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  1. Tracing the family tree

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui If you have ever wondered who your ancestors were or what being a Hongkonger really means, you might get some answers soon. National Geographic's The Human Family Tree ... Family Tree Genographic Project comes in. It will see some 350,000 people helping scientists determine common lineages going back hundreds of thousands of years. The Human Family Tree introduces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693400/tracing-family-tree
  2. Dictator's link to the Prophet purged

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The name of Saddam Hussein has been removed from the list of descendants of Islam's Prophet Mohammed, according to the head of the union of Ashrafs, who guard the genealogical tree ... 'Saddam had forced the origin experts to falsify his genealogical tree so that it went back to the Prophet,' he said. 'We will inform all the experts, and particularly those who yielded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438674/dictators-link-prophet-purged
  3. Chainsaw massacre

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer Sea views are all well and good but what's wrong with seeing green? Trees, bushes and shrubbery are part of Mother Nature's rich tapestry, too. Recently, Kai Shing ... things happen in my village in Sai Kung; newly arrived residents having swathes of branches- from trees far from their property- removed along with the renovation of their home. In one incident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711103/chainsaw-massacre
  4. News - World - LANGUAGE

    Study finds Europe, Asia shared common language 15,000 years ago

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... a family tree of the seven languages. All emerged from a common tongue about 15,000 years ago, and split off into separate languages over the next 5,000 years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1232432/study-finds-europe-asia-shared-common-language-15000-years-ago
  5. Living with nature

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... tree-top villas and earth huts are constructed using sustainable materials. The 30 tree-top villas offer two-, three- or four en-suite bedroom lay-outs over two levels, with floor-to-ceiling windows giving unobstructed views over the valley. There are also seven VIP tree-top villas designed for exclusive views with extra services and amenities. It is also one of the first resorts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980283/living-nature
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972633/expanding-frontiers
  7. Talking points

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the most popular day for weddings in Hong Kong. All time slots at the city's five marriage registries- City Hall, Cotton Tree Drive, Tsim Sha Tsui, Sha Tin and Tuen Mun- have been booked. The Western concept of Valentine's Day has been embraced the world over, including in Beijing, where couples declare their devotions on cards suspended from an ancient willow tree in Qianmen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992600/talking-points
  8. Lai See

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... paper, more trees On the eve of Labour Day, Hang Seng Bank's staff and their family members helped promote environmentalism by planting trees at the Ma On Shan Country Park. Led ... various saplings as part of the bank's pledge to sponsor the planting of up to 10,000 trees. In an innovative scheme, the bank will sponsor the planting of one tree for every shareholder who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547198/lai-see
  9. Getting around

    Posted Jun 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair Getting around Designer David Greenberg specialises in building accommodation in the high branches of large trees.?Very relaxing,? he calls out from the veranda of one of the abodes in Nan Shan. The director of Treehouses of Hawaii Inc. says the philosophy of tree house living is peace and tranquillity.?It?s ecological, Buddhist, spiritual and close to nature.? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/461084/getting-around
  10. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China digest, August 13

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... ANHUI Aid for ancient pines Ancient pines at the Huangshan World Heritage site received a helping hand last week as the province braced for Typhoon Haikui, China National Radio reports. Special teams were assigned to watch and reinforced 54 trees that are more than 1,000 years old. The tree trunks were reinforced with ropes, and measures were taken to prevent soil erosion. Xinhua ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1008781/china-digest-august-13

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