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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Trips to mainland China eye-opening experiences for many Taiwanese

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Many Taiwanese still consider the mainland to be backward but more frequent travel has proved to be an eye-opener for the visitors Cross-strait exchanges help dispel urban myths Rapid cross-strait exchanges have helped dispel some urban myths and misunderstanding about the mainland and its people in the eyes of some Taiwanese ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Adventurer gives French lessons any time, anywhere

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 07:07am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... change." A flexible lesson schedule is popular with professionals who travel regularly for business because they can alter the time and location of their lessons, he said. Poinas, from Marseille, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Risky business: sex workers walk a blurred line in the streets of Wan Chai

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:10am by Lana Lam

    ... in the hundreds, said a spokeswoman surnamed Lee. "The number of both local sex workers [those who have a Hong Kong identity card] and migrant sex workers [those in the city on a travel visa] has ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Adoptees reaching out to Hong Kong birth parents

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... by email and has told her to let go of any guilt she still holds for giving her up. Horst will travel to Toronto this month to meet her birth mother and family. The Fanling Babies group, which ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Star Ferry captain serves harbour travellers for three decades

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 01:59pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Chan Tsu-wing has served the Hong Kong community for nearly 30 years aboard the Star Ferry Every day the Star Ferry’s fleet of eight boats carry almost 60,000 people between Tsim Sha Tsui, Central and Wanchai. The boats travel a daily average of 708km between 6.30am and 11.30pm. From staff training down to the smallest screw on deck, Chan ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... classmates travelled overseas during the summer vacation while he mostly stayed at home?" He said children would start to feel the pressure of falling behind in society from an earlier age ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Donor's plea to submit to a little pain to save a life

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Annemarie Evans and Susanna Kemp

    ... for check-ups every six months but can look forward to fulfilling her dreams. "I want to go and travel the world," she says, "and Japan is at the top of my list." Sou has ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Subsidised travel will help needy children

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Subsidised travel will help needy children More than half of the children from families that receive monthly Comprehensive Social Security Assistance handouts did not travel outside the city in the past three years, a survey found. Among those who did, two out of five only visited relatives on the mainland, the Concerning CSSA and Low Income ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Life's a fairytale: Former Hong Kong Disneyland princess wins Miss USA title

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 08:26pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... her days volunteering at women's shelters and travelling the world, spending extensive time in Mexico and Europe. In 2012, her travels culminated in a seven-month stint at Hong Kong ... and the food was very interesting," Sanchez said. "Always the traveller, I got to go to Thailand and the Great Wall of China while I was there." After returning to Las Vegas from Hong ...

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    Prisoners being trained as taxi drivers to prepare them for life after release

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by Jessie Lau

    ... for employment." Ah Geen, who passed the test, will be released at the end of this month, after serving 16 months over a business swindle. Fifteen of 16 inmates who took a 100-day travel agent assistant course also passed the test. The course taught skills such as customer service and operating travel agency computer programmes. It has been offered three times. "I don't want to waste ...




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