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  1. Inflatable couture

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Give 1,200 balloon tubes to clowns, and they will twist them into an endless series of dogs, cats, bears and dolphins- much to the delight of children. Give them to Phoebe Chan ... gowns out of balloons. She is one of the only four certified balloon artists in Hong Kong. Balloon art is no child's play. Aspirants have to pass written, oral, and practical examinations ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT TRAGEDY

    Relatives of Hongkongers killed in Egypt balloon tragedy face compensation battle

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:46am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Balloon crash relatives face payout hurdle Families of the victims who died in the Egypt hot-air balloon accident last year now face a legal hurdle in claiming damages, as the insurance policy states that it will only pay compensation if no more than one balloon was in the air at the time of an accident. The clause in the policy runs contrary to industry ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Egyptian balloon tragedy company confirms victims had insurance cover

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:11am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Egyptian firm produces HK$333,000 policy documents after demands by HK victims' families Balloon tragedy company confirms insurance cover Relatives of the nine Hongkongers who died in a hot-air balloon tragedy in Egypt have won a small but crucial victory, with confirmation that their loved ones were covered by an insurance policy. The news comes ...

  4. Here comes the bride, with 300 balloons

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Of all the ways to take your vows with wows, few could match walking down the aisle in a wedding dress made of balloons. And in Hong Kong, where ... by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton (whose parents built a fortune in the party supply trade), is said to have inspired a copy made with 5,000 balloons by a British artist. Chan, 38, is one ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Families of victims of Egypt balloon disaster renew call for inquiry

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:14am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Families renew call for inquiry into tragedy Families of the nine Hongkongers who died in last February's hot-air balloon tragedy in Egypt are frustrated ... police be part of the investigation in Egypt but authorities in Cairo "have not been able to confirm the arrangement to date". The Sky Cruise hot-air balloon caught fire and exploded ...

  6. Living it up

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... two stops; each time Kevin Flanagan, the 'hot-air balloon guy' and our pilot for the trip, releases a biodegradable balloon with a small LED light attached. We watch each small balloon's path into the night sky to determine wind direction and speed- both will dictate whether we take off. If the flight is cancelled, we can try the next day or get our money back. We reach ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Gas leak caused 2013 Egypt balloon crash: report

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 02:45am by Staff Reporter and AFP

    ... near the burner", the report said. The leak sparked a blaze that spread throughout the balloon, it said. Relatives of the Hong Kong victims – four men and five women, aged 33 to 62, from ... holidaymaker and the balloon's pilot survived the disaster. The holidaymaker, Michael Rennie of Perth Scotland, watched from the ground as his wife, Yvonne, died in the flaming balloon. He told ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Egyptian balloon tragedy that killed Hong Kong tourists 'down to fuel leak'

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 03:10am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Technical report says crash that killed nine Hongkongers was probably due to gas leak, but it deliberately stops short of pointing a finger Balloon report avoided blame The Egyptian aviation specialist who led a 10-month investigation into the hot-air balloon crash that killed 19 people, including nine Hong Kong tourists, in February last year, said ...

  9. Diesel party fuels fears in flight path

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... wild. The fact that it's a helipad is bound to inspire all sorts of gimmicks. Most likely with the onset of Christmas in mind, Diesel handed out balloons with 'wish cards' and 'dream cards' attached. Guests were asked to write down their personal wishes and dreams, and upon a given signal, simultaneously release their balloons into the skies. Unfortunately, herein ...

  10. A century in photographs

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the most spectacular images. November 22, 1975: A balloon drifts over the New Territories during the first postwar hot-air balloon flight in Hong Kong. Two licensed balloonists - Geoff Green, ... At 7.30am, after the traditional balloonists' toast of Veuve Clicquot champagne, acting governor Sir Denys Roberts pulled a ceremonial ribbon to start the balloon's gas burner. The craft ...




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