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  1. News - World

    Barack Obama holiday at Martha's Vineyard attracts criticism

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Oak Bluffs, Massachusettes Obama takes a holiday, and critics take umbrage US President Barack Obama gave an update on US military strikes in Iraq on Saturday from a podium ... Massachusetts island where the president and his family began a two-week holiday. The contrasting scenes, which sparked some hostile commentary, illustrate the dilemma of taking time off when you ...

  2. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Hamptons holiday homes see rise in sales

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:59am by Bloomberg

    ... Hamptons, the Long Island holiday locale popular among financiers and celebrities, climbed in the second quarter as more inventory became available for buyers. Purchases increased 3.7 per cent from ... at that level in the quarter, compared with 67 a year earlier. Craig Folise, the co-owner of Resources Trucking, a New Jersey-based international freight company, looked for a holiday home ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Cycling tours more popular as people ditch beach holidays and hit the road

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline life@scmp.com Cycling tours in Asia are growing more popular as people ditch the beach holiday and hit the road, writes Rachel Jacqueline The wheel thing With its narrow and congested roads and heavily polluted air, Hong Kong is not ideal for cyclists. So those who have caught the cycling bug are swapping Asian beach breaks for bike holidays, touring the region for days ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Taking an unusual holiday in the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Having a blast in an unusual place There's nothing like going on a sightseeing trip to have a blast. Whatever your beliefs and convictions, this holds true. That's probably why the newly founded Islamic State, the ...

  5. Working holiday scheme a success

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 02:12pm by KEITH CHAN

    ... Keith Chan The working holiday scheme between Hong Kong and Japan has turned out to be a great success, with the applications received for the first period of this year already exceeding ... be a Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport holder ordinarily resident in Hong Kong, who is aged between 18 and 30 and intends primarily to holiday in Japan for a specified period ...

  6. Magazines - Style - SIGN-OFF

    Greed and ugliness surface when people go on holiday

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by Andrew Sun

    ... The Aristocrat ILLUSTRATION xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ILLUSTRATION MAXIM SAVVA / ILLUSTRATIONROOM.COM.AU People are good at hiding their real personalities until they go on vacation Friends who pretend It's hard to really get to know people in Hong Kong. W ...

  7. News - World - Air Travel

    Couple sues British Airways over Grenada-Granada holiday mix-up

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:09am

    ... Associated Press in Washington Couple sues British Airways over mix-up that saw Spanish holiday plans dashed A Washington couple has sued British Airways, saying the airline ruined their holiday by booking them tickets to the Caribbean island of Grenada instead of Granada, Spain – 6,379km away. Edward Gamson and Lowell Canaday said in their lawsuit they wanted to travel from ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BUREAUCRACY

    Holiday plans in tatters as Hong Kong passports held up in UK document fiasco

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com People applying to renew BN(O) passports must submit SAR travel documents, but the wait to get them back is ruining holiday plans Hong Kong passports held up ... suffered delays of up to four months since the British consulate in the city closed its passport office in December. The cost-saving measure has left business and holiday plans in tatters for many. ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    S Korea exports fall on China slowdown and holidays in May

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:07am by Reuters

    ... cent rise in shipments to the US. Analysts and the government called for caution over the export data for last month, pointing to distortions arising from unusually long holidays falling in May in Korea and China. "In May, China had many holidays along with ours and so that, on top of China's slowdown, steepened the fall in exports. I think it's too early to say that we ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Summer holiday flights under threat as Cathay pay talks break down

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:15am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Cathay Pacific pilots' pay talks break down Hong Kong passengers could have their summer holiday flights disrupted after protracted pay talks between Cathay Pacific and its pilots broke down. The Hong Kong Aircrew Officers' Association says cockpit crew may work to rule, known as contract compliance, during the peak travel period in July unless ...




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