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  1. Gobi challenge like a walk in the park

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The Gobi Desert and Hong Kong's country parks may be thousands of kilometres apart and as different in terrain as can be imagined, but for two hardy desert racers, they're an ideal training ground. Mallette Dela Riva, 50, and Raymond Chak Man-lai, 39, have been using the parks' steep slopes and the hot, humid summer weather to prepare ...

  2. Got the car but where to park?

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the supply and trade of parking spaces. 'There are over 500,000 private car parking spaces in Hong Kong, so we can still see an oversupply in the near future,' says Josh Wong, CEO of specialist website and traders Parkinghongkong.com. 'Location is always an indicator of a good investment. There are some districts or buildings seriously in need of more parking space, ...

  3. It's art in the park with new signs and benches

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo You could call it a benchmark for publicly accessible art. Some of the city's innovative artists have brought art to the park in the shape of new signs and creatively designed benches. Quarry Bay Park has been designated to showcase the work of two architects and three art and design graduates, in a pilot project called Park Deco, a government scheme to bring ...

  4. Body found in park could be tree thief, police believe

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police suspect the unidentified man whose chained and decomposed body was found on a remote hillside in Sai Kung Country Park on Sunday was a mainland raider of 'fung shui ... Buddhist pines, common on the east coast of the park, have been the target of mainland thieves for many years because they fetch high prices across the border. In previous incidents, a marine ...

  5. Rock of ages

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Robin Esrock

    ... Robin Esrock Africa has long fascinated adventurous travellers who are drawn to its spectacular natural beauty and curious about its tragic, turbulent history. No destination illustrates ... are better off visiting Jordan's Petra. However, travellers looking to channel an authentic spirit of adventure in an increasingly theme-park world need look no farther than Ethiopia's ...

  6. Sri Lankan workers unite to make their mark in the park

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Domestic helpers from the Philippines have Statue Square, the Indonesians Victoria Park. For Sri Lankans, the Sunday haunt is Kowloon Park. Sampath Peiris, president of the Association of Sri Lankans in Hong Kong, said it was in the Tsim Sha Tsui park that the group was formed eight years ago. Mr Peiris said an estimated 3,000 Sri Lankans lived in the city, many of whom ...

  7. Mainland visitors revive Ocean Park

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Tourist attraction considers new rides as easier visa rules lure solo mainlanders, estimated at 200,000 in past six months Visitor numbers at Ocean Park increased by 3 per cent in the second half of last year, prompting the theme park to consider reviving plans to introduce new attractions. Thanks to the arrival of individual travellers from the mainland, one ...

  8. Doubt hangs over Macau park death

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... injured in a Macau theme park, his family believes that police and the park's management still owe them an explanation for his suspicious death. According to the Fisherman's Wharf theme park, Si was found by a security guard at the entrance to the Roman Amphitheatre at about 5am on May 8. He died three days later at Conde de Sau Januario Hospital, where doctors found he had ...

  9. 70pc of competitors are in the red, say industry insiders

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Disney is going to Shanghai but, with 2,500 theme parks across the mainland, one might assume the world-famous brand will face stiff competition. Not so: 70 per cent of the parks are in the red, industry insiders say. According to a survey by the Horizon Group, a strategic research and consultancy firm, about 150 billion yuan (HK$170.5 billion) has been invested ...

  10. Country life at dirt cheap rents

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Five hundred exclusive plots of land inside Hong Kong's country parks are being leased to private parties at dirt cheap rents thanks ... and Conservation Department, whichis in charge of the country parks, has incomplete information about the leases. The Lands Department, which has the information, is reluctant to share it and tell ...




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