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  1. 'Live like a millionaire' in the Philippines

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... For resort property, she says, Cebu and Boracay islands offer the best returns within the most stable environment. 'The archipelago of Palawan is also tipped to become a new playground ... offers'. Blue Coral is a beachfront resort and spa on Mactan Island- 15 minutes from Cebu International airport, with flights daily from Hong Kong. Boutique hotel suites are priced from US$85,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709462/live-millionaire-philippines
  2. Exploring history

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles, Manila Today is the 485th anniversary of something every Filipino schoolchild learns: the battle in which Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by chief Lapu-lapu, on Mactan Island. The story provokes strange attitudes. Some claim it was the first organised resistance of Filipinos against foreign invaders. This overlooks the fact that, in 1521, the word ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546468/exploring-history
  3. Sun, sea but no sex, please, on Boracay

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... or even a hotel room, under laws proposed to curb 'indecent acts' on the Philippines' most renowned party island. Malay town council is considering an ordinance after a television ... sea craft and other places where intercourse would be seen by the public'. More than half a million foreign and local tourists a year flock to the island. Europeans and Chinese, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735925/sun-sea-no-sex-please-boracay
  4. Booming Cebu aims to be an economic powerhouse

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Cebu Somewhere in the Pacific is an island called Cebu. It sells itself as a hub for transnational trade, transportat, information technology, call centres and tourism. ... with trade links to China, Japan and Arabia long before Portuguese circumnavigator Ferdinand Magellan dropped anchor on the island on April 1, 1521. The province produced the first Filipino hero, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492797/booming-cebu-aims-be-economic-powerhouse
  5. A silver lining

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... the blue above the yellow coral is a flurry of small-fish life. But that's not the main attraction. This strait, which runs between the islands of Negros to the west and Cebu to the east, ... 'metallic' school. It breaks this way and that, flowing up and down, groups dissolving one moment and re-shaping the next. The heart of the action is Pescador Island, an uninhabited rock outcrop just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728713/silver-lining
  6. News - China - TYPHOON

    Typhoon Kalmaegi hits Hainan Island with 144km/h gusts as Guangdong braces for impact

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:37am by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall in southern China’s Hainan Island on Tuesday morning and is expected to hit Guangdong province soon as local governments issued ... and Hainan issuing top-level emergency response alerts. Chen Yihu, village chief of Beigang on Beigang Island near Hainan’s provincial capital Haikou, said preparations were being taken to a new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593721/typhoon-kalmaegi-hits-hainan-island-144kmh-gusts-guangdong-braces-impact
  7. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    CNOOC's 'Paracels Islands' rig makes major deepwater gas field discovery

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Teddy Ng

    ... by the CNOOC 981 rig that led to a deterioration in ties between China and Vietnam in May. Beijing had deployed the rig to waters near the Paracel Islands, which are claimed by both Beijing and Hanoi. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593502/cnoocs-paracels-islands-rig-makes-major-deepwater-gas-field-discovery
  8. Love in the air as Chinese Valentine's Day is celebrated by a hotel bridal fair with flair

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen There was lots of talk about nuptials in the Island Shangri-La's grand ballroom on Chinese Valentine's Day- talk of dresses, drinks and the perfect hairdo. A number of socialites, engaged and already married, showed up at the hotel's Signature Weddings Bridal Fair on Saturday, including newly engaged Candice Chan Sze-wai and Leonard Chao, and Brandon and Jenny ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975783/love-air-chinese-valentines-day-celebrated-hotel-bridal-fair-flair
  9. News - China - FOREIGN RELATIONS

    China rejects Vietnamese claim fishing boat attacked near Paracel Islands

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:09am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing and Hanoi China says Vietnamese fishing vessel boarded and explosives seized near Paracel Islands Beijing denies Hanoi's claim boat attacked China said yesterday ... Chinese rubber dinghies took control of one Vietnamese fishing boat that was fishing near the Paracel Islands, confiscating property. Chinese personnel "intruded and destroyed" the boat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1589687/china-rejects-vietnamese-claim-fishing-boat-attacked-near-paracel-islands
  10. Business - China Business - FINANCIAL SERVICES

    British Virgin Islands targets rich mainland Chinese

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Territory wants to attract those seeking helpin succession planning and setting up trusts British Virgin Islands eyes rich mainlanders The British Virgin Islands aims to win more business from wealthy mainland Chinese and is adjusting its services in the face of the crackdown on corruption in China and the global move towards greater transparency, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1588171/british-virgin-islands-targets-rich-mainland-chinese

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