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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 - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    From reef to biggest island in Spratlys, and China's not done yet at Fiery Cross

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com China to continue expanding Spratlys reef China has turned a strategically important reef into probably the biggest island in the Spratlys, Chinese ... into islands. Last week, Taiwan's top intelligence official, Lee Hsiang-chou, said publicly that Beijing was conducting seven construction projects in the South China Sea, with five of them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1620894/reef-biggest-island-spratlys-and-chinas-not-done-yet-fiery-cross
  7. 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
  8. News - Asia - ACCIDENT

    Two tourists missing in boat crash near Thai resort island

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 11:33am by AFP

    ... local police. Several others were ”seriously injured”. The speedboat was carrying around 40 passengers-- the majority apparently Chinese tourists-- from the famous Phi Phi island to Phuket off ... on the southern resort island of Koh Tao in mid-September has also raised serious fears over tourist safety. Thai authorities have come under intense criticism for their handling of the murder probe. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1620476/two-tourists-missing-boat-crash-near-thai-resort-island
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Urban heat island effect big factor in climate change, Hong Kong records show

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:35am by Wyss Yim

    ... encompassing the second world war. Temperature measurements at the observatory are known historically to be influenced significantly by the urban heat island effect, defined as urban pockets ... by the urban heat island effect resulting from rapid population growth and lifestyle changes within the basin. A comparative study of temperature records for the period from 1968 to 2013 obtained from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1619452/urban-heat-island-effect-big-factor-climate-change-hong-kong
  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan considers permanent armed ships to patrol disputed Spratly island

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 01:39pm by Reuters in Taipei

    ... Reuters in Taipei Taipei announces it is considering deploying armed naval vessels to South China Sea island it calls Itu Aba, also known as Tai Ping, in move likely to irritate other claimants in the region Taiwan is considering stationing armed vessels permanently on a disputed South China Sea island, officials said, a move bound to renew friction in a region claimed almost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1617574/taiwan-considers-permanent-armed-ships-patrol-disputed-spratly-island

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