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Multimedia: Living heritage of Hong Kong

What makes Hong Kong unique? Is it Cantonese Opera, the Dragon Boat festival, Lion dancing, Wing Chun, snake wine or shrimp paste? 

What makes Hong Kong unique? Is it Cantonese Opera, the Dragon Boat festival, Lion dancing, Wing Chun, snake wine or shrimp paste? 

22 Feb 2019 - 3:19PM
Weekend washout likely as Rammasun approaches

Outdoor activities seem doomed this weekend with heavy showers and strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun expected to hit Hong Kong today and last until Monday.

Outdoor activities seem doomed this weekend with heavy showers and strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun expected to hit Hong Kong today and last until Monday.

18 Jul 2014 - 2:06PM
Passengers thrown about Hong Kong-bound plane by turbulence

Two people remained in hospital last night after air turbulence tossed passengers and crew around a Hong Kong-bound jet yesterday, injuring 20.

Two people remained in hospital last night after air turbulence tossed passengers and crew around a Hong Kong-bound jet yesterday, injuring 20.

17 Jul 2014 - 7:25AM
Scholarism leader Joshua Wong planning to appeal some DSE exam results

Teenage Scholarism leader Joshua Wong revealed that he plans to appeal some of his DSE exam results and that he was 'disappointed' in his Liberal Studies grade.

Teenage Scholarism leader Joshua Wong revealed that he plans to appeal some of his DSE exam results and that he was 'disappointed' in his Liberal Studies grade.

20 Jun 2018 - 4:56PM
12 stand out from university 'in' crowd with seven 5** grades

A record 12 high-flying students have stood out from this year's Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination, as the percentage of students meeting the basic requirements for local university admission increased.

A record 12 high-flying students have stood out from this year's Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination, as the percentage of students meeting the basic requirements for local university admission increased.

8 May 2015 - 9:08AM
UK report on Hong Kong 'avoids embarrassing Beijing'

Pan-democratic lawmakers have slammed Britain's report on Hong Kong as "weak" and "avoiding embarrassing Beijing" after it did not express a view on Beijing's white paper asserting its authority over the city.

Pan-democratic lawmakers have slammed Britain's report on Hong Kong as "weak" and "avoiding embarrassing Beijing" after it did not express a view on Beijing's white paper asserting its authority over the city.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:24PM
Only 30pc confident about getting into university, poll finds ahead of exam results day

Only a third of pupils who took the Diploma of Secondary Education examination are confident of getting into university, although more than half believe a bachelor's degree is a necessity.

Only a third of pupils who took the Diploma of Secondary Education examination are confident of getting into university, although more than half believe a bachelor's degree is a necessity.

10 Jul 2014 - 4:30AM
Parents angry as schools block Form One transfers

Parents of pupils who failed to secure a Form One place at the school of their choice yesterday slammed an agreement among some schools that barred them from seeking a transfer.

Parents of pupils who failed to secure a Form One place at the school of their choice yesterday slammed an agreement among some schools that barred them from seeking a transfer.

9 Jul 2014 - 8:19AM
Organisers and police point fingers over slow progress of July 1 march

Police accused the Civil Human Rights Front of deliberately making slow progress, while the front said the police caused a bottleneck by not opening more lanes for the marchers.

Police accused the Civil Human Rights Front of deliberately making slow progress, while the front said the police caused a bottleneck by not opening more lanes for the marchers.

26 Oct 2016 - 2:38PM
Carnival spirit for most part despite the slow progress

Angered by the State Council's white paper declaring its "comprehensive jurisdiction" over the city, and by the dysfunctional legislature, some also said they would join the overnight sit-in by student activists.

Angered by the State Council's white paper declaring its "comprehensive jurisdiction" over the city, and by the dysfunctional legislature, some also said they would join the overnight sit-in by student activists.

2 Jul 2014 - 5:58PM
Ageing East Kowloon school campuses miss government standards

Almost 80 per cent of public secondary schools in East Kowloon are not up to Education Bureau standards, a study by the Post has found, prompting warnings from educators that children's education is being put at risk.

Almost 80 per cent of public secondary schools in East Kowloon are not up to Education Bureau standards, a study by the Post has found, prompting warnings from educators that children's education is being put at risk.

2 Jul 2014 - 7:42AM
MTR trains delayed after water pipe bursts

A burst water main disrupted services on the East Rail Line yesterday, prompting lengthy delays for hundreds of passengers just one day after the rail operator increased its fares.

A burst water main disrupted services on the East Rail Line yesterday, prompting lengthy delays for hundreds of passengers just one day after the rail operator increased its fares.

1 Jul 2014 - 3:08AM
Woman dies after receiving liposuction at hair treatment centre

Police are investigating the death of a woman who lost consciousness after undergoing liposuction at a private clinic specialising in hair transplants yesterday.

Police are investigating the death of a woman who lost consciousness after undergoing liposuction at a private clinic specialising in hair transplants yesterday.

19 Sep 2015 - 10:34PM
Parents' white-paper petition 'for next generation'

A parents' group has launched an online petition against the State Council's white paper on Hong Kong, saying it breaks the promises that Beijing made in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Basic Law.

A parents' group has launched an online petition against the State Council's white paper on Hong Kong, saying it breaks the promises that Beijing made in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Basic Law.

26 Jun 2014 - 5:24AM
Tensions of 1967 riots echo today, says director of new drama

The deadly 1967 riots are seen by many as a watershed in Hong Kong's history - but for drama director Wu Hoi-fai, the days of havoc hold another message: resorting to violence won't help.

The deadly 1967 riots are seen by many as a watershed in Hong Kong's history - but for drama director Wu Hoi-fai, the days of havoc hold another message: resorting to violence won't help.

24 Jun 2014 - 5:13AM
Occupy Central thumbs nose at state media's use of 1.3b population to criticise unofficial vote

Unofficial referendum of more than 700,000 Hongkongers an 'illegal farce' that is 'tinged with mincing ludicrousness', says Global Times.

Unofficial referendum of more than 700,000 Hongkongers an 'illegal farce' that is 'tinged with mincing ludicrousness', says Global Times.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:48PM
Our voice must be heard, say voters in unofficial Occupy Central referendum

Nine out of 10 voters at Occupy Central's polling stations believe the public must have a say in who can run in the next chief executive election, a mini-poll by the South China Morning Post found.

Nine out of 10 voters at Occupy Central's polling stations believe the public must have a say in who can run in the next chief executive election, a mini-poll by the South China Morning Post found.

23 Jun 2014 - 5:19PM
Parents seek permanent home for school

The city's first direct subsidy school has been without a permanent home since its founding in 1965 because of government restrictions that effectively exclude it from site allocation exercises, parents say.

The city's first direct subsidy school has been without a permanent home since its founding in 1965 because of government restrictions that effectively exclude it from site allocation exercises, parents say.

20 Jun 2014 - 2:43AM
'Scandal over Tong dents ICAC support'

Hongkongers' determination to wipe out corruption has rallied despite their support for the Independent Commission Against Corruption hitting its lowest for at least a decade.

Hongkongers' determination to wipe out corruption has rallied despite their support for the Independent Commission Against Corruption hitting its lowest for at least a decade.

19 Jun 2014 - 2:50AM
The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

It's no surprise that Cantonese opera, egg tarts, pineapple buns and milk tea have made it on to the final list of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage.

It's no surprise that Cantonese opera, egg tarts, pineapple buns and milk tea have made it on to the final list of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage.

5 Sep 2014 - 1:06PM
'Why did officers enter Legco Building?'

The deputy chairman of the Legislative Council House Committee yesterday questioned why police entered the Legco building last Friday.

The deputy chairman of the Legislative Council House Committee yesterday questioned why police entered the Legco building last Friday.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:24PM
Divided family enjoys short reunion

As families across Hong Kong gathered to celebrate Father's Day yesterday, the Ng family were hoping that their temporary union will soon become more permanent.

As families across Hong Kong gathered to celebrate Father's Day yesterday, the Ng family were hoping that their temporary union will soon become more permanent.

16 Jun 2014 - 4:53AM
Impact from cutting number of mainland tourists ‘only short term’, says think tank

Cutting the number of solo travellers to Hong Kong will hinder the city's economic growth but only in the short term, according to a think tank's economic simulation.

Cutting the number of solo travellers to Hong Kong will hinder the city's economic growth but only in the short term, according to a think tank's economic simulation.

13 Jun 2014 - 3:50AM
Pandas arrive to offer a conservation message that's black and white

Papier-mâché pandas were already winning the hearts of Hongkongers as they checked in at the airport yesterday. But their creator says he hopes fans focus on conservation, not cuteness.

Papier-mâché pandas were already winning the hearts of Hongkongers as they checked in at the airport yesterday. But their creator says he hopes fans focus on conservation, not cuteness.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:24PM
Hongkongers take new view of old certainty - death

Hongkongers' attitudes towards death have gradually changed in the past seven years, with 10 per cent fewer believing that talking about death to a dying person will hasten their demise.

Hongkongers' attitudes towards death have gradually changed in the past seven years, with 10 per cent fewer believing that talking about death to a dying person will hasten their demise.

9 Jun 2014 - 11:20AM
ESF set to charge parents of new pupils up to HK$38,000

The English Schools Foundation is under fire from parents after revealing plans to impose a non- refundable one-off charge of up to HK$38,000 on new students from next year in its struggle to make ends meet.

The English Schools Foundation is under fire from parents after revealing plans to impose a non- refundable one-off charge of up to HK$38,000 on new students from next year in its struggle to make ends meet.

28 Apr 2015 - 5:44PM
LIVE BLOG: Tiananmen Square 25th anniversary vigil in Hong Kong

Follow the latest news as thousands gather in Victoria Park for a candlelight vigil to remember those killed in the bloody crackdown of June 4, 1989

Follow the latest news as thousands gather in Victoria Park for a candlelight vigil to remember those killed in the bloody crackdown of June 4, 1989

20 Jun 2018 - 3:14PM
Democracy activists unite to support June 4 vigil

Ignoring rifts in pan-democrat camp, groups will attend event and hope Hongkongers will remember courage of 1989 pro-democracy movement as well as bloody crackdown.

Ignoring rifts in pan-democrat camp, groups will attend event and hope Hongkongers will remember courage of 1989 pro-democracy movement as well as bloody crackdown.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:54PM
Academic stress starts early, study reveals

Children are stressed out by academic pressure even before they start primary school, a survey of parents of kindergarten pupils has found.

Children are stressed out by academic pressure even before they start primary school, a survey of parents of kindergarten pupils has found.

3 Jun 2014 - 6:00PM
Outrage over primary school textbook that asks pupils to 'match the races'

Two education scholars are behind a series of general studies textbooks that have sparked bitter controversy for their racially stereotypical contents.

Two education scholars are behind a series of general studies textbooks that have sparked bitter controversy for their racially stereotypical contents.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:24PM