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  1. Sea burial made easier, but few are interested

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Joyce Ng

    ... Colleen Lee and Joyce Ng Few Hongkongers scatter the ashes of their loved ones into the sea, even though procedures have been simplified and burial niches cost more. The government started to process applications for sea burials in Hong Kong waters in 195 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651083/sea-burial-made-easier-few-are-interested
  2. Good grief

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee It's noon and at the Cape Collinson Crematorium in Chai Wan, a group of schoolchildren, who moments ago were giggling and sharing jokes, have been shocked into silence. Christy Lam Cho-yin and 32 classmates are looking at social worker Gar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727083/good-grief
  3. Arthritis and pollution can make for woeful winters

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Does the cooler weather cause your bones to ache and your allergies to flare? Well, you're not the only one. Pets also suffer from winter woes. 'In the winter all sorts of pollens blow in from the mainland, causing allergic reacti ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696346/arthritis-and-pollution-can-make-woeful-winters
  4. Film

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui, Paul Fonoroff

    ... Reviews by Paul Fonoroff and Clarence Tsui New Releases I Wish I Knew (I) (Putonghua and Shanghainese) See review this page. The Social Network (IIB) See review on next page. Heartbreaker (IIB) (French) French art house darling Romain Duris strolls into m ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730743/film
  5. Up close and personal

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Jocelyn Wong

    ... changed into special jumpsuits and set off to spend two hours as rookie dolphin trainers. The first interesting thing I learned is that you do not necessarily need to offer fish to give a dolphin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721819/close-and-personal
  6. Ashes to bashes

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A new generation of funeral directors are giving clients what they want, including music and cocktail parties, writes Lau Kit-wai Long shrouded in mystery, local undertakers are often seen as taking advantage of the grief and confusion of bereaved familie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647067/ashes-bashes
  7. Friends who were gems in life can now become jewels in death

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Instead of burying a body six feet under the daisies, mourners can now get a diamond made from the dearly beloved's ashes for HK$150,000, and sport it on a finger. Diamonds made from ashes, gold-coated coffins and biodegradable urns that can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680186/friends-who-were-gems-life-can-now-become-jewels-death
  8. Plant a better office environment

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Few objects in the formal business setting of an office inspire as much admiration and tenderness as plants. Inanimate hardware barely gets a second thought, but living things that need nurturing to grow invariably get the attention of all ranks- from dir ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717650/plant-better-office-environment
  9. WWF's new face in HK urges shoppers to join fight against waste

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Singer Kay Tse On-kay seemed to relish her return to the limelight on Saturday when she made her first appearance as the WWF's new face in Hong Kong. The 33-year-old singer might have been less busy since her contract with TVB ended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716542/wwfs-new-face-hk-urges-shoppers-join-fight-against-waste
  10. Rising to the challenge

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... of Vietnam to lift its base interest rate from 8.75per cent to 12 per cent. But few central bankers in the region have so far bitten the bullet in this aggressive way and risk triggering slower economic growth by raising interest rates to rein in inflation. As a result, says Lehman Brothers analyst Rob Subbaraman, inflation in the Asia-ex Japan region has now been elevated to 'No1 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640905/rising-challenge

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