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  1. Guangzhou executive semi-finalist for 'best job in the world' contest

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... destinations in Southeast Asia whenever he is on holiday. He also travels extensively but has not tried the waters off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. 'I would love to scuba-dive on the Great ... countries that Tourism Queensland chose to compete for the job, which entails spending six months on Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef. A total of 34,684 applicants from about 200 countries ...

  2. How do you see yourself in 15 years?

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Libby Pei, 14 I see myself looking out into the cool waters off the Lizard Island Research Station at Australia's Great Barrier Reef. As a marine biologist studying the effects of our environment and pollution on the coral reefs of the world, I would be a hands-on scientist, diving with sharks, barracudas, turtles and dolphins to observe the marine life of coral reefs. At home, ...

  3. Executive in running for dream job

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in Southeast Asia whenever he is on holiday. But he has not tried the waters of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. 'I would love to scuba-dive on the Great Barrier Reef- it's heaven ... Queensland chose to compete for the job, which entails spending six months on Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef. A total of 34,684 applicants from about 200 countries entered the contest, ...

  4. Proof that age is no barrier to greatness

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate In the obsessive media heat of the youth-oriented Beijing Olympics, a once-famous Chinese political figure died at a ripe-young age of 87- and he goes to the grave almost internationally unnoticed. He was Hua Guofeng. Had not most of China and t ...

  5. Manila moves to defuse stand-off at disputed reef

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles, Greg Torodeand Teddy Ng The Philippines moved yesterday to contain tensions over a stand-off with China at the disputed Scarborough Reef in the South China Sea, replacing ... to that of China,' he said, adding that Chinese patrol ships are sophisticated enough to handle military threat by the Philippines. Scarborough Reef is 124 nautical miles from the main Philippine island ...

  6. Sydney out in the cold in new Outback tourism push

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... tourists want to see koalas, kangaroos, the Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef.' The peels of laughter had just about subsided when the federal government in Canberra announced its A$40 ...

  7. '1916 court case shows Manila owned shoal'

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'At that time, China was part of the great Mongol empire. Going by the implied logic, Huangyan Island should rightfully belong to Mongolia,' Batongbacal said. The reef was widely referred ... Raissa Robles in Manila A 1916 Philippines Supreme Court decision over a shipwreck on Scarborough Shoal bolsters Manila's territorial claim to the reef, which China also claims, ...

  8. HK's taste for seafood wrecking region's reefs

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... has destroyed the natural habitat for coral and fish in Indonesia and the Philippines, a coral reef expert said yesterday. Thomas Goreau, president of the Global Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of coral reefs, urged Hong Kong to support fishing in countries that use sustainable methods. 'Hong Kong is a major market for fisheries ...

  9. Explore hidden gems

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... and the occasional hammerhead. It is part of the large Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a Unesco World Heritage Site. After destressing in tropical splendour, head inland to the western edge of Belize ... the resort's chefs create a new menu each day based on guest preferences. Make sure to visit the nearby Great Blue Hole, an underwater sinkhole more than 300 metres across and 124 metres deep. ...

  10. Like nowhere else

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (www.wilsonisland.com) Location Part of the Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland Coast. Getting there Fly to Cairns, then to Gladstone, then a 30-minute helicopter ride to Heron Island followed by 45-minute boat transfer. Accommodation Six permanent tents with raised timber floors, all with reef and ocean outlooks, are designed for ultimate comfort. Special feature Experience the wonder ...




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