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  1. High-flying show for kite-lovers

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Kites of all shapes, colours and sizes are on show at a public exhibition on Hong Kong Island. The Kite Festival, which runs until Sunday, is being held on a large area of grassland at Cyberport. The exhibits include a dragon kite more than 240 metres long and mini-versions measuring between five and 12 centimetres. Many other colourful kites from various countries, ...

  2. Red Kite flies above rivals to stamp class

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'A three-day adrenaline fix' was how Anthony Root, skipper of Red Kite II, described the San Fernando Race after clinching top honours at the biennial showpiece from ... was a pretty good deal.' If Strewth was Goliath, then Red Kite II is definitely David. It was the first race for the new Archambault 35 and Root was left delighted with his boat- and crew's- ...

  3. The Kite Runner

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... The Kite Runner certainly harbours flaws, but it remains one of the more reflective, although not gritty, screen manifestations of contemporary Afghan history that's been offered to cinema lovers around the world in recent years. The Kite Runner opens today ...

  4. Fly-by-kite advice

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... animal is the kite, the birds of prey you see soaring between high-rises without a care in the world. Apparently they, like Hong Kong, are powerful, have good sight and know how to adapt well in this urban environment. 'The kites are good at riding what is- if you connect with the kite energy, you can better harness your energy and things will start to move more magically and more ...

  5. Lucky kite takes flight

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Kadoorie Farm officer Leo Ko Chi-han returns a black-eared kite to the wild yesterday after local conservationists saved it from certain death. The lucky bird survived two ... Cornish said. Veterinary staff at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, while treating the badly injured male kite, were surprised to discover the bird had previously been shot. Vet Alex Grioni found ...

  6. News - China - URBAN GROWTH

    Chinese cities encroaching on military airspace, PLA complains

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 02:41pm by CHEN BINGLIN

    ... In addition, some residents living near airbases raised pigeons or flew kites or drones that often interfered with military aircraft, and it took a lot of energy and cost to drive the intruders away, ...

  7. High as a kite

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Robin Esrock

    ... Robin Esrock Leaping into the air, hundreds of metres above the jungle that surrounds Rio de Janeiro, all I can do is open my mouth in wonder. 'We're flying,' I say, somewhat stunned, to Pedro, who's guiding the hang-glider with the gr ...

  8. Lifestyle - Travel

    Kitesurfing takes off in Mui Ne, Vietnam

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Kit Gillet

    ... capital of one of the fastest-growing sports in the world: kitesurfing. It's a clear day and more than 100 kites can be seen on the horizon, each with a small figure dangling below- a figure ... Scribner with a smile, as he washes the sand off his kite. Scribner is not alone in embracing the sport later in life, nor in allowing it to become an all-consuming passion. "Back in 2009 ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Best kept secret: Tong Fuk Caravans

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:27pm by Jowie Chan

    ... Jowie Chan If you're looking to get away from it all for a day or two, try a relaxing weekend of solar-powered caravanning. The site is located in Tong Fuk on the southern coast of Lantau Island in a green field that's a two-minute walk from the beach. It's a good spot for flying kites, fishing and barbecues. All the caravans are equipped with beds and sofas, ...

  10. Fatal Sunset

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Fatal Sunset by Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff Glenneyre Press (audiobook) There is probably a book in this. Fatal Sunset, about the dangers of taking vacations in certain hot spots, will make worrywarts think twice about leaving the safety of thei ...




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