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  • 98% of sushi, sashimi passes test

    news.gov.hk - Health & Community
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ninety-eight per cent of sushi and sashimi samples have passed a Centre for Food Safety test.The centre checked the microbiological quality of 197 sushi and sashimi samples from licensed restaurants and retail outlets from July to October last year, and only four failed the test.They were samples of sea urchin sashimi, prawn sashimi, salmon sashimi and salmon roe sushi. Although they failed the inspection they posed no health threat.The study also checked whether there was adequate vinegar in the rice portion of the sushi samples, as acidifying rice to a pH value of 4.6 or below is known to…
  • 4 arrested for smuggling

    news.gov.hk - Top Story
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers have arrested four men after finding, for the first time, goods smuggled in altered fuel tanks and battery cases on lorries.Officers found 432 smartphones and about 50kg of silver beads in seven packs concealed in a false compartment inside a lorry's fuel tank at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday.The seizure value amounted to about $360,000. The 48-year-old male driver was arrested.Officers then searched a shed in Tai Po and seized goods totalling $4.43 million, including smartphones, silver bars and beads, smartphone screens and memory cards. Two men aged 35 and 36 were…
  • 4 arrested for smuggling

    news.gov.hk - Law & Order
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers have arrested four men after finding, for the first time, goods smuggled in altered fuel tanks and battery cases on lorries.Officers found 432 smartphones and about 50kg of silver beads in seven packs concealed in a false compartment inside a lorry's fuel tank at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday.The seizure value amounted to about $360,000. The 48-year-old male driver was arrested.Officers then searched a shed in Tai Po and seized goods totalling $4.43 million, including smartphones, silver bars and beads, smartphone screens and memory cards. Two men aged 35 and 36 were…
  • Case tests negative for MERS

    news.gov.hk - Health & Community
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection recorded one suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome case from noon yesterday to noon today.It tested negative for the MERS virus in preliminary testing.The centre urges people to pay special attention to safety during travel and consider health risks in the places they visit.Non-essential travel to Korea and contact with sick people or animals in places at risk for MERS should be avoided.
  • Gov't exams set for Oct

    news.gov.hk - Admin & Civic Affairs
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The civil service Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) and Basic Law Test will be held on October 3 and 10. Applications for them will be accepted July 31 to August 13.The Civil Service Bureau said prospective applicants for civil service posts at degree or professional level should have valid CRE results.All people applying for civil service jobs must take the Basic Law Test, and its result will be considered in the applicant's overall assessment for a post.The two tests will also be held on December 5 in Beijing, London, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney. The…
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  • 4 arrested for smuggling

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers have arrested four men after finding, for the first time, goods smuggled in altered fuel tanks and battery cases on lorries.Officers found 432 smartphones and about 50kg of silver beads in seven packs concealed in a false compartment inside a lorry's fuel tank at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday.The seizure value amounted to about $360,000. The 48-year-old male driver was arrested.Officers then searched a shed in Tai Po and seized goods totalling $4.43 million, including smartphones, silver bars and beads, smartphone screens and memory cards. Two men aged 35 and 36 were…
  • Paul Chan to visit Guangdong

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Development Paul Chan will lead a delegation to visit Nansha in Guangzhou and Qianhai in Shenzhen tomorrow to learn more about development prospects and opportunities in the Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone for Hong Kong's professionals.The delegation, comprising members of the Economic Development Commission Working Group on Professional Services, will visit the Nansha International Arbitration Centre and construction projects in Qianhai.They will also meet with government officials and senior executives of related organisations to exchange views.The delegation will return to…
  • Eddie Ng speaks at education assembly

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Education Eddie Ng attended the 67th World Assembly of the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education in Washington, DC, yesterday.He told the gathering kindergarten education must be sustainable in the long run to maximise its benefits.He said one of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s top priorities is to implement free kindergarten education for children aged three to six."Our mission is to provide a sustainable policy that respects the uniqueness of kindergarten education in Hong Kong as well as the diverse needs of children, and to provide…
  • Lead found in another estate

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Excessive lead has been found in the water supply for Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate.Secretary for Transport & Housing Prof Anthony Cheung announced the findings today, saying six water samples taken from the estate exceeded the World Health Organisation lead limit.Five of the samples were taken from units and one was from a security post.A quick test conducted by the Government Laboratory suggested the lead was from soldering materials.The Housing Department will contact the estate's main contractor, provide bottled water for any residents at high risk, provide temporary water supplies, set…
  • CE to go on leave

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung will be away from Hong Kong on holiday July 30 to August 8, the Chief Executive's Office announced today.  Chief Secretary Carrie Lam will be Acting Chief Executive during his absence.
 
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  • 4 arrested for smuggling

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers have arrested four men after finding, for the first time, goods smuggled in altered fuel tanks and battery cases on lorries.Officers found 432 smartphones and about 50kg of silver beads in seven packs concealed in a false compartment inside a lorry's fuel tank at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday.The seizure value amounted to about $360,000. The 48-year-old male driver was arrested.Officers then searched a shed in Tai Po and seized goods totalling $4.43 million, including smartphones, silver bars and beads, smartphone screens and memory cards. Two men aged 35 and 36 were…
  • A man dies in Hung Hom accident

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Police have arrested a private car driver after his vehicle reportedly struck and killed an elderly man in Hung Hom.Police believe the car was turning right from a carpark into Man Yue Street when it knocked down the 68-year-old victim about 9.20am today.He was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was certified dead.The 61-year-old driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and is being held for questioning.Witnesses should call investigators on 2773 5200 or 2773 5262.
  • Overall crime situation stable

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Hong Kong’s law and order situation remained stable in the first half of 2015 with overall crime rising 0.3% on the same period last year to 34,034 cases.At a press conference today, Police Director of Crime & Security Lo Mung-hung said the overall detection rate was 40.4%.Robbery, assault, domestic violence and serious drug cases recorded year-on-year drops.However, increases were seen in shoplifting, deception, blackmail and rape.Telephone deception cases surged 16.3% to 1,370 cases. Mr Lo said these deception cases, involving culprits posing as Mainland officials, have been on the…
  • Man fined for smuggling ivory

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A 27-year-old man, charged with importing endangered species, was today convicted at Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Courts and fined $62,000.Customs officers seized about 15 kilogrammes of ivory tusks and ivory products worth about $150,000 from the man, who flew from Lagos via Dubai, at the airport yesterday.Under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals & Plants Ordinance, convicted offenders can be fined $100,000 and jailed for one year. 
  • Visa update for South Sudanese

    26 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Immigration Department announced today that South Sudan nationals will need a visa to enter Hong Kong from July 30, including those in transit at the airport.This is applicable to all the country’s visitors irrespective of their purpose of stay.Currently South Sudan nationals are not required to secure a visa for remaining on the airside in transit.
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  • Case tests negative for MERS

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection recorded one suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome case from noon yesterday to noon today.It tested negative for the MERS virus in preliminary testing.The centre urges people to pay special attention to safety during travel and consider health risks in the places they visit.Non-essential travel to Korea and contact with sick people or animals in places at risk for MERS should be avoided.
  • Service Corps volunteers commended

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John Tsang has commended Service Corps volunteers for their work in Shaoguan and Meizhou in Guangdong.Mr Tsang presented them with completion of service certificates today.Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah also praised them, saying he hopes Hong Kong's young people will continue to promote positive energy.The Home Affairs Bureau launched the Service Corps programme in 2011 to provide financial support for youths to help underprivileged Mainland communities.About 100 youths have participated in the first five phases of the programme.The 27 members of the latest phase…
  • 8 MERS cases reported

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection is monitoring eight newly reported Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases in Saudi Arabia.The patients involved are aged 28 to 93. One has died. So far 1,382 cases have been reported to the World Health Organisation globally, including at least 493 deaths.The department urged travellers to the Middle East to avoid going to farms, barns or markets with camels, and to avoid contact with sick people and animals, especially camels, birds and poultry.People should also pay special attention to safety during travel, taking due consideration of the health risks in…
  • Project brings art to life

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Four sets of community-related artworks designed by local artists have gone on display at four government buildings under the ARTivating Public Buildings public art project.The buildings are in Tuen Mun, Stanley, Tung Chung and Tai Kok Tsui.The project was launched today at Stanley Community Hall.Director of Leisure & Cultural Services Michelle Li said the project links art and the everyday life of people, and provides platforms for local artists to display their work.Until July next year, the public can participate in various fringe activities under the project, such as guided tours and…
  • 98% of sushi, sashimi passes test

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ninety-eight per cent of sushi and sashimi samples have passed a Centre for Food Safety test.The centre checked the microbiological quality of 197 sushi and sashimi samples from licensed restaurants and retail outlets from July to October last year, and only four failed the test.They were samples of sea urchin sashimi, prawn sashimi, salmon sashimi and salmon roe sushi. Although they failed the inspection they posed no health threat.The study also checked whether there was adequate vinegar in the rice portion of the sushi samples, as acidifying rice to a pH value of 4.6 or below is known to…
 
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  • Gov't exams set for Oct

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The civil service Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) and Basic Law Test will be held on October 3 and 10. Applications for them will be accepted July 31 to August 13.The Civil Service Bureau said prospective applicants for civil service posts at degree or professional level should have valid CRE results.All people applying for civil service jobs must take the Basic Law Test, and its result will be considered in the applicant's overall assessment for a post.The two tests will also be held on December 5 in Beijing, London, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney. The…
  • CE to go on leave

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung will be away from Hong Kong on holiday July 30 to August 8, the Chief Executive's Office announced today.  Chief Secretary Carrie Lam will be Acting Chief Executive during his absence.
  • CS inspects shoreline work

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has visited Lap Sap Wan, or rubbish beach, in Shek O, to inspect four departments' work in cleaning up the shoreline.The Environmental Protection Department convenes an inter-departmental working group on clean shorelines which studies marine refuse in Hong Kong.Wind direction and water currents have a marked effect on refuse accumulation in coastal areas, it found.It has identified 27 priority sites, including Lap Sap Wan, prone to refuse accumulation where clean-up activities must be stepped up.Mrs Lam noted that Lap Sap Wan is located in a remote area and it has…
  • Raymond Tam tours Changsha

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam started his three-day duty visit to Hunan and Henan provinces today, to learn more about the provinces’ development and boost cooperation.In Changsha, he met with Hunan Vice Governor Zhang Jianfei and Changsha Mayor Hu Henghua.He visited the Changsha National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone and met with companies’ representatives there.He also met Hong Kong business people in Changsha to learn more about their business and operation and development opportunities in central Mainland.Mr Tam will deliver a speech at a…
  • Giant panda breaks age record

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Giant panda Jia Jia, who resides at Ocean Park in Hong Kong, will turn 37 years young in August, the equivalent of 111 human years.She is now the holder of two Guinness World Records, for the oldest panda ever in captivity and the oldest panda living in captivity.Speaking at the the birthday party and longevity record-breaking celebration, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam thanked the Sichuan Wolong National Nature Reserve and Ocean Park staff for taking such good care of the four giant pandas in Hong Kong.Ms Lam noted she was Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs in 2007, and was responsible for the…
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    news.gov.hk - On The Record

  • More options offered for youths

    24 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John TsangI'm delighted to lend my full support to the Hong Kong team heading to São Paulo, Brazil to compete in the 43rd WorldSkills Competition.This biennial competition is the world's largest professional education event, involving more than 1,200 participants from all over the world and competing in 50 events showcasing their skills.Hong Kong will be sending the largest-ever 18-strong team to compete in 16 events, ranging from graphic design technology, beauty therapy and wall and floor tiling to painting and decorating and also web design. And, for the first time,…
  • Belt-Road will drive global economy

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John TsangThe global economy has long been yearning for a vision that is powerful enough to create the necessary momentum to bring us out of the global financial gloom that began in 2008. The world economic outlook, as we speak, is still clouded by considerable uncertainties and volatilities. Demand in the advanced economies remains lackluster. Growth potential anemic. The key markets are expected to encounter varying degrees of economic slowdown this year. But we do see this glimmer of hope along the not so distant horizon.The One Belt, One Road initiative can provide…
  • Tsang Tak-sing: Glad to retire

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-singI became a full time member of the Central Policy Unit in 1998 and assumed the post of Secretary for Home Affairs on July 1, 2007. It was my great honour to join the Special Administrative Region Government and serve the people. Now I am glad to retire.During my tenure, I had the support and assistance of the Chief Executive, colleagues, staff of the Home Affairs Bureau and stakeholders in the community in fulfilling my tasks and in promoting developments of policy portfolios under the Home Affairs Bureau.I have confidence in my successor and believe…
  • Honoured to have served

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Former Secretary for the Civil Service Paul TangI am honoured to have served as the Secretary for the Civil Service for the past three years. I would like to thank the Chief Executive, colleagues in the Government, in particular colleagues in the Civil Service Bureau, Members of the Executive Council, Legislative Council and District Councils, friends in the media as well as other stakeholders for the support and advice offered to me during this period.While I have enjoyed my work, I think it is an opportune time for me to step down due to unforeseeable family circumstances which require me…
  • HK to be cultural hub

    19 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie LamThe Asian Youth Orchestra Rehearsal Camp is an ensemble that brings together young musicians from countries across Asia.Riding on 25 years of dedication, AYO has nurtured quite a number of young artists, enriched the cultural life across Asia and unleashed young musicians' talent. Your commitment and devotion are also essential for helping young musicians reach their full potential and make their dreams come true. Every year, AYO runs a three-week rehearsal camp and an annual tour to various Asian cities, which not only brings opportunities for cultural and social…
 
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  • A Hong Kong Woman Got Sentenced for Assaulting a Police Officer With Her Breast - TIME

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:24 am
    TIMEA Hong Kong Woman Got Sentenced for Assaulting a Police Officer With Her BreastTIMEA young woman in Hong Kong has been sentenced to jail for three and a half months for assaulting a senior police officer with her breast during a protest over cross-border trading, the South China Morning Post reports. Ng Lai-ying, 30, was convicted University of Hong Kong student protesters described by Beijing newspaper as South China Morning Post (subscription)Hong Kong students 'storm meeting' after council fails to appoint liberal to Times Higher EducationStudents in Hong Kong Warn of Erosion…
  • Nicola Sturgeon hails Hong Kong carbon innovation centre - BBC News

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:17 am
    BBC NewsNicola Sturgeon hails Hong Kong carbon innovation centreBBC News"Like the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, the University of Edinburgh has a world-class reputation and I'm confident that this relationship will help provide Scottish companies with a route into Hong Kong and, through its strong links with China Hong Kong ScotlandNewsOK.comScotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opens low-carbon innovation hub in South China Morning Post (subscription)Edinburgh low-carbon experts set up Hong Kong baseScottish Construction Nowall 8 news articles »
  • China stocks slip as banks check equities exposure, Hong Kong down - Reuters

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:58 pm
    South China Morning Post (subscription)China stocks slip as banks check equities exposure, Hong Kong downReutersHONG KONG, July 30 (Reuters) - China shares slid on Thursday after state media reported that banks were investigating their exposure to the stock market from wealth management products and loans collateralised with stocks. The CSI300 index fell 0.2 ...Chinese and Hong Kong markets virtually flat by midsessionSouth China Morning Post (subscription)Hong Kong shares declineIndependent OnlineChina stocks volatile after big fall, Hong Kong risesU.S. News & World ReportBarron's…
  • Elderly Hong Kong man becomes seventh traffic accident fatality in two weeks - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:27 pm
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Elderly Hong Kong man becomes seventh traffic accident fatality in two weeksSouth China Morning Post (subscription)An elderly man died after being knocked down by a seven-seater car in Hung Hom today – the seventh road fatality in Hong Kong in a fortnight. The 68-year-old man was crossing Man Yue Street outside Summit Building when the accident happened at about ...
  • Universities are the new battleground for democracy in Hong Kong - Business Insider

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Business InsiderUniversities are the new battleground for democracy in Hong KongBusiness InsiderHong Kong REUTERS/Tyrone SiuJoshua Wong, leader of the student movement, delivers a speech, outside the offices of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in Hong Kong early October 3, 2014.and more »
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  • Hong Kong honours assistance from UOW

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:31 pm
    The University of Wollongong's reputation as a leading international higher education provider was further enhanced on Tuesday with the university winning the 2015 Hong Kong-Australia Business Award. The University of Wollongong's reputation as a leading international higher education provider was further enhanced on Tuesday with the university winning the 2015 Hong Kong-Australia Business Award.
  • With Asia's dating apps, love by numbers or chaperone

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:43 pm
    A couple sits and looks at Victoria Harbour in the Central district of Hong Kong. While dating apps developed in the West encourage one-on-one, often no-strings-attached meetings, many in Asia are as much about old-school courtship or friendship in a region where meeting a stranger in a bar can still be a taboo.
  • Farmers, fishers play key role in Hong Kong voting

    24 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    Since China took control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, the city's billionaires have played a leading role in hewA ing the Asian financial cenA ter to Beijing's priorities. So too have a dwindling band of fishermen and farmers.
  • In quirky Hong Kong voting system, fishermen play key role

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:21 am
    Five weeks after nine people were slain at a black Charleston church, federal authorities have indicted the suspected shooter on dozens of new charges, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the... Five weeks after nine people were slain at a black Charleston church, federal authorities have indicted the suspected shooter on dozens of new charges, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the... Three to five minutes was all it took 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez to punch through a gate with his rented Ford Mustang and blast his way into a…
  • Hong Kong stock index down 8% amid China sell-off

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 21, 2015 on Wall Street. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Hong Kong's main stock index plummeted as much as 8 percent on Wednesday as a sell-off in mainland Chinese shares accelerated despite new measures to support the market.
 
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  • Brazilian pianist to make HK debut

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire will make his Hong Kong debut in September in one of the programmes in the Leisure & Cultural Services Department's Great Music 2015 series.The recital will be held at 8pm on September 8 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. The programme will include a variety of classical pieces.Born in Boa Esperança, Brazil, Freire made his first public appearance at age 5 and was awarded the Dinu Lipatti Medal in London at 19. He later won first prize at the International Vianna da Motta Competition in Lisbon. The Times newspaper referred to him as "the young…
  • 3D light show returns

    24 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A spectacular 3D light show has returned and is lighting up the harbourfront nightly at the Cultural Centre and the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui until August 2.The show melds 3D mapping technology with the natural splendour of the skyline, featuring exhilarating audiovisual effects.Now in its second year, the show's new edition coincides with the Tourism Board's new Hong Kong Summer Fun campaign, which promotes the city's favourite pastimes: shopping, dining and entertainment.
  • Miller classics to be read

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Arthur Miller's classic works All My Sons and The Crucible will be staged in the reader's theatre format in Cantonese in August and September at Sha Tin Town Hall.The performances are presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department and directed by Luther Fung.Without a conventional theatre's limitations, actors will read Miller's scripts to enhance audience appreciation and understanding.All My Sons will be presented at 7.30pm on August 26 and September 2.The Crucible will be staged at 7.30pm on September 16 and 30.Post-performance talks will be held after each reader's…
  • Sparkle art show opens

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The "Sparkle! Let's Art" exhibition opened today at Oi! and will run until October 18, allowing visitors to appreciate scenes from the community and gain extra sensitivity to what is happening around them.Guest curator Vivian Ting invited eight local artists to participate in the exhibition - Amy Chan, Brandon Chan, Priscila Chu, Fung Hing-keung, Kwong Man-chun, Maggie Lin, Wong Wing-fung and Rachel Yan.The artists went into the North Point community and connected with different groups, including residents, students, domestic helpers and bookshop customers to explore how art is related to…
  • Award-winning play to re-run

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Local theatre company Metro-HoliK Studio will re-run its award-winning play So Long, Fare well! HK in September.The play was awarded Best Screenplay at the 5th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.Produced by Choy Chak-man and directed by Chan Cheuk-wai, the play stars Choy Chak-man, Cheng Chau-man, Kwok Lai-man, Wong Ka-wai and Ng Chi-wah.Tickets are available at URBTIX.Click here for details.
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  • Caution urged on US rate

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Monetary Authority Chief Executive Norman Chan today urged people to manage investment risks prudently as the authority believes a US interest rate lift off is getting closer.The authority noted the US Federal Open Market Committee kept interest rates unchanged at its meeting yesterday.The committee said the economy expanded moderately, indicating that it would be appropriate to raise rates when it has seen some further improvement in the labour market, and is reasonably confident that inflation will return to 2% over the medium term.Mr Chan said the normalisation of US rates is likely to…
  • Exchange Fund income at $20b

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Exchange Fund recorded an investment income of $20.4 billion in the first half of this year, while total assets stood at $3.316 trillion at the end of June, up by $167 billion on the end of last year, the Monetary Authority reported today.The fee payable to the fiscal reserves amounted to $22.8 billion, while fee payments on placements by Government funds and statutory bodies amounted to $7.2 billion. The accumulated surplus decreased by $7.4 billion.The authority's Chief Executive Norman Chan said the financial markets were highly volatile in the first half of the year, and expects the…
  • Creative HK expo to open

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The four-day Creative Hong Kong exhibition will open in Beijing tomorrow, showcasing Hong Kong’s business strengths, creativity, diverse culture, art and green environment.The show has an atmosphere in which visitors can come into direct contact with and experience Hong Kong's creative ambience while enjoying the fun of the exhibition and its related activitiesThe show is formed by two gourd-shaped "hulu" houses, symbolising richness and blessings in traditional Chinese culture, which contain giant fabric artworks on the four expo themes - "Business", "Creativity", "Culture" and…
  • KC Chan visits Sydney

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Prof KC Chan started his visit to Sydney today, meeting senior government officials, regulators and prominent figures in the Australian financial and business communities.  Prof Chan met with ANZ Banking Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Smith, and the Australia Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens, to discuss global economic outlook and banking sector developments.At a boardroom lunch hosted by the Australian Bankers' Association, Prof Chan gave an update on Hong Kong's latest financial developments, including the implementation of the…
  • Bogus website alert issued

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Monetary Authority has issued an alert on a fraudulent website which purports to be the official site of The Bank of East Asia.It has the domain name bk.hkbetas.com.The bank has clarified that it has no connection with the site.Anyone who has provided personal information to the website should contact the bank on 2211 1333 and Police on 2860 5012.
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  • Cleanup Day promotes marine protection

    25 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Inter-departmental Working Group on Clean Shorelines and Sheung Shui Government Secondary School jointly held a Shorelines Cleanup Day at Wu Kai Sha today.About a dozen students and teachers participated and collected 30.2 kilogrammes of refuse, most of which was disposable plastic.The refuse was sorted and recorded according to guidelines provided by the Environmental Protection Department.The department said people should treasure the beautiful shorelines, which provide popular destinations for relaxation during the hot summer and serve as an essential habitat for wildlife.The…
  • 17 beaches rated 'good'

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Environmental Protection Department has rated water quality at 17 beaches as 'good', 17 as 'fair' and five as 'poor' for this weekend.Compared with the grading last week, Anglers' Beach and Lido Beach were downgraded from fair to poor.However, Cheung Chau Tung Wan Beach and Kwun Yam Beach have been upgraded to fair, and Hoi Mei Wan Beach and Ting Kau Beach upgraded to poor from very poor.Click here for details.
  • Waterspout hits Kau Yi Chau

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A waterspout was seen off Kau Yi Chau about 8am today during heavy rain.The Hong Kong Observatory said a south-westerly airstream has been bringing heavy rain and squally thunderstorms to Hong Kong in recent days, and led to today's waterspout.From midnight to 4pm over 150mm of rain was recorded over the urban area, with up to 300mm over the western part of Hong Kong Island.The south-westerly is forecast to persist over the Guangdong coast for the next few days causing more unsettled weather.In Hong Kong, waterspouts are most commonly seen during the rainy season between May and October.One…
  • 19 beaches rated 'good'

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Environmental Protection Department has rated water quality at 19 beaches as 'good', 19 as 'fair' and one as 'poor' for this weekend.Kadoorie Beach, Lower Cheung Sha Beach and Repulse Bay Beach received better ratings than last week, moving up from 'fair' to 'good', and Anglers' Beach and Ting Kau Beach changed from 'poor' to 'fair'.However, Big Wave Bay Beach and Turtle Cove Beach were downgraded from 'good' to 'fair'.Click here for details.
  • 35 pollution convictions recorded

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Environmental Protection Department recorded 35 convictions for pollution offences in June.Twelve were for air pollution, two for dumping at sea, three for noise, six for waste disposal and 12 for water pollution.Two companies were each fined $20,000, the heaviest fine handed down last month.One contravened the law in carrying out asbestos work, while another discharged waste or polluting matter into the water control zone.
 
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    26 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 新的照片。攝影:Deric Wo… 新的照片。攝影:Deric Wong。化妝髮型:Tiffany Nanavo。 fb.com/DericWongStudio fb.com/NanavoBlog gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
  • Instagram: 越來越多這樣的餐品。It’s N…

    Gregory 河國榮
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 越來越多這樣的餐品。It’s N… 越來越多這樣的餐品。It's NOT fresh milk! :-( gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    Gregory 河國榮
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 前天同HKIM海外升學顧問公司的… 前天同HKIM海外升學顧問公司的老闆仔們見學生。很開心同他們合作。 The young entrepreneurs of HKIM and I met with students the day before yesterday. It's great to work with them. www.hkim.com.hk hkim gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    sketches from the other side

  • I'm expecting a large bonus after this..

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    A couple of friends who are colleagues shared an amusing tale of a vacation that they took together. They were recent transplants to Hong Kong and they were asked (instructed) by their boss to take a week off work due to some sort of shift scheduling conflict. The man's girlfriend was not able to take time from her job so the man and his female colleague decided to take their holiday together.After a week in Boracay, they returned, tan and relaxed, to their staff residence. The man's girlfriend soon arrived but the doorman told her that the man wasn't at home. In fact, the doorman would not…
  • in a kingdom by the sea

    22 Jul 2015 | 10:59 pm
    I had a feeling about the group next to me at the beach, and my hunch was confirmed when they followed up a too good to be purely amateur rendition of "Circle of Life" with an equally impressive "Let it Go", led by a very blonde woman. We were set up next to Disney Cast members. SB was somehow still not totally convinced until they broke into dance.They had that look. When I lived in Florida, my classmate's older sister was a Disney performer and I have come to recognize the youthful, quirky and dramatic characteristics of Disney talent. They are not so different from the Broadway cast…
  • catch me if you can

    20 Jul 2015 | 10:57 pm
    For the past week I had been having increasingly heated discussions with a project manager regarding a design change that he brought about against my advice which backfired on him. He asked me to make some more changes to fix his errors, which I strongly opposed but my boss agreed on. Then he discovered that his initial change and subsequent fix were both unfeasible and submitted another batch of corrections that made even less sense. When I said no to incorporating the changes, he claimed that all of this mess was due to my incompetence during the first set of changes, because my drawings…
  • I wish them luck in the future

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:34 pm
    SB and I have kind of started our wedding research again, mostly due to peer pressure. One of our friends cornered us at another couple's wedding and not so subtly spoke of how much she would look forward to SB and my nuptials, having waited for SO LONG.I told SB that we need to do a cost comparison of a reception that serves delicious food versus one with mediocre food and lots of alcohol. I don't know why he gave me a strange look.My wedding could end up something like this lovely one in Pennsylvania. I have just cut and pasted the entire write-up by Newser because all parts were too good…
  • the victors and the spoils

    10 Jun 2015 | 11:14 pm
    "Play it long and look for the head of Wambach’ seems the default game-plan for a team stuck in the past. World football has moved, in case Jill Ellis hasn’t noticed. US were outplayed by a better, smarter footballing side..."By the comments published on Australia's official team website, you would have thought that the Matildas had won the soccer match.  But they didn't. Hahahahaha
 
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  • HKU to Enter Synchronised Swimming Team at World Championships

    30 Jul 2015 | 1:29 am
    Led by Prof Lo Chung Mau, we look forward to benchmarking ourselves against the world's bestA HKU insider has confirmed that Prof Lo is also considering entering the diving competition. More here:Such a shame that a man's health should deteriorate so badly in just three years. From running marathons to this.
  • A Review of Endeavour (AKA Young Morse)

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Such was the phenomenal success of the Inspector Morse television series that it has spawned two spin-offs, Lewis, starring – if that is quite the right word for the kind of guy mum would frankly be a bit disappointed by if daughter brought him home for Sunday lunch when she had gone to all the trouble of dolling herself up for a bit of innocent flirting – Kevin Whately, Morse’s sidekick in the original series, and Endeavour. Endeavour is to Inspector Morse what the later Star Wars films are to the peerless late 70s and early 80s originals, that is, a type of prequel. The fact that…
  • Lead Poisoning Set to Become the New Dyslexia

    26 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Is Kelvin suffering from lead poisoning, doctor?There is no cause for concern, Mrs Wong. He's just dumb
  • Man Loses it Over Shrimps Left on Bus

    23 Jul 2015 | 8:26 pm
    My transport and logistics mole sent me a piece last night which he knew was guaranteed to brighten my morning. Apparently some bloke who lives over on Hong Kong Island (yes, it is a story about an over-developed sense of entitlement) wrote to the company that runs buses over there to complain that he had lost his dinner.Surprisingly, given the way bus drivers are given to flipping their vehicles over at high speed, this was not a case of throwing up the contents of a repast just taken, rather it was a sad story of a fellow who left his bag of shrimps on the seat next to him when he…
  • Medical Chief Defends Staff in Latest Hospital Blunder

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
              The machines have been particularly liverish of late
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    跑馬地 - The Valley

  • Giant Black Bowler Hat Lands in Happy Valley

    Paul B
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    An interesting new addition has recently capped off the the streetscape in Happy Valley: a giant black bowler hat. Hats off to the developer ( New World Development) for trying something different at their almost completed Eight Kwai Fong development.I guess all the plot ratio was used up on the tower so they had to put something on the space left over. Thankfully we seem to have got something more interesting than a filling station or a carpark. I like it as it breaks up all the the angular buildings nearby. I wonder if it will become a landmark with bus loads of tourists descending for…
  • Lead In Your Pencil

    Paul B
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:39 pm
    I recall hearing the phrase "that'll put lead in your pencil" quite a lot as I was growing up. I guess the sages weren't referring to Hong Kong tap water.Opportunists Anseco take full advantage of the current public fear of lead contaminated public drinking water by running a full page add on the cover of the HK Standard (23 July, 2015). The picture of a your girl clutching a glass full of cloudy water should be enough to spur worried parents into opening up their wallets. HK$238 is quoted as the fee for the test but the fine print reveals that you'll need to deliver the water sample or pay…
  • Happy Alley Cafe/Bar

    Paul B
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    Finally got a chance today to stop into the cool looking new cafe/bar next to the Subway sandwich shop in Happy Valley. It's on that walkway between Yik Yam Street and Wong Nai Chung Road that doesn't seem to have a name? (Horse Alley maybe?)I was thinking of a glass of chilled white wine but noticed that they had draft beer on tap. Beer always tastes better on tap, right? Anyway, it turned out to be Stiegl bier/beer all the way from Salzburg (HK$60 pint). Of course it was delicious. Its great that we have yet another beer choice in Happy Valley.While enjoying my beer I had a bit of a nose…
  • Event Space in Happy Valley

    Paul B
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    Walking along Village Road, I spot what I think is a cool addition to the Happy Valley neighborhood: an event space.The sign on the window reads "Want A Space For.... Pop-Up Shop (new trend?), Conference, Training, Party, Product/Book Launch, Art Exhibition, Seminar, Event, Gathering, Photoshooting, Interview, Cultural Talk, Wine Appreciation"I like the sound of all of these especially the wine appreciation part. I've signed up to their email list and hope the events start pouring in.Edge Gallery / Event Space46-48 Village Road,Happy Valley, Hong KongTel. 2887 0313Email:…
  • Delightful Durian Dessert

    Paul B
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    Tonight I found something I thought I never would: a shop filled with the heady aroma of Durian. Just a stones throw from Happy Valley, over on Canal Road West, is Cheung Kee Dessert. When we showed up late on a Sunday night, we were lucky to get a seat. I realise the smell of Durian can offend some people but there seems to be a large segment of the population that can deal with it, including me. We both ordered the special: Durian Shave Ice. It was bigger than we thought and one would have been plenty for the two of us - next time. The durian ice cream is placed on a big mound of…
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    Asia Sentinel

  • Is ASEAN Ready to Integrate? Not Likely

    Asia Sentinel
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:07 am
    The post Is ASEAN Ready to Integrate? Not Likely appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Malaysian PM’s Wife Seeks Central Bank Governor’s Ouster

    John Berthelsen
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:22 am
    The post Malaysian PM’s Wife Seeks Central Bank Governor’s Ouster appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Philippines Drags Feet on Renewable Energy

    Asia Sentinel
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:13 am
    Although the Philippines has enacted a series of strong laws to mitigate climate change since 2010, including a disaster risk reduction act, a climate change act, a renewable energy act and a survival fund since the perils of climate change began to manifest themselves a decade or more ago, the problem is in implementation. Take […] The post Philippines Drags Feet on Renewable Energy appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Besieged Malaysia PM Sacks Enemies

    Lin Neumann
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:32 am
    Under fire from a spreading scandal, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak ordered a sudden, wholesale housecleaning of top officials on Tuesday, July 28. Those getting the boot include the deputy prime minister, attorney general, head of the police special branch intelligence unit and others. The move may come to be seen as either bold or […] The post Besieged Malaysia PM Sacks Enemies appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Malaysia’s Top Two Pols Go Toe to Toe

    John Berthelsen
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    The post Malaysia’s Top Two Pols Go Toe to Toe appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
 
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    Hong Kong Food Blog

  • Non Spicy Sichuan Food

    Anna
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Non spicy Sichuan food? Are here really any? Yes of course.  If you love Sichuan food but cannot put on too much heat, there are still plenty of choices.I have a coupon of HK$100 for dinner at a Sichuan restaurant.  So I took my sister there.  Both of us like little bit of spicy, so here are our dishes - 2 cold cut starters, 2 hot dishes, 1 soup and couple of dessert.  Cucumber Lumps with Garlic 手拍青瓜Cucumber with garlic is a very healthy combination.  The special thing about this dish is that the cucumber lumps has to be pounded by hand with a heavy knife.
  • 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…
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    ButterBoom

  • Contemporary Ink Artists’ Summer Show at Galerie Ora Ora

    Sidney Koo
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Galerie Ora Ora is holding a new summer group show that brings together the contemporary and traditional elements of Chinese heritage and culture. The exhibition will showcase works from contemporary ink artists -Peng Wei, Peng Jian, Zhang Yanzi and Gao Qian,... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • XLICP, Swedish Jewellery and Homewear Store Opens in Sheung Wan

    Sidney Koo
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:16 pm
    XLICP is a new jewellery and lifestyle boutique that Alexis Holm of Squarestreet’s just opened in Sheung Wan.  Originally from Stockholm, Alexis is a pioneer in bringing Scandinavian fashion to Hong Kong with his first store 15Squarestreet in Sheung Wan... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Fragments by Lauren Matsumoto at Fabrik Art Space

    Sidney Koo
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:18 pm
    American artist Lauren Matsumoto is showcasing her work titled “Fragments” at Fabrik Contemporary Art Space. This exhibition shows Matsumoto’s whimsical acrylic paintings and mixed-media works on paper that uses traditional painting and drawing techniques  mixed with collage to tell a... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • The Mulberry Alice Zipped Tote

    Roxanne Wentworth
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:16 pm
    It’s hard to find a bag that fits all occasions. From rushing to meetings, to drinks after work and weekend escapes to outlying islands, its wonderful when you can find a bag that can work so hard.  Mulberry’s Alice Zipped Tote... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Tod’s Power Leather Jackets

    Sidney Koo
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:38 pm
    We’ve been keeping an eye on Tod’s leather womenswear and think this season there’s some pieces that could work their way to our power ladies wardrobe. Yes there’s more classic silhouettes like the trenchcoat piece, biker jacket, figure hugging pencil leather... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
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    Hong Kong Digital PhotoVision

  • Gundam Docks at Hong Kong Times Square II 2015

    hkdigit
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:14 am
    2015 Hong Kong Causeway Bay Times Square present Gundam Docks at Hong Kong II exhibition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the BANDAI model. The world’s largest federal military 1:3 RX-0... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Thunderstorm Warning issued

    hkdigit
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:03 pm
    24 July, 2015 HONG KONG – Thunderstorm Warning issued at 6:10 a.m. has been extended until noon today. A few thunderstorms are expected to occur. Members of the public are advised to take the... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Flooding In Northern New Territories

    hkdigit
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:19 pm
    24 July, 2015 HONG KONG – Special Announcement on Flooding in the northern New Territories updated by the Hong Kong Observatory at 9:55 a.m.. Heavy rain is affecting the northern part of the... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Road Flooded

    hkdigit
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:33 am
    Pedestrians in Hong Kong attempt to leap over puddles after having rain caused flooding in some areas. Place: Pennington Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Stock Photo ID: hkdigit-20150722-133007 More... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races 2015

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    2 Jul 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races 2015 This year, China Construction Bank (Asia) continues to be the title sponsor of the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races, recognised as an... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
 
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    Hong Kong Travel - What's New?

  • Coming to Hong Kong this August 2015: Hungry Ghosts, Beer Fests, Slide the City!

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival Celebration in Peng Chau Island Dragon Boat Races have come and gone, but we have yet a couple of colorful festivals this August, the Birthday of Kwan Tai and Yue Lan, the Hungry Ghost Festival. Also this month a couple of entertaining exhibitions and fairs, the Hong Kong Food Expo and the Computer Festival and the Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Music Fest has moved to August this year. We are in the midst of the wettest and hottest time of the year, but don't fret, all manner of spraying, squirting, sliding and splashing fun is coming to Hong Kong this August, Slide The…
  • Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong Starts This Weekend! Friday July 24 to Suday July 28, 2015

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    If you have teenagers you will not want to miss this one! Ani-Com and Games is Hong Kong's hottest event in the digital entertainment, comics, animation, video games and toys and collectibles arena. Packed with the latest in big wave trend-setting entertainment, this is one of the most prominent shows in Asia. Don't miss the many events including stage forums and presentations, model kit competitions, comic Master's autograph sessions, etc. When?: July 24-28, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., closes 8:00 p.m. last day Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Pulse Hong Kong is back!

    16 Jul 2015 | 11:17 pm
    The great FREE show with spectacular 3D audiovisual effects in the Kowloon harbourfront will run through the Summer Fun season. As previously, there will be four nightly sessions, each about 8 minutes long.
  • HKTDC The Hong Kong Book Fair 2015 Starts This WednesdayJuly 15 to 21, 2015

    12 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Organised by the HK Trade Development Council, it's not only books, books and more books on this week-long affair, lately the emphasis has also been on multimedia, e-books and e-learning resources. Besides the publishers' exhibits, there is a range of cultural events including seminars and forums featuring English-language world-renowned writers. If you are a book worm, don't miss this chance to snatch some bargains (specially on the very last day of the fair)! When?: July 15-21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., extended hours on weekends, last day 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Where?: Hong Kong…
  • The Chinese Opera Festival Is On! Now until August 2, 2015

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    "Chinese Opera encapsulates the long history and traditional culture of China. The immaculately crafted movements of the hands, the eyes, the body and the feet of the actors are unique to a whole system of Chinese performing arts." This art form has been around for centuries and to foster a better understanding of this ancient art, the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department brings the annual Chinese Opera Festival to the community. If you have never experienced this unique kind of traditional art, this is your chance! The festival will offer daily stage performances by some of the…
 
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