After almost two weeks of walking along the Great Wall, we finally reached the edge of a huge valley, which we descended on a road of swerving switchbacks.Tuesday, 14 February, 2012, 12:00am
When Li Jianhang first saw sand painting on a video clip, he started experimenting by playing with sand on his coffee table.
Three years on, he has made a name for himself on the mainland, with more than 100 performances in the past year.13 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
Keep legs loosely crossed at the ankle, chest erect, lips slightly closed, chin forward and smile with both eyes facing forwards.29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
A government contractor has been accused of using poor quality sand to restore a popular beach.
District councillor Shek Kwok-keung compared the sand being used at Deep Water Bay to mud and said he was worried about the effect it would have on water quality.10 May 2007 - 12:00am
A sandy beach is made up trillions of tiny grains of rock ranging from 0.0625 to 2 millimetres across. Each beach has its unique mix of sand: the white tropical beaches in holiday brochures often have a lot of crushed limestone, while darker beaches usually consist of quartz, a mineral composed of a chemical compound called silicon dioxide.12 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Two mainland workers died after they were buried in sand for about 45 minutes on a barge near the former Kai Tak airport yesterday.
The men, aged 39 and 41, were working on top of a heap of sand, about 7 metres high, inside the hold of a mainland-registered barge - Jia Jin - when the accident happened at about 1.30pm.11 May 2004 - 12:00am
Your recent articles on the possible adverse effects of the heavy silt loads in the waters of the Pearl River Delta tell us that the silt is likely to affect the region's economic development.17 Feb 2003 - 12:00am
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority was poised for action. The 30th floor of Citibank Tower hummed with staff, all running through contingency plans and awaiting '9999' havoc.
Rooms full of haggard PR people worked on 12-hour shifts, ready to respond immediately should disaster strike.
Journalists had learned of these plans days earlier.10 Sep 1999 - 12:00am
Farmers along the upper reaches of the Yellow River have achieved significant success in preserving soil and water by growing large areas of sand brambles, in turn helping dig themselves out of the poverty trap.3 Oct 1998 - 12:00am
Carol Cheng looks too petite to take on one of the most gruelling athletic challenges on Earth. But, for nine hours a night, the delicately built woman is pounding along footpaths and indoor tracks, preparing for a 240-kilometre endurance race across the Sahara.26 Dec 1997 - 12:00am