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  1. Child abuse cases on the rise

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Desperate calls for help from children who have witnessed domestic violence or become its victim are increasing, according to an organisation that helps battered women. Harmony House's youth hotline has received a l ...

  2. Relaxation for all the family

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Samantha Coomber In these stressful times, a relaxing vacation and spa treatment are even more essential-and Bali offers the perfect combination. The island offers volcanic peaks, terraced rice paddies, surf-lashed beaches and dramatic sunsets. Hindu trad ...

  3. A time of faith, family and friendship

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Atallah's husband, Mohamed, and their two young sons break their fast with a few dates before praying together as a family. 'I love Ramadan because I get to share this time with my friends and family that I might not see during the rest of the year,' Atallah says. Dates are followed by a spread of home-made Egyptian food. There are finger-sized vine leaves filled with rice ...

  4. Chinese Muslims' family rejection

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Hera Diani

    ... Hera Diani Denny Sanusi says sacred hands guided him to convert to Islam more than 25 years ago. The 48-year-old Chinese-Indonesian was previously a Buddhist, following his family ... to do. However, his family was less than enthusiastic. 'I was afraid that my parents wouldn't approve, so I kept it to myself for three years. But they eventually found out and were ...

  5. Family wanted for TV show

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher Dewolf British TV producers want to send some really bad children to Hong Kong. The producers of the show The World's Strictest Parents are looking for a local family to take in the troubled teens. The hour-long documentary follows two teenagers, who may be delinquents, alcoholics or drug abusers, as they are sent to live with a conservative family ...

  6. Finding a place to plant the seeds of a happy family life

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... that seems stuffy and outdated. But Burnett deliberately wanted to establish this tone, so, in contrast, the garden would feel like a breath of fresh air that brings life back to Mary's family ... The magic of the garden lies in the hope it offers them- the hope of being part of a family. ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Democratic irony With their actions and statements against Beijing, the 'democrats' themselves probably pose the most serious threat to orderly progress towards greater democracy in Hong Kong and the mainland for the time being. There is such a ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Same-sex marriage Hong Kong should consider legalising same-sex marriage as soon as possible. It will help boost the city's tourism and it will make more than 500,000 citizens happy, both of which can help our embattled chief executive lift his popul ...

  9. Church leaders make call for family values

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Hongkongers needed to return to basic family values in view of worsening problems in marriages and the family, Christian leaders said in the run-up to Christmas. In his Christmas pastoral letter to Catholics, Cardinal Joseph Zen Zekiun, head of the local Catholic diocese, said there was an urgent need for the public to address problems surrounding the family ...

  10. Life with a local family

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... programme. They are staying with host families, and will study in local secondary schools. One of the students, Maria Magadalena Holzhammer, starts school today. The 16-year-old student from Germany, who is attending SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School, said she had wanted to experience Chinese culture for a long time. 'It's the first time I'm staying with a host family ...




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