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  1. City Seen

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Now that Christmas is over, it's time to think about your New Year's Eve plans. If another overpriced countdown dinner at a hotel or fancy restaurant sounds really boring, then read on and check out what various local personalities consider their all-time most memorable ways to bring in a new year Patrick Lau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621242/city-seen
  2. City Seen

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Now that Christmas is over, it's time to think about your New Year's Eve plans. If another overpriced countdown dinner at a hotel or fancy restaurant sounds really boring, then read on and check out what various local personalities consider their all-time most memorable ways to bring in a New Year. Lindsey McAlister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620979/city-seen
  3. Cocktails by the pool

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun Celebrities and socialites flocked to the Landmark Mandarin Oriental last month for a cocktail party to mark the opening of its new pool and to celebrate a belated new year. The hotel's fifth-floor pool and terrace, MOcean, was transformed into a water world, with floating lotus flowers, giant seashells and mermaids. The 400 guests were invited to place ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580433/cocktails-pool
  4. Are New Year's resolutions a waste of time?

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Benjamin Siu, Jocelyn Heng

    ... not take New Year's resolutions seriously. We make plans to lose weight on the morning of the first day of January, and feast on steak that night. We pledge to work hard at school, then stay ... are a joke! New Year promises are a waste of time because it is nearly impossible to set rational and achievable goals for a year during a period of festivity. Since New Year's resolutions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578118/are-new-years-resolutions-waste-time
  5. Festive shopping carnivals move inside

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu More Lunar New Year fairs will be held indoors this spring, with organisers saying that the few open-air venues are becoming too crowded to hold the traditional festive markets. A Lunar New Year shopping carnival will be held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre for the first time. Organisers expect to attract 100,000 visitors. Meanwhile, a 48-hour non-stop market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581167/festive-shopping-carnivals-move-inside
  6. The story behind fireworks

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... By Michelle Chan There once lived a monster called Nian. He slept all year round, except on Lunar New Year's Eve when he woke up and killed people. One day, an old woman decided ... that the beast feared fire, explosive sounds and the colour red. From then on, they set off firecrackers and put on bright red clothes to celebrate the new year. In the 1967 riots in Hong Kong, people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582293/story-behind-fireworks
  7. Blowing up a storm at the fair

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A stallholder enjoys brisk trade in inflatable pigs last night at the Lunar New Year fair in Victoria Park. Elsewhere, shoe shops rushed to sell their stock, restaurants did a roaring ... holiday and the coming of the Year of the Pig. About 386,000 people left the city yesterday, half of them through Lo Wu. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582288/blowing-storm-fair
  8. New year, new you

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Sick of making resolutions and failing to keep them? Two experts show you how to make your goals come true, writes Rebecca Tsui As the old year draws to a close and the New Year beckons, many people are thinking about their New Year's resolutions. But given that so many of us fail to keep these sacred promises, what does it take to make them a reality? Teen coach Jaime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621105/new-year-new-you
  9. Veteran runner dashes back to New Zealand after 36 years

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... of the Ladies Hash House Harriers, she's stitched up her fellow runners in a number of costumes in her 30 years as a member. But after 36 years here, Ng (right), now 64, has decided it's time to head home to her native New Zealand. Her fellow runners threw a farewell bash for Ng last week, and even dressed up as a group of black-faced New Zealand sheep to send her off. 'She's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609179/veteran-runner-dashes-back-new-zealand-after-36-years
  10. City Seen

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. It's time to think about your New Year's Eve plans (OK, OK, we know it was last night, so indulge us today). If another overpriced countdown dinner at a hotel or fancy restaurant sounds really boring, then read on and check out what various local personalities consider their most memorable way to bring in a new year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621323/city-seen

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