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On the 1st March ZUJI launched its “World On Sale” promotion featuring a month of hot travel deals from Hong Kong to all parts of the world.  Starting March 1, a series of ZUJI “World On Sale” deals will be updated every Tuesday for 4 consecutive weeks until March 30.  These deals are simply sensational – travel to Bangkok from HK$799, Sydney from HK$2,999, Guam from HK$2,388 and Paris from HK$2,999!  Now the question is no longer how to spend your lucky money or where to go, but to how many destinations – because with such great deals, even a tour around the world is possible. What are you waiting for?  Visit and start booking on March 1.

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H & M store will be opening its doors at 11am on March 10th (Saturday). This great value and fashionable international store will be opening in Central on the old site of Lane Crawford.

Check out all their fashion line at 68 Queen's Road, Central.


British women looking for love fancy 'Mr Average' men in middle-ranking jobs more than high fliers, according to a new study of female students in Lancashire. Northern England.

Lead researcher Simon Chu said women suspect 'too good to be true' high status men are more likely to stray, with teachers and travel agents offering more reliable prospects.

"High socio-economic status in males can be subtly counter-productive in terms of attractiveness as a long-term partner," he told the BBC.

"We suggest that females see physically attractive, high status males as being more likely to pursue a mating strategy rather than a parenting strategy."

The study results were published as acclaimed US rave historian Barbara Ehrenreich published an angry feature on the pressures afflicting middle management under America's increasingly compulsory 'be positive' culture, which also provided clues as to why women might shun bosses.

"Smiles, at least in human society, are gestures of submission, and routinely demanded of women as a token of subordinate status. The happy slave smiles; the well-trained 'lady' smiles," she wrote.

"Now even the male white collar striver has to keep his lips pulled back in an expression of eager compliance. Only the top guys get to snarl and snap their way through the day," she added. (

In more relationship news, UK psychotherapist Brett Kahr unveiled the results of his study of 19,000 Brits' secret sexual fantasies (the British Sexual Fantasy Research Project) and said almost everybody regularly visualizes secret sex fantasies, almost always involving lovers other than their partners.

"Many fantasies contain strong imagery of sadism, masochism and other forms of harm," Dr Kahr added, "If any of us could manage to put many of our more aggressive fantasies into practice, we would end up in prison."

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Giant electronic conglomerate Philips Norelco have launched a new body shaver product for men which promises to add 'an extra optical inch' for men who use it for shaving their crotch.

Philips suggest 'women prefer a well groomed man' on the Bodygroom's website and predict women will be so impressed with 'a new you in the bedroom' that they'll 'eat yoghurt off your ***".

"Let me tell you, this whole issue used to make me quite uncomfortable," an actor on the site admits, "But now, with a hair-free back, well-groomed shoulders and an extra optical inch on my c -- , let's just say life has gotten pretty darn cozy," he adds.

The product received enthusiastic backing from San Francisco Chronicle writer Mark Morford who suggested it's already huge commercial success means American men are accepting that 'the general trimming of body hair isn't just for transvestites and gay porn stars and metrosexual writers anymore.'

"In other words, caring about this sort of thing doesn't make you gay, or stupid, or emasculated. It just makes you hot," he added, "And besides, who wouldn't want the pleasure of an extra optical inch?"

In more underwear news, Newsweek reported that sales of men's knickers climbed 14 percent to $3.6 billion last year, as more and more men buy designer pants such as C-in2's package enhancing wonderbra style briefs the Sling.

"We have a customer from Wall Street that swears by our thong because he doesn't want a visible panty line," C-In-2 chief Jason Zambuto told Newsweek.


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EVISU has launched its SS07 COLLECTIONS...
To kick-off the new season is the Heritage No.1 Special Edition Collection.

EVISU’s premium denim “Heritage” collection is divided into four main groups:

Teiban (meaning “classic” in Japanese)
Umi Yama (meaning “sea” and “mountain”)

The collection is logo driven and designs feature many traditional EVISU styles.]

The No.1 collection includes the denim purist’s Chinese selvedge denim that is hand-dipped in a dark-blue or bronze wash.
These jeans are all produced in non-shrunk denim that will twist when washed — a natural feature of this type of denim weave.
Sweats are in muted colourways of light pink, grey, ecru and sky, featuring long-sleeve jumpers or short-sleeve polo shirts.
All pieces from this range are presented in a special No.1 box.   

The prices for the No.1 SPECIAL SS07 COLLECTION are...

No.1 Special Jacket   HKD5,675
No.1 Special Jeans-D80   HKD2,350
No.1 Special Jeans-D836-Bronze   HKD4,700
No.1 Special Jeans-D836-Indigo   HKD4,950
No.1 Special Knit Polo Shirt   HKD1,175
No.1 Special Raglan Sweater   HKD1,850
No.1 Special S/S Raglan Sweater   HKD1,775

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Eaton Hotel Hong Kong is delighted to announce the completion of its luxurious new E Suite. It is the only of its kind in the hotel, and is designed as a unique option for the new generation business executive.

Completed as part a US$18 million makeover, the E Suite is a contemporary space with unique and thoughtful design features -- a fully equipped, business-friendly room that is luxuriously and spacious.

To celebrate the launch of the brand new E Suite, the Eaton Hotel is offering a special introductory package for discerning travellers wishing to be located in the heart of one of the city’s most dynamic districts. Priced from HK$3,300* + 13%, E Suite guests will receive exclusive E Club Privileges, a 25% discount on all Eaton Hotel food and beverage spend and complimentary broadband internet access in room.


In addition, E Suite guests will delight in the Eaton Hotel’s unique “personal shopping” experience. Guests can take advantage of Eaton Hotel’s prime shopping location. Simply inform the Concierge of their shopping plans, be it digital products, high fashion, jewellery, antiques, or all of the above. Then the hotel’s experienced Concierge will tailor-make a time-saving and efficient schedule to take guests to the best places to shop. Guests will be picked up by hotel limousine to ensure to a chic and comfortable premium shopping experience. All these can be arranged with two-day advance booking.


Decorated in calming natural colour tones, the E Suite features top of the range comforts to ensure business travel is a home from home experience -- duvet linens, down pillows, down duvets, high thread-count pure cotton linens, a comprehensive range of bathroom amenities, including separate shampoos and conditioners, magnifying make-up and shaving mirrors, anti-mist bathroom mirrors, powerful hairdryers, the latest LCD TVs, universal power sockets, broadband Internet access and coffee/tea making facilities.


Guests of the E Suite are also entitled to Eaton Hotel’s new E Club, offering a stylish all day meeting and relaxation space on a par with any top hotel executive floor facilities and includes breakfast, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Moet & Chandon in the evenings. Additionally, there are computers with broadband Internet access and meeting facilities, all located in a comfortable contemporary environment.


Located on Nathan Road in downtown Kowloon, close to Jordan MTR station, just five minutes drive from the KCR station, ten minutes from the Star Ferry and 40 minutes from Hong Kong International airport, Eaton Hotel is superbly located hotel for both business and leisure travellers.

For reservations and enquiries, please call (852) 2710 1828, email or visit the website at

* Valid until 31 May 2007 and subject to availability

(information provided by the hotel)

A Romantic All-inclusive HK$1,388 Dine & Stay Experience

The new chic urban lifestyle concept hotel, The Fleming, offers a romantic city escape for couples this Valentine’s Day.

Priced at just HKD1,388, The Fleming Hotel’s City Escape Valentine’s Package includes accommodation in a Deluxe Room and candlelight dinner for two persons at Cubix restaurant.  Couples will also enjoy a bottle of Grandial blanc de blanc Brut in the comfort of their room. The package also includes complimentary buffet breakfast, welcome fruit plate, newspaper, use of California Fitness Centre in Wan Chai, and extended check out time until 3:00pm.

For a cosy romantic dinner in style, The Fleming’s celebrated restaurant, Cubix, also offers a special St. Valentine’s Day Dinner for two priced at just HKD588+.

Commence your romantic celebration of the heart with a glass of Champagne as an accompaniment to a mouth-watering appetiser combination comprising Serrano Ham, Tian of crabmeat with avocado, and King prawn with pimento.

Soup course features hearty and aromatic Lobster bisque, guaranteed to warm the heart.

Main course selections include Grilled beef tenderloin served with bordelaise sauce or French Duck Confit served with Port Wine Sauce.

Dessert, designed for two persons and perfect to share with that special someone, is a rich Chocolate pudding with strawberry and mango parfait. Petit Fours and Coffee or Tea complete this memorable meal.

Located in a quiet side street in the heart of Wan Chai, close to Causeway Bay entertainment district, The Fleming is just footsteps from Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and all major transport links, as well as the district’s famous shopping and nightlife.



The Fleming Contact Details

41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 3607 2288

Fax: (852) 3607 2299


(information provided by the hotel)

“Hong Kong Snowboarding Competition!”…A competition that took place in Beijing Nanshan, with the support by  Nokia Nanshan Mellow Park. X Game and Burton teamed up to bring us the first annual installation of the Hong Kong Burton Snow Jam 2007, an event that attracted 100 snowboarders from Hong Kong, the youngest of whom was just 6. Tea meeting was held before the trip as an introduction of the Burton Snow Jam 07 with lucky draw and prizes to win. 25 snowboarders went to compete for the Boarder Cross and Freestyle Run. Throughout the competition 30 pieces of brand new snowboards were provided by Burton. A LTR program was provided as well for beginners to try out snowboarding and ride with Pro Riders. As the trip came to an end, there was just enough time to tour around the city of Beijing. Prizes giving ceremony turn out to be an unforgettable party. X Game has made this trip successful and that snowboarders in Hong Kong have a chance to perform their skills and make new friends…stay tune for more up coming events organized by X Game.

Freestyle Run
Champion: C.K Yam           
Prize: Burton Custom X 152 Board signed by Shaun White

2nd Place: Tommy Yau       
Prize: Burton Custom X 156 Board signed by Shaun White

3rd Place: Stephen Wong   
Prize: Burton Boardbag

4th Place: Dennis Lam       
Prize: Burton DVD & beannie
Boarder Cross
Champion: Donald Wan      
Prize: Burton Custom 154 Board signed by Shaun White

2nd Place: Gerry Kuo        
Prize: Burton Boardbag

3rd Place: Ryann Lau        
Prize: Burton Boardbag

(information provided by X Game)

Blends Brunei’s Exotic Spices & Ingredients

A unique range of handmade chocolates blending local spices and ingredients into traditional European recipes is now available at The Empire Hotel & Country Club in Brunei.

Created by the hotel’s award-winning chefs Suhairi Idris and James Norman and their team, the chocolates introduce exotic local flavours such as pandan and chili along with durian, bananas and coconuts.

Gift-boxes on sale at The Lobby Lounge of Brunei's premier resort start at B$14 for a selection of eight chocolates. Boxes of 16 are B$26, or B$74 for a box of 49 and B$136 for a giant box of 98.

The mouth-watering selection of new confections with a distinct Brunei twist include Tongkat Ali, flavoured with the root of a traditional local tree, a blend of young coconut with dark chocolate named Kelapa, and Chili Truffles infusing milk chocolate with local chili.

Pandan Leaf blends white chocolate with sweet-scented pandan, Durian Ganache is flavoured with the pungent 'King of Fruits', and Pisang Emas combines delicious local banana with dark chocolate.

Classical European chocolate recipes are also included in the selection, from traditional Milk Chocolate, Fruity Nuts, and Hazelnut Praline to Cappuccino, Vanilla, Buttermilk Caramel, Bittersweet Cocoa, lime-flavoured Turkish Delight, Lavender Caramel and Saffron, scented with the unmistakable aroma of the world's most expensive spice.

The new creations placing Brunei distinctively on the world's chocolate map represent the combined efforts of Executive Chef Suhairi Idris and Chef James Norman, and local Bruneian chef and aspiring chocolatier,  Siti Amira (Mira) Mubarak after exhaustive experimentation to produce ideal blends.

"What we have produced is a range of chocolates unique to Brunei, so they are obviously superb souvenirs for visitors, as well as memorable gifts for local Bruneians," said Chef Idris. 

"We set out to create distinctive 'rainforest' chocolate recipes and the results will delight chocolate lovers."

Chef Siti Amira (Mira) Mubarak who has been with the hotel since 2004 and who played a key role in developing the range of unusual, indigenous flavours, admits to being completely passionate about chocolate.  Her ambition is to travel the world to learn about chocolate and eventually to become a teacher, passing her knowledge to the next generation.

The gift boxes can be ordered from The Empire's Lobby Lounge by calling +673 241 8888, extension 5008. For special requests, personalised chocolates can also be made at an extra charge. Boxes can be delivered to friends and relatives overseas as well, with an additional air-freighting charge.

For more information on the Empire Hotel & Country Club’s exclusive chocolate collection, please visit

About The Empire Hotel & Country Club

On the doorstep of one of the oldest rainforests in Southeast Asia, The Empire Hotel & Country Club is an outstanding 5-star beach resort – a luxurious architectural masterpiece with a superb country club and floodlit Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course.

One of the world’s largest resorts, it features 359 spacious guestrooms and 61 lavish suites and private villas set in a 180-hectare (445-acre) tropical garden estate.

With impeccable credentials for world-class meetings, conferences and exhibitions, the resort is emerging as a leading Asian venue for the MICE market, including the Commonwealth Finance Ministers’ Meeting.

Its new PADI dive centre is opening Brunei’s spectacular underwater reefs and shipwrecks to scuba-tourism for the first time.

For executive travellers, the hotel has an exclusive E-Club, and for families an E Kids Club keeps children entertained all day. 

With its own cinema and state of the art theatre for live performances, the resort enjoys a prestigious profile hosting royal and state visitors to the Sultanate of Brunei.

A multiple-award winner, it has been repeatedly voted Asia's Leading Golf Resort and Brunei's Leading Hotel in the World Travel Awards. Its breathtaking Emperor Suite, which is one of the world’s largest at 666 sq m with its own indoor swimming pool, has also been voted World's Leading Presidential Suite. In Smart Travel Asia magazine's 'The Best in Travel 2006' awards it was ranked among the top 25 of Asia's Best Business Hotels, Best Conference Hotels and Best Leisure Hotels & Resorts.

The championship golf course is meanwhile the annual venue for the Asian Tour as host to the Brunei Open. Players have voted it ‘Best Host Venue’ of the 28 tour events.

For bookings, call Reservations on +673 241 7788 or e-mail or contact your travel consultant.

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Simply get onto the MTR to Tung Chung, Lantau Island to share a unique romantic experience with your loved one this Valentine’s Day at Novotel Citygate Hong Kong. Hong Kong and Macau residents can enjoy an exclusive Valentine’s Day package featuring overnight deluxe accommodation, candle-lit dinner in Olea – Mediterranean restaurant and a full buffet breakfast the next morning.

As a special way to celebrate the occasion guests can prepare a ‘love message’ and this become part of the dessert, written in chocolate by our Chef to share with your loved one at dinner. The Lover’s Cube in our poolside garden is also a perfect venue to capture your sweet memories and look out to the rolling green hills of Lantau. This unique experience provides Hong Kong and Macau residents with exceptional value for Valentine’s Day at only HK$1,888 per night.

$1,888 per room night

One night Deluxe Room accommodation (Level 15 – 19)

Buffet breakfast for 2 persons at Essence

4-Course Candle-Lit Dinner for 2 persons at Olea with a rose for lady and personal love message

Welcome drink for 2 persons at Andante

Free use of gymnasium

Free overnight parking


4-Course Mediterranean Passion Dinner

Selection of Spanish Tapas, Greek Meze, Italian Antipasti and French Hors d’ Hoeuvres

Creamy Feta Cheese, Big Octopus in Herb Olive Oil, Anchovy Fillet in Spicy Sauce, Salami and Parma Ham,

Chorizo, Meat Balls in Spicy Tomato Sauce with Green Olive, Artichoke Stuffed with Cheese, Houmus

* * *

Spaghetti All’ Aragosta

* * *

Roasted Australian Fillet of Grain Fed Beef

on Mushroom Stew with Rosemary Jus


Kurobuta Pork Chop

on Mediterranean Vegetables Stew

* * *

Baked Mango on Puff Pastry

with Banana Caramel Ice Cream

* * *

Coffee or Tea

Olea Olive Oil Praline and Moccato Coffee Truffle


Terms and conditions

·   Package valid on 14 February 2007

·   Rates are inclusive of 10% service charge and 3% government tax

·   Package confirmation is subject to hotel’s availability at time of request

·   Love message is limited to 35 English or 15 Chinese characters

·   Free parking is subject to availability

·   The package is only applicable to Hong Kong and Macau residents only, valid Hong    

Kong or Macau ID card is required to present upon check in


Address:                        Novotel Citygate Hong Kong

                                51 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

Reservations Hotline:    3602 8800

(information provided by the hotel)

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