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  1. Explorer finds island campsite of real Robinson Crusoe

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Crusoe. Close to the top of a 565-metre-high peak on the lonely island of Mas-a-Tierra, 700km off the coast of Chile, an international team of archaeologists led by Daisuke Takahashi recently ... with the captain of the privateer Cinque Ports and asked to be put ashore, began in 1992. It was then that Takahashi read a report linking the fictional Robinson Crusoe with the facts of Selkirk's ...

  2. City Island, London E14

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 12:30pm by Jones Lang LaSalle

    ... Jones Lang LaSalle [Sponsored Article by JLL] City Island is a unique new riverside development in London. Situated just 2 minutes from London’s Canary Wharf, City Island is perfectly placed to appeal to those working in the financial and professional services industry. A unique offering, the entire island will be designed and branded in such a way to set it apart in terms ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Secret Island Party offers music and fun far from the city

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:37pm by Richard Lord

    ... Text: Richard Lord The Secret Island Party may no longer be that secret, but it still attracts an adventurous crowd Out of sight Ever wanted to go to an event that makes you feel like you're nowhere near Hong Kong? Secret Island Party, held in a roadless village, accessible only by boat, is entirely cut off and attracts a relaxed crowd of adventurous party people. The venue ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAND USE

    Villagers oppose private columbarium seeking recognition on Po Toi

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Islanders oppose Po Toi grave sites Villagers on remote Po Toi Island fear the island's fung shui will be damaged and tourists scared away if up to 2,000 private funeral niches on the island are given official recognition. They expressed their concerns after the developer took steps to register the niches with the Food and Environmental ...

  5. Private island

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... and Ferraris; the aforementioned luminaries own, or owned, the last word in status symbols: a private island. Skorpios, Greece, was Onassis' favoured retreat, Branson cools his heels on Necker in the Caribbean and the Gates' empire includes Sleepy Cove in Nova Scotia. In the same league is Horse Island, in the Gulf Stream off the southwest coast of the Republic of Ireland, and which could ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Tai O looks to build its own heritage museum as private showroom closes

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com With the closing of a private museum, the rural committee is planning its own to bring in visitors Tai O to build heritage museum While a privately ... as Tai O Cultural Workshop, a private museum set up in 2001, looks set to shut. Its site at 54 Tai O Wing On Street is due to be redeveloped, and founder Wong Wai-king aims to retire in two ...

  7. Business - Economy - APEC

    Apec finance ministers to encourage private investment on infrastructure

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:45am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Apec pushes private infrastructure investment Finance ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum pledged yesterday to encourage private investment in infrastructure projects as part of a plan to offset the economic impact of fragile consumer demand, which is weighing on global growth. They said the Asia-Pacific ...

  8. Business - China Business - COMPANIES

    Chinese private equity firm drops ties with princeling

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:21am by Reuters

    ... private equity firm Nepoch Capital has erased its princeling backer He Jintao from the documents it shows investors after he was questioned in connection with a corruption investigation, sources ... In the private equity industry, which has a long association with the mainland's so-called princelings- the sons and daughters of the country's elite- political connections and private gain ...

  9. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    From reef to biggest island in Spratlys, and China's not done yet at Fiery Cross

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com China to continue expanding Spratlys reef China has turned a strategically important reef into probably the biggest island in the Spratlys, Chinese ... into islands. Last week, Taiwan's top intelligence official, Lee Hsiang-chou, said publicly that Beijing was conducting seven construction projects in the South China Sea, with five of them ...

  10. Business

    Joint research initiatives with private sector support university fund raising

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 12:21pm

    ... each year to keep the institution functioning as expected. We are actively promoting ‘translational’ work to get money from private individuals or corporates to seed and incubate research ... by Berkeley have led to a sharp rise in private endowments and alumni donations which, with an increase in fees, has helped to make good the difference. Indeed, a campaign concluded at the end of last ...




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