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  1. Duck season

    Posted Oct 18th 2006, 12:00am by Mark Andrews

    ... little resemblance to their original form. Painted rubber-duck yellow, they have been given roofs and seats and comply with safety standards. A four-litre diesel engine has replaced the original ... on London Duck Tours. Countless tourists choose an open-top bus or a river cruise if they want to see Britain's capital. London Duck Tours combines the two. Its 75-minute trips waddle and wade ...

  2. Farmers felled by slump tap into a rubber rebound

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Dengkil Rubber farmer Azizah Hamdan suffered in poverty for years because the price of latex averaged a few cents a kilogram, making it uneconomical to tap the trees. ... change of fortune. Rubber prices climbed to a dizzying M$7 this month- a record high. Industry experts said the daily killings in southern Thailand had disrupted rubber production ...

  3. Hong Kong Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... in the lobby despite the no-smoking sign, but the staff didn't stop them. Pros: You don't need to fly to the Chinese capital to enjoy the renowned roast duck. The staff were patient ... for four pieces) were inedible. They tasted like mashed, uncooked bean paste without any sugar or other seasonings. Recommended dishes: Every table ordered the Quanjude roast duck ($280 for whole ...

  4. Mobile phone accessories

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Charms and neck chains come in colourful rubber straps with designs such as South Park cartoon characters, rhinestone stars and yellow rubber ducks. www.strapya.com With innovative charms, cases, ...

  5. NPC may be a rubber stamp, but reports' fine print will have big impact

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... It is fashionable for many overseas media and analysts to dismiss the annual session of the National People's Congress, which ended yesterday, as a gabfest of unelected 'people's deputies' rubber-stamping government proposals. There is no argument there. NPC deputies have traditionally toed the preset lines of the Communist Party, and it was no exception ...

  6. Panel not a rubber stamp: spy watchdog

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn The panel of three judges vetting spying applications from law enforcement agencies would not be a rubber stamp, the new commissioner on interception of communications ... 'This is the responsibility [of a judge]. Any judge can do that. One is unable to do the job if he isn't a judge. Otherwise, what does a judge do? We are not a rubber stamp. The profession ...

  7. Burning rubber- don't expect tyre rows to die down any time soon

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... Richard Drew Keep your fingers crossed. While those in Formula One this past week were making optimistic noises about having two races in the United States some time soon, the rest of us have been fervently hoping that there won't be a repeat of the ...

  8. Out for a duck

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... WHEN YOU GO to Beijing, you must climb the Great Wall, visit the Forbidden City, and taste Peking roast duck. Although most tourists know of Quanjude, which has outlets in Hong Kong, there are more than 100 specialist restaurants in the capital, where Peking duck can cost from about 20 yuan to a few hundred yuan per bird. Beijing's roast duck restaurants are trying to find ...

  9. duck

    Posted Dec 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Certain breeds of duck have been domesticated for centuries. What are they? Water fowl bred for their dark meat and their eggs, the yolks of which have a deeper and richer flavour than those of chicken eggs. When are they in season? Fresh wild ducks are only legally available during hunting season (usually autumn and winter). Domesticated ducks are available ...

  10. Duck season

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Kong's weather is variable at this time of year: one day it's warm and spring-like, the next day it's cool and wintery. Duck breasts can be served year-round, depending on the accompaniments served with them. On hotter days, grill the duck breasts over coals (but watch out for flare-ups from the melting fat) and serve with salad and a sharp vinaigrette; in cooler weather, make ...




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