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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: farewell to Wong Kei

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Anna Chen

    ... building, with its architectural fusion of baroque and art-nouveau styles, was never empty. Much of its trade appeared to comprise unsuspecting tourists who'd stumbled in off the street ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: swarm welcome

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:31pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Wee Kek Koon Swarm welcome More than 100 Hongkongers rolled out a different kind of welcome for mainland tourists in Tsim Sha Tsui last month. Outside luxury-goods stores ... were reportedly aimed at the mainlanders during what was billed as an "anti-locust" protest. For a nation so dependent on agriculture, imperial China was surprisingly ignorant about ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: farmers in arms

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:43pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Wee Kek Koon Farmers in arms Protesters, many of them students, stormed and occupied key government buildings in Taiwan last month to protest against a trade deal with the mainland. Some excitable Hongkongers have arrogated the protests as a foretaste of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement, which may or may not indulge in a bit of civil disobedience later ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near yet so feared: going off the rails

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:43pm by cecilie gamst berg

    ... Cecilie Gamst Berg Cecilie Gamst Berg Going off the rails There is a hugely irritating collaboration occurring in the mainland today, one that should be apparent to anyone travelling ... from Hong Kong. But most of us can (if pushed) sympathise with people who do not want to live beneath the runway of a busy airport. The mainland, however, has taken this idea one enormous ...

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    So near, yet so feared: first case scenarios

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 11:20pm by cecilie gamst berg

    ... of the usual zero to two incomers lolling in front of a foreigners' passport line, a long queue of several nationalities, including mainlanders. The time I'd saved by taking the bus was soon lost. Then my friend was refused entry to the mainland. That was not only a first, but a sub-first, a minus-three kind of first. They took her into a little alcove for "further ...

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    City scope: All at sea

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 10:48pm by Nick Walker

    ... tight-lipped on the matter. What is clearer is that there are roughly five times as many "near-misses"- about 60 mainland tourists had to be rescued from the sea last year by lifeguards ... an early age. "Chinese visitors from the hinterland tend to treat the Andaman Sea as one big swimming pool, but it's nothing like that," says the reporter. Second, mainland tourists ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: for old times' sake

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:38pm by Jason Wordie

    ... by several years of overly rapid, poorly thought-through integration with the mainland. When people's sense of a separate identity feels threatened, there is a natural tendency to push back. ... Produced in the mid-1920s with the emergent round-the-world tourist souvenir market in mind, Picturesque Hong Kong, by local author Denis Hazell, is one early example. John Stericker, who ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near, yet so feared: off the rails

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:31pm by CECILE GAMST BERG

    ... Cecilie Gamst Berg Cecilie Gamst Berg Off the rails Just before Lunar New Year, I went to Shenzhen to breathe some long-needed mainland air- but a few metres across the border I stopped ... After an hour's fight-wait (it's a mainland thing: waiting in line while fighting to keep your place against hundreds of usurpers trying to elbow past you) there was a crushing blow: ...

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    Reflections: sense and simplicity

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 11:13pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... are also simplified, but no one in Hong Kong complains about the appearance of these in local stores, adverts, etc. It's only when it's used in relation to the mainland that simplified ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Something new: the big green leap

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:38pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman Olivia Rosenman The big green leap It's not a new concept in the United States, Australia, Denmark and Canada, where books such as The Green Bride Guide help couples plan low-carbon nuptials. Even the mainland was ahead of Hong Kong; last year in Wuhan, 25 models showed off wedding dresses made entirely of toilet paper to promote environmental awareness. ...




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