Irish Culture

Time to go green

The Irish say there are two kinds of people in the world - those who are Irish, and those who wish they were Irish. Tomorrow is a special occasion for all Irish people - St Patrick's day.

Friday, 16 March, 2012, 12:00am

Spine-tingling new 3D effects aim to thrill

Halloween celebrations at Ocean Park have long been very popular with visitors. This autumn, the park will enhance its scary thrill effects by introducing something new: a 3D haunted house.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

What Father Law said at the Halloween party

Father Law Kwok-fai made his remarks while at a church Halloween party (left) in San Po Kong on October 31. After pointing out ghosts and goblins were not terrible compared with 'the real devils', he said: 'If Li Ka-shing is here tonight, he will be scared to death. He should be afraid about the last few years of his life.

12 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

notes from the dorm

The Halloween weekend came and went and my university did not disappoint. It had a range of activities, including dances, trips to mazes and 'trick or eating' dorm parties.

My friends and I had been looking forward to this event for weeks as we slowly got through the midterms.

9 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Halloween a fun festival because we've made it so

Halloween in Hong Kong has become an industry, a thriving business and an entertainment opportunity that generates hundreds of millions of dollars.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Spine-chilling schemes

While Halloween does have its serious side, it is also a great excuse for a party. But you need to do some careful planning. Invite everyone early. Then choose a venue: you don't have to host the party at home. You could meet your friends at a public place such as a park. Everyone can bring a different sort of snack.

Costumes for youngsters

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Win Tickets

Zuma Restaurant in the Landmark is expecting up to 1,500 costume-clad party-goers at its decadent Halloween celebration this year featuring some of Hong Kong's best DJs and some visiting performers from New York. There'll also be prizes for best costumes in various categories, plus lucky draws.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Welcome to the creepy house of fun

The highlight of our trip to Ocean Park's Halloween Bash was an interview with Wong Man-chun, who was in a scary ghost costume. Wong is a skilled children's drama actor who trains performers at Ocean Park's two haunted houses: the Pang Brothers' Child's Eyes and Terror Park.

6 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Halloween sales are frightening - and things could get a whole lot scarier

It's almost 'trick or treat' time. But with the ongoing financial crisis, Halloween this year is proving scary for businesses, especially those selling costumes and decorations.

'Business is bad. Many companies are not willing to spend on decorations for Halloween,' said Ng Wai-hung, owner of Choi Chi Gift Shop, which sells festive costumes and decorations.

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


Think twice before taking a person's life

Euthanasia has long been a controversial issue. Some people support it, while others oppose it.

People may be under the impression that allowing patients to have a choice is better than having no choice. Patients have the right to make their own decisions.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Ghosts on parade in the city

Disneyland Haunted Halloween

The gate to the Dark World has been opened in Disneyland's Haunted Halloween.

The Main Street Haunted Hotel has been decorated by a Hollywood production team. Ghosts appear around every corner, scaring guests as they wander around the hotel.

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Halloween games

Pin the body part

Draw or print out a picture of a large monster and cut its body into pieces. Blindfold a player, spin him around two or three times, and then have him stick a body part to the monster on the wall. After every one has had a turn, you should end up with a funny-looking monster.

Monster memory

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Galway, Ireland

Galway, on the west coast of the Republic of Ireland, has long been a prosperous trading centre. This 'City of Tribes' was named after 14 merchant families that dom-inated all aspects of life in the area from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Then, the old section of the city bustled with merchants trading wine, spices, salt and fish.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Park headhunters seeking miss scary

It may not be a movie with Tony Leung, but here's a unique role to audition for. For this year's Ocean Park Halloween Bash, they're looking for a leading lady for their frightful festivities. An opening call - or should that be a howl - has been put out for a Miss Luna Midnyte, who will be featured in all the theme park's Halloween promotional events and advertising.

11 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


What's going on around the globe

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am