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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ECOLOGY

    Book review: Sacred Mountains, by Allerd Stikker

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Sacred Mountains: How the Revival of Daoism is Turning China's Ecological Recovery Around by Allerd Stikker Bene Factum Cities are draped in smog for ever-longer periods ... and unyielding as the rocks of the sacred mountains, a traditional [Taoist] symbol of the link between heaven, earth and humanity since time immemorial," he writes. His argument is peppered ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - ASTRONOMY

    Chilean mountain to lose its top for European Extremely Large Telescope

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:19am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Mountain blown up to reach the stars The top is being lopped off the 3,000-metre Cerro Armazones in Chile to host the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. Once the dust has settled and the rubble has been cleared, the mountain will be ready for the astronomers. The European Extremely Large Telescope, or E-ELT, will serve astronomers and cosmologists ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - FITNESS

    Rock climbing is catching on in Hong Kong

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH CHOI

    ... Mountaineering and Climbing Union (CHKMCU). "Once they climbed it, they learned the rock well. They sketched pictures of it and mapped out its routes by difficulty." These images would become ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HOME RUN

    The latest in our series about running in Hong Kong focuses on Lamma

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:44pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... on the trails. When life gets tough I remind myself, "I ran 45k that time, at night, with mountains … meeting this deadline is also completely achievable.'"  Scan this QR code for a map ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Seven Elements That Have Changed the World, by John Browne

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 11:15pm by GDN

    ... into the slopes of the 5km-high Cerro de Potosí across the Chaco Boreal in South America, they found spectacular, rich veins of silver. Nearby the mountain a city grew up which made slaves of millions ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind film: Fantasia (1940)

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by Richard James Havis

    ... sequence, set to Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, is a devilish affair, with scenes of a giant winged demon and various acolytes. The musical performances are terrific, too. Disney hired ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Five hidden gems in Pokhara Valley

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:47pm by SHAFIK MEGHJI

    ... to the 1,442-metre summit of Kahun Daada. There are stunning views of the Annapurna range, notably the 6,667-metre Machhapuchhare Mountain, popularly known as Fishtail peak for its distinctive shape. You may ... conquered the country's valley kingdoms and unified the modern Nepal. The Durbar, which gazes out towards the Himalayan mountains of Ganesh Himal, the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri, is a hive ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Design for Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has protectionists worried

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by NYT

    ... mountain of a building, topped by a glassy observation deck that would resemble a flying saucer. But open-space advocacy group Friends of the Parks sued the city on Thursday, saying the site ... that," Ma says. "I'm sure that people will find this better than the existing parking lot." Yet there's plenty of artistic licence in Ma's concept of a mountain rising ...

  9. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Australia's Tamborine Mountain Distillery's artisanal approach to making spirits

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Janelle Carrigan

    ... Janelle Carrigan life@scmp.com The Tamborine Mountain Distillery adopts an artisanal approach, writes Janelle Carrigan Arranged on the shelves are dozens of hand-painted bottles. ... overseen by workers in white coats. But it's quite the contrary. Tamborine Mountain Distillery is perched high in the Gold Coast hinterland. Owners Alla Ward and her husband Michael embraced ...

  10. Lifestyle

    On the right track: Mountain biking on the increase in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Mountain biking in the city has hit top gear thanks to government support. But there are still bumps in the road On the right track "An oasis ... Matt Wragg described his experience riding mountain bike trails on Lamma Island in the April issue of Mountain Biking UK magazine. The AFCD now understands that mountain bikers need single ...




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