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  1. Long list of don'ts for solo visitors

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and don'ts being issued to solo mainland tourists in Taiwan. To prevent this new class of mainland tourists- who are not part of group tours- from 'getting into trouble' during their brief visits to the island, Taiwanese authorities have issued 11 taboos for them to observe. The restrictions, issued after Taiwan lifted its ban on visits by solo mainland tourists late last month, ...

  2. Hopeful signs with visitors up, bankruptcies down

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Despite the global credit crunch and worldwide economic downturn, the number of mainland and overseas people visiting Hong Kong during this year's Lunar New Year holidays jumped about 18 per cent from a year ago. From February 13 to 17, more than half a million visitors came to Hong Kong, with mainland arrivals up 16 per cent, Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman ...

  3. Taiwan to admit solo mainlanders

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... talks, said they included Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing and Nanjing. Asked if the government no longer had security or illegal immigration concerns about visitors from the mainland, Wu ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Mainland tourists will be able to travel to Taiwan on their own from next year, in yet another sign of warming cross-strait ties. The plan, announced by Taiwanese ...

  4. Show worsens air pollution

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... quality. Another uncomfortable feeling from the show was that the language of the narration was Cantonese, even though many foreigners and mainland visitors were watching. The narrators should have at least used a bilingual narration, or Cantonese-English one night and Cantonese-Mandarin the next. It would make visitors feel more welcome and better able to appreciate Hong Kong's spirit. ...

  5. Easy accessibility means visitors can marvel at ancient wonders

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... from all over the Muslim world pack the narrow alleyways and crowded souks. Naseef House is the first port of call for many visitors. It used to belong to one of Jeddah's most powerful ... in the 17th century to guard against marauding Ottomans, originally the only access was via rope ladders. The last villagers left in the 1980s, and a cable car has since been built for visitors ...

  6. Gulf gateways let visitors discover the Arab world

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... offer customised tours that give visitors an insight to the Arab world, and Dubai is often the favoured starting point or climax to these tours. Flights from Dubai or Abu Dhabi make Beirut ... and the monstrously gaudy Neyavaran Palace, which was the winter residence of the shah, who was deposed in 1979. Visitors planning to buy a carpet should visit the Carpet Museum to get an idea of the best ...

  7. It's no wonder expanding airline hopes to entice visitors

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Air Jordan has landed in Hong Kong. No, we're not talking about Michael, but the air service of the Middle Eastern nation. Royal Jordanian Airlines- which once considered naming a flight after the b ...

  8. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Estee Lauder eyes big Asian expansion as mainland China sales roar

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

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Cosmetics firm says it plans to open more stores across regionas best growth in world comes from mainland market Estee Lauder to expand in Asia Estee Lauder, ... The company has 38,500 staff worldwide. "Hong Kong and mainland China are very important markets to us," Lauder told the South China Morning Post, adding the mainland market was showing ...

  9. Wine expo looks north, where palates gain polish

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mainland market. As the city aims to further cement its position as Asia's wine hub with the opening of Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on Tuesday, eyes are increasingly turning northwards. Mainland wine entrepreneurs, traders and those who simply enjoy a tipple are expected to swell the ranks of visitors at the showpiece annual ...

  10. Product groups help visitors navigate event

    Posted Apr 20th 2004, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... to electrical appliances and furniture, to all the latest ideas in decorating- you will find all from more than 2,000 exhibitors coming from around the world. To help navigate visitors through ...




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