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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Street life: Hong Kong in the 1950s as seen through a teenage photographer's lens

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Ho Fan's photographs of old Hong Kong will go on display in a new hotel Lensman looks back with nostalgia When Ho Fan took up street photography in the 1950s, ... would be the end of them if they fell. But what can you do when you are poor? Hong Kong people are daring in challenging times," he said. Despite harsh circumstances, there were some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570201/photographer-ho-fans-pictures-old-hong-kong-go-display-new-hotel
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    Funeral fashion show to inject life into Hong Kong's Hungry Ghosts Festival

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 11:50am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of hell to roam the human world. Even today in Hong Kong it is common to see people burn offerings and leave food by the roadside for the hungry ghosts. But one local thinks the annual ritual ... ways of seeing and doing things,” Lui said. “In Hong Kong, superstition has gone too far. We idolise the fung shui masters and people still think rich people have better luck because they have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566080/fashion-show-aims-give-new-life-hungry-ghosts-festival-hong-kong
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    Hong Kong arts festival seeks more funding for future growth

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Vivienne Chow

    ... more Arts Festival seeks more funding Hong Kong will host its largest contingent yet from Russia's Bolshoi opera and ballet and a string of artistic big names in next year's arts festival, but organisers hope to do more- if the government will increase funding. Tisa Ho, the Hong Kong Arts Festival's executive director, said the festival society was in discussion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565204/hong-kong-arts-festival-seeks-more-funding-future-growth
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    A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality: Hong Kong library under fire for 'anti-gay propaganda'

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by DANNY LEE

    ... sexuality. Gay rights activist Betty Grisoni, co-founder of Hong Kong's largest lesbian organisation Les Peches and director of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) cultural ... It's not the first time a Hong Kong government department has been accused of homophobia. In 2011, the Social Welfare Department courted controversy after inviting a psychiatrist who believes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560024/gay-cure-library-book-may-need-disclaimer-gay-rights-group-says
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    Cosplay galore: Hong Kong's Ani-Com fans tell why they dress up as their favourite anime characters

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 10:03am by BRIAN YAP, Jeremy Blum

    ... Brian Yap and Jeremy Blum brian.yap@scmp.com jeremy.blum@scmp.com Anime fans were out in full force this weekend at Hong Kong’s annual Ani-Com & Games convention, with many decked out in intricate home-made cosplay outfits styled after their favourite characters. With over 700,000 visitors at the expo, which is held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559329/cosplay-galore-hong-kongs-ani-com-fans-why-they-dress-their-favourite
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    One million people visit Hong Kong book fair in record turnout

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... week-long Book Fair saw a record high turnout of more than a million people, up from 980,000 last year. An hour before the doors closed on the annual fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition ... the film adaptation of which will hit the cinemas next week, sold out in days. He said sales remained similar to last year. Watch: Crowds descend on Hong Kong's annual book fair Major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557314/hong-kong-book-fair-visitors-hit-1m-event-draws-close
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    China lunar exhibit shoots the moon at Hong Kong Science Museum

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... Chang'e 1, 2, and 3. "We believe this exhibition can give Hong Kong people faith, enhance the cultural exchange between Hong Kong and [mainland] China and develop interest and passion among ... equipment that was designed and made in Hong Kong," said Robert Tam Wai-man, associate director of the university's industrial centre, adding that the technology could be used in fields ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557040/china-lunar-exhibit-shoots-moon-hong-kong-science-museum
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    Literature lovers camp out overnight as Hong Kong Book Fair begins

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:42pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... of bookworms queued up in Wan Chai on Wednesday morning for Hong Kong’s biggest annual book fair, with some having camped out overnight to be among the first to hit the booths. The Hong Kong Book Fair, ... exhibition focuses on Hong Kong's publishing history. Visitors can see examples of old printing and historical books or take a closer look at more recent publications from the past two decades. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555367/literature-lovers-camp-out-overnight-hong-kong-book-fair-begins
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    Delve into the past and travel the world at the Hong Kong Book Fair

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by AMY NIP AND SARAH KARACS

    ... A themed exhibition focuses on Hong Kong's publishing history. Visitors can see examples of old printing and historical books or take a closer look at more recent publications from the past ... readers to Cantonese slang through the decades. Another, 3/4 Hong Kong by a Taiwanese author, describes the hiking opportunities in the city, which is less well known internationally for its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554954/delve-past-and-travel-world-hong-kong-book-fair
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    Hong Kong-trained conductor scores major international achievement

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 11:48am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Top prize a dream come true for local conductor A Hong Kong-trained conductor has scored another major triumph on the international scene after clinching ... opportunities, makes him the first Hong Kong conductor to claim a top prize in France since Yip Wing-sie, now Hong Kong Sinfonietta music director, won at Besancon in 1985. Watch: Lio Kuok-man's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543454/hong-kong-trained-conductor-scores-major-international-achievement

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