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  1. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Whenever I walked past the sculpture, even nearby, people giggled, laughed and took photos in front of it. Aids Concern's Loretta Wong Wai-kwan, referring to a mosaic of more than 60,000 condoms in Lan Kwai Fong created by Japanese prophylactic maker Okamoto and the Aids awareness group to set a Guinness World Record This is a part-time job and I don't ...

  2. Book sings praises of a genuine Chindian relationship

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The world may be obsessed with Chindia, the concomitant rise of Asia's two superpowers. But in Hong Kong, the two ethnic communities are as separated as ever, rarely talking or interacting with each other. A new book aims to promote better cross-cultural experience and understanding. The local Chinese author of My Husband is Indian, who has only identified ...

  3. Have time to spare? Enjoy yourself with a spell behind bars

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Want to have a taste of what life behind bars was like decades ago? Here is your chance to stay in tight quarters like a caged animal, check out a cat-o'-nine-tails that graced the behinds of many naughty prisoners and have your mugshot taken. And let's not forget the showpiece gallows to remind us of a time when Hong Kong was tough on crime and knew how ...

  4. MTR offers kitty bliss with subway nuptials

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo What's the ideal location for a romantic wedding? The French Riviera, New York City, our very own The Peak, or Hong Kong Disneyland? How about an MTR station? You read right. The city's subway service is offering a lucky couple a 'Hello Kitty dream wedding', on Valentine's Day no less, complete with a train decorated in the uniquely cute style ...

  5. Cunning route to sanity

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The Tung government was actually far more cunning and adept at playing games with the public than we realised. Remember the terrifyingly ugly Route 4 (pictured) proposed to link Aberdeen and Kennedy Town? It would have involved harbour reclamation and the building of a massive, unsightly viaduct off Western. Critics were amazed at how the government could be so ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Expansionist Anglicans channel HK spirit

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When developers tear down heritage sites, they are out to make a buck. But when churches do the same, behold, they are doing God's work. So shut up. Quick, take a stroll down Nathan Road for a last glimpse of the landmark stone wall, one of the last traces of old Tsim Sha Tsui, which has fronted the Anglican St Andrew's Church, itself ...

  7. Brits don't have such a great record

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A recent opinion piece by Hugo Restall in the Wall Street Journal caused quite a stir. Headlined 'Hong Kong was better under the British', it details the scandals and controversies of our chief executive race and concludes that the Brits did better at running the city. That rather upset my friend Angelo Paratico, a brilliant novelist, history buff ...

  8. The Planner

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Inquiries: 2389 9220 Oldies Concert Veteran Canto-pop singers including Lo Hoi-pang, Helen Ng Heung-lun, Cecilia Fong Yi-kei and Lau Shek-yin perform. Jul 17, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, ... shorts from Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Russia, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and Latvia including: Makiko Sukikara's Walkin' On Snow Grass, about a doormouse who wakes up from ...

  9. Arts

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Hong Kong's littlebreath performing Border, a physical theatre work inspired by Estonian novel Piirinik (Border State) (in Cantonese), Jun 15, 8pm, Jun 16, 3pm; and Singapore's Little ... HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030 Western Xia Hotel Ryan Yan Pat-to directs On & On Theatre Workshop's production of his adaptation of Taiwanese writer Lo Yi-chin's Hotel Xixia ...

  10. Rental sector is on the road to recovery

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Hong Kong and Singapore have seen some of the biggest falls in office rents in the world, let alone Asia, as the two cities have quickly reflected the decline in trade ... to disrupt the leasing process. Multinationals in Singapore and Hong Kong felt the impact of the financial crisis directly, either because they are banks or because they work closely with them. ...




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