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  1. Biggest ride of your life

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... course on how to become a mahout. Mahout is an Indian word- from Hindi- that means someone who looks after or rides an elephant, usually both. That might seem like a pretty big job. But with some ... to make elephants your career, you need to spend a lot of time with them. But that doesn't mean you can't take a crash course in one of the world's most fun jobs. The Thai Elephant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720120/biggest-ride-your-life
  2. Switch

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath Arrow Books HK$148 An elephant and a rider guiding the beast. Who's in charge? The person holding the reins. Not necessarily so, write Chip and Dan Heath. In Switch, they contend that humans have a rational brain (the rider, who plans) and an emotional counterpart (the elephant, which loves familiarity). If there's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709890/switch
  3. Boy in for adventures after escaping tsunami with elephant

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... into the jungle on the back of an elephant. The best-selling author had always wanted to write a jungle adventure with a majestic elephant, his favourite childhood animal, as one of the central ... environment might help the healing process. This trip is an escape, a new start and a chance to forget the horror of Dad's death. One of Will's Christmas presents is an elephant ride along ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718323/boy-adventures-after-escaping-tsunami-elephant
  4. A boy and an elephant swept away on a wave of adventure

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... into the jungle on the back of an elephant. The best-selling author had always wanted to write a jungle adventure with a majestic elephant, his favourite childhood animal, as one of the central ... would have wanted. One of Will's Christmas presents is an elephant ride along the resort's beach. On Boxing Day, as Mum is swimming in the sea, Will is introduced to Oona, his elephant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716365/boy-and-elephant-swept-away-wave-adventure
  5. The Elephant to Hollywood

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chramiane Chan The Elephant to Hollywood by Michael Caine Hodder & Stoughton, HK$238 Alfie cast him as a 'bird-pulling Cockney bloke', a reputation he more than lived up to, but Michael Caine has proved he's capable of much more. The Elephant to Hollywood underscores that far from being on a downhill run from the time of his first autobiography, 1992's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733098/elephant-hollywood
  6. Games bid chief: We'll have no white elephants

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The government official in charge of Hong Kong's proposed bid for the 2023 Asian Games has warned that extreme care will be taken to see that no 'white elephant' facilities ... is South Africa, where there are fears that the stadiums built for the soccer World Cup at a cost of more than US$1 billion will turn into white elephants. Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, president ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722788/games-bid-chief-well-have-no-white-elephants
  7. Don't sit on my elephant, says would-be pro wrestler turned designer

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am

    ... The latest to tap Kondo's talents is Lee Jeans, which commissioned him to create two exhibition pieces. One features an elephant figurine, made out of denim and a set of speakers, named Jumbo ... on the elephant.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723731/dont-sit-my-elephant-says-would-be-pro-wrestler-turned-designer
  8. Making an Elephant

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Making an Elephant by Graham Swift Picador, HK$117 This collection of essays, interviews, remembrances and other bric-a-brac reads like an in-between project for Booker prize winner Graham Swift. Unconvincingly, he says his aim was 'to offer portraits of and pay tribute to individuals I've been lucky enough to know'. If that were the case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719418/making-elephant
  9. Expo another white elephant at expense of development needs

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Following the Beijing Olympics and preceding the Asian Games in Guangzhou, Shanghai is hosting the World Expo. This is yet another project of national aggrandisement, producing yet more white elephants at the expense of urgent development needs. Officially costing US$4.2 billion (and unofficially US$58 billion), the expo has cost more than the Beijing Olympics. The first expo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713440/expo-another-white-elephant-expense-development-needs
  10. The white elephants that blight our city

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Another white-elephant public project lies beside Kwong Ming School on Shui Pin Wai Estate in Yuen Long. Councillor John Mak Ip-sing and residents say a lift, which carries passengers from ground ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716457/white-elephants-blight-our-city

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