A new generation of buskers aims to share their happiness with passers-by.Thursday, 10 January, 2008, 12:00am
When we think of buskers in Hong Kong, certain people spring to mind: the blind or the elderly playing a sad tune with the erhu to earn a living.
Not anymore. A younger generation of buskers has emerged with the mission of sharing their art with strangers.10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Newlyweds Vivian and Chris Chong almost lost everything - and they feel lucky.
The couple lived on the eighth floor of the Richmond high-rise tower in Vancouver that was hit by a light aircraft recently, and are among more than 170 residents left homeless for at least a month as a result.29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Last Christmas, the SCMP/RTHK fund-raiser Operation Santa Claus earned over HK$16 million, helping 27 charities realise projects to enhance children's and adults' lives. In this fortnightly series, we revisit some charities to give accountability to our readers and check in with those you helped so much.3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Keep an ear out for the sweet sound of Bach if you are walking through the city today.
If you happen to hear it above the roar of traffic, it is likely to be coming from a 250-year-old violin played by internationally acclaimed musician David Juritz, who will be busking on the streets of Hong Kong for four days.26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Beijing's four-day car ban trial proved little barrier to the city's richest and little inconvenience to its poorest, but those affected had varying opinions about its value.
The ban was lifted yesterday and, despite moderate winds and sunshine, Beijing's air quality fell back to Grade 3 - polluted and unsuitable for athletic activities.22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
John Fat is not an understated man. The 38-year-old Hong Kong native loses his temper easily. He sports a flashy metal stud in his ear and regales with stories of the millions he made in business and his life as a high-roller in casinos from Manila to Las Vegas.23 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Through the lens of news photographer Lei Jih-sheng, there is frame after frame of street sleepers striving hard to make ends meet, sitting helplessly outside the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui or busy cooking in the spaces they call home.11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Calling all football fans interested in taking part in a friendly match for a good cause.
The Society for Community Organisation (Soco) and Wofoo Social Enterprises are organising a 'Kick Off Poverty' fund-raiser next month to enable a group of homeless people to take part in the Homeless World Cup in Denmark in July.2 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Feria Musica performs a humorous circus-theatre show with seven acrobats, dancers and jugglers swinging from trapezes and rebounding from gravity-defying stunts. Today, 5.30pm, Lyric Theatre, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100-HK$280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2824 243025 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Footwear: yellow Dr Martens.
Item of clothing: 'My hat.'
Music: Pulp, Radiohead and Michael Feinstein.
Website: www.performers.hk. 'To check out the competition.'
Currently reading: Brand Failures by Matt Haig.
Movie: The Matrix.18 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Elderly homeless warned of impending cold snap6 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
The haunting sound of the been, a gourd-like instrument played by Indian snake charmers, reverberated on Sunday through the plush auditorium of the Habitat Centre, a cultural venue frequented by the elite.19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Phillip's Academy of Andover, Massachusetts, US
It's Saturday night, and I'm sitting in front of my computer, staring dumbly at a blank screen. The digital clock in the bottom right hand corner of my monitor continues to tick away.12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
The number of street sleepers has dropped to a record low of 388 since registration started in 1999, according to the Social Welfare Department.
But social workers warn there is a long way to go before the homelessness problem is resolved. With government shelters being closed, former street sleepers unable to afford higher rents would end up back on the streets, they say.12 Jun 2006 - 12:00am