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  1. Arta Dobroshi

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... immigrant in Belgium who enters a marriage of convenience with a junkie (Jeremie Renier) to obtain citizenship. The plan is for the husband to overdose so Lorna can then remarry and bestow ... I went to Belgium and started a two-week course in French, because I didn't speak the language. Then I spent one-and-a-half months doing rehearsals, and after that we shot for three months- ...

  2. A wealth of attractions

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters From the bustle that is Brussels to the medieval masterpiece of Bruges, each of Belgium's cities has a markedly different character and a wealth of attractions for visitors. ... also boasts the world's oldest casino, which opened its doors in 1763. Antwerp is Belgium's second largest city, and claims to be at the cutting edge of fashion. One of the principal ...

  3. e-pal: belgium

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... Compiled by Karly Cox Connecting with teens around the world Name Tim De Ruyck Age 18 City Munte Munte is a small village close to Ghent. Ghent is a big city with around 237,000 people. There are a lot of old buildings in the city- even a castle from the ...

  4. A champagne look on a beer budget

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani Ohne Titel- a New York brand whose autumn offerings include super-sleek and streamlined pieces in dark shades. A.F. Vandevorst- dramatically draped and sculpted pieces that are typical of Belgium's fashion aesthete. Meadham Kirchhoff- artisanal dresses and handmade cashmere sweaters with a covetable couture vibe. Vanessa Bruno- sheath dresses and jumpsuits convey ...

  5. 'Dark cloud' starting to lift

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... and the jolt financial institutions- among them mainland companies- suffered in the fallout. To consul general Michel Malherbe, it's probably the most high-profile change to Belgium ... state and Fortis. So now it's a French-Belgium group, but this reflects the very European nature and international character of Belgium,' Malherbe said. The reaction of the consulate ...

  6. Ping An to vote against sale of Fortis holdings

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... It agreed to buy a smaller stake in Fortis' Belgian insurance unit and take on more of its problem assets. Under the new terms, Fortis will keep 90 per cent of Belgium's largest insurance company while its stake in a Euro10.4 billion (HK$103.16 billion) pool of toxic assets will be reduced to Euro1 billion. BNP Paribas will still buy 75 per cent of the banking unit, with Belgium ...

  7. Culture vultures swoop on arts centre

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the ministry, executive president of the Asia International Contemporary Arts Promotion Association George Kaku and dean of the Belgium Cathysia Calligraphy and Painting Institute Lu Weihua. Other art ...

  8. Europe's biggest cultural festival lines up Chinese performances

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Gilmore Cheung

    ... This year Europalia celebrates its 40th anniversary and China is the showcase nation in the four-month event being held across Belgium. The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Ensemble will be giving three ... tea house exhibition devoted to what the organisers describe as one of the pillars of Chinese culture. Belgium's consul general to Hong Kong, Michel Malherbe, said that securing a Hong ...

  9. Michelin mad

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... in Dranouter, Belgium and Steirereck im Stadtpark (two stars) in Vienna, Austria. He has also eaten in famous places, including Les Ambassadeurs (pictured; two stars) and Alain Ducasse Plaza Athenee ...

  10. Lorna's Silence

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Dobroshi), seeking money to settle in Belgium with her boyfriend Sokol (Alban Ukaj) and start a snack bar, has to stay married to local junkie Claudy (Jeremie Renier, above with Dobroshi) until he ... of Belgium's unemployed underclass and drifting immigrants. For these elements to gain potency, however, the narrative needs to be copper-plated in its realism; as it stands now, the contrived twists ...




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