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  1. Roar of the lion

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... To make the Lunar New Year celebration complete, you must have a lion dance. It is common to see it being performed in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and on the mainland.Yet is the traditional and culturally important event seen among people celebrating the Lunar New Year in other parts of the world? This eye report takes you away from China and gives you a glimpse of how the lion dance ...

  2. From roar beginnings

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kobi Chan Not being indigenous to China, lions were probably introduced along with Buddhism from West Asia via the Silk Road- as gifts to Chinese emperors to help secure trading rights. The first records of lion dancing date to the Han dynasty (206BC-AD220), but many tales surround its origins. One attributes the dance to a Tang emperor who dreamed of dancing beasts, then ordered ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Hyatt boss ends celebrations with pride... of lion dancers

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... for the real action- a traditional Chinese ceremony in the lobby. Not content with just one lion dance for luck, general manager Gordon Fuller hired a whole pride of loud and colourful performers. With some of his longest-serving staff beside him in the reception area, eight lions and one long dragon prowled the marbled atrium, hopefully bringing more luck and prosperity. With confetti ...

  6. Pride of lions

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... An all-girl troupe of performers is bringing new flavours and vitality to the traditional festival dance, writes Sunny Tse An all-girl team of lion dancers has been turning heads, beating the boys at competitions and even taking awards, bringing the ancient tradition into a new era. The Ha Kwok Cheung Dragon & Lion Dance troupe's group of 15 lion-dancing girls, aged 12 ...

  7. Sea lion that hurt trainer back in show

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The sea lion that injured its trainer will return to the stage at Ocean Park today after one week's quarantine. A park spokeswoman said Jumanji would join other sea lions ... teeth during the show last Thursday. The trainer was discharged from hospital on the same day. Ocean Park's chairman, Allan Zeman, had said this was the first time a sea lion had injured ...

  8. Even brighter future on the horizon for Lion City

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... with Singapore's burgeoning cultural scene of recent years, the Lion City's non-business profile is also rising in Hong Kong. According to Singapore consul-general Toh Hock Ghim: ...

  9. Jumanji puts on 'normal' show on first day back

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Jumanji, the sea lion who slightly grazed her trainer's arm last week, was back on show at Ocean Park yesterday after a week-long quarantine. The 12-year-old female joined two other sea lions in a demonstration at the Pacific Pier. She was put through her paces, following her trainer's instructions, and was regularly fed fish as encouragement and reward. The show ...

  10. SLICK cities

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Singapore and Thailand were the first to open their economies to overseas businesses, with the Lion City encouraging foreign professionals to make it their home. Thailand invited Japanese and Korean ... a sleepy fishing village, when Sir Stamford Raffles first set foot there, the city state has risen to be a modern metropolis. The Lion City enjoys a high standard of living and is a financial ...




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