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  1. Hostel hopes for fresh look in new location

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of the Heart hostel. The hostel offers temporary accommodation to parents of children undergoing treatment. Within walking distance of the hospital, it allows them to spend more time with their children. The hostel, in the Government Quarters building, is expected to start operating next month, but funds are still needed for renovations. The hostel is particularly important for mothers ...

  2. Gang caught with five kidnapped babies

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... by a hostel owner in the city, the report said. She called police after her suspicions were raised when their 'mothers', who claimed to be disaster survivors from Beichuan, checked into her hostel instead of asking to live in a camp and did not seek any relief goods. She also noticed that the babies spent all their time in a deep sleep. The six said they were ordered by a crime boss ...

  3. Mainland flood hides slow growth in airport push for hub status

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... The brand- X Base Backpackers- operates youth hostels. This would be less interesting if XBB were not part of Accor Hotels- whose brands also include Novotel and Ibis, and which has four hotels in Hong Kong after buying Century Hotels. Launched only last year, XBB's original business plan was to open six hostels in Australia and New Zealand. One year later the plan has expanded ...

  4. Police crackdown on illegal guest houses is long overdue

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A number of articles appeared last year warning about the growth of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong and Macau. I wrote this year about the problem in some buildings in the city ('Acid attack investigation should start with blitz on illegal hostels', January 5). I believe that prevention is better than cure, but the warnings about the threat these premises pose have ...

  5. 'The world has forgotten us'

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy The surf still rolls in at Lagun Dri beach, but the island's only tourist attraction is devoid of both tourists and villagers. Lagun Dri beach and the Muslim village 12km away that goes by the same name are deserted. The women and children have fled to the hills and the men are guarding the houses, many of which doubled as hostels for the international ...

  6. Improve village, 'but no more Stanleys please'

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... a youth hostel to be built in a disused public housing block, and the revival of hand-pulled ferry boats between various parts of the village. Joanne Crellin, who lives in Stanley, said she would ...

  7. Dozens die in mudslide triggered by devastating typhoon

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... had been destroyed in the three villages, including school hostels and classrooms, Xinhua reported. Zhejiang officials say Typhoon Rananim, one of the strongest to hit the mainland in recent ...

  8. Charity pledges US$15m for Sichuan homes

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... to be built would be about 100 square metres each, which was larger than the criteria issued by the mainland government. 'A bigger house will enable the villagers to run bed-and-breakfast hostel ...

  9. Right on cue, the rain falls for Hong Kong's Noah's Ark

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... - and an Ark Life Education House. The top floor of the ark is Noah's Resort, with hostel and hotel-style accommodation, while the Adventureland park outside features ropes and swings. Noah's ...

  10. Farmer full of hope as new homes rise from the rubble

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... as a table,' he said. 'Before the earthquake, I had just had my house renovated and expanded in the hope of running a hostel business. But none of the 14 rooms escaped damage.' Like other ...




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