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Retired "hot dog" buses reborn

     Many of Hong Kong's unairconditioned buses, nicknamed "hot dog" buses in Cantonese due to their heat in summer, were retired years ago after serving local passengers for decades.

     Kowloon Motor Bus Company has provided parts from these buses to the Hong Kong Design Institute to give students material to transform into useful and creative products.

     Four design students who joined the project showed their products to, and discussed the valuable experience they gained from it.

     Design Institute lecturer Wing Chiang said the project also develops students' sense of environmental protection.

     The story appears today (May 19) in in both text and video format.

Ends/Sunday, May 19, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:49


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