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  1. 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 ...

  2. The Planner

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (today, 2pm), modern wristwatches (today, 5pm). Island Ballroom, Island Shangri-La Hotel, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Rd, Admiralty. Inquiries: 2918 4321 Writing for Asian Children Talk ... Ariane Michel's documentary follows a group of scientists to an Arctic island. In English and French. Today, 7.30pm, Agnes b. Cinema, HK Art Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50, HK$30 ...

  3. Island's east gets a facelift

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Originally named after a bay that serviced a busy quarry, the eastern side of Hong Kong is undergoing a gradual and exciting facelift, largely due to demand for office space on the island ... and Kowloon East. Towers such as Taikoo Place and the newly finished One Island East provide offices for global companies such as the Time Warner Group, Reuters and Swire, while Cityplaza Mall in Tai ...

  4. South Island in war of words

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui South Island School's (SIS) debating teams were greeted by thunderstorms and traffic jams as they arrived in Manila for the First Asian Schools Debate Championship on Wednesday morning. They made good use of the delays caused by heavy rain and the road chaos by honing their debating skills. For example, they discussed Iran's nuclear programme and the concept ...

  5. Protesters' ship stopped on its way to Diaoyu Islands for second time in two days

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A local ship full of activists heading for the Diaoyu Islands in an effort to declare Chinese sovereignty over them has been stopped by the Marine Department and police for the second time in two days. The incidents on Saturday and yesterday were the first time Hong Kong authorities have blocked protest trips by the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands ...

  6. Yours for 15m yuan- a 30-year lease on an uninhabited island

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen About 10km off the Zhejiang coast, an uninhabited island is available for lease. The island, Zhuyu, is about five hundred times smaller than Lantau. There is no fresh water ... people had already phoned with inquiries. 'But none meets our requirement,' Mr Pan said. 'We welcome investors, but the island is still a virgin and she deserves the best ...

  7. Lamma islanders dig deep, strike gold with treasure hunt

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Fund-raising drive raises more than HK$10,000 for appeal Lamma Island's main fund-raising event for Operation Santa Claus was nearly a no-go when its long-time Scottish 'Father Christmas' left for Dubai. But as islanders are wont to do, Jim Birkett gamely stepped in as Santa Claus with his four elves- despite rubber boots that were too big- ...

  8. The Island that Dared: Journeys in Cuba

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... or academic. The first part of The Island that Dared: Journeys in Cuba, is a fun chronicle of an unusual holiday with daughter and three young grandchildren, straying far from the tourist track. ... to sleep on the beach under the stars. In part two Murphy resumes her odyssey minus the family. This intrepid lone adventurer- 76 years old- traverses the island by bus, train and horse ...

  9. Island says aloha with top-rate facilities

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... The Hawaii of China is moving to improve and expand its amenities to attract more local and overseas guests, writes Prudence Lui Dubbed the 'Hawaii of China', Hainan Island's unbeatable natural beach, tropical weather and convenient location ranks the island as a top destination for MICE groups. Haikou, the capital and gateway city of the island ...

  10. Detours: Jeju Island

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nick Walton Jeju Island, or Jeju-do as it is known in Korean, translates as Peace Island, and for good reason. A blanket of tranquillity seems to have descended over this tiny outcrop some ... and the spiritually in tune. In spring, the island is blanketed in bright yellow rapeseed flowers which dance in the gentle yet almost constant sea breeze. They seem to cover everything and have become ...




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