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  1. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (DVD)

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barry C Chung Disney enters into shaky territory with the release of their video game adaptation, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. After an act of courage by Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal), King Sharaman (Ronald Pickup) adopts him into the royal Persian family. Fifteen years later, Dastan and his two siblings launch an attack on the sacred city of Alamut during which Dastan comes ...

  2. Green university set to rise from desert sands

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford in Abu Dhabi The world's first university specialising in green energy is to be built in the desert sands of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Funded by the almost limitless reserve of petroleum dollars, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology will be the first stage of the 'carbon neutral' city designed by architects Foster ...

  3. A riddle of the sands: the haunting footprints of Koh Sai Daeng

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are a few islands. Beyond, only empty ocean and the islands of southern Myanmar. The resorts and crowds of Phuket are more than 400km to the south. On this short stretch of sand, hundreds ... the sands in a maze of fresh tracks. Burmese slippers, cloth and T-shirts lay scattered about. Further up the beach were several large fire pits, the cold ash unscattered by the wind. Crudely ...

  4. Castles in the sand

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren Unlike most places, prices are shooting up and demand is outweighing supply as overseas investors flood the red-hot market While property prices in many locations around the world tumble, those in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), h ...

  5. SouthGobi not target of graft probe; shares rebound

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... information from the offices of SouthGobi Sands, a wholly owned unit. 'SouthGobi has previously been advised this is in connection with an investigation into a third party and has no reason to believe SouthGobi Sands is itself the subject of any investigation,' it said. 'SouthGobi has co-operated fully.' A research note by Mongolian brokerage Frontier Securities quoted ...

  6. Standard Chartered sees continuation of Asia growth story

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sands, Standard Chartered group chief executive. 'What we will see in Asia is a moderation of growth, not an interruption of growth momentum' as Asian economies depended much more on domestic consumption and intra-regional trade rather than on exports, Mr Sands said. He said it was part of the shift in the world economy and the balance of economic power from the west ...

  7. Growing Asia shipping boosts OOCL revenue

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... over the same period, said Peter Sand, a shipping analyst with the Baltic and International Maritime Council whose 900 shipowner members control about 66 per cent of the world's merchant ... have been sliding on all the major trading lanes since July 2010', according to Sand. ...

  8. Oman on map for tourism

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the list.' Oman has a land area of about 300,000 square kilometres and a population of about 3 million. The vast open spaces are ideal for sporting activities including sand skiing and dune bashing ...

  9. Go-ahead attitude is a tale of two cities

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ed Peters Back in the early 19th century, nobody quite realised the potential of Dubai's and Hong Kong's natural resources. Hong Kong had water- a harbour that was not only one of the best anchorages on the coast of China, but in the whole world. Dubai had oil- admittedly concealed beneath the desert sands- and enough of it to propel it from an arid backwater into one ...

  10. Step back in time on Silk Road

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Susan Ramsay The ArtScience museum in Singapore opened last week. Young Post was there to visit some of the funky new exhibitions. The museum, at the Marina Bay Sands hotel, looks like a big bunch of bananas. Currently it is hosting three exhibits. The best is The Silk Road, which is a great adventure for visitors. There's lots to do and see in what seems like time travel ...




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