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  1. Seoul leader's HK trip a study of contrasts

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon sought to keep things frugal during his recent two-day trip to Hong Kong- in contrast to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, ... for providing 30 per cent of local housing. 'The 30 per cent in Hong Kong is a really great number,' he said yesterday morning, adding that Seoul's aim to raise the number of public ...

  2. Creative ties formed with Seoul school

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau A Hong Kong and Seoul school-based partnership has been formed to strengthen creative education with international exposure. HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity signed ... education to Form Four students and above by using arts to nurture their creativity. Joo Yong-tae, director for youth from Seoul's metropolitan government, was in Hong Kong last month ...

  3. Seoul interest

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... a year ago, the Hong Kong Fringe Club said it was hoping to boost the number of local artists it would take to the Seoul Fringe, an independent arts festival held over a fortnight in the heart ... artists will be Seoul (with one local reporter)- the smallest contingent to attend the event since the Fringe first took part in 2002. Last year, eight representatives from Hong Kong went. Unlike ...

  4. TV viewers want a little Seoul in their lives

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Television viewers are unhappy with serials made in Hong Kong and want more cultural fare along the lines of the hit Korean drama Jewel in the Palace, a survey has shown. More than 70 per cent of 712 television viewers questioned by the Democra ...

  5. A Korean model

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Myung-bak. Once upon a time, Mr Lee was a top executive at Hyundai Construction, covering the world in general and Seoul in particular with concrete- roads, bridges, housing and office blocks- obliterating hillsides, felling trees, covering over rivers. But when Mr Lee became mayor of Seoul in 2002, he quickly realised that times had changed. South Korea was prosperous, highly educated ...

  6. City's vision

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shenzhen aims to catch up with Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul in 10 years. Do you think this is possible, or do you agree with the Guangdong academic who thinks it will take at least 20 years? Write to us. ...


    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... A regional report by Savills has found rents for high-end apartments in Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul have entered an 'early downswing' stage. At US$100 per square metre, Hong Kong's luxury apartments are the second most expensive in Asia after Tokyo, which is at a 'late downswing' stage. Rents for prime villas and town houses in Hong Kong are at a 'late ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Change from the bottom up can empower a community

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by JESSICA TAM

    ... social innovation initiatives worldwide. One such movement for change has been taking place in Seoul in recent years and has accelerated since social activist Park Won-soon was elected mayor last ... of community development projects. The Seoul government has led with innovative initiatives such as sharing government office space with the public, the use of social media (it has about 500,000 ...

  9. Entries close soon for Hong Kong bands seeking fame in the Asian Beat Band Competition

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on November 11. Last year's Hong Kong champion, the five-piece band Jukator, won the grand prize and best guitarist title in the grand final in Seoul. Those wishing to enter the contest can apply ...


    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seoul Performing Arts Company Dynamic Korea The dance troupe presents an ensemble of folk and court dances ending with the famed hourglass drum dance. Today, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long; tomorrow, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, $90-$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 ...




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