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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: mainland romance But Always takes its cue from Comrades: A Love Story

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:17am by EDMUND LEE

    ... Text: Edmund Lee Missing the point BUT ALWAYS Starring: Nicholas Tse Tingfung, Gao Yuanyuan, Qin Hao Director: Snow Zou Xian Category: IIA (Putonghua, Cantonese and English) This is a "will they, won't they?" romantic drama, whose mainland protagonists suffer missed chances at love during years of futile longing. There are historical events serving as temporal ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Trouble in paradise: Langkawi struggles to hold onto Unesco geopark status

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by Leisa Tyler

    ... Once a hideaway for pirates rampaging in the Andaman Sea, these days Langkawi- or to give it its official name, Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah- is better known for its tourists, who come to linger ... Everest rose to their current stature, Langkawi has a unique ecology, typical of islands separated from mainlands by substantial bodies of water. Gunung Machinchang, one of the peaks on Langkawi ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - ART

    British photographer Martin Parr's show documents modern Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... activities of this new world." China is a good place to examine this theme, he says. "There's no better place for mainlanders to come and spend their money than Hong Kong. ... of mainlanders outside a Louis Vuitton shop on Canton Road. Parr also explored how the property market works here by visiting show apartments and speaking to property agents. "That was a big ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs


    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:55pm by BEN SIN

    ... of mainland tourists and rowdy twenty-something locals (dubbed "the MK crowd") often make for an unsophisticated, disruptive audience, so goes the thinking. Still, the Mong Kok moviegoing experience will seem staid compared to what's happening over the border. This month a chain of mainland theatres introduced an experience called danmu (meaning "bullet screen"), which ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM


    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by OUTTAKES

    ... Ben Sin Outtakes Ning takes the light road Mainland director Ning Hao has gone on record to say his films are a reflection of the absurdities of modern Chinese life. It worked well ... and was snapped up by distributors for a North American release on October 2 — just two days after its mainland release. Hong Kong will have to wait, as no release date has been set. But distributors tell ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - FEATURE

    Ganga management

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... In several speeches since, he has spoken of the filth in India and how Indians must develop clean habits. "Tourists come [to Varanasi] because of its reputation for spirituality ... as a sort of spiritual Venice, attracting millions of tourists and offering an experience that is unforgettable- in a pleasant way. In June, at a special conference on cleaning the Ganges in New ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - ART

    The Inquisition: playwright Wong Wing-sze

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... of Love and Horror? The sadness has stayed with me since I came back. I think there are Hongkongers who perceive the world through fear — for instance, they fear that the influx of mainlanders ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - ART

    Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso fuses pop culture with Buddhist iconography

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... and it stands out for its timely investigation of the language of popular culture. For example, Tiger reflects on the mainland government's use of social media in their high-profile crackdown ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESTINATION

    Easy riders

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:37am by OMAR MOUALLEM

    ... and pedestrians, or, for that matter, a tourist struggling with his bulky rental. When bikes aren't in use, they are sometimes haphazardly parked beside buildings, crowding pavements and doors. ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Rock climbers lured to the karsts of Getu village

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by JON BUTTERS

    ... mountains and rural life — scenes largely associated with the area surrounding Guilin, Guangxi, and well-known tourist destinations such as Yangshuo. But the limestone towers extend far out ... Food options are limited: if you have specific dietary requirements, take what you need. Getu is only just developing as a tourist destination and will grow rapidly in the years ahead. Help ...




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