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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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. University ties promise to open new frontiers

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

    ... centres and lab facilities at Kaust, plus research programmes conducted initially at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and later in Saudi Arabia. In April, HKUST and Saudi ... window of exploration. I hope our exchanges contribute to stronger links between Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.' The February 2008 agreement between the two institutions was signed by Ali ...

  9. Bond grows closer with mainland

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

    ... society and economy, its language and traditions, and above all its people. Some of these Saudi Aramco-sponsored graduates are hard at work back in Saudi Arabia, while others have now returned ... of their residents. 'As part of its commitment to building bridges of understanding between Chinese and Saudis, earlier this year the company worked with the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Beijing ...

  10. Oil giant invests in social responsibility

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

    ... export refinery project in Saudi Arabia. The bulk of these contracts- worth more than US$2 billion- went to Asian EPC contractors. Pivotal to concerns about helping humanity and using the skills ... the largest oil reserves to one of the world's most profitable companies. But many Saudis feel their competitors are missing the point. What is equally important is the social and human benefits ...




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