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  1. Lion City embraces local heritage as an important part of life

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Gilmore Cheung

    ... Gilmore Cheung Museum officials are ensuring that facilities in Singapore become stylish cultural lifestyle destinations focused on sharing the country's unique art, heritage ... According to the National Heritage Board (NHB), which runs the city state's nine museums and heritage institutions, more Singaporeans are embracing heritage as an important part of their lives. ...

  2. The colour of money

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... curator David Alan Henkel of Singapore's Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), which lent the artefacts. 'While motifs remained largely Chinese, colour schemes and fashions were often drawn ... at the Ayala Museum in Manila, explores the material culture of these descendants of Chinese migrants. It's part of a bigger, six-part show at the museum that examines the contribution ...

  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    Beijing launches new bid to ‘civilise’ residents ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:47pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing and Staff Reporter 'Civilisation' campaign aims to clamp down on queue-jumping and smoking Beijing on Tuesday launched a new effort to “civilise” its residents by clamping down on queue-jumping and smoking ahead of a summit for Asian leaders later this year. The campaign, labelled “Embracing Apec Wonderful Pekingese-Citizen Civilised ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    History enthusiasts pull up a chair at Heritage Museum exhibition exploring the role of seating as a cultural artefact

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com A museum exhibition explores the role of seating as a cultural artefact History enthusiasts pull up a chair Slightly faded and elegantly curved, the wooden ... Szeto, Hong Kong Heritage Museum curator. "It's in fantastic condition." On loan from the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the stool is the oldest of 100 or so chairs on display ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Collapse of Civilisation, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Collapse of Western Civilisation by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway Columbia University Press 4 stars David Wilson Cast your mind forward to the year 2393. From that vantage point, a fictional scholar representing an imagined future China- the Second People's Republic- laments how the Enlightenment's children ditched reason during the early 21st century. ...

  6. Penta-Ocean pioneers Asian marine and civil engineering

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:47am by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... buildings. Construction marvels by Penta-Ocean include the ArtScience Museum, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay, ION Orchard, The Orchard Residences, VivoCity and Singapore Post Centre. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Lamborghini pop-up museum showcases unique range of luxury sports cars

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:34pm

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com The pop-up museum, which opens today, features a dazzling line-up of supercars, photographs and mini-models to take fans through the Italian car maker's ... at Soundwill Plaza II Midtown on Friday morning, the pop-up museum is the first to showcase a unique collection by Lamborghini in Hong Kong – and in the Asia-Pacific region. The star cars ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - WARFARE

    India-Pakistan nuclear war would cause famine to wipe out civilisation

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Study says an atomic conflict between India and Pakistan would cause global famine Nuclear war in S Asia 'the end of civilisation' A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill two billion people and effectively end human civilisation, a new study has found. Even if limited in scope, ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Macau Museum of Art showcases paintings by 12 French masters

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Text: Kylie Knott Strokes of genius MASTERPIECES OF PAINTING FROM FRENCH NATIONAL MUSEUMS Macau Museum of Art   Paintings by 12 masters have taken up residence in Macau and the works provide a historical snapshot of France over five centuries. They are on loan from four of the country's finest museums: Musée d'Orsay, the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Museum ivory protest misses the mark

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Museum ivory protest misses the mark Copies of some literary classics now carry what is called a "trigger warning" in some US universities, to alert readers their sensibilities may be offended by racist and sexist references. Perhaps government organisers of an exhibition of antiques made from rhinoceros and elephant parts at the Museum of Art ...




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