Hong Kong Culture

Hong Kong is multicultural; don't let anyone tell you otherwise

Photo: AFP

I grew up in this melting pot of cultures; rich, varied and, most notably, colour-blind. In Hong Kong, multiculturalism is not a label, dogma or an insult; it's a way of life. A multicultural upbringing is not the result of "bad policymaking".

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 2:56am

Avenue of Comic Stars opens in Kowloon Park with statues of characters

The world's first Avenue of Comic Stars opened in Kowloon Park yesterday, with fans having fun in the sun. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The world's first Avenue of Comic Stars (above left) opened in Kowloon Park yesterday, with fans having fun in the sun.

Tony Wong Yuk-long, president of the Hong Kong Comics and Animation Federation, and Gregory So Kam-leung (right), the Secretary for Commercial and Economic Development, officiating at the ceremony.

29 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Sein Chew: 'Do not be discouraged', says financier

Photo: Peter Ash Lee

It may be some time before the world of finance is dominated by women, but Sein Chew is ever hopeful.

"We are still waiting for an old girls' club to take on the old boys' club," the founder-president and chief executive of global investment firm Unity Asset Management quips. "But times are changing."

9 Oct 2012 - 3:44pm

Perfect balance: How Hong Kong's career women combine work and family life

Working in Hong Kong is different from working in Britain because of Hong Kong's strong work ethic

What does it take for a woman to achieve success in Hong Kong's highly competitive work environment? Quite a lot, it transpires. Nevertheless, in a city that is uniquely supportive of helping women advance their careers, it is entirely possible.

22 May 2014 - 4:08pm

Hong Kong shows off its arts and culture for a week in Taiwan

Hong Kong will stage the largest roadshow of its arts and culture in Taiwan as a belated response to the island's upbeat cultural display in the city.

Nine local art groups will showcase their works over 19 performances in Taipei during the event, called "Hong Kong Week 2012 - Culture & Creativity @ Taipei", which will run from November 23 to December 2.

19 Sep 2012 - 3:42am

Young performers take the stage for Cantonese opera

When the audience erupted into thunderous applause at the end of an excerpt from Princess Changping at Stanley Community Hall yesterday, it was less about the 1957 Cantonese opera's enduring popularity and more about the two leads on stage - who were only five years old.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A taste of culture enhances the flavour of learning

My son has earned good academic results, but I want to broaden his horizons and encourage him to develop interests outside the classroom. What's a good way to achieve this?

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


New Releases

The Dark Knight Rises (IIA)

See review on this page.

When Pigs Have Wings (IIA) (Arabic, English and Hebrew)

See review on this page.

General Releases

10+10 (IIB) (Mandarin and Taiwanese)

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The Planner


Floating Spring

Photographic installations, films and new works in a series of ethereal black ink on paper works by Chinese artist Ye Linghan. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Ben Brown Fine Arts HK, 301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 9600. Ends Sat

European Glass in 2012

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Symbolism all aflutter

Our flag

The Hong Kong government has specified sizes, colours and manufacturing parameters to which the flag should be made

Standard sizes

Width-height ratio of 3:2






30x20 (car flag)

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


New Releases

Postcard (IIB) (Japanese)

See review on this page.

The Amazing Spider-Man (IIA)

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Art of Cantonese Opera Association 5th Anniversary Showcase

Danny Li Chi-kei directs performances by Wan Fei-yin, Law Kar-ying (left) and other Cantonese Opera players in: King Lee, May 17-18, 7.30pm; Willow Beauty, May 19, 7.30pm, Sisterly Love Amidst Turmoil, May 20, 1.30pm; and Guan Yu, May 20, 7.30pm. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2388 3850

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

SCMP Debate

Hong Kong is wealthy, but it has never been considered rich in culture and the arts. Now, incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying has proposed creating a culture bureau. In the latest SCMP debate, we ask five noted members of the cultural community what they think of the idea and whether it will help or hinder Hong Kong's development as a vibrant cultural centre.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

City's fab four overcome the odds

Heat, rain, sickness and an emotional roller-coaster ride. Hong Kong's triumphant women's fours team had to go through all kinds of physical and mental demands before they bagged a gold medal at the Asian championships in Kuala Lumpur last week. It was the first time in six years that a Hong Kong team had won a gold medal at the tournament.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Cantonese opera in tasting portions

The rejuvenated Yau Ma Tei Theatre will stage short Cantonese operas to entertain tourists new to the art form and full-length ones performed by budding stars as it becomes a training hub for talented young performers.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am