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Australian tycoon Clive Palmer launches United Australia Party

Clive Palmer

Australian tycoon Clive Palmer, who is building a replica of the ill-fated Titanic, yesterday unveiled his new political party and said he would run in the country's September 14 elections. The flamboyant mining magnate was a long-time supporter of the opposition Liberal-National coalition but gave up his membership last year after a bitter dispute with the government in his home state of Queensland.

Saturday, 27 April, 2013, 2:19am

Talking points


Liaison chief meets Heung Yee Kuk

16 Feb 2013 - 5:38am

Hubris' wake

Hong Kong's modern history has been scarred with natural and human-made tragedies of which few of us have an inkling. There was a typhoon in 1937 in which 11,000 people perished and another in 1962 that took the lives of 183 and left 72,000 homeless.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Taste of the Titanic, only safely ashore

It's time travel on a plate. On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic this Saturday, eight diners will be paying HK$15,000 each to eat the same 10-course meal served to first-class passengers just before the ship hit an iceberg and more than 1,500 people perished.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Ship shape

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet Director: James Cameron Year of original release: 1998 Genre: romantic historical epic

The Plot

22 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Early peek at Titanic director's new film

The guy who made Titanic has a new movie. Incredibly, it's been 11 years since that little love story made James Cameron 'king of the world', dominating the Oscars and breaking box-office records. His new film is reported to be equally mammoth in scale.

18 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

There may be a global crisis but the Italians can still justify luxury in lean times

Leave it to Italians to teach us how to live the dolce vita during a downturn. As part of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show last week, the local office of the Italian Trade Commission threw one of the fair's biggest parties on Thursday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre's grand foyer.

9 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Date set for Dion concert ticket sales

Tickets for Celine Dion's performance at the Kai Tak airport site are expected to go on sale from November 1.

The French-Canadian singer, the voice behind the Titanic soundtrack, will stage the outdoor show on January 26 as part of her Let's Talk About Love world tour.

Promoter Andrew Bull of Arena said he was expecting a crowd of about 30,000.

15 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Full steam ahead for film industry with hi-tech input

China will be capable of making blockbuster films like Titanic within a year, a film official has said.

Yang Buting, a vice-director of the Film Industry Administration, said China had invested 26 million yuan (HK$24.18 million) in developing the special technology for such films.

10 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Memory of Titanic proves unsinkable

The blockbuster movie Titanic has overtaken Jurassic Park to become the all-time biggest grossing film around the world, with an estimated US$918 million (HK$7.1 billion) in ticket sales.

3 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Chow Yun-fat film left high and dry

It was the biggest Lunar New Year ever seen at cinemas, but the action wasn't divided between Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-fat and Steven Chiau Sing-chi.

Even after 48 days of play, Titanic continues to enjoy record daily takings.

This mirrors the film's success in the United States, where Titanic has been top of the box office list since December.

5 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Lingering fascination

Last week a television news reporter asked a young couple who had just travelled across on the last ever journey of the North Point-Kowloon City car ferry, what their feelings were about the historic journey. 'Oooh, its just like being on the Titanic' they gushed, beaming soppily at one another.

31 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Titanic resolve sees film fan out in the cold

Eva Hurley was one of scores of holidaymakers queuing for tickets to the blockbuster film Titanic at Times Square yesterday.

The 30-year-old from Ireland is in town for a week visiting friends for her Christmas holidays.

27 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Stirred but not shaken, and lots of ice

WE rang up Carl Pensyl in his home in Reading, Pennsylvania. He is the swizzle stick collector whose address was printed on Tuesday after he wrote to Hongkong bars and hotels trying to increase his collection.

He is 69 and has a collection of 14,400 swizzle sticks, the things you get with your drink in posh bars (apart from a free taste of lipstick).

24 Jul 1993 - 12:00am