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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    The Lone Flag: Macau's WWII British consul

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by HKU PRESS

    ... as a neutral enclave surrounded by Japanese-held territory. Nonetheless, John Pownall Reeves, the British consul there, remained and continued his work, which was to include the provision of relief to 9,000 British subjects who had become refugees from occupied Hong Kong. Reeves' posting in Macau came to an end in 1946, and he was then assigned to a job in Rome, where he wrote a memoir ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Casualties of ore: tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by MATTEO FAGOTTO

    ... Matteo Fagotto On the Indonesian island of Bangka, which provides 30 per cent of the world's tin- a vital component in the gadgetry few of us can do without- large-scale illegal ... of the Indonesian island of Bangka, dozens of ragtag, casually dressed young men are gathering around the small harbour, as they do every day, equipped only with a jerry can of fuel and a meagre lunch. ...

  3. Magazines - Money - TRAVEL

    Out of this world

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 10:28pm by Denise Tsang

    ... this year via Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. Another space tourism firm, Amsterdam-based Space Expedition Corp (SXC), will launch soon afterwards. The cost of admission into the astronauts’ club is a minimum US$100,000 for a 60-minute space tour on SXC. Virgin Galactic’s 120-minute tour costs US$250,000. Since Virgin Galactic was launched in 2005, about 600 people round the world have placed ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: open secrets

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 11:19pm by Jason Wordie

    ... concerns have arisen in recent years about official hacking of private information. Unsettling revelations about personal-data storage emerged during the WikiLeaks scandals and erupted again after ... 1941, Major Charles Boxer, the British intelligence chief, was listening to the Japanese radio news, broadcast on short wave from Tokyo. Inserted into the weather bulletin was a brief and, ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs


    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by BEN SIN

    ... will be headlined by American rapper and poet Mykki Blanco. FOB owner Zaran Vachha also tells us that he'll be bringing British hip hopper Ms Dynamite and French DJ and producer Breakbot (part ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Josie Ho

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:43pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... pageant in Macau; I sang a few songs and then Virgin Records was looking for me. They wanted to sign me up. Pansy did all the talking, she believed in me. She knew it was a really surreal idea ... of an identity because we are still trying to find ourselves. No matter where I go, I don't know whether I'm British, Chinese, Canadian, Portuguese, or anything. I went to Canada during my ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - GIGS

    Beijing band Carsick Cars feels that travel broadens its music

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... Talk — the band's latest album is more melodic and brighter. The single Wild Grass sounds like British guitar pop from the 1980s. New bassist He Fan and drummer Sun Heting, who both joined ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    Thu Thu founder Thuy Duong Nguyen tells of her ethnic inspiration

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Divia Harilela

    ... Designer Thuy Duong Nguyen tells Divia Harilela how the discovery of a fabric in a remote Vietnamese village led to the founding of her fashion label First Hmong peers Ethnic themes are everywhere this season, from Givenchy's kimonos to Alexander McQueen's tribal beading and embellishments. Bang on trend is British brand Thu Thu, which wouldn't look out of place ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Solitary refinement: Bagan, Myanmar's architectural city of wonders

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Daniel Allen

    ... bark. As an introduction to Burmese culture, Bagan has been a revelation, and I'm sorry to be leaving so soon. Famous British author and one-time resident Rudyard Kipling summed things up ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Robert Bickers

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:17pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... one British and one Russian, and their families were kidnapped. The two men never returned and we have to assume they were killed. I am trying to track down the families of the Englishman, ... Edwards was himself born in Xiamen, to a British father from Singapore. Xiamen was full of expatriates just passing through, like here, but many families were on the China coast for two or three ...




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