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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Rewind book: The House Without a Key, by Earl Derr Biggers (1925)

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 11:16pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The House Without a Key by Earl Derr Biggers Bobbs-Merrill It's still possible to visit the Halekulani, the Hawaiian hotel where columnist Earl Derr Biggers wrote the first Charlie Chan novel, The House Without a Key. Named after one of the hotel's bars, the novel centres on the killing of a Boston luminary, Dan Winterslip, who lived in a Hawaii house ...

  2. Lifestyle

    Lone crusader Mok Yim-hay takes on the Housing Authority and wins

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 05:47pm by Elaine Yau

    ... he took the Housing Authority to court to recover outstanding management fees. The odds seemed no better two years ago, when he switched the battleground to the Lands Tribunal and chose ... residence two years later, in 2001. The remaining two blocks required extensive structural repair and did not go on sale until 2013. The Housing Authority retained ownership of the six disputed ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    YouTube's top celebrities draw packed houses of adoring admirers at FanFests throughout Asia

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Scott Murphy

    ... Scott Murphy YouTube's top video stars draw throngs of adoring admirers at FanFest eventsin Asia, writes Scott Murphy Viral idols It's late May and a security team patrol the outdoor grounds of Singapore venue SCAPE while a series of blockades k ...

  4. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    By Malene Birger is the latest Scandinavian fashion house to open

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:36am by Divia Harilela

    ... design aesthetic. The historic 1860s building may reference the city's past, but its interiors are sleek and modern; staffers enjoy perks that include an in-house chef, free yoga classes, ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    What to see and do in Kennedy Town

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... exercise isn't your thing, try the escalator next to The Belcher's estate.) One of the highlights of the university's expansion is the Run Run Shaw Heritage House, an unexpected granite structure that looks like a Chinese version of an English country house. Built in 1924 as a residence for senior Western engineers, the house was restored and reopened earlier this year. ...

  6. Magazines - Style - FASHION

    Style Takes Paris PART III: Advocate and Provocateur

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:53am

    ... to make a statement on the runways of Paris. Be it theatrical staging or inspirations for the collections, the veterans of fashion houses know how to get the whole world talking. Chanel Just when ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Beef encounters: where to go for authentic steak frites in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by Charley Lanyon, Bernice Chan, Vanessa Yung

    ... straightforward concept is obvious from the menu: there's one choice, priced at HK$258: "Trimmed entrecote steak (10oz rib-eye) with special house sauce, French fries and green salad ... triple-cooked duck fat Idaho chips, finished off with organic, house-made dark chocolate cheesecake and vanilla ice cream. The only downside were the fries, which were soggy and tired. That said, we ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Paintings banned in Myanmar to go on show

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:46am by Kylie Knott

    ... or motion, was his way of expressing his frustration at the house arrest of NLD leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was confined to her home for 15 years. Guns, a 2002 abstract work by the artist which also addressed Suu Kyi's detention and authoritarian rule in Myanmar, had to be displayed in Thailand to avoid the censors. Suu Kyi's release from house arrest in 2010 ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Specialist classes can work wonders for children with learning difficulties

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:06pm by Karen Pittar

    ... teachers in Hong Kong, she enrolled him in Wellesley House, a boarding school in Kent, England. Steen says many children with learning disabilities in some areas have enormous talent and aptitude ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books

    Book reviews: Lavish tomes offer insight into architects' work

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by Richard Lord

    ... are trademarks, as are buildings that follow the form of the landscape, and underground constructions such as Benesse House Museum, sunk into the unspoilt island landscape of Naoshima, Kagawa, or the Invisible House in Treviso, Italy, mostly buried in response to the client's request for maximum privacy. Using concrete as his primary material, his is nonetheless a surprisingly human ...




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