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  1. Park is small but perfectly formed for a family of 29

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, May Chan

    ... May Chan and Agnes Lam Hong Kong Disneyland may have been criticised for being too small, but large families yesterday found it the perfect size to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Wincy Wong Wing-see organised a two-day trip to the park for her 28 rela ...

  2. Designs so easy on the eyes

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... that brings Chinese culture to eyewear design and which is capturing attention from buyers from the US, Europe and Japan. Bee Wong Chi-tang, designer and art director of Ji Xiang She, said three main ... Agnes Lam Cultural motifs and special skiing spectacles were among the main draws when a record crowd turned out for the opening of the 13th Hong Kong Optical Fair 2005 yesterday. ...

  3. Former dean backs renaming of HKU medical school

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... it was first disclosed- said a cultural shift was needed to understand that the renaming was appropriate. 'Chinese culture tends to dictate a link between the name and the ownership, whereas western culture does not necessarily link the name with ownership,' he said. The decision to rename the faculty was made by the University Council, which said the idea was to recognise ...

  4. Water quality at swimming pools defended

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Leisure and Cultural Services Department yesterday denied a Chinese-language newspaper report alleging the water quality of some public swimming pools was not up to standard. The department said samples were taken from Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon Park, Shing Mun Valley, Jordan Valley and Victoria Park pools that were tested weekly, and all the results were up to standard. ...

  5. Ailing firms say it with flowers

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... and they spend about HK$80,000 to HK$100,000 on festive flowers. 'Peach flowers, in Chinese culture, can bring good luck and boost business.' He said large branches of peach blossoms, which ... they had to stock up on more orchids as gifts, as most of their friends would not travel to save money and celebrate the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong,' he said. 'So, they have to buy ...

  6. Along for the ride

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... at the centre of the video, when they were both at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei. Mr Lee said Mr Chan was once 'a handsome, fashionable and cool-looking young man who looked very much ... competition for stories keeps the industry buzzing. Cultural critic Shiu Ka-chun is among a growing group of commentators who believe the story underlines how the press has gone too far in helping ...

  7. Canadian community mourns death of school principal at 55

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... wine, martinis, music and art. He travelled extensively but was happiest here, in Hong Kong, and at his cottage in Ontario. As a global citizen, Alan bridged two cultures, Canadian and Chinese.' Doreen Steidle, the Canadian consul general in Hong Kong and honorary president of the school, said she had learned of the death with great sadness. She said Dick was an inspiring member ...

  8. Desperate mother pleads for share of compassion

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Wong said she understood that it was difficult for Chinese to donate their organs after death because traditional culture says it is not good to have an organ taken away. 'We need ... Yee-ngan, whose son could die at any time unless he gets a new heart, appealed to everyone to overcome traditional Chinese reluctance to donate organs. 'Some needy people are not just desperate ...

  9. Cantonese opera to get boost from fund

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... The advisory committee yesterday also recommended the government explore the possibility of allowing the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong to offer co-operative guarantees for small Cantonese ... and Cultural Services Department and the Architectural Services Department were studying a proposed renovation of Ko Shan Theatre. 'The Kowloon City District Council will be consulted about ...

  10. We'll keep playing, vow park musicians

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... who are determined to continue their performances. Residents in the area are complaining about groups of street musicians performing Chinese folk songs, and on Sunday an elderly man died when a scuffle broke out between performers and Leisure and Cultural Services Department officers and a crowd of about 100 people. Musical groups were invited to draw lots today for the use of two ...




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