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  1. Profits up, but Peninsula chain hit by Japan's crisis

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, owner of the Peninsula luxury hotel chain, suffered in the aftermath of Japan's nuclear crisis, despite delivering a 26 per cent jump ... the 314 guest rooms of the Peninsula hotel in Tokyo's financial district of Marunouchi at 20 per cent occupancy, sharply down from its normal level of nearly 70 per cent, he said. 'The ...

  2. Fisherman's Wharf gamble pays off- for Macau developers, at least

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Neil Gough and Naomi Rovnick Fisherman's Wharf was supposed to be Macau's answer to Hong Kong Disneyland. And indeed the two theme parks share a number of unplanned commonalities. Both have seen fewer visitors than originally anticipated, and bo ...

  3. Letters

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pedestrians as much to blame as drivers for many accidents Many drivers in Hong Kong are very aggressive and think they are the best. I tend to think the opposite. Having said that, I do not agree with the way drivers are automatically assumed to be in th ...

  4. A true adventure

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This girl was among 350 competitors who took part in Sunday's PowerBar Action Sprint in Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung. Mark Williams, a teacher at West Island School, overcame a flash flood and treacherous conditions to win the race in 1 hour, 17.02 minute ...

  5. check in

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Stephen McCarty Stars of the harbour The Peninsula hotel and the Star Ferry are offering The Peninsula's Cruise and Dine champagne harbour outing, which includes dinner in the hotel's lobby. Every evening until March 15, Peninsula guests and diners can travel in a 1960s open- top bus to the Star Ferry's specially appointed Shining Star sightseeing boat ...

  6. A breed apart

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... settlement, on the rugged Cobourg Peninsula, was ravaged by cyclones and malaria and had to be abandoned in 1849. Before leaving, the colonists set free 20 banteng, a rare type of wild ox which they had brought from Bali to provide a ready supply of milk and meat. The banteng thrived in the swamps and monsoon forests of the peninsula, so much so that a recent report by scientists ...


    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung and Helen Wu According to the Young Post survey of 106 young people, the biggest stories of the year were: * US presidential election (28.3% of votes) * The Link Reit saga (10.4%) * The Legislative Council elections (8.5%) * Asian earthquake in December (7.5%) * The Hunghom Peninsula fiasco (5.7%) * Taiwan's presidential election (4.7%) * Beslan student hostage ...

  8. Sino-US military chiefs to hold first talks in months

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... crisis on the Korean Peninsula. US Pacific Command chief Admiral Robert Willard would meet General Ma Xiaotian, the deputy head of the People's Liberation Army general staff in Beijing, ... that brought the Chinese and US militaries back together. Beijing and Washington have much at stake in keeping the region stable and hold great sway over security issues on the peninsula. South Korean ...

  9. China must lead the way on North Korea

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if it could first hold talks with the US. China is well aware, after all, that the biggest threat it, Japan and South Korea face is an unstable Korean Peninsula. Beijing must now use this opening ... its neighbour towards negotiations. Its brokering in 2003 of talks bringing together the six nations with a direct interest in a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula was a breakthrough. ...

  10. Water, water everywhere

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires, Sydney As the birthplace of a nation, you would think the Kurnell Peninsula, south of Sydney, would be cherished and protected. It was there that Captain James Cook first landed in 1770, planting the Union Jack and staking Britain's claim to the entire eastern coast of Australia. But for decades the peninsula, on the south side of Botany Bay, has been ravaged ...




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