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This Book is About Travel

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Sunday, 8 July, 2012, 12:00am

The Listeners

Songs of Childhood

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was an English poet, novelist and short story writer best remembered today for his children's poetry, a few macabre short stories and his classic spooky poem, The Listeners.

30 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Be upstanding

A pregnant woman walks onto a crowded MTR train on which all the seats are full. Assuming you are seated in one of them, what do you do?

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Size and Whyte gunning for more glory with Sight Winner

Sight Winner has already enjoyed a bumper season, but the four-year-old can join an exclusive group and put the icing on a great year for John Size and Douglas Whyte by landing the feature at today's Sha Tin finale.

1 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Purton shines, but takes a short break for careless riding

Zac Purton gained a welcome, attention-getting double on one of the big days of the year, but will be sidelined by suspension after he completes his commitments at Sha Tin on Thursday.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Schutz lost for words after Super surprise

Andreas Schutz was the first to admit to 'complete surprise' when 92-1 chance Super Traveller nailed the major race at Sha Tin yesterday, completing a 2,157-1 double for the top German horseman.

Super Traveller also etched himself a space in Schutz's personal record book as the longest-priced winner he has trained in a distinguished career in Europe and Hong Kong.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

A time to kill

It's not every day that an artist gets to take a sword and kill a live pig in the name of art. But, as British-born, Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch points out, having carte blanche to fill a 50-metre-long exhibition space any way you like also isn't an everyday happening.

3 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

A Backpack and a Bit of Luck - Stories of a Traveller with No Sense of Direction

A Backpack and a Bit of Luck - Stories of a Traveller with No Sense of Direction

by Zhang Su Li

Marshall Cavendish, HK$99

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Playing the numbers game

Here's what Angelina Paraliki said about me:

Soul Urge (This is determined by counting the vowels of my name, which comes to three):

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

'My horse was hit and reacted quickly. I lost an iron and was out of the saddle and I thought I was down'

French jockey Eric Legrix came back from the brink to win three at Sha Tin last night then declared Rainbow And Gold the local horse 'most likely' for the Hong Kong Vase in December.

10 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Lowu opens extra counters to help with holiday rush

Thousands of holidaymakers returned from the mainland yesterday as the four-day Easter break drew to a close.

The Immigration Department said about 180,415 people had passed through the border checkpoint at Lowu by the time it shut at 11.30pm. Another 30,171 had returned via Lok Ma Chau last night. Nearly 60,766 arrivals were recorded at the airport by late last night.

17 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Traveller heading right way

Given the way a number of runners closed strongly in last night's penultimate contest it could be easy to miss the merit of the run of the Francis Lui-trained Traveller Star.

10 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Fownes' Traveller ready to make it home

Lawrie Fownes' team have been running well without much luck so far this season, and Metro Traveller (40-1) was yet another case in point after he flashed home late for fifth in last night's penultimate event.

7 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Art Francais set to brush rivals aside

Art Francais won with such authority on the dirt last time out that it has to be thought he can justify banker status in the opening leg of tomorrow night's Sha Tin Triple Trio.

The mixed dirt and grass affair at the New Territories venue constitutes the Jockey Club's reprogrammed meeting following Tropical Storm Cam.

5 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Bad times good news for travel magazine

Monthly magazine Business Traveller claims to have bucked the downward trend of Asian economies this month by publishing the biggest edition in its 17-year history.

Publisher Georgina Wong said the June edition carried 40 pages of advertising in a total of 104 pages. The corresponding issue in 1997 totalled 88 pages.

10 Jun 1998 - 12:00am