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Wan Chai District

Creative Forces: Anna Gleeson and 'Ha Wan Pao'

The modest magazine Ha Wan Pao caught my attention with its understated design, unpretentious content and simple credo of being "a monthly paper about people who make beautiful things". It is "created", rather than just published, by Anna Gleeson.

Sunday, 11 November, 2012, 10:40am

We test the city's 24-hour party credentials

It's often said that Hong Kong is a 24-hour city. But is it really? Sure, one can pass 24 hours in a bar in Wan Chai, but a true 24-hour city must cater to the tastes of its entire population and not just its party animals.

28 Oct 2012 - 3:15pm

City Digest, September 22, 2012

Whistle blower faces court hearing

A 49-year-old man was charged with assaulting five police officers by allegedly blowing a whistle in their ears at the July 1 protest march this year that organisers say drew 400,000. But police say 63,00 marched. He will appear in Eastern Court on Wednesday.

Man arrested after girl of 15 falls pregnant

22 Sep 2012 - 3:04am

Happy Valley: charmed life in the valley of the graves

To outsiders, Happy Valley has not really changed much since the 1970s.

As billboards, buildings and businesses appear and vanish almost every season in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay a 10-minute tram ride away, Pau Ma Dei (horse racing place) as it is known in Chinese, stands serene amid the clamour and chaos of urban Hong Kong.

15 Oct 2012 - 11:34am

Pupils return for new term at half-empty Lingnan Primary School

With the axe hanging over Lingnan Primary School, it reopened yesterday with just seven pupils signing up for Primary One and only 61 pupils altogether - just a fraction of its usual quota. Normally there would be 50 pupils in the first year alone.

4 Sep 2012 - 2:40am

How my best-of restaurant lists came off second best

A couple of months ago I received an e-mail from an editor at The Guardian in London, asking me to write two pieces for its website about where to eat in Hong Kong - one on the top 10 high-end restaurants, the other focusing on cheaper places. It's not easy to come up with lists like these.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

Starting a different chapter

You'll often hear people in Hong Kong, especially those who can't read Chinese, complain about the supposed lack of interesting bookshops in the city. In reality, there's quite a selection of rare, antiquarian, specialist and second-hand booksellers around town - you just have to know where to look.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Rally petition zones 'a police PR stunt'

A handful of protesters will be allowed into so-called petition zones near stops by President Hu Jintao during his handover anniversary visit which begins today - a move one rally organiser dismissed as a 'public relations show'.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The Planner


Totem Recollection

Tian Taiquan's photographic works represent creative reconstructions of his fragmented and vague childhood memories of the Cultural Revolution. Today, 9.30am-6.30pm, Art Experience Gallery, Rm 2009, 20/F Cable TV Tower, 9 Hoi Shing Rd, Tsuen Wan. Inquiries: 2110 9928. Ends today

100 Things, A Little Retrospective

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The Planner


King of Canton

Paintings by Yang Jiechang depicting his observations that the Canton (now Guangdong) region has produced many prominent leaders over the course of history. Today, 10am-6.30pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends today

For the Love of Chinese Contemporary Art

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am