12,000 attend arts hub's bamboo 'opera house'
About 12,000 people attended five days of Cantonese opera shows and films about the art form in the West Kowloon Cultural District, the district authority said yesterday. It said it was satisfied with the turnout and planned to host more events at the future arts hub before the first infrastructure is completed in a few years. The exhibition, which closed yesterday, was conducted in a temporary bamboo theatre built like a traditional Chinese opera house. The 800-seat theatre featured Cantonese operas and documentaries about the art form.
Chilly weather to persist for a few more days
The cold spell would persist for the next few days under the influence of an intense winter monsoon, the Observatory said. The temperature at Ngong Ping on Lantau was just 5.6 degrees Celsius at noon yesterday. The Observatory said the city would experience rain and mist patches over the next couple of days. Temperatures would rise slightly at the weekend, when the maximum would be about 19 degrees.
Fire spreads from fish farm to boat
Fire destroyed a boat in Aberdeen Harbour. No one was injured. The fire, the cause of which is under investigation, started at a fish hatchery and spread to the boat. Attempts by people on nearby fishing boats to put it out failed. Firemen eventually extinguished the flames.
Thieves escape with cash, computer and seafood
Burglars broke into a restaurant in Pitt Street, Yau Ma Tei, and escaped with a computer, cash and seafood. Police said staff arrived at about 8.40am to find the back door open.
Kowloon shopkeeper reports theft of lai see
A shopkeeper in Kowloon's Nanking Street reported to police the theft of a lai see packet containing HK$500.