Health bites

Caffeine, the flavour enhancer

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

Love for nature blossoms

Tree-planting, watering and weeding may sound like hard work.

But for a group of award-winning students from Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School, a gardening project helped them appreciate nature and made them more confident.

25 May 2005 - 12:00am


I refer to the letter headlined, 'Rats in playground are no fun', from Tamar Clayman (South China Morning Post, January 15), and regret that she had the unpleasant experience at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.

12 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

A walk up the garden path

Andrew Pfeiffer cast a critical eye over the flora and studied the balance of light and shade, mass and void, before pronouncing his verdict.

3 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Caged panther looks bored

Why, in this day and age, is it deemed necessary to confine a rather large cat in a drab, featureless cage the size of a couple of car-park spaces? I am referring, of course, to the bored-looking panther currently locked up in the Zoological and Botanical Gardens.

1 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Hang King Garden sale

Citic Pacific has decided to put more flats at Hang King Garden on sale, after it had registered more than 38 potential buyers for the first-batch sale on Sunday - the first day of the registration programme.

The company initially planned to offer 38 units of the 216-flat project on June 1. The number of extra units on offer will be announced on Thursday.

28 May 1996 - 12:00am