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  1. Hill-seekers

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Zara Horner

    ... Fed up with the stress of the city? Well, pull your hiking boots on. Everyone else is, writes Zara Horner When people think of Hong Kong they most likely picture tall buildings, high ... natural scenery is on the city's doorstep. Jackie Peers, a travel agent specialising in walking and hiking tours, says: 'We find people are interested in hiking because it's a great ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606942/hill-seekers
  2. How to have a happy, hassle-free hike

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Zara Horner

    ... Zara Horner Hiking is easy and fun. To make sure you get the most out of it, follow these tips: Don't hike alone. Choose a route you can handle. Start easy and build up. Plan your route. Tell someone where you're going and when you'll be back. Check the weather forecast. Never hike in rain storms. Note trail markers along the way in case of an emergency. Take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606941/how-have-happy-hassle-free-hike
  3. Don't become a victim of your hiking trail fashion statement

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It's one of life's great mysteries why so many Hongkongers choose the hottest days to barbecue at beaches and hike in country parks. Perhaps the summer is just ... and Conservation Department and former legislator Lo Wing-lok have teamed up to promote sensible hiking, which may be something of an oxymoron for many people here. 'This is not to alarm you,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601258/dont-become-victim-your-hiking-trail-fashion-statement
  4. Rent hike

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre operator, might raise rents by eight per cent. Is this prudent, or will it tempt convention organisers to look at alternatives in Macau and on the mainland? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615442/rent-hike
  5. Take a hike

    Posted Aug 25th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... By Michelle Chan With the hottest time of the year behind us and autumn breezes blowing, many of us are thinking: Let's go hiking! Hiking is a healthy and highly enjoyable activity, ... for a day's outing.' Basic hiking equipment includes navigation aids, a first-aid kit, a map of the route, communication devices, sun protector and insect repellent. Check the weather forecast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605502/take-hike
  6. Rent hike forces out kindergarten

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The International Montessori School is to relocate its kindergarten from Wan Chai to Ap Lei Chau this September after a hefty rent increase. Its elementary section, which relocated to an abandoned primary school campus on Morrison Hill after 'one nig ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597792/rent-hike-forces-out-kindergarten
  7. Hiking guidebook calls paved nature trails a mindless waste

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The author of a popular hiking guide has taken aim at the 'obsessive' practice of turning Hong Kong's nature trails into cement pavements, saying it is 'a ... steel,' the book's introduction reads. These measures were 'completely out of keeping with the environment'. Pete Spurrier, a hiking columnist and author of the book, said more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608069/hiking-guidebook-calls-paved-nature-trails-mindless-waste
  8. Australian in Great Wall hike for cancer research

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng. Anne-Louise McWilliam wanted to do something to honour her sister who died from cancer, so the mother of two joined a walk on the Great Wall of China. She took part in a six-day hike, which began on September 23, and negotiated more than 70km of steep ascents and descents with 20 Australian compatriots who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610222/australian-great-wall-hike-cancer-research
  9. Healthy hike

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legislators are expected to receive a 15 per cent pay rise and a HK$470,000 golden handshake. Is this fair, given that wage increases next year are expected to be around 4.5 per cent for most Hongkongers? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619653/healthy-hike
  10. Pay hike

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A union has said firms earning bumper profits should raise wages by 7 to 8 per cent next year. Do you consider such an increase to be fair and if not, what do you think would be acceptable? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619089/pay-hike

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