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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Interactive kiosks would enhance hiking experience

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have enough technology. The first stop on any well-marked hiking path is the map, set up by the Country and Marine Parks Authority. These handy guides are found on all of Hong Kong's 23 ... The authority also offers useful information and some basic maps on its web page, as do a number of local amateur websites. The Hong Kong Hiker ( http://ec.hku.hk/hiking?ec.hku.hk/ hiking), Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421664/interactive-kiosks-would-enhance-hiking-experience
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. The Heritage Hiker's Guide to Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to pick up the slack. For years, publisher and outdoor enthusiast Pete Spurrier has been chronicling countryside hideouts in his various hiking books, ranging from 'Leisurely' ... Guide to Hong Kong was unlike anything available on our city's 'local interest' bookshelves. It offered various 'hikes' throughout the city- in truth, detailed walks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002079/heritage-hikers-guide-hong-kong
  9. 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
  10. Does HK have natural scenery?

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... out at The Peak or swim on Lantau Island to get close to nature. I like hiking on Bowen Road as well. The environment is nice. I'd like Hong Kong to have cleaner beaches, clearer water ... to the city recently. My impression of Hong Kong is a city full of tall buildings. I've been to The Peak and I think the environment there is nice. I can do both shopping and hiking there. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613896/does-hk-have-natural-scenery

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