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  1. Cruising sharks make quick meal of officials

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Massimo Brancaleoni, a vice-president of the Costa Crociere cruise line, and Joseph Lam- who represents another line, Royal Caribbean, in Hong Kong- declined to comment until after today's regular quarterly meeting of the ...

  2. A blast from the repast

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... finds at the markets that day. A typical meal will cost 200-300 patacas per head. The number of courses will depend on the size of the party, so no two visits will be the same. What won't ... with fried rice (215 patacas) so gratifying that you will forgive the restaurant for its dowdy yellow polyester tablecloths. If a beachside meal is your desire, the Miramar Restaurant- by the sands ...

  3. Off the beaten path

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... good value for money compared to a lot of other places in Europe. You get a really good meal for a good price and most of the food is excellent. The people are very friendly, too.' ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as an alternative. The other disadvantage of having so many outlets without seats is that workers rush out to buy their meal and return to the office. If they had time to sit down together and eat, it would ...

  5. Luxury with a conscience

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... comforts, while such offerings as yoga, traditional massages and organic-based meals allow visitors to rejuvenate as much as they relax. ...

  6. Spotting the lessons in a 100-yuan gesture

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... graced by the face of Mao Zedong could buy a lot more. It bought not only a meal for five, but more importantly, immeasurable goodwill and praise from mainlanders and state media. By contrast, ... took his granddaughter for lunch at an old Beijing snack restaurant that has only seven tables. During the meal, a smiling Biden said hello to other patrons and handed a 100-yuan note ...

  7. Artistic impressions

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... want to go to the restaurants because by the time the entree arrives it's time to leave. And there are no eateries nearby where you can have a quick meal. Intriguingly, there's ...

  8. Northern exposure

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... cabin, giving you the chance to ease into the day at your own pace. As on a cruise, part of the delight is letting the days unfold slowly. Life on the train is easy. Meals, drinks and excursions ... meals are major events: three courses at lunch, four at dinner. From baked salmon and papaya salad served with aubergine caviar, to rack of lamb with pistachio and pine-nut crust, served ...

  9. Vote-buying scandal a timely reminder

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to treat voters to free tours, lavish meals and cash coupons. The scheme was an eye-opening introduction into how an election can be vulnerable to corruption. But on a positive note, despite ... to the people is more valuable than a free meal. Furthermore, the culprits were caught, and the judge quite rightly imposed heavy and deterrent sentences requiring full jail terms of at least a year ...

  10. Cheapskate champions

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... preaches. He collects unused packets of sugar at restaurants or from takeaway meals ordered by his colleagues, and never has to buy sugar for his home. If he is pressed for time and needs to take ...




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