Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Hong Kong Ferry Captain Sentence to Eight Years in Collision Where 39 Died

In 2012, we posted about the collision between the passenger ferry Sea Smooth and the ferry Lamma IV off Hong Kong near Lama Island. The collision killed 39, all passengers on the Lamma IV .  The Lamma IV  was carrying staff and family members of … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Bids Rubber Duck Adieu as Pittsburgh Welcomes Inflated Yellow Avian

Thousands thronged Hong Kong’s Victoria harbor waterfront to say goodbye to a beloved four-story inflatable yellow duck. (See our recent post, Spreading Joy Around the World,” aka “Rubber Duck” – Inflated, Deflated, Revived & Censored) The huge inflatable duck, which is named … Continue reading

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“Spreading Joy Around the World,” aka “Rubber Duck” – Inflated, Deflated, Revived & Censored

In early May, a five story high inflatable rubber duck was set adrift in Hong Kong harbor. The duck was sponsored by the Harbour City shopping mall. Created by the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, it was named “Spreading Joy Around the … Continue reading

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Update: Turanor PlanetSolar, Largest Solar Powered Yacht, Survives Storm, Arrives in Hong Kong

In June we posted that the 31-meter Turanor PlanetSolar,  a catamaran yacht fitted with 536 square meters of photovoltaic panels, had successfully sailed halfway around the world, from Monaco to Brisbane, Australia, powered solely by the sun.  The yacht recently arrived in … Continue reading

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A Flood of Arks? Ark Building Around the World

If a group of birds are a flock, a group of whales is a pod, and fish gather in schools, what would one call a group of Noah’s arks?  A fleet would be the easy answer, but that somehow doesn’t … Continue reading

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