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  1. Banning youths from tanning is unwise

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am writing in response to the article 'Tanning salons to ban under-18s' (South China Morning Post, October 11). The ban seeks to prevent American youngsters from getting skin cancer through the excessive use of tanning beds. I doubt that will work. First of all, many tanning salon owners and their young customers will likely ignore the ban. Tanning is very popular ...

  2. Grace Tan

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Grace Tan learnt to cook about 20 years ago when she came to Hong Kong from the Philippines. This was also when she married and started cooking for her husband- a keen seafood fan, as is her father-in-law. Tan now works in the guest services department of a hotel but has dreamt of becoming a chef. 'It's just a dream,' she says, but she spends time at home ...

  3. Ex-Carrian boss Tan in court bankruptcy battle

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The former head of the failed Carrian Group property empire, George Tan Soon-gin, is facing a bankruptcy petition filed by his long-time foe Rogerio Lam Sou-fung. Lam, son of the late Hang Seng Bank founder Lam Bing-yim, is asking the High Court to declare Tan bankrupt after Tan failed to repay his debts, according to filings. The two tycoons- each ...

  4. Failed Carrian boss Tan loses antiques dispute

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... empire, George Tan Soon-gin- over a batch of precious Chinese porcelain worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Lam was entitled to the sale proceeds of three of the antique pieces- a Guyuexuan ... in the custody of Christie's Hong Kong auction house, will be released to him. Chu said she spotted strong antagonism between Lam and Tan, who claimed he was the genuine owner of the five pieces ...

  5. Fo Tan art event a victim of its own success

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Art lovers and enthusiasts will flock to the Fo Tan Art Village over the next two weekends for its annual open-studio programme, but the event, now in its tenth year, is not something all the artists want or need. Over four days, thousands of people are expected to make their way to Fo Tan for a taste of art with 260 artists from more than 80 studios inviting the public ...

  6. ESF parents braced for further fee rise

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry English Schools Foundation (ESF) parents have been told to expect a further monthly fee rise of up to 4 per cent from September, on top of the new HK$25,000 capital levy. The ESF board of governors will meet tonight to consider a fee rise from ...

  7. Stay tuned

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nora Tong It's impossible to rein in time as far as musician Tan Han Jin is concerned. 'We can't manage or control time like a computer or a factory line. Everything ... with experience. No longer the idealistic and frustrated young man he was 10 years ago, Tan has come to realise that life is tough but happiness can be simple. Known for his rare multidisciplinary talent, ...

  8. Under the skin

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung 'The skins come from animals that lived in the country, [were killed for their meat] and processed with environmentally friendly tanning stuffs,' Dutch brand Alphenberg promises on its website. That guarantee helped persuade Winston Lam Wing-heng, founder of Kitchens + Interiors, to import Alphenberg's water-buffalo leather tiles for use on walls, ...

  9. DANGEROUS days

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... Suzanne Harrison Ask any skincare expert how best to slow the ravages of time on our complexion and most will answer that daily application of sunscreen is the first and most important line of defence against ultraviolet rays- UVA and UVB. This is not onl ...

  10. Maths whiz Anthony beats the world to top marks in exam

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam At just 16 years old, Anthony Leung Chi-hin has been named as the best in the world at something many of us struggle with: mathematics. Leung, a Form Six student at Sha Tin College, sat the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Se ...




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