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Saturday, 3 November, 2012, 11:30pm

Public Eye

Social harmony begins and ends with profits

10 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Lee-Ann Ford

FOUNDATION I was living in Taiwan in 2002, running a bushiban [a cram college]. The municipal government was going to line these tetrapods, or storm blockers, all along the beach. It brought up a whole bunch of issues, especially for a nearby fishing village, and I followed it closely.

27 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Coral reefs healthy but under pressure

Global warming may affect HK sea gardens

Hong Kong's 33 coral reefs are generally healthy and stable, but there are indications they are under pressure from global warming.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Jewellery designer turns precious coral into a moneyspinner

They are marine treasures you're not supposed to touch on diving trips, but designer Francois Loffredo has made a career turning coral into valuable jewellery.

The Italian opened his first boutique in the city last Friday in Prince's Building, followed by a dinner with VIP clients at the Mandarin Oriental.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The Coral

The Coral

Roots & Echoes


Before some of the band were even legally old enough to drink the Coral had achieved the kind of chart-topping success most musicians could only dream about.

The youth on display belied an amazing talent that saw them

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Island palette

If you are looking for hot colours, check out the Nars summer makeup collection. The Day Dreamer line's blue, gold and coral hues were inspired by the golden sands and setting sun of an island hideaway. Pink, poppy and tangerine dominate for cheeks and lips. The star product is the multiple-use Riviera ($290) stick, which can be used on cheeks, lips and eyes.

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

WWF charity walk seeks to raise $1m

The WWF is to use a $1 million charity walk to highlight its campaign for tougher controls on fishing to protect the marine environment.

A record 1,300 people are expected to take part in the third annual Hoi Ha Wan Charity Walk on April 24, two treks covering 5km or 8km which raise money for WWF marine education and conservation projects.

15 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

New wave

Summer's here and contemporary furniture brand Edra's thoughts have turned to the beach. Its new furniture collection by various designers takes its inspiration from Sardinian beachscapes, with colours resembling the sea's deep tones, fabrics emulating the texture of rocks and shapes reminiscent of fish, coral and sea sponges.

11 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Omnimax: Coral Reef Adventure

A film about coral reefs and the events that have led to their worldwide decline. The 46-minute story takes viewers to see some of the world's largest and most beautiful, but endangered, reefs. Wed-Mon, 1.30pm, 5pm and 8.30pm. HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. $24, $32, Urbtix or Space Museum Box Office. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Jul 31

23 May 2004 - 12:00am

Nars attacks

With its combination of simplicity and modernism, the Nars make-up range has become de rigueur for Hollywood A-listers. This spring the company looked to the ocean for inspiration and created Flirtatious Fantasy, a stunning palette inspired by rich blue tropical waters and coral sunsets.

7 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Xiaolu Guo

Writers from China's diaspora

Although Xiaolu Guo answers earnestly, she rounds off almost every utterance with a smile that suggests unease about playing the oracle.

29 Feb 2004 - 12:00am



51-67 Cloudview Road

Age: 32 years

Size: 1,450 square feet

For sale: $5.5 million

Layout: three bedrooms

4 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Cafe de Coral

Cafe de Coral Holdings' main business is fast food, with Cafe de Coral being a familiar sight in Hong Kong. It also includes speciality restaurant Spaghetti House and Chinese restaurant chain Ah Yee Leng Tong.

2 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Improper fishing methods full of catches

Improper commercial fishing harms the sea as much as pollution does. It can destroy fish habitats and change the whole marine ecosystem.

Vast (up to hundreds of kilometres long), virtually invisible, monofilament nets also catch seals, dolphins and turtles and drown them.

9 Feb 1999 - 12:00am