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Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Center – Review

By SARUN SAELEE

*This review is applicable to badminton only*

Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Center (口枝角公園體育館) provides one room for either table-tennis or squash, one squash room, two table-tennis rooms, one dance room and one multi-purpose main arena, which can be converted into two volleyball courts, two basketball courts or eight badminton courts.

Although the sports center is situated not far from the Mei Foo MTR station, the place is a bit difficult to find in Lai Chi KoK Park because of the complicated direction. Please refer to the previous entry “Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Center – Direction”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on 31/03/2012 in Badminton in Hong Kong

 

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Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Center – Direction

By SARUN SAELEE

Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Center (口枝角公園體育館) is located inside Lai Chi Kok Park at 1 Lai Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon. It takes about 7-8 minutes to walk from the Mei Foo MTR station.

Once reach the Mei Foo station, take exit C1.

Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Center

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Posted by on 28/03/2012 in Badminton in Hong Kong

 

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Kowloon Park Sports Center – Review

By SARUN SAELEE

*This review is applicable to badminton only*

Group of HK Forum

A group of Hong Kong Forum regularly playing in Kowloon Park Sports Center. Photo: Sarunlee

Kowloon Park Sports Center (九龍公園體育館) provides one activity room, three squash courts, one fitness room, one dance room, one multi-purpose main arena and a secondary hall providing eight table tennis tables. The squash courts can be converted into multi-purpose activity rooms while the multi-purpose main area can be changed to three volleyball courts, three netball courts, one handball court, or 12 badminton courts.

The sports center is situated near the Jordan MTR station; however, visitors can easily arrive at the place by taking either at Tsim Sha Tsui Exit A1 or Austin Exit F likewise. For the direction from the Jordan station, please refer to the previous entry “Kowloon Park Sports Center – Direction”.

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Posted by on 24/03/2012 in Badminton in Hong Kong

 

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Kowloon Park Sports Center – Direction

By SARUN SAELEE

Kowloon Park Sports Center (九龍公園體育館) is located in Kowloon Park at 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It takes about 5 minutes to walk from the Jordan MTR station.

At the Jordan station, take exit C2. Upon the exit (7-11 convenience store is opposite), turn left and go straight to the Austin Road in front.

Kowloon Park Sports Center Direction

Kowloon Park Sports Center Direction

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Posted by on 21/03/2012 in Badminton in Hong Kong

 

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Tai Wo Hau Sports Center – Review

By SARUN SAELEE

*This review is applicable to badminton only*

Tai Wo Hau Sports Center (大窩口體育館) provides one multi-purpose activity room, three squash courts, one fitness room and one multi-purpose main arena, which can be converted into one basketball court, one volleyball court or four badminton courts. Spectator stands are available in the main arena.

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Posted by on 17/03/2012 in Badminton in Hong Kong

 

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Tai Wo Hau Sports Center – Direction

By SARUN SAELEE

Tai Wo Hau Sports Center (大窩口體育館) is located at 39 Tai Ha Street, Tai Wo Hau, Kwai Chung, New Territories. From the Tai Wo Hau MTR station, it takes about 7-8 minutes to walk.

Take the exit B of the Tai Wo Hau station.

Tai Wo Hau Sports Center

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Posted by on 15/03/2012 in Badminton in Hong Kong

 

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Dolphins not for delicious menu

By SARUN SAELEE

HONG KONG — Dolphins are considered as one of the friendliest creatures of human being. However, many thousands of them have been killed by people for food. If dolphins’ meat is not safe to be consumed, should such an adorable marine mammal with full of self-awareness still be slaughtered?

Ric O'Barry at Hong Kong Baptist University

Ric O'Barry at Hong Kong Baptist University. Photo: Sarunlee

According to The Cove, the 2010 Oscar winning documentary film, directed by Louie Psihoyos and starring Ric O’Barry, more than 2,000 dolphins are slaughtered each year in Taiji, a coastal city of Japan. They are killed for human food while some are traded to amusement parks, aquariums and so-called dolphinariums for their shows. Importantly, their hunting practice, known as dolphin drive hunting, is also deemed unacceptable for the world community.

Although the movie has been screened broadly, and eating the dolphin meat is actually risky for human health, especially children and pregnant women due to high levels of mercury contamination, the dolphin slaughter is still going on.

O’Barry, the veteran dolphin activist, said the meat could be used for fertilizer, pet food and sometimes is served as a free lunch for students in Japan. Moreover, many people are really not aware of the issue and still consuming. He spoke in a Q&A session at Hong Kong Baptist University Tuesday after showing part of The Cove.

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Posted by on 14/03/2012 in Journalistic Entry

 

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