Saturday, 29 September, 2012, 11:49pm
Hong Kong's biggest annual art and design festival is back after its smashing success last year when it attracted 50,000 visitors.
Set right next to the stylish streets of Soho in Central, Detour 2011 has transformed the former police married quarters in Hollywood Road into one of the city's hippest exhibition spaces.2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Vietnam seems to be the toast of property investors, with a number of top international developers trooping to the communist country with luxury real estate projects.
Resort operator Banyan Tree has unveiled its first investment holiday homes in the country. Scheduled for opening in mid-2012, the resort complex incorporates a golf course designed by Nick Faldo.3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
A celebrated girls' school in Pok Fu Lam has been hit with a HK$200,000 fine for pruning back a protected tree last year without permission, after school leaders feared students could be hit by falling branches and nuts.7 May 2011 - 12:00am
IN FROM THE COLD As a teenager, I was not very sociable but I got really interested in horticulture and natural history. I have always been able to draw and I thought landscape architecture would combine both interests. I studied in Leeds [in England] in 1975 and then worked for Brian Clouston and Partners, which in those days was a titan of the landscaping world.7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
For Banyan Tree Private Collection managing director Marina Kleiman, getting to the top of the career ladder was the easy part. What might be tricky is trying to stay at the top of her game while juggling the demands of home.16 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
Banyan Tree Private Collection for Habitat for Humanity cocktail
Where: The China Club
When: April 2214 May 2010 - 12:00am
Banyan Tree is offering a special package at two resorts on the mainland. The four-night Winter Sonata in Yunnan package includes two nights at the Banyan Tree in Lijiang, with its famed Baishui Terrace and Tiger Leaping Gorge, and two nights at the Banyan Tree in Ringha, staying in villas made from restored Tibetan farmhouses.20 Oct 2009 - 12:00am
Leviathan or the Whale by Philip Hoare Fourth Estate HK$14219 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
edited by Mick O'Hare Profile Books, HK$1209 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
The fig is a plant of contrasts. The fruit itself - often described in poems as being 'ripe', 'lush', 'honeyed' and with phrases not usually used in food columns of family newspapers - is a symbol of sexuality and fertility. The leaves, however, symbolise modesty: they are used to cover the 'naughty bits' of statues and paintings.12 Oct 2008 - 12:00am
An unhealthy Chinese banyan tree at risk of collapsing was temporarily spared yesterday with officials propping it up ahead of Typhoon Hagupit.
The tree in Lung Wah Street, Western, listed on the register of old and valuable trees, was inspected by independent experts and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.24 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
Hao Jinsong's Public Interest Lawyer Centre has boomed since it filed a lawsuit against Shaanxi farmer Zhou Zhenglong and the State Forestry Administration.
Businessmen and law firms have funded the non-governmental organisation in its war on the fake South China tiger photos, according to the centre's leader and founder, Hao Jinsong .7 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
The sight of picturesque old trees growing on stone walls forms a pleasing diversion from our concrete jungle. The trees grow spontaneously and do not require much maintenance. They are pockets of nature that serve as a reminder of the old Hong Kong that is fast disappearing.4 Jun 2008 - 12:00am