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  1. News - China

    Shenzhen government office shells out 310,000 yuan for three trees

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 12:22pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com A grassroots government office in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen spent over 300,000 yuan to buy three trees in 2011 as part of a programme to "beautify" the city ahead of the World University Games, government auditors have found. The Huangmabu community office, under the Bao’an District, paid a total of 310,000 yuan for two camphor trees ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 6, 2014

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:48am by LETTERS

    ... to pedestrians and trams. I would like to see it transformed into a tree-lined pedestrian boulevard. Without the present traffic congestion, air pollution levels would be reduced. At the moment the traffic flow on this road is very heavy. Moreover, if this proposal was implemented, it would allow for many plants and trees to be planted in Des Voeux Road Central, which would greatly improve ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Warning that giant banyan tree was dangerous ignored

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:12am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Officials were told supports for giant banyan were too weak but they failed to act, sources say Warning tree was dangerous ignored The collapse of a giant banyan tree in Hong Kong Park on Tuesday could perhaps have been avoided if the government had not ignored expert advice. The 18-metre heritage tree, which was next to a greenhouse, luckily did ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Michael Craig-Martin is known as the Godfather of the Young British Artists

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:18pm by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... he was about 19 so it would have been 1960- but his most famous work, An Oak Tree, which he created in 1973, is the product of a Catholic sensibility. It consists of a glass of water on a shelf with a text next to it explaining why it's actually an oak tree. It's a piece about faith and about transubstantiation: if you're Catholic, you must believe that bread ...

  5. The Standard Downtown LA

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alice Whately

    ... Alice Whately Where? In Los Angeles business district, 24km from the beach. Suits suits, then? It's also hugely popular with LA's pretty people, who throng the lobby come nightfall in the hope of getting into the rooftop bar. (Of course, if you& ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Are sugar alternatives really a healthier option?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:59pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... black or sugar maple trees, is a minimally processed food. It is also rich in antioxidants and minerals like iron, calcium, zinc, manganese and potassiumCons: has a high GI and a distinctive ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - GO

    Chongqing's Banyan Tree Resort is relaxing, but don't miss the area's historical sites

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 09:25pm by Vickie Chan

    ... Vickie Chan The Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei is all about relaxation, but it's also worth exploring the surrounding historical sites, says Vickie Chan Stay misty for me It's cold, damp and grey when I arrive at Chongqing Jiangbei airport- not the sort of holiday weather I was hoping for. During the chauffeur-driven ride to Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei, industrial ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Hong Kong's Doug Williams on cusp of biggest moment in career

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:54pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... said of the event, which starts at Oak Tree National today. He will go up against the likes of three-time US Open champion Hale Irwin and two-time major winner Mark O'Meara. Williams said ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    We tell you where to find good quality, affordable eateries in Macau

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Rob McGovern

    ... Text: Rob McGovern Dining out in Macau need not be a costly affair. Here are eight restaurants that should satisfy your gastronomic cravings without breaking the bank Turning macanese ALBERGUE 1601 Easily the most graceful venue on the list, Albergue 1601 is set in a courtyard with shuttered buildings and two huge trees in Macau's St Lazarus Quarter, with the high ceilings, ...

  10. Magazines - Style - SIGN-OFF

    Greed and ugliness surface when people go on holiday

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by Andrew Sun

    ... not doing a Banyan Tree slumber party. Please. It doesn't help that so many modern hotels are designed with toilets in the open and bathrooms with glass walls. I may be in a very comfortable ...




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