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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: pulling the plug

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Wee Kek Koon Pulling the plug The artistic licence taken by the makers of new Hollywood film Noah has upset many of those for whom the story of the eponymous biblical patriarch can only be read in the most literal sense. Many literalist readers of the Bible like to point to the prevalence of flood myths in many cultures around the world as "proof" ...

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    Reflections: flood vessels

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Wee Kek Koon

    ... that the biblical account of Noah's Ark was ripped off from the flood story in Mesopotamian poem Epic of Gilgamesh, a clay replica of which was on display at The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia ... written in scripture. Whatever the case, it's almost certain that- given the prevalence of flood stories in the myths of many cultures- the ancient world did experience a deluge ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Tony Kirkham

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:38pm by Jane Ram

    ... in isolation, you must preserve the forest. ROOT CAUSE Climate change is real and we must prepare our trees for extremes. At Kew we face drought, floods and wind. Every year presents new challenges. ...

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    Reflections: no smoke without ire

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Wee Kek Koon

    ... breadbasket, was severely affected. The area saw two devastating floods, in 1823 and 1833, resulting in massive crop failures. Some argue that the social unrest those failures unleashed marked ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Something new: quilty pleasures

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Kenny Hodgart

    ... Kenny Hodgart Kenny Hodgart Quilty pleasures There you are, lying in your bed, the alarm going off, the stress of work flooding your tired brain, your significant other taking ages in the bathroom. No, it's not every day that you bounce out of bed singing. If you were in Australia, you might consider taking a "mental health" day. If you were in some part of southern ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: hostility or hospitality?

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Gary Jones

    ... Gary Jones in Shanghai Gary Jones in Shanghai Hostility or hospitality? While Hong Kong grumbles about floods of mainland visitors- muttering about denuded shop shelves and their "uncouth" cousins slurping noodles on the MTR, among other breaches of etiquette- offended commentators in Beijing rage over ungrateful Hong Kong "bastards" who are "used to being ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near, yet so feared: reinventing the wheels

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by cecilie gamst berg

    ... Cecilie Gamst Berg Cecilie Gamst Berg Reinventing the wheels Among the many joys of the mainland are the various contraptions people use to ferry around passengers. It's a strange paradox that as more private cars flood onto the market, more enterprising individuals come up with modifications to motorbikes, lawn mower engines, outboard motors and bicycles- to provide cheap ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: moving stories

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... of an unstoppable flood of arrivals from the mainland crowding out Hong Kong residents from existing housing and social services is regularly thrown up as a nightmare scenario. But none of these anxieties ...



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