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  1. Bomb, Book & Compass

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Bomb, Book & Compass by Simon Winchester Penguin HK$142 The title borrows from Francis Bacon's famous observation that gun powder, printing and the compass were inventions that most profoundly changed the world. '[Joseph] Needham found [they] had all been used in China long before they were supposedly 'invented' by westerners,' Simon ...

  2. Meeting Mr Kim

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Ryan

    ... Nick Ryan by Jennifer Barclay Summersdale HK$120 Burned out, rootless, lost: it begins with a familiar premise. Like others of its ilk, Meeting Mr Kim is part journey through a landscape at once exotic and familiar and part voyage into the soul. It is also the first western travel book on South Korea in about 20 years, earning itself plaudits from the likes of Simon Winchester ...

  3. My HK- Simon Shi Kai-biu

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Simon Shi Kai-biu, president, Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Association 'I owned a factory making motors in 1997, and am still running the same business now. I remember I was very excited about the handover and bought several flats. But the economic crisis came, and I lost a lot of money. 'I didn't join the July 1 protest in 2003, although I was very angry ...

  4. Flogging the silver

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... Simon Montlake, Bangkok One of the joys of Bangkok's elevated Skytrain is its bird's-eye view of the city: it lets you peer behind high walls and fences. It's also a good way to keep tabs on the construction boom that has engulfed Bangkok in recent years. In the case of the British embassy compound on Ploenchit Road, right in the heart of the smart Chitlom ...

  5. Show and tellers

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Edited by Kobi Chan Julius Baer branch opening party Where: Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts When: December 10 What: Swiss private bank Julius Baer celebrated the opening of a branch in the city. The guests were entertained by circus performers. Who: Enjoying the show were Jonathan Young, Benedict Ku, Simon Chan, Louisa Lo and Sally Chan. ...

  6. Central, Kowloon trump London, Paris for retail rent

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the traditional shopping districts such as Central, Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok,' said Simon Lo, executive director of research and advisory, Asia, Colliers International. But Colliers ...

  7. Italian fashionistas help The Swank get into spring-summer mood

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with neon-green laces. 'I'd love to fit in those pants,' said Hong (pictured, far left), referring to the rolled-up khakis sported by Frank van Loon and Edoardo Simone, the Brunello ...

  8. HK losing its allure for some non-local firms

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... 4 percentage points from a year ago. Simon Galpin, director general of investment promotion at InvestHK, said the number of overseas and mainland companies coming to Hong Kong was still rising although ...

  9. HK food trade adapts to survive

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eventually, though, patrons returned and business is starting to return to normal at the restaurants that survived, said Simon Wong Ka-wo, president of the Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants ...

  10. CALM and quiet

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Some are prepared to negotiate about 2 to 3 per cent, but buyers are looking for a 5 per cent discount,' says Simon Chan Chi-tung, manager for Austin Station at Hong Kong Property. ...




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