Winnie Yeung

Fun fair aims to draw 1.5m visitors

The AIA Hong Kong World Carnival starts at Tamar next Friday, with organisers hoping to attract 1.5 million visitors in 101 days, despite ticket prices ranging up to HK$225 for the fun fair, for which entry was formerly free.

Friday, 8 December, 2006, 12:00am

Poor tourist showing for Sha Tin dragon boat races

Low tourist numbers and poor facilities overshadowed the last day of the International Dragon Boat Races at Sha Tin yesterday.

Although the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Association organised free buses to take tourists from their Tsim Sha Tsui hotels to the venue, many lining the Shing Mun River yesterday were local paddlers with their relatives and friends.

5 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Cos we can

AGAINST THE SWEEPING backdrop of a concrete jungle stands a lone young man dangerously close to the edge of a rooftop, his black cloak blowing in the pollution and a scythe in hand, waiting to strike.

Just another anime cartoon? No, it's a scene from a city near you and it's all very real. Well, up to a point.

19 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Jacky Yu


Jacket: a long military one. 'I got it from the Allied Plaza [in Mongkok]. I don't know the brand, but it's pretty. It's made of linen - very comfortable to wear.'

T-shirt: a black tee from E-side Modern Dance Company.

19 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

snack attack

It's the classic modern contradiction: no matter how health-conscious we may be, most of us can't resist the temptation of snack foods. Perhaps this explains the large number of people who regularly patronise Chan Yee Jai in Central, a 79-year-old shop that sells some of the rarest traditional Hong Kong snacks.

19 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Disney makes most of golden opportunity

A woman, 32, was arrested for assaulting a man at Hong Kong Disneyland in a queuing dispute yesterday, as the theme park faced its first National Day 'golden week' holiday test.

The woman allegedly punched a 32-year-old man in the neck in a queue at 5pm. Police arrested the woman, and the man was sent to Princess Margaret Hospital.

2 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Trip to the US inspires business plans

When Kitty Tong Hoi-lam decided to study for a Bachelor of Business Administration at Chinese University two years ago, all she wanted was to find a good job in Hong Kong after graduation.

But, after a six-week cultural-exchange visit to the United States during the summer holidays, Ms Tong has a different perspective about her future.

16 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Park lacks atmosphere

Ah Ting, a Form Six student from Chai Wan, was wearing her school uniform at the park's opening day on Monday. She finished classes and rushed to Disneyland with a friend.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Suicide rate of elderly up by a third

Social researchers say the issue is largely forgotten amid media coverage of young people taking their own lives

They are suicide's forgotten victims - the old, frail and infirm - who believe life has nothing more to offer, and their numbers continue to grow.

10 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Brave Ho-yin coping emotionally with horror of chopping attack

Detectives yesterday interviewed the seven-year-old victim of Thursday's vicious chopping attack, as his condition improved and his father said the boy was coping emotionally with the trauma.

The good news emerged as those who know Shum Ho-yin revealed the S.K.H. Chu Oi Primary School pupil was a bright, polite boy who has a passion for drawing.

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

An unreal deal - grab a national treasure for a steal

Antique lovers now have the chance to snatch some national treasures from China's top museum - without the help of Thomas Crown or Ocean's Eleven.

The treasures up for grabs are in fact replicas, but they are still a steal - and buying some will help protect the real thing.

1 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Singer braced for image backlash

When you depend on your looks for a living, it's easy to become obsessed with every little detail, as many stars are. High on the list of their priorities are their way-too-perfect sparkling white teeth. But CitySeen recently met a new singer who wears braces.

18 May 2005 - 12:00am

Coming to your living room ... sex and our very own city

One golden rule in showbiz is, if something is a hit, copy it. CitySeen heard recently that TVB is planning a new half-hour sitcom about four women living in a busy metropolis. Sounds oddly similar to Sex and the City.

16 May 2005 - 12:00am

Comedian aims to conquer coliseum

Usually confined to clubs and smaller venues, stand-up comedy is taking a giant leap up to the next stage - at the 13,000-seat Coliseum at the end of the month.

Michael Hui Koon-man, one of Hong Kong's favourite comedy actors and directors for more than 30 years, will take over the Coliseum on April 30 and May 1 to 'just talk'.

1 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Mass appeal gives film festival a lift

Funding cut forced organisers to take their promotion to the street, with pleasing results, says director

Ticket sales at the Hong Kong International Film Festival are moving much more briskly than last year, despite funding cuts limiting promotion.

26 Mar 2005 - 12:00am