Outdoor Sculptures

Master sand sculptors

Building sand castles, most people will tell you, is a summer pastime for children at the beach. But not for Paul Hoggard, Remy Geerts, Craig Mutch and Calixto Molina, who have turned sand castles into a form of art and rewarding careers.

Tuesday, 17 July, 2012, 12:00am

Making castles in the sand

More than just sand castles

The beach town of Fulong will host its annual Beach Sand Sculpture Festival from May 5 to June 24.

The event, in its fifth year, will feature teams from eight countries competing to craft towering masterpieces using the fine golden sand.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Snow business

Hong Kong may be a place where it never snows, but surprisingly it is home to the world's most successful snow sculpture team.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Crowd control

'Iorana! ' says Tuhi, our guide, as she hops out of her truck to greet us. From beneath the seats of her four-wheel drive poke bushels of fresh eucalyptus branches.

1 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Winter wonderland

Ice City

Harbin is known as the Ice City because of its long, very cold winters. It gets so cold because of the winds that blow from Siberia. Its average winter temperature is minus 17 degrees Celsius. But it can reach minus 40 degrees on a really cold day.

30 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

first person

Alan Tam Wai-lun, 41, was the lead artist on an ice sculpture that beat 16 entries to win the top prize at the Sapporo Ice and Snow Festival last month. He hopes to pass his skill of transforming blocks of ice into works of art on to Hong Kong's next generation.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


There are some very impressive sand castles at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin. That's right, inside the mall's Atrium Gallery (first floor, Phase 3) are 30 tonnes of sand transformed into sculptures based on elements of the Brothers Grimm's original Snow White (hence, no Dopey, Sneezy or Doc). The castles were created by four Dutch sand-sculpting maestros from the World Sculpting Association.

16 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

The magic of ice

A secondary student carves an ice dolphin at Cityplaza yesterday. She was part of a group of seven secondary students who earned high praise from ice sculptor Suen Wanjie after only two days of instruction.

8 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

The big chill

The cab hurtles at breakneck speed along the bridge over the frozen Songhua River and a brightly glowing suburb on the northwest bank appears. A few kilometres away, some of the town's buildings are discernible - a towering skyscraper, a soaring archway and a host of monolithic buildings.

6 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Snow business

Heavy snow has been falling in Japan's northern regions this week. In some areas, homes have collapsed under the weight of the snow, while people in other areas have had to contend with power blackouts and transport shortages.

5 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Freeze! You're licked

A man blew his cool when he knelt down to lick a freshly carved ice sculpture of a nude woman and his tongue became stuck.

17 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Sculptors to compete in beach battle

Sand sculptors are being invited to display their skills at the International Sand Sculpture Competition.

Organised by the Provisional Regional Council as one of the Millennium Celebration Activities, the contest will be held at Clear Water Bay Second Beach from 10 am to 4 pm on November 7.

12 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Sculpturing fun in the sun

HUNDREDS of sand sculptors and holiday makers packed the Clear Water Bay Second Beach in Sai Kung where the Sand Sculpture Competition was held recently.

Among them were 70 local sand sculpture teams which demonstrated their creativity and skills by making sand castles or other creations.

24 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Pix people to hit the beach

TEAMS from government offices, schools, corporations and organisations will compete in individual categories at The Kodak International Sand Sculpture Competition.

The event will take place at the Clear Water Bay, Second Beach, Sai Kung, on December 11.

26 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Democracy monument banned

UNIVERSITY authorities in Auckland have banned the erection of a pro-democracy statue by a group of Chinese students because it is too ''political''.

The statue, a copy of the Goddess of Democracy displayed in Tiananmen Square during the 1989 crackdown, was partly financed by Hong Kong and Taiwanese businessmen.

6 Feb 1994 - 12:00am