Gold Rush

Nothing screams summer more than a golden tan and shiny metalic accessories to add some Resort glamour after a day on the beach.

1 CHARLOTTE ring by Delphine (HK$4,400), available at Harvey Nichols

Friday, 8 July, 2011, 12:00am

Last night to live la vida Laguna

It's one of Wan Chai's best-known watering holes, and the place where for years some of the city's domestic helpers let their hair down on a Sunday afternoon after a long week's work.

But the Laguna Music Club and Bar on Fenwick Street will close its doors for the last time at the end of trading tonight.

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Hotels offer thrills for adventurers

Families are spoilt for choice with resort hotels now boasting anything from kids' zones and child-minding to adventure programmes and rooms packed with the latest video games.

15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Tourist, 57, dies after collapsing

An Australian tourist died after collapsing in the street outside Laguna Verde in Hung Hom early yesterday. The 57-year-old man was walking with two male friends along Laguna Verde Avenue outside Block 15 of the private housing estate when he collapsed at about 6.55am. A security guard called police. The man was unconscious when he was carried into an ambulance, police said.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Big deal

Westminster Travel is selling three- and four-night packages to Phuket, with the latter only marginally more expensive. Three nights with breakfast at the Sheraton Grande Laguna (www.sheraton.phuket.

13 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Open and closed: a glance around some of the region's resorts


Allamanda Laguna Phuket - Open

Andaman Bangtao Bay Resort - Closed until February 1

Bangtao Beach Chalet - Closed

Banyan Tree Laguna Phuket - Open

Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach - Closed until February 1

Dusit Laguna Phuket - Open

Laguna Beach Resort - Open

25 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Diamond life

ON THE TIN HAU ASCENT to the East Island Corridor, Jebsen Motors sales co-ordinator Leo Chiu Wai-chung keeps glancing at the rear-view mirror. 'Would you like to drive this car?' he finally asks. The previous 14 writers were eager to get behind the two-litre, Renault Laguna II's wheel, he says.

17 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Pair injured

A worker, 27, was fighting for his life in Queen Elizabeth Hospital after he and a colleague were injured when scaffolding they were dismantling collapsed in the Laguna Verde development, Hunghom.

6 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Pig's head sent as threat

A PIG'S head wrapped in cloth was delivered to a construction site in the Green Wood Laguna Verde Road, Hunghom, with a warning to a worker to 'mind your own business'.

30 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Hunghom units resold for loss

Two owners have resold their unfinished units at Laguna Verde, Hunghom, opting to take a loss of 40 per cent instead of continuing the struggle to find a mortgage, according to one estate agent.

Centaline Property Agency said the company managed two deals at The GreenWood in Laguna Verde yesterday.

6 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Hong Kong duo in the money

HONG Kong's Con O'Kelly and Kim Isherwood ran in the money yesterday in the Thai Laguna Phuket triathlon.

O'Kelly's sixth position was worth US$1,250 while Isherwood's seventh position was worth US$1,000.

O'Kelly clocked two hours, 42 minutes and 22 seconds. Race winner Greg Welch of Australia finished in 2:28.15.

7 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Flats deluge market

DEVELOPERS are rushing to put apartments on the market to take advantage of improving buyer sentiment.

China Overseas Land & Investment announced yesterday it sold 44 apartments of its residential and commercial development, The Yanville, in Wan Chai, on the first day of sale.

13 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Negotiations continuing

IN response to the letter by N. Baker (South China Morning Post, January 30), we would like, first of all, to thank him/her for enthusiastically supporting our services.

We apologise for the delay in our plans to make Laguna City 'cable-ready'.

8 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Former tin mine finds the Midas touch

ONLY a few years ago the 1,000-acre site of the Laguna Phuket was devastated by tin-mining. Now it is an environmental success story in a country that has been castigated for a lack of planning controls.

31 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Phuket resort's success to spawn more projects

THAI Wah Resorts Development is studying plans to develop integrated resort projects throughout Thailand, following its successful US$300 million Laguna Phuket development on popular Phuket island.

The company said it would continue its Thai development programme in Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi, Mae Hong Son and Trat.

12 Oct 1994 - 12:00am