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North Pole

Polar zone to boost Ocean Park's allure

Summer will be cooler today with the opening of Ocean Park's new entertainment zone, Polar Adventure, which is expected to attract 10 to 15 per cent more visitors this financial year, said chairman Alan Zeman.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

Dreams of a polar pioneer

By the age of 19, British climbers James Hooper and Rob Gauntlett had already conquered Mount Everest, the planet's highest point. But the duo yearned to do something more outrageous - something never attempted before. The adventurers set their hearts on an epic 42,000-kilometre journey from the North Pole to the South Pole, and they would travel only by dogsled, ski, bike and sail.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Looking beyond the Arctic horizon

This summer, 72 students from around the world were selected to take part in an Arctic expedition with a team of renowned scientists, historians, artists, explorers, educators, leaders, innovators and polar experts.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

An ill wind blows across the Arctic

As global warming melts the ice cap, five nations are in a tug of war to secure ownership of the pristine polar region rich with oil and natural gas resources

While the success of the launch of China's first lunar probe has raised concerns about a new space race, down on Earth another competition has been heating up in the polar area along with global warming.

5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am