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  1. Body found in park could be tree thief, police believe

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police suspect the unidentified man whose chained and decomposed body was found on a remote hillside in Sai Kung Country Park on Sunday was a mainland raider of 'fung shui trees'. The hillside where the badly decomposed body was discovered is popular with mainland thieves who sneak into Hong Kong from Shenzhen to dig up Buddhist pines, also known as fung shui trees ...

  2. Club under a big backyard tree goes global

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... children had no books to read at home at all,' she said. 'So Thursday afternoons became story time under the big tree in our garden.' The neighbours asked if they could invite their friends along, and they in turn invited more friends. 'Before long we had 150 children under the tree in my garden,' she said. By that time, donations of books were flowing in from ...

  3. Tree-poaching suspect arrested

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A man was arrested yesterday for allegedly chopping down trees which are used to make incense on the mainland. The 36-year-old, who was caught carrying a saw and an axe, ... there. The officers heard the sound of trees being cut down about 2pm, and saw a group of men on a hillside near Clear Water Bay Road. Police managed to arrest one member of the gang while his ...

  4. BAUHINIAN rhapsody

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Hong Kong consumers have been open to the East and West design fusion for a long time,' says Kate Babington, managing director of furniture chain Tree. 'Hong Kong is exactly that- a merging of East and West- and this is evident in many areas.' To mark the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Tree has launched a series ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    The discontent beneath the surface

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... To look past the official image of an industrial and happy city, the British scholar came up with a simple but creative plan. Lemos and his assistants designed a "wish tree" with hundreds of postcard "leaves". On each leaf, there were four questions: Who are you? What event changed your life? What is your biggest worry? What do you wish for? The tree ...

  6. Have your say

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Don't uproot trees without reason I'm writing in response to the article 'Outrage at tree felling to make way for park' (SCMP, August 25). I strongly disagree with the idea of cutting down trees just to plant more trees to build a park since it's harmful to the environment. A natural recreation park could be built without cutting down any trees ...

  7. Artists paint a greener city

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Although the gaming industry is bringing enormous wealth to Macau, many students in the former Portuguese enclave dream of a landscape with fewer casinos and more trees ... by 15 youth groups. The winning posters were displayed at Friendship Square on May 27. Most of the contestants envisioned a greener Macau with large areas of trees and gardens. 'Sadly, some ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should savage tree pruning be classified as felling? The difference between skilled tree pruning and felling is whether the tree will survive at the end of the process. Skilled tree pruning will save the trees from continuous damage from ant infestation or bacterial infection, just like surgery to save a patient's life. However, trees face much harsher and more dangerous ...

  9. We can all help

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Editor Raymond Cheng One thing that has held back Hong Kong's competitiveness is its environment and poor air quality. Hong Kong was ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the world's fourth most competitive city, behind Singapore, but, in environmental terms, the Lion City is streets ahead, with such rules as a strict trees-to-parking spaces ratio. Now, more people ...

  10. Expanding frontiers

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tree Hotels & Resorts is showcasing its hospitality in Morocco with the opening of Banyan Tree Tamuda Bay in 2013. Like many of its properties in Asia, the new resort will feature 82 pool ...




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