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  1. Mountains Beyond Mountains

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder Profile Books HK$150 Had it been written by a different author, this could have been a hagiography. But in the hands of Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder, who for three years followed his subject, Paul Farmer, as he treated innumerable patients, it is the sort of book that will change readers. Farmer's mission ...

  2. Huangshan

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Michael Kenna's atmospheric photographs of the Huangshan Mountains in Anhui province (including Huangshan Mountains- Study 31- Anhui, China, above). Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7pm, Plum Blossoms Gallery, G6, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 2189. Ends Dec 28 ...

  3. Dennis Goodboy

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... companions whisked me off to Mengding Mountain, a two-hour drive from Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, to find my cure. Legend has it that tea was first cultivated by a Buddhist monk called Wu Lizhen on this mountain with fertile soil and plentiful rain. Sichuan is known for its fragrant green tea and jasmine tea. But the best of the best is the mountain's Ganlu ('sweet dew'). Tea ...

  4. Kaolin

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This fine white clay is a versatile ingredient used to make porcelain, paper goods, medications and skincare products. The word 'Gaoling' is a reference to a mountain on the mainland where the clay was originally sourced, but it can be found all over the world. Like other clays, kaolin is highly absorbent, so it can draw oils and dirt from the skin. It is commonly used ...

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    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... 100 series, which first race was held in Australia’s Blue Mountains in 2008. In the same year, races were also launched in the Philippines, Japan and Singapore. China launched the first TNF ... There are a couple of very short sections that right now are overgrown, but probably after November when they clear the trails, it won’t be. There’s only one section coming off Lung Shan (Dragon Mountain ...

  6. Out and about

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong's highest peak, is noted for the occasional frost and its wild tea plants. Jason Wordie climbs the Big Hat Mountain. Tai Mo Shan ('Big Hat Mountain')- Hong Kong's highest peak, dominates the central New Territories and on a smog-free day is visible from Hong Kong Island. When seen from the north, along the Yuen Long plain, the mountain ...

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    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... then the Leadville 100 (Aug 17) in the Colorado Rockies, and finishing off with the Wasatch Front (Sept 6) in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Hong Kong is represented by Andre Blumberg, 43, a German IT director ... (mountain race), Arrowhead (snow race) and Europe 135. The other idea I’m toying with is to run the entire length of Thailand from Hatyai in the south to Chiangrai in the north for my 45th birthday ...

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    Silicosis suit could crush S.Africa’s gold mining sector

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 01:43pm by AFP

    ... with litigation by thousands of their former employees. The plaintiffs- mostly black migrant labourers from nearby countries and South Africa’s far flung mountainous villages of the Eastern Cape region- ...

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    For some, running 100 miles around Mt Fuji is pure joy

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 07:19pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... including the challenging Tenshi Sanchi Mountain Range and Makuiwa, which at 1,800 metres elevation is the highest point of the race. The course has a total elevation gain of 9,164 metres- more than ...

  10. Incense can be harmful to lungs, says scientist

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Heng, in Hunan province, setting guidelines on the chemical composition of incense. Incense that fails the criteria is banned from temples on the mountain. ...




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