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  1. Manners matter

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Efforts are being ramped up to improve mainlanders' manners in the lead-up to the Beijing Olympics- and after they were voted the least polite tourists in Thailand. Are they that bad or is there some cultural misunderstanding? Write to us ...

  2. A sporting opportunity that knows no boundaries

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... accepted mainland business opportunities and mainland tourists. Why not have a few of their talented athletes? Soon, we would be moving up that medal table. It is true that there was some ... The arrival of China's victorious Olympic athletes in Hong Kong today highlights one of the less obvious benefits of our city's close relationship with the mainland. We might ...

  3. Ticket to heaven

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... a destination for the majority of mainland tourists. But on the sky train, a hard-sleeper ticket costs 813 yuan, while those prepared to put up with two days and nights of discomfort can get a hard-seat ... but travelling for most mainlanders still involves getting on a train. The most popular train is the new T27, the so-called 'sky train' that leaves Beijing West and arrives in Lhasa, Tibet, 48 ...

  4. Put away your begging bowl, Mr Tung

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

    ... for favours? Should not Tung Chee-hwa put away his begging bowl? Over the past year, the central government has bent over backwards to help Hong Kong recover from its economic woes. Mainland tourists have flooded in. Our businesses and professionals have been granted preferential access to the mainland market. And Hong Kong banks have been permitted to start taking deposits in renminbi. We ...

  5. High stakes

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... daunting for many first-time customers or tourists, he said. 'I observed one mainland tourist with fascination. There was a 1,650-metre race in Happy Valley, which means the horse passes ... Engelbrecht-Bresges outlined the strategy of the club recently in an interview. 'We will never generate income like the casinos,' he said. 'I believe the average spend of a mainland customer ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to mainland 'tourists', who come here and buy up all the supplies I need for my baby, whether it's milk powder, baby food or even the right size of diapers for my little one. I am tired ... this situation is unlikely to change. In a world where sports diving grows in popularity as a tourist activity and archaeology programmes appear on prime-time television, underwater cultural heritage has ...

  7. Venues on track, say East Asian Games officials

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to improve their sporting standards. Macau can also host more international sporting events to enhance its international status,' he said. 'Also, we are expecting 500,000 tourists from Taiwan, the mainland and Hong Kong during the games period and this will also be a big benefit to the economy.' Hong Kong will be the next host of the East Asia Games in 2009 and according ...

  8. HKFA admits public was misled over soccer tickets

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... sent to its regional offices in Taiwan and the mainland for sale to tourists. The rest were sold to about 60 hotels, airlines, travel agencies and tour groups, a spokesman said. A Leisure ... Seats listed for 'external sale' included those reserved for tourists and Community Chest The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) said yesterday that miscommunication had led ...

  9. A slow start out of the Olympic blocks

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by James Tien

    ... will benefit every person who lives, works and does business in Hong Kong and mainland China. We must be ready to welcome the Olympic tourists on their way to and from the Games on the mainland ... the border to the mainland, and the billboards, the posters, the paraphernalia and the excitement are there for everyone to see. Here in Hong Kong, by contrast, there isn't so much as an Olympic ...

  10. Live like an Olympic athlete

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A summer programme, 'Tomorrow I will be the champion', will give Hong Kong students a taste of what life is like for Olympic athletes on the mainland. It is organised by the Hong ... between eight and 16. They will take place in July and August. Apart from the usual tourist activities, participants will receive training in a sport such as table-tennis, badminton, basketball ...




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