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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Power play: China and India jostle for influence in Nepal

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by DINAH GARDNER

    ... the south, according to the World Trade Organisation. One of the key growth areas is tourism. Thamel, Kathmandu's most well-known tourist spot, now has a stretch that could reasonably be called a Chinatown. A stroll along the main street reveals a string of Sichuan restaurants, Chinese hotels and crowds of mainland tourists of all ages. Nepali shopkeepers here speak good Putonghua. According ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    The Inquisition: Joe Odagiri, actor

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:55pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... mainland China and South Korea. Are you looking to accomplish anything in particular by doing this? It's not really a plan. To start with, the filmmakers invited me with their promising ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Hardcore punk festival Alive 4 shows the alternative scene is growing in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:55pm by Richard Lord

    ... And the mainland is starting to catch up, too. Hardcore is starting to build momentum: the whole of Asia's ears will be bleeding soon.   Alive 4, September 8, 9pm, Backstage Live, 1/F Somptueux ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Roam alone: tips for the single traveller

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:22pm by MARISSA CARRUTHERS

    ... Stick to open and public places, especially at night, and try not to stand out as a tourist. For example, when asking for directions say, "Where is the museum? I'm meeting a friend ... Cambodia, Australia and New Zealand, are popular destinations for solo travellers. "They see tons of tourists and backpackers go in and out of their countries every day so they're used ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Land of the Huldufolk

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Tim Pile

    ... gets too close. Many tourists learn the Icelandic word for "waterfall" before they know how to say "please", "thank you" and "does it ever get dark around ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    When China and France went to war: 130 years since forgotten conflict

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... especially China- but Hong Kong is much easier than the mainland and more exciting, too," says Heidelberg, explaining the appeal. "This is just a great place for those who want to start ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm

    ... Adam Nebbs Adam Nebbs Yangshu … oh, my! Back in the 1980s and 90s, the small town of Yangshuo, in Guangxi province, was backpacker central, a vital destination on the hippy trail and often the first overnight stop for visitors entering the mainland, by ferry via Wuzhou, from Hong Kong. Much like Dali, in Yunnan province, it was a Chinese equivalent to Bangkok’s Khao San Road, ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Blood Will Tell features 1940s mainland star Bai Guang in a bad girl role

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:54pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... the second world war and continued her upward spiral after moving to Hong Kong in 1949. Recruited by former mainland mogul S.K. Chang (aka Zhang Shankun) for his Hong Kong operation, Great Wall ... and personalities like Bai Guang unwelcome on mainland screens for decades.   Blood Will Tell, August 2, 7pm, Hong Kong Film Archive, August 10, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque. Part of the 100 Must-See Hong ...




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