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  1. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Warship USS Bonhomme Richard sails into Victoria harbour

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com 3,001 good fellows hit town as US warship sails in The might of the US Navy's Pacific fleet, a 40,000-tonne warship, sailed into harbour yesterday to become the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront's latest star attraction. The USS Bonhomme Richard- French for "the good fellow Richard"- docked at the port with its 3,000 sailors and marines ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Olympic swimmer set to take new plunge in Victoria Harbour race

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... but this October she's diving into new waters: Victoria Harbour. It will be her first crack at the city's cross-harbour swimming race, which was revived in 2011 after a 33-year hiatus. The 24-year-old, born and raised in the city, will be one of 2,000 swimmers in the New World Harbour Race in October. The 1.2 kilometre course goes from Lei Yue Mun on the Kowloon side to Quarry Bay Park. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    New PLA warships deployed in Victoria Harbour drill

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... in its exercises for the first time. They sailed from a PLA base at Stonecutters Island through "the prosperous Victoria Harbour", Xinhua reported. "The Hong Kong garrison ... its profile this year. In March, the navy held a drill around Victoria Harbour, with soldiers holding guns and facing buildings near Central and Wan Chai. Pan-democrats have raised concerns ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Deskbound workers can still take a dip - in Victoria Harbour, says CY Leung

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT, Tony Cheung, Danny Mok

    ... by suggesting that people working in Central should be able to enjoy a dip in Victoria Harbour. Addressing the opening of the Urban Land Institute's summit in Shanghai yesterday, Leung elaborated on his vision about planning around the harbour. "We should be able to have swimming and [sun]bathing sites under the super high-rise buildings in Central," Leung said. "The kind ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Giant inflatable Rubber Duck set to sail into Victoria Harbour next week

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 04:24pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com It will take about another week for the giant inflatable Rubber Duck to sail into Victoria Harbour, but its creator has made an early appearance ... conference on Thursday. The Rubber Duck, which first appeared in France in 2007, has to go through numerous testings before it can make sail into Victoria Harbour on May 2. The 16.5-metre-tall Rubber ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - US NAVY

    Hint of Korean tension at anchor in Victoria Harbour

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by SIMPSON CHEUNG AND GREG TORODE

    ... Simpson Cheung and Greg Torode Officers with visiting US naval group, who will host members of the PLA garrison today, say stopover is routine and not meant to send a message Hint of Korean tension at anchor in Victoria Harbour Tensions on the Korean Peninsula will be in the spotlight today as People's Liberation Army officers tour three American naval ships visiting ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WORLD STATUS

    Victoria Harbour snubbed over nomination for World Heritage site status

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by Helene Franchineau

    ... HARBOUR HERITAGE SNUB Harbour's snub over world heritage site status Victoria Harbour has been snubbed as a potential Unesco World Heritage site by Hong Kong government officials, who instead ... monitoring the harbour's development. "If the key feature of the site is a monument, then it would be more restrictive. "In the case of Victoria Harbour, we are talking about ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - JOURNEYS

    1950s Star Ferry baby Christina North relives Victoria Harbour crossing

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... to tell people not just that she was born in Hong Kong. She adds that she entered the world on a Star Ferry boat crossing Victoria Harbour. Her father was a British naval officer posted in Hong ... longer in the 1950s, when there was less reclamation and Victoria Harbour was wider. On September 14, 1956, North's pregnant mother knew her baby was coming. She was told she had plenty ...


    Hongkongers cherish shoreline memories of Victoria Harbour (video)

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo and Jennifer Cheng

    ... "Blue Funnel", where sampans and tugboats crowded the waterfront. Victoria Harbour teemed with toiling workers, while big cargo ships lay quietly at anchor in the distance. Over the years, ... on picture below to launch interactive graphic Former seaman Li Charn-hoi, 78, recalled the excitement he felt as his cargo ship sailed back into Victoria Harbour after two years away from home. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour water to improve after sewage works upgrade

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Marine eco-system to prosper as world's largest underground waste pumping station is built Sewage treatment upgrade cleansVictoria Harbour Victoria ... Kong Island to the upgraded Stonecutters Island works for sedimentation and disinfection via an underwater tunnel. "We will see a cleaner Victoria Harbour, which will provide a better ...




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