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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Cometh the hour

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by Jason Wordie

    ... As faith in the Hong Kong leadership deteriorates, the political arena remains ominously devoid of viable replacements, writes Jason Wordie Cometh the hour Confidence in the ability of Hong Kong’s political system to deliver competent, responsible administration continues to decline. Popular despair at the dispiriting race to the bottom that characterises most public debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1545539/then-now-cometh-hour
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: Hong Kong Ferris wheel, an eye for eye's sake

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... Jenni Marsh Jenni Marsh Spokes in the eyesore Oh, the irony. Hong Kong- a city that has demolished many of its historic relics (the old Hong Kong Club, the former Foreign ... hi-tech high-rises that form one of the world's most spectacular skylines. The ICC stands at 484 metres, Two IFC is 420 metres, the Hong Kong "Eye", meanwhile, will spin a pathetic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1521051/rant-hong-kong-ferris-wheel-eye-eyes-sake
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by AAYUSH NIROULA

    ... become the soundtrack to Hong Kong's discontent- protesters sung it at this year's July 1 march and the HKTV protests last year. The South African-born lyricist was also a television ... In an interview with the Democracy Now website last week, Assange gave a little insight into how his WikiLeaks organisation had helped facilitate Edward Snowden's flight from Hong Kong to Russia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1551919/six-degrees
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Blowing their trumpet

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by Jason Wordie

    ... documenting aspects of life in the mainland, Hong Kong and among the overseas Chinese diaspora, describe these events. In the 1950s, funeral processions for the wealthy and socially prominent could ... by the late 19th century a new innovation had come into vogue in the Chinese world- the European-style brass band. Hong Kong, and other foreign-influenced cities in China, such as Shanghai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1556131/then-now-blowing-their-trumpet
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: Striking a SAR note

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:52pm by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo Robby Nimmo Striking a SAR note A radio show recently asked listeners to come up with ideas for Hong Kong musicals. A few thoughts immediately sprang to mind … Billy Spelliot could be a show about a boy who thought he was the only person left in Hong Kong who cared about putting letters in the right order. His mission? To erase the green grocer's apostrophe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1555555/rant-striking-sar-note
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: Clone wars

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Clone wars There are actors in the mainland who, bearing an uncanny resemblance to political leaders such as Mao Zedong or Zhou Enlai, work as lookalikes. And recently, a picture of a pie-seller who was the spitting image of President Xi Jinping has been doing the rounds on the internet. I have yet to meet my doppelganger and I hope that chilling encounter never ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1556150/reflections-clone-wars
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by AAYUSH NIROULA

    ... for a science-based, industrialised brewery. Jacobsen was also involved with what is considered to be the first political party in Denmark, the National Liberal Party, which was instrumental in founding the country's constitution and consisted of stalwarts such as Ditlev Gothard Monrad … A key figure in shaping early Danish politics, in 1864 Monrad abandoned his native country when it became engulfed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1556061/six-degrees
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: dregs and the city

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie How Hong Kong has muddled its heritage with its history is reflected in a refreshing glass of coffee-tea, writes Jason Wordie Dregs and the city After some seven years' of research, and a lengthy consultation process between government advisers, academics and heritage activists, more than 480 items of Hong Kong's "tangible and intangible cultural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1540802/then-now-dregs-and-city
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: schools of hard knocks

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Hong Kong's colonial education policies have failed an entire generation and some are still paying the price, writes Jason Wordie Schools of hard knocks Free universal primary education was introduced in Hong Kong only as recently as 1971. Consequently, significant numbers of people (the youngest are in their early 50s) are either completely illiterate, or so functionally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1550965/then-now-schools-hard-knocks
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Something new: blind dates at Alchemy in the Dark

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... to Alchemy in the Dark, Hong Kong's first full-time restaurant in total darkness. Upon arrival, diners brief the chef on their allergies, lock away their mobile phones and enter the windowless ... to Saturday, from 7pm to 11pm. Reservations are required. A three-course meal with wine pairing costs HK$700 per person. Five per cent of all profits go to the Hong Kong Society for the Blind.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1550984/something-new-blind-dates-alchemy-dark

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