Roller Coaster

Nighttime in the Ocean's Depths

When we gathered at the entrance of Ocean Park for its 'Nighttime in the Ocean's Depths' adventure, both of my children were thrilled to be camping out at their favourite Hong Kong theme park.

Sunday, 3 June, 2012, 12:00am

Carnival in the park

Christmas has come early to Ocean Park. Opened last Friday, the park's brand new game zone, Thrill Mountain, adds six new rides, bringing the total to 27.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Hairy moments guaranteed for thrill-seekers

A new attraction at Ocean Park promises to be a hair-raising experience as visitors twist, turn and plunge at mind-blowing speeds.

It's the Hair Raiser, the city's first floorless roller coaster that is touted to be the scariest of five new rides opening to the public today.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Rock and roll thrills

The city will have at least two new roller coasters by 2012, offering new highs for thrill-seeking fun lovers, Hong Kong's two leading theme parks have announced.

27 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Born in the USA

When most designers release a coffee-table book, it's to commemorate their work. Tommy Hilfiger has taken a different approach with Iconic America: A Roller-Coaster Ride through the Eye-Popping Panorama of American Pop Culture (HK$490), by detailing the things that inspire him.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Thrills of a roller coaster

On hearing the words 'amusement park', the first thing that comes to mind for most of us is the roller coaster.

The train that swoops wildly up and down those steep, sloping tracks is the dominant feature of most amusement parks around the world.

Almost everyone who's been to Ocean Park or Disneyland has gone on a roller-coaster ride.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Cosentino, Cutler win roller coaster

Philippe Cosentino survived hot and humid conditions and a roller coaster of a course to lead home the 600 runners in the Clearwater Bay Annual Chase in Sai Kung yesterday.

In doing so the Frenchman, who moved to Hong Kong two years ago, went four places better than last year by recording his first-ever win in a local road race, with a time of 38 minutes and two seconds.

23 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

PR veteran ends roller-coaster ride as PCCW enters new era

She joined the company three months before it became PCCW and now she's leaving three months before Prince Richard hands over the reins to a new chairman.

So, what has Jenny Fung got to say about the last six years as head of group communications at one of Hong Kong's most controversial blue-chip companies?

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Alone

Alone

by Lisa Gardner

Orion, $96

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Taking the mickey

A young man with shoulder-length black hair stuck his head out of the door. 'Come on, she's getting tired,' he says impatiently.

30 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Property stocks lead resurgence

Growing demand for property stocks helps push the Hang Seng Index 2.08 per cent higher at the end of a roller-coaster week. Markets across Asia plunged on Monday amid fears of a hard economic landing in China and rising US interest rates.

Full report - B1

22 May 2004 - 12:00am

Utopia

Utopia

by Lincoln Child

Arrow $90

Lincoln Child's first solo novel - he has written several best-selling thrillers with Douglas Preston - is a slick genre piece set in a futuristic amusement park.

15 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Harmless fun

PAYING MONEY for the privilege of being jolted around by machinery at scary speeds, then spun upside down to induce collective screams, is not everybody's idea of a safe day out. But for those with a desire to sneer at fear, those thrills and illusory spills are all the fun of the fair as tens of thousands flock to the World Carnival at Kai Tak, starting on Saturday.

16 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

SERIES WATCH

Speed

World, 9pm

No, not the Keanu Reeves movie of the same name but the housewives' other favourite, Jeremy Clarkson, looking at what fuels some people in the pursuit of speed.

26 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Audience all at sea in Ocean Park

I lived in Hong Kong from 1989 to 1994 and I used to enjoy visiting Ocean Park and Water World with my classmates.

I still visit the city and on a recent trip went back to Ocean Park. I enjoyed all the world-class facilities, such as the roller-coaster, the cable car and the Abyss.

29 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

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