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  1. Runners to test their mettle at Sha Tin races

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell More than 900 secondary students will take part in a long-distance running competition along the banks of the Shing Mun River in Sha Tin today. The challenge, organised annually by the Sha Tin and Sai Kung Secondary Schools Sports Committee, awards prizes to winners in boys' and girls' Grade A, B and C age-group categories. The races are expected ...

  2. Motorists warned about traffic congestion between Kowloon and Sha Tin

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.52pm: Traffic between Kowloon and Sha Tin via Tai Po Road would be extremely congested on Thursday evening because of urgent road repair works at Tai Po Road near Tai Wai New Village, a government spokesman warned. He said that the lane could remain closed until Friday on Tai Po Road between Kowloon and Sha Tin, which would also be very congested ...

  3. Gathering of the Sha Tin clans

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair Local lore in Sha Tin holds that rice grown in the flooded paddy fields along the Shing Mun River was once so delectable that it was loaded onto fast junks and shipped north ... Wai. Most of these culinary legacies will be served next month when 27,000 indigenous villagers from the 49 clan villages in Sha Tin valley gather for a ta chiu. The celebration held every 10 ...

  4. Lifeguards' sick calls close Sha Tin swimming centre

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Six lifeguards at a public swimming pool centre in Sha Tin may face disciplinary action after failing to report for duty on Tuesday. The three pools at the Sha Tin Jockey Club ... The union said it was not aware of the Sha Tin closure but warned of similar actions as the lifeguards grow more frustrated with their plight. ...

  5. Stalls stay shut in Sha Tin rent row

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stefanie Leung and Mandy Ngan Many stalls at the Yue Chui wet market in Sha Tin will stay closed today due to a 'strike' over cancellation of rent relief, despite an agreement ... to charge at newly estimated, full-market rates. Sha Tin district councillor Yiu Ka-chun, who with legislator Lau Kong-wah led tenants at yesterday's meeting, said the extension provided ...

  6. Biased Sha Tin strip a shadow of its former self

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell What has happened to Hong Kong racing? How is it that Sha Tin, formerly one of the fairest racecourses in the world, has become such a biased strip that the percentage ... the different placements of the movable rail would ensure a spread of running styles among the winners, with the C and C+3 rail placements at Sha Tin often conducive to the swoopers. But not any more. ...

  7. Sha Tin school drops exam complaint

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A New Territories school has dropped its complaint about errors in paper one of the Form Five Syllabus B English exam after appeals by two students were turned down. The principal of Sha Tin Tsung Tsin Secondary School demanded an investigation after its assistant English panel chair Florence Yip Yee-may found that the results of a quarter of her class, including ...

  8. Regal plans $100m facelift at Sha Tin hotel

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

    ... Foster Wong Regal Hotels International Holdings will invest about $100 million to add 300 rooms to its Sha Tin hotel in a facelift that is intended to turn the building into an entertainment centre. The plan involves adding three floors to its 830-room Regal Riverside Hotel by the middle of 2008, when Hong Kong will host the Olympic equestrian events in Sha Tin. A land premium ...

  9. 21-year-old man jumps to his death at Sha Tin

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CARRIE NG Updated at 6.33pm: A 21-year-old man jumped 25 floors to his death in Sha Tin on Sunday morning, local news media reported on Monday. The man lived with his family on the third floor of Hin Kwai House, Hin Keng Estate. A security guard found him lying unconscious and on the ground around 7am, Ming Pao Daily reported. His family said they had thought the 21-year-old had ...

  10. Sha Tin link depends on rail merger decision

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu A plan to build a Sha Tin-Central rail link can only be finalised when the government makes a final decision on whether to approve the merger of the two rail operators, a senior ... Corp and Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation. 'The government has always planned to build the Sha Tin-Central link. The reason it has stalled is because of the merger study,' he told ...




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