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  1. Abandoned ship leaking fuel may soon sink out of sight

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan A half-sunken ship leaking oil is still 'undergoing repairs' in the Hei Ling Chau typhoon shelter and may soon be completely submerged. The Sunday Morning Post reported two weeks ago that the 51.2-metre fuel-transport ship, Gulf 16, had been abandoned in the typhoon shelter. The rusting 30-year-old hulk has decayed to the extent that it has been leaking ...

  2. Slice of life

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... patches of oil off the south coast of Hong Kong Island continued unabated. Officials said an estimated 3,000 tons of heavy diesel fuel leaked from a Shell fuel tank off Ap Lei Chau. At least 13 ... attended the main memorial service at the Cenotaph in Statue Square were Governor Lord MacLehose and Colonial Secretary Denys Roberts. Also present were the Commander British Forces, ...

  3. Yours for 15m yuan- a 30-year lease on an uninhabited island

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people had already phoned with inquiries. 'But none meets our requirement,' Mr Pan said. 'We welcome investors, but the island is still a virgin and she deserves the best ... Stephen Chen About 10km off the Zhejiang coast, an uninhabited island is available for lease. The island, Zhuyu, is about five hundred times smaller than Lantau. There is no fresh water ...

  4. On the Move

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... manager of Capella Singapore, a resort on Sentosa Island. With more than 20 years of experience, he has served as hotel manager for Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore and as general manager for Bulgari Hotels & Resorts Bali. David Collins Partner, Singapore Walkers Admitted as a lawyer in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, Collins joined Walkers in 2002 and became ...

  5. Travellers' checks

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... environment at Australian airports,' it read. Going with the flow The British Caribbean island of Montserrat, once a favourite holiday playground for the idle rich, was almost wiped off ... along with frozen food and ovens. It's not uncommon now for airlines to offer more than 20 kinds of special-diet options on top of their standard menus, but problems still arise. Virgin ...

  6. Business as usual for island's investors

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Taiwan's investment on the mainland last year- directly and indirectly via third countries such as Virgin Islands, Caymans and Samoa- was US$8.7 billion, accounting for 16 per cent of all foreign ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Trade figures prove that economics, not politics, drives cross-strait ties; It's business as usual for island's investors The re-election of Chen ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Columbarium developer files lawsuit over land seizure A columbarium developer took the Lands Department to court over the seizure of a site for alleged land-lease breaches. In a writ filed in the High Court on Tuesday, Lippo Star International, registered in the British Virgin Islands, asked the court to return the plot of land on Lantau Plateau, Lantau Island. Lippo Star bought ...

  8. It's business as usual, insists unscathed island

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... of Malaysia's premier tourist destinations, lost many people to the tsunami- it didn't. He is not worried that the island's tourism infrastructure was damaged, because it was not. Mr Bakar ... village on the island. 'If you watch CNN or the other news channels, they all say 'Phuket, Aceh, Langkawi' together. It is a problem. We are afraid [tourists] may not get the right ...

  9. Slice of Life

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... Compiled by Sandra Lowe From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1923 Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily erupted. Reports from Rome on June 19 said the eruption buried three ... and children wept and fell to their knees praying to God and the Virgin Mary. Terrified fugitives hastened down the valley from Castiglione. It was believed the damage was even greater than ...

  10. News - World - WEATHER

    Floods hit Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... expect this, we don't even have our raincoats," said British tourist Alison Tadman, who was visiting Prague with her husband Adrian to celebrate her 47th birthday. Instead, the couple ...




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