Tom Hilditch | South China Morning Post
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Tom Hilditch

Deadly game of cat and mouse on Yangon streets

The pro-democracy protests in Myanmar have taken on an the air of a cat and mouse game. They appear out of nowhere, explode into chanting and banner waving then, as the troops move in, they vanish.

Monday, 1 October, 2007, 12:00am

Deadly game of cat and mouse on Yangon streets

The pro-democracy protests in Myanmar have taken on an the air of a cat and mouse game. They appear out of nowhere, explode into chanting and banner waving then, as the troops move in, they vanish.

1 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

CRYSTAL CLEAR WAY THROUGH THE PLAGUE

Old Bailey Street's New Age Shop is taking a distinctly Old Testament view of Sars.

The city's premier supplier of crystals, magic wands and fortune readings informs customers in its latest newsletter that Sars is a 'plague' and 'Mother Earth' has decided to 'sacrifice some of her offspring to save herself and the rest of the family'. But help is at hand.

22 May 2003 - 12:00am

The love bug goes on

Good news for readers who can't live without our I Love Hong Kong ... But I Wish contest. Elite Concepts - the restaurant group that provided all those wonderful free dinners and thousands of I Love HK badges - are continuing the competition through their monthly e-newsletter.

21 May 2003 - 12:00am

Diplomacy and a fan base keep the king alive

Asia makes the best fakes, and that includes Elvis.

So brace yourself for the Hong Kong Elvis Presley Fan Club's 35th anniversary, when some of the region's best Elvis impersonators (or tribute artists, as they like to be called) gather to shake, rattle and roll.

21 May 2003 - 12:00am

RUN FOR COVER

For those who believe insurance companies generally offer you protection you don't need, here is this month's scary portent.

HSBC 'HomeSurance' personal insurance department has written to customers saying: 'It is with regret we are unable to continue to offer nuclear, chemical and biological terrorism cover from your policy with effect from May 30th'.

20 May 2003 - 12:00am

COVER UP IN MONGKOK

Hong Kong people are finally discarding their masks, but not in all areas. The infamous red-light

streets of Mongkok and Shamshuipo, in particular, have a high percentage of mask wearers.

A local vice squad officer who patrolled the area on Sunday night told us that in contrast to other areas

13 May 2003 - 12:00am

OUT WITH THE OLD

Celebrities dropped their masks and donned I Love HK T-shirts to celebrate the end of Sars panic and the dawn of a younger, fitter, leaner Hong Kong.

Pop duo Twins, actresses Maggie Q and Josie Ho and singers Andy Hui Chi-on, Boy'z and Joey Yung led the way at a huge city 'Love In' in Dragon-i and sponsored by Lancel last week.

5 May 2003 - 12:00am

CHAN PUNCHES THE WRONG BUTTONS

Can Jackie Chan, who likes to think of himself as Hong Kong's unofficial ambassador, please button up? Once, the martial artist was the city's greatest tourism asset, but these days he seems to be punching in the wrong direction.

28 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

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