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  1. Already on the music map

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Music. So please do not say that Hong Kong needs putting on the musical map; it is firmly on it already. But, as I say, it all depends on what you mean by 'music'. JOHN F. WILSON, Lamma Island ...

  2. Training puts execs in an 'amazing race'

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Ma Tei to donate the old clothes. There they receive another envelope of instructions, eventually leading them to Lamma Island, where they must complete a rock-climbing and abseiling exercise ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... free entitlements every month. I think I hear the crushing of sour grapes. PETER BERRY, Lamma Island ... 'Diaoyus belong to Japan' (March 31), by Benjamin Tsui On-min. I do not agree with his view that the Diaoyu island chain belongs to Japan. In fact, America was at fault ...

  4. Treasure Island

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's odyssey from a fishing village to a global finance centre began in Victoria City, now Central, where British merchants started trading with China and the rest of the world. With its political and commercial power base, Hong Kong Island has always been the area of choice for the rich and powerful, and luxury homes at prestigious addresses are as precious ...

  5. Island mentality ignores history

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Philippine attempts to arrest Chinese vessels fishing in the area of what is known in English as the Scarborough Shoal, to China as Huangyan Island, and to the Philippines as Panatag Shoal. ... reads: 'It is China who first discovered Huangyan Island' and 'drew into China's map in China's Yuan dynasty (1271-1368AD)'. This is like Europeans claiming ...

  6. HK Island home prices hit record

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito and Paggie Leung Prices of second-hand flats on Hong Kong Island have hit a record high, bolstered by improved sentiment and limited supply. But some analysts predict the steady climb may not continue. The Centa-City Leading Index, a weekly measure of home prices from Centaline Property Agency, shows home prices on Hong Kong Island edged up 1.37 per cent week on week ...

  7. Island lifestyle oozes appeal

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The upcoming residential seafront development, Andaman at Quayside, on Malaysia's Penang island has raised the benchmark of high-quality living in Asia. 'Quayside is known ... communities, including the Palms in Dubai, Australia's Sovereign Island and Sentosa Cove in Singapore. Malaysian prestige property developer Eastern & Oriental Berhad, developer of Andaman ...

  8. Man-made islands

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ambitions: boosting tourism and solidifying its image as a financial powerhouse. The most well-known reclamation in Dubai is the Palm Islands project by Nakheel, a local real estate developer. It consists of three palm-shaped islands. With Palm Jumeirah already built and Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira on the way, the three artificial islands will possess an array of luxury villas, hotels ...

  9. Island taps tourism potential

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... charms were recognised in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers who called it Ilha Formosa or 'beautiful island'. But it has taken a while for the message to reach the modern-day ... arrivals have increased 58 per cent. Last year, the number of visitors reached more than 6 million for the first time. New tourism facilities are springing up all across the island. The changing ...

  10. Beijing calls for co-operation with Taipei on islands

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com The mainland has urged cross-strait co-operation in protecting the sovereignty of disputed islands in the South China Sea, amid rising ... archipelagos. 'China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and their surrounding waters,' Yang told a news conference in Beijing. 'People from both sides ...




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