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  1. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Hong Kong Maritime Museum ready for relaunch after facelift at Central pier

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com City's Maritime Museum ready for relaunch after multimillion-dollar facelift at Central pier The high seas presented in all their glory The city's Maritime Museum reopens next week at Pier Eight in Central after an eight-month hiatus and a multimillion-dollar overhaul. The museum, set up by private donors in 2004, moved last June from ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong, Chile maritime museums sign co-operative pact

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... agreement on Friday with the National Maritime Museum in the port city of Valparaiso. As part of the deal, the museum at Central's Pier 8 got a present in the form of a model ship, the General ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Rubber Duck now available in Lego

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Located at Edinburgh Place, adjacent to City Hall, in Central, the gallery allows visitors to look through a full-height glass panel and see the real Tsim Sha Tsui across the harbour, and compare ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Museum gets 'kissing guards' from first local art donor

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... year. Lau, a management consultant and a member of the Tate's Asia-Pacific Acquisition Committee and the board of Para Site Art Space, said he was surprised to be the first Hong Kong ...

  5. News - China - FESTIVAL

    Mainland artists make strong showing in Venice Biennale exhibition

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... pavilion. "Transfiguration" is the theme of this year's China pavilion in the Arsenale. Curated by Wang Chunchen , head of the curatorial research department at the Central Academy ...

  6. Umbrella maker, salted fish on list of intangible treasures

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... a database recording the details of these traditions, which will be open to the public. 'The research results will be handed to an advisory committee to consider. The committee will decide ... in Peel Street, Central and is known as Dr Umbrella. Food-making skills are also noted, with prawn paste and salted fish on the list. Hakka folk songs for funerals and weddings are also included. ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 3, 2013

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... and staged a protest rally outside Cheung Kong Center, in Central. They directed their criticism at tycoon Li Ka-shing, even though he has no direct role in the dispute. They treated subcontractors ... Tsuen Wan   Vigilance can prevent spread of bird flu We read about new cases of H7N9 [on the mainland] almost every day. Although most of the infected areas are in the central provinces, Hong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    West Kowloon arts hub has 'open mind' on Xiqu Centre name

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... or one that draws on the local Cantonese pronunciation rather than Putonghua. The name was first mooted in 2006/07 in a report by the then Consultative Committee on the Core Arts and Cultural Facilities at the arts hub. The committee's performing arts and tourism advisory group said " xiqu covers Cantonese opera, Kunju, Peking opera and other kinds of Chinese opera". Xiqu ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Hong Kong busker Dave May has plenty of street cred

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... the bottom of the Central escalator to the IFC building. "This is my front room. Do you like what I've done with the place?" he asks while pointing at a mural painted behind ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Art Basel Hong Kong promises big showing in May

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... which hosted 266 galleries from 38 countries and drew more than 67,000 visitors. But the selection for this year's fair was so rigorous that the selection committee of renowned gallery ...




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