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2008-08-24 15:00:21

According to news.gov.hk: The Environmental Protection Department has rated water quality at 21 beaches 'good' and 12 'fair' for this weekend.

2008-07-15 09:00:59

Hong Kong Int'l Airport named best of world again HONG KONG, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been named the world's best airport by the London- based independent research group Skytrax for the seventh time in eight years, the local Airport Authority said Monday.

2008-07-12 09:00:26

FAMILY TRAVEL Q We are flying to New Zealand in September and will be breaking the journey in Hong Kong. Although my husband and I have both visited, our four-year-old daughter has not.

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2006-01-22 13:15:00

Some might think the closest you can get to eco-tourism in Hong Kong is watching a shark's fin floating in a bowl of soup. But travelers who are tired of crowded sidewalks and gleaming skyscrapers don't need to go far to find a natural wonder: dolphins that are as pink as bubble gum.

2005-09-12 01:59:19

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co. officially opened its new Hong Kong theme park on Monday, exporting a piece of the Magic Kingdom to China's doorstep in a bold bid to gain a bigger foothold in the vast Chinese market.

2005-09-11 21:21:26

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Under smoggy skies, Disney will officially open its new Hong Kong theme park on Monday, exporting a piece of the Magic Kingdom to China's doorstep in a bold bid to gain a bigger foothold in the vast Chinese market.


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Chinese White Dolphin, Sousa chinensis chinensis (known as rare pink dolphins)
2012-05-25 11:45:30

The Chinese white dolphin, otherwise known as the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, is a species of humpback dolphin that can be found in the waters of Southeast Asia. When breeding, they will travel to the waters around South Africa to Australia.  There are currently two recognized subspecies of the Chinese white dolphin. The coloring of the Chinese white dolphin can vary due to age and location. When born, calves are actually black, but will change to grey, then pink with white spotting,...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.