48 Hours: July 18 | South China Morning Post
Known for violent films like Outrage, Takeshi Kitano is a comedian at home

YOU HAVE TO ADMIRE the honesty of Japanese actor-auteur Takeshi Kitano.

Known for violent films like Outrage, Takeshi Kitano is a comedian at home

SHIP STREET HAS SUDDENLY become Hip Street. The little row between Queen's Road East and Johnston Road used to be just another nondescript Wan Chai side-street.

Canto-pop star Kay Tse On-kei sings it as she feels it

There is a sense of amused hesitancy when Kay Tse On-kei brings up an innocuous question recently posed by her young son: What is the meaning of "milestones"?

Festival brings Australian humour to Hong Kong

KATE MCLENNAN'S MUM and dad are a goldmine. Every time she visits them in Geelong, southwest of Melbourne, she taps an irresistibly rich vein of stand-up comedy material.

Festival brings Australian humour to Hong Kong

After building up a following in Asia, one of the most critically acclaimed indie bands to emerge in recent years are making their Hong Kong debut later this month.

Bar Review: Old China Hand, Kennedy Town

Since spring, the former Pier - a long, narrow bar a short distance from the Kennedy Town seafront - has been rebranded as a branch of one of Wan Chai's most famous expat hangouts. So now the...

Bar Review: Old China Hand, Kennedy Town

CREAM ORCHIDS HANG overhead, and dangling pots burst with pink and purple petals. Outside, enormous lily pads float like dinner plates on reflective ponds, shoulder-high buttress roots stabilise...

Bar Review: Old China Hand, Kennedy Town

The entrance to the restaurant can be off-putting - it didn't look like much and we almost left. But the interior was spacious - and empty. We were the only diners in the main room; but a couple...

Bar Review: Old China Hand, Kennedy Town

Everyone loves a good monster movie, and Pacific Rim is one of the better ones. A serviceable story, well-planned animated action scenes, and some highly imaginative character design make for an...

 

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