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Jeweller Wallace Chan raises HK$17m at auction of butterfly pieces

Wallace Chan's nature-inspired jewellery fetched HK$17 million at Poly Auction's debut auction.

Eight pieces of jewellery created by Wallace Chan raised HK$17 million at Beijing-based Poly Auction's inaugural Hong Kong sales.

Thursday, 29 November, 2012, 3:58am

Butterfly's amazing flight from Japan to Hong Kong

Blue tiger butterflies in Sai Kung. There is little data available on the migratory habits of Asian butterflies, in contrast to those in North America. Photo: Martin Chan

On December 31 last year, researchers trapping butterflies at Deep Water Bay on Hong Kong Island found a chestnut tiger with writing on its wings. In fine marker pen were numbers, letters and characters, including a code: "YSK541".

28 Oct 2012 - 4:57am

iPhone app turns butterfly fans into instant experts

Butterfly watchers, take note. A new iPhone app launched jointly yesterday by local environmental group Green Power and Shell Nature Watch will help you identify different species with a snap and a few taps.

The butterfly-detection program works much like facial-recognition software, using the patterns on the insect's wings for identification.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Surge in number of butterflies this winter

Butterfly numbers at the city's leading habitat bounced back this winter after hitting record lows in the previous two years, but environmentalists say global warming may be causing the migratory creatures to stay for shorter periods.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

John says ...

The emotional impact of Heidi's lovely story doesn't come from the details of what her characters actually do. Instead, it comes from the poetic way she takes us inside the heart of the tragic Xie Mingyuan, and lets us feel what he feels.

11 May 2010 - 12:00am

Appreciation of nature led Loletta Chu to help charity

Her married name might have changed, but former Miss Hong Kong Loletta Chu Ling-ling still has the same charitable heart. A divorce from sports supremo Timothy Fok Tsun-ting was followed by remarriage, to businessman Vincent Lo Hong-shui of the Shui On Development Group.

29 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

On the wrong track in villagers' protest

Fifty residents of a village in the northern New Territories have vowed not to move to make way for a maintenance yard, part of the high-speed rail line linking Hong Kong to the rest of China.

24 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

20pc drop in number of butterfly species as Tai Po housing projects destroy habitat

A Tai Po village that is also a butterfly haven has seen species numbers drop by 20 per cent over the past five years because its woodland is being developed for houses, a green group says.

According to Green Power's survey, which was released yesterday, the number of species recorded in She Shan village last year was 51, compared with 63 in 2004.

11 May 2009 - 12:00am

Butterflies desert haven after building starts next door

Butterfly numbers at a reserve in Tai Po have dropped by up to 50 per cent since work began on a housing project nearby, according to a report by wildlife observers.

5 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Give others a fair chance

Fairness is an important concept. We are taught to treat things and people the same. There are adverts and classes that spread the message of equality.

2 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Housing project 'poses threat to butterfly haven'

Greens concerned over proposal for Tai Po complex

A proposed residential development of eight blocks and more than 200 houses only 50 metres from a butterfly haven in Tai Po is likely to threaten the insects, and the Town Planning Board should look at the plan with care, environmentalists say.

4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

If Disneyland ever goes under, at least we will have a ready-made public park

Hong Kong Disneyland has large expanses of space full of flora that are woefully underused by visitors. Presumably they are there for the troubled theme park's fabled future expansion, which is now very much in doubt. Both Disney and government officials are still debating whether or not to put in more money and build more rides. One can appreciate their reluctance.

31 May 2008 - 12:00am

Rebel rocker looks to new directions

When Josie Ho Chiu-yee talks about her new album Elastic Rock, to be released tomorrow, there's a twinkle in her eyes. 'Music represents me. What I want people to know about me, I show through my music and concerts,' she says.

14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Faces

He is a butterfly enthusiast and heritage buff of village festivals, who has a keen eye for the beauty he can capture through his lens. Whether it be the delicate pattern of an insect's wing or the sweat on the brow of a lion dancer, Paul Lau Kwok-leung shares what he sees

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Each week we talk to HK's brightest and best

Name Tang Suk-man

School Choijun School

Grade Form Five

Sport Swimming

Achievements Tang Suk-man, 18, has been undergoing formal swimming training since 1998.

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am