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Tropics

Study finds people in tropics die younger

People living in tropical areas are likely to die more than seven years younger than those in other regions, the first findings of a global research project show.

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 4:18am

BLT Steak

G62, Ocean Terminal Tel: 2730 3508 Open: noon-10.30pm (last order)

Cuisine: Steakhouse Price: It would have been about HK$700 per person without drinks and before adding service charge but we were comped a few things for reasons explained below.

12 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Land grab

Foreign buyers have been snapping up bargains in cash-strapped Florida, and Hongkongers are not excluded. 'A cash buyer from Hong Kong or the mainland would have no problem buying property [here],' says Paul Merlesena, an estate agent, at the Galleria Collection of Fine Homes in Fort Lauderdale. 'Even buyers who need financing should be able to get a deal.'

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Sighs of relief as England avoid slipping up against Canada

As if slippery conditions underfoot were not enough of an obstacle, four-time champions England had to be wary of 'banana-skin' opponents Canada, who made life difficult for the crowd favourites before succumbing 24-12.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics

Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics

by Alexander Frater

Picador $120

19 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Beauty Flash

Hand cream heaven

Smitten Hand Cream is the latest offering from Lush. It is made of natural ingredients including almond oil, beeswax, cold-pressed avocado oil, cocoa and coconut butter. The non-greasy product is good for daytime use. Available from Lush counters at $99 (100g) from the end of the month.

Radiant eyes

20 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Florida

Planning

If you're planning a two-week jaunt to Florida, I would suggest one week at the theme parks and one week chilling out in Miami and the Florida Keys.

24 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Best buy

Piles of durian (right) are heaped up in the markets at present - and you can smell them a block away. This fruit seems to inspire a 'love it or hate it' reaction. Some people can't get beyond the pungent, almost rotten odour, while the flavour of the fruit is distinctive - sweet and creamy, with a custard-like texture.

18 May 2001 - 12:00am

Titanic battle in Jumbo pageant

Weighing in at more than 100 kilograms with a 127-centimetre waist, Chordoa Chanthanuraks is no Celine Dion.

But that did not stop her belting out the Titanic theme song at full volume during a celebration of fat women in Bangkok yesterday.

2 May 1998 - 12:00am

Hvide wins docking contract

Hvide Marine Corp of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has won a contract to build two ship docking modules for Halter Marine Group at a cost of about US$4.75 million per vessel. The vessels are to be delivered early next year.

17 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Durian will get 'higher'

LOVE it or hate it, Hong Kong's favourite, but smelliest, import from Thailand may be more expensive next year.

Flooding has destroyed part of the current durian crop, which means higher prices are probable when the first harvest reaches the territory in May.

Many find the smell of the durian repulsive but Hong Kong is the biggest customer for the unusual fruit.

5 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Art Deco - the in-words for trendy Miami Beach

AT a sidewalk table below the Waldorf Towers, a well-tanned male orders 'masses of coffee,' stretches like a cat, then punches digits on a cellular phone.

Seated above, a New York real estate developer looks up from his Wall Street Journal.

9 May 1995 - 12:00am

Walk into a rainforest of lush paintings

A LUXURIANT display of rainforest scenes will be on view next month when American-born painter Langdon Barone holds an exhibition of acrylic canvases and charcoal drawings.

Based on extensive travel in the rainforests of Thailand, Malaysia and Borneo, Mr Barone's work reflects a profound reverence for the fast disappearing rainforest ecosystem.

11 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Miami hub eases way to South

THROUGH its Miami sales and service hub which opened in 1993, U-Freight America is making rapid in-roads into the Central and South American markets.

18 Feb 1994 - 12:00am