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  1. Saudi goes all out for Expo

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Compiled by Susan Ramsay and Timothy Chui Saudi Arabia will be planting 150 date palms atop their pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Scheduled to be finished by Lunar New Year on February 14, the project has cost more than HK$228 million so far and could end up as the priciest pavilion, according to executive director of expo's the Saudi commission Mohammed Alisssan ...

  2. Natural attractions are sure winner with tourists

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Stock

    ... Peter Stock Saudi Arabia is the newly discovered gem of Gulf tourism. The Kingdom has been practically off limits for many years, but is gradually easing visa restrictions and welcoming organised tours in ever increasing numbers. It is the natural attractions that exercise the greatest lure. While desert covers large swathes of Saudi Arabia, many parts are verdant. Near Al-Baha, ...

  3. Intense Light

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Black-and-white photographs (including Man with a Pearl Earring, right) by Englishman Stuart Redler taken on travels to places including Namibia and Saudi Arabia. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm, Wittgenstein Editions, 41 Gage St, Central. Ends June 19 ...

  4. Holy land takes centre stage after rising from humble beginnings

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Stock

    ... Peter Stock Saudi Arabia is best known as the birthplace of Islam and home to its two holiest places, Mecca and Medina. More recently, the country has accelerated to a position of economic ... Council, which promotes economic and security co-operation among its members. His successor, King Fahd, continued the good work, overseeing efforts to diversify Saudi Arabia's economy, ...

  5. Hong Kong lose Twenty20 opener

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Arabia in their opening game in Abu Dhabi. A run-a-ball 53 by opener Roy Lamsam and a quick-fire 28 from Irfan Ahmed was insufficient as Hong Kong were stunned by the Saudis, whose last pair ... A with Afghanistan, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and China. The other group comprises Nepal, Malaysia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. ...

  6. CRCC front runner in US$1.4b Saudi rail job

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... high-speed rail project in Saudi Arabia. China Railway Construction is leading one of five consortiums that were pre-qualified by the state-run Saudi Railway Organisation to bid for contracts ... this. It has extensive experience in Saudi Arabia. The company and China Railway Group [the other leading Chinese rail construction firm] have built more railways around the world in the past 10 ...

  7. Kingdom leads on overseas aid

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 'Kingdom of humanity' is outranking richer countries of the West when it comes to humanitarian aid, the United Nations reports. Saudi Arabia is the largest international ... on the list, the report said, with 0.02 per cent of its GDP spent on humanitarian aid in 2008. A UN spokesman in Riyadh said the rise of Saudi Arabia as the world's top humanitarian donor 'is ...

  8. Qasr Al Sharq, Jeddah

    Posted Nov 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nicholas Walton What is it? Jeddah's Qasr Al Sharq, developed by one of Saudi Arabia's numerous princes in partnership with the Hilton group, offers guests a chance to live like ... to GBP8,000 per night for a Qasr Al Sharq suite, which sleeps four. Qasr Al Sharq is at North Corniche Road, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, tel: 966 2 659 9999; www.qasralsharqjeddah.com. ...

  9. China Railway Construction all out to secure overseas contracts

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... and buildings in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Algeria, providing jobs for thousands of Chinese workers. The Hong Kong and Shanghai-listed company, one of the mainland's two main railway building firms, is involved in more than 20 projects in Saudi Arabia with investments totalling at least US$3.5 billion, according to the firm's website. In a July visit to China Railway's facilities ...

  10. Veteran HK broker in right royal move

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... The whole process took 14 months because, as an insurer, his company had to meet the stringent compliance rules of the Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority (Sama) and Sagia, the kingdom's investment ... to be shown we were going through the same processes that an ordinary citizen would. The path was a long one, but now it's finished and the result is quite special for Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia ...




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