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  1. $100,000 reward for backpacker rapist

    Posted Jul 11th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... of Asia, were attacked just 100 metres from the rural youth hostel in Tai Mo Shan Country Park where they were staying. The man tailed the women for 45 minutes as they made their way back to their youth hostel on June 13 and grabbed a Swiss Army knife from one of them when she used it to try to frighten him off, before turning it on the pair. The women helped police artists prepare ...

  2. Guiding hand for YMCA campers

    Posted Dec 27th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Overseas university student learns while she helps, writes Jonathan Powell There is little chance of teenager Clara Tsang Sin-man getting bored over the holidays. The former Sha Tin College student is a part-time camp co-ordinator with the YMCA of Hong Ko ...

  3. Canada offers a contrast in styles

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Sally Course

    ... Reports by Karmel Shreyer and Sally Course Students can help enhance their independence at two contrasting Canadian summer programmes. The Young Achievers' Summer Programme in Belleville, Ontario, run by the Canadian Education Centre for 12 to 17-yea ...

  4. Room at the inn

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... House, a quiet little hostel on Tao Fong Shan hill in Shatin, offers affordable and safe accommodation for backpackers watching their wallets. Just $125 a night secures a bed in an 11-person dormitory, free food and laundry, plus a view overlooking Shatin and the surrounding mountains. Tao Fong Shan is 15 minutes from Shatin KCR station, which means transport to the hostel is fast ...

  5. Shadows of a more graceful era

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Reports by Michael Taylor If you're still mourning the loss of Macau's storied Bella Vista Hotel, take heart. The Jiangmen Youth Hostel is even better- more authentic, less pretentious, clearly Chinese deco at its best. Built in 1928, the hostel was originally known as the Zhonghua Hotel. It's full of pastel shades, dark wood, coloured glass windows, ...

  6. Up to half a million guests will be denied star treatment at the Olympics

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hotels and hostels to deal with the expected influx of guests. Non-star-rated hotels and hostels are generally cheap, but often have low safety and hygiene standards as well. The Beijing ... by the 4,000 hotels, hostels, inns and training centres that are not graded, they said, adding that these establishments would have about 500,000 beds in total. Non-star-rated accommodation in Beijing ...

  7. Cheap targets

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... board has engaged the International Youth Hostel Federation about the possibility of setting up an association here. One argument is that by letting budget hotels develop in more remote areas, ...

  8. Rape suspect goes to court

    Posted Oct 13th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The man accused of raping two women near a youth hostel in Tai Mo Shan appeared in Tsuen Wan Court yesterday. Faryad Muhammad, 26, was charged with raping two women on a path close to the Sze Lok Yuen youth hostel, Tsuen Wan, on June 13. Muhammad is a Pakistani Hong Kong resident. The charges were read in Cantonese. His lawyer, David Khosa, asked that a Punjabi ...

  9. Chinese U expands to cope with increased foreign student intake

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Chinese University is expanding its facilities to cope with an increased intake of non-local students. The capacities of its library, classrooms, canteen, hostel and transport ... for the construction of five new hostels providing 1,500 beds, on top of the nearly 6,000 places already available. In the meantime, two buildings will be converted to meet the demand for hostel places ...

  10. Victims help in sketching profile of hill rapist

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... The two British tourists were attacked on Sunday night while walking back to the Sze Lok Yuen youth hostel. They arrived in Hong Kong last week and checked into the hostel on Sunday. The attack happened outside the hostel after they got off from a bus on Route Twisk in Tsuen Wan and walked up the hill to the hostel. It takes about 45 minutes to walk to the hostel which is located near ...




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