Cheung Chau Bun Festival
A float mocking the embattled former ICAC boss was the centrepiece of yesterday's Cheung Chau Bun Festival parade. But the annual tradition of sending up political figures may have seen its last incarnation, with the island's sole float-maker announcing his retirement.Saturday, 18 May, 2013, 4:42am
That Rubber Duck is at it again - after stealing the hearts of Hongkongers since sailing into the harbour, it is stealing the show at Cheung Chau's Bun Festival. And while the traditional buns stamped with the iconic "peace" logo continued to be a big hit, rubber ducks could be seen in the parade and on various products on sale.18 May 2013 - 4:56am
An unusual twist is in store at this year's Cheung Chau Bun Festival parade, with a little Jamie Oliver taking part in the festivities.
The Piu Sik, or floating parade, usually includes only local-themed floats, but this Friday's festival embraces Oliver to share the message of healthy eating and reducing food waste, as part of the Cheung Chau Women's Association's float.16 May 2013 - 3:40am
Sharp expected to announce China job cuts14 May 2013 - 2:57am
Dozens of children yesterday scaled the metal tower to be used for this week's bun-scrambling contest in Cheung Chau.13 May 2013 - 5:24am
This year’s bun-scrambling contest, which has had a record number of entrants, will feature an additional prize.
The competition, a highlight of the Cheung Chau Bun Festival on May 17, will have an extra award this year for the person who manages to get the most buns.8 May 2013 - 4:03pm
The government is being urged to draw up a policy to ensure survival of the city's festivals and traditions.23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Organisers are expecting a bumper crowd of 70,000 people at this year's Cheung Chau Bun Festival - 20,000 more than last year.
'This year, the festival falls on a weekend, so that will certainly bring more people out,' said Ho Lai-on, director of the Hong Kong Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee.19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Get ready to jump for joy at the 360 Pogo Jumpathon.8 May 2015 - 12:15pm
Cheung Chau native and four-time champion Kwok Ka-ming is steeling himself to regain the 'bun-scrambling king' title as one of the city's cultural highlights approaches.9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
A fleet of 40 brightly decorated fishing vessels will tour Victoria Harbour next week as the Tourism Board seeks to turn the annual celebration of the sea goddess Tin Hau's birthday into a tourist attraction.
In the first such spectacle, next Friday the boats will sail from Hung Hom to the 700-year-old 'big temple' in Joss House Bay, Sai Kung.5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
The Cheung Chau Bun Festival, the Tai O dragon boat water parade, the Tai Hang fire dragon dance, and the Yu Lan Ghost festival.
All four events this year finally made the list of national intangible cultural heritage. Unfortunately, the benefits of the honour are pretty intangible too.29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance has been an obscurity in Hong Kong, a once-yearly Hakka festival little known outside its community despite 130 years of history. But its listing, along with three other local festivals, as a national intangible cultural heritage has changed that.14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Appreciating teacher's influence
I emigrated from the mainland to Hong Kong as a secondary school pupil.
I learned only so much in Form One and hoped to pass the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in three years. If I failed, I feared I might have to face life as a low-skilled worker.15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Four traditional Hong Kong festivals have been placed on the national list of intangible cultural heritage.4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am