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  1. Taking a hike through history

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui As a teenager with a passion for hiking, David Pickerell, has long been exploring the hiking trails of Hong Kong, and now he has blended in local history to his first book- Historical Hong Kong Hikes. The 17-year-old young author developed a passion for hiking after his father took him hiking when he was seven. 'I can get away from the city and go hiking in just 15 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670278/taking-hike-through-history
  2. Salary hike

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's 160,000 civil servants are in line for pay rises ranging from 3.9 per cent to 6.3 per cent. Given that many people are having to tighten their belts, do you think this is a fair increase? Write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638043/salary-hike
  3. Road sign plan to help beat crime in parks

    Posted Aug 01st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... the victim and take action immediately,' she said. The spokeswoman added that they were also considering installing more emergency phones in remote areas of the hiking trails to allow victims ... and two illegal immigrants arrested. Franky Chung King-kwong, chairman of the Climb-up Hiking Group, welcomed the plan to make road signs uniform, but warned that not enough was being done ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464981/road-sign-plan-help-beat-crime-parks
  4. An exercise in misguided logic

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Taking to Hong Kong's hiking trails is as much about being at one with nature as exercise. They are a pleasant, and for some people necessary, break from city life and all its noise ... Kong's trails. Concrete and steel are no insurance policy against mishaps. Common sense guides people when hiking, just as it does in taking to our narrow footpaths, navigating crowded shopping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969092/exercise-misguided-logic
  5. Park safety stepped up, says agriculture chief

    Posted Jul 14th 2004, 12:00am by Eugene Cheung

    ... the department have been sent to patrol in remote areas,' Mr Chan said. 'Avoid starting hiking at sunset, since it would be difficult for our department to provide protection.' Many of the recent attacks, however, took place during the day. He reiterated advice to hikers such as going in groups and notifying families or friends of the location and duration of their hiking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/463021/park-safety-stepped-says-agriculture-chief
  6. Mountain ordeal

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Agroup of 20 Hong Kong students experienced a hiking scare while visiting the 4,500-metre Lenglong mountains on the border of Qinghai and Gansu provinces last month. They were among 110 students from two Hong Kong universities and two mainland universities on an excursion to see the glaciers in the mountainous area, and the hike was part of a tour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689777/mountain-ordeal
  7. Learning outside the class aids students to develop

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Canada. The landscape is beautiful in all seasons. I used to hike in different regions in British Columbia with hiking groups in the summer and camp in a snow cave with a few friends during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000940/learning-outside-class-aids-students-develop
  8. Autumn's joys

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Mary Agnew 1. In the summer heat, we sweat a lot and lack the energy to do things outdoors. Now that cooler weather is here, we can take advantage of all the great hiking trails around Hong Kong, especially in the New Territories. My favourite hiking spot, though, is the Dragon's Back trail on Hong Kong Island. There, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983808/autumns-joys
  9. Fun all summer

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on Lantau. Aimed at experienced outdoor adventurers, it will be run by professional instructors from New Zealand. The programme includes abseiling, surfing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002201/fun-all-summer
  10. In pursuit of a career selling adventure equipment

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Mark Regan

    ... from the mountains or sea. This makes the city a great place for work and play and there are many outdoor activities within easy reach. Whether one likes hiking or climbing, cycling or sailing, ... people are doing more hiking, trekking and mountain biking and we are seeing more clubs organising these activities,' Dr Beck said. Another positive development for the outdoor sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554871/pursuit-career-selling-adventure-equipment

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