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  1. A frugal farmer's $65m will

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney An Australian farmer renowned for his frugal existence has stunned his neighbours by leaving them A$11.3 million (HK$65 million) in his will. Alf Jenkins, 94, a teetotaller and non-smoking bachelor, spent decades growing his own veg ...

  2. I am fighting for dignity... and for the truth, says son

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Edward Chiu Chung-leung explained. Mr Chiu is fighting for his father's surname to be engraved on his mother's gravestone instead of that of her former husband, surnamed Lee, who died in the 1950s. He says a judge's order that 'kind mother' replace the surname would suggest she had no husband and had children outside marriage. 'The gravestone cannot carry both ...

  3. What's On

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BITTERSWEET STORY The Drama Gallery will stage Laughing and Forgetting, a Cantonese drama about a mother and her estranged daughter who are reunited several years after the woman walked out on her family. In the play, written and directed by Yu Hon-ting, ...

  4. Tasmanian governor to get $3.6m payout

    Posted Aug 11th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Tasmania's outgoing governor, who resigned on Monday over allegations of arrogant and boorish behaviour, will receive a A$650,000 (HK$3.6 million) payout, a move which was widely condemned yesterday. Richard Butler, a former he ...

  5. Outside in

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... Lau Kit Wai Have you ever taken snapshots of yourself or your friends on the streets? That's what Lam Wai-kit, a local independent artist, has been doing as a means of self-exploration over the past few years. The 37-year-old artist has turned photog ...

  6. Home cooking

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hosts and hostesses wanting to go all out for their guests might want to browse through Asian Accents by Lisa Kim-Tribolati and Martyne Kupciunas. The premise for this colourful coffee-table book, photographed by Peter Mealin, is to harmonise the food and ...

  7. Lillian Ng

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Writers from China's Diaspora High in Sydney's Raffles Hotel, Lillian Ng is making the most of the free wine provided by her friend, the hotel's PR lady. Ng, who describes herself as 'the bad side of 60', admits she m ...

  8. Basic Law promotional drive to be launched

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A campaign promoting the Basic Law will be conducted in April to coincide with the 15th anniversary of its launch, the secretary for constitutional affairs said yesterday. Stephen Lam Sui-lung said officials would also consider including refer ...

  9. Director counts on common touch in bringing life to film

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Feng Xiaogang continues to break new ground for mainland moviemakers Mainland director Feng Xiaogang is quietly spoken and serious in conversation, displaying none of the carefully observed humour for which his bitter-sweet comedies are renowned. ...

  10. Tribune's multifaceted hack's off to new york

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Thomas Crampton, The International Herald Tribune's Asia correspondent, is bidding farewell to Hong Kong. During eight years in the region he's uncovered several scoops, including the revelation about Richard Li not really having a S ...




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