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  1. Paper heads of wonder

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jennifer Lo On Lunar New Year's Day, as the drum thunders and cymbals ring, the sleepy lion springs to life. Its eyelids flutter and mouth opens and it begins its dance. Leading the dance on the street is a playful Big Head Buddha, who teases and taunts the lion along the way with its palm-leaf fan. Paul Chan Lai-cheung is pleased. The 60-year-old is one of the few masters ...

  2. The buzz

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... and misfortune with firecrackers and lion dances, and say to anyone who will listen: 'Congratulations- get rich!' (Kung Hei Fat Choi!). During my first Lunar New Year in Hong Kong in 1996, ... and Great George streets in Causeway Bay this Sunday in the form of the Confucius Carnival, a seven-hour stage performance of lion dancing and traditional music. And next Thursday there's ...

  3. Not So Lovely Lions

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by Ellen Whyte They are majestic, strong and powerful. It is no wonder they have been called 'The King of Beasts'. In most fairytales, lions are brave and noble. Like the great ... were once likened to lions, like the 12th century English king Richard the Lionheart. But the big cats' reputation for bravery and honour is undeserved. Lions rarely hunt alone. Instead, ...

  4. Blame the bottom line, not a bronze lion

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by 2013. Unionists and staff have not been able to swallow the news and have taken it out on a defenceless victim. Poor Stephen - the iconic roaring bronze lion in front of the bank's ...

  5. Capturing the lion's share

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Travelport's Asia-Pacific regional office is located in the Lion City, and its senior regional director is a Singaporean, one Chua Hui Wan. Chua, who grew up in Singapore, and then studied ...

  6. Into the lion's den

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Below the Lion Rock, which depicted life among the city's grass roots- was also no stranger to controversy. Soon after he took the helm at RTHK in 2008, he was criticised for his reluctance ...

  7. Lion city stays on top

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Singapore has retained its position as Asia's top convention city, according to last year's global country and city ranking by the International Congress and Convention Association. A total of 9,120 events were held last year, up 826 from the pr ...

  8. Hear the Lion City roar

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... There was no shortage of doubters queuing up to pour scorn on the Singapore Grand Prix when it was first confirmed in 2007. A Formula One race at night? That's not going to work. The glare from the floodlights would make it impossible to drive, they ...

  9. Who's afraid of the Lion City?

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with locals. Based on the records of people we place, if you're in Hong Kong, it's easier to secure a job there.' Peter Wong, executive director of the Lion Rock Institute, a leading ...

  10. Lions Rise homes to go on sale soon

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito Kerry Properties plans to start selling flats at its 968-unit residential development Lions Rise in Wong Tai Sin in early May. Chu Ip-pui, executive director of Kerry, said the company expected to get pre-sale consent to sell the units in the next few weeks and the first batch on sale would consist of about 50 to 60 units. Lions Rise has 140,000 square feet of club ...




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