• Fri
  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Updated: 11:17pm

Tanka

Devilled and the deep blue sea

IMAGINE A TRIP around Victoria Harbour, with an appetising spread of Chinese canapes in front of you and the breathtaking skyline of Hong Kong Island in the background.

Thursday, 9 March, 2006, 12:00am

Viets who claimed coercion released

Fifteen boat people who claim immigration officers forced them to sign away their rights have been freed.

The nine men, two women and four children allege they were held at Green Island reception centre until they signed forms declaring they were not seeking asylum.

5 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

A roll call for the Buddha

LOCAL Chinese TV crews assemble towers, and beer-bottle-toting PLA soldiers relax on barracks rooftops. Hundreds of monks and thousands of pilgrims gather patiently, and everyone awaits the magical moment when the Lord Buddha is bathed with sunlight.

The ''Sunning of the Buddha'' is an annual ritual at Buddhist lamaseries (monasteries) throughout Tibet and western China.

5 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Bringing the mermaid myth back to port

WHEN several thousand ''thrill-seekers'' rushed to Aberdeen wharf last week in the forlorn hope of seeing a mermaid, many people were left floundering.

17 Oct 1993 - 12:00am