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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Street life: Hong Kong in the 1950s as seen through a teenage photographer's lens

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Ho Fan's photographs of old Hong Kong will go on display in a new hotel Lensman looks back with nostalgia When Ho Fan took up street photography in the 1950s, ... would be the end of them if they fell. But what can you do when you are poor? Hong Kong people are daring in challenging times," he said. Despite harsh circumstances, there were some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570201/photographer-ho-fans-pictures-old-hong-kong-go-display-new-hotel
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    Hands off our bun symbol, say Cheung Chau festival organisers

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:26am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Organisers of Cheung Chau bun scramble say peace stamp should be used promote island Hands off our bun symbol, say festival chiefs Organisers of the annual Cheung Chau bun scramble say they were right not to trademark the peace stamp that adorns the buns when it was chosen a decade ago. The stance by the Hong Kong Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1495285/hands-our-bun-symbol-say-cheung-chau-festival-organisers
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    Two 'heavenly kings' of Canto-pop among mourners at funeral of Cheung Yiu-wing

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to the nearby Hong Kong Coliseum for the funeral rites. The city's most famous music venue was a fitting scene for the tributes, as Cheung's Yiu Wing Entertainment financed and promoted more ... Kong's music industry had been huge. "I will accompany Uncle Yiu-wing all the way to the crematorium." Cheung fled to the city from the mainland as a child and worked his way up. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1490016/two-heavenly-kings-canto-pop-among-mourners-funeral-cheung-yiu-wing
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    Funeral fashion show to inject life into Hong Kong's Hungry Ghosts Festival

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 11:50am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of hell to roam the human world. Even today in Hong Kong it is common to see people burn offerings and leave food by the roadside for the hungry ghosts. But one local thinks the annual ritual ... ways of seeing and doing things,” Lui said. “In Hong Kong, superstition has gone too far. We idolise the fung shui masters and people still think rich people have better luck because they have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566080/fashion-show-aims-give-new-life-hungry-ghosts-festival-hong-kong
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    Hong Kong arts festival seeks more funding for future growth

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Vivienne Chow

    ... more Arts Festival seeks more funding Hong Kong will host its largest contingent yet from Russia's Bolshoi opera and ballet and a string of artistic big names in next year's arts festival, but organisers hope to do more- if the government will increase funding. Tisa Ho, the Hong Kong Arts Festival's executive director, said the festival society was in discussion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565204/hong-kong-arts-festival-seeks-more-funding-future-growth
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    Time for a hand in marriage

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in marriage If Taiwan's experience in fighting for same-sex rights is anything to go by, Hong Kong still has a long way to go towards legalisation of same-sex marriages, according to Chen Xue, ... outspoken opposition as in Hong Kong, said Chen. In November last year, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Taipei to protest against a gay marriage bill currently being considered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570788/time-hand-marriage
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    A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality: Hong Kong library under fire for 'anti-gay propaganda'

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by DANNY LEE

    ... sexuality. Gay rights activist Betty Grisoni, co-founder of Hong Kong's largest lesbian organisation Les Peches and director of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) cultural ... It's not the first time a Hong Kong government department has been accused of homophobia. In 2011, the Social Welfare Department courted controversy after inviting a psychiatrist who believes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560024/gay-cure-library-book-may-need-disclaimer-gay-rights-group-says
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    West Kowloon park: 'it's about the arts not trees'

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Vivienne Chow

    ... overseas- Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers, ACLA and West 8 from the Netherlands. They were chosen from seven contenders who submitted designs in 2012. Cheung Kwong-wing, ... It is a refinement of what has been proposed before," said Cheung. "Now the park is more usable, and more in line with the cultural activities." Martin Biewenga, a partner at West 8, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561346/west-kowloon-park-its-about-arts-not-trees
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    Cosplay galore: Hong Kong's Ani-Com fans tell why they dress up as their favourite anime characters

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 10:03am by BRIAN YAP, Jeremy Blum

    ... Brian Yap and Jeremy Blum brian.yap@scmp.com jeremy.blum@scmp.com Anime fans were out in full force this weekend at Hong Kong’s annual Ani-Com & Games convention, with many decked out in intricate home-made cosplay outfits styled after their favourite characters. With over 700,000 visitors at the expo, which is held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559329/cosplay-galore-hong-kongs-ani-com-fans-why-they-dress-their-favourite
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Local 'Oscars for books' awards call on public, experts to vote for winners

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Oliver Chou

    ... and the public. The first Hong Kong Golden Book Award- dubbed the city's "Oscars for books" by the organisers- has shortlisted for competition 158 new titles launched since last year. ... and the public will receive a trophy on September 28, according to the organisers, The Hong Kong Tradebook Publishers Association. Carmen Poon, managing director of Joyful Books, said yesterday: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568552/local-oscars-books-awards-call-public-experts-vote-winners

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