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  1. Life's a beach for stressed out Hong Kong holidaymakers

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Vicki Williams

    ... an increasingly popular holiday destination for Hong Kong travellers, especially those looking for an alternative to a Southeast Asian holiday. 'The island is attracting seasoned travellers from Hong ... the Piton de la Riviere Noire, the highest peak at 828 metres. The island has many beaches, some stretching for several kilometres, with brilliant white sand and turquoise water. Most ...

  2. Hong Kong Hobie Club Open Day

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong Hobie Club Open Day The club is hosting an open day for novice and expert sailors of all ages. It will be a day out on the beach with a barbecue and a chance to sail on the catamarans. Sat, 1pm-5pm, To Tei Wan Beach, Tai Tam, free. Inquiries: www.hobie.com.hk ...

  3. Manhattan beach party

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into an area that might become a beach. If that doesn't turn your stomach, the current might. The Hudson was abandoned for racing by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, after it held ... here, it looks as if the producers of such fare might have to change their scripts. Instead, bodies may be discovered on a pristine-looking beach- which doesn't sound quite right, does it? ...

  4. Action in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 20th 2006, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... swells are not uncommon there. Other places include Shek O beach, Octopus beach, Ham Tin in the Sai Kung country park, Cheung Sha beach in Lantau and Tai Long Wan in Hong Kong, near Shek O. ... Judy Ngao The best time to surf is in September and October, Hong Kong's monsoon season. Sudden rains and typhoons bring large swells that could be quite dangerous for amateur ...

  5. Party on the beach

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... By Jonathan Powell All 16 Miss Hong Kong contestants and celebrities including Stephy Tang Lai-yan, Yuen Li-ming, and Wong Hei, will take part in a beach volleyball and handball festival ... from November 3-12. Cheng King-leung, director of beach volleyball development for the Volleyball Association of Hong Kong, China (VBAHK), hopes the festival will give local sports fans a taste ...

  6. Beach-goers beware, it's another scorcher today

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... Lauren Crothers The Hong Kong Observatory yesterday issued a 'very hot' weather warning, the first such alert this year. The warning was issued at 4.30pm when the peak ... According to Tammy Lee Chau Chui-ngor, an education officer with the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society, the incidence of skin cancer is increasing in Hong Kong. She said that it was the 10th most common ...

  7. Beach volleyball offers tight contest

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... with the top two schools from each group advancing to the finals last Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Secondary Schools Regional Committee has decided to include beach volleyball as part of the prestigious Hong Kong Bauhinia Bowl Awards for the 2006-2007 season. This means results in the beach volleyball competition will contribute to the schools' points total ...

  8. Teams battle for beach volleyball honours

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... on Saturday. A record 28 boys' and 32 girls' teams from Hong Kong and Kowloon will vie for the honours at Choi Hung Road Sports Centre over four weekends. Last year, Queen's College ... of the Volleyball Association of Hong Kong, China, the co-organisers of the event with the Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation. Meanwhile, schoolgirls Clara Tse Wing-hung and Sonia Kong Cheuk-yee continued ...

  9. HK$2m facelift after sand loss at beach

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong's longest beach has lost so much sand, it has to be rescued with a HK$2 million facelift. Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping yesterday said sand ... in place. Typhoon Prapiroon's outer bands blew past Hong Kong in August, toppling containers, uprooting trees and grounding many flights at the airport. ...

  10. The dire results of sunny days at the beach

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The recent heatwave, with its rare and welcome blue skies, has attracted many people to Hong Kong's beaches. However, the Health Department had better start making more generous ... of mobile phones means that nobody has yet been exposed to them for a lifetime. Remember that the dangers of smoking took a long time to be proven too. It is a common sight on Hong Kong ...




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