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Katie Lau

Corrections & clarifications

An article by Katie Lau which ran in yesterday's Life section headlined 'Divas celebrate a love that endures' incorrectly identified composer Joseph Koo Ka-fai as being deceased. The error is regretted. The celebrated musician is in fact very much alive.

Saturday, 17 October, 2009, 12:00am

Gently does it

Many Hong Kong men's idea of a good night out is carousing with friends or going to the races, but for members of the Prosperous Men's Club it's all about sharing feelings and getting in touch with their sensitive side. They're among the few who are trying to break free of macho stereotypes to embrace a different kind of masculinity.

10 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Beautiful minds

Dressed in a leather trench coat and high heels, 17-year-old Carolyn Lau Wan-tung projects an air of sophistication far beyond her years. But there's more to her precociousness than meets the eye: Lau speaks as eloquently about North Korea and US politics as Hong Kong's television culture.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Circus with a twist

Melbourne-based Circus Oz runs a tight ship. With only 11 members and no understudies, you might think it would be a disaster if anyone got sick or was injured - not uncommon for circus performers. But according to artistic director Mike Finch, the show always goes on.

21 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Victoria Prison

Today-April 9, 14-15, 21-22

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Clientele pulls the rug

Not every detail of the Mandarin Oriental hotel's renovation has received a positive response. It seems the Chinnery Bar's new faux-Indian motifs carpet - the only change to the watering hole in the US$140 million makeover - did not impress its old-school clientele of stodgy executives, and the crusty traditionalists didn't hesitate to let the management know.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Thursday think tank

1. Environmental agency to tackle leftover food waste problem ... schoolmaster-like officers will start telling diners they can't leave the table until they finish everything on the plate.

2. Year of the Pig ... darn, we still keep writing Year of the Dog on correspondence.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

50 years and still going strong

Here's a nice romantic piece to make you all warm and fuzzy before Valentine's Day. Fifty years ago, David Roads and Maria Pacita Francisco's wedding made the pages of the South China Morning Post on December 14, 1956. He was then the Asian correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune and she was, as quoted in the headline, 'former Philippines movie queen'.

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

T time for Jin r at cyberport

She's one of Beijing's most multi-talented individuals and now Jin R (Zhang Jinjie) has brought her vision here. The master chef, classical musician, lifestyle entrepreneur and calligrapher (right) has opened a version of her famed restaurant Green T. House at Cyberport.

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Have you got the write stuff for regional award

Book lovers rejoiced last year when it was announced at the literary fest that the Man Group would start a literary prize just for Asian writers. Now the push is to encourage regional writers to submit entries for consideration. Tomorrow night, Women In Publishing Society Hong Kong (WiPS) will do their part.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Benny Chia hosts city fest launch atop the fringe

Well, he can finally relax. After 10 months of lead-up and planning, the City Festival is under way and Fringe Club director Benny Chia Chun-heng can grab a ticket, sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

15 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Golden opportunities

Hong Kong brand Rock Candy launched its manga-inspired Mr Robotto collection of jewellery at On Pedder Wheelock House last month, with Taiwanese heartthrob Vanness Wu Jian-hao making a special appearance.

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

The Sixth Chinese Drama Festival

Today to February 4

Hong Kong plays host to this year's month-long Chinese Drama Festival, a biennial event that showcases new works and classics by local theatre companies as well as those from the mainland, Taiwan and Macau.

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am


It's time to wave 2006 goodbye and say 'Wassup!' to the New Year. As we begin anew with the new 007 - the year two-007 that is - it's worth taking stock of the new start and setting some goals for ourselves. As motivation, we asked around for New Year resolutions and here is what some of our favourite high-profile personalities hope to achieve in the year ahead.

1 Jan 2007 - 12:00am


It's the most wonderful time of the year - or so they say. Really, who doesn't enjoy waking up Christmas morning and ripping open their holiday presents? Some years are great, others you get socks and underwear. In the joyful spirit of the season, we checked around and asked some local personalities to think back and tell us what was their all-time favourite seasonal gift.

19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am