An “auspicious” mobile phone number has sold for more than US$50,000 at an online auction in China. Photo: Shutterstock

‘Lucky’ phone number sells for US$50,000 in China but it’s not a record

  • Online auction attracts fierce competition, sending value rocketing in first minutes of bidding
  • ‘Auspicious’ numbers are popular in China because they sound like words which signify good fortune
Topic |   Alibaba

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An “auspicious” mobile phone number has sold for more than US$50,000 at an online auction in China. Photo: Shutterstock
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Paper Chanel handbags for sale at a shop in Sai Ying Pun for Ching Ming festival. Photo: Felix Wong

Ching Ming festival: virtual grave sweeping and four other quirky stories

  • One funeral firm allows users to build elaborate online shrines for their deceased relatives complete with embellishments like candles and flowers
  • Burning paper offerings of luxury items is a traditional activity, but why were people avoiding LV in 2013?
Topic |   Hong Kong culture

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Paper Chanel handbags for sale at a shop in Sai Ying Pun for Ching Ming festival. Photo: Felix Wong
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