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  1. Disco Bay wakes to laughter as families take charity hike

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Strollers get right of way in creche's third sponsored walk Discovery Bay folk woke on Saturday to chirping birds and the laughter of babies and children wearing bright Christmas-red T-shirts, up early for a special walk. As police o ...

  2. Team spirit gives Gurkhas the edge for record-breaking win

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... 20 hours. Losing weight was a bonus for Ann Chan, whose weight dropped from 80kg last December to 68kg after she took up hiking. In her first month, she hiked four to five hours every day. Later she hiked up to 10 hours every Sunday. 'In the beginning, it was so hard; I needed a rest every three steps I walked,' Ms Chan said. 'Hiking is an alternative way ...

  3. Bomb disposal squad removes wartime shell found by hikers

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Mung-hei, 58, who leads a hiking group call Ant, said the shells were found during a stream adventure last month in which about 20 experienced hikers took part. They started their walk ... with hard objects.' Mr Wong said it was the hiking group's first visit to the stream, and he believed the site was rarely visited by other hikers. That explained why they did not report ...

  4. You're feeling the heat... because HK is hotter

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... usually starts in October, has long been considered the best time for hiking in the region. But on October 26, a young man died while hiking in Sai Kung. It was reported that heatstroke ... 'More mishaps like heatstroke occur during hiking trips because of the unexpected heat.' Despite 20 years' experience, Mr Ng said he and his hiking pals had to be more alert to weather ...

  5. Five survivors of Pat Sin Leng hill fire sue government for $10m

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Writ seeks $2m each for injuries suffered on 1996 school hike when five were killed Five survivors who were severely burnt in the Pat Sin Leng fire in 1996 are suing the government for $10 ... students from Fung Yiu King Memorial Secondary School in Ma On Shan died in the blaze while hiking. Mr Cheung is now studying in the United States. The mother of Rita Yu Hui-wan, a student who died ...

  6. Fears of a bubble hang over market

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... to tackle any excess by raising interest rates. There have been three rate hikes this year, upping the base rate by 75 basis points. The prime lending rate is now at 6.05 per cent, with homebuyers typically able to borrow at prime minus 1 or 1.5 per cent. More serious measures may be necessary if the rate hikes don't work. Landed property prices have leapt 10 to 20 per cent this year, ...

  7. Having completed Trailwalker five times, Azusa Nobutoki sees 25-kilometre walk home a walk in the park

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Azusa Nobutoki had to make a 25-kilometre, six-hour walk home after Japan's destructive earthquake brought public transport in Tokyo to a standstill, but having completed the Hong Kong Oxfam Trailwalker five times, the long hike to her house was a piece of cake. Nobutoki worked in Hong Kong for 14 years for the toymaker Sekiguchi before being transferred back ...

  8. Careless grave-sweepers spark hill fires

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is fine, just like hiking. Our family also takes advantage of the festival to stage a family gathering.' A ceremony commemorating those who died in the defence of Hong Kong during the second ...

  9. Power stocks surge after official talks of coal price freeze

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Council,' he was quoted as saying. 'Next year's contract coal price should remain steady from this year's, any form of price hike is banned.' The NDRC has yet to make any formal ...

  10. Mainland increases spending on basic education, but is still short of target

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... cent last year, but it was still short of the widely accepted benchmark for developing countries to ensure adequate school funding. The hike, on top of a 0.2 percentage point increase a year ...




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