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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


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

Car headlamp alert

The Consumer Council is concerned about motorists replacing standard headlamps on their cars with high-powered illegal ones, saying it could cause accidents.

'More and more cars are installing illegal white headlamps, which are raising safety concerns,' said Ambrose Ho, vice-chairman of the council's community relations committee.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Leap of faith for bungee pioneer

It will be the ultimate bungee jump - a terrifying 1,500 metre free fall from a helicopter, the equivalent of more than three times the height of Hong Kong's Two IFC.

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Scouts' ecological artwork

More than 3,500 local scouts used recyclable plastic bottles to create artwork representing the spirit of the scouting fraternity last week.

The event marked the 95th anniversary of the Scout Association of Hong Kong and the centenary of international scouting.

3 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Grass is greener

Running barefoot on the grass, beads of early morning dew sticking to your toes; so cool and fresh beneath your feet. Not a sensation we residents of Tokyo enjoy often. If ever.

City officials have now realised that there may be advantages to getting the public closer to nature, and have devised a plan to turf all the city's school playgrounds over the next decade.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Cool ideas for hot days

We all know that summer feeling - stifling heat and sweaty bodies - which makes us stay at home with the air conditioners on full blast.

But this summer, why not cool down by getting wet? Between Ocean Park's Caribbean Summer Splash 2006 and Hong Kong's many beaches, there's enough water-filled fun for everyone.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am