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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    The snake beneath Hong Kong's skin

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... 1972 film. But few are aware of its literary sequel, loosely translated, "Strike of the Snake". Placed fifth in the Chinese zodiac of a 12-year cycle, the Year of the Snake gives ... the forbidden fruit of knowledge. "As a snake sheds its skin every year, Hong Kong needs to re-invent itself to remain competitive," he said. Leung Man-tao, TV host and critic, said ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: soup of the day

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... "heating" items are disappearing for another year. Mutton is one and, as we've entered the Year of the Snake, that item will soon disappear from menus for several months, too. A steaming bowl ... Jason Wordie Snakes remain a perennial winter warmer in southern China, whichever appetite one wishes to sate, writes Jason Wordie Soup of the day Seasonality in food items has been ...

  3. Heritage finds a voice in art

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... businesses in the Central and Sheung Wan districts. Ken Yip Kam-shun, a third-year product design student at the Design Institute, and his two schoolmates created a snake-wine bottle for 'She Wong Lam', or the Snake King, a shop that sells snake soup and snake wine in Sheung Wan. 'The exhibition organisers took us on a tour around Central and Sheung Wan and we met ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Snake catcher video sparks fury after Burmese python 'almost decapitated' during capture

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 08:47am

    ... Kong for 28 years, added: “The first time I saw the video my heart was bleeding.” Experienced Hong Kong snake catchers criticised the method of capture after seeing the video. Dave Willott, ... Stephen Loman, who has been rescuing and releasing snakes into the wild for years, described what he saw as “so unprofessional”. “That’s no way to catch a snake. The poor animal’s head was almost ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL HEALTH

    New virus blamed for killing 31 snakes at Ocean Park

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Scientists link illness that decimated Ocean Park's newborn anacondas to new reptile bug HKU study finds virus that killed 31 baby snakes A new virus has been identified as the cause of an illness that killed 31 baby anacondas at Ocean Park three years ago. A study, led by University of Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung, found ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Designed to scale: the hissstory of snakes

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by AAYUSH NIROULA

    ... journey. The story of how snakes evolved begins just over 100 million years ago, with a lizard or lizard-like reptile. Biologists are still debating as to which group the ancestor of snakes ... that last year completed the first two snake genome sequences, belonging to the Burmese python and the king cobra (two species common to Hong Kong). By comparing these genomes with those of other ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Meet the snake-savers: How two men have spent decades rescuing reptiles in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:14am by Charley Lanyon

    ... are a menace to snakes, not the other way around. According to the Hospital Authority there hasn't been any death attributed to a snake bite in more than 20 years although Hong Kong has some ... followed, but it has not been seen again in the intervening 10 years. Lau now believes the snake has been eradicated. Sea snakes are another group struggling to survive. While there are six species ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Look who popped in for lunch: Cobra makes Sai Kung house call

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by Danny Mok, Clifford Lo

    ... dog's life in Hong Kong country park He captures about 50 snakes per year in residential areas and releases them far away from people. This time, however, the snake's injuries meant it had ... Danny Mok and Clifford Lo Lawyer, wife and guests unhurt as family's dog gets venom in eye … but snake comes off worst Shock in Sai Kung as Cobra makes house call A lawyer told ...




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