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  1. Action time

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... Elizabeth Turner Events are taking place around the world today to mark World Environment Day. In Hong Kong, organised activities will include a hike organised by Clear the Air, which ... on July 1, starting with a hike around Tai Tam Harbour and Tam Tuk Reservoir and end with a march from Victoria Park to Central. Rachel Pang, vice-chairman of Clear the Air, said pressuring ...

  2. Best in snow- Luxury resorts in Europe

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... (the 15-course menu should satisfy even the heartiest appetite) and sweat away your troubles in a sauna. Ski up to the Betelberg mountain cable car, and in summer hike or mountain bike the many ... Pleta is far from a rustic ski resort. If you need some pampering after a day on the ski runs- or hiking, boating, rafting and rock climbing in summer- then the Occitana Spa is the place to be. ...

  3. letters

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The only gas supplier in Hong Kong, Towngas, recently announced it is raising its tariff by 0.6 HK cents per megajoule. Some people have protested against the price hike, as Towngas had reported it made billions of dollars last year. The company said the price hike is to offset increasing costs, and that a concession scheme would be launched for those who need help paying their gas bill. ...

  4. Beijing water price rise backed but lack of alternatives criticised

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... 'I did a survey in my neighbourhood and most people said they cannot accept another price hike because it is unfair for residents. 'I don't think it's responsible for the government to pin its hopes on price hikes all the time to solve water shortages, which are also partly attributed to poor management,' she said. Many delegates and experts also said ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their fares. A lot of companies seem intent this year on increasing prices, and a fare hike will be a difficult financial burden for many people. The bus firms have to accept the principle of corporate social responsibility and investigate other options instead of a hike in fares. If fares go up too much, then passengers may switch to other forms of transport, such as the MTR. I do not think ...

  6. Some scaly fun

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... leading to imbalance in the ecosystem.' Young says people can help by not leaving litter when they hike or spend time in the countryside. 'Polluting the environment would disrupt ...

  7. letters

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eastern tunnel toll hike extravagant The proposed increase in the Eastern Harbour Tunnel toll has seen different parties voicing objections. It is not necessary for the company to increase the toll. There is no doubt the company wants to maximise its profit, but it should consider its social responsibility. The proposed increase is extravagant, if not unacceptable. Hong Kong is just ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Paine, Chai Wan Not enough pools or trails I think the government should build additional sports facilities to get more people to exercise. We do need more hiking trails, especially ones that can be used by families. Apart from being healthy, a family hike is one of those activities which can improve the relationship between parents and their children. We need more swimming pools ...

  9. These streets are not made for walking

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They can ride in sheltered, air-conditioned comfort. Hiking in country parks is very popular. But it can take a long time to reach them. What we need is a natural, walker-friendly environment ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... otherwise. I can think of no better description myself. P. A. Crush, Sha Tin Should hiking be banned near hill fires? You ask if hiking should be banned near hill fires. A more pressing issue is, ...




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