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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Making a mountain out of a mole hill

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Making a mountain out of a mole hill Boy, has Hong Kong gone crazy? A minor spat with the police involving a primary schoolteacher has become a cause célèbre and sparked a clash between rival groups on Sunday involving thousands and paralysing Mong Kok traffic. As it turned out, Alpais Lam Wai-sze, the teacher in question, was the only one who acted ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Numbers aren't everything: the Japanese way of handling tourism at Unesco world heritage site Kumano Kodo

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Vivienne Chow

    ... a decade since the pilgrimage routes connecting three sacred sites- Kumano Sanzan, Koyasan and Yoshino/Omine in the Kii mountain range- were added to the Unesco World Heritage list and drew ... through the mountain range to worship at the three grand shrines collectively known as Kumano Sanzan. The pilgrimage, signifying the hardships that humans endure, used to take months or even ...

  3. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal avalanche sweeps away climbers

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:39pm by Associated Press in Katmandu

    ... mountaineers and injured others. Many of the climbers were French, German and Italian. The avalanche a day earlier hit a camp with more than two dozen climbers high up the slopes of the world’s ... on the mountain were also searching on foot and had managed to bring three more bodies to the base camp on Monday, Kuwar said. The bodies of a Nepalese guide and a German man were recovered on Sunday ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian Islamists 'exploit political vacuum' ahead of Widodo presidency

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:34pm by Amy Chew

    ... to Jones. The counterterrorism source said Santoso was hiding in an area called Taman Jeka in the Blue Mountain region of Poso. "The topography is very good for carrying out (paramilitary) ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FITNESS AND BEAUTY

    True grit: a beginner's guide to mountain biking in HK

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... better by taking it off-road. Not only does mountain biking give you more of a full-body workout, riders say it's also safer than riding on the street. With all the country parks in Hong ... in the city," says Steve Coward, who offers mountain bike lessons and tours through his company, Crosscountry HK. "There's fantastic terrain and many mountains," he adds. "You can ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Destination: Georgia

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:09am by Tim Pile

    ... trade route, part invasion corridor, the Georgian Military Highway is a vertigo-inducing mountain road that connects Tbilisi with Russia. Overloaded minibuses, known locally as marshrutkas, ...

  7. News - China

    Truck flips on mountain road in Jiangxi province, killing 16

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 10:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Local authorities say 16 people were killed when a truck flipped over while making a turn in a mountainous area of eastern China. The accident on Tuesday night happened as a group of agricultural workers were headed back to their homes in Jiangxi province after picking pears in neighbouring Fujian province. The Jiangxi provincial government said that 24 ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Wood Job! successfully combines humour and forestry

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... the course. He's then assigned to work at Yamamato Lumber, located up mountain in the backwoods. Although not thrilled by the discovery that he'll be working with, and staying at the home ...

  9. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Business as usual for favoured few

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:04pm by Alan Aitken

    ... out about the preseason meeting between trainers and Jockey Club officials. Things apparently got a mite heated at times but it seems the issue is both mountain and molehill, depending on who ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's growing mountain of debt

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by ZHANG MONAN

    ... Zhang Monan Zhang Monan says even as financing for local governments grows in size and variety, they still struggle to repay debt and support spending. It's time for China to get its fiscal house in order Mountain to climb In the coming years, China's government will have to confront significant challenges to achieve stable, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. ...




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