Rewind album: Rainbow Rising, by Rainbow


If you're an egocentric, talented, control freak of a guitar player, who do you pick as the singer to front your new band? If you're Ritchie Blackmore, you pick, well, an egocentric, talented, control freak of a singer.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 4:30pm

Why it's still hip to be square

Mark Lui's closet could easily be mistaken for a men's clothing store. It is comparable in size to most bedrooms, and the dark cabinetry and grey walls echo the rich and masculine interiors of a Ralph Lauren outpost. And the shelves and hanging rods are dominated by items from the master purveyor of American Wasp-style.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The rainbow serpent

Long, long ago, at the beginning of the Dreamtime, Earth was a vast plain where nothing grew. It was flat, with no hills or valleys. It was dry and dull, with no rivers or lakes. And everything was brown. The few people who lived on Earth didn't know how to be happy and they never smiled. After all, they had nothing to smile about.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Feelings through the lens

Hong Kong may be a small city, but it has great variety. More than 200 students captured images of different districts which reflect their impressions of the neighbourhoods.

These images are now on display so the public can share the students' experiences.

9 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Counting on success

Forget the calculators. The age-old abacus is the best way for fans to calculate scores while cheering on their teams. Plastic abacuses in a rainbow of colours are the latest addition to the range of noisemakers and have been handed out at Beijing stadiums.

13 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Connie's rise to fame

Born in 2000, Connie rose to stardom when she appeared on the talent show Britain's Got Talent last June. She came second in the final round - she lost to Paul Potts - which attracted 14 million viewers. Her performance has been viewed by more than 35 million times on YouTube, the 10th most viewed music video clip in the world.

6 May 2008 - 12:00am

To Boldly Go

Follow the rainbow trail with the kaleidoscope of bold, bright colours that skipped down the runways. Hot pinks, sunshine yellows and wild violets are a welcome splash of cheerful colour compared to

last season's dark hues.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Hold on to hope

Recalling the time when her mother was away from home, Rainbow, 10, moves uncomfortably on her seat at Tsz Wan Shan (South) Estate Community Centre.

'I missed my mum a lot,' says the Primary Six student.

'When asked where she went, I lied to my teachers and classmates, saying that she had gone to work on the mainland.'

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Prisoners' children suffer as well: study

A support group for prisoners' children says the lack of physical contact and support from their imprisoned parents is causing behavioural and developmental problems.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Find your inner rainbow

The colours and sounds of nature have always fascinated Christine Chen, so it comes as no surprise that these natural phenomena are playing an important role in her life - and her career.

Ms Chen is a colour and sound therapist. She has published books (in Chinese) on the use of colour for healing purposes, and she also teaches the subject.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

The World Of Colour

Feeling blue? Seeing red? The idea that colour and emotion go hand in hand is an old one - and extremely pervasive. Even doctors are becoming interested in colour therapy. So what do colours do for you?

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Pot of gold awaits promising Rainbow

Every time Douglas Whyte climbs aboard one of Dennis Yip Chor-hong's gallopers, there is a 30 per cent (or almost a one-in-three) chance it will win and more than 50 per cent chance it will hit the frame. And it shouldn't be too long before Sunrise Rainbow can add to those remarkable statistics judging by his good effort when winning the first of two all-weather trials at Sha Tin yesterday.

22 May 2004 - 12:00am

No pot of gold at end of rainbow

I was terribly saddened when I learned of the tragedy in which 58 Chinese men and women were found dead in a cargo truck in Dover, England, on June 19.

I was born in Hong Kong and moved to Seattle in the US when I was seven. I have made several visits to parts of the mainland.

30 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Reflections on the riddles of rainbows

Finally, the rainy season has arrived and colourful rainbows will now become a more regular sight.

How is a rainbow formed? When a ray of sunlight enters a raindrop, some of it is reflected back out. The raindrop acts as a prism and splits the light into different colours.

10 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Rainbow seeks pot of gold

The young guns should hold centre stage at Sha Tin this afternoon with the highly progressive Rainbow Seeker and Calculation, Derby hope We Know When and the exciting griffin debutant Bumper Storm all expected to take plenty of beating.

12 Jan 1997 - 12:00am