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  1. Charity fatigue

    Posted Nov 18th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... the less fortunate. However, given the current economic environment, there have been recent signs of 'charity fatigue'. This year's Great Singapore Duck Race, a major charity fundraising event held annually, has seen less rubber ducks 'adopted'. Under the scheme, thousands of ducks 'race' down the Singapore River to win their 'parent' valuable ...

  2. Rubber bullets

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. H. Yong, KUALA LUMPUR Some 80 years ago, when planting rubber was a major business activity in then Malaya, the British set aside an area 'far away from Kuala Lumpur', in Sungai Buloh, to be the site of the Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia, to conduct studies. Even up to 20 years ago, however, Sungai Buloh was hardly top of the list of places to go, ...

  3. I'm no rubber stamp: Selina Chow

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the government and the legislature, but said frankly that she had 'no idea' how to achieve that, except speaking out when problems were seen in the cabinet. 'I won't be a rubber ...

  4. Top health official refuses to rubber stamp 'poisonous' condoms

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The new product, said to prolong sex, can be sold only in registered pharmacies Health authorities are refusing to stretch the law and have labelled a new 'long-lasting' condom poisonous. The Performa condom, made by the UK-based Durex company, ...

  5. The Water Club

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Alice Whately

    ... complements the ocean-colour scene. The bedheads double as work stations. Any novelties? Jelly-bean dispensers flank the lifts; the bathrooms have rubber ducks with notes reading: 'No one should ...

  6. Beijing's 'duck egg' theatre hatches to early praise

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Ma Dejun was stunned when he stepped out of Tiananmen West subway station and laid eyes on the 'duck egg' National Theatre for the first time. A tourist from Jilin province, he was unaware of the bitter controversy that has surrounded the project since construction began in April 2000. He gazed at the domed steel net with fresh eyes and wondered: 'What ...

  7. HKIS ducked our challenge, say rivals

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Defending champions West Island School are furious that undefeated rivals, Hong Kong International School (HKIS), appear to have ducked a match against them in this year's inter-school rugby competition. The two teams were set to clash at the end of October in what was widely regarded as the match which would confirm the best side for 2003. But West Island ...

  8. SAR hope to break duck at tennis event

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... 10-year history. But this year there are hopes that the locals will break their duck. Top-ranked junior Venise Chan Wing-yau has a great chance in the girls' under-14 singles, says Thomas ...

  9. The food

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... and Western-style food. Pumpkin soup Rating: 4/5 F: The soup is thick and has a strong pumpkin favour. It tastes really good with the crab meat. Roast duck breast salad Rating: 3.5/5 F: The tastes of the salty duck breast and the sour Italian salad dressing are very well matched. The thin layer of fat under the duck breast's skin makes it extra juicy. The vegetables are fresh enough, ...

  10. Feathered friends

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest, BEIJING Holden Caufield, in The Catcher in the Rye, asks what happens to the ducks in New York's Central Park when the pond freezes over. The grown-ups have no patience with the question. That got me thinking. Has anyone wondered what happens to the ducks in Beijing's parks now that the lakes are covered with ice? No, they do not end up on the table ...




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