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Barbie Dreamhouse in Berlin a pink nightmare for protesters

To some it would be a dream home, albeit a slightly kitsch one. To others it resembles a very pink house of horrors that has no place in a modern city. The first life-sized Barbie house to be unveiled in Europe opened in Berlin yesterday, but Barbie fans were far outnumbered by feminist protesters and leftwing activists who shouted "pink stinks" and called the plush plastic villa "sexist propaganda".

Friday, 17 May, 2013, 4:48am

Sindy eyes a comeback on the mainland

Fun-loving, fashionable British girl (with roots in Hong Kong) seeks long-term partner for travel - and making money - on the mainland.

Sindy (pictured), Britain's Hong Kong-made answer to the Barbie doll, turns 50 next year.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Choosing the right games

Dolls, teddy bears, the card game UNO, and Barbie ... all these are very popular among children. We all know that children love playing games, so different toys have been developed for them.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

You win some, you lose some

Mandy Lieu, model

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Shop 'til you drop

Signs of Christmas come earlier each year with the first of Hong Kong's festive decorations being unveiled almost a month ago. With glimpses of Christmas trees or Santa grottos being erected, the general mood of shoppers transforms.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Six Degrees

Coco Lee (below) gave local celebrity-watchers a stimulation overload recently with a wedding that cost a reported HK$100 million and was attended by the likes of Oprah, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Holy Barbie! Times Square pulling a grotesque festive joke

The geniuses who design the 'events' for the Times Square shopping mall have come up with a cracker -pardon the pun - for this year's Christmas festive period. Last year, if our memory serves us correctly, there was a kind of nativity theme to help lure shoppers to part with their money.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Reading too much into Barbie's tattoos

The world has had a love-hate relationship with Barbie, the doll with the impossibly sleek yet bosomy physique. The present furore over the new 'tokidoki' Barbie is the latest in a long string of controversies dating back almost to her birth in the late 1950s.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Charles Li tempts fate with his 'not-us' comments

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Pink lady

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am