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Health bites

Caffeine, the flavour enhancer

Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 10:49am

Enchanted forest

Next to the entrance to Aberdeen Country Park is a small path designed specifically to foster young visitors' knowledge about the natural park.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Full of beans

Oblivious to the drilling from nearby garages and the constant hum of traffic, Kenvia Wong Kam-wah and his family are busily harvesting vegetables from a plot near Man Cheong Street in Tai Kok Tsui. It's part of a string of community gardens across the city that are catering to Hongkongers' yearning to get closer to nature and exercise their green thumbs.

19 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Dragon Garden owner frustrated at stalled negotiations in handover of park to public

The owner of the historic Dragon Garden expressed frustration yesterday that it was taking so long to reach agreement with the government to finalise his gift of the garden to Hong Kong as a public park.

Lee Shiu said talks were at a stalemate after 17 months, mainly because the government did not want to pay for the upkeep of the Sham Tseng garden.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Children Cheer Carpet - the Japanese Garden

Today-tomorrow, 5pm, 7.30pm, Sat, 2.30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm, Aug 5, 2.30pm, 5pm, HK City Hall

Children Cheer Carpet - the Japanese Garden has abandoned both tradition and the stage to reach

its audience by taking place in the midst of the young viewers.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Dragon Garden facelift budget raised to HK$50m

Authorities have significantly increased the budget for upgrading the historic Dragon Garden amid the recent controversy over heritage conservation, according to the garden's owner.

Leisure and Cultural Services Department officials are now planning to spend about HK$50 million to give the garden a facelift before opening it to the public, up from the original HK$15 million.

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Keep Hong Kong green

Students at Beacon Hill School have created a garden to attract butterflies. The move is in support of their school's drive to clear the air and beautify the campus.

6 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Dragon Garden buyer eyes green belt

Developer plans to build on hillside beside the historic oasis

The company buying Dragon Garden plans to use a neighbouring green slope for development rather than demolish the oasis built by late tycoon Lee Iu-cheung, says a source close to the deal.

22 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Family agrees to save Dragon Garden

Sale to developer falls through and owners will sell stakes to youngest son

Family members who jointly own the Dragon Garden built by late tycoon Lee Iu-cheung in Sham Tseng have agreed to sell their stake to the tycoon's youngest son for about $100 million.

11 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Room with a View

WE ALL NEED a little breathing space, but for the residents of some of Hong Kong's most exclusive properties, the term takes on a whole different meaning. As developers and architects work to overcome the restrictions of city living, a new breed of penthouses and villas that blur the boundaries of indoor and outdoor space is emerging.

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am