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  • Free concerts set for March

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    23 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will host two free Chiuchow and Guangdong music concerts at Kowloon Walled City Park in March.On March 28, the Hong Kong Chiuchow Music Ensemble will perform Chaozhou gongs and drumsensemble music and Chaozhou operatic songs.The March 29 concert will feature various local Guangdong musicians performing an assorted programme, including Autumn Moon over a Placid Lake, A Hungry Horse Shaking Its Bells, Rain Lashing on the Plantain, In Celebration of Good Times, Thunder in a Drought and more.Both concerts will start at 2.30pm.Click here for details.
  • Coming to Hong Kong this March 2015

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    25 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    The Chinese New Year celebrations are winding down but you still have a chance to catch a glimpse of the colorful lantern exhibits throughout and the culmination of the festivities with the Lantern Carnivals on March 5. If you haven't had your fix of colourful festivals, don't miss the Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair. There's much more to go around this month... March features the Hong Kong Sevens, Rugby's premier tournament, Hong Kong's top sports event and colossal party. And in the cultural front, this month welcomes Asia's premier art events, Art Basel Hong Kong, newcomer Art Central, and a…
  • The 5 Best Places to View Hong Kong Harbor

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    1 Mar 2015 | 5:44 am
    Hong Kong Harbour – One of the city’s major attractions, we list the five best places to view Hong Kong Harbour and its amazing skyscraper backdrop.
  • O whistle and I’ll come to you, my lad

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    7 Feb 2015 | 1:10 am
    The title of this post is one of the scariest ghost stories ever written, which was told to me as a child and which still haunts me. The content of this post is less elegant: the story of my encounter with a  thoroughly disagreeable person on my daily cycle to work.I was reading yesterday about a troll’s response to someone whom he cruelly attacked by impersonating her dead father on Twitter (an act even more despicable than the foul remark that Julia Gillard’s father must have “died of shame”). He said that his reaction to her was not even about her feminist views; she just…
  • Reform vote expected mid-year

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    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen expects that the constitutional reform package can be put to a vote in the Legislative Council by the middle of the year.Speaking to reporters after a Tuen Mun District Council meeting this morning, Mr Yuen said it will take about a month for the Government to analyse the views collected in the second round of consultation which ends on Saturday. It would then compile a report and submit a proposal to the Legislative Council.Mr Yuen said he had heard views that the Government should state clearly, in black and white, that the 2017 universal suffrage package…
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  • Reform vote expected mid-year

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen expects that the constitutional reform package can be put to a vote in the Legislative Council by the middle of the year.Speaking to reporters after a Tuen Mun District Council meeting this morning, Mr Yuen said it will take about a month for the Government to analyse the views collected in the second round of consultation which ends on Saturday. It would then compile a report and submit a proposal to the Legislative Council.Mr Yuen said he had heard views that the Government should state clearly, in black and white, that the 2017 universal suffrage package…
  • Visitor scheme changes require tact

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Government should take into consideration people’s daily needs, such as coming to Hong Kong for school or work, before proposing any change to the Individual Visit Scheme, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So said today.Speaking with reporters, Mr So said the Government is aware it must be prudent before requesting such proposed drastic changes as scrapping the multiple-visit scheme for Mainlanders. It is important to strike a balance between the impact on the economy and the community's livelihood, he stressed.Mr So said people should not mix up tourists and…
  • New innovation strategies planned

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Chief Executive's new innovation and technology adviser, Nicholas Yang has said technology is evolving fast, so the Government needs a new vision and faster strategies to promote the development of innovation and technology.Speaking to reporters after his appointment was announced this afternoon, Mr Yang described innovation and technology as crucial to boosting Hong Kong's competitiveness and improving people's quality of life. He also noted that development of the sectors can broaden local youngsters' career opportunities and create a brighter future for them.Mr Yang will collect and…
  • TK Lai to visit Guangzhou, Shenzhen

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Security TK Lai will lead a delegation tomorrow for a two-day visit to Guangzhou and Shenzhen.The delegation will include Security Bureau, Police, Immigration Department and Customs & Excise Department officials.Mr Lai will visit the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department, the Shenzhen Municipal Government and the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau.He will return to Hong Kong on March 4.
  • Consider public views, CS urges lawmakers

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam urges legislators to take public sentiment into account when making decisions on constitutional development proposals.Briefing reporters today, Mrs Lam said many people would like to exercise their right to elect the Chief Executive through one man, one vote, and urged lawmakers to take this into account.During the consultation, political parties expressed their view that the Chief Executive’s election method should comply with the framework set out in the National People's Congress' decisions made in August, Mrs Lam noted.The Government will study the political…
 
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  • TK Lai to visit Guangzhou, Shenzhen

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Security TK Lai will lead a delegation tomorrow for a two-day visit to Guangzhou and Shenzhen.The delegation will include Security Bureau, Police, Immigration Department and Customs & Excise Department officials.Mr Lai will visit the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department, the Shenzhen Municipal Government and the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau.He will return to Hong Kong on March 4.
  • 33 arrested in Yuen Long protest

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Police arrested 31 men and two women, aged 13 to 74, during public processions in Yuen Long today. Five Police officers were injured.They were arrested for offences including possession of weapons, assaulting Police, obstructing Police, fighting, disorder and indecent assault.Some participants disputed with bystanders, threw objects, and blocked traffic.After repeated warnings, Police used pepper spray and batons to stop the violence.Police condemned the unlawful behaviour and more arrests are pending as investigations continue.
  • SJ discourages US interference

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen has rejected a call by US lawmakers who are urging their government to ensure Hong Kong’s autonomy before granting trade and economic privileges to the city.Mr Yuen said today such move cannot help Hong Kong's push for democracy.Constitutional development is an internal affair of China and Hong Kong, he said, adding he hopes other countries respect this position and refrain from interfering.
  • Employers warned not to abuse maids

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Labour Department has reminded employers of foreign domestic helpers not to abuse or exploit their workers.The warning came today after an employer was jailed six years for assault and intimidation, non-payment of wages, non-granting of statutory holidays and rest days, and failure to take out employees' compensation insurance.She was also fined and ordered to pay outstanding wages.It said employers are criminally liable for their failure to pay wages or grant holidays or rest days to their employees as required by the Employment Ordinance, or take out employees' compensation insurance…
  • 2017 reform first step: SJ

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The 2017 universal suffrage proposal is not the endgame for improving Hong Kong's electoral freedoms, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen says.Speaking to the press after attending a District Council meeting today, he said when universal suffrage in electing the Chief Executive in 2017 is implemented, there will be room for improvement.Although he cannot say which particular area can be amended at the moment, if the constitutional reform measure is adopted in 2017 the Chief Executive selection method can be improved according to Hong Kong’s situation and its experience with the new format.He…
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  • Flower Show photo contest set

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Applications are invited for a photography contest to be held in conjunction with the annual Flower Show which will take place from March 20 to 29 at Victoria Park.The competition - co-organised by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department and Television Broadcasts Limited - is divided into three categories, including one on portraits of TVB artistes and Miss Hong Kong 2014 titleholders, to be held at 3.30pm on March 19. The number of entrants for this session is limited to 1,000 and enrolment is required. Advanced enrolment is not necessary for the other two categories: Flowers and…
  • 6 severe flu cases reported

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection has announced that from noon yesterday to noon today, six new severe adult influenza cases were recorded, including three deaths.This brings the total number of severe adult cases to 421, including 310 deaths.The centre urged people to stay vigilant, get vaccinated early, and maintain good personal and environmental hygiene.
  • 5 severe flu cases reported

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection has announced that from noon yesterday to noon today, five new severe adult influenza cases were recorded, including two deaths.This brings the total number of severe adult cases to 415, including 306 deaths.The centre urged people to stay vigilant, get vaccinated early, and maintain good personal and environmental hygiene.
  • 450 voluntary carers hailed

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    About 450 child carers working voluntarily under the Neighbourhood Support Child Care Project were commended today.Under the project, home-based child carers are engaged in providing needy parents with more flexible services through a home-based childcare service and centre-based care groups.Its coverage was extended across the city in October 2011, with one non-governmental organisation running a district-based service in each district.The Social Welfare Department further enhanced the project last October by adding 234 service quotas to make the total provision no less than 954, lifting the…
  • Living subsidy applications open

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Community Care Fund will start accepting new applications from low-income, three-person households for a one-off $11,000 subsidy from tomorrow.The programme will relieve financial pressure on low-income households not living in public housing and not receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance.Applicants should be living in rented private housing, hostel bedspace or temporary housing, and should not own any property in Hong Kong. To be eligible, a three-person household’s monthly income and rent should be below $19,820 and $9,910.For details visit the fund’s website.
 
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  • Reform vote expected mid-year

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen expects that the constitutional reform package can be put to a vote in the Legislative Council by the middle of the year.Speaking to reporters after a Tuen Mun District Council meeting this morning, Mr Yuen said it will take about a month for the Government to analyse the views collected in the second round of consultation which ends on Saturday. It would then compile a report and submit a proposal to the Legislative Council.Mr Yuen said he had heard views that the Government should state clearly, in black and white, that the 2017 universal suffrage package…
  • Consider public views, CS urges lawmakers

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam urges legislators to take public sentiment into account when making decisions on constitutional development proposals.Briefing reporters today, Mrs Lam said many people would like to exercise their right to elect the Chief Executive through one man, one vote, and urged lawmakers to take this into account.During the consultation, political parties expressed their view that the Chief Executive’s election method should comply with the framework set out in the National People's Congress' decisions made in August, Mrs Lam noted.The Government will study the political…
  • New innovation strategies planned

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Chief Executive's new innovation and technology adviser, Nicholas Yang has said technology is evolving fast, so the Government needs a new vision and faster strategies to promote the development of innovation and technology.Speaking to reporters after his appointment was announced this afternoon, Mr Yang described innovation and technology as crucial to boosting Hong Kong's competitiveness and improving people's quality of life. He also noted that development of the sectors can broaden local youngsters' career opportunities and create a brighter future for them.Mr Yang will collect and…
  • CE appoints new InnoTech Adviser

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung today announced the appointment of Nicholas Yang as his Innovation & Technology Adviser and as a non-official Executive Council member with immediate effect.Mr Leung told reporters this afternoon Mr Yang will be responsible for collecting and analysing innovation and technology proposals and comments from the community, and will make suggestions to the Government on how to improve work in that area. The Chief Executive noted that Mr Yang has "extensive experience and international perspective in innovation and technology" to help the Government formulate related…
  • HK people can run HK

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Hong Kong people have the wisdom to settle the constitutional development issue internally and do not need outside interference.Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam made the statement today, saying constitutional development is an internal affair of China and Hong Kong, and foreign governments and parliaments should respect the city’s position.His reaction was to US lawmakers who are urging their government to ensure Hong Kong’s autonomy before granting trade and economic privileges to the city.He discouraged the move, saying it will affect the daily lives of…
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  • HK's future rests on its youths

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John TsangThis is my eighth Budget since I became Financial Secretary in 2007. Throughout these eight years, Hong Kong has remained economically stable and financially healthy despite global economic turbulence and financial market volatility.Hong Kong’s success has been built on our sound social system and shared values over the decades. People here have different opinions, different likes and dislikes, and different faiths. But, we can still live together harmoniously and our society can still operate effectively.However, events in recent years seem to have impacted on…
  • Land, manpower Budget focus

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John TsangThe year 2014 was an extraordinary year for all of us. Momentous events, local and global, changed the lives of many and transformed our city. Events are still unfolding, and will require our close scrutiny. But, one thing is for sure – a totally different environment has emerged which presents new challenges ahead.Since the start of 2015, the international political arena and global financial markets have provided plenty of breaking news. The launch of quantitative easing by Europe and Japan has increased global liquidity.On top of heightened geopolitical…
  • Night parade a CNY tradition

    18 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John TsangWelcome to the annual Chinese New Year Night Parade – packed, as always, with friends, travellers and revellers from all over the world. About 150,000 of you, I'm told, are lining the streets of the city tonight for one of the planet's great annual parades, created to celebrate one of the world's most important, hugely colourful and endlessly entertaining festivals.This year is the Year of the Sheep, or the Year of the Ram, or Goat. Whatever you want to call it, I promise you an unforgettable Chinese New Year parade. And I wish you all an equally memorable Hong…
  • CE delivers Lunar New Year message

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY LeungAnother Chinese New Year has arrived. It is time to bid farewell to the Year of the Horse and welcome the Year of the Sheep.The 12 Chinese zodiac animals represent 12 character types. Sheep are widely seen to be mild and gentle animals living peacefully in groups.Last year was no easy ride for Hong Kong. Our society was rife with differences and conflicts. In the coming year, I hope that all people in Hong Kong will take inspiration from the sheep's character and pull together in an accommodating manner to work for Hong Kong's future.At the beginning of the Year of the…
  • HK a perfect partner in mediation

    14 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky YuenMediation, as a means of dispute resolution, has been used in Hong Kong for a considerable period of time, especially in the context of family disputes and construction disputes. However, admittedly, the developments that have made mediation an integral part of the dispute resolution landscape only took place in the past decade, and especially since 2007.In less than a decade, not only has mediation become much more popular than before, it has since developed into a form of deeply rooted dispute resolution culture in different sectors of the Hong Kong…
 
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  • Ancient Chinese vase set to fetch $7.7 mn in Hong Kong

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Hong Kong (AFP) - A simple Chinese vase made over 800 years ago and unveiled in Hong Kong Monday is expected to fetch HK$60 million ($7.7 million) when it goes under the hammer next month, ...
  • Visitor scheme changes require tact

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    <br>The Government should take into consideration people's daily needs, such as coming to Hong Kong for school or work, before proposing any change to the Individual Visit Scheme, ...
  • Future Fund rules outlined

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    <br>The working group on long-term fiscal planning today proposed that the Government?designate the Land Fund as endowment for the Future Fund savings scheme and inject 25% to 33% of the annual ...
  • Consider public views CS urges lawmakers

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    <br>Chief Secretary Carrie Lam urges legislators to take public sentiment into account when making decisions on constitutional development proposals. <br>? <br>Briefing reporters ...
  • New innovation strategies planned

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    <br>The Chief Executive's new innovation and technology adviser, Nicholas Yang has said technology is evolving fast, so the Government needs a new vision and faster strategies to promote ...
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  • Hong Kong Shares Edge Toward Seven-Year High - Wall Street Journal

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Wall Street JournalHong Kong Shares Edge Toward Seven-Year HighWall Street JournalAfter spending months in the shadow of mainland Chinese stocks, Hong Kong shares are shining again. A 5.4% rise so far this year through Monday's close is taking the benchmark Hang Seng Index toward a nearly seven-year high. The Shanghai Composite ...Hong Kong Hang Seng Gains 0.26% On Mainland China Rate CutNasdaqHong Kong stocks close 0.26% higherdunyanews.tv (press release) (blog)Hong Kong investors pass on first day of Shanghai shares' short salesChina Economic ReviewBusiness Recorder (press…
  • 'Selma' Premieres in Hong Kong - Wall Street Journal

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:07 pm
    'Selma' Premieres in Hong KongWall Street Journalleaders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central pro democracy movement turned out to be guilty for doing ... so well ... about Martin Luther King and white or Sobel rights in the nineteen sixties ... I ... I ... it's the majority by pro democracy lawmakers in and more »
  • Haruki Murakami Says Hong Kong Protests Won't Be in Vain - Wall Street Journal (blog)

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Wall Street Journal (blog)Haruki Murakami Says Hong Kong Protests Won't Be in VainWall Street Journal (blog)Author Haruki Murakami on Monday expressed support for the prodemocracy protests in Hong Kong and said they had “definitely transformed” world-wide views even if they didn't bring immediate change. The comment by the prominent author was made on ...
  • At least three arrested at Hong Kong anti-China protest - euronews

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    At least three arrested at Hong Kong anti-China protesteuronewsHong Kong police arrested at least three protesters at a demonstration in Yuen Long, in Hong Kong's New Territories just a stone's throw from mainland China. Protesters complained about parallel traders, who buy goods in Hong Kong to sell at a profit
  • Chinese Shoppers Latest Target of Hong Kong Protest Anger - ABC News

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:10 pm
    ABC NewsChinese Shoppers Latest Target of Hong Kong Protest AngerABC NewsHong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out in the latest protest against the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers. Police officers drew batons and used pepper spray on the crowds after the demonstration Hong Kong arrests after protest against mainland touristsBBC NewsHong Kong arrests 38 as anti-China protesters scuffle with policeReutersDozens arrested in Hong Kong amid protests over China mainland shoppersThe GuardianMarketWatch -Quartzall 404 news…
 
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  • HK lawmakers arrested and then freed over rallies

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Centre of attention: Ho and Wong speaking to the media outside the Wan Chai police station in Hong Kong. - AFP HONG KONG: Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers were arrested and then released over their involvement in mass protests for free elections, the latest step in a widespread investigation that has been accused of seeking to intimidate activists.
  • Jens Peter Corder has been appointed General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru, India

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:56 am
    Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts 28/F Kerry Centre, 683 King's Road, Quarry Bay Hong Kong, Hong Kong Phone: 2599 3000 Fax: 2599 3131 Visit Website Mr. Corder, an Australian national, brings with him more than 25 years of experience gained from holding executive positions in the hospitality industry and specialising in hotel operations; he has an avid interest in food and beverage.
  • Minitrue: Tamp Down Hong Kong-Mainland Tension

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:27 pm
    The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus - China

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    On 23 February 2015, the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region , China notified WHO of 1 additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A virus. A 61-year-old man from Hong Kong SAR developed symptoms on 16 February and consulted a private doctor on the same day.
  • Zal Tarapore has been appointed Director of Rooms at Shangri-la Hotel, Bengaluru, India

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts 28/F Kerry Centre, 683 King's Road, Quarry Bay Hong Kong, Hong Kong Phone: 2599 3000 Fax: 2599 3131 Visit Website Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru has appointed Zal Tarapore as Director of Rooms. In this role, he will lead the hotel's day-to-day rooms operations, overseeing the front office, guest services, valet parking and housekeeping functions to create.
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  • Russian hand theatre show set

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Russian arts group Hand Made Theatre will bring its unique creative production Time for Fun to Hong Kong in April.Set to a soundtrack of lively, joyful music, the performers hands and arms interlock and entwine to create amazing visual creations including trains, boats, ticking clocks and animals, taking the audience on a journey of the imagination. The production will also feature short stories about seasonal change, the birth of music and Swan Lake. Time for Fun will be staged on April 2 at Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, April 3 at Tai Po Civic Centre and April 4 at Yuen Long Theatre. All…
  • New sky show simulates an eclipse

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Space Museum's latest sky show the Stories of Solar Eclipse opens today.The show simulates the spectacular stages of a total solar eclipse, revealing the cause of a solar eclipse and the influence of solar eclipses on human history.It is the first time the museum has produced a full-dome sky show to be displayed using the digital planetarium projection system.The 35-minute show will be screened until August 31 at 1.30pm, 5pm and 8.30pm daily in the Stanley Ho Space Theatre.Tickets are available at the museum’s box office and at URBTIX.
  • Bun scrambling applications set

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Applications for the Cheung Chau Bun Scrambling Competition on May 25 will be accepted from March 2 until April 2.The event is one of the highlights of the Cheung Chau Jiao Festival. The competition, in which competitors scramble for buns on a tower, will be held from 11.30pm to 12.25am at Pak Tai Temple Playground on Cheung Chau.Physically fit adults are welcome to join the race.The maximum number of entrants is 200. If the application number exceeds the quota, places will be allocated by ballot. Applicants who live, work or study on Cheung Chau will have priority.The China Hong Kong…
  • Russian cultural festival set

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Festival of Russian Culture in Hong Kong will be staged in April, featuring music, dance and puppet shows.The Horn Orchestra of Russia will perform The Pipes of Victory, at 8pm on April 1, at City Hall.From April 7 to 9, at 7.30pm in Sha Tin Town Hall, the Sergey Obratsov puppet theatre will stage An Unusual Concert featuring puppets morphing into eccentric artists. Also at Sha Tin Town Hall, the Krasnoyarsk State Academic Dance Company of Siberia will perform A Gala of Russian Dance on April 11 and 12, at 8pm.The festival is presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department,…
  • Free concerts set for March

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will host two free Chiuchow and Guangdong music concerts at Kowloon Walled City Park in March.On March 28, the Hong Kong Chiuchow Music Ensemble will perform Chaozhou gongs and drumsensemble music and Chaozhou operatic songs.The March 29 concert will feature various local Guangdong musicians performing an assorted programme, including Autumn Moon over a Placid Lake, A Hungry Horse Shaking Its Bells, Rain Lashing on the Plantain, In Celebration of Good Times, Thunder in a Drought and more.Both concerts will start at 2.30pm.Click here for details.
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  • Visitor scheme changes require tact

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Government should take into consideration people’s daily needs, such as coming to Hong Kong for school or work, before proposing any change to the Individual Visit Scheme, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So said today.Speaking with reporters, Mr So said the Government is aware it must be prudent before requesting such proposed drastic changes as scrapping the multiple-visit scheme for Mainlanders. It is important to strike a balance between the impact on the economy and the community's livelihood, he stressed.Mr So said people should not mix up tourists and…
  • Future Fund rules outlined

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The working group on long-term fiscal planning today proposed that the Government designate the Land Fund as endowment for the Future Fund savings scheme and inject 25% to 33% of the annual Budget surplus as periodic top-ups to seek higher returns through long-term investments.That was one of the working group's suggestions for the Future Fund presented at a press conference this afternoon by chairperson & Permanent Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Elizabeth Tse. The group pointed out that there will be budget surpluses, but not for too long if the existing policies…
  • Property market under watch

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung says the Government is monitoring the property market and will take resolute action to cool it if required.Mr Leung told the media today the Monetary Authority’s new mortgage-tightening measures will stabilise the financial system ahead of expected interest rate increases.He called on people to learn from the lesson of the 1997 Asian financial crisis and consider cautiously their affordability in purchasing properties.He said homebuyers will have more choices with the increasing supply of housing flats in the coming three to four years.
  • Cooling measures to stabilise economy

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John Tsang says the Monetary Authority’s new mortgage-tightening measures will ensure the stability of the banking and financial system.The authority yesterday unveiled the new measures to cool the property market, including the lowering of the maximum loan-to-value ratio for self-use residential properties valued below $7 million to 60%.Noting the rapid rising trend of the property market has been affecting the financial system’s stability, Mr Tsang said the authority had to introduce the new measures.He reminded homebuyers to cautiously consider affordability before…
  • FS vows to protect property market

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John Tsang said today that he would not hesitate to introduce new measures to maintain a stable property market and safeguard the financial system.Mr Tsang made that statement during a radio phone-in programme this morning, during which he answered people's questions on the Budget  2015-16. He said there was currently an imbalance in housing supply, but that the Government was "working very hard" to create more land for housing. He noted that in the Land Sale Programme the Secretary for Development unveiled yesterday, about 20,000 private sector flats would come into the…
 
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  • 8 beaches rated 'good'

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Environmental Protection Department has rated water quality at eight beaches 'good' for this weekend.Of them, Clear Water Bay Second Beach, Deep Water Bay Beach, Golden Beach and Silverstrand Beach are open to swimmers year-round.The four other beaches - Big Wave Bay, Middle Bay, Repulse Bay and Stanley Main - will open for swimming on March 1.Click here for details.
  • Refuse station fees cut

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Environmental Protection Department will open the Sha Tin Transfer Station for use by private waste collectors and reduce the fee at the Island East and Island West Transfer Stations on March 1.By the end of this year, Tseung Kwan O landfill will receive only construction waste, and private waste collectors will no longer be able to dispose of domestic, commercial and industrial waste at the landfill.To enable proper and convenient disposal of waste collected from Sha Tin, Tai Po and Sai Kung, the department will open the Sha Tin Transfer Station for private waste collectors at a service…
  • New measures to cut water costs

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John Tsang has announced several measures to cut spending on water and enhancing supply.Delivering his Budget speech today, Mr Tsang said the Government will start working on the design of a desalination plant in Tseung Kwan O this year. The plant will open in 2020 with an annual output of up to 10% of local fresh water consumption.To minimise water loss, the Government will establish the Water Intelligent Network by installing sensors in water supply networks to monitor their condition. It will also examine other techniques to find defective water mains and predict water…
  • Air quality improving

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Hong Kong’s overall air quality improved last year, the Environmental Protection Department has found.Assistant Director of Environmental Protection Mok Wai-chuen told the media today the air monitoring network found levels of most pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and respirable suspended particulates, dropped last year compared with 2013's figures.Mr Mok said the Government had made continuous effort in emission reduction, including reducing the emissions of power companies, tightening the emission standard of newly registered vehicles, introducting…
  • Citrus plants to be collected, re-used

    21 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    To protect the environment, the Housing Department will collect citrus plants from February 26, the 8th day of the Chinese New Year, to March 19, for repruning.Residents can bring their citrus plants to designated areas in public housing estates during this period.The collection scheme began in 2013. Last year, 5,000 plants were collected, and 4,000 of them were re-pruned, replanted and reused in public rental housing estates.Since the department launched a waste-reduction campaign in all of its estates in the second half of last year, it has collected about 29,000 tonnes of refuse on average…
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    18 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
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    13 Feb 2015 | 9:47 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 今天岩布仙 今天岩布仙尼夫婦在九龍城廣場此擺檔。歡迎大家來談話、影相、簽名、買情人節禮物 :-) Today, "Mr and Mrs Ambrosini" are selling their natural gemstone accessories at Kowloon City Plaza. We welcome everyone to drop by, chat, take a photo, get an autograph or even buy a Valentine's gift for your loved one. gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
  • Instagram: 今天推薦各

    Gregory 河國榮
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 今天推薦各 今天推薦各位100毛‘岩布仙尼’粉絲買東方日報 :-) I recommend that fans of 100 Most's "Ambrosini" buy today's Oriental Daily. gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
  • Instagram: 在香港,這

    Gregory 河國榮
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:24 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 在香港,這 在香港,這種景象不太平常。好看。In Hong Kong, we don't see this kind of scenery every day. gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
  • Instagram: 他們請人。

    Gregory 河國榮
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 他們請人。 gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
 
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  • All true, obviously

    Chris
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    Over the New Year holiday, CCTV-4 has been showing the full 48 hours of Deng Xiaoping at History's Crossroads.  My favourite bits (i.e. the only stuff I can understand) are the cameo appearances by Robert Maxwell, Ted Heath, Margaret Thatcher and a Governor or two.  And only one of them looked anything like the real person.  The there’s the stilted dialogue…and some of the scenes were totally fictitious.  We see Thatcher having a cordial meeting with Ted Heath (in 1982?), where she asks him “as her old friend”  to talk to Deng about Hong Kong.  Rather unlikely, given that…
  • Closed shop

    Chris
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    The SCMP reports that Page One in Causeway Bay has closed (Bookshop at end of last chapter in Times Square), though it seems possible that it may re-open if space can be found.  So not really the end of the last chapter, then. The one in TST moved recently and became a “concept store”.  At first sight it appears to have become a magazine store with a few books, but hidden away upstairs is a reasonable size bookstore. The concept, of course, is high-priced books, but the SCMP seems not to have picked up on that: [T]he closure of its Causeway Bay branch signaled wider difficulty for…
  • Thanks Cable TV

    Chris
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:53 am
    Thank a lot, Cable TV, I really wanted to see the latest ISIS beheading video.  It’s not available on other media outlets (who have this strange idea that showing these videos only gives ISIS more publicity), and no need to search for it on the old Interweb thingy. Just exactly what I wanted to watch on my journey home from work on the MTR. 
  • This is your bank calling

    Chris
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:07 am
    It’s bad enough receiving unsolicited sales calls on my mobile (though I find that either ignoring them until they hang up, or saying “Hello, who’s calling?” usually work quite well), but I get seriously annoyed when my bank keeps calling to sell me stuff. Yes, “my bank”. I have had an account (and a credit card) with them for quite a few years, and, after all that time, one might think that they know something about me. But no - as well as trying to sell me services that they ought to know that I don’t need, they can’t even address me correctly.  OK, yes, it is one of my…
  • No bad news

    Chris
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Very true.  No wants to give bad news, so they tell you their project is on time and everything’s going fine. 
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  • groaning and moaning in Asia's World City

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:23 am
    50 Shades of Grey has been well received here in Hong Kong; it seems like the experiences of Christian and Anastasia resonate with the local populace. Yours truly has been obsessed with following people's comments regarding their own forays into the world of pain and pleasure:Andrew Davis ‏davi326  Feb 16Hong KongHe screamed as she slammed him time and time again - the little old lady kept pushing the lift door close button #HK50ShadesOfGreyJames Louie ‏james_ultra  Feb 17She groaned into the pillow, clenching her jaw as the pounding continued. It was the…
  • Sunset Peak

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Kung hei fat choi everyone! What a surprise we had this morning when the slowly warming weather took a small dip overnight and today's cloud cover provided perfect weather for a new year hike. When SB and I have enough time for a long hike, we usually head over to Sai Kung's country park and beaches but today we wanted to do something different so we decided to visit Sunset Peak in Lantau. It was the furbabies' first ferry ride and aside from despising their required muzzles, they fared well. We thought that we would be relegated to the back of the boat but were allowed to sit in the regular…
  • Hong Kong Sevens turns 40

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:55 pm
    The highlight of the HK Sevens draw was seeing USA in the top of pool D.  I may have whooped loudly when the standings were announced.The Hong Kong Sevens turns forty this year. I expect quite the celebration to be put on by sponsors HSBC and Cathay Pacific.If you couldn't get tickets, you can still watch at the Sevens Village at So Kon Po, across from the stadium. You can bring your own drinks and watch on a big screen instead of paying hundred of dollars for a plastic pitcher of skunky beer. You can also watch the sevens on local television. Last year when I got pelted with a cup of…
  • you know that it's a bad day when

    13 Feb 2015 | 2:40 am
    You know that it's a bad day when...SB: What would you like for dinner? Jamie Oliver pasta? Vodka penne?Me: How about just vodka?For the record, I prefer gin.
  • passing by

    10 Feb 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Last night as the train was nearing my stop in Causeway Bay, I noticed that a teenage girl at the other end of the car was swaying and moving strangely. I got up and hesitated, not sure of what I was seeing, but then she collapsed into the arms of the elderly gentleman who was with her. The man staggered and managed to drag the girl to nearby seating, and one middle aged woman quickly got up and offered the seat. No one else seemed to notice but of course this wasn't really the case because of the entire train car, at least one other person would have noticed that an old man was dragging a…
 
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  • O whistle and I’ll come to you, my lad

    7 Feb 2015 | 1:10 am
    The title of this post is one of the scariest ghost stories ever written, which was told to me as a child and which still haunts me. The content of this post is less elegant: the story of my encounter with a  thoroughly disagreeable person on my daily cycle to work.I was reading yesterday about a troll’s response to someone whom he cruelly attacked by impersonating her dead father on Twitter (an act even more despicable than the foul remark that Julia Gillard’s father must have “died of shame”). He said that his reaction to her was not even about her feminist views; she just…
  • Waxing lyrical

    30 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    When I lived in Hong Kong I had a long-standing relationship with a woman from Beijing called Sarah, to whom I entirely handed all responsibility for care of my eyebrows, as well as the waxing of my legs (if you are ill-acquainted with what this actually means, I won't offend delicate sensibilities by describing it; just imagine the sounds RRRIIPPPP and OUCH). I went to see Sarah once every six weeks or so over a period of 5 or 6 years; she came via recommendation from a colleague and was in turn recommended by me to countless friends. She worked in a rather odd beauty salon on the…
  • Vicious cycle

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:15 pm
    There are some things you have to give up when you become a commuter cyclist, namely: Your dignity (especially when it rains): the words “high vis” and “elegance” would rarely appear in the same sentence; Any faith in the ability of car drivers toa)      Drive;b)      See anyone on a bike; c)       Notice bike lanes; ord)      Act sensibly when it’s raining.Commuter drivers have already made a selfish decision, which is to take up space on the roads into the city in…
  • Flat out

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:26 am
    In the mid-1990s I was working at a small Scottish legal publisher in Edinburgh and struck up a friendship with the PA to the Managing Director. L was smart, funny and irreverent and we became close; I tried as much as I could to support her as she went through a few major life changes: buying a flat in Bruntsfield, splitting up with her boyfriend who had moved out, and finally losing her job with the company I worked for.I was going through a few life changes of my own at the time: I’d split with my boyfriend of four years, G, which entailed moving out of the flat we shared, a very much…
  • Laughter and forgetting

    26 Nov 2013 | 2:23 am
    I met Ali when we were both 13, when I started at a new school. She was in my class and stood out almost straight away (in my memory she has different coloured eyes, like David Bowie, but that might be a flawed recollection). I always knew Ali was a good person, although she had a temper and an an unpredictable wildness about her too: shouting at Gay Ray Jackson, the art teacher, refusing to take off her parka indoors, cheeking him relentlessly until he lost his silly temper, silly man, and stupidly dragged her across the changing room and she fell and hit her head (I smugly advised him…
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  • Energy of Deep Brain Stimulation Hkob

    10 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    We're capable of understanding our thoughts and forming logical conclusions in all of our heads. However present are a large part of our minds that we need no control over. This part usually applies its influences in random areas of the lives, regardless of whether we including that it otherwise not. And we come across ourselves unable to control the have minds, our own habits, actions, actions, desires, fears, plus choices. These uncontrollable processes of that mind are all the works of the subconscious mind, a effective state of consciousness in which we posses no access to as well as yet…
  • Vitiligo Oil Treatment Popular in Hong Kong

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Vitiligo treatment is most popular in Hong Kong Vitiligo treatment be clearly know that Remedy Vitiligo oil is a generalized irregularity of 1st immune device and it results in localized indication in the kind of pale white spots in the skin. And, it is smart not to waste your time and money in the search of irreversible generalised vitiligo oil treatments. Listed below here is a brief contrast of Herbal vitiligo Oil vs various other treatment.You will hardly locate a human that has actually attempted a prescription healthcare for Vitiligo and is very satisfied concerning it. It would…
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  • Change Coming in Vietnam?

    Asia Sentinel
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Vietnam faces a highly political year in 2015. Inside and outside its Communist Party, elite attention is riveted on the likely outcomes of the party congress that will convene in January 2016. Political decisions are monopolized by the party, by law Vietnam’s only political party and “the force leading the State and society”. Current leaders are the successors of the revolutionaries who led Vietnam to independence and, 40 years ago, to unification. That’s ancient history to three quarters of the nation’s population. The party’s claim to rule now depends on its ability to solve…
  • Amnesty International Gives Singapore a Low Grade

    Our Correspondent
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:47 am
    With per capita gross domestic product the highest in Asia at US$62,400 by purchasing power parity, Singapore ranks as the world’s seventh-richest country.  It remains an anomaly, the most modern city in Southeast Asia, but it still canes offenders, ruins its political enemies and uses the courts to silence its enemies either through defamation suits or contempt of court. A new report by Amnesty International illustrates the country’s contradictions and without saying so, hints that change could be on its way. Amnesty International’s Southeast Asia representative, Margaret John, noted…
  • Monday memo: HSBC scandal and Disney shoes

    Nury Vittachi
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:08 pm
    WHEN MY DAUGHTER was smaller, she wanted to buy Disney princess shoes with built-in lights that shone at every step. “Are you CRAZY?” I said. “What about when the bogey man or Jimmy Savile is chasing you through a dark forest with imaginatively constructed weapons of torture?” She saw my point and I saved some money. Phew. Yeah, I’m a mean, evil, despicable monster, but does that automatically make me a bad person? I share this anecdote to introduce my theme: Information is power. Parents of young children, be warned: Your window of opportunity disappears fast.
  • India’s Jaitley Designs Roadmap for Next Fiscal Year

    Asia Sentinel
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Arun Jaitley, India’s finance minister, had three main tasks in his budget speech that he delivered on Saturday, the traditional Feb. 28 date. One was to manage government finances, reduce spending deficits and curb inflation. The second was to boost infrastructure, private sector investment and growth, and introduce other reforms. The third, and politically the most important, was to revive the flagging image of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata government, which has in the past four months lost the sheen of last year’s landslide general election victory. The finance minister managed…
  • Emails Blow Malaysia’s 1MDB Fund Wide Open

    Our Correspondent
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    In December of last year, the controversial investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd abruptly called in all of its computers, employee laptops and servers and wiped them clean of all emails. (Read: Controversial Malaysian Investment Fund’s Computer Records Wiped Off) It was too late. The reason has come embarrassingly clear with a report by Clare Rewcastle Brown, the indefatigable blogger who edits The Sarawak Report. Rewcastle Brown had already obtained thousands of emails and documents before the shutdown, detailing that transactions by the fund were actually run by Taek Jho Low, a close…
 
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  • Family Annual Dinner 2015

    Anna
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    Chinese New Year is approaching. Year-end Family gathering dinner is a big event to Chinese. I made some money in the stock market recently, so I decided to treat my family a nice dinner. Although we all love seafood, but our menu is kind of a semi seafood one.  The restaurant offers set menu for 12, but we had 20 people, so we decided to order for two tables of 10.  Restaurant then agreed to shrink the dishes down to fit 10 persons and cut the price accordingly. Unlike the usual starter of a roast pig, we had five mini dishes to kick start the dinner - roast pork,…
  • Dim Sum Lunch Set Special

    Anna
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:10 am
    This menu is designed for those who want to eat a wider selection of foods however don't have many people eating together.  The good thing about this menu is all inclusive.  This means the money you pay includes tea and service charge.  It's good for budget control but you need to have a minimum of 2 people eating together.Snacks - choose one among 4Dim sum - choose three among 12 (I think)Vegetable - choose one between 2Fried noodle/rice - choose one among 4 (I think)So we have a total of 6 dishes, consisting of a little of everything.Here are our choices of today.Snack:…
  • Set Lunch at Coyote Bar and Grill

    Anna
    29 Dec 2014 | 1:21 am
    The bars and bristols situated harmoniously in Wanchai among the residential and commercial buildings.  I live in this area and today I have a day off, so I decided to hop into one of these bars for a lunch.  In fact these bars are full of people at night time for football shows but in day time, they are just like any other ordinary restaurant offering set lunches for the white collars.As far as I notice, their menus rotate almost everyday.  Yesterday I saw Cotoye had a paella set which I wanted to try, but today they switch to another menu.  Anyway, with the money I pay,…
  • Huaiyang Cuisine in Hong Kong

    Anna
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Just found a brand new Huaiyang restaurant in Hong and tried it out. It was a combination of delicacy and yummy food.Dinner at Empire City HuaiyangIf you're not too hungry, but have a lot of time and money to spend, this is an ideal place.  Dishes were delicately presented, in relatively small portion however extremely long delivery time.  Going through their menu, the dishes are quite mild, I mean not too spicy, very close to the taste of Hong Kong Cantonese.Sliced Mushroom (HK$75) 蔬衣麻菇 These two starters took only 5 minutes to get onto our table.  But…
  • Mid Autumn Festival - Hong Kong 2014

    Anna
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    I have a day off today as it is the day after Mid Autumn Festival. In tradition, Chinese celebrate the festival in three phases - Welcoming the Moon (August 14th), Admiring the Moon (August 15th) and Chasing the Moon (August 16th).We used to have holiday on the Festival day, ie. 15th, but somehow the former colonial government said people admire the moon at night, they can still work in the day.  However people sleep late after admiring the moon, the following day became a holiday. And this has been practicing after the handover through now.The Mid Autumn Festival is all about the moon,…
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  • Get Your Dose of Parisian Chic at Chateau Zoobeetle

    Roxanne Wentworth
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Sheung Wan just got a little bit cooler with the arrival of French concept store Chateau Zoobeetle. Founded by three French entrepreneurs, Junior Parado and sisters Elsa Lepeu and Johanna El Iman, the concept is inspired by their love of design, fashion food and travel.... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Coach SS 15 Celebrates the 70′s with Gary Baseman

    Roxanne Wentworth
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:34 pm
    The ’70′s are in. And we don’t just mean a smattering of influences here and there. We are talking bellbottom trousers teamed with killer platforms and yellow toned sunglasses framed by heavy bangs. Coach have nailed the look with their SS... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane in Chai Wan

    Roxanne Wentworth
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Chai Wan just got a bit cooler with fashion and lifestyle space Memory Lane opening their doors. Founded by Maurice Maghanagi of DISTRICT and Made in Paradise respectively, Memory Lane is a ‘first of its kind’ retail space and gallery in... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Asia Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong 2015

    SC
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Get ready art lovers, there’s more to art events happening in March this year than ever.   The Asia Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong which as been running for six year is happening from 13 to 16 March.  The event in... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Head on Down to Sydney For Your Easter Break

    Sidney Koo
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    We know, we just had the CNY holidays in Hong Kong but with the Easter break coming up in less than 2 months, its time to start planning your next trip. The benefits of planning ahead is the massive cost... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
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  • Happy Chinese New Year

    Pannee
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Have a prosperous Year of the Sheep! The post Happy Chinese New Year appeared first on NeonPunch.
  • Magic in the Valley, 28 January & 4 February 2015

    Pannee
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Happy Wednesday is a great place to visit for mid week entertainment.  On 28 January and 4 February, Magic in the Valley features world-class illusionist performing magic tricks, live music, delicious eats and lots of action on the track. Magic in the Valley has lined-up an all star talent on 28 January and 4 February. Come and watch  Avon Lee (who holds the Guinness World Record for the most teleportation illusions in one minute with six) perform his teleportation illusions (28 Jan & 4 Feb) . Magician Jeremy Pei (4 Feb), the youngest magician to win an International Magic…
  • Gucci Reveals its Latest Fragrance, Gucci Première Eau de Toilette

    SC
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    The women’s fragrance is a subtle version of its popular Eau de Parfum edition. Gucci Première Eau de Toilette is a lighter and more delicate scent than the Eau de Parfum editionThe fragrance incorporates notes of radiant flowers and citrus like orange blossom, freesia, jasmine sambac, and Bulgarian rose with muskier notes of leather and patchouli for a feminine and modern fragrance. The scent takes inspiration from the Gucci Première couture collection that debuted four years ago at the Cannes Film Festival and featured luxurious evening gowns specially designed for top…
  • Johnnie Walker Presents The Gentleman’s Wager starring Jude Law

    SC
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:55 pm
    The luxury blended Scotch Whisky brand teams up with Jude Law for a cool short film. In a unique campaign for its Blue Label, Johnnie Walker has teamed up with Hollywood for a short six-minute film starring Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini. The film, The Gentleman’s Wager – directed by British director Jake Scott – revolves around the two men and a wager. Shot in The British Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and London, the story begins with both Law and Giannini sipping the blended scotch whisky on a fine, hand-crafted boat. Looking out across the ocean, Law suddenly announces…
  • Puma Launches New Line of Ultrasize Watches In Hong Kong

    James
    3 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Puma, proving bigger is sometimes better, style-wise. Metal Black Yellow – HK$950 Sports wear maker Puma has followed up its popular ULTRASIZE men’s watches with a new line aptly titled Ultrasize 2.0. The watches features simple elements, including a racing-inspired left-hand crown, modern hour and minute marks and sleek metal dial cases that are all constructed with maximum visual style. The crown is oversized to match the ULTRASIZE 50mm dial; time marks are elevated off the floor of the dial and feature a stylized ‘3’ at 15:00 and signature leaping PUMA cat logo at 12:00 and…
 
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    Hong Kong Travel - What's New?

  • The Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair is This Sunday March 1st, 2015 A Full Day of Lions, Dragons, Dancers, Kung Fu, Drummers, Feasts...

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    This year's celebrations will be on March 1st, 2015 from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm. Highlights: Grand Parade at 11:30 am 18 Lions Dance on Quincuncial Piles at 3:30 pm 500-Feet Luminous Night Dragon Dance Performance at 8:45 pm
  • Asian Film Awards 2015 Nominees Announced!

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
    The Asian Film Awards Ceremony, the "Oscars" of Asia, will take place on March 25, 2015 at the Venetian Theatre in Macau. Nominees for this year's awards have been announced.
  • Coming to Hong Kong this March 2015

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    The Chinese New Year celebrations are winding down but you still have a chance to catch a glimpse of the colorful lantern exhibits throughout and the culmination of the festivities with the Lantern Carnivals on March 5. If you haven't had your fix of colourful festivals, don't miss the Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair. There's much more to go around this month... March features the Hong Kong Sevens, Rugby's premier tournament, Hong Kong's top sports event and colossal party. And in the cultural front, this month welcomes Asia's premier art events, Art Basel Hong Kong, newcomer Art Central, and a…
  • Dragon and Lion Dances are coming!

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    During the Chinese New Year celebrations, Lion and Dragon Dances will be performed just about everywhere, from businesses and office buildings, shopping centers to restaurants and hotels, chances are, you will be able to catch one at some point or another after the New Year.
  • Did You Miss the Parade? You Can Still Check Out the Floats at the Well-Wishing Festival!

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Hong Kong's Well Wishing Festival is very much a part of the Lunar New Year Celebrations and a long-established tradition. Locals will come to Lam Tsuen in the New Territories to wish for good luck for the New Year and it's a great chance for you to get involved in the local colour and flavours of the ongoing festivities. Although not exactly right around the corner, Lam Tsuen can be easily reached with the MTR which brings you nearby the main square where the festivities take place.
 
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