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  1. Appetite for opulence

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'We expect this to be particularly evident in London, Paris, Moscow, Nairobi and Kuala Lumpur,' it says. Two hot spots, where prices are tipped to rise by 10 to 20 per cent next year, are Bangkok and Moscow. Other markets expected to grow are St Petersburg, Kiev, Beijing, Nairobi and Paris- all by 5 to 10 per cent- and London, Rome, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta- by less than 5 per ...

  2. Seats up for grabs on charity drive to London

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they will step out on to the streets of London one month later after driving 25,000km through some of the most remote parts of Asia - all in the name of fun and charity. And, for those without summer ... for four years and the route chosen would be the safest and the fastest way to get to London by road. He added that it would be too dangerous and time-consuming to go from the west through Iran ...

  3. The Music

    Posted Jan 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra Pianist Peter Frankl, who has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic and all the professional London orchestras, joins the Pan-Asia Symphony Orchestra with conductor Yip Wai-hong in a programme of Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No4 inG. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, Concert Hall, Edinburgh Place, ...

  4. News - World - LANGUAGE

    Study finds Europe, Asia shared common language 15,000 years ago

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Research suggests family of languages began developing from antecedent 15,000 years ago Common root of European and Asian tongues found Languages spoken by billions of people across Europe and Asia are descended from an ancient tongue uttered in southern Europe at the end of the last ice age, according to research. The claim, by scientists in Britain, points ...

  5. Royal academy chief hints at arts hub link

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and architects, the Royal Academy of Arts has become one of London's most important places to showcase art as well as a leading educational institution featuring a highly selective postgraduate ...

  6. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Estee Lauder eyes big Asian expansion as mainland China sales roar

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the strongest growth of any around the world. "Chinese shoppers are not only buying in China, but they shop in Hong Kong, Paris, London and at airports whenever they travel. Chinese customers like ...

  7. Raise the bar, HK athletes told

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong's athletes were yesterday challenged to raise the bar as officials prepared to announce a squad of 41 for next month's London Olympics. ... among the 45 competing countries and regions. Pang did not specify which sport he felt would have the greatest medal chances in London, s but praised the performance of track cyclist Lee Wai-sze ...

  8. Lee bags more gold against Asia's best

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in which she is chasing a berth for the London Olympics. 'Although China did not send their two best riders, Lee still proved she is a classy sprinter and has progressed a lot from the Guangzhou Games two years ago,' said Hong Kong team manager Hung Chung-yam. 'She is now a more mature rider with a strong determination to win.' Lee leaves for London on Monday ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong named Asia's best shopping city

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... scene. "Hong Kong has both bargain hunts and the priciest luxury items," he said. It is the first time Global Blue has compiled an Asian shopping index. London topped a European list ...

  10. Hong Kong quartet aim to stay ahead of Asian rivals

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa in London kinwa.chan@scmp.com They arrived as the fastest team from Asia and want to return home the same way. Hong Kong's 4x100 metres relay quartet- Tsui Chi-ho, Lai ... been working on this since our arrival in London.' The association has offered a HK$300,000 incentive if the team, who also include reserve runner Ho Man-lok, reach the final ...




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