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  1. A 'piece of heaven on earth'

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of doing business. It noted the government's objective for Mauritius to rank among the top 10 most investment- and business-friendly locations in the world. Mauritius opened its doors ... east' approach gaining momentum, Phoolchund says. 'Mauritius represents a great hideaway for people in Hong Kong and the mainland looking for a piece of heaven on earth.' ...

  2. Mission accomplished

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck We finally made it home! Silent Sound sailed into Halifax Harbour on October 10, completing her four-month journey through the Canadian Arctic. It was cold and raining when we pulled in, but there was still a crowd of family and friends waiting to welcome us ashore. Tying Silent Sound to the dock in downtown Halifax, on the east coast of Canada, marked the end ...

  3. Sense of achievement

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of new friends behind as we officially exit the Arctic. But it's too soon to relax. We are still far from our final port, Halifax. And the sailing is getting cold and tiring. The nights ...

  4. Weight of a country's hopes rests on the shoulders of a modern-day Atlas- Cecil Afrika

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay He is aptly named after a continent. And like a modern-day Atlas, Cecil Afrika is carrying the hopes of his country on his shoulders. But South Africa coach Paul Treu says the IRB Sevens World Series top try-scorer is only as good as the rest ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Young Hongkongers take to the rugby pitch Rugby World Cup fever hits Hong Kong in earnest as hundreds of youngsters scrum down for the Te Aka Aorere Mini-Rugby Tournament at Kings Park ...

  6. Message to airport: come back to earth

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp HKIA [Hong Kong International Airport] is not merely a piece of transport infrastructure that serves the local travelling public. It is an international aviation hub that generates enormous economic value for Hong Kong, including: HKIA a ...

  7. Moscow market's closure leaves Chinese traders facing uncertainty

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Since the fall of the Soviet Union, millions of poor Russians have relied on Chinese traders for cheap clothes, shoes and household necessities which they buy at street markets in major cities. This commerce, which has accounted for up t ...

  8. Lama helps herdsmen with earthly knowledge

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia Head lama Siendao raises a bowl of milk tea to greet a small group of esteemed guests when his smartphone buzzes on the table. He puts down the bowl immediately and picks up the phone. It is the fifth incoming call ...

  9. Dragon Bones

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Dragon Bones by Murray Gunn Blacksmith Books HK$136 If only Murray Gunn had been more circumspect about using his marriage to write about Bhutan- or using Bhutan to write about his marriage. The author of Dragon Bones begins the book by exp ...

  10. Saving the earth? Designs on dolphins 'put HK to shame'

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... with their extremely high standards, we would be surprised and disappointed if they did so.' A US-based pressure group, the Earth Island Institute, said it would call for a boycott of Ocean Park ...




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