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  1. HK's Tsang second in Gobi March

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho Hong Kong's Tsang Siu-keung finished second in the week-long 250km Gobi March race across the Gobi Desert. Winner Ryan Sandes from South Africa led the race from its first ... It was beautiful,' Tsang added. Tsang and Wong, who finished just outside the top 10 in the Gobi March, are both colleagues at the Hong Kong Fire Services department with Tsang working as a fitness trainer ...

  2. Aird tackles mother of all marathons- 250km in six days

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... technology firm that is building the Rwandan village, has already taken part in one desert marathon when he ran across the Gobi Desert in China last year and that was an experience in itself. ... in the hottest desert on Earth and I have to admit I am apprehensive about the whole thing,' said Aird. 'Last year, when I ran across the Gobi Desert, we helped to raise about US$30,000 so ...

  3. Ultra Marathon Man

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... trip to the Gobi desert as part of his goal to cross four deserts this year- the Atacama, the Gobi, the Sahara and the 'last desert' in Antarctica. He is attempting the feat along ... the coastal areas of Santa Barbara. Today, he is running a marathon in San Diego. 'I couldn't think of a greater challenge than to do these four deserts and I always wanted to go ...

  4. Mythic beings or real monsters

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... the bright red Alghoi Khorkhoi, nicknamed the Mongolian Death Worm, is reputed to live deep in the Gobi Desert on the borders of China and Mongolia. Living underground most of its life, it supposedly ... or skink. Although finding new animals is rare, a new type of wild Bactrian camel was found in the Kum Tagh Desert in China's Xinjiang province in 2001. The Gobi Desert covers some 1,295,000 ...

  5. Miner SouthGobi may tap HK market for US$800m

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster Another overseas mining company eyes Mongolian assets SouthGobi Energy Resources, a Canadian-listed mining company that owns mines in Mongolia, plans to raise as much ... of the deal could be US$500 million. A spokesman at Vancouver-based SouthGobi declined to comment. More overseas mining companies with assets in Asia have been looking at raising funds in Hong Kong ...

  6. Gobi mental strain worse than physical exhaustion

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho Though much of the Gobi March's 250km challenge is physical, competitors need to endure an even greater mental strain throughout the six-stage event. The competitors, including 40 from or based in Hong Kong, must carry all their own supplies and food while trekking through rocky terrain and an area organisers have dubbed 'Fast Track to Heaven' as after ...

  7. Skateboarder pushes himself to the limit

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... and dealing with the accompanying physical and mental challenges. 'I was in Xinjiang near the Gobi Desert. It was, like, 45 degrees Celsius at midday, and I hadn't had much food and sleep. ...

  8. 25 killed when officials bungle fireworks disposal

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam At least 25 people have been killed while authorities were trying to dispose of eight truckloads of fireworks in the Gobi Desert near the Xinjiang city of Turpan. At least nine people were injured in Wednesday night's blast, and five were missing. The tragedy happened about 7pm when Turpan police dumped more than 900 boxes of fireworks in a ditch and the explosives ...

  9. Cool runner in fear of amorous penguins

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Tomorrow, Martyn Sawyer will set off for Antarctica to complete the last of his four desert ultra-marathons. The group general manager for Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels has already crossed the Sahara, the Gobi and the Atacama Plains in Chile- representing the hottest, driest and windiest of the extreme races- ...

  10. The real Mickey Mouse and his friends

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... almost anything. They like vegetables, fruit and grain best, but they'll also eat insects. The long-eared jerboa that lives in the Trans-Altai Gobi Desert and the Gobi Desert in Mongolia ... of its looks, this cute little rodent is nicknamed 'The Mickey Mouse of the desert'. Millions of years ago, jerboas lived in Asia, Europe and Africa. Today Asian jerboas live ...




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