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  1. British TV star's dad takes his own life in Wan Chai

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in his flat in Wan Chai weeks after his estranged second wife filed for divorce. He was last seen drinking at the Old China Hand pub on the night of November 4 before going back to the flat where ...

  2. Wan Chai's Star St burning brightly

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Italian fashion brand Rosamosario opened its first Asia shop last week on Star Street in Wan Chai. And the location was handpicked by the brand's founder and chief designer, Carlotta Danti. 'Star Street is in the heart of the city yet it is so quiet, enigmatic and adventurous,' said Danti, who was in town for the opening ceremony. 'It's ...

  3. Drama school in Wan Chai gets royal treatment

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney It's not often these days that a Hong Kong establishment gets the royal seal of approval, but that's what happened yesterday when Queen Elizabeth's first grandson, Peter Phillips, opened the Gold Star English and Drama School in Wan Chai. He works for the Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong. The ceremony, like Phillips himself, was low key. Despite ...

  4. Italian flavour continues as Soho trattoria tries its luck in Wan Chai

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. While Grissini celebrated, another Italian joint got in on the action. Since 1996, a small trattoria called La Piazzetta has quietly served no-nonsense pizza and pasta in Soho. Thirteen years on, owner Paolo Donati has finally opened a second branch. The two-storey Wan Chai outlet threw an opening celebration, ...

  5. Actress assaulted in Wan Chai

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam TVB actress Angela Tong Ying-ying, 32, was attacked while taking a break during filming of a Chinese drama at Spring Garden Lane in Wan Chai at about noon yesterday. Television reported that a man was seen to slap Tong's face and run away. The actress's assistant chased a man and detained him in Tai Yuen Street. Police were called and the man was arrested. Tong ...

  6. Naked woman descends on Wan Chai

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A woman ran naked onto a busy Wan Chai street yesterday and declared she was the devil. The 20-year-old Brazilian, whom police named only as Anikan, startled pedestrians as she yelled: 'I'm Satan. Today is doomsday.' She ran at least 30 metres before reaching a mobile phone shop on Ship Street, where she squatted with her arms around her chest. A security ...

  7. Wild things in Wan Chai

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Edited by Carrie Chan Hong Kong's most glamorous people went on a safari of wild style when Italian brand MaxMara recently launched its 2005 spring/summer collection in a packed hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. MaxMara chairman Luigi Maramotti and worldwide export president Luca Donnini hosted the event in Wan Chai, but Taiwanese model Lin Chi-ling stole ...

  8. A bit of philosophy on clubbing in Wan Chai

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Some adverts really have to be seen to be believed, like this one from the legendary, now revamped, nightclub Club Tonnochy in Wan Chai, which appeared in the business section of the Oriental Daily News. It's written as a letter by a husband to his wife, reprimanding her because she dared ask him if he went to the club the night before. 'This is my honest answer ...

  9. Loo Hin

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher Loo Hin, 80, is a retired fishmonger who began as a stall assistant at the Wan Chai wet market during the second world war. He recalls that the biggest drawback of the job ... for fishmongers in the Lockhart Road market in Wan Chai. My uncle had dealings with the live fish trade, so it was not difficult for him to slip me in. There used to be a stone jetty with steps leading ...

  10. Sun setting on harbourfront oasis for pets and their owners

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Dog lovers are calling for more public space for their pets as the city's most popular dog park faces closure. The Wan Chai Waterfront Promenade opened in April 2007 as a temporary park designed for dogs and closes on January 27 to make way for the Central-Wan Chai Bypass. The deputy director of community development at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty ...




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