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  1. PERFECT 10

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Cape Town is a superb melting pot of history, nature and cultures, writes Alex Frew McMillan 1 Table Mountain The mountain, typically draped in cloud, gives Cape Town's cityscape its ... the back of the mountain via Skeleton Gorge; or up the front via the rocky steps of Platteklip Gorge. Take water, a sun hat and a jacket- even in summer, the mountain peak can get chilly. Those ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Portuguese Rui Costa wins third consecutive Tour of Switzerland

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 12:27am

    ... Associated Press Tour de France hopeful finishes with stage win Rui Costa of Portugal won the ninth and final stage of the 78th Tour de Suisse on Sunday for his third consecutive victory. Costa made the decisive break with 2.4km of the 156-km mountainous stage to go and finished 13 seconds ahead of Dutch cyclist Bauke Mollema and 24 seconds in front of Switzerland’s Mathias ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMERISM

    'Blue Mountain' name is a hard case to fight

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com 'Blue Mountain' name is a hard case to fight The abundance of "Blue Mountain" coffee is an example of how difficult it is to regulate ... Descriptions Ordinance. As in the case of Blue Mountain coffee, it is still impossible to establish that coffee shops or makers have infringed a trademark. The Jamaican coffee industry regulator ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE SPORTS

    Hong Kong-based climber sets off on expedition to scale Mount Everest

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Ultimate challenge for HK mountaineer Nearly 60 years after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest, a Hong Kong-based mountaineer wants to repeat the feat. Austrian-born Paul Niel and his team have set off on a nine-week long expedition to scale the famous mountain, which at 8,848 metres is the highest in the world. They will also ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sport - Soccer

    Kitchee have a mountain to climb against Jordanians

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com 'We'll fight to end against Jordanians' Kitchee face a tough task tonight as they try to become only the third team from Hong Kong to qualify for the AFC Cup semi-finals. Having lost the home leg 2-1 to Al Fa ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... species to make way for tea plantations. Hill fires in more recent times have further reduced much of the former mountain forest to barren, sparsely grassed rock. But now a conservation group has embarked on an ambitious plan to replant the forest- and is calling for more such efforts across Hong Kong. Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden's flora conservation department says mountain ...

  9. News - China - WILDLIFE

    Environmentalists get claws into plans for Qatari-funded falcon-breeding centre in China

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 06:20pm by Laura Zhou in Beijing laura.zhou@scmp.com

    ... that ecologists have traced only four wild falcons between 2010 and 2012 in a large conservation area stretching over nearly 47,000 square kilometres at the Altun Mountains Nature Reserve. Liu Huili, ... suffered because of the poaching of young birds. Saker falcons already breed naturally in remote, mountainous parts of northern China and southeastern Siberia, including Xinjiang, where falcon ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Eye in the sky

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:08pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... Festival last October and it is Taiwan's top-grossing documentary of all time. The cautionary tale opens with stunning shots of Taiwan's islands, coastlines and mountains. It then reveals the environmental devastation exacted by mountain farming, tourism development and industrial production on the land. So the camera pans from the beautiful Alishan Railway Station, a popular spot ...




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