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  1. News - Hong Kong - YEAR OF THE SNAKE

    Snake species creeping up in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... and irresponsible pet owners have in recent years introduced new and exotic species to the list. Calabar pythons, originally from Africa, and the striped-tailed rat snake from Southeast Asia and mainland ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Whether they are menu escapees or were lost by reckless owners, exotic snakes from around the globe are increasing HK's reptile diversity Snake ...

  2. News - China - ZHEJIANG

    Zhejiang 'Snake Village' seeks New Year boom

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 12:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse For Zisiqiao in eastern China, the arrival of the Year of the Snake on Sunday carries a special meaning, as the scaly reptile has given the tiny village its main ... of Chinese zodiac animals – which are based on the lunar year and not the calendar month – but Gao said they provide food and medicine as well as his livelihood. “Some people don’t like to eat snake ...

  3. Lifestyle - Cityseen

    Year of the Snake festivities charm Sha Tin race-goers

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... played games and handed out lai see packets, while fung shui master Mak Ling-ling talked about what the various signs of the Chinese zodiac could expect in the Year of the Snake. To top it all ... Vanessa Yung vanessa.yung@scmp.com Year of the Snakefestivities charm Sha Tin race-goers The Lunar New Year race meeting at the Sha Tin Racecourse on Tuesday was not short of festive ...

  4. Sport - China - BASKETBALL

    NBA to stage big Lunar New Year bash with live games for China fans

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 09:39am by AFP

    ... will welcome the Year of the Snake with 23 live games shown and streamed on the internet in China from February 7 to 14. Five clubs will host Chinese-themed tributes in their arenas. The league began ... with them,” said NBA China chief executive David Shoemaker. NBA standout Peja Stojakovic, born in a Year of the Snake, will host a viewing party in Beijing for a game between the Los Angeles Lakers ...

  5. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Year of the Snake is a year to buy gold

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Fung shui master warns of a roller-coaster time and says precious metal may provide a haven Go for gold in the black snake year This being the first White Collar in the Year of the Snake, I would like to say Kung Hei Fat Choi to all readers. I wish you all a rich and prosperous year. Today is the third day of the Lunar New Year and, according ...

  6. Business - Economy - HONG KONG

    John Tsang sees better economy in Year of the Snake

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Finance chief sees economy doing better, but wary about global uncertainty, property market John Tsang less down on Year of the Snake Hong Kong's economy should perform better in the Year of the Snake, according to Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, who also warned of the risks of going into the property market. "The European ...

  7. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hang Seng starts Year of the Snake on a high note

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... to close at 23,413.25. "The Hong Kong market has kicked off the Year of the Snake on a strong note, helped by gains on other Asian bourses," Renee Wong at China International Capital ... the Year of the Snake would be a good one for Hong Kong stocks. Meanwhile, the exchange plans to launch after-hours futures trading on April 8, its latest effort to boost trading volumes. ...

  8. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hong Kong stocks set for bullish start to the Year of the Snake

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Hong Kong stocks are expected to climb when trading begins after the New Year holiday break Stocks set for bullish start to the Year of the Snake Hong Kong stocks could open the Year of the Snake on a bullish note as Asian markets rose after US corporate earnings sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a five-year high. The Chinese zodiac calendar ...

  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - GET THE LOOK

    Fashion houses capitalise on Year of the Snake

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by BLUE CARREON

    ... Blue Carreon lifestyle@scmp.com As we enter the Year of the Snake, fashion houses have been quick to incorporate serpentine motifs into their offerings. Scales have appeared on garments- ... a snakeskin print can veer towards tacky, but Gaultier renders the python print modern. Is it a snake print or disintegrating honeycomb? Is it the skin of a slithery python or a spin on optical art? ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Smashing time as punters usher in the Year of the Snake

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 03:58pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Lunar New Year celebration on Tuesday smashed all known records for the occasion as crowds took advantage of marvellous weather to flood Sha Tin racecourse, reach deeply into their pockets and welcome the Year of the Snake. Both the attendance of nearly 119,000 – including almost 7,000 at the Happy Valley cross betting ...




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