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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    App to teach Chinese writing is a hit with local and expatriate kids

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:31am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chinese Copybook: Elementary Class. "Without much instruction, the child began to write, and was able to pick up four to five Chinese characters in a short time. His mum [an expatriate] thought it was really amazing," recalls Venus. That was when the two Lees (no relation) realised that their app could benefit expatriates who want to pick up the language as well as Chinese ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    E-/audiobook reviews: non-fiction

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Korma, Kheer and Kismet by Pamela Timms Aleph (e-book) This is writing to gorge on, filled as it is with descriptions that will sate the senses. Pamela Timms allows her taste buds to lead the way in Old Delhi, although at times, like many expatriates in India, she is felled by the heat and worried about hygiene. However, when she joins a gastronomic group, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Seaside tong lau in Kennedy Town gets new lease of life

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 06:47am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... along the level of finish and style that you would get in Australia. I think a lot of expatriates are looking for that." Stephen Javens, director of architecture at KPDO, took on board ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    British dining tycoon eyes Hong Kong expansion

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 11:11pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... As a cocktail bar, adaptations to local tastes may be more apparent in Eclipse than Boujis, whose core clientele in Hong Kong is heavily expatriate. "There are clubs here that are very ...

  5. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Home brewing enthusiasts open a shop to advance the hobby

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 05:47pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... Brewcraft is the city's sole specialist supplier. Its patrons tend to fall into two groups: expatriates or Hongkongers who got into brewing abroad, and just need a place to buy ingredients ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    Hong Kong's literary festival offers a packed programme of foreign and local writers

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... novel, The Expatriates, is scheduled for release in January 2016. Lee will join other novelists- Junot Diaz, Chris Pavone, Lauren Groff and Phillip Kim- for a panel discussion at the University ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Where to find the best Taiwanese food in Taipei

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:37pm by Ralph Jennings

    ... the Imperial Hotel brings some of Taipei's most eclectic queues. Couples on dates line up with groups of expatriates and Taiwanese families out to celebrate life events. The attraction ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Not all students are mature enough to study abroad

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:27am by CICI GEORGE/CHARMAINE CARVALHO

    ... Cici George life@scmp.com Parents must assess if their child is ready for overseas schooling Far and astray Leaving home to study abroad is a rite of passage for many young people. But as exciting as this adventure may be, students face psychological challenges overseas that are often not recognised. Dr Cathy Tsang-Feign, a psychologist and author of expatriate manual Living Abroad, ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Pet lovers take home cues from four-legged friends

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 01:03am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... asserts the British expatriate, a long-time Hong Kong resident. "If a client comes to me and is revamping their home, I always ask the resident cats, or dogs, what they want," Arquati ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind, film: A Town Like Alice, directed by Jack Lee (1956)

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by James Kidd

    ... alongside a group of expatriates. The men are sent to prison camp. The women and children are marched towards safe passage to Singapore. When Mrs Holland, the wife of Jean's employer, dies, ...




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