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  1. mountains to climb

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Compiled by Paul Kay 1 In what country was Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man (with Tenzing Norgay) to climb Everest, born? 2 Which is the highest mountain in Africa? 3 Eight of the 10 tallest mountains in the world are in or partially in which country? 4 Which mountain range is named after a Greek mythological character who carried the world on his shoulders? 5 The tallest ...

  2. River deep, mountain high

    Posted Nov 13th 2005, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... Jin Peh One of the most positive fung shui layouts is having mountains behind and water flowing in front of your home, an ideal situation that fung shui masters have always sought. For city dwellers, surrounding buildings fulfil the role of mountains, while roads (with moving traffic) replace water. Does this mean having buildings behind you and a road in front ...

  3. The Holy Mountain

    Posted Dec 11th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... Peter Walbrook From the vault: 1926 The Holy Mountain Starring: Leni Riefenstahl, Luis Trenker, Ernst Petersen Director: Arnold Fanck The film: During the 1920s and 1930s, the German bergfilme- or mountain film- was as popular and well established a movie genre as the western. Its disappearance seems to have been mainly for political reasons, with one popular post-war critic ...

  4. Not so blue mountains

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Acentury ago, the Blue Mountains were the holiday retreat of choice for the well-heeled folk of Sydney. A maze of gorges, cliffs and plateaus lying about 90km west of the city, the mountains provided a welcome escape from the sweltering summer heat. Named after the misty, oily haze emitted by millions of eucalyptus trees, the Blue Mountains were Australia's answer ...

  5. Ain't no mountain high enough

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the highest summit, Mount Everest, must be a thrilling experience. But mountaineer Conrad Anker, who has been there, felt something less than exhilaration at the moment of his greatest triumph. ... days this week to share his mountain-climbing experience with local enthusiasts. Even though he has scaled the highest mountain in the world, he said he would still love to conquer the tallest ...

  6. Taxi driver has 'six mountains' to climb

    Posted Nov 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 'six mountains' of pressure on him. How did you get into the industry? I retired as a driver in 2000 from a road construction company. The pension was a really small amount, so I needed ... that compared with the Chinese [before 1949], who had to deal with the 'three mountains' of imperialists, feudalists and officially backed intermediaries, I am in a much worse position. I have ...

  7. Black Virgin Mountain

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... Michael Gibb Black Virgin Mountain By Larry Heinemann Doubleday, $179 As a 22-year-old draftee, Larry Heinemann spent a year in Vietnam as a combat soldier stationed at Cu Chi and Dau ... and, courtesy of the GI Bill and Columbia College, Chicago, began writing about his 'war year of soul-deadening dread'. In Black Virgin Mountain, his third book based on wartime ...

  8. Mountain Court

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Tang Chung-him 11 Plantation Road Age: five years Size: 4,155 sqft with a 2,446 sqft garden Layout: four bedrooms For rent: $200,000 a month Agent: Landscope Surveyors Mountain Court, on Plantation Road, is an exclusive development catering for the privileged and discerning few. This duplex apartment in the complex comprises four en suite bedrooms, maid's quarters ...

  9. After summit it's Space Mountain for Arroyo

    Posted Nov 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Norma Connolly

    ... after arriving in Hong Kong, spending the day there on rides such as Space Mountain and watching the fireworks. A Disneyland spokeswoman said Mrs Arroyo and her family were expected today ...

  10. A dizzy day for Disney's galactic mountaineer, 79

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Mandy Ngan Disneyland's spectacular Space Mountain ride proved too much for three people yesterday- including a 79-year-old man who was taken to hospital- ... there was no upper age limit for the Space Mountain ride, which shoots visitors through imaginary galaxies at speeds of up to 48km/h. The ride, one of the park's main crowd-pullers, is modelled ...




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