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  1. Banyan Tree boss plays down luxury

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... this overused pejorative. Take, for example, Banyan Tree resorts founder Ho Kwon-ping, who was here on Thursday to make a fresh pitch for new members to its Private Collection portfolio. 'We're not about luxury. We don't have chandeliers and marble,' Ho explained. 'It's more about comfort. You want to be comfortable. We've always said Banyan Tree resorts ...

  2. Wealthy residents snap up the truffles- for the benefit of charities

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. A group of local bankers might get to enjoy this year's biggest white truffle from Alba, Italy, but two other big truffles have also arrived in town after other prominent Hongkongers ...

  3. Magazines - Style - DESIGN

    Enjoy outdoor comfort

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:19pm by Vivian Chen

    ... last recent resort getaway? The Artemis ceiling fan brings back those memories, HK$3,880 5.  TREE The Vincent Sheppard Deauville chair is an ideal dining chair for the outdoors. The elegant ...

  4. Thursday Think-tank

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... such harmful websites and just stick to porn. 2. Organ donor costs to be waived... because donating an organ shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg. 3. Henry Tang Ying-yen to become tree tsar... he's already launched a campaign: 'Trees hurt your health. Just say no!' 4. Legislators warned against using swear words... in addition to the Cantonese slang P.K., they were ...

  5. Magazines - Style - FRONT ROW

    Daring soles

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 10:28pm by Vivian Chen

    ... at three pairs. You will need a few pairs for rotation. If you continue to wear the same pair, the sole strips away and eventually gets ripped through. Invest in good tools too. Shoe trees help ...

  6. Soprano lends voice to tout luxury villas

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. It was hard to tell what was more impressive: the exotic European villas the Banyan Tree group secured for its ... I sing opera, but I do some show tunes like with the Hong Kong Singers,' Wong told us after her one-off promotional gig. In essence, the Banyan Tree Private Collection is the rich man's ...

  7. Thursday Think Tank

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... tree gets reprieve... as a Catholic school, they're concerned about anything that isn't straight. 5 80 per cent of youngsters have viewed internet porn... meanwhile, the other 20 per ...

  8. Thursday Think Tank

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen 1 Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to take control of battle against youth drug use... that's because Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen is too busy fighting on the dangerous tree front. 2 Plastic bag levy comes into effect... but some confused people now think you can't use them indoors at bars, ...

  9. Chyi Yu and HKCO Mother's Day Concert

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... associate conductor, Chew Hee-chiat, the programme comprises six hits by Chyi- including the classic The Olive Tree- and tunes by local composer Joseph Koo Kar-fai. Chyi says she is excited about ... song competitions in Taiwan in the 1970s. Her 1979 hit The Olive Tree was well received by critics and won her many fans over the next 30 years. 'The Olive Tree is a big gift from God. ...

  10. Thursday Thinktank

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. 1 Four red pandas settle into new Ocean Park home... and bookies are already wagering when one of them will bite a keeper or bite the dust. 2 Districts to become greener with more trees and shrubs... that's good news for smokers, who will soon have more places to throw their butts. 3 Japan dominates ...




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