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  1. More to the Bauhinia than meets the eye

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh You may be aware that the floral emblem of Hong Kong is the Bauhinia (more specifically the Hong Kong Orchid Tree, or Bauhinia Blakeana), but you may not realise the plant is a hybrid. A leading tree expert in the city has published Bauhinia Trees- From Obscurity to Celebrity, which offers illuminating stories and botanical details about the beautiful genus. People often ...

  2. Unique exhibition promotes UN event and Chinese culture

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this year, and the Bronze Bauhinia Star from the Hong Kong government for lifelong dedication and excellence in the arts, which he won in 2006. The exhibition, which runs until Sunday, ...

  3. Caring companies star at 'green Oscars'

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... financial institutions, hotels, restaurants and catering companies, property management, retailers, transport and logistics, and public sector and NGOs. There was one gold, one silver and one bronze ...

  4. Challenge mounted to idling ban

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A coalition of road transport operators has called on environment officials to scrap a proposed ban on idling engines, saying it would hurt their business while failing to improve air quality. The coalition, comprising at least six taxi gro ...

  5. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Environmentalists raise awareness of Nanling National Forest Park

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... as forestry bureaus and local governments always complain that they don't have enough funding to protect the reserves. A five-star hotel has already been built by Dongyangguang. The company said ...

  6. Star Ferry Pier was a landmark loss and a monumental gain for city's heritage

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Most cities have in their history a major conservation disaster that catapults the case for conservation forward. For Hong Kong, this was undoubtedly the demolition of the Star Ferry Pier five years ago today. The battle over the pier raged for years, and there was an unprecedented public outcry over plans to destroy it and the adjacent Queen's Pier. The Star Ferry Pier ...

  7. News - World - NAMIBIA

    Namibian greens, tour firms say filming of Mad Max damaged desert

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in Cambodia to decide on the heritage application. Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film in the franchise directed by George Miller, and stars Tom Hardy in the title role made famous by Mel Gibson. Charlize Theron co-stars with Hardy. It was filmed between July and December last year. ...

  8. Potent symbol for young generation

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Since our government has been telling us to go forth and multiply in a bid to reverse an ageing population, we have often wondered why the bauhinia is still our city's flower. The Bauhinia X blakeana, while generally considered by connoisseurs to be the most beautiful of all the orchid trees, is a sterile hybrid of two other varieties- not exactly the best symbol ...

  9. 70 workers sent to fight red fire ants

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department yesterday sent 70 pest control workers to unused government land near Bauhinia Garden in Tseung Kwan O to clear red fire ants mounds. They expected to complete the job in three days. Sai Kung district councillors accused the government of not acting fast enough, despite the discovery of the imported species, which have ...

  10. That's one cool sideshow

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... minds,' says Lollike, who writes a short film for every day of the conference, each starring Brad Pitt wannabes. 'There is a lot of money out there for art like this, although I don't ... polar bear ice sculpture melts a little more each day to reveal a grotesque bronze skeleton, but even the organisers wonder if people understand the message behind the installation. 'People ...




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