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  1. 5 great: agendas

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... Open a new chapter in your life with one of these diaries, writes Marina Kong Sleek and simple, this textured leather agenda comes in a cool shade of beige and will fit easily in any handbag. Agenda (HK$2,750) from Prada, Alexandra House, Central, tel: 2522 2989 Forgo the traditional monogram canvas and instead opt for this damier print diary. It features faux stickers giving ...

  2. 5 great: metallic accessories

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... Marina Kong Chanel's classic 2.55 handbag is transformed into a clutch for spring and given a modern update in a cool metallic blue. Lambskin clutch (HK$21,000) from Chanel, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2810 0978 Stacked bangles were a big hit on the catwalks and are a must-have this season. Opt for a simple style made from an exotic fabric such as snakeskin. ...

  3. New bilingual website aims to satisfy the taste of Hong Kong's wine-lovers

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Fiona Ng, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak, Vivian Chen and Fiona Ng. Let's face it, Hong Kong is hardly an oenophile's idea of a wine hub, but interest in vino ... in Hong Kong. The Eighth Estate Winery may be nestled in an industrial building in Ap Lei Chau but they do have a very nice tasting bar and terrace. It's not Napa Valley but it's better ...

  4. Bilingual teaching 'breaks Chinese University's law'

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Instance, was told yesterday by barrister Denis Chang SC that the bilingual policy violated the Chinese University of Hong Kong's founding ordinance, which stated that Chinese should ... Yvonne Tsui Student seeks judicial review on instruction in English The Chinese University of Hong Kong was accused yesterday in court of breaking its own founding law by introducing ...

  5. Tsuen Wan college has success in switch to bilingual teaching

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education. In an experiment launched in 2004-2005, three out of five classes in each junior form were selected to study maths entirely ... Mimi Lau AD&FD POHL Leung Sing Tak College, a Chinese-medium school in Tsuen Wan, has been progressively switching to bilingual teaching. Students who were educated purely in Chinese ...

  6. Anger over failure to offer bilingual exam

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... the schools, the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority [HKEAA] and the [Education Bureau],' he said. 'We want the bureau to overturn this ill-advised decision by the HKEAA as soon ... Liz Heron Leaders of English-medium schools have accused the exams authority of breaking a government pledge to offer a bilingual version of the new liberal studies exam. The launch ...

  7. Experts doubt change will help lift English standards

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... was key to improving students' English levels, she said. 'The number of students receiving bilingual education can be doubled overnight. This is vital to the survival of Hong Kong ... among Hong Kong students. Their comments followed a submission to the Legislative Council by the Education Bureau yesterday that the changes made public yesterday would increase students' ...

  8. Now teaching in English must be done correctly

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of an English or bilingual education is denied the opportunity. The cost in teacher training, recruitment and resources will be huge. But we can afford it. Such expenditure may be necessary if Hong Kong ... and experimentation with the lives of generations of children. After the second big change in little more than a decade, Hong Kong is putting this to the test. One way of easing the new arrangements ...

  9. Editor's picks: Fun watches

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... Forget jelly shoes, this jelly watch made from silicone comes in an eye-popping shade of red. The strap is interchangeable so you can experiment with different colours. Time Only watch (HK$1,778) by Toywatch from Sogo, Causeway Bay, tel: 2831 8982 Get you ...

  10. Editor's pick: Gilded

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... Marina Kong A gold clutch is essential for the evening. This style is made from mirrored pieces set in lucite to form a cool, cracked effect. Mosaic mirrored minaudiere (HK$7,057) from Kotur, koturltd.com If you're looking for a bag that's not too over-the-top, this Asian-inspired clutch features complementary colours including silver with brown trim. Clutch ...




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