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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Dragons, dancing lions and a great big party

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:17am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Tai Kok Tsui's 12-hour temple fair aims to bring community together and celebrate local culture Dragons, dancing lions and a great big party The buses and cars of Tai Kok Tsui gave way to dancing lions and dragons yesterday, during a 12-hour cultural bash attended by thousands, including the chief secretary. Organised annually by the Mong Kong ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT REPORT

    Spotlight on HK$5m funding for lion dance

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Tanna Chong and Jennifer Ngo

    ... report revealed potential conflicts of interest and irregularities in its accounts and records. The accusations against the Dragon and Lion Dance Extravaganza were filed with the Independent ... of Hong Kong (DAB). It has received a total of HK$5.3 million from the fund since 2011 for its annual one-day event showcasing dragon and lion dancing. It includes HK$1.5 million ...

  3. Lifestyle - Cityseen

    Dragon dance at Harbour City mall was spectacle not to be missed

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Big-headed Buddha adds funky edge to Harbour City dragon dance Valentine's Day this year comes hot on the heels of the Lunar New Year, and amid the candlelit dinners and champagne brunches are traditional festivities and family reunions. For many, one of the best parts of the Lunar New Year is the dragon and lion dances. There are many to see, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - FESTIVAL

    Tai Hang dragon dance marks colourful start to Chinese holiday

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO, Amy Nip

    ... Jolie Ho and Amy Nip Dragon dance ushers holiday fever Thousands of people thronged in Tai Hang yesterday to watch the area's heritage-listed dragon dance, kicking off the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day celebrations. Paraded along the narrow streets by 300 dancing Tai Hang residents, the 61-metre fire dragon swung its head and tail to the cheering of crowds. Though ...

  5. Comment - Blogs - MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

    Pok Fu Lam's fire dragon dance to rival Tai Hang's

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 06:07pm by Hedy Bok

    ... Hedy Bok "Pok Fu Lam fire dragon dance" video by Hedy Bok Tai Hang is not the only place to watch fire dragon dancing during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Pok Fu Lam village also ... on the dragon this year," said Ng Kwong-nam, leader of Pok Fu Lam village fire dragon dance team. One of Ng's dragons made an attempt for Guinness World Records in 2010 – the tradition's ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Lack of funding and young volunteers threaten fire dance

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Organisers of fire dragon dances continue their traditions despite a lack of funding and young volunteers Keepers of the flame This year will mark the 55th time Chan Tak-fai has taken part in the fire dragon dance, a tradition that has been staged annually in Tai Hang for more than 130 years as part of Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations. "The ...

  7. A Dance With the Dragon: The Vanished World of Peking's Foreign Colony

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jason Wordie A Dance With the Dragon: The Vanished World of Peking's Foreign Colony by Julia Boyd IB Tauris Anyone with adult memories of European life in pre-war China is now- at the very least- in their 90s, and first-hand recollections of personally lived experience during that time are almost extinct. Imaginative recreations gleaned from these sources are all that can ...

  8. Dragon dance burns brighter

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com For 130 years, the fire dragon dance has coiled through the streets in Tai Hang, leaving a trail of blessings in its wake. Once lined with Hakka village houses, modern housing has taken their place, leaving little room for its Hakka roots. But in June Unesco declared the fire dragon dance an intangible national cultural heritage ...

  9. A Dance with Dragons

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin (read by Roy Dotrice) HarperCollins (audiobook) Here it is- not the fifth part of George R.R. Martin's colossal A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series. No, here's the first 24-hour audiobook I have ever sat through. That's a day of my life (well, about three all told) I have spent with Roy Dotrice's ...




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