Tai Tam

Health bites

Scientists are using levitation to improve the drug development process

Could it be magic? Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago are using levitation to improve the drug development process.

Tuesday, 18 September, 2012, 11:56am

How the other half lives

Being half the man you used to be tends not to be a good thing, unless you're Andre Blumberg. Over the past two years, the 42-year-old Hong Kong-based German has shed so much weight that he literally looks half the obese, 100-plus kilogram guy he was.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:05pm

PURE opulence

In such a fast-paced city as Hong Kong, the chance to get away from it all provides a vital counterpoint to work pressures and the sometimes dizzying hustle and bustle of everyday life.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The international edge

Communications and PR manager, teacher assistants Hong Kong International School

The 500-employee Hong Kong International School (HKIS), based in Repulse Bay and Tai Tam, is recruiting a communications and public relations manager as well as teacher assistants.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon boat race upbeat despite shark alarm

Not even the reported sighting of a shark earlier last week could spoil the fun for the thousands attending the Stanley Dragon Boat Championships yesterday.

More than 250 local and overseas teams of more than 5,000 paddlers took part in this year's event, with the Hong Kong Friendship Dragon Boat Club winning the day's big race.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's nature treasure trove goes on display

Hong Kong's first biodiversity centre opened yesterday to show off the city's rich natural legacy.

'We chose this site to show how beautiful and diversified our nature is,' said Wendy Chan Li Po-shan, the senior supervisor of Wetland Park, during the opening ceremony.

'We wanted to show what we've done in the past 50 years in terms of wildlife protection.'

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

School's plan for flats will be bad news for residents in Repulse Bay

Hong Kong International School is seeking Town Planning Board approval to expand its campus with 200 more student places in Repulse Bay and 300 in Tai Tam.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Loan plan for schools revived

An unused government loan scheme to help international schools expand is to be revived, amid concern that a lack of school places may be keeping foreign talent from the city.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Elite school delays meeting on campus renewal plan

aced with criticism on several fronts, an elite school has postponed a meeting set for today with the Town Planning Board to allow more time for discussion about a controversial redevelopment plan.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I'm visiting from out of town for six days and I'm in need of adding bling to my wardrobe in a hurry. I'll be attending an engagement party and a wedding in December and need to find some eye-catching clothing. I don't want to spend a fortune but I need to look really, really good. I'm American, tall (five feet, 11 inches), slim (155 pounds) and just turned 60.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who's pulling the strings?

At Hong Kong International School, with the most expensive tuition in the city, the head of school serves only at the approval of a church council more than 12,000 kilometres away in the American Midwest.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Success of HKIS alumni is biggest draw

Despite the high fees, a place in one of Hong Kong's top international schools is more highly prized than ever. But demand currently far exceeds supply, a fact bemoaned by expat and local parents alike.

23 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

On the market

Property: Laguna Verde phase two in Hung Hom

Laguna Verde was built on the Whampoa waterfront. Transport is convenient, with a minibus and bus terminus in the area, plus the Tsim Sha Tsui extension of the KCR. The apartment has two bedrooms, with 762 sq ft of space. It has a quiet, green view and an asking price of HK$6.48 million.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A wealth of courses to stimulate young minds over the summer

Hong Kong students can enjoy a number of enrichment programmes this summer. Among the options are:

The Kelly Yang Project

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Rare Tai Tam penthouse up for sale

Located amid the beauty of Tai Tam Country Park, Hong Kong Parkview combines tranquil resort-style living with the convenience of city life. The luxury residential complex has easy access to the picturesque beaches of Island South and is only 15 minutes from Central.

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am