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  1. A banker who's hot on the trail

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Sandro Gianella runs down a long and steep flight of steps on the infamous Twins trail in Tai Tam, his legs flowing smoothly like a waterfall. Fifty ... this fearless instinct, which he honed through chasing his dad and older brother down the Alps on skis, eludes me. Gianella, 36, has been a common face- and typically among the leaders- in trail running ...

  2. Mainland markets among top decliners

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... trailed only the 65.4 per cent decline in 2008 and the 22.3 per cent fall in 1994. It also made the mainland market one of the world's top decliners this year, following a 14.3 per cent drop last year, the third worst-performing market then. 'Investors totally lost hope given the poor market performance,' said West China Securities trader Wei Wei. 'The poor run ...

  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - CUISINE NEPALESE

    A Nepalese haven in Jordan

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com On Jordan's hidden spice trail The first Nepalis came to Hong Kong as Gurkhas with the British Army. Today, they make up just under 1 per cent ... and live cheaply so they can return to Nepal. Jordan is considered cheap and convenient. Many Nepalis eat and pass time in small unlicensed restaurants run out of people's homes. Rai believes ...

  4. New dimensions in Asian graphics

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and wand, creating star trails on the wall and triggering music. 'It was inspired by Disney's Fantasia,' French student Camille Barot said. 'I'm hoping it can be used ... technologies, including mobile phone applications, in which organisers say Asia has been leading the charge. Siggraph Asia 2011 runs until December 15 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is open ...

  5. Check out the summer deals on offer at Asia's fine resorts and hotels

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... destination, thanks to foreign investors putting money into new hotels and infrastructure. If you fancy travelling further than the better-known Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh trails, Country Holidays organises ... to www.bangkok.com/grandsukhumvit. The Aman group is running deals at its Rajasthan and Bali properties. Amanbagh is located within a walled compound in the Aravalli Hills near Alwar in the northern part of India. ...

  6. Turning the tide

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Vietnam that has remained stubbornly off the country's energetically stomped tourist trail- and it seems as though the weather gods want to keep it that way. Frigid damp air permeates ... in the local tourism industry believe this isolation has been more of a blessing than a curse for the Cu Lao Cham islands. Lodovico Ruggeri, the Italian who runs the Cham Island Diving Centre- ...

  7. Current affair

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Penny Watson

    ... and corn have been harvested. In Hmong villages, visitors are inevitably trailed by an entourage of souvenir-hawking children. The village of Huay Lam Peu is home to 70 families who live in large ... the gold of a stupa can be seen in the tree canopy, and around each bend smiling children stop playing to run alongside us, waving until we are out of sight. When the hills and farmland ...

  8. No tears for opium king

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khun Sa was to ask about heroin, as his Class-A product made its way west across the region leaving a trail of addicts and associated social problems in its wake in cities such as Hong Kong, ... to Newsweek magazine of an annual income of US$200 million, based on the 40 per cent taxes he levied on border refineries- some run by Hong Kong triad chemists- under his control. He lived well ...

  9. Separation anxiety

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... militarily, it is a tricky place to defend. Low-slung hills covered with jungle or rubber plantations run from the border with Malaysia, giving way to pockets of plains along a largely empty coast. ... to be as clever as they were secretive, distancing themselves from violence through a carefully plotted cell network. At the end of the trail are disenfranchised village youths and young men paid to carry ...



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