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Snappy solution to Adam Cheng 'curse'

Adam Cheng Siu-chow.

Alignment of heavenly bodies influencing your luck or even deciding your fate is a belief that has been around as long as human beings. In ancient times, people believed movements of the moon and stars determined the future of their lives and welfare.

Tuesday, 2 April, 2013, 3:43am

Small crocodile found abandoned in Tai Po village

The crocodile which was found in Tai Po. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong's celebrity crocodile, Pui Pui, may get some company after another of the species was found abandoned in a Tai Po village yesterday.

The reptile is about 1.2 metres long and weighs about 5kg. It has no noticeable wounds and was active when found at 3am in an aquarium left at a refuse-collection station in Tong Sheung Tsuen, Tai Po. It is believed to be an unwanted pet.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:59am

Pui Pui To, founder and curator of 2P Gallery

What I'm reading: Gelassenheit by Martin Heidegger, probably the most poetic yet controversial philosopher of the 20th century. He cuts straight to the heart of philosophy with the question: what is thinking? He explores the thought of early Greek thinkers from a pre-metaphysical standpoint.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Felled tree put to good use with Pui Pui tribute

A sculpture of Hong Kong's celebrity crocodile Pui Pui stands proud at the entrance to her home in the Wetland Park in Tin Shui Wai - the product of a 30-year-old felled tree.

Created in the likeness of the city's star croc, it took veteran artisan Ching Tat-man 12 days to craft.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers spot new Pui Pui, but is it really a croc?

The sudden appearance of crafty female crocodile Pui Pui created a media frenzy and mini tourist boom in Yuen Long in 2003.

Now some residents of Ping Che village in Ta Kwu Ling think another crocodile may have paid them a visit.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Pui Pui the celebrity croc is still the star

She may have slipped from the international media spotlight that surrounded her escape and eventual capture in 2004, but Hong Kong's celebrity crocodile Pui Pui - who has just turned 10 - still rocks.

The croc, who took seven months to capture from her hideaway in Yuen Long's Shan Pui River six years ago, remains the star attraction at the Wetland Park in Tin Shui Wai.

18 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Crocodile hunter catches up with a much bigger Pui Pui

John Lever renewed his acquaintance with Pui Pui the crocodile yesterday. The Australian crocodile hunter and farmer is in town for the Asia Pacific Leather Fair. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department invited him up to the Wetlands Park to have a first-hand look at Hong Kong's favourite reptile's new home.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

The beast of Hong Kong Park? Staff stake out the lawns

Staff at Hong Kong Park are on the lookout for a mystery animal that startled two people walking through the park.

One of the witnesses, a South African lawyer, contacted the Sunday Morning Post to relate his experience.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Disabled add their art to KCR makeover to mark handover

Designs created by 17 mentally disabled people using a traditional Japanese skill will help transform the appearance of some KCR trains.

Images of Saroi weaving created by the group are among 20 artworks chosen from about 170 entries to decorate the trains in a contest to mark the 10th anniversary of the handover.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Have Your Say

Shocking news

I want to comment on a story that I saw in the news. A student was attacked by a taxi driver with an axe, who then tried to force her into his car. Luckily, a stranger saw the driver and he shouted to stop him.

The girl is 16 years old and that day she was casually dressed. As she arrived at school the taxi driver jumped out and caught her.

27 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

City briefs

Retiree solicited to sell fake bonds, court told

30 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Pui Pui moves to HK$3 million Wetlands Park home

Hong Kong's celebrity crocodile, Pui Pui, moved into her new HK$3 million home yesterday at Wetlands Park, replete with infrared heaters, an indoor heated pool and weighing scales.

16 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

New beasts on the block

You can now come face to face with the world's smallest species of crocodile and tiniest species of primate at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens in Central.

The gardens have recently introduced two Chinese alligators from Beijing Zoo and two pygmy marmosets from Sweden, along with a couple of Edward's pheasants from Portugal, to its zoo.

24 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Wild at heart

Taking care of the Yuen Long croc is stressful, says conservation officer

Young Post: How did you become a conservation officer?

Cheung: I like animals very much. When I was young, my father often took me to the beach where I caught shrimps and collected seashells. And my home is full of pets, including birds, fish and turtles.

21 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Chilly croc warms up under heaters

Pui Pui the crocodile, who survived last winter's chills in the wilds of Yuen Long, is having a more pampered time of it this year.

Hong Kong's 2003 Personality of the Year was moved indoors, where two oil heaters and an infrared lamp keep her at a balmy 22 to 28 degrees Celsius.

20 Jan 2005 - 12:00am