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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Shipping out: the Panama Canal at 100

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by Mark Footer

    ... the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal, a 77.1km waterway across Central America connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and a key conduit for international trade. France began ... of thousands of workers who built the canal and, later, to provide a pleasant living environment for US administrators and military personnel. In 1936, a naval officer based in the zone fathered John ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Home of the 93rd: Mae Salong

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm

    ... in northern Thailand, as does the ethnically Chinese soldier who stands beside it. Dressed in military fatigues – with sunglasses hiding an old eye wound – the 55-year-old soldier offers sticks ... as they became more established and less military-minded (it wasn’t until the 80s that the soldiers finally put down their guns for good). Today, walking through the quiet streets of Mae Salong (also ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    I Know A Place: Davena Mok, director of A-Vibe

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:22pm by Andrew Sun

    ... Central, tel: 2971 0180) is my all-time Japanese favourite for everything from the shabu shabu pork salad to fresh sashimi, wagyu beef on rice or grilled cod with udon. Liberty Exchange (Block 2, The Forum, Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Road, Central, tel: 2810 8400) has a great nouveau tapas menu. When I crave French steak frites, I head for La Vache (48 Peel Street, Central, tel: 2880 0248). ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    First Served

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by FIRST SERVED

    ... Mano (tel: 2399 0737) has overhauled its dinner menu thanks to Michelin-star chef Frederic Chabbert, formerly of Petrus, bringing some extra class to the restaurant. The ground floor space at L Place is now enclosed with wooden doors and windows and, although it's darker inside, it has a relaxing vibe. The menu is reasonably priced for Central and although a few dishes need some ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Actor and rapper Yasiin Bey, once known as Mos Def, puts politics at the heart of his music

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by Richard Lord

    ... and effective political statement was when he was force-fed in the manner of the US military methods used at Guantánamo Bay; the resulting video, one of the most-viewed items on the website ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Food review: Aberdeen Street Social

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:22pm by Susan Jung

    ... (HK$110). Aberdeen Street Social, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, tel: 2866 0300. About HK$500 without drinks or the service charge   ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    The Shopper: The 9th Muse

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by Divia Harilela

    ... dropping in for a browse. Divia Harilela (the-dvine.com)   The 9th Muse, room 1204, One Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, tel: 2537 7598, the9thmuse.com   ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs

    Book Now

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by ALEC CHEUNG

    ... Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9857 3229 HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT The Japanese jazz star is renowned for her big hair, extravagant style ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Food review: the beef at Holytan Grill is superb

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Holytan Grill Holytan Grill 2/F The Pottinger, 74 Queen’s Road Central Tel: 23515808 Open: Monday to Saturday 6pm-10pm (last order)   Cuisine: Japanese-French Price: about HK$1,200 without the drinks or the service charge Ambience: quiet and discreet Recommended dishes: the Holytan Grill reportedly uses a special, extremely expensive oven to cook the beef at precise ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Power play: China and India jostle for influence in Nepal

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by DINAH GARDNER

    ... as a global power of some consequence". Also, "economic motives play a central role in Beijing's foreign policy, including its increased engagement in Nepal", according ... in Nepal, combined with the build-up of its military capabilities in Tibet, will enable the [People's Liberation Army] to deploy rapidly to India's borders." Other analysts argue ...




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