21 Nov '11, 12pm

Wow! Upmarket Hong Kong hotel group strikes shark fin off menu: HONG KONG (AFP)

HONG KONG (AFP) - The upmarket Peninsula Hotels chain is to stop serving shark fin, its parent company in Hong Kong announced on Monday, in recognition of the threat to global shark numbers. The ban will take effect on Jan 1 with exemptions for banquet bookings made before Monday's announcement, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd. said in a press release. The owner of some of Asia's most exclusive hotels said the decision was made 'in recognition of the threat facing the global shark population and in line with the company's sustainability vision'. 'The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd, parent company of The Peninsula Hotels, today announced that it will stop serving shark fin at all its group operations, effective Jan 1 2012,' the company said.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

Tweets

Hong Kong hotel group strikes shark fin off men...

sg.finance.yahoo.com 22 Nov '11, 10am

On Monday 21 November 2011, 19:48 SGT One of Asia's most prestigious hotel chains said Monday it would stop selling shark ...

So thrilled that The Peninsula has banned shark...

asiatatlerdining.com 22 Nov '11, 2am

While a number of hotels such as The Excelsior and The Langham have long joined the WWF's "Alternative Shark-Free Menu" an...

BLOG : My Journey to Hong Kong : Tai-O!

rames.blogspot.com 22 Nov '11, 2pm

My Journey to Hong Kong : Tai-O! My Journey to Hong Kong : Cutie dog, The Wisdom Pa... I'll be talking about "Imagination ...

Conservationists Find it Hard to Dent Hong Kong's Appetite for Shark Fin Soup

Conservationists Find it Hard to Dent Hong Kong...

treehugger.com 16 Nov '11, 9pm

The Wrong Kind of Status Symbol In many parts of Asia, shark fin soup is considered a delicacy. It is traditionally served...

Shark's fin still on menu for many Singaporeans:

straitstimes.com 25 Nov '11, 11pm

The menu at Ms Candice Huang's wedding dinner in March last year stating that shark's fin would not be served. However, ho...

amongst one of the most spectacular structures in the world.

amongst one of the most spectacular structures ...

eforericyong.blogspot.com 21 Nov '11, 7am

The Tsing Ma Bridge is a bridge in Hong Kong. It is the world's seventh-longest span suspension bridge, and was the second...

Badminton: 'Super Dan' coasts to Hong Kong title

Badminton: 'Super Dan' coasts to Hong Kong title

channelnewsasia.com 20 Nov '11, 2pm

HONG KONG : Olympic and four-time world champion Lin Dan crushed Chen Jin 21-12, 21-19 in an all-Chinese men's singles fin...

Shark fin goes off the menu at Peninsula hotels...

sg.news.yahoo.com 26 Nov '11, 4am

Environmental groups are claiming a significant victory in the campaign to save the global shark population, after the Pen...

If people around you are exclaiming you've been to Hong Kong too many times, tell them to stop being jealous over...

If people around you are exclaiming you've been...

deal.com.sg 30 Nov '11, 5am

66% off 3D2N Hong Kong at Rambler Garden Hotel with Flight (Includes Guaranteed Seaview Room + Return Air Ticket + Airport...

Hong Kong's shark fin traders feel pressure to change

Hong Kong's shark fin traders feel pressure to ...

straitstimes.com 27 Nov '11, 5am

In a photo taken on Nov 22, 2011, a man walks past shark fins displayed at a dried seafood store in Hong Kong. The owner o...

tong lo wan!!!!!!!!! #hongkong Causeway Bay from the tram...

tong lo wan!!!!!!!!! #hongkong Causeway Bay fro...

eforericyong.blogspot.com 20 Nov '11, 4pm

Top 10 Hotties The current Top 10 Hottest Blogger Hotties, the real hot and sexy ones. Ferrari Gathering Malaysia and Sout...

BLOG : My Journey to Hong Kong : Cutie dog, The...

rames.blogspot.com 20 Nov '11, 2pm

My Journey to Hong Kong : Cutie dog, The Wisdom Pa... I'll be talking about "Imagination is greater than... My Journey to ...

Hong Kong's shark fin traders feel pressure to change

Hong Kong's shark fin traders feel pressure to ...

asiaone.com 27 Nov '11, 7am

HONG KONG - The owner of Shark's Fin City, a dried fin wholesaler in Hong Kong's quarter for all things shrivelled, says t...

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong: hotel review

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong: hotel review

luxurylaunches.com 30 Nov '11, 12pm

Being an ardent Star Wars fan the first thing that came to my mind on visiting the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong was Cloud City. ...

Why does this dolphin have its fin on backwards?

Why does this dolphin have its fin on backwards?

mnn.com 20 Nov '11, 10am

It's possible-- but it turns out that the nautical efficiency of the dolphin's backwards fin is only half the mystery. The...