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  1. Cultural heritage a high priority

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... companies such as Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, which has performed worldwide to critical acclaim. Promoting this rich cultural heritage- traditional and modern- on a worldwide stage has become a high ... in 2004. It was a spectacular success by any standards, but Hong Kong's embrace of popular culture from Taiwan goes back a long way, with the talents of performers such as the legendary singer ...

  2. Artful lodgings add a sense of heritage to visit

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... into a heritage paradise. Its transition into a hotel was a slow and steady process- a couple of exchange students here, a few religious pilgrims there- but soon visitors from around the world were appearing at his former home. Dwarika's blends the history and culture of Kathmandu with new-found comfort. Unlike the endless corridors of rooms at leading hotel chains, Dwarika's ...

  3. Glory of the opera may be reflected in heritage status

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Cantonese opera could receive world heritage status under a proposal being considered by Beijing. The Chinese arts research institute of the Ministry of Culture is now studying ... that it be included in the UN cultural body's world heritage list for 2005 as an 'oral and intangible heritage of humanity'. But Beijing had already decided to recommend Uyghur Muqam, ...

  4. Another Beijing Cultural Relic gone

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the residence from being harmed during the Lunar New Year [fireworks celebration],' Kong Fanzhi, director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Cultural Heritage, was quoted by Xinhua as saying. But district cultural heritage officials admitted that the demolition had not been approved by the city-level authorities, Xinhua reported. Li Chenggang, director of the Dongcheng Council for Culture ...

  5. Proud Manchu reclaims his rich heritage

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and carrying the same surname as the last emperor. The Cultural Revolution was a hard time for people of Manchu descent, many of whom were persecuted for their supposed links with the late imperial ... during the Cultural Revolution, he was particularly anxious to keep his ancestry secret, fearing his royal ancestry would make him a target. 'I daren't say a thing- there would be big ...

  6. Younger cafe set eager to rediscover mixed heritage

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Yenni Kwok

    ... Yenni Kwok The blend of Chinese and indigenous cultures from colonial days is thriving A RETRO TREND is definitely 'in' among Indonesian urban youths these days. It isn't the swinging 1960s or the trashy 1980s style but something older. The taste of Peranakan Chinese- the mix of Chinese and indigenous cultures that thrived during the Dutch colonial era- is making ...

  7. Rich heritage opens up for visitors to explore

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and culture are often overshadowed by its religious heritage. As the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammed, founder of Islam, and site of Islam's holiest shrines, the focus of travel to the country has been linked to its religious significance. But the gates to the kingdom as a travel destination are opening wider as the government plans to showcase its extraordinary heritage ...

  8. culture

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... beaches and a rich cultural heritage. Sport/activity: Sri Lankans are crazy about cricket. We won the World Cup in 1996, beating Australia in the final. The sport was brought to the country ... MJ Premaratne Tell us about your culture I am a Sri Lankan Buddhist. According to legend, my Indo-Aryan ancestors arrived in Sri Lanka from India about 3,000 years ago. Defining ...

  9. Mist opportunity

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Henry Wismayer

    ... a perfect balance between the opposing forces of yin and yang. The abundance of chi, or life force, generated by this equilibrium was said to have restorative powers. Mao's Cultural Revolution put an end to all that and the 21st century finds the vibe less reverential. Nowadays, Huang Shan is a Unesco world heritage site welcoming 1.5 million visitors each year, many of them ...

  10. Emperor no garden-variety ruler

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the design and cultural studies workshop who is in charge of the multimedia programmes in the exhibition, has been studying the architectural structure of the garden with his team since 2005. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust donated HK$6.1 million to pay for half the cost of the exhibition, jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Palace Museum. ...




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