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  1. Memories are made of these 7

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo I remember the very first year on the very first night the bunny ears came out in Lan Kwai Fong. It was such a hit. I had never been chatted up by so many men before in my life! They were the perfect accoutrement to Lan Kwai Fong bright pink T ...

  2. Inflatable couture

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Give 1,200 balloon tubes to clowns, and they will twist them into an endless series of dogs, cats, bears and dolphins- much to the delight of children. Give them to Phoebe Chan ... gowns out of balloons. She is one of the only four certified balloon artists in Hong Kong. Balloon art is no child's play. Aspirants have to pass written, oral, and practical examinations ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Arts Preview: Mak Ying-tung uses balloons to highlight her colourful intent

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:34pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... to burst a balloon it is standing on (the balloon is filled with resin); the work shows a subtle sense of wit and tension. "My style has always been about injecting humour with a touch of melancholy," says the artist, who counts Martin Creed, Roman Signer and Tom Friedman as inspirations. "I like using balloons as a medium as they are already colourful, so I don't have to deal ...

  4. Here comes the bride, with 300 balloons

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Of all the ways to take your vows with wows, few could match walking down the aisle in a wedding dress made of balloons. And in Hong Kong, where ... by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton (whose parents built a fortune in the party supply trade), is said to have inspired a copy made with 5,000 balloons by a British artist. Chan, 38, is one ...

  5. Living it up

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... two stops; each time Kevin Flanagan, the 'hot-air balloon guy' and our pilot for the trip, releases a biodegradable balloon with a small LED light attached. We watch each small balloon's path into the night sky to determine wind direction and speed- both will dictate whether we take off. If the flight is cancelled, we can try the next day or get our money back. We reach ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CORONER'S COURT

    Inquest into Egypt balloon tragedy could start at end of year

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:25pm by Amy Nip, LO WEI

    ... Amy Nip and Lo Wei Relatives of 9 Hongkongers killed in balloon crash attend court briefing Inquest to be held into Egypt deaths The Hong Kong Coroner's Court is to hold an inquest into last year's hot-air balloon tragedy in Egypt which cost the lives of nine tourists from the city. It is understood the inquest will not start until late this year at the earliest, ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Third body found after Virginia hot air balloon crash

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:51am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Search teams in Virginia on Sunday discovered the body of the third person who died when a hot air balloon struck a power line and plummeted to the ground in flames, police said. ... of the pilot identified him as Daniel T. Kirk, 65, an Army veteran with over 30 years of balloon piloting experience. “He was an excellent pilot,” Kirk’s father, Donald, said, adding that he had flown ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Search continues for 3rd body in US balloon crash

    Posted May 10th 2014, 12:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Richmond Balloon burns in midair; 3 fear dead A second body was recovered Saturday from the crash of a hot air balloon carrying three people that drifted into a power ... and fields of the Virginia site of the crash for the third victim and any remnants of the balloon or its basket, state police said. University of Richmond administrators said in a news release ...

  9. A century in photographs

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the most spectacular images. November 22, 1975: A balloon drifts over the New Territories during the first postwar hot-air balloon flight in Hong Kong. Two licensed balloonists - Geoff Green, ... At 7.30am, after the traditional balloonists' toast of Veuve Clicquot champagne, acting governor Sir Denys Roberts pulled a ceremonial ribbon to start the balloon's gas burner. The craft ...




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