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  1. Pansies take pride of place at 18th annual flower show

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Hannah Lee Rainbows of flowers, rare bonsais and shrubs as well as mushrooms, butterflies and fish will be competing for attention in Victoria Park for 10 days starting today. At Hong Kong's 18th annual flower show, thousands of plants- grown locally or from 17 countries- will greet the estimated 550,000 visitors who will stroll through the show. Themed 'Pansy ...

  2. Marchy avoids trouble to finish 18th

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Chinese race ace Marchy Lee Yin-kin finished 18th after starting 29th on the grid to complete a bittersweet Macau Grand Prix weekend yesterday. After an incident packed qualifying session on Saturday, Lee was forced to start from the back of the grid, but held his cool to avoid pile-ups during the race. After a good start, Lee held his position and navigated his way ...

  3. Survey ranks HK 18th best place to live in

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 2.20pm: Hong Kong is the 18th best place to live in 2005, according to a quality of life survey published by The Economist on Wednesday. The study was published in the magazine's annual compilation of forecasts- The World in 2005. It surveyed 111 places and ranked Ireland as the best country in the world to live in. The 111 countries and places were ranked ...

  4. Precedent set by serial offender in ladies' lavatories

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... the law in modern times. Prosecutors considered using the charge in the Fetish Fashion case two years ago, which arose from a police raid on a sex party above the shop of that name in Central, but found the charge was unsafe because the event had not been conducted in a public place. Instead, they levelled the 18th-century charge of keeping a disorderly house against the shop owner, her ...

  5. Tahiti elects first pro-independence leader

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... first fostered by 18th century explorers such as Britain's Captain James Cook and later by the artist Paul Gauguin. France annexed the archipelago, a collection of 118 islands and atolls ... Chirac and a staunch opponent of independence. Mr Flosse's party was handed a stinging and unexpected defeat in legislative elections last month, later boycotting the vote for the new ...

  6. The Man Who Found Time

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Diana McPartlin The Man Who Found Time by Jack Repcheck Pocket Books $120 Until the late 18th century, the Earth and man were widely believed to be 6,000 years old. The King James Bible ... is 18th-century Scottish geologist James Hutton, who was the first to prove the planet was millions of years old. Unfortunately, Hutton's work is so dense that even in 1795 it was virtually ignored. ...

  7. Casanova

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After two years of painstaking restoration, this lavish 1927 masterpiece is back. Starring Ivan Mosjoukine (above) as the 18th-century hedonist. Black and white. In French with English intertitles. Today, 7.30pm. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho. $50. Inquiries: 2739 2139 or go to www.filmarchive.gov.hk ...

  8. The music: Venetian Delights

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The City Chamber Orchestra performs an all-Vivaldi programme featuring the concertos composed for orphaned girls in 18th-century Venice. Benefits from Friday's concert will go to the Mother's Love charity for orphans in China. Thu and Fri, 8pm. St John's Cathedral, 35 Garden Rd, Central. Thu: $150, $250. Fri: $350, $650, including refreshments after the performance. HK ...

  9. City Briefs

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and 18th floors had been broken into. The safe in one unit was forced open and $20,000 and 20,000 yuan taken, while another unit lost cash and valuables, including six notebook computers and watches, worth a total of $200,000. Nothing was stolen from the third unit. Five arrested over seizure of party drugs Five men, aged 19 to 24, have been arrested in an operation targeting ...

  10. The Planner

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2525 2820 Ends Mar 6 Mapping Asia- the 18th Asian International Art Exhibition Showcasing about 180 contemporary works in most mediums from across East Asia. Mon and Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun ... Eyes Dr Greg Thomas talks about the roles played by one of China's most important imperial palaces during tense periods of European-Chinese interaction in the 18th and 19th centuries. ...




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