in 2017, after recording a deficit of HK$241.1 million in the previous fiscal year.
DB Central ferry

Government to consider application from DBTSL for ferry subsidy

in News by arounddb, 13 December 2016
The Hong Kong government is currently considering an application from DB Transportation Services Limited (DBTSL) for Special Helping Measures (SHM) to assist with the operating costs of the DB-Central ferry service.
Pedder Street Crossing

Police launch five-day crackdown on jaywalking across the city

in News by arounddb, 8 December 2016
The Hong Kong police force has this week announced a five-day territory-wide pedestrian road safety scheme, in order to try and reduce the number of traffic accidents involving pedestrians.
Japanese tourists clean Lantau beaches

Japanese tourists travel to Hong Kong to clean Lantau beaches

in News by arounddb, 8 December 2016
Hong Kong's coastline has taken a real battering in 2016, with swathes of trash being washed up on our shores. Sadly, whilst levels have reduced somewhat since the height of the crisis in the summer, the problem is far from over, as new waste continues to appear across the territory on a daily basis.
Lantau map

Hiker found dead on Lantau after getting lost on trail

in News by arounddb, 8 December 2016
A 60-year-old man has been found dead on Lantau after getting lost whilst hiking alone.
Artificial Turf

Discovery College closes sports pitch to ensure student safety, pending results of laboratory tests

in News by arounddb, 8 December 2016
The sports pitch at Discovery College has been closed indefinitely, pending the outcome of an investigation into the safety of the materials used for its surface.

Win Tickets to Ocean Park!

in News by arounddb, 6 December 2016
Ocean Park is turning 40 years old this January, and is giving away 4,000 admission tickets and four 10-year SmartFun Annual Premium Passes to celebrate!
DB Basketball Tournament 2016

DB community comes together for the 2016 Basketball Tournament

in News by arounddb, 2 December 2016
DB residents were treated to a fantastic show of team spirit last Sunday at the annual DB Basketball Tournament Community Health Cup.
DB North Plaza

New study room opened at Discovery Bay Community Hall

in News by arounddb, 1 December 2016
Discovery Bay students now have a new place to study at the Community Hall in the North Plaza.

Festive arrangement: Simple, stylish and easy decorating tips

in INSIDER by Jane Clyde, 1 December 2016
Capture the magic of a classic holiday season by following Jane Clyde’s simply stylish and totally doable decorating tips.

Taming your tech monster: Are your kids in need of a digital detox?

in HEALTH & FITNESS by Lorraine Cook, 1 December 2016
Are your kids in need of a digital detox? Lorraine Cook has some practical tips for getting children off their devices and back into family life.

Hike for the holidays: Exploring Lantau's remote 'West End'

in Spotlight by Jason Pagliari, 1 December 2016
Lantau’s seldom-visited ‘West End’ provides the intrepid explorer with deserted beaches, a Qing Dynasty fort and even a megalithic stone circle. Where better to celebrate the winter solstice? Jason Pagliari reports.
Writing to Santa Hong Kong

Write to Santa and he will write back!

in News by arounddb, 29 November 2016
Did you know that if you write to Santa Claus in Hong Kong he writes back? All your kids need to do is write Santa Claus on the envelope and include their name and return address in the letter.

Experiencing wild Lantau: Celebrating our island's incredible biodiversity

in COVER STORY by Samantha Wong, 1 December 2016
In celebrating the island’s incredible biodiversity, Samantha Wong reminds us exactly what is at stake should the developers have their way.

Crimebuster: Senior superintendent Alice Lee talks policing in Lantau

in Persona by Martin Lerigo, 1 December 2016
Senior superintendent Alice Lee, Lantau’s new district commander, discusses the fascinating peculiarities of her new patch with Martin Lerigo.

Silvermine Bay Beach signature project: Update

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 December 2016
Recently we brought you the news that Silvermine Bay Beach at Mui Wo is undergoing a major upgrade that will include a range of new facilities and a viewing deck near the beach’s entrance.

A Christmas hug: Have we lost sight of the festive season's true meaning?

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 December 2016
Trying to explain Christmas to an alien, Peter Sherwood is reminded that the only gift worth getting is a good cuddle.

Winter wonderland: Skiing holidays in South Korea

in Escapes by Ben Stower, 1 December 2016
Do yourself a favour by beating the world to the punch and taking advantage of South Korea’s fresh powder, exhilarating slopes and unforgettable culture. Ben Stower explores Gangwon-do ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Saving the Rhino: DB student Finnley Burrough is on a mission

in Moments by Jennifer Atepolikhine, 1 December 2016
Be the change you want to see in the world: Seven-year-old DBer Finnley Burrough may not be familiar with this beautiful maxim just yet but there’s no doubt he embodies it. Jennifer Atepolikhine reports.

Behind the scenes: The benefits of acting lessons for kids

in Talking Points by Sam Agars, 1 December 2016
Talking to three of DB’s top performing-arts teachers, Sam Agars discovers that the benefits of learning to act go way beyond mastering stagecraft.

Getting into golf: The DB kids set for future stardom

in Family Matters by Sam Agars, 1 December 2016
Spending time on the green is a passion for many DBers and the top local players, following in their parents’ footsteps, are starting young. Sam Agars reports.

Simplify the silly season: Christmas made easy

in Family Matters by Kate Farr, 1 December 2016
Kate Farr hacks the hassle out of choosing a tree, decking the halls and serving up a gourmet Christmas lunch.

The joy of Christmas: Celebrating the magic

in Infocus by Trisha Hughes, 1 December 2016
There’s a joyful sound coming from DB Plaza and it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, writes Trisha Hughes. Why be a Grinch when there’s so much fun to be had?

Competing Flavours: DB pilot Brett Carter spills the beans on Masterchef

in Profile by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 December 2016
DB pilot Brett Carter charts a course for a second career as a restaurateur after wading into the reality TV fray. Elizabeth Kerr reports.

Mui Wo Promenade taking shape

in HOT OFF THE PRESS by arounddb, 1 December 2016
The Civil Engineering and Development Department’s (CEDD) Mui Wo Facelift project is fast nearing completion, with the waterfront promenade now open for use, although not officially.
Terminal 2 HKIA

Man arrested at Hong Kong Airport for armed robbery

in News by arounddb, 25 November 2016
Armed police were called into action at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday after a man stole ¥59,000 from a money exchange outlet.
Hong Kong International Airport

Fatal traffic accident at Hong Kong International Airport

in News by arounddb, 25 November 2016
Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at Hong Kong International Airport last night in which a 41-year-old man was hit by a taxi and killed.

Hong Kong-bound Cathay flight makes emergency landing in Russia

in News by arounddb, 24 November 2016
A Cathay Pacific flight from London to Hong Kong was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Russia earlier this week after a signal in the flight deck indicated a possible fire in the aft cargo hold.

Congratulations to this year's Team FEAR participants!

in News by arounddb, 24 November 2016
Congratulations to all of the young people who took part in the Team FEAR event at the weekend. Hundreds of kids, aged eight to 18, wholeheartedly threw themselves into the 'Uncle Russ Coffee Adventure Challenge', which saw them run, ride, swim, scramble and canoe across DB to raise money for charity.
Hk Disneyland Frozen area

Hong Kong Disneyland announces major expansion with new Frozen- and Marvel-themed areas

in News by arounddb, 23 November 2016
The Hong Kong government has announced plans this week for an expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland including two brand new areas, one based on the movie Frozen and the other on Marvel superheroes.
Pei Ho Charity Pop up Store

Charity pop-up lunch shop opens in LKF in support of the needy

in News by arounddb, 22 November 2016
Charitable restaurateur Chan Cheuk-ming, fondly known as Ming Gor (or Brother Ming), has opened up a pop-up lunch shop in Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) to raise money for the underprivileged in Hong Kong.
Weather Hong Kong November

Wrap up warm - temperatures are set to hit a low of 14 degrees on Thursday!

in News by arounddb, 22 November 2016
Winter may finally be on its way for Hong Kong, with temperatures set to drop as low as 14 degrees in urban areas on Thursday morning.
World Star Star Ferry

Star Ferry to launch TST - Disneyland route

in News by arounddb, 17 November 2016
Star Ferry has announced that it is launching a brand new route from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hong Kong Disneyland, utilising a retired ferry that has been completely renovated for the purpose.
Fire in DB

Fusion closed due to fire

in News by arounddb, 17 November 2016
Firefighters were called to Fusion in DB Plaza today, after a fire broke out at around 11am.
Zika Mosquito

Second case of imported Zika virus confirmed in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 17 November 2016
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) has announced the second confirmed case of imported Zika virus in Hong Kong.
Inspiration RV-8 aircraft

Cathay Pacific captain lands safely back in Hong Kong after circumnavigating the globe in home-built plane

in News by arounddb, 15 November 2016
Three months after setting off on an epic round-the-world trip, Cathay Pacific pilot Hank Cheng landed safely back in Hong Kong this week onboard his home-built plane, "Inspiration".
High rise Hong Kong

New rules regarding foreign domestic helpers cleaning windows to come into effect from January 2017

in News by arounddb, 15 November 2016
A new clause on window cleaning will be included in the Standard Employment Contract for foreign domestic helpers from January 2017, the Labour Department has announced.
HKILA Beach Clean Up

HKILA Students go green with beach clean-up and recycling scheme

in News by arounddb, 14 November 2016
As part of their environmental “Green Week” initiative, the children of DB's Hong Kong International Learning Academy (HKILA) joined forces with local charity Plastic Free Seas recently to clean up the beach at DB North Plaza.
Super moon Hong Kong

Largest "super moon" in 68 years will be visible over Hong Kong tonight

in News by arounddb, 14 November 2016
Star gazers are in for a treat tonight, as clear skies over Hong Kong mean that the city should enjoy a fantastic view of the biggest moon the Earth has seen since 1948.

Ngong Ping cable car to close for five months for recabling

in News by arounddb, 10 November 2016
The Ngong Ping 360 cable car system, one of Lantau's top tourist attractions, will be closed for the first five months of January 2017, in order for the operators to replace its cables.
DB 10km race

Ready, set, go! The DB 10km race is back this weekend and there's an all-new route!

in News by arounddb, 8 November 2016
Undoubtedly one of the highlights on the local calendar, the DB 10km race is back this Saturday, November 12, and this year there are a few changes...
Silvermine Bay Mui Wo

Silver Mine Bay Beach in Mui Wo to be temporarily closed until mid-2018

in News by arounddb, 8 November 2016
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) has announced that Silver Mine Bay Beach will be temporary closed from November 21 onwards to carry out improvement works. The beach is expected to reopen in mid-2018.
The BIG Picnic DB 2016

Local talent shines at The BIG Picnic 2016!

in News by arounddb, 8 November 2016
Back with a brand new name, and bigger and better than ever, DB's very own rock festival, The BIG Picnic, made a triumphant debut at its new central-DB venue this weekend, showcasing the very best of local talent.
Jia Jia

Giant panda's remains to be used for scientific research and to help rear baby pandas

in News by arounddb, 3 November 2016
Ocean Park has announced that the remains of Jia Jia, the world's oldest giant panda in captivity, who passed away on October 16, will be used for scientific research, veterinary science education and conservation purposes.
Sunny Hong Kong

October 2016 officially the hottest (and nearly the wettest) on record in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 3 November 2016
October 2016 was officially the hottest October recorded in Hong Kong, according the Hong Kong Observatory.
Parkland Drive Discovery Bay

Update from City Management following gas explosion at Parkland Drive

in News by arounddb, 2 November 2016
On September 9, a gas explosion in the meter room of 5 Parkland Drive caused damage to the property and raised concerns among the community about the safety of gas works in the area.

Countdown to The BIG Picnic: Around DB talks to Jaded

in News by arounddb, 2 November 2016
Having made their debut at Picnic in the Park earlier this year, Jaded is set to return to the stage at The BIG Picnic on Saturday November 5 for another energetic set.
Living Planet Report 2016

Hong Kong criticised by WWF for ecological impact

in News by arounddb, 1 November 2016
Hong Kong's ecological footprint was brought into sharp focus last week in a statement issued by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

The fear factor: DB's Team FEAR event

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 November 2016
Peter Sherwood looks into Discovery Bay’s Team FEAR event – for kids from eight to 18 – and takes it personally.

Fit 'n' fabulous: Five of the best destinations for wellness travel

in Escapes by Kate Farr, 1 November 2016
Kate Farr takes a look at five of the best destinations for wellness travel, all within easy reach of Hong Kong. Be it detox, diving or cycling, these breaks will keep you fighting fit as you see the world.

All aboard: Amy Yung talks Chinese Chess and Mahjong

in Talking Points by Sam Agars, 1 November 2016
Chinese chess and Mahjong are two classic games that never get old. Sam Agars talks strategy with DB’s Islands District Council Member Amy Yung and finds out why both games are easy to learn but extremely difficult to master.

Scintillating snacks: Nostalgic culinary classics

in Lifestyle by arounddb, 1 November 2016
Which recipes are guaranteed to be a hit at your next get together? Take a trip down memory lane with these nostalgic culinary classics.

The Real Thing: Are traditional bookstores under threat from e-books?

in Family Matters by Trisha Hughes, 1 November 2016
In a world where books are just a click away, the digital onslaught of e-books and Amazon-style retailers has put bookstores in a difficult predicament. Is the bricks-and-mortar family bookstore on borrowed time? Trisha Hughes finds out.

Great day for a picnic: Around DB talks to The BIG Picnic organiser, Nick Flavell

in Infocus by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 November 2016
Having taken the reins of The BIG Picnic, launching on November 5, rock star, flyboy… and event organiser Nick Flavell is making big plans for the future. Elizabeth Kerr reports.

Master class: DB's new dance teacher Christina Lai talks to Around DB

in Moments by Jennifer Atepolikhine, 1 November 2016
DMR School of Ballet’s new dance teacher Christina Lai opens up to Jennifer Atepolikhine about her dazzling career with the Hong Kong Ballet and her latest teaching role.

How to de-stress the morning routine

in Family Matters by Kate Farr, 1 November 2016
Do you battle five days out of seven to get your kids dressed, fed and ready for school? Kate Farr’s sneaky survival tips will help you transform those manic mornings.

Olympic feats: DB osteopath Aaron Anderson talks to Around DB

in Profile by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 November 2016
Osteopath and Australian Olympic team consultant Aaron Anderson discusses DB’s alpha types, Rio and holistic medicine with Elizabeth Kerr.

First Aiders in the making at Discovery College, courtesy of the Back to School Fair

in News by arounddb, 31 October 2016
This August saw the sixth annual Back to School Fair at Discovery Bay International School (DBIS), featuring dozens of local clubs and businesses, from sports and fitness to arts, learning, social and health organisations, and even the Around DB team!

Temperatures set to fall on Sunday

in News by arounddb, 28 October 2016
Make the most of the warm weather today and tomorrow, because it's going to cool down somewhat on Sunday.

Countdown to The BIG Picnic: Around DB talks to MKD2

in News by arounddb, 28 October 2016
With just over a week to go to DB’s very own music and dance festival, Around DB talks to Lantau-based band MKD2 as they gear up to take to the “big” stage at The BIG Picnic on November 5.
William Sargent

What to do if you get bitten by a snake in Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 27 October 2016
Following a bite incident on Lantau earlier this week, government snake catcher William Sargent shares his advice on what to do if you come face to face with one of Hong Kong's scaly residents.
Seb Buddle Kitchee

Young DB football star Seb Buddle talks life in the Hong Kong Premier League

in News by arounddb, 24 October 2016
Life is somewhat busy for DB youngster Seb Buddle at the moment, but with a professional football contract already under his belt at age 17, things are going rather well.

T8 expected to remain in force for most of Friday

in News by arounddb
As winds start to pick up across the city, the Hong Kong Observatory has announced that the T8 signal is likely to remain in force for most of Friday.
Internship Hong Kong

Join our exciting team in DB!

in News by arounddb, 20 October 2016
Around DB and Life on Lantau is looking for an intern to help with its print magazines, online marketing, website and social media.
Typhoon Haima Hong Kong

T3 signal expected this evening as Typhoon Haima nears Hong Kong

in News by arounddb, 20 October 2016
The Hong Kong Observatory is expecting to raise the T3 storm signal this evening, as Typhoon Haima edges closer to the territory.
Tai Pak Wan medical waste

DB residents advised to be cautious as medical waste is found washed up on Tai Pak Wan

in News by arounddb, 19 October 2016
Residents are being urged to take extra care on DB's beaches over the coming days, after more medical waste was found washed up on the shore.

Second harbour race swimmer dies

in News by arounddb, 19 October 2016
A 59-year-old woman, who was pulled unconscious from the water during the annual cross-harbour swim on Sunday, has died in hospital.
Storm at sea

Passenger missing after being thrown from boat in stormy seas

in News by arounddb, 18 October 2016
One person is missing and 12 others have been rescued after being thrown from a boat in stormy waters off Sai Kung this afternoon.
SKYCITY Hong Kong

Airport Authority Hong Kong formally announces plans for new SKYCITY at Chek Lap Kok

in News by arounddb, 18 October 2016
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) formally announced plans yesterday for SKYCITY, a major development intended to transform Hong Kong International Airport into an airport city destination.
Holy Family School Peng Chau

Shortage of local education places forcing DB parents to find schooling elsewhere

in News by arounddb, 18 October 2016
DB has some great schools, both local and international, but what happens if your child doesn't get a place?

World's oldest giant panda in captivity dies aged 38

in News by arounddb, 17 October 2016
The world's oldest giant panda in captivity was put to sleep at Ocean Park on Sunday after her health substantially deteriorated. Although the exact date of Jia Jia's birth is not known, she was believed to be 38 - the equivalent of 114 years old in human terms.
Typhoons Sarika and Haima

Observatory to issue T3 signal between noon and 2pm

in News by arounddb, 17 October 2016
The Hong Kong Observatory will issue the T3 signal between 12pm and 2pm today, as Typhoon Sarika continues to intensify.

Swimmer dies during cross-harbour race, one other hospitalised

in News by arounddb, 17 October 2016
The annual cross-harbour swim ended in tragedy on Sunday after a 46-year-old competitor drowned. The man was pulled unconscious from the water and was rushed to hospital but sadly could not be saved.

Window cleaning ban for domestic helpers put on hold

in News by arounddb, 17 October 2016
The Hong Kong government has announced that the planned changes to Philippine domestic helper contracts regarding window cleaning have been put on hold.

Fit for Life

in News by arounddb, 14 October 2016
Have you picked up your copy of Life on Lantau this month? We guide you through some of the top fitness and wellness providers on the island.

Ban on Philippine domestic helpers cleaning windows to come into effect for new contracts from October 15

in News by arounddb, 13 October 2016
Following a number tragic of incidents in recent months involving domestic helpers falling to their deaths from high-rise buildings, the Philippine Consulate of Hong Kong has announced that it will add a new clause to employment contracts from October 15, specifying that window cleaning will not be part of their duties.

Hong Kong's richest earn 29 times more than poorest, according to Oxfam report

in News by arounddb, 13 October 2016
The widening wealth gap in Hong Kong has reached an extreme level compared to other developed regions in the world, according to a report published by Oxfam this week.