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  1. Is that Russia over there? You betcha

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. So, former Alaska governor and laughing stock of the last American presidential election Sarah Palin will be in town later this month for her first speaking engagement outside North America. Golly, Geez! You can find the exact details of the Republican icon's appearance at a big investor's conference ...

  2. Palin poised to spread her wings with HK stop on first visit to Asia

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, who lost the US presidential election last year as running mate to Republican contender John McCain, will visit Hong Kong next month ... announcement to quit as Alaska governor in July, 18 months before her term was due to end. Palin was ridiculed by the US media during the election campaign for being unable to give any specifics on US ...

  3. All quiet but for deadly birds

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck We're still slogging our way across the Gulf of Alaska, alone except for the occasional whale and the constant company of seabirds. One of the most common birds looks ... on numerous occasions. Some of the visits have brought them within a boat length of us, offering a wave of their tales before they again swim off into the depths. But, even so, the Gulf of Alaska ...

  4. Close eye on nature

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Silent Sound is at anchor in Barrow, Alaska, the most northerly point of continental United States. This is also an important centre for studying Arctic ecosystems and learning more about how nearby oil exploration affects the wildlife and people living here. It is believed that the North Slope of Alaska and nearby parts of the Canadian Arctic contain huge ...

  5. postcards from the pole

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Bering Strait was an interesting part of the trip, as we could clearly see the east coast of Russia and the west coast of Alaska at the same time. Whales travel in and out of the Arctic using this narrow waterway every year. We didn't see any whales in the Bering Strait, but we stopped in Wales, Alaska where we met some hunters. They told us many stories about how climate change ...

  6. For the love of it

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin For almost two weeks a year, Jeff King does not talk to anyone or anything but his dogs. This is when the 52-year-old boards his dog sled to travel across rural Alaska: a rural ... the trail formed in 1925, when dog runners raced across Alaska to save the isolated, disease-stricken community of Nome, which is now the final destination of the race. In two days' time, King ...

  7. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Goode, a supporter of US President Barack Obama, after listening to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's speech at the CLSA investors' forum at the Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai It's ...

  8. Gone fishing: for a big opportunity

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of seven catcher boats. They will head to the waters of the South Pacific in pursuit of Chilean jack mackerel and, hopefully, a new staple fish for human consumption to join the ranks of Alaska ... or developing economies, where a migration towards higher-protein diets can increase demand for affordable fish that may have been previously underused. Alaska pollock was one such species, although ...

  9. Travellers tales

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... on a circuitous route that included working for a season at El Bulli, the three-star restaurant in Spain. Some of her more recent blog posts have been about working as a chef in Alaska, being a fixer ...

  10. Palin's handlers take the conservative approach

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... candidate and Alaska governor surfaced in Hong Kong yesterday to speak to a select group of global investors in her first visit to East Asia- and her first international foray since her failed ... the speech herself. A Frenchwoman who attended said she felt Palin was campaigning. 'It was a goodwill speech without referring to what is happening. Maybe as governor of Alaska she did well, ...




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