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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Legal highs: the craze for laughing gas

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by RED DOOR NEWS

    ... asks Simon Parry Gas guzzlers It's a balmy and typically boisterous July evening in the party resort of Ayia Napa, in Cyprus. The streets are packed with giddy, sun-scorched holidaymakers, ... balloons. Filled with nitrous oxide- also known as laughing gas- they are sold in the street. The gas is inhaled immediately and induces a brief but mind-tingling sensation- something users describe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581644/legal-highs-craze-laughing-gas
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Trouble in paradise: Langkawi struggles to hold onto Unesco geopark status

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by Leisa Tyler

    ... Leisa Tyler Having won Unesco geopark status, Langkawi is struggling to hold on to it, as the negative effects of tourism take their toll on the Malaysian archipelago's beauty. Words and pictures by Leisa Tyler Trouble in paradise It's a little after 10am when Eric Sinnaya and I set off on Langkawi's Kilim River. The water, made deep green and glassy by the sun, gently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1577608/langkawi-victim-its-own-success
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    How Kowloon Walled City survived attempts to knock it down for almost a century

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... enough. That was in May 1899, less than a year after the June 1898 Convention Between Great Britain and China, Respecting an Extension of Hong Kong Territory- usually known as the Second ... acquisition) by the end of 1934. By then, land reclamation meant the six-and-a-half-acre enclave no longer sat picturesquely near the sea. The residents, 436 of them, turned to China for help. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581649/kowloon-walled-citys-fight-exist
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine

    When China and France went to war: 130 years since forgotten conflict

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... A soft-power approach has seen a strong bond develop between Hong Kong and the French, unlike 130 years ago, when France went to war with China. Stuart Heaver looks back at a forgotten ... this weekend, hardly anyone will be marking the 130th anniversary of a little-known war between France and China that created such antipathy towards the European nation that there was a boycott ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1578428/no-charm-intended
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: the forgotten army

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by Anna Chen

    ... in Europe and described the mixture of workers and intellectuals as a political awakening. The ideals formed during this conflict were carried back home and contributed to China's political landscape in the 20th century. "These men were failed by everyone. Their contribution to China's journey into the modern world should be recognised and commemorated," says Lau. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581405/city-scope-forgotten-army
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Destination: Shaxi, Yunnan

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:31pm by CHRIS BARCLAY

    ... by an intrepid travel writer friend who knew that in my 20 years in China, I had never stopped looking for unspoiled places to visit- and Shaxi was exactly that. When we entered the temple, dried juniper ... for this temple." We gave the restored Ci Yin An the English name Pear Orchard Temple, as it is surrounded by old growth pear trees. Shaxi carpenters are renowned throughout China and we were lucky to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581087/destination-shaxi-yunnan
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Ester van Steekelenburg

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by SARAH LAZARUS

    ... in the buildings; it's full of grand mansions built by rich merchants from Iran, Armenia, India, Malaysia, China and many other places. It's completely dilapidated now and they're ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581412/my-life-ester-van-steekelenburg
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:31pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... a youthful pep talk and online reservations. First resort There are dozens of Shangri-La hotels all over China, but the company's first mainland resort will open at the end of next month, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581654/travellers-checks
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Coming home: John Rocha plans to spend time in Hong Kong after retiring from fashion circuit

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:31pm by Francesca Fearon

    ... Kong felt quite dodgy. My younger brother's wife actually swam from China to Hong Kong to escape. I realised in the 60s that I had to get out." At the age of 17, he left Hong Kong ... his career choice, were impressed when they saw a photograph in the South China Morning Post of him receiving the award from supermodel Naomi Campbell. The same year, Hong Kong fashion icon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581640/final-bow
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: naked ambition

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:31pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... shenanigans, if any, but because their wives and children have emigrated, leaving them home alone. With family members holding foreign nationalities, it’s easier for luo guan to transfer their ill-gotten assets overseas. It is not uncommon for Communist Party officials to have immediate family members who hold passports not of the “glorious motherland” but of another country. However, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572259/reflections-naked-ambition

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