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  1. Macau concept fever gains fresh life

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winston Yau Enthusiasm for the enclave's booming tourism sector reaches penny stocks after Las Vegas Sands' high-priced IPO The top-end pricing of Las Vegas Sands Corp's initial publicoffering in New York has sparked another bout of Macau concept fever on the Hong Kong stock market. Las Vegas Sands priced its 23.81 million shares on offer at US$29 each to raise ...

  2. Casinos are not for everyone

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... working as a lawyer than in the casinos,' Gloria said, defying conventional thinking that working for the Sands casino is the 'perfect job' in Macau. What made me really happy ... at the Mandarin Oriental, a five-star hotel next to the Sands casino, is awaiting trial after being arrested for embezzling six million patacas ($6 million) from the hotel's accounts to cover his ...

  3. One worker is as stubborn as a mule

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... timber, sand and fuel down a 2km trail that is inaccessible to road vehicles. The trails lead from the Ngong Ping cable car terminal near the Big Buddha to Nei Lak Shan, where a concrete structure ... But on Sundays and public holidays, they will be able to have a break from work and roll in the sand. 'They do it at every opportunity they get,' Mr Gillam said. Mules are the offsprings ...

  4. HK high-fliers murdered in Boracay

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael, Raissa Robles

    ... The villa, the first of six to be built on the hilltop site, is considered one of the most luxurious properties on the island famed for its white-sand beaches. 'We are looking at robbery [as ... of this city.' Greg Hutchinson, owner of SandCastles, a Boracay resort favoured by Hong Kong tourists, said the island's foreign residents were stunned by the killings. 'It came as a shock ...

  5. Once upon a time in Mexico

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... 'Mariachi' series- following El Mariachi and Desperado- picks up the tale of El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas). He is hunted down by maverick CIA agent Sands (Johnny Depp) who wants to use his services ...

  6. Desert stormers

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... time check points, urged on by Chan. Tired legs dragged the Hong Kong party up and down sand dunes and hills, across dry river beds and through sand storms. On they went, coping with blistered ... with him, teammates say. On the same day, Luk, who had become separated from Wong and walked alone, was overcome by sand storms and was picked up by a Jeep. Then Cheng was disqualified after he ...

  7. The voyage Homer

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Kylie Northover

    ... true.' For Saffron and the rest of the cast and crew, the shoot was sometimes gruelling, with filming being halted on several occasions because of sand storms, hurricanes and even several ... didn't stop. The rest of us got to go and lie down, but he didn't stop. They had to shoot regardless of the hurricane or sand storms or whatever. I can't believe that just one ...

  8. Return journey

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the gardens outside, Ho placed small potted plants in two steel troughs in the foyer. Above them, on a sand-coloured man-made stone wall, he installed rectangular steel frames that support Plexiglas ... 27th-floor flat. To create a thin rock wall in the foyer, he used panels made of grainy Italian sand-coloured stone ($45 each from Designer's Gallery, 156 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2802 ...

  9. Locals failed to get warning issued to many hotel guests

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Penang, Malaysia It will be a long time before picnickers dare walk, let alone swim, at Miami Beach- a 100-metre stretch of white sand that is a favourite with locals and where many of the dozens killed were frolicking when the tsunami struck. Trees have been felled and dead fish and debris litter the Batu Ferringhi area, which is about 8km from Penang town ...

  10. Macau bucks the convention trade with cheap deals

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... to 2,000 people. The Venetian Macau, the Las-Vegas-based firm that opened the Sands casino last month, is expected to furnish Macau with world-class facilities for meetings and conventions in its ...




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