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Re: Beware & Protect Yourself

PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:31 pm
by winston
I think the HK hairy crabs are actually from Lake Yancheng close to Shanghai..

Actually, the bigger crabs from Lake Yangcheng are being exported to HK while the smaller ones remains in Shanghai.

And some people have put some crabs from other places into Lake Yancheng. After two to three weeks, they would take those crabs and sell them as Yang Cheng crabs which fetch a lot more ...

Re: Beware & Protect Yourself

PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:37 pm
by kennynah
oh ya...each costs $5 in shengsiong..and IIRC in HK, they cost even more... and all for the roe...

then, i was told, they are superbly dirty/unhygenic creatures...i have therefore, never eaten any of these hairy crabs

taste shiok or not?

Re: Beware & Protect Yourself

PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:20 pm
by winston
No big deal..

And one needs to always drink some strong liquor or ginger tea after eating these things as there's alot of bacteria, parasites etc..

Re: Beware & Protect Yourself

PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:26 pm
by winston
Flights at Hong Kong airport disrupted by strike of ground staff


Agence France-Presse | 12/27/2008 8:21 PM

HONG KONG - Flights into and out of Hong Kong were heavily disrupted Saturday afternoon after more than 500 airport ground staff went on strike in protest at a cut in their annual bonus.

The three-hour strike resulted in major delays to the departure or baggage delivery of 66 flights, a spokeswoman for the Airport Authority told AFP. Some passengers told broadcaster Cable TV on arrival they had to wait for two hours before they could get their luggage.

The industrial action took place after Hong Kong Airport Services, one of the three companies providing ground services to the airport, refused on Saturday morning to drop their decision to scrap the annual performance-based bonus for their 3,000 staff which usually amounted to one month's salary.

Instead, the company said it would give the staff a one-off payment of only 750 Hong Kong dollars (96.2 US).

"The company has made a profit this year despite the financial crisis. It is unfair for it to cut our bonus simply because of its concerns about what could happen to the company next year," Man Ng, a committee member of the Staff and Workers Union of Hong Kong Civil Airlines, told AFP.

"Our strike is to tell the world the way we are being treated by the company. We have tried our best to minimise our disruption to flight passengers by keeping the strike to only three hours," he said.

Ng said the bonus meant a lot to them because of their low salaries, which ranged from 6,400 to 10,000 dollars a month.

The union, which entered into another round of negotiations with the company on Saturday evening, said there could be further action depending on the outcome of the talks.

The Airport Authority said it had asked the other two ground services companies to stand by in case of further industrial action from the Hong Kong Airport Services staff.

Re: Beware & Protect Yourself

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:45 am
by winston
Tableware to be checked for melamine

China, fighting a health scandal over melamine found in milk and other food products, now says it is investigating melamine tableware, following reports it might be harmful to health when hot.

Quality inspectors told Xinhua News Agency they are organizing tests of tableware ''following reports that some products contained poisonous ingredients''.

Melamine is an industrial compound used in making plastic chairs, countertops, tableware, flame retardants and even concrete. It was added by unscrupulous manufacturers to food to cheat nutrition tests due to its high in nitrogen content.

At least six babies died from kidney stones after drinking contaminated formula in China and hundreds of thousands fell ill.


Re: Beware & Protect Yourself

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:01 pm
by winston


Chinese new year is drawing near. When buy Chinese oranges please beware of the worms inside. These worms are very similar to the texture of the orange and therefore can only be observe if you look carefully (long sighted person may not notice).

The Chinese government had in fact made effort to destroy hundreds of tons of these oranges and compensate the farmers for these. But however some culprit may still sell it illegally. That's why we need to be careful.

Whether the worms is harmful to the human body or not is still questionable. But generally if few numbers are consumed it should not make any harm according to doctors. It is advisable to be careful about it.