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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