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  1. Amah Rock vs Everest in vote for world's seven natural wonders

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Mount Everest, the Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and the Yangtze River are obvious contenders for the seven natural wonders of the world... but Amah Rock? The distinctively shaped geographical feature overlooking Sha Tin is the Hong Kong entry on a shortlist of 260 contenders upon which internet users are being asked to vote in a global contest. ...

  2. Low infection risk in airport death

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Health authorities have decided not to contact passengers aboard a Hong Kong-bound flight on which a six-year-old boy became ill and later died. Malaysian health authorities found that Wong Siu-hang, a primary one student from Shatin Methodist ...

  3. Jockey club workers take day-off protest

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The thunderous sound of horses' hooves during their early morning trackwork at Sha Tin Racecourse will be quieter today, with 150 Jockey Club workers taking ... to break the long-standing practice of having no statutory holidays off and no compensation leave. Excluding the summer break, horses run on the Sha Tin track every morning. Local Trainers ...

  4. No surprise as HK rock drops from list

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Many in Hong Kong were surprised when Amah Rock was included on the list of 77 contenders to be named one of the seven wonders of the natural world. The fact that the 15 metre stone pinnacle in Lion Rock Country Park did not make the grade whe ...

  5. Amah Rock's bid for world fame at risk

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Amah Rock is still doing well in its quest to become one of the seven new natural wonders of the world, but unless it gets an official sponsor soon it will have to drop out of the race. On its perch high above Sha Tin, the 15-metre stone pinnacle is in the top 77 natural formations- 11 from each of seven categories in the global internet poll- from which a final shortlist ...

  6. Fire officer in suicide at his home

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A senior fireman convicted earlier this month of accepting an advantage was found dead at his home last night in an apparent suicide. Chu Wai-man, 51, was found by his wife lying next to a tray of burnt charcoal in the toilet of their home in ...

  7. Plans for West Kowloon lure 138,000 to exhibition

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... and the exhibition will move to Sha Tin next month, where the three shortlisted proposals for the controversial project will be on view. The exhibition was first staged at the Science Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui ... in Sha Tin in mid-April, a government spokesman said. The display will end on June 30. ...

  8. Doctor held over photos of patients

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Martin Wong

    ... they seized pictures showing the private parts of women, which they suspect were taken at his clinic in Sha Tin. The arrest was made after a complaint by a female patient. 'She told us that she ... Officers raided the doctor's home, also in Sha Tin, and found dozens of pictures, involving about 12 women patients. The 29-year-old was arrested last Friday at the clinic in Tai Wai ...

  9. Lightning storm causes power chaos

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... with numerous reports of people being trapped in lifts in Tsuen Wan, Sheung Shui, Fanling, Sha Tin and Tai Po. In Kowloon, people were trapped in lifts in Ngau Tau Kok, Lam Tin and Tseung Kwan O. CLP ...

  10. Sick Paula Tsui leaves stage of comeback show

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Sha Tin home. The star, known for her deep voice and spotted outfits, is so popular that when tickets to her eight shows went on sale last month, they sold out in one day, with fans braving ...




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