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Hong Kong's modelling industry: the prats and pitfalls

Hong Kong is by and large a safe place for fashion models to work, even though the industry relies on self-regulation.

 

1 Mar 2015 - 9:53pm
Follow the fire dragon for a night to remember

During Mid-Autumn festival, the famous Fire Dragon will be dancing through the streets and lanes in Tai Hang, drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the district. But for locals, the real fête...

23 Feb 2015 - 5:41pm
Bring the theatre experience into your home and there’s no turning back

Finding the right home entertainment system, also called a home theatre system, is a balancing act. You must consider the size of your space - can it accommodate a full-throated sound system? How...

27 Feb 2015 - 10:17am
Jeers and anger after clapping spoils performance of world-class orchestra in Hong Kong

The jeering and finger-pointing familiar to followers of the city's political scene infiltrated its musical shrine when audience members started clapping at the wrong moment.

1 Mar 2015 - 11:42am
Kandy crush: Chinese travellers flocking to Sri Lanka's lakeside second city

Chinese travellers are flocking to Sri Lanka's lakeside second city while a diminishing number of Russians soak up the sun on Hikkaduwa's beaches.

1 Mar 2015 - 3:50pm
Kandy crush: Chinese travellers flocking to Sri Lanka's lakeside second city

In this new Hong Kong Arts Festival commission the overall storytelling of the drama is weak, even disjointed at times

1 Mar 2015 - 10:11am
Kandy crush: Chinese travellers flocking to Sri Lanka's lakeside second city

Blur appear to have discovered their inner Chinese. The quintessentially British indie-rock band looked East for inspiration for their new album.

28 Feb 2015 - 10:28am

Presented Channel

In Safe Hands
27 Feb 2015 - 10:16am

Opinion

Arts & Culture
Review: The Amahs' disjointed storytelling lets down this marathon tearjerker

In this new Hong Kong Arts Festival commission the overall storytelling of the drama is weak, even disjointed at times

1 Mar 2015 - 10:11am
Technology
Review: The Amahs' disjointed storytelling lets down this marathon tearjerker

Two pioneering aviators will take off from Abu Dhabi this week, hoping to complete the first round-the-world flight using zero fuel - in a mission that will test the limits of human endurance.

1 Mar 2015 - 3:15am
Books
Review: The Amahs' disjointed storytelling lets down this marathon tearjerker

A grieving mother's journeys to the source of rivers morph into a quest for identity and the nature of belonging.

28 Feb 2015 - 11:12pm
Food & Wine
Review: The Amahs' disjointed storytelling lets down this marathon tearjerker

Full of flavour and succulent, braised veal shanks are good to the bone.

28 Feb 2015 - 10:50pm
Interiors & Living
Review: The Amahs' disjointed storytelling lets down this marathon tearjerker

A couple realised their design dream with an open-plan layout that layers quirkiness onto a minimalist base.

28 Feb 2015 - 10:50pm
Fashion & Watches
Review: The Amahs' disjointed storytelling lets down this marathon tearjerker

Sara Ziff, formerly the face of Tommy Hilfiger, founded the Models Alliance to fight for the rights of fashion models in America. In three years she has signed up 400 members.

28 Feb 2015 - 10:50pm
Beauty
Review: The Amahs' disjointed storytelling lets down this marathon tearjerker

A dash of hot pink or red can lift your look - and mood - instantly.

 

28 Feb 2015 - 10:50pm
Travel
Review: The Amahs' disjointed storytelling lets down this marathon tearjerker

Chinese travellers are flocking to Sri Lanka's lakeside second city while a diminishing number of Russians soak up the sun on Hikkaduwa's beaches.

1 Mar 2015 - 3:50pm
Health
Review: The Amahs' disjointed storytelling lets down this marathon tearjerker

Fitness centres are combining serious workouts with a fun, Saturday-night vibe. We put some of the best to the test.

25 Feb 2015 - 10:30pm
Family & Education
Review: The Amahs' disjointed storytelling lets down this marathon tearjerker

As a poor village boy in western Kenya, Erick Komolo walked 10 kilometres a day to and from primary school.

24 Feb 2015 - 5:47pm
Motoring
Review: The Amahs' disjointed storytelling lets down this marathon tearjerker

Smartphone maker ZTE plans to invest 1.5 billion yuan (HK$1.8 billion) in wireless charging technology for vehicles this year and more than two billion yuan next year, a senior executive said...

13 Feb 2015 - 10:20am

Magazines

1 Mar 2015

Dirty politics, poaching and attempted murder: Richard Leakey’s story is getting the Hollywood treatment

26 Feb 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch is acting clever again

15 Feb 2015

Robert and Sally Lo, the hearts and minds behind the Hong Kong Cancer Fund

12 Feb 2015

We go behind the scenes at Aardman Animations

8 Feb 2015

How Occupy redefined a generation

6 Feb 2015

Taste for love

5 Feb 2015

Louis Koo poised for a golden Lunar New Year at the box office

1 Feb 2015

Being blind

9 Jan 2015

Heli-sports is the lastest craze in snowy adventures

12 Dec 2014

Private jet industry takes off in China

19 Nov 2014

Local chefs create spicy menus for the more adventurous diners

3 Sep 2014

Alfresco dining is gaining popularity among busy Hongkongers who want to unwind

18 Jun 2014

Time for tea

7 Apr 2014

Space invaders: ‘The final frontier’ is ready for tourists later this year

11 Nov 2013

Inside China’s booming contemporary-art market

2 Oct 2013

Precious gems meet powerful make-up for the party season

Fashion & Watches

Learn how to work spring's floral trend

From the dainty to the bold, the latest florals are a blooming spring affair.

28 Feb 2015 - 10:50pm

Food & Wine

Interview: Alessia Antinori, 26th-generation winemaker, on the value of tradition

Why her family's 600-year-old business, Italy's Marchesi Antinori, is expanding globally and why an Old World approach to winemaking is important.

28 Feb 2015 - 11:04pm

Beauty

EightyEight, a nail art salon where you'll get serious fashion treatment

If you're seeking some serious statement nail art then make your way to the corner of Lyndhurst Terrace and Wellington Street in Central.

25 Feb 2015 - 10:30pm

Health

New test for Ebola dramatically cuts diagnosis time

A new test cuts the time it takes to diagnose Ebola infection from at least a day or two to just 10 minutes. The simple paper strip, similar to a pregnancy test, was developed by researchers from...

25 Feb 2015 - 4:39pm

Motoring

Uber and Porsche partner with Operation Santa Claus to give Hongkongers a taste of luxury

Sports car enthusiasts will be lining up to take a ride in a Porsche for charity.

10 Dec 2014 - 10:39pm

Travel

Russian Karelia looks to the past and future

People in Russia's Karelia republic, divided from their kin in Finnish Karelia, are struggling to preserve and promote their culture and heritage.

 

28 Feb 2015 - 11:40pm

Arts & Culture

Jeers and anger after clapping spoils performance of world-class orchestra in Hong Kong

The jeering and finger-pointing familiar to followers of the city's political scene infiltrated its musical shrine when audience members started clapping at the wrong moment.

1 Mar 2015 - 11:42am

Books

Book review: Going Into the City, by 'dean of American rock critics'

Born and raised in Flushing, Queens, Robert Christgau went "into the city", as outer-borough types used to put it, at a young age. He found his place in downtown Manhattan in the early 1960s,...

28 Feb 2015 - 11:12pm

Family & Education

Sibling devotion: How to foster love between brothers and sisters

When Diane Knippen's third child was on the way, she and her husband had a conversation about shared values. "We decided on pretty broad items," Knippen recalls. "Be a good citizen of the world,...

24 Feb 2015 - 10:26am

Interiors & Living

Muralist Cara To leaves her distinctive mark all over Hong Kong

Born in Belgium to Hong Kong parents, the artist, who also goes by the name Caratoes, has been commissioned to decorate bars, restaurants and homes in the city for a couple of years.

28 Feb 2015 - 10:50pm

Technology

Scientists have finally discovered the function of eyelashes

The previously mysterious hairs that surround mammals' eyes keep dust out and prevent evaporation, and they're the perfect length, scientists find.

1 Mar 2015 - 6:58am

Horoscopeswith Shelley von Strunckel

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY

Pisces: February 18-March 19

Intuition comes naturally to you, so you don’t notice that, while you’re frank and open in some situations, you’re considerably more cautious in others. 

Chinese Zodiacwith Edwin Ma Lai-wah

TODAY'S ALMANAC

Auspicious for: travel
Bad for: weddings
Auspicious direction: southeast
Lucky colours: pink
Lucky numbers: 8,9

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