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  1. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo A shiny polysilicon plant is like a shiny bomb. It may look clean but you don't want one in your neighbourhood. Dr Dang Qingde , deputy head of the labour safety ... While Singapore does not legislate mandatory rest days, employers are required to give these workers adequate rest. Ker Sin Tze, consul-general of Singapore in Hong Kong, in a letter ...

  2. Purveyor of burgers gets carried away singing the praises of its seven incher

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Sex sells. But when it's so literally 'in your face', as in this ad from Burger King, you have to wonder whatever happened to subtlety and innuendo. Maybe that's just too old school. The new ad has not yet appeared in Hong Kong but it is already causing quite a stir in Singapore, where it is part of a promotion drive. The new Super Seven Incher ...

  3. They lost our bling but now economists hope for a better rap

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo What do you get when you mix economists with musicians? Some really scary bad rap music. Economists may think the world of themselves, but their dismal science has never ... but everybody raps these days. Executives of Singapore's Media Development Authority broke new ground two years ago when the government branch responsible for censorship and promoting the growth ...

  4. An ad campaign that scores with the wrong notes

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Hats off to Singapore! If you think those authoritarian bureaucrats are only capable of dreary ad campaigns, you would be right. But even the Lion City pulls off a good one every now and then. Like this new, weirdly moving TV advert celebrating marriage and family life, but perversely set at a funeral. It was made by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth ...

  5. How dolphins can fill your family's spiritual needs

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Dolphins carry within them remarkable healing energy, according to spiritual healer and self-styled 'trans-personal channel' Veenaa Saynana. She may be only ... that make you feel like a Duracell battery already? The Singapore-based healer, who is visiting the city, promises to uplift, transform and bring spiritual clarity for those on the trip. She can see ...

  6. The century of non-ideological Asia

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Our generation has been cursed by having to live in extremely interesting times. In less than two decades, we have lived through the death of one mighty ideological god ... with 'second-best' solutions. If we keep our eye on the ball, this century could be our belle epoque Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  7. Hong Kong, the post-colonial poster child?

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Hong Kong is one of the few decolonised places in the world where talk of Western imperialism does not automatically inflame the kind of passions it does in many developing ... as the precondition for development. In matters of development and growth, we will do well to look to the East, rather than the West. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  8. Public lacks stomach for food and politics

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Most people like to savour a good dish. Some develop a taste for cooking. It is impossible, however, to be a true foodie without knowing something about ingredients, spices ... of interest', Mr Lee wrote a magazine food column and gathered a cult following among housewives. That's class. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  9. Beware of loopholes

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo An amusing notice sent to us by an alert reader, it appears in the lifts to the parking lots of Times Square in Causeway Bay. It looks like someone did too literal a translation from the Chinese. On the other hand, it's always good to close loopholes to prevent shenanigans and stop crime. So drivers, stay alert and stop creating loopholes for criminals. ...

  10. Fear of open spaces

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo I have heard similar stories from different people, so either they are part of an urban myth about Hong Kong or they say something rather disturbing about our city's effect ... policy rather than geography. Hong Kong does not do grass or free space. You don't get to enjoy them without paying a high premium - and destroying childhoods. Alex Lo is a senior writer ...




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