Antique Shop

Chinese art buyers shun smaller shops for major auction houses

Kevin Ching, Sotheby's Asia CEO

Mainland Chinese make up a quarter of the world's fine art buyers, but this does not mean local art dealers have benefited. "Chinese buyers usually either buy at auctions or from the most reputable and best known dealers," said Sotheby's Asia CEO Kevin Ching.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 4:21am

Sample city's sights and sounds

Chengdu is a great city in which to spend a few days eating and checking out the sights. It's easy to get around - especially with the new metro line that runs through its heart - and many of the best tourist attractions are clustered together.

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Old and the beautiful

There are few greater contrasts in Macau than the end of the Cotai Strip and the entrance to Coloane village. Separated by only a kilometre or so, the strip is defiantly 2009, with its gaze set solidly on the future, while the village seems to be, well, peddling back half a century and more.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Treasure hunt

Pass through the chipped and peeling main gate of Chengdu's Song Xian Qiao Antiques and Art Market and you enter a bazaar populated by starving artists and hawkers, antiques buffs and collectors, scam artists and thieves. Here, the law seems to be caveat emptor: buyer beware.

17 May 2006 - 12:00am

Inglewood, Calgary

In a city renowned for its cowboy culture and oil, Calgary's historic Inglewood neighbourhood is a genteel pocket of thrown-together chic where the film and theatre industries shop for props and accessories. Settled in the late 1800s, Inglewood was the original city centre before the CP Railway station moved to another part of town.

29 Aug 2004 - 12:00am



8 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Cat Street

Aka Thieves' Market, Bargain Street, Catchee Street, Paddy's Markets, Samshu Corner, Mor Lor Gai and, officially, Upper Lascar Row, for the past 150 years, this has been a gathering point for people ... and vice.

15 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Two new shops in Central are stocked with reminders of days gone by, and some

COFFIN-MAKERS line the route and more cars than people pass by Treasureland, a new Hollywood Road shop specialising in European antiques and oozing old-world style and comfort.

22 Nov 1998 - 12:00am


Most antique shops are either expensive, commercial and snobbish or full of Mao badges and colonial junk - but there are exceptions.

26 Apr 1998 - 12:00am


MR LO, a successful banker, had amassed an extensive and expensive collection of Ming and Qing porcelain. So valuable was the collection that he kept it hidden, stored in special boxes, each one clearly labelled.

15 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Antiques worth $10m sent flying as lorry hits shop

ANTIQUES worth more than $10 million were damaged when a truck rammed a Sheung Wan shop, injuring five people, yesterday. It was the second accident at the spot in two hours.

5 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Top tour could bring film-makers flocking

IT must be one of the more exclusive tours to the territory.

6 Jan 1994 - 12:00am