Beyond the pale

The Mwereni School in Moshi, in Tanzania's Kilimanjaro Region, caters to blind and albino students, whose desks are placed out of direct sunlight and close to the blackboard.

The albinos of Tanzania fear being hunted and killed for their 'magical' powers in a country where the majority of people still heed the word of witch doctors, writes Sean Robson. Pictures by Benjamin Schilling.

Saturday, 22 September, 2012, 11:36pm

How China welcomes its little dragons

We can expect to see a lot of dragon babies this year. That is, a lot of couples having children in the Year of the Dragon.

The dragon is the only Chinese zodiac sign that is an imaginary animal. Why is that? Are dragons better than the other 11 creatures?

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Where is Dennis?

How well do you know your city? Can you tell where this picture of Dennis was taken?

Go to to post your answer and discuss your thoughts with other readers.

7 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Playing it ghoul

It was a night for glitzy ghouls as portal and arts company E.V.E.N.T. howled and hollered for their Dead Not Alive Halloween party at Zuma on October 31. More than 800 hipsters, dressed in costumes, lived it up for their monster mash.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Authentic living for professionals

Competition in the luxury serviced apartment sector is hotting up with a family-run operation offering its concept of 'refined comfort' for long-stay professionals and travellers seeking a calm retreat within 'authentic neighbourhoods'.

30 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Where's the door?

The main entrance and lobby of an office or apartment building are significant in the overall fung shui. It is preferable to choose a building with a lobby at street level. A lobby below street level is not recommended as sunken entrances allow yin energy to accumulate. This causes a conflict with the yang nature of apartments and offices.

14 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Swift turn of foot decisive for Californiamountain

The Tony Cruz-trained Californiamountain has not found it easy to put a score on the board despite his consistent record since arriving, but that looks set to change tonight in the Indian Recreation Club Challenge (1,650m) at Happy Valley.

The brother to former galloper Country Boy has been second at three of his six starts over this course.

7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Be confident and believe in what you are doing

Making contacts

Leads provided by friends and colleagues are the best way to widen your job search net and identify job opportunities that are aligned with your goals.

When approaching line managers, remember the following:

23 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Needy student learns that C is for caring

Post readers step in to give Man-chi basic school supplies

A boy who could not afford dictionaries and other basic items for the new school year has been helped out by South China Morning Post readers after a story on his plight was published last week.

6 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Ah Chi's misery tip of iceberg

'Even rockets can be sent into space. All I have asked for is a little ramp'

Life has dealt quadriplegic Ah Chi a tough hand for the past 14 years; not only has he lost the ability to move, but also the basic right to leave his Tai Po flat with dignity.

30 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

The definite article

SAR brings you the new word for today. Xugh-jee: [pronounced /jurz-shee] adj. Beyond chi-chi, but in a good way. As in: 'In the xugh-jee little dress she had picked up in Paris, Tamara felt invincible.'

20 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Canopy shock

A woman, 74, arrived at her Kam Chi Path, Choi Hung, home to find a 4.5 by 0.5 metre concrete roof canopy had sheared off.

10 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Sino Land in launch of 28 Dynasty flats

Sino Land is launching the public sale of 28 apartments in Dynasty Heights in Beacon Hill next week at $4,988 to $8,018 per square foot and will start selling the bigger units today on a first-come, first-served basis.

28 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Jobs bring pay and problems

Many students take up part-time jobs although they get paid much less than those in full-time employment.

There are positive and negative aspects of the situation.

On the plus side, a part-time job may symbolise maturity and financial independence.

You can spend the money the way you want, without being 'guided' by parents.

27 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Girl injured

A GIRL was hit by a taxi at the corner of Pak Wan and Wai Chi streets, Shekkipmei. The girl four, suffered leg and head injuries and was in poor condition in hospital.

13 Oct 1996 - 12:00am