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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: dregs and the city

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by Jason Wordie

    ... heritage" have been identified. Unfortunately, much that is considered "uniquely Hong Kong" is anything but. Many customs, festivals and food items listed are largely the same as those ... contains much that is commonplace in Hong Kong. But what are the broader allegories around what actually is unique to Hong Kong? Let's deconstruct one example. Yuanyang, a popular ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1540802/then-now-dregs-and-city
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: Hong Kong Ferris wheel, an eye for eye's sake

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... Jenni Marsh Jenni Marsh Spokes in the eyesore Oh, the irony. Hong Kong- a city that has demolished many of its historic relics (the old Hong Kong Club, the former Foreign ... hi-tech high-rises that form one of the world's most spectacular skylines. The ICC stands at 484 metres, Two IFC is 420 metres, the Hong Kong "Eye", meanwhile, will spin a pathetic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1521051/rant-hong-kong-ferris-wheel-eye-eyes-sake
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: schools of hard knocks

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Hong Kong's colonial education policies have failed an entire generation and some are still paying the price, writes Jason Wordie Schools of hard knocks Free universal primary education was introduced in Hong Kong only as recently as 1971. Consequently, significant numbers of people (the youngest are in their early 50s) are either completely illiterate, or so functionally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1550965/then-now-schools-hard-knocks
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Something new: blind dates at Alchemy in the Dark

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... to Alchemy in the Dark, Hong Kong's first full-time restaurant in total darkness. Upon arrival, diners brief the chef on their allergies, lock away their mobile phones and enter the windowless ... to Saturday, from 7pm to 11pm. Reservations are required. A three-course meal with wine pairing costs HK$700 per person. Five per cent of all profits go to the Hong Kong Society for the Blind.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1550984/something-new-blind-dates-alchemy-dark
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: razing the dead

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Razing the dead Mirroring the world of the living, the property market for the dead in Hong Kong faces issues of high demand, low supply and astronomical prices. Columbarium niches are so expensive here that many choose to have their ashes laid to rest on the mainland. Personally, I want my cremated ashes scattered – not in Hong Kong, for it is polluted enough, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1548845/reflections-razing-dead
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by AAYUSH NIROULA

    ... become the soundtrack to Hong Kong's discontent- protesters sung it at this year's July 1 march and the HKTV protests last year. The South African-born lyricist was also a television ... In an interview with the Democracy Now website last week, Assange gave a little insight into how his WikiLeaks organisation had helped facilitate Edward Snowden's flight from Hong Kong to Russia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1551919/six-degrees
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Robert Joseph

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Robby Nimmo

    ... and it somehow became the world's biggest wine competition, with over 10,000 entries. The first offshore International Wine Challenge (IWC) in Hong Kong was at Vinexpo, in 1996. I ran several here, ... SUMMER OF WINE Wine consulting brings me to events like Hong Kong's recent Vinexpo. When I first came here, in the 1980s, there were a handful of people working in wine. It was all about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1550929/my-life-robert-joseph
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Cometh the hour

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by Jason Wordie

    ... As faith in the Hong Kong leadership deteriorates, the political arena remains ominously devoid of viable replacements, writes Jason Wordie Cometh the hour Confidence in the ability of Hong Kong’s political system to deliver competent, responsible administration continues to decline. Popular despair at the dispiriting race to the bottom that characterises most public debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1545539/then-now-cometh-hour
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Natasha Reyes

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead The Hong Kong-based Médecins Sans Frontières emergency coordinator talks to Kate Whitehead about a career dealing with disaster Natasha Reyes FAMILY VALUE I've got ... in the Philippines, but they had an office in Hong Kong. A friend started working with them- he had a mission in Kashmir and was hooked- so I tried it. It was my second mission that got me hooked. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1545545/my-life-natasha-reyes
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: exciting attention

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:48am by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Exciting attention The downward trend in mainland tourist arrivals is probably being welcomed by many in Hong Kong, but retailers are yearning for the return of the tuhao. Now listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, “tuhao” refers to the typically gauche parvenu from the mainland who think nothing of spending a fortune in a single afternoon. Poet Chen Zi’ang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1539644/reflections-exciting-attention

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