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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. 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
  7. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    China dredges channels near disputed islands as Beijing 'asserts stance on South China Sea'

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing clearing channels around Drummond Island in disputed chain to ease access for fishermen and supply boats, Xinhua says China dredging ... to sovereignty in the region. Xinhua reported yesterday that up to 1.7km of channels had been dredged around Drummond Island, known as Jinqing in Chinese. The island, which is about 0.21 sq km, is one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557769/china-dredging-channels-disputed-paracels-xinhua-reports
  8. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Oil rig stops exploration work near disputed Paracel Islands a month early

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:14am by Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Kristine Kwok Exploration ends and vessels leave base near disputed islands that raised tensions with Vietnam, but operations are 'likely to resume' ... that developed after the rig was deployed on May 2. But observers said it would probably return to the area near the disputed Paracel Islands- which China calls the Xisha Islands and Vietnam calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555221/china-says-oil-rig-finishes-mission-waters-vietnam
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo seeks US military guarantee to protect unspecified ‘remote islands’

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:34pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japanese government seeks specific guarantees over protection for remote islands- thought to be the disputed Senkaku or Diaoyus chain Tokyo presses U.S. over islands ... calls its "remote islands", as the two nations revise their defence pact. Japan and the US have started the process of rewriting their guidelines for Japan-US defence cooperation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554274/diaoyus-their-minds-tokyo-seeks-us-military-guarantee-protect-remote
  10. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Logistics firms eye artificial island at HK-Zhuhai-Macau bridge

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Logistics firms eye artificial island A planned artificial island at the border crossing of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge should set aside land for logistics facilities, industry insiders have proposed. The idea was floated ahead of a government study to explore potential land uses of the 130-hectare island. On top of hosting checkpoint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554240/logistics-firms-eye-artificial-island-hk-zhuhai-macau-bridge

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