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  1. Island fantasy that's all at sea

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung The fantasy adventure is based on Nim's Island, a book by Wendy Orr. The film stars 11-year-old Nim (Abigail Breslin) who lives on a remote tropical island with her marine biologist father Jack (Gerard Butler) and her animal buddies. Tragedy strikes one day when Nim's father goes missing at sea. She decides to email her favourite writer Alexandra (Jodie ...

  2. Thriving arts scene helps cast aside Lion City's staid image

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung In a two-storey office-cum-studio in the heart of a small arts community in Singapore, a group of young dancers practises traditional Malay dances. They are members of the Sri Warisan Som Said Performing Arts company, founded by award-winning dancer Som Said, who has provided regular lessons for students of Malay origin in schools as part of the city state's ...

  3. Encanto Sergio Mendes (CD)

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung The title speaks for itself. Encanto, which means charm in English, perfectly describes the latest 14-track album from the bossa nova master Sergio Mendes. Even though Mendes established his career in the 1960s, he's yet to weary of his fusion of Afro-American jazz and Brazilian samba. Two years ago he achieved a career peak with Timeless, working with will.i.am ...

  4. Despite rethink, episode has done damage

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The writing is on the wall. By ordering a reassessment of Leung Chin-man's application to take up a post-retirement job at New World China Land, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has in effect ruled that the approval of it was questionable, if not plain wrong. It now looks unlikely that the Civil Service Bureau will, after further consultation ...

  5. Students go green on Lamma Island

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung More than 1,000 students were invited to Lamma Island as part of an eco-tour organised by Hongkong Electric last month. The visit aimed to raise students' awareness of energy conservation and environmental protection. The students, who joined the HK Electric open day, visited the old coal and gas burning power station and the new wind-powered generator at Tai ...

  6. Fears for liberty bubble to the surface

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Although human rights remain unscathed since the reversion of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty, sceptics and cynics are adamant that people should not take anything ... in the face of closer mainland-Hong Kong relations. But it hardly serves the long-term interests of Hong Kong and the nation if this city is no longer what it used to be. Chris Yeung ...

  7. Torch carried on wave of patriotism

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung This time 19 years ago, Hong Kong was gripped by growing anxiety about events unfolding in Beijing, after students there mourned the death of Communist Party chief Hu Yaobang in the spring of 1989. As calls by the students for an open, free and democratic China went unheeded, Hongkongers, driven by patriotism and hope for progress in their motherland, took to the streets en ...

  8. Political icon urges strength amid adversity

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung and Ng Kang-chung Anson Chan Fang On-sang has dismissed fears her departure from elective politics will deal a body blow to the pan-democratic camp in September's Legislative Council election. She hoped the democrats would be more united in tougher times, and said she was confident in the wisdom of people using their ballots to elect representatives who could ...

  9. Carol Pang's brave escape from silence

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Teenager has made a success out of life despite being born with impaired hearing. Miranda Yeung reports Carol Pang Wai-yung is a star. The 17-year-old Form Six student excels at everything she takes up: she is an ex-Hong Kong rhythmic gymnastics team member, a Grade Eight violinist, and has a scholarship at a prestigious university. She is blessed with talents but has struggled ...

  10. Trickle-down effects of a cross-strait thaw

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to abandon old thinking and devise a new strategy for the benefit of Greater China. Chris Yeung is the Post's editor-at-large. ...




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