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Outdoor Recreation

Camping Gear

Arc'teryx Altra Pack

Friday, 16 March, 2012, 12:00am

Playtime 'nurtures'

Cuts in playtime for children at a Lantau school will hold back their personal and social development, says a behavioural health researcher.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Unruly dogs, untidy visitors make popular beach Shek O's shame

One of Hong Kong's favourite beaches has become a playground for stray dogs that soil the shoreline with faeces and urine, residents claim.

Humans are trashing Shek O Beach, too: refuse from barbecue stands and the usual shoreline detritus is fouling a pool of stagnant water at its western end, created during the summer storm season when sand is swept away to form an inlet.

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Link to renovate 150 recreational facilities

The Link management will spend HK$25 million on renovating 150 recreational facilities in public estates.

The renovation, which started in September, was expected to be completed by the third quarter of this year, according to David Chan Tsan-fai, general manager of The Link's facilities and contract management department.

29 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Guides warn Hainan visitors to avoid the sea

Tour guides in Hainan province are warning tourists to stay away from the sea, citing the death of two Hong Kong visitors on Monday.

A red flag was hoisted at Shimei Bay beach yesterday to highlight the danger of the waters that overwhelmed three people in Monday's tragedy. Frankie Lo Chi-tak, 42, and George Chu, 36, drowned and a third person survived.

2 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Get on board

Skiing may traditionally be associated with snowy winter days, but it can also be a safe and fun sport to enjoy on the water in the summer.

29 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

More daredevils take on bungee jump

Meanwhile, in the other SAR ...

A.J. Hackett's world's highest commercial bungee jump at Macau Tower is expanding operations due to increased participation by students.

Jump general manager Charlie Bassett said business was booming this year with an expected 30 per cent growth compared to last year.

6 May 2008 - 12:00am

On top of the world

After making sure the rope is tightly attached to her harness, Lisa Cheng performs stunts as she makes her way up the wall.

At one point, she holds on to a big boulder with one hand, and swings her body in the air, soaking up the experience.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

It's not all fun and games with grants for school playgrounds

Vancouver

It was supposed to be a moment of rare joy for those controlling the provincial government's purse strings - the distribution of funds to build school playgrounds in British Columbia. But the process has instead descended into a mire of anger, guilt and recrimination.

10 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

sticking point

Children and parents alike will fall in love with The Pedagogs, 'refreshingly good educational tools' designed to motivate young learners in the classroom and at home.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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