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  1. Hot on the trails

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... dramatically, I have spent the past couple of weekends hiking paths that overlook the vistas from the heights of Dragon's Back, Lantau Peak and Victoria Peak. The territory has a maze of trails ... The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department's (AFCD) Enjoy Hiking app is the most immediately useful, listing all the walks and trails by types and regions. The app provides trail ...

  2. Chinese-newspaper hawkers calling for HK$2 price rise

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stores.' However, a source said newspaper publishers were still undecided, saying an increase would not benefit them. 'We haven't discussed the price hike in our regular monthly ... a wait-and-see approach. 'We are passive, as a price hike is neutral to us,' he said. 'The price hike could bring down circulation by at least 10 per cent. With the competition from free ...


    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Bien Perez Built to withstand harsh conditions, the new Sports Miniket from Samsung Electronics is a rugged companion worthy of an Indiana Jones-type adventure or a weekend hike in the hills. The six-in-one device provides video camera, still camera, MP3 player, web camera, portable storage and voice recorder functions. It is packed in a weather-resistant, ...

  4. Web makes storm data a mobile affair

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frequent hiker Yip Ching, member of the Kin Hang Hiking Club, said he did not find the website useful, even though he has a PDA. 'Hikers usually check the weather before they go. If the weather's bad, we won't go at all,' he said. Mr Yip said he took his PDA with him every time he went hiking, but it did not have internet access. He said he preferred getting weather ...

  5. New SMS location service for hikers

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the association's vice-chairman, said the service would 'speed up rescue procedures'. The service, which applies to all hiking trails, is managed by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation ...

  6. Savvy for software

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Kitty Tse Po-ting doesn't consider herself a typical computer geek, preferring to hike or eat out with friends rather than stay chained to her desk, playing computer games. But there is one thing that will keep her glued to the screen: when she is programming, she turns into a computer-coding whiz as hardcore as the best of them. A graduate of the Hong Kong ...

  7. Tracker stays one step ahead of you even during your ups and downs

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Katie McGregor healthpost@scmp.com Runmeter US$4.99 Rating 10/10 This was to be a review of the Nike+ GPS app, which I have been happily using to track my running and hiking for some months, but then I came across the Runmeter. The instant attraction was that Runmeter not only tracks calories burned according to distance, but also elevation change. In hilly Hong Kong, I have ...

  8. CityU students make life simpler

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak City University (CityU) students are making life easier with their inventions: a system to track missing trail-walkers and a handy device to computerise grocery shopping. Keen hiker Ng Ka-ho from the department of electronic engineering was inspired by the off-duty police officer who is still missing after going hiking. He developed a monitoring system that utilises ...

  9. Volunteers show how to be good neighbours

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... meat-free Mondays, foodies, board games enthusiasts, atheists, weight loss and life drawing. The hiking group, one of the largest with more than 5,000 members, raised almost HK$1 million last year ...

  10. Peak residents put stop to road barrier

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... would help prevent vehicles from going over the cliff if drivers lost control, it said. The Old Peak Road is steps away from hiking trails, and many nature lovers view road improvement projects ...




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