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Swire Hotels partners with FLY greener offering carbon offsets to Marco Polo Club members

From 1 June 2011, Marco Polo Club members travelling on a Cathay Pacific or Dragonair flight and staying at a Swire Hotels property will be able to offset the carbon emissions from their inbound journey. This benefit will begin with The Opposite House in Beijing and The Upper House in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Government Mobile Application

From now on, when you want to report unhealthy trees, road obstructions or similar issues to the Government, all you need to do is to take a photo or a video using your mobile phone and send it to the Call Centre via the "Tell me@1823" app.  The mobile device's global positioning system (GPS) function also makes it easier for the Call Centre to identify the location in relation to the enquiries, reports or complaints.

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50 years of weather radar observations in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Observatory December 15 commemorated the 50th anniversary of weather radar observations in Hong Kong. A new weather radar product featuring radar images on geographical information display was launched to enhance weather radar services for the public.

At a press conference, Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Mr Shun Chi-ming, reviewed the history of weather radar observations in Hong Kong.  He said weather radar had been serving Hong Kong since 1959.

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Weather goes Wi-Fi

The Hong Kong Observatory and the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) will jointly provide location-specific weather information from June 1 at more than 300 government premises with free public Wi-Fi service under the Government Wi-Fi (GovWiFi) programme (http://www.gov.hk/en/theme/wifi/program/index.htm). The public can now instantly obtain the latest weather information where they are with Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices.

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Trial of Mitsubishi's electric vehicle launched

The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, May 12 officiated at a ceremony to launch the trial of Mitsubishi's electric vehicle, the i MiEV.

"I am very pleased that Hong Kong can be the first territory in Asia, after Japan, to give this new type of electric vehicle a trial.  This is an important milestone as we finally have the opportunity to give electric vehicles a trial in Hong Kong and examine their suitability in our environment," Mr Tsang said.

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Government staunchly supports RFID technology

The Government has been a staunch supporter of the development of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in Hong Kong, the Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, Mr Eddy Chan, said February 26.

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Hong Kong Post and Korea Post collaborate on e-commerce

The Acting Postmaster General Mr Y F Chan February 18 announced a new e-commerce collaboration between Hongkong Post and Korea Post which offers customers a wide selection of popular products and e-merchants, and more cost-effective promotion and delivery in Hong Kong and Korea.

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Awards recognise outstanding achievements in ICT

The outstanding achievements of the local information and communications technology (ICT) industry were recognised at the presentation of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008 (February 9).

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Passengers Enjoy On-Board Internet Access as Airport Express Trains Go Wi-Fi

Passengers travelling on the Airport Express are now able to write email, do online searches, and check the latest news and information thanks to the new Wi-Fi service available on board all Airport Express trains.

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