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  • Most marine refuse 'local'

    news.gov.hk - Environment
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A study has found that more than 95% of marine refuse originates from local sources, especially from shoreline and recreational activities.The Inter-departmental Working Group on Clean Shorelines conducted the study between April 2013 and March 2014.It found that over 80% of marine refuse originates from land-based sources, while more than 70%, excluding natural debris, comprises plastic and foam plastic items. Non-local refuse, which was identified with simplified Chinese character labels, accounts for less than 5% of the marine refuse collected.It also showed that marine refuse accounts for…
  • Youth support strengthened

    news.gov.hk - Top Story
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie LamThe dreams and aspirations of young men and women are not always ours. "Seldom ours" is perhaps more appropriate. Loving care and all the protection in the world are not always sufficient. Beyond parental support, our youth have a better chance of blooming, if they can take good advantage of life-planning education and career-guidance counselling.In this connection, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has strengthened support for secondary schools, helping them enhance life-planning education for their students. The Chief Executive announced in his…
  • 33 arrested for parallel trading

    news.gov.hk - Law & Order
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Immigration Department and Police have arrested 33 Mainland visitors, aged 22 to 75, in an anti-illegal employment crackdown in Sheung Shui in the past two days. Sixteen men and 17 women were arrested for breaching their conditions of stay by being involved in suspected parallel goods trading on Ka Fu Close, Po Wan Road, San Wan Road, the area around Shek Wu Hui Jockey Club Playground, Cambridge Plaza and Advanced Technology Centre in Sheung Shui.Officers seized milk powder, nappies, skin-care products, daily necessities, food, mobile phones and other electronic products.A total of 2,144…
  • Another with severe flu dies

    news.gov.hk - Health & Community
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection has announced that from noon yesterday to noon today, one severe adult influenza case was reported. The patient has died.It brings the total number of cases to 633 and 488 deaths.The centre continues to urge people to heighten vigilance and get vaccinated early against seasonal influenza.
  • Gov't to promote reform package

    news.gov.hk - Admin & Civic Affairs
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said today that the Government will launch a large-scale promotional drive for its constitutional development proposal after it is unveiled.Mrs Lam told reporters that the Government will strive to enhance people’s understanding of the proposal, as their views can influence decisions.Principal officials will visit the community to highlight the importance and urgency of constitutional reform.Mrs Lam also urged those holding opposing views not to obstruct the Government’s efforts to reach out to the community and instead, voice their opinions through other…
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  • Youth support strengthened

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie LamThe dreams and aspirations of young men and women are not always ours. "Seldom ours" is perhaps more appropriate. Loving care and all the protection in the world are not always sufficient. Beyond parental support, our youth have a better chance of blooming, if they can take good advantage of life-planning education and career-guidance counselling.In this connection, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has strengthened support for secondary schools, helping them enhance life-planning education for their students. The Chief Executive announced in his…
  • Gov't to promote reform package

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said today that the Government will launch a large-scale promotional drive for its constitutional development proposal after it is unveiled.Mrs Lam told reporters that the Government will strive to enhance people’s understanding of the proposal, as their views can influence decisions.Principal officials will visit the community to highlight the importance and urgency of constitutional reform.Mrs Lam also urged those holding opposing views not to obstruct the Government’s efforts to reach out to the community and instead, voice their opinions through other…
  • Cycling cadets wow crowds

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Cycling is not just about racing from one point to another. For decades, the Civil Aid Service Cadet Corps Bicycle Demonstration Team has shown that performing stunts on wheels can be just as exciting.The group has been delighting audiences with its acrobatics since 1972, and is the only team in Hong Kong that performs using different bikes.For Pinky Lui, the motivation to join the team was to learn to ride a unicycle.“One day I saw a senior riding a unicycle. I thought it would be fun to try it, because not many people know how to ride a unicycle,” she said.A team member for three years,…
  • Basic Law forms legal foundation: SJ

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen said today the Basic Law enshrines within a legal document the important concepts of "one country, two systems", a high degree of autonomy and "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong", and provides a solid foundation for upholding the rule of law.Speaking at the Basic Law quiz & prize presentation ceremony this afternoon, Mr Yuen noted that the Basic Law retains Hong Kong’s common law tradition and protects its people’s rights.He added that the document specifies that the HKSAR enjoys independent criminal prosecution power, judicial power and the…
  • Pan-dems urged to listen to public

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen today said the Government will enhance its efforts to promote constitutional development and encourage people to express their views in support of universal suffrage in 2017, to help garner pan-democratic lawmakers’ support. Mr Yuen told reporters that legislators represent the Hong Kong people in the legislature, so they should vote in accordance with the community’s wishes. The justice chief also said the Government’s political reform proposal has outlined the electoral methods for the Chief Executive in 2017 and beyond, while the Basic Law states…
 
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  • 33 arrested for parallel trading

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Immigration Department and Police have arrested 33 Mainland visitors, aged 22 to 75, in an anti-illegal employment crackdown in Sheung Shui in the past two days. Sixteen men and 17 women were arrested for breaching their conditions of stay by being involved in suspected parallel goods trading on Ka Fu Close, Po Wan Road, San Wan Road, the area around Shek Wu Hui Jockey Club Playground, Cambridge Plaza and Advanced Technology Centre in Sheung Shui.Officers seized milk powder, nappies, skin-care products, daily necessities, food, mobile phones and other electronic products.A total of 2,144…
  • Illicit cigarettes seized

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers seized 1.8 million illicit cigarettes from two containers at Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal Customs Cargo Examination Compound yesterday.The haul was valued at $4.9 million with a duty potential of $3.5 million.Officers inspected the containers, declared to contain electronic parts and LED lights, from an arriving river trade vessel.The cigarettes were found mix-loaded with general goods.
  • Marine Police expo to open

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Marine Police will hold an exhibition in Cheung Chau to celebrate the Hong Kong Police Force’s 170th anniversary.A Police launch will be open to the public at Cheung Chau Public Pier, allowing people to see officers' equipment and working environment.Cheung Chau Police Station will have display panels, photos and game booths showing Marine Police work.There will also be parades of officers dressed in marine police uniforms from different eras.The exhibition will be held from April 17 to 19 and April 24 to 26.
  • Migrant committee members appointed

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Government has announced that Chong Man-keung and Hung Keung will join the Advisory Committee on Admission of Quality Migrants & Professionals from today.Their terms will run to June 30, 2016.The committee advises the Director of Immigration on applications received under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme and the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents & Professionals.
  • Immigration officer commended

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Senior Immigration Assistant Choi Fung-hau has been elected Hong Kong's most courteous immigration control officer.Director of Immigration Chan Kwok-ki and Tourism Board Deputy Executive Director Becky Ip today presented awards and souvenirs to officer Choi.The Most Courteous Immigration Control Officers Election has been held annually since 1996 to promote frontline officers' sincerity and courtesy while exercising effective immigration control, Mr Chan said.He encouraged frontline officers to continue to provide efficient and courteous services to travellers and leave visitors with a good…
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    news.gov.hk - Health & Community

  • Another with severe flu dies

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection has announced that from noon yesterday to noon today, one severe adult influenza case was reported. The patient has died.It brings the total number of cases to 633 and 488 deaths.The centre continues to urge people to heighten vigilance and get vaccinated early against seasonal influenza.
  • Cycling cadets wow crowds

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Cycling is not just about racing from one point to another. For decades, the Civil Aid Service Cadet Corps Bicycle Demonstration Team has shown that performing stunts on wheels can be just as exciting.The group has been delighting audiences with its acrobatics since 1972, and is the only team in Hong Kong that performs using different bikes.For Pinky Lui, the motivation to join the team was to learn to ride a unicycle.“One day I saw a senior riding a unicycle. I thought it would be fun to try it, because not many people know how to ride a unicycle,” she said.A team member for three years,…
  • No new severe flu cases

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection has announced that from noon yesterday to noon today there were no new severe adult influenza cases reported.The total number of cases remains at 632 and 487 deaths.The centre again urged people to heighten vigilance and get vaccinated early against seasonal influenza.
  • 36 youths commended

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Thirty-six young people were commended for their outstanding achievements in personal development, leadership and social services at an award presentation ceremony today.They are the winners of an outstanding commendation scheme organised by the Home Affairs Bureau and the Commission on Youth.Addressing the ceremony, Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said the commission advocates a culture of multi-faceted excellence and promotes the concept that every trade has its masters to cope with the needs of the community.He added that the scheme encourages young people to find their own…
  • Batch of raisins recalled

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Food Safety today urged the public not to eat a batch of prepacked raisins, as the product may contain excessive sulphur dioxide.The product, Nature's Choice Raisins Golden Jumbo, is distributed by the Natural Tea Company (HK) and the affected batch has a best before date of September 30, 2015.The centre took a sample of the product from a supermarket in Tuen Mun for testing and found it contained sulphur dioxide at a level of 2,900 ppm, exceeding the legal limit of 1,500 ppm.The centre has instructed the vendor to stop selling the affected batch of the product and recall it.
 
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    news.gov.hk - Admin & Civic Affairs

  • Gov't to promote reform package

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said today that the Government will launch a large-scale promotional drive for its constitutional development proposal after it is unveiled.Mrs Lam told reporters that the Government will strive to enhance people’s understanding of the proposal, as their views can influence decisions.Principal officials will visit the community to highlight the importance and urgency of constitutional reform.Mrs Lam also urged those holding opposing views not to obstruct the Government’s efforts to reach out to the community and instead, voice their opinions through other…
  • Basic Law forms legal foundation: SJ

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen said today the Basic Law enshrines within a legal document the important concepts of "one country, two systems", a high degree of autonomy and "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong", and provides a solid foundation for upholding the rule of law.Speaking at the Basic Law quiz & prize presentation ceremony this afternoon, Mr Yuen noted that the Basic Law retains Hong Kong’s common law tradition and protects its people’s rights.He added that the document specifies that the HKSAR enjoys independent criminal prosecution power, judicial power and the…
  • Pan-dems urged to listen to public

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen today said the Government will enhance its efforts to promote constitutional development and encourage people to express their views in support of universal suffrage in 2017, to help garner pan-democratic lawmakers’ support. Mr Yuen told reporters that legislators represent the Hong Kong people in the legislature, so they should vote in accordance with the community’s wishes. The justice chief also said the Government’s political reform proposal has outlined the electoral methods for the Chief Executive in 2017 and beyond, while the Basic Law states…
  • CE nomination threshold lowered

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam has said the Government’s political reform proposal - to be announced in the Legislative Council on Wednesday - aims to lower the entrance threshold for Chief Executive candidates, to allow for more people to enter the election.Mr Tam told reporters today that the proposed threshold would be lower than the existing Election Committee’s 150 nomination requirement, but would not be lowered to a very large extent, to maintain the “orderly conduct” of the election.He added that the reform proposal will seek to codify the…
  • No compromise on NPCSC decision

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    There is no room for the National People's Congress Standing Committee's August decision to be retracted, revised or reversed. The decision will be upheld and will lay down the framework for the Government's reform proposal to be released shortly, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has said.Mrs Lam told reporters today that she will be holding short meetings with lawmakers over the next few days about the reform package, but advised them not to expect compromises or changes to the NPCSC's decision made on August 31 last year.The Chief Secretary added that she would urge legislators to take public…
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    news.gov.hk - On The Record

  • Youth support strengthened

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie LamThe dreams and aspirations of young men and women are not always ours. "Seldom ours" is perhaps more appropriate. Loving care and all the protection in the world are not always sufficient. Beyond parental support, our youth have a better chance of blooming, if they can take good advantage of life-planning education and career-guidance counselling.In this connection, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has strengthened support for secondary schools, helping them enhance life-planning education for their students. The Chief Executive announced in his…
  • HK taps IoT's benefits

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory SoWe are now living in a smart world full of connections of devices and systems which "talk" to each other. The Internet of Things, or IoT, enables communication of different devices across the Internet to produce useful data which help make our life better. According to a recent survey, there will be 25 billion connected things by 2020, and sensor data will make up 40% of all data created.Indeed, IoT applications are burgeoning everywhere. For example, tiny nano-sensors that are part of smart dust can be sprayed on a surface to…
  • Closer financial ties with Mainland

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John TsangHong Kong is Asia's regional banking centre. At last count, more than 200 banking institutions are operating here, most of them, probably all of them profitably, including 71 of the top 100 banks. And, in the latest Global Financial Centres Index, out last month, Hong Kong remained third, behind only New York and London, among nearly 100 global financial centres.There are plenty of bankable reasons why Hong Kong has long been one of the world's leading financial capitals. Certainly, maintaining that fine balance between financial stability and market development…
  • Gov't keen to foster innovation, technology

    12 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John TsangIt is indeed my great pleasure to join you all today for the opening ceremony of the joint summit on innovation and technology industry in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. My thanks to the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineers for organising this seminal, two-day event. My thanks, as well, to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for being such a gracious and efficient host."If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got." You have to admire Albert Einstein's way with words. Indeed, I…
  • New runway key to competitiveness

    19 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Transport & Housing Prof Anthony CheungOver the past decade, passenger number and cargo tonnage at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) have respectively increased by 8% and 5% on average per year. The number of flight movements has risen 65% to 391,000 last year.Each day about 1,100 flights fly to and from some 180 destinations worldwide, including Mainland cities, making Hong Kong one of the world’s global and regional aviation hubs and contributing immensely to our trade, logistics and tourism industries.However, the current two-runway system can only allow for a…
 
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  • 33 arrested for parallel trading

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    <br>The Immigration Department and Police have arrested 33 Mainland visitors, aged 22 to 75, in an anti-illegal employment crackdown in Sheung Shui in the past two days.? <br>? ...
  • Cycling cadets wow crowds

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:24 am
    Voiceover: <br>Cycling is not just about getting from one point to another as fast as possible. Performing stunts on two wheels can be just as exciting. <br>Civil Aid Service Cadet Corps ...
  • Hong Kong June CPI climbs to 5.6 pct on rising rents and pork prices

    18 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Hong Kong's Consumer Price Index (CPI) in June climbed to 5.6 percent from a year ago, higher than the 5.2 percent rise in May, mainly due to the enlarged increases in private housing rentals, ...
  • Basic Law forms legal foundation SJ

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    <br>Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen said today the Basic Law enshrines within a legal document the important concepts of "one country, two systems", a high degree of autonomy and ...
  • CE nomination threshold lowered

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    <br>Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam has said the Government's political reform proposal - to be announced in the Legislative Council on Wednesday - aims to ...
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  • Hong Kong Stocks a Seller's Market With $3.4 Billion Offloaded - Bloomberg

    19 Apr 2015 | 11:09 am
    BloombergHong Kong Stocks a Seller's Market With $3.4 Billion OffloadedBloombergInvestors led by Hony Capital sold $3.4 billion of Hong Kong stock through secondary offerings in April, already the highest monthly tally in 1 1/2 years, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Hony, a Chinese private-equity firm, raised $1.3 billion Friday ...Beijing's bid to rein in speculators could hit Hong Kong stock marketSouth China Morning Post (subscription)Shanghai-Hong Kong Connect: Investment Doors Opening To The Chinese MaInvesting.comUniversity of Hong Kong to force students to spend time in…
  • Tough balancing act for Hong Kong's five 'super seat' lawmakers - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Tough balancing act for Hong Kong's five 'super seat' lawmakersSouth China Morning Post (subscription)"One in eight voters in Hong Kong cast a vote for me. But at the same time, the voters in my district council constituency should always come first because I wouldn't be able to run for a super seat if I wasn't first elected to the district council Man 'pretending to be doctor carried out medical check-up on Hong Kong The Rakyat Postall 5 news articles »
  • Hau Chi-keung: Hong Kong's straight-talking but controversial rural leader - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Hau Chi-keung: Hong Kong's straight-talking but controversial rural leaderSouth China Morning Post (subscription)Apart from being a man with land, property and businesses both in Hong Kong and on the mainland, Hau has also been village leader of Ho Sheung Heung since 1999 and chairman of the Sheung Shui Rural Committee since 2007. But contrary to public ...Limiting visitors met with survey approvalHong Kong Standardall 2 news articles »
  • Hong Kong finance chief warns of stock market fluctuation after rally - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Hong Kong finance chief warns of stock market fluctuation after rallySouth China Morning Post (subscription)Hong Kong stock market is "very likely" to slip at its opening on Monday, Hong Kong's finance chief predicted today, as he warned of the possibility of large market fluctuations in the near future. John Tsang Chun-wah called on investors to remain
  • Hong Kong Film Awards: 'The Golden Era' Leads With Five Wins - Hollywood Reporter

    19 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    Hollywood ReporterHong Kong Film Awards: 'The Golden Era' Leads With Five WinsHollywood ReporterThe Golden Era dominated the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards with five wins, including best film, best director, best cinematography and best art direction. It was the fifth time The Golden Era's helmer Ann Hui won the best director award, after A Simple 'The Golden Era' is big winner at Hong Kong 'Oscars'South China Morning Post (subscription)'The Golden Era' Wins at Hong Kong Film AwardsWall Street Journal (blog)'The Golden Era' tops Hong Kong Film…
 
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  • Most Singaporeans would consider leaving to work overseas.

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Singapore has the most globally-mobile workforce in Asia, with 97 per cent of current jobseekers admitting they would consider leaving Singapore to work overseas. In the poll by recruiting experts Hays, 85 per cent would leave for better job opportunities, career development or exposure, while 12 per cent would leave for lifestyle factors.
  • Hong Kong's chief executive says confident in constitutional reform proposal

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:36 am
    Leung said it is in line with the Basic Law, the National People's Congress Standing Committee decisions and Hong Kong people's aspiration for democracy. Speaking to reporters before an Executive Council meeting on Tuesday morning, Leung said the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government would submit the reform package to the Hong Kong Legislative Council when it is ready, and that the community and lawmakers could have an in-depth discussion on it.
  • Expression of Human Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor on Vascular...

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:36 pm
    From MRC Centre for Transplantation, King's College London, Guy's Hospital, London, UK ; Thrombosis Research Institute, London, UK ; Department of Imaging, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK ; Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China ; Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of University of South China, Hengyang, China ; Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang…
  • Hong Kong political reform support levels differ markedly in six different surveys

    12 Apr 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Pollsters say a 20 percentage point difference in six surveys could be due to the wording of the questions, polling methods and the timing Robert Chung says the government should follow guidelines set by the World Association for Public Opinion Research to disclose survey details. The discrepancy in support ratings for the 2017 chief executive election reform proposal in recent surveys could be as large as 20 percentage points, with pollsters attributing the variations to the wording of the questions, polling methods and survey timing.
  • Potential to learn from SME landscape in Hong Kong, Korea: Teo Ser Luck

    10 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck led an SME Workgroup delegation on a study mission to Hong Kong and Korea from Apr 7 to Apr 10 to further understand their innovation-related policies. SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck has said there is much that Singapore can learn from the competitive small and medium enterprise landscapes of Hong Kong and Korea.
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  • Boy Story . Reborn revives dance classic

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Local dance company Unlock Dancing Plaza will stage Boy Story . Reborn in May, its new production featuring young men of two generations coming together to revive a classic, and subvert the present moment.First staged in 1996 by six male dancers, Boy Story explores the male's anxiety towards self-positioning, integrated with the local community's reservations about the handover of Hong Kong in the run-up to 1997.Nineteen years later, the original cast from Malaysia and Taiwan with Unlock Dancing Plaza's artistic director Ong Yong Lock, and the dancers from the premiere, are reunited to revive…
  • HK culture expo to be held

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will host the "Bring Me Home - the Story of Hong Kong Culture, Art & Design" exhibition at the Heritage Museum from tomorrow.Running until May 31, it features local designers' souvenir creations inspired by museum collections and collective memories of Hong Kong people.The exhibition will give visitors a greater insight into museums and their collections.Click here for details.
  • Beckett play Endgame to re-run in June

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Alice Theatre Laboratory will re-run in June Samuel Beckett's play Endgame, regarded as a milestone in the evolution of Western theatre at the crossroads of modernism and postmodernism.Endgame depicts the life of four people who survived a catastrophe and are stranded in a cellar: one is blind and incapable of walking; one is able to stagger but unable to sit down; and a couple without feet live in two ash-bins.Andrew Chan, winner of Best Director at the Hong Kong Drama Awards and Hong Kong Theatre Libre, directs the play. The cast includes Pak Yiu-charn, Leung Chi-chung, Kan Lap-keung and…
  • Multimedia dance shows to be held

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will present the Dance x Multimedia series from June to August, comprising programmes that cross from dance to multimedia with productions from Australia, the UK and the US.The Stalker Theatre Company from Australia will present Encoded, an aerial dance that uses the latest interactive technologies to build a projected digital environment.The show will be staged at 8pm on June 5 and 6 at Kwai Tsing Theatre.Tom Dale Company from UK will present Refugees of the Septic Heart at 8pm on June 19 and 20, and 3pm on June 21 at City Hall.The second…
  • Opera festival set for June

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will present the Chinese Opera Festival 2015 from June 19 to August 2.It will showcase nine Chinese opera programmes including Peking opera, Kunqu opera, Cantonese opera and Su opera.A special feature of this year's festival is the Mulian series, including Fujian Quanzhou Dacheng opera, Hunan Qi opera and Anhui Qimen Mulian opera.Arts appreciation activities including artist talks, film screenings and exhibitions will also be held.  Tickets will be available from tomorrow at URBTIX. Click here for details.
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  • Composite interest rate dips to 0.33%

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The composite interest rate slipped to 0.33% at the end of March from 0.36% at the end of February.The Monetary Authority said the drop reflected decreases in the weighted funding cost for both deposits and interbank funds.The composite interest rate is a measure of the average cost of funds of banks.
  • Tax amendment bill to be tabled

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2015, which aims to implement concessionary revenue measures proposed in the 2015-16 Budget, was gazetted today and will be tabled at the Legislative Council on April 29.The measures include increasing the basic and additional child allowances under the salaries tax and tax under personal assessment from $70,000 to $100,000; and reducing salaries tax, tax under personal assessment and profits tax for the 2014-15 assessment year by 75%, subject to a ceiling of $20,000 per case.Subject to LegCo passing the legislation, the proposals for increasing the basic…
  • InvestHK associate director named

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Invest Hong Kong has announced that Tourism & Hospitality Team Head Jimmy Chiang will succeed Andrew Davis as Associate Director-General from today.Mr Chiang will oversee the department's investment promotion strategies in the areas of creative industries, consumer products, transport & industrial, tourism & hospitality, and business & professional services.Director-General of Investment Promotion Simon Galpin noted that Mr Chiang has accumulated valuable experience since joining the department in 2003.He also thanked Mr Davis for his tremendous contribution to InvestHK during…
  • Alert issued on bogus website

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Monetary Authority has issued an alert on a fraudulent website advertised in an email message which purports to be sent from the Hang Seng Bank.The email asks customers to connect to a website through an embedded hyperlink and provide their personal data, such as Internet banking logon user names and passwords.The bank has clarified it has not sent the emails and has no connection with the website.Anyone who has provided personal information to the website, or conducted any financial transactions through it, should contact the bank on 2822 0203 and Police on 2860 5012.
  • New mall still feasible

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So believes the "one trip per week" policy will not affect the development of the boundary shopping centre near Lok Ma Chau.Mr So today told reporters the "one trip per week" measure is to deal with parallel trading only, while this project focuses on increasing Hong Kong's capacity to receive tourists and giving them shopping opportunities.He said this mode of operation may extendable to other places to further increase tourist capacity.
 
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  • Paul Tang visits EPD

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for the Civil Service Paul Tang visited the Environmental Protection Department today to learn more about its work.Mr Tang met with Permanent Secretary for the Environment/Director of Environmental Protection Anissa Wong and heard that her department is committed to increasing public awareness on environmental protection, energy, conservation and sustainable development.He also visited the Sludge Treatment Facility at Nim Wan, Tuen Mun, which converts thermal energy generated from sludge incineration to electricity by the power generation plant for internal consumption.He encouraged…
  • Most marine refuse 'local'

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A study has found that more than 95% of marine refuse originates from local sources, especially from shoreline and recreational activities.The Inter-departmental Working Group on Clean Shorelines conducted the study between April 2013 and March 2014.It found that over 80% of marine refuse originates from land-based sources, while more than 70%, excluding natural debris, comprises plastic and foam plastic items. Non-local refuse, which was identified with simplified Chinese character labels, accounts for less than 5% of the marine refuse collected.It also showed that marine refuse accounts for…
  • Vessel fuel switch endorsed

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Legislative Council approved the Air Pollution Control (Ocean Going Vessels) (Fuel at Berth) Regulation today, which will take effect on July 1.The regulation requires ocean-going vessels to use clean fuels while berthing in Hong Kong to improve air quality.Compliant fuels required by the regulation are low-sulphur marine fuel (sulphur content not exceeding 0.5%), liquefied natural gas and any other fuels approved by the Director of Environmental Protection.It prohibits ocean-going vessels from using any fuel other than compliant fuel while at berth in Hong Kong, except during the first…
  • Districts join plea to reduce waste

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    About 200 representatives from the District Councils, local community organisations and green groups attended the "Go Green Waste Less" Summit today.The summit, jointly held by the Environmental Campaign Committee and the Environmental Protection Department, provided a platform for participants to share their experience in mobilising the community to practise green living.Officiating at the summit, Acting Chief Executive Carrie Lam said protecting the environment is an essential element in Hong Kong's sustainable development, while public participation and support are indispensable in…
  • 18 plastic bag warnings issued

    8 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A total of 18 verbal warnings have been issued to retailers in the first eight days after plastic shopping bag charging was fully implemented, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong said today.He told reporters the warnings mainly concerned providing free plastic bags for food already in sealed packaging, or for non-foodstuffs.In one case, a shopkeeper mistakenly believed that the bags provided were not made of plastic. In another case, a shop was giving customers a rebate for the cost of the bag.Mr Wong said the one-month grace period should be enough for people to become familiar with the…
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    Gregory 河國榮
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 《天堂之後》 (Beyond P… 《天堂之後》 (Beyond Paradise) 不得了!好好睇 仲好榮幸同鄭君熾先生(我男神),河國榮先生,温卓妍小姐等一起拍照! 希望佢哋可以睇我哋musical!!!!!!!! gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
  • Instagram: 我們 # 之 # # 已經遷入香…

    Gregory 河國榮
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 我們 # 之 # # 已經遷入香… 我們 # 之 # # 已經遷入香港大會堂。今天整天做化妝、戲服彩排。 Family # 's original stage musical Paradise # has already moved into the theatre at Hong Kong City Hall in Central. Today will be a full day rehearsal with makeup, costume, everything :-) gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
  • Instagram: 今天可能是最後一次來瑞士咖啡室這…

    Gregory 河國榮
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 今天可能是最後一次來瑞士咖啡室這… 今天可能是最後一次來瑞士咖啡室這裏。我們 # 演的 # 明天正式搬入中環大會堂。再見瑞士咖啡室。This might be the last day that I visit this HK cafe. Our play "Beyond Paradise" moves into Hong Kong City Hall tomorrow. gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
  • Instagram: 別人放假但我們 # 幕前幕後的人…

    Gregory 河國榮
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 別人放假但我們 # 幕前幕後的人… 別人放假但我們 # 幕前幕後的人仍然要彩排。到公演只有兩個星期。 Most people are on holiday but the crew n cast of "Beyond Paradise" are busy rehearsing. Only two weeks 'til opening. # # # gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
  • Instagram: 我們 # 原創 # # 彩排放飯…

    Gregory 河國榮
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:43 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 我們 # 原創 # # 彩排放飯… 我們 # 原創 # # 彩排放飯。天天彩排,到正式演出的時間只有十幾天。公演期為四月17、18、19日,中環大會堂。票已經賣了七成。我的角色很特別,更不是以往的警察、上頭、等等。希望大家有機會來看看。 # @Jenus_Ho, @Jarita_Wan, @ckwgg, @麥早霖_Starry_Mark_(蜜棗棗), @演戲家族, @Jordan_Chen_鄭君熾, @mandy_yiu gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
 
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  • 2015 Rugby Sevens—Sat., 28/3

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
      More here.
  • Landed (Global) in Tokyo

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Just back from an excellent week in Tokyo that kicked off on Thursday evening with a presentation to the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan about the Ten Things You Need to Know Before Buying Property Across International Borders. Thank you to Emil Gorgees and to the ANZCCJ’s Kitaoka-san  and Sakaue-san for organizing the event. On Monday, October 20, I joined a panel discussion about the construction quality of Japanese homes. The event was hosted by the Urban Land Institute and moderated by John Mader of Lend Lease (behind lectern). The panel included Richard Koo…
  • Presentations

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    On Tuesday, I spoke on a panel discussion about buying property in the United States organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. The event, which  featured Jennifer Anderson from KPMG and Sam Van Horebeek from East-West Property Advisors, drew a full house. You can listen to my presentation and read a transcript here. On October 16, I will be in Tokyo making a presentation to the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce about buying property across international borders.  Full details and registration here. I will be making another presentation during my Tokyo trip.
  • Landed Global in the Financial Times

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:11 pm
    I have written a three-part series for the Financial Times about buying property across international borders. You can read the first installment here.
  • Canadian Social Insurance Number

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    I obtained a Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) for my son today in Ottawa. Along the way, I learned a few things that could be helpful for parents in a similar situation. First, a little background. I have lived outside Canada for more than two decades and my son was born outside Canada. He needs a SIN to apply to attend a Canadian university. I called the Canadian government hotline (1 800 OCanada) and was told that I could apply for my son’s SIN without my son being present. That’s true. What the helpful lady on the phone didn’t tell me is that because I have been out…
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  • Spotify Connectjust because we can

    Chris
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    In the fine tradition of technology that is “designed” to do random things for no good reason at all.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Spotify Connect – playing music on another device.  Why would I want my mobile phone to start playing music from my computer?  It’s not big, it’s not clever and please stop it.
  • 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…
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  • just saying

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:57 pm
    The "I was in fear for my life" is so often used to justify police officers shooting fleeing suspects, most of them unarmed, that it would be laughable if not for the fact that the suspects aren't alive to provide a rebuttal. No charges are expected in the most recent shooting in Tulsa, where the suspect died after being immediate denied medical assistance and told "fuck your breath" as he desperately asked for help. In fact no investigation is being undertaken because the black man clearly "shouldn't have fucking…
  • big whoop

    12 Apr 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Actually, the mother of all irony would be if the kids were autistic, but I see what you were trying to say there.
  • constant comment

    7 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    SB's guitar skills are much improved to my surprise. Only a year ago I was struggling to identify nursery songs that he was playing and now he regularly entertains with folk songs. We're not at the point that he carries his guitar with him to get-togethers but he isn't too shy to borrow another, better player's guitar and play one or two tunes. Recently while having drinks after a lacrosse match at the local pub, where the manager warmly refers to the loud group of American men as douchbags, SB serenaded our friend Matt with Guns N' Roses' Patience. Matt enjoyed the song up until SB changed…
  • rejoice

    4 Apr 2015 | 11:14 pm
    SB, not a morning person, had to ascertain with me that today was Easter. "What are we going to do today?" he asked me. My response was that we were going to celebrate this fine day by lurking in the air conditioned splendor of the apartment and hide from the sun due to my flaming red skin color. Yesterday was a very bright and sunny day, the first of the year that I can recall, and my sunblock did not last for the two hours that I was out with my dragonboat group. And then I went on a hike with SB and the dogs.And this is how I have managed to trap myself at home watching SB watch The Life…
  • freebies

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Google Earth Pro is now free!!! You're welcome.
 
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  • Liverpool Fans Desperate for Success after 25 Years of Heartbreak

    16 Apr 2015 | 12:59 am
                                    ...and please send Luis Suarez back
  • Tuen Mun Grandad Swaps Erhu for Break-dancing

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    They used to do the locomotionDo the jerk and the twistBut there just ain't never beenNothing like this
  • Malaysian Premier Says Draconian Sedition Laws Only Way to Achieve Harmony

    9 Apr 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Harmony is the Malaysian way. It is as Malaysian as the Proton Saga
  • Review of Concert by Choir of St John's College Cambridge

    3 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    When I was up at Oxford, it used to be said that you could walk from there to Cambridge on land owned by either St John's College, Oxford, or St John's College, Cambridge.Whatever might be the truth of that, the fact remains that the Fenland Poly version has always had a very good choir, overshadowed by their counterpart at King's College more perhaps because the latter operates from a striking chapel on the banks of the river and spawned a famous a capella group called the King's Singers than for purely musical reasons. According to its be-crutched (had he fallen foul of Hong Kong's…
  • Hong Kong No Place for Jubilation Says Jockey Club

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Since introducing a 9-race card with silly names on the last day of the 2012-13 season - when most people would probably be too frazzled to notice them - the Hong Kong Jockey Club has been busy trying to find a suitable slot for its bizarre brainchild. (I should explain that most Wednesday evening meetings at Happy Valley consist of only eight events).Unusually for Hong Kong, where every self-respecting business - from perfume company Sasa, through elevator company Chevalier to car companies BMW and Mercedes - not to mention university alumni association (think HKU and CUHK) and members' club…
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    Fragments

  • Whatever hope is yours

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    Courage was mine, and I had mysteryWisdom was mine, and I had masteryFrom Wilfred Owen, Strange Meeting (1918)I thought of these words this morning as I cycled past the University of Melbourne campus – something about the open bay windows of the well-appointed Victorian buildings of whatever Faculty it was reminded me very strongly of Glasgow and my first year there as an undergraduate (shown above, the School of Law). The poem is about war and the pity of war, but those lines are about the power of youth, if you can only grasp it.I didn’t get the most out of university by any stretch –…
  • The really useful crew

    8 Mar 2015 | 4:19 am
    When I first saw this video cruelly skewering the pretensions of underpass Goths, I was of course tempted to react with amused contempt. I hate Goths; who doesn't? People used to accuse me of being a Goth and I loathed that. Those po-faced, self-important, whey-faced losers! The style has remained amazingly unchanged for the last 30 years: the I-feel-so-sorry-for-myself pout, the over-egged black-is-how-I-feel-on-the-inside melodrama, the black lipstick, the stack heels ... Particularly in this clip, despite some decidedly non-canon outfits (neon? White?), the self-importance is quite…
  • 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…
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    hkob: hong kong or bust!

  • Their question now is actually: how will one receive selected biochemical elements in his system?

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    Anybody whom claims in which size are unimportant is actually usually your loser that cannot understand that you CAN reach your penis larger. In fact, much concerning developments in the reported subject posses taken destination in the final few months and also ages. Truth be told there had been a event when your opportunity concerning growing your size of your own male organ is exclusively your pipe fantasy. However, being a result of the cutting advantage findings in health relevant control, this dream is becoming a proper possibility. You are in a position to make the penis larger in your…
  • 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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    Asia Sentinel

  • The Final Hours of the Khmer Republic

    Asia Sentinel
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    The post The Final Hours of the Khmer Republic appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Koh Samui Bombing Points to Confusion Under Junta

    Our Correspondent
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:10 am
    The authoritarian posture of Thailand’s military regime led by General-turned-Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is obvious enough, going further than its numerous predecessors in muzzling the media and suppressing opponents. The military and police are also more in daily evidence. Yet it is still just a thin and potentially brittle crust over a society that is factionalized […] The post Koh Samui Bombing Points to Confusion Under Junta appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Book Review: Hump Pilot

    Asia Sentinel
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
    Starting in 1942, Ned Thomas, then a young US Army second lieutenant, and his peers winged skyward from their base in northeast India to hoist multiple tons of war material over the Himalayas to land in and provision Chongqing, the headquarters of Chiang Kai-shek’s Chinese Nationalists, tying down Japanese forces in what became known as […] The post Book Review: Hump Pilot appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Book Review: In Manchuria

    Asia Sentinel
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:40 am
    The head of the chicken that is the map of China is more or less in the place that we would call Manchuria. Dongbei (the Northeast) as it’s more commonly known now is bitterly cold in winter, desolate, and pocked by mines and heavy industry. For this book, Mike Meyer parks himself in a lonely […] The post Book Review: In Manchuria appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • The ‘Greening’ of Mahathir Mohamad

    John Berthelsen
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    The post The ‘Greening’ of Mahathir Mohamad appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
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  • Accessorize’s Live The Moment Spring 2015 Collection

    Sidney Koo
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Spring is in the air at Accessorize. Sorbet notes features strongly in this fairy tale fantasy with a dustings of of vanilla sprinkles. Playful and fun, there’s lots of opportunity to layer with decorative and sheer fabric and transparent PVCs. There’s PU... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • What’s in Arianna Huffington’s Wardrobe

    Sidney Koo
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Arianna Huffington is the co-founder of the very famous Pulitzer Prize winning Huffington Post that everyone has heard about unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade. The site gets three-billion monthly page views (amazing!). She has since sold... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • The Fendi Silvana Mangano Boston Bag

    SC
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Fendi‘s version of its Boston bag, is inspired by Italian actress Silvana Mangano,  a long-time Fendi customer.  Silvana Mangano is one of Italy’s most famous and acclaimed Italian actresses. Born in Rome in 1930 to an English ballet dancer and her... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Hotel Rooms: Hotel Luna In Vigan, Philippines

    SC
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Phillipines’ coastal city of Vigan is known for its cultural richness and to add to this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s charm is the newly opened Hotel Luna. As the only museum hotel in the country, the refurbished and restored Hotel... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Maison Margiela F/W 15

    Roxanne Wentworth
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:31 pm
    It hasn’t taken long for John Galliano to find his feet as Creative Director at Maison Margiela. The latest AW 15 show was testament to this. Having found a middle ground between the extroverted Galliano woman and the fashionable Margiela customer,... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
 
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    Hong Kong Travel - What's New?

  • Coming up this Sunday - The 34th Hong Kong Film Award Ceremony - April 19, 2015

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    On its 34th year, the Annual Hong Kong Film Award Ceremony is the Oscars of Hong Kong. Like the Academy Awards, it recognizes achievements in filmmaking and is open to Hong Kong Films longer than one hour that were released in Hong Kong within the previous calendar year. It is a star-studded affair with prominent local celebrities that make an appearance at this most prestigious red carpet event. When? Sunday April 19, 2015 - 7:30 pm Where? Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.
  • Tomb Sweeping Day or Qin Ming Festival is this Weekend

    4 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Tomb-Sweeping Day is this weekend, this is the day reserved specially to pay respects to one's ancestors. On this day, cemeteries accross the land will be crowded with thousands of worshipers carrying incense sticks and offerings of paper money, fruits, foodstuffs and wine.
  • No tickets for the Sevens? Join in the Hong Kong Sevens Official Fans Party

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    More than Rugby action at this mega party, which this year features besides the huge TV screens where all games will be telecast live, lots of food and drink options, DJs, samba performances, after match parties AND appearance by the Village People, remember YMCA? yes, THAT Village People on Saturday during the Evening sesion. When? All three days of the event Friday March 27, 2015 - 5:30pm to 11:00pm Saturday and Sunday March 28 and 29, 2015 - 8:30am to 11:00pm Where? The Hong Kong Observation Wheel in the Harbourfront How Much? Several packages, Evening Pass from HK 388, One-Day Pass HK…
  • Coming to Hong Kong this April 2015

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Ching Ming Festival, on April 5, 2015 gives you a unique look into Hong Kong's ancient traditions, and soon thereafter in total contrast, the Hong Kong Electronics Fair is a window into Hong Kong's innovation powerhouse. In the cultural scene, this month features the Hong Kong Film Awards, the Oscars of Hong Kong, as the Hong Kong Film Festival comes to a close. Also note that Easter holidays are public holidays observed in Hong Kong, this year will be from April 3-7, 2015
  • The Hong Kong Sevens are this Weekend!

    22 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    When? March 27 - 29, 2015 Where? Tournament is held at Hong Kong Stadium, but as expected tickets are sold out. There will be giant screens and party tents at the Central Promenade, more partying at Lan Kwai Fong, Soho and Wanchai.
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