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Free Disneyland tickets for hard-working primary-school pupils

Free Disneyland tickets are to be given to selected pupils in every primary school class in Hong Kong in a HK$10 million initiative aimed at encouraging less academically gifted students to make the most of their potential.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 8:18am

Former flight attendant establishes sewing start up in Central

The Sewing Lounge, based on Lyttleton Road in Central, is a haven for those who want to enjoy a few hours in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with fellow sewers.

24 Mar 2013 - 6:41am

An interlude that is music to Anthony Bolton's ears

Anthony Bolton puts his success down to being unemotional and a contrarian investor. In interviews with the financial press, he is often described as unflappable. But put him in an opera house or classical concert hall and he checks that part of him at the door with his coat.

25 Feb 2013 - 2:08pm

Delay won't sink Titanic II, says mining magnate Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer, the Australian businessman planning Titanic II, a modern-day replica of the ill-fated passenger liner, is confident it will sail into New York on its maiden commercial voyage in 2016.

17 Feb 2013 - 5:23am 1 comment

Cruise industry sets sail for Asia's growth

HNA, the mainland airline, hotel and property group, will launch its passenger cruise business tomorrow when its first cruise ship starts its maiden revenue voyage from Sanya to Vietnam.

The move comes amid mounting interest by cruise lines in Asia and especially China, although senior industry executives said there was a raft of challenges to overcome.

25 Jan 2013 - 4:56am

Time to revisit the so-called benefits of tourism

For decades, tourism has been one of the four pillars of the economy.

James Tien Pei-chunHK Tourism Board chairmanSCMP, October 8

Let's be glad that a three-legged stool offers as secure a perch as a four-legged one. It wouldn't be wise to put much weight on Mr Tien's fourth of tourism.

9 Oct 2012 - 4:26pm 1 comment

An island of opportunity

Don't mention the war, Basil Fawlty warned. In the context of Sri Lanka, it was hard not to during 26 years of devastating internal conflict.

3 Oct 2012 - 11:48am

Causeway Bay joins International Zouk Flash Mob dance for unity

While footage of anti-Japanese riots played on big screens in the background, a group of about 60 dancers came together on a Causeway Bay street for a performance representing unity among the nations of the world.

They were part of the International Zouk Flash Mob and were among 3,000 participants in 99 cities carrying out the same choreography at the same time.

17 Sep 2012 - 4:20am 1 comment

Yoga centres under stress as banks restrict services after mass closures

Yoga studios in Hong Kong are feeling the backlash from the collapse of so many of their counterparts as banks now refuse to provide them with credit card payment facilities.

16 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

Magical adventure with dose of humour creates a winning read

Stuart Horten (10 years old, but looks younger) has moved with his doctor mother and crossword compiler father to the small town of Beeton, where Great-Uncle Tony lived before he disappeared. Tony was a magician who perfected a set of mind-blowing illusions, and whose magic workshop was a place of wonder.

17 Sep 2012 - 9:03am