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  1. Anti-Wall Street protest reaches Asia's capitals

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com From Wall Street to Exchange Square, the anti-capitalism movement that started a month ago in the US spread across the world yesterday and, compared with other Asian cities, the turnout in Hong Kong's financial district was high. Some 500 protesters demonstrated on a podium next to Exchange Square in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement ...

  2. Off the wall

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at www.houseofhackney.com. Hunting ground Discerning design aficionados in Hong Kong flock to www.thecoolhunter.net for the latest in culture and design emerging from our fair city (and around the world). Generating ... to find out what the site's arbiters of style have deemed hot in our city, such as Tom Dixon's design for Tazmania Ballroom in Lan Kwai Fong. Travelling abroad? The Cool Hunter has ...

  3. Wall tree protection sets benchmark

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Measures to safeguard three rare 'wall trees' in Kennedy Town affected by a railway project should become a benchmark for similar structures across the city, a specialist said. MTR Corp contractors are monitoring the stone walls in Forbes Street and the old trees growing on them, as construction of the West Island Line is under way nearby. ...

  4. Tear down illegal Sai Kung wall

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Walls are meant to divide and protect- the very reasons that a three-storey-high barrier has been built on land in Sai Kung to separate a village house and a burial ground. ... done by enforcement. More than six weeks have passed since a Buildings Department deadline for the wall's demolition expired, but it still stands. Since the order was issued in May, ...

  5. Hollywood eager to conquer Celluloid Wall of China

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem Shanghai is rarely described as a city of starry-eyed dreamers- but that could soon be about to change, with a double dose of Hollywood glitz on the horizon. Mainland media ... are not so well known among children in Shanghai- never mind in second- and third-tier cities. The firm almost certainly hopes having a 'Magic Kingdom' in the delta will sprinkle the pixie ...

  6. For graffiti artists, the writing's on the wall

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... than the mere act of defacing or decorating a wall. In May, a mysterious artist named Tangerine spray-painted a portrait of dissident artist Ai Weiwei on walls in the city. Police began ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com Love it or loathe it, graffiti seems to be a dying art in Hong Kong. In a city of seven million people, active graffiti artists estimate ...

  7. New great wall of China talent

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are more than qualified to take up managerial positions, and are also flexible about where they work. 'If there are very good job opportunities in tier two and three cities, overseas returnees are open to taking these opportunities,' Xiong says. 'In tier one cities, the top places have already been filled, but in tier two or three cities, these opportunities exist ...

  8. Down with the walls

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... of a 'festival without walls', one that 'can take the arts beyond their city boundary, take sufficient time to explore ideas, and build relationships'. Instead of dividing the festival ... Kevin Kwong With just 10 programmes- as opposed to last year's 25- scheduled for this month, City Festival 2011 is looking a little anorexic. According to Benny Chia Chun-heng, ...

  9. Beloved Berlin Wall (film)

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jennifer Lo Directed by German filmmaker Peter Timm, Beloved Berlin Wall is a lighthearted romantic comedy that provides a refreshing setting compared to the usual American offerings. Set in 1989, the time of the Berlin Wall- which had divided the German city since 1961- the story focuses on East German border guard Sascha (Maxim Mehmet). He falls in love with a West German woman, ...

  10. The HK$5m shop that turned out to be a wall

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A woman who thought she was buying a HK$5 million ground-floor shop in Kowloon City turned out to have paid for only an external wall suspected of being an illegal ... on going ahead with the transaction. 'The real estate agent called it a shop, and I saw it as one. I was tricked,' Tse said. Well Partner bought the wall at Genius Court in Fuk Lo Tsun ...




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