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  • Dec 29, 2014
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Guan Yin

Peaceful world

Long before luxury resorts and big-name events brought fame to Sanya, the area was known as the end of the known world, where monks focused on inner peace, officials lamented their exile from court intrigues, and merchants and pirates fought over the island's exquisite pe

Tuesday, 28 June, 2011, 12:00am

The many faces of the Goddess of Mercy

Guan Yin descends from the heavens on a lotus flower. In a white robe, the Goddess of Mercy is surrounded by a soft, golden light. She dips a sprig of willow in a vase and sprinkles holy water from home to home.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Ancient rituals distorted in materialistic age, expert says

Hongkongers who line up for 'loans' from the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin, or ask old ladies to beat paper effigies of their enemies with shoes are distorting the true meanings of two ancient rituals, according to an expert on local customs.

9 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Lai See


'All that glisters is not gold,' said Shakespeare.

'All that glisters can be sold' might well be the motto of Hang Fung Gold Holdings - with one exception.

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Show mercy on treasured old temple

Hatton Road, which winds up the Peak from the west end of Conduit Road, has always been a delightful area. Old folk start wending their way up 'long life road' - as some call it - as early as 4am to exercise, meditate or just to while away the time. In frenetic Hong Kong, it helps many stay sane.

29 Jun 1999 - 12:00am