Czech mate

Bratislava's main square.

Slovakia's attractions may be unpronounceable, but there are enough of them to give the nation's more tourist-oriented neighbour a run for its money. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

Thursday, 30 August, 2012, 6:56pm

Out shopping

Out shopping



31 Aug 2012 - 6:51pm

Man gets life in retrial for umbrella stand killing

A man was jailed for life yesterday at the end of his retrial for the killing of a 25-year-old father with an umbrella stand in a gang attack four years ago at a McDonald's restaurant in Tin Shui Wai.

A Court of First Instance jury found Ng Pak-lun, 22, guilty by a 5-2 verdict of murdering Poon Ka-yan on October 5, 2008, in a brutal beating that involved eight other men.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Business Digest

Wah Nam changes name to Brockman Mining

Wah Nam International, formerly a limousine rental services firm and copper miner, is changing its name due to a shift in core business. The new name, Brockman Mining, reflects its key business of iron ore mining projects in western Australia following the completion of a takeover offer of Brockman Resources in June. Lulu Chen

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Double delight as Sandro, Abercrombie head to HK

It will be double the fun for Hong Kong and mainland fashionistas this year, as they can add two well-known fashion brands to their list of shopping destinations in the city.

All-American casual wear label Abercrombie & Fitch is set to open its local flagship store on August 11 in Central's historic Pedder Building - with some sexy sweeteners for customers.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The best of British as singers get into the Olympic spirit

The Union Jack seems to be the hottest print owing to the London Olympics. Local fashion fans have been gearing up to dress in style while cheering for their favourite sportsmen and women.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Guilty Wives

Guilty Wives by James Patterson and David Ellis (read by January Lavoy) Random House (audiobook)

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani of Israeli Trance Duo Infected Mushroom

What are you listening to?

Duvdevani: Zed Bias, Porter Robinson, Skrillex, Knifeparty.

Eisen: Above and Beyond lately, plus Pendulum.

What are you reading?

Duvdevani: Manuals for equipment, computers. Yeah, really geeky stuff. And also airplane brochures.

Eisen: We like reading menus.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HK$10m reward for attackers' names

Macau gambling industry figure Ng Man-sun (left) is offering a HK$10 million reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the mastermind behind a recent attack on him.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Activists sent to camp because of HK protests

Two mainland activists were sentenced to terms in a labour camp because they took part in Hong Kong's July 1 protest march, according to the written judgment in a trial conducted by police.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Out shopping

Flower girls

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Thugs attack company boss

The vice-chairman of Sino Resources Group was ambushed in a car park in Central yesterday when he was attacked by two men wielding iron bars who had been following his vehicle.

Last night, Gao Feng, 42, who is also an executive director of the listed company, was placed under police protection in hospital against a possible further attack.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Celebration and celebrity at Alive Not Dead's fifth anniversary

Alive Not Dead, Hong Kong's online artist community, celebrated its fifth anniversary with a big bash at Play Club in Central. As is expected from Alive Not Dead, who also throw Hong Kong's biggest Halloween party, the event was packed with celebrities. Actor Daniel Wu was on hand with his wife Lisa Selesner.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Shower proves refreshing as gelding finally makes the breakthrough

A brief but heavy shower early in proceedings was getting most of the credit from trainer Peter Ng Bik-kuen for Taknam's long-shot breakthrough victory in the Gascoigne Handicap (1,600m). 'He's had fetlock problems and missed over a year of racing and the difference today was just that little bit of give in the track,' Ng said.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Rapture by Lauren Kate Doubleday (e-book)

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am