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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    How Kowloon Walled City survived attempts to knock it down for almost a century

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... Fionnuala McHugh As a new edition of a book about the Kowloon Walled City is published, Fionnuala McHugh recalls how the 'cuckoo's nest' bounced back every time an attempt was made to knock it down, until it was finally razed in 1992. Chips off the old block They'd tried to clear Kowloon's Walled City many times. The first attempt was, apparently, easy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581649/kowloon-walled-citys-fight-exist
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Mending Wall, New South Wales

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by Stephen Lacey

    ... Stephen Lacey This modernist home gives visitors an opportunity for total retreat, writes Stephen Lacey Mending Wall, New South Wales What is it? Completed in 2008, Mending Wall is one of the most stunning modernist homes in Australia. The almost brutal concrete block construction creates the illusion of a wall in the landscape and was inspired by Robert Frost's poem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1544817/hot-spots-mending-wall-new-south-wales
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Up against the wall

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:03pm by Kit Gillet

    ... the collapse of the latest round of peace talks with Israel. Pictures by Kit Gillet. Up against the wall Last month, the latest attempt at a Middle East peace agreement fell apart, with both Israeli ... and Israel, a conflict that has been simmering for more than six decades. Across cities and towns in the West Bank- 5,640 sq km (five times the size of Hong Kong) of landlocked territory that makes up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1517814/against-wall
  4. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    The Hong Kong 3D Museum shows old and new views of the city

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by LINDA WANG

    ... The paintings are not framed and hung on the walls, they are painted directly on them — or on the floor. And there is no one telling visitors to be quiet, so you can talk, laugh and take snaps. In our city's first 3-D museum, people become part of the artworks. By means of an optical illusion, you can be seen riding on a dragon flying over Victoria Harbour. 3-D art is not new in Asia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1555260/arts-preview-hong-kong-3d-museum-shows-old-and-new-views-city
  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Miniscule: Valley of the Ants is pitched squarely at children

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Andrew Sun

    ... at a picnic? Ants are a useful analogy for human society. Their city-like colony, in which every creature plays different roles within the group, provides an ideal framework for anthropomorphic ... for the adventure to take shape. Much of it involves the nice ants trying to push their tin of glucose through a natural obstacle course — rivers, walls, fearsome giant insect-eating lizards — and back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1594547/film-review-miniscule-valley-ants-pitched-squarely-children
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: An African queen

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by UFRIEDA HO

    ... Ufrieda Ho in Johannesburg Ufrieda Ho in Johannesburg Another star was added to the "Chinese cosmos" last month when a shiny plastic tiara was placed on the head of a Johannesburg beauty queen. Having won her country's heat, Kelly Murphy, 2 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1590097/african-queen
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Objects of desire: Owl

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:09am by David Roden

    ... David Roden David Roden Objects of desire: Hoo Hoo 1. Cole and Son Notambule wall frieze, HK$1,600 per roll, from Altfield Interiors, 11/F, 9 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2525 2738. 2. ... Street, Central, tel: 2581 1880. 6. Blue owl wall clock, HK$1,200, from White Contemporary Homewares, 31A Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2907 5338. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1593902/objects-desire-owl
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    The area around Wan Chai's Sun, Moon and Star streets offers a haven from the city

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:53pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Yard. Grab a seat indoors, where menu items are scrawled in black marker on the white-tiled walls, or on the street next to the green tea stall that is one of the city's last surviving dai ... of geography, Star, Sun, Moon and St Francis streets have become an island of tranquility in a congested city. Settled in 1889, when Hong Kong's first power plant opened nearby, the area ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1562529/area-around-wan-chais-sun-moon-and-star-streets-offers-haven-city
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Ham Yard Hotel London

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:31pm by Giovanna Dunmall

    ... The hotel, which opened in June, is a crazy melange of colours, textures, materials and art. Thick marble windows imported from India line one of the restaurant walls; a mesmerising black-and-white ... (replete with hand heaters), bold and beautiful multichromatic Howard Hodgkin artwork on one wall and a dance floor with three-metre-long driftwood crocodiles on a 3-D-effect wall. If all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581068/hot-spots-ham-yard-hotel-london
  10. Magazines - 48hrs

    If I Only Had... Writer Vanessa Yung wants to flex in the city

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:31pm

    ... organised by Stretch City Hong Kong as part of the Green Summer Festival (cvm.com.hk)- will start at 5pm at the Central Harbourfront Event Space. Practitioners of different levels, ages and backgrounds are welcome, but remember to bring your own mat and water. For details, visit facebook.com/StretchCityHongKong       ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1588648/if-i-only-had-writer-vanessa-yung-wants-flex-city

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