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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Teenagers have hardly used the new facilities at Youth Square in Chai Wan since it opened in 2009, a government report says.
The 40,000-square-metre youth centre, built and operated by the Home Affairs Bureau, lost as much as HK$76 million during its first two years of operation.23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Visitors to Hong Kong will soon be able to bag a single 'room' for as little as HK$240 per night - but it will be no place for the claustrophobic.
The city's first capsule hotel will be aimed at budget travellers and cash-strapped students, offering accommodation at a fraction of Hong Kong's average nightly rate.29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Bookmakers have posted champion sprinting mare Black Caviar at the shortest odds of her brilliant career to return today as a winner in the Group One Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley.27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Mainland transport, energy and security authorities have been put on high alert to cope with the world's largest annual migration of people during the Lunar New Year, with hundreds of millions expected to travel to visit their families.9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The High Court yesterday reserved ruling on whether the Town Planning Board had erred when it prevented a Hutchison Whampoa subsidiary from converting part of an underused car park at the Cheung Kong Center into a supermarket.9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am