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  1. Kowloon's just fine for these batty residents

    Posted Jan 26th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Hidden in teeming Kowloon Park, Mongkok and even the Temple Street market are some of the city's most unlikely residents- families of short-nosed fruit bats. While Hong Kong has plenty of land far from noise, pollution and human activity, the tiny Cynopterus sphinx- adults grow to just 3.6cm- seems to prefer the minimal comforts provided by the imported ...

  2. An automatic solution to holiday rush at the border

    Posted Jan 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... manual channels. Part of the reason behind the increased passenger flow is a rise in the number of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong. This year about 505,000 mainlanders will come to the city ...

  3. Yuan parity does pose a threat, but it's not what you think

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with the relatively wealthy inhabitants of Guangdong's cities rather than with the average Chinese. Even so, Hongkongers remain roughly four times wealthier in absolute terms and we are still ...

  4. Lights of spring

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... Crawford, Pacific Place and Times Square. OPI's new Australia collection (HK$120 a bottle, right) was 'inspired by the land where cosmopolitan city life and runway fashion meet primitive ...

  5. Monkey explosion

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from? The monkeys' origins date back to 1913, when the city's dams were being built. Government officials found a highly toxic bush- deadly to humans and most animals- growing lushly ...

  6. Drug addiction leaves Persian citadel in ruins

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Robert Tait

    ... that struck the historic city in December 2003 killed an estimated 40,000 people and left thousands more without homes or shelter, prompting a massive international rescue effort. Nearly 21/2 years ... of multiple bereavement after the earthquake, many survivors have turned to opium- traditionally respectable and widely available in a city on the drug transit route from Afghanistan and Pakistan. ...

  7. Tampere

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... In Finland's largest inland city, Christina Pfeiffer discovers fishing and a forest theatre among quirky museums and fine architecture 1 Museums galore Tampere has a museum for everything from old shoes to modern art. The city was a pioneer of Finland's 19th-century industrial revolution and most of its old factories, which are located along the banks ...

  8. Connecting as a transport hub

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... as an aviation hub in the quest for new competitive advantages in an era that sees the city competing against its own hinterland. Efforts have been made to enhance aviation links with the mainland, ... international cities. Mr Fung said Hong Kong had obtained more air routes to the mainland in his latest round of negotiations with Beijing in April, although he said it was too early to reveal ...

  9. The Planner

    Posted Oct 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... 20. Inquiries: www.latinfestival.gov.hk Classical Bliss The 15-year-old clarinettist, Julian Bliss, performs works by Warlock, Mozart and Schubert. The City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong accompanies. Tomorrow, 8pm, HK City Hall, Concert Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $120-$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3420 0107 Zombified Live music show, performance and party with actors, Halloween make-up, ...

  10. First police service centre tailor-made for tourists

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The office, in Central, is part of a plan to provide greater assistance for visitors The city's first police service centre was opened yesterday in Central, offering not just crime reporting services but also information for tourists lost in the city. The ground-floor centre at 149 Queen's Road, Central, will be staffed by up to three officers around ...




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