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  1. Close encounter with nature

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Olivia Chavassieu Last week, our Hands On workshop took us to the Hong Kong Wetland Park. Ten of our junior reporters started off the journey by exploring the park. Our guide Ricky was very helpful and we realised we still have a lot to learn ...

  2. Springs break

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... March. Winter is also the best time to sample Hyogo's bathhouse heritage. The ancient onsen (hot spring) towns of Kinosaki, on the north coast, and Arima, outside Kobe, have hot pool ... century, and offers two types of springs; the golden Kinsen are high in iron and salt, giving the water a warm glow, while the silver Ginsen springs are high in carbonic acid. It's rare ...

  3. The famed Spring City is running on empty

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People are watching Jinan's Baotu park for signs that the long drought is ending A 15-year drought has dented Jinan's image as the 'Spring City', leaving the famed Baotu Springs dry except for a few shallow puddles. Baotu Springs Park was once a popular attraction in downtown Jinan, but it has not received any visitors since September 2001 because ...

  4. Year the weather blew hot, cold, wet and dry

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drought in a century. The southwest drought was followed by extremely low temperatures in northern China during spring, when the weather should have started to warm up. In the northeast, it was so cold that the East China Sea froze and sheep in Inner Mongolia, froze to death, something that had not been seen since the early 1970s. At the same time, Xinjiang, in the northwest, encountered ...

  5. Damage control

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... securing a visa for the Canton Spring Trade Fair, in April and May. The arrangement for multiple-entry visas has been shelved for the time being; foreigners can only apply for visas for a single ... travellers who want to go to the Olympics have encountered similar problems. This situation reveals that the public security apparatus has the major say, not trade and tourism officials. Countries ...

  6. Tokyo tournament tipped to join world series

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Tokyo is favourite to host one of two new legs in an expanded HSBC Sevens World Series. The city could come on board either next year or in 2013. International Rugby Board ... in the series. 'But with all that has happened in the past month, Tokyo might come on board next year or in 2013.' The Japan Rugby Football Union had planned to hold the Tokyo Sevens- a 16-team ...

  7. Nuclear review hits Shanghai Electric

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... to complete 35 projects in nuclear equipment, and 47 nuclear projects next year,' Miao said. From now to 2013, the state-owned manufacturer of nuclear equipment has 20 billion yuan (HK$23.76 ... per cent by 2013 from 3.7 per cent now. The company's net profit rose 13.5 per cent to 2.78 billion yuan last year while turnover grew 9.3 per cent to 62.96 billion yuan. Revenue from new ...

  8. Burmese ways

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by David Kootnikoff

    ... Going off the beaten track in a country notorious for its politics and human-rights abuses, David Kootnikoff encounters leg-rowing fishermen and some fearless comedians. When Soe hears my ... far removed from the catastrophe of Cyclone Nargis, which devastated Myanmar last spring. Inle is home to the Intha, one of Myanmar's more than 130 ethnic groups. They live in houses ...

  9. Hong Kong travellers battle chaotic scenes to get back home

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Danny Mok, Lana Lam

    ... if any staff were travelling in Japan on Friday and so far, they had found no one missing. Tsunami-devastated Sendai- known as the 'City of Trees' with hot springs, stunning ... it's a tourist destination with hot springs,' said a Wing On Travel spokeswoman. 'It's another choice for Hong Kong people and usually they will go in the Easter holidays ...

  10. Between a rock and a hard pace

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... of the race, a 2.5-kilometre section along the beach. The sight of the sand and the roaring waves of the South China Sea put an added spring into the stride of most competitors along with the finishing ... experience. And it was also about the people that you meet, the characters you encounter. That's what really makes a race like this so enjoyable.' A night in a five-star resort, many hours ...




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