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  1. Monkeys and astronauts are all fair game

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Lunar New Year celebrations are starting to hit full swing across the city Monkeys are running amok at Lunar New Year fairs this year as the zodiac sign turns up in the form ... rehabilitation centre for problem gamblers yesterday at its stall in the Fa Hui Park in Mongkok. Volunteers were handing out fai chuns, or Lunar New Year blessings, that read 'Win by letting ...

  2. Local players get chance to impress

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... are on January 22- the first day of the Lunar New Year calendar- while the final and the playoff for third place are on January 25. Tickets are on sale priced from $80 to $350. For details, call ... Jonathan Powell Sweden have been pitted against Norway in a Scandinavian 'derby', while Honduras take on the Hong Kong League XI in the 2004 Carlsberg Cup, the annual Lunar New ...

  3. Potent strike force promises goal fest

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin A string of world-class strikers from three overseas teams have been confirmed for this month's Carlsberg Cup, sure to make the Chinese New Year tournament a nightmare ... in a Scandinavian 'derby', while Honduras take on the Hong Kong League XI, both matches on January 22- the first day of the Chinese New Year calendar. The playoff for third and the final ...

  4. HK can hold heads high in defeat

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Lagerback declared that Sweden would leave Hong Kong today happy with their experience of the Lunar New Year tournament. 'I think it's been a really good 10 days,' he said. ... of the Hong Kong national team will be tough given the dearth of local strikers playing in the domestic league. But in the space of a year Hong Kong have gone from thinking only of defence, through ...

  5. Up for Fringe benefits

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Justin Sweeting

    ... series of celebratory parties- and everyone's invited. Four shows- tonight, tomorrow night, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day- offer a musical bonanza with 17 acts performing over ... It will be the last night of the series and the start of a new year.' Come Out and Play II, tonight, tomorrow, Dec 31, Jan 1, 10.30pm, Fringe Club, $80 each show (includes one drink). Inquiries: 2396 ...

  6. Hong Kong mauled in Lion City Cup final

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong were outclassed 4-0 by Singapore's under-17 team in the Lion City Cup final. The match was a repeat of an earlier clash in the round-robin stage, which the hosts won 2-1. Kwok Kin-pong and Chan Man-fai of the Hong Kong Football Association ...

  7. Seasonal splash

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that were considered to be luxuries when the economy was bad. Maybe it is special occasions that make us want to spend money. Christmas, New Year and the coming Lunar New Year give people plenty ... to the shops to find something special to wear for the party season. And during New Year, very often we use the old excuse of getting rid of the old, and welcoming in the new. That is why I have bought ...

  8. Stampede inquiry must strive to find the truth

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shortly before the holiday period began, state leaders promised that the Year of the Monkey would see new measures introduced to make the mainland a safer place. The Lantern Festival ... heartbreaking. This was the final day of the Lunar New Year, a time for celebration and companionship. Crowds gathered in the park to gaze at the paper lanterns. But when somebody stumbled on a narrow ...

  9. Love your- original- self

    Posted Feb 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the article 'Women turn to cosmetic surgery to help them face up to new year' (January 27). I am sorry to hear that so many women are signing up for cosmetic surgery ... beliefs hold that people should look their best at the start of Lunar New Year. It seems that many people misunderstand the meaning of 'best'. I certainly agree that looking beautiful ...

  10. Race is on for stalls at Lunar New Year fair

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Not all bidders are seeking profit from Victoria Park event About 900 people entered the bidding yesterday for 300 stalls at the Victoria Park Lunar New Year Fair, and while some had dollars in their sights, others were not too worried about making a profit. One of the most expensive stalls, at the centre of the fair area, went to New Method College in Ho Man Tin ...




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