Neglected artists' village seeks HK$12m

It has been more than a decade since a former slaughterhouse in To Kwa Wan was transformed into an artists' village, but with attention shifting to another Kowloon arts hub, tenants at the Cattle Depot Artist Village feel neglected and forgotten.

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

Don't worry, be happy - it's his longevity mantra

For 98-year-old Chan Sui-wan, staying positive is one of his secrets to a long and healthy life.

'Don't worry about things too much, and when there are problems, take it one step at a time to solve it,' he says. 'I'm very positive, and I'm not greedy. I also do yoga and meditate every day.'

He adds that keeping a regular daily schedule is also important.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Unreal prices for surreal pieces

Some of surrealist master Salvador Dali's most famous images have been turned into pint-sized sculptures featuring precious jewels in a bid to attract cashed-up art collectors from the mainland.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Letters to marchers defended

Hong Kong's top prosecutor says his decision to send letters to 109 protesters who escaped criminal charges over a rowdy anti-budget protest earlier this year was an 'appropriate' move to remind demonstrators to be peaceful and considerate of others.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Surviving between a rock and a hard place

For more than half his life, 58-year-old street sleeper Cheung 'Ah-hoi' has lived between a rock and a hard place.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Happiness is sharing your ideas with others

Wan Chai - which was last week voted the happiest place in Hong Kong - added another string to its bow yesterday, when it joined the likes of Barbados, Seoul and Argentina.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Charmer nearly saved the day

It seemed almost too easy: sitting in a comfy lounge, drink in hand and bathed in flattering light while ten bachelors lined up to talk to me.

But nothing is as it seems.

Things started off well with an insurance salesman from Singapore who practised what he preached as an 'open-minded' guy who was easy to talk to.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am