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  1. Sport - Racing

    Farewell Happy Valley, hello Sha Tin dirt racing

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 09:17pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... was unrecognisable. The most impressive horse-racing track in the world...with a fizz of excitement that few other sporting venues can ever hope to generate English travel writer Will Hide Sha Tin may ... a woeful Class Five. It’s definitely the only racetrack to have blended in so seamlessly with a burgeoning metropolis. Sha Tin may be the heart of Hong Kong racing, but Happy Valley provides ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    'Wacky Races' makes its way to Sha Tin

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 06:52pm by Michael Cox

    ... charging along the outside fence, because last Saturday was the closest we are ever going to get to Wacky Races at Sha Tin. Punters were that perplexed they were praying for more races on the much-maligned all-weather track, just for some certainty. Wacky Races might have been a ridiculous 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon but it looks normal stacked up against the madness that played out in Sha ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Doleuze v Angland as tempers flare at Sha Tin

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 08:33pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy Sunday at Sha Tin, and more specifically an eventful race eight, left us with questions. Whose money moved Winfull Patrol’s price from ... in the world to play push-and-shove – right outside the equivalent of the headmaster’s office, Kim Kelly’s Sha Tin stewards’ room. Kelly is on a disciplinary rampage of late – you can’t so much ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Game of charades for local press pack at Sha Tin

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 04:08pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox Follow @KemblaCoxy At Sha Tin for the National Day meeting for Tuesday there was bumping of elbows, and even some push and shove, as competitiveness got the better of some. ... that storm the Sha Tin fortress each time Canto-pop star Aaron Kwok Fu-sing comes to the races. There are three press rooms for local journos at Sha Tin; up on the eighth floor is the air-conditioned ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Up the creek in Sha Tin without a paddle

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We bring you an update on the saga of the Hong Kong Sports Institute's spanking new multimillion-dollar boathouse near Sha Tin. Readers may recall that several months ago ... one small snag. There is no way of getting the boats into the river. People are carrying the smaller boats about 100 yards along the cycle path to the Sha Tin Rowing Centre which has a ramp ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Why do FedEx vans routinely park illegally in Tsim Sha Tsui?

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:28am by Howard Winn

    ... to our attention. Five days a week between 12 noon and 7pm you are almost guaranteed to find a FedEx van parked in the yellow-hatched box at 19 Granville Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. The yellow ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Education Bureau effectively killing off St Margaret's Girls' College

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by Alex Lo

    ... even guiltier. The school in question is St Margaret's Girls' College, in Mid-Levels, now being forced to relocate to Sha Tin. In a recent letter to this newspaper, principal ... premises for its long-term use if it is to continue admitting Secondary One (S1) students." But by barring the school from admitting new S1 students at the Sha Tin campus, the bureau ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 23, 2014

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by LETTERS

    ... reserves and believe it is financially sustainable. Savings will be made because the Old Age Allowance will no longer be paid out. Celia Ho, Sha Tin   Free speech comes with responsibility ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 14, 2014

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... if they do not adversely affect the quality of health care provided in our public hospitals. Celia Ho, Sha Tin ... August 2) about the desecration of Hong Kong’s natural assets and beauty. My case in point is the newly installed enclosure near the roundabout opposite Pacific Palisades on Tin Hau Temple Road. ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 21, 2014

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by LETTERS

    ... It is an important part of a civic society. Cecilia Chuk, Sha Tin   Time to outlaw discrimination against gays Same-sex marriages are still not legal in many countries, especially in Asia, ...




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