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  1. Shaw thing

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Peter Hall has a knack for knowing what audiences enjoy, and his production of Pygmalion is no exception, writes Victoria Finlay When British theatre director Peter Hall proposed staging George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion in London's West End a couple of years ago, theatre promoters were initially dismissive. It inspired the ever-popular musical My Fair Lady, ...

  2. Sevva - A bubbly place to bring gorgeous friends

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows 25/F Prince's Building, Central, 2537 1388 FARE International, including Asian. AMBIENCE The latest place to see and be seen, this wine bar, restaurant and cake shop has a 360-degree terrace, classy decor and bubbly atmosphere. COST About HK$800 for three courses without drinks. WHO TO BRING Gorgeous friends. TURN-ONS While many diners, judging from ...

  3. Fine Finnish

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Hong Kong gets its first, and last, chance to see a top Scandinavian maestro in action, says Victoria Finlay Fourteen years ago Esa-Pekka Salonen was booked to conduct two concerts at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. But while he was doing the rehearsals his second daughter was born early ('sometimes you just can't plan these things') and he had to cancel ...

  4. Herd mentality

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Treasures created by nomadic Tibetan tribes offer a glimpse of a disappearing way of life, writes Victoria Finlay Bradley Rowe first visited Tibet in 1984. Then 28, the Englishman was one of the first foreign tourists to visit for more than a generation and he found himself in the company of museum curators and antique shop owners competing with each other to find treasures from ...

  5. Trains bridge North and South

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... What? A train from North Korea and another from South Korea crossed the heavily armed border between the two countries last week, restoring a link that was severed in the 1950-53 war. When? May 17. Where? The trains crossed the demilitarised zone between ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic air fears over PLA warships moored in Victoria Harbour

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... to be exempted from a law that would require ocean-going vessels to use cleaner fuels while at berth in the city's waters. A 150-metre site near the PLA barracks in Admiralty will officially ...

  7. Hong Kong’s Secretary for Labour and Welfare and former Premier of Victoria highlight horseracing’s positive contribution to the community

    Posted May 06th 2014, 07:40pm

    ... the Jockey Club’s commitment to contributing to this city’s long-term social development.   “In short, the Jockey Club is far more than a powerhouse of horse racing of international standing.  ... John Brumby, former Premier of the State of Victoria in Australia, outlined “racing’s capacity to make a significant contribution to public revenues, employment, economy and society” in his ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Lifeguards on ‘sickout’ force HK$800m Victoria Park public pool to close

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:59pm by Ernest Kao

    ... services are not affected." Kwok said Victoria Park was not the only public pool short of lifeguards; the number needed to increase by 20 per cent across the city. But he said hiring had been ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Victoria Park pool closed for three hours as lifesavers act in dispute over staff 'shortage' Swimmers left high and dry as guards call in sick ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong wakes up to major traffic disruption after Occupy protests around the city

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 07:21am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... or radio announcements for the latest traffic and public transport service updates,” the department said in a statement. City Bus and New Bus, which mainly operate on Hong Kong Island, said ... between Victoria Park and Western Market, and Happy Valley have been suspended. But trams will still be running between Shau Kei Wan and Victoria Park, and between Kennedy Town and Western Market. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - URBAN PLANNING

    Public will wait 40 years for full access to Victoria Harbour, says study

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:46am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... The public will have to wait 40 years for access to the full length of the Victoria Harbour shoreline if the government fails to up the pace of its waterfront improvements, a new study has found. ... the accessibility, connectivity, quality and popularity of the city's waterfront areas and compare their findings with a similar study in 2008. They found that the area of waterfront accessible ...




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