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Sunday, 16 September, 2012, 2:36am

Malls like Elements and IFC offer cultural promotions for shoppers

MTR Corporation's Betty Leong (left), with Pattern Production's Chan Siu-ming, says exhibitions bring shoppers to the Elements mall.Photo: May Tse

Summer is a boom time for shopping malls. Children are on holiday, and overheated shoppers crowd into the vast indoor spaces to cool off in the air conditioning and browse. As soon as the Christmas decorations come down, planning starts for big summer promotions and new ways to get consumers into the properties.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:44am

New prime office space in Central up for lease

CCB Tower, 40 per cent owned by China Construction Bank, is asking for rents of between HK$150 and HK$160 per sq ft. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

CCB Tower in Central, a new office building developed by a consortium of China Construction Bank and Lai Sun Development, has been released in the market for lease.

23 Aug 2012 - 2:13am

Adult Expo too sexy for HK, claims organiser

A year has gone by but the Asia Adult Expo is still no nearer to being given a slot at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The fifth Asia Adult Expo, along with the first Intimate Lingerie Asia, will be staged from August 17 to 19 at Hall D in the Venetian in Macau.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

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Ingenuity Follows Nature

Calligraphy-inspired posters by Asian designers and works by Taiwanese calligrapher Tong Yang-Tze. Today, 10am-8pm, ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 3793 8449. Ends today

Le Miroir (The Mirror)

15 Aug 2012 - 10:56pm

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The Sounds of Nature

Self-taught artist Lin Guocheng's pen and ink on paper and silk works in which nature looms large in relation to humanity. Today, 10am-8pm, 3812 Contemporary Art Projects, 10/F, 12 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2153 3812. Ends today

Old Master Q's Secret

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Wish list of priceless pieces

A Gulfstream jet, a Lalique vase, a Ferrari coupe, a Jackson Pollock painting and a jacket worn by Marilyn Monroe - these are just a few of the spectacular items that make up 66 Private Collectables.

Produced by SCMP Marketing Services, the book showcases 66 timeless collectables carefully selected for their value, astonishing characteristics and historical significance.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Guests part of the big picture in Langham Place Hotel art experiment

Hotels have long strived to impress guests on their first arrival at the lobby, but few have come up with ideas more than extravagant chandeliers, designer furniture or impressionist paintings on the wall.

Langham Place Hotel, on the other hand, has a novel approach - to let visitors become a part of the artwork right in the lobby.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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Shinagawa Shinju

Tat Ito's paintings inspired by the storytellers of Japanese rakugo, a form of verbal entertainment based on comical monologues about ordinary lives. Today, 1pm-7pm, Above Second, 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 3483 7950. Ends today

Lost Innocence

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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Floating Spring

Photographic installations, films and a series of ethereal black ink on paper works by Chinese artist Ye Linghan. Today, 11am-7pm, Ben Brown Fine Arts HK, 301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 9600. Ends today Portrait of China, as Seen by Chinese Photographers

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am



Duality: Boundaries and Intersections

Plein air landscape painting by Claire Lau of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley, and Hong Kong. Today, 3.30pm-7pm, Art Gallery, Yew Chung International School (Secondary), 3 To Fuk Rd, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: Ends today

Picasso - Masterpieces from Musee National Picasso, Paris

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Reading extravaganza

Time for bookworms to unite and share their love of novels again.

This year marks the 23rd Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Book Fair. It will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from July 18 to 24.

With more than 530 exhibitors, the event will host a record number of participants.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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Hidden Emotion

Abstract paintings by Ling Lai and Silvia Chan expressing feelings deep inside their minds and hearts. Today, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends today

Three Dimensions

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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Chinese Contemporary Abstract, 1980s until Present: MINDMAP

Abstract art works by Yan Binghui, Li Huasheng, Zhang Jianjun, Zhu Jinshi, Su Xiaobai, Li Xiaojing and Qiu Zhenzhong. Mon-Sat, 10am-10pm, Pearl Lam Galleries HK, Rm 601-605, 6/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Ends Jul 20


6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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Portrait and Polarity

Painted portraits by Karen Louie, Ho Sin-tung, Flora Fok and Casper Chan. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 2/F, 31C-D Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends Sat

Duality: Boundaries and Intersections

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am