Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge

A bad week for ...

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 02 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 02 October, 2011, 12:00am

Gary Claydon

The Australian was the last winner of Hong Kong's cross-harbour swim. That was 33 years ago, when Claydon was 16. Now that the race is to be resumed after a long gap due to pollution concerns, the 49-year-old wants to try it again. But officials won't let him back into the water because he lacks a Hong Kong identity card. 'It's hard not to feel discriminated against,' Claydon said.

Chu Yee-Wah

The elderly woman whose legal filing halted work on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge said she understood very little about it. The HK$83 billion project, sidelined since April, got the go-ahead from a court last week, but the delays may cost HK$6.5 billion. Chu, 66, said she regretted getting involved. 'What do I know, as an old lady?' she told Cable TV.

Bob Dylan

The legendary singer-songwriter's reputation took a hit when paintings said to be a 'visual journey' of his recent Asian travels turned out to be copied from antique photographs. That would explain how 'keen observer' Dylan - as New York's prestigious Gagosian Gallery called the enigmatic 70-year-old - somehow captured an Asia that looks 100 years out of date.