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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tai O is losing its taste for century-old shrimp paste flavour

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... heritage list of 480 items. But locally made shrimp paste has become a part of history. Scenes of residents making shrimp paste began to disappear from Peng Chau, Aberdeen, Cheung Chau, Lamma ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593980/tai-o-losing-its-taste-century-old-shrimp-paste-flavour
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fishing heritage may be the one that got away

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Vivienne Chow

    ... heritage may be the one that got away It's a hot summer's day, and Lai Tai-sing is sitting on the deck of his fishing boat at the Cheung Chau typhoon shelter. The 46-year-old fisherman ... These weather and fishing skills and cultural rituals that are unique to generations of Hong Kong fishermen account for over 30 items on the government's intangible cultural heritage list published ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592493/fishing-heritage-may-be-one-got-away
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Bureaucracy may be wing chun kung fu master's biggest foe

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 03:42am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Bruce Lee. He had better news in June, when Yip Man wing chun was identified as one of 480 living items of heritage recognised by the city's government. But Ip Chun is still not convinced. Watch: Ip Chun, son of Ip Man, reveals the secret of Wing Chun "We applied to Guangdong and Hong Kong for intangible cultural heritage status in 2009. While we were granted the status ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589448/bureaucracy-may-be-wing-chun-kung-fu-masters-biggest-foe
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Need a hand in marriage? Then ask an embroiderer

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 03:04am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Traditional wedding outfits could take a year to decorate with silver and gold thread- no wonder they are listed as part of city's heritage Need ... They are one of the 480 items on the government's intangible cultural heritage inventory published in June. The intricate processes involved in creating traditional Hong Kong outfits- some would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588846/need-hand-marriage-then-ask-embroiderer
  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    The curds and the way: Why tofu pudding is part of our cultural heritage

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:12am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau Tofu pudding has gone beyond mere dessert to be recognised as part of our cultural heritage A chef blends soybean milk with a powdery concoction, pouring them simultaneously into a container atop the worn kitchen tiles. He is making tofu pudding and his actions are now considered part of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage- with traditional bean curd recipes one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587924/all-about-curds-and-way
  6. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Numbers aren't everything: the Japanese way of handling tourism at Unesco world heritage site Kumano Kodo

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Vivienne Chow

    ... duty to safeguard the world heritage site he calls home. "This is our asset and it's my responsibility," says Sugiyama, who grew up in a neighbouring village and became a trail repair volunteer three years ago. His work is among a number of initiatives aimed at shifting Kumano Kodo's focus from mere tourism to community-initiated heritage conservation. It has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587384/numbers-arent-everything-japanese-way-handling-tourism-unesco-world
  7. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    The secrets behind serving up Hong Kong's 'hot cross buns'

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Making the popular pineapple buns that are now recognised as part of the city's intangible cultural heritage can take as long as 24 hours Secrets ... the fact that they contain no pineapple- have been listed as part of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage. An essential part is giving the crust of the sweet pastries- made from four basic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587246/secrets-behind-serving-hong-kongs-hot-cross-buns
  8. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Tradition or tourist spectacle? Safeguarding Hong Kong's culture comes at a price

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Vivienne Chow

    ... national list of intangible cultural heritage- artefacts that include performing arts, skills, rituals, crafts and festivals, and that differ from physical heritage items such as buildings ... first inventory of intangible cultural heritage published in June, cataloguing 480 entries in hopes of keeping traditions alive, said Liu Tik-sang, director of the University of Science ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587371/popularity-cheung-chau-bun-festival-shows-price-be-paid-preserving
  9. News - Hong Kong

    David's tunnel vision sheds light on city's heritage

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 12:55pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... and ask why anyone would be interested in old photographs," he says. Bellis has been nominated for the "Heritage Preservation Award" in the Spirit of Hong Kong Awards 2014 ... for heritage enthusiasts. "I think it's a great website," said Zimmerman. "If you're looking for Hong Kong history and pictures and stories, it's become a real platform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585762/davids-tunnel-vision-sheds-light-citys-heritage
  10. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Former resident of King Yin Lei separates fact from fiction

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Circumstances surrounding the origin of the landmark are quite different from what many people think, a nephew of its first owner says Finding the truths in mansion's storied history Hongkongers have been mulling the future ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1072645/former-resident-king-yin-lei-separates-fact-fiction

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