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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Psoriasis patients seek subsidies for medication

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 01:45pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... A spokesman for the Hospital Authority, the body that oversees all public hospitals in Hong Kong, said it would have to make a detailed study before deciding if it will subsidise the treatment ... Reuters in Hong Kong When Gary Lai first came down with the skin disease psoriasis, he got so tired of the stigma he faced in the outside world that he would lock himself away in his ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong girls using wider variety of drugs than boys as addicts get younger

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:17am by Bernice Chan

    ... buying us a drink or a meal," she says. Lily embodies a number of the trends that organisations such as Sarda and Caritas Hong Kong have been observing in the past five years- drug users ... The gender dynamic in Hong Kong's drug culture is also illustrated in Ah Ming's story. His face is still marked with red blotches and he suffers from extremely dry skin from prolonged meth ...


    Wine Opinion: Rivals Hong Kong and Singapore are worlds apart in taste

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:08am by DEBRA MEIBURG SARAH HELLER

    ... It may be also be a matter of flavour profile. To Hong Kong, wine gospel comes from English publications such as Decanter and Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, while Singapore looks ... tempted to belittle the other's win, or at least beat them over the head with a heavy toy. This could easily happen with the wine markets of Singapore and Hong Kong, with Hong Kong ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Residents fight back against Hong Kong's urban renewal projects

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:21pm by Elaine Yau

    ... the Urban Renewal Authority is charged with the mission to "address Hong Kong's acute urban decay problem and improve the living conditions of residents in dilapidated urban areas". ... floral plaque business. It would just mean another move, he thought; after all, he had relocated to his Fuk Wing Street premises four years earlier after housing officials acquired his original ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    No request too small for Hong Kong's 'personal service providers'

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:26am by Elaine Yau

    ... services that range from taking dogs for walks or recovering deleted files from computers to introducing people to the best red wines available. "There is much untapped manpower in Hong Kong ... trifling matters, citing his experience as a seller of services on Fiverr. "I offered to mail postcards featuring Hong Kong nightscapes to anywhere in the world, and I got buyers ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Cantonese a cappella group C AllStar sing about a vanishing Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:14am by RACHEL MOK

    ... Rachel Mok Vocal quartet C AllStar pen nostalgic songs about a vanishing Hong Kong. But they're not stuck in the past, writes Rachel Mok Wistful thinking C AllStar do not churn out ... and Music Colony look at how certain aspects of Hong Kong life have disappeared in recent years. The songs are tinged with nostalgia, something that's unusual for a group with an average age ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Lonely Fifteen started a trend in 'bad girl' movies

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... lost schoolgirls. Although its scenario is an unattributed adaptation of the racy, based-on-fact German film Christiane F (1981), David Lai Tai-wai's film is 100 per cent Hong Kong ... Hong Kong Film Awards, and sold more tickets than Raiders of the Lost Ark. It led to many sequels and a subgenre focusing on "girls gone wild". More recently, Lonely Fifteen co-stars ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Bright prospects for film and TV graduates in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:37am by CHRIS LAU

    ... years ago, the Hong Kong Design Institute student was taking a public relations course at a technical institute, but deep down he was drawn to film studies at the design institute's campus ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com With competition set to intensify in Hong Kong's TV market, the prospects for local film and TV graduates have never been brighter, writes Chris Lau ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong ill prepared to care for middle-class retirees

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... of HK$600,000 to the Hong Kong Housing Society, which manages the development, to live in the flat for the rest of their lives. Although they don't have ownership of the property, they reckon ... are woefully inadequate for the growing number of middle-class elderly in Hong Kong. Overall, census officials estimate the proportion of people aged 65 and above will rise from 13 per cent now to 28 ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    TEDx chapters attract growing followings in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 10:22am by BERNICE CHA, CHRIS LAU

    ... They are working towards another gathering in April. "I see what is happening in society; Hong Kong is losing things we used to have, like freedom and space, and I feel like I have to do ... Independently organised spin-offs from the successful TED ideas conferences in the US, TEDx talks have caught on here in a big way. The city has hosted more than 20 events since the first TEDxHong Kong ...




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