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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To achieve political reform, Hong Kong must converse in a civilised manner

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 01:25pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... are nothing short of civilised. Britain has much to lose financially; its North Sea oil and gas fields are in Scottish waters. Yet in October 2012 it agreed that the devolved Scottish government could ... another in an open and civilised manner. Peter Kammerer is a senior writer at the Post ...

  5. News - World - FRANCE

    France battles invasive Asian hornet species, which threatens biodiversity

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Asian hornets at the Museum of Natural History in Paris. The species is highly adaptable and "can survive nearly anywhere," feeding off wasps, flies, beetles and other insects that act ... Agence France-Presse in Saint-Paul-les-Dax Aggressive predators threaten biodiversity by feeding on local insects France battles invasive Asian hornet species They slipped into southwest ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Mummy mystery unwrapped: Egyptian burial custom began 6,000 years ago

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:42pm by Reuters

    ... to that civilisation's belief in eternal life- was old, but only now are researchers unwrapping the mystery of just how long ago it began. Researchers on Wednesday said a form of mummification was being carried ... thousands of years later at the pinnacle of the ancient Egyptian civilisation. "I was surprised that the prehistoric Egyptians, who lived in a tribal society 1,000 years before the invention ...

  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. Sport - Rugby

    Asian Games warning shot heard loud and clear by rivals

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... a full-time boxing ring announcer as he set the tone for Hong Kong’s first Asian Sevens Series tournament. And from the red corner, both Hong Kong teams came out punching with the men landing a knockout blow to win the first leg of the series, while the women were equally ferocious making their first Cup final. The results bode well for our Asian Games campaign next month in Incheon, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Danish architects take space and light approach

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... comprising an opera, a theatre, two museums and an art school, in an international competition. Claude Godefroy, the design director of the Hong Kong office, says the Danish approach to architecture ... The Yuhang project, for example, takes its cue from ancient platforms discovered nearby, believed to be the root of Chinese civilisation. Henning Larsen linked to that history by designing a large ...




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