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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Butlers the latest must-have for China's nouveau riche

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Top academy for upmarket home help has set up branch on mainland to knock the rough edges off tycoons who see service as their right Butlers now a must-have for nouveau riche The rise of China's super-rich has lured one of the world's top schools for butlers to set up a branch on the mainland. International Butler Academy chairman Robert ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Beloved North Point beef offal stall calls it a day

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by Amy Nip

    ... had diarrhoea eating street food." Tong's family started selling beef offal as hawkers outside Chai Wan estate's block 13 before they moved indoors at North Point. ... revenue earned for the day would be donated to the Yan Chai Emergency Assistance Relief Fund. Some paid as much as HK$1,000 for the beef stew, made from the stomach, intestines, heart, liver ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong as you've never seen it before: Daredevil duo scale city's highest buildings

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:28pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Two young tourists left the city with the kind of holiday snaps your friends and family would rather not see. Now they are coming back … Trip up The Peak? Duo who'd rather scale IFC After cavorting about on the roofs of 15 skyscrapers in Hong Kong, including the 78-storey, 374metre-high Central Plaza in Wan Chai, two daredevils from Ukraine ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Regina Ip makes some waves in movie debut

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:07am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... said: "It depends on whether the screenplay is suitable." Ip was invited by director Vincci Cheuk Wan-chi to appear in her latest production, which has the working title Lost Love ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Photographer's documentation of street sleepers shows havoc 'beautifying' projects can bring

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:46am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... parks, stadiums and at many other places in Sham Shui Po, Yau Tsim Mong and Wan Chai. But in about 2007, local councils started spending millions of dollars on projects such as fencing the areas ... But now rents are so high, even social security can't cover them." Man-chai, 31, recalled being woken up four to five times a night by police officers when he slept outside. "They ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Head of Women's Foundation wants to fight gender stereotypes

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Lana Lam

    ... pageants. "The fact that Taiwan and France have to do this just shows how toxic we have become, in some ways, in society," Thompson said at the Sheung Wan offices of the foundation. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Celebrity stylist gives elderly free haircuts in charitable three-way deal

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 04:02am by DANNY LEE

    ... haircut day for the senior citizens of Chai Wan. Celebrity stylist Kim Robinson, hairdresser to royalty and celebrities, was volunteering his services at the Society for the Aged Elderly Community ... members of society. Eighteen-year-old inmate Kit-chai, not his real name, said: "The techniques can vary … When I trim the back of an old man's hair, I usually trim it horizontally. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Billion-dollar handouts set John Tsang a hard task

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... in Shau Kei Wan for the opening of the goddess's treasury at 11pm. This year, notes representing sums ranging from HK$3 million to HK$1 billion are available. However, there are a couple ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Clue in kidnap victim's bid to find long-lost brothers fades with age

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Kidnapped in 1942- an elderly man searches for his brothers "Of course I can't remember," Yu says impatiently of his possible friendship with Chan, whose nickname was Ha Chai ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tributes paid to 'Uncle Six', the symbol of a generation

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 12:38pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... and for charity was oft-cited, but one visitor, former TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan, spoke instead of Shaw's humour and the impeccable suits the man always showed up in at executive ... to the Mandarin Hotel in Central for afternoon tea, Cheung recalled. "He didn't need to take any money with him," he said. "Everyone knew him."   Watch: Stephen Chan Chi-wan pays ...




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