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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 - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Refugees held in Australia's detention centres on Nauru island infected by Dengue fever as opposition figures call for greater oversight An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485859/dengue-outbreak-australias-pacific-island-refugee-detention-centre-sparks
  8. Comment - Letters

    Taiwan aims to be a free-trade island

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Government working hard to turn Taiwan into free-trade island I refer to the editorial (" Taiwan needs to refocus economy ", April 9), and agree there is a need ... agreement with New Zealand and Singapore. The Free Economic Pilot Zones (FEPZs) launched in August last year further demonstrate our determination to transform into a free-trade island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1482500/taiwan-aims-be-free-trade-island
  9. News - World - SOLOMON ISLANDS

    Solomon Islands struck by 7.6 magnitude quake, tsunami warning dropped

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 01:26pm by Associated Press in Wellington

    ... Associated Press in Wellington Powerful quake strikes Solomon Islands early on Sunday but not damage or injuries reported. Tsunami warning issued but later cancelled A powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake triggered large waves in the Solomon Islands on Sunday, and authorities were trying to determine if there was any serious damage or injuries. Government spokesman George Herming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1480463/solomon-islands-struck-76-magnitude-quake-tsunami-warning-dropped
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Casualties of ore: tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by MATTEO FAGOTTO

    ... Matteo Fagotto On the Indonesian island of Bangka, which provides 30 per cent of the world's tin- a vital component in the gadgetry few of us can do without- large-scale illegal ... of the Indonesian island of Bangka, dozens of ragtag, casually dressed young men are gathering around the small harbour, as they do every day, equipped only with a jerry can of fuel and a meagre lunch. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1473532/casualties-ore-tin-mining-devastating-indonesian-island

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