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Anyone for gin?
Refined with plant material from Stuttgart and mineral water from Cannstatt, German artisanal gin brand Ginstr has already established itself as one of the spirits industry’s rising stars, having won a gold medal at the World Spirits Award 2018 and the Gin and Tonic Trophy, where 400 jurors voted it the best gin to accompany a tonic over more than 600 other brands at the International World Spirits Competition (IWSC) last year.
31 May 2019
‘Doctor on call’ has new meaning
The “device that ate everything” is a label often applied to smartphones – and now they appear poised to take over clinics too.
24 May 2019
Premium party wear for kids
Roomila Chandra’s party wear brand Tachéri has been in the works for some time, as the mother of two registered the business several years back.
17 May 2019
TV and web content eclipse film releases
As its name suggests, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) has always encompassed a wide range of content, spanning everything from feature films and TV series to documentaries, animation and digital productions.
10 May 2019
Striking new theatre brings opera to all
Hong Kong became the global champion for Cantonese opera with the January opening of the Xiqu Centre in the new West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) arts hub.
3 May 2019
Watercolours transform hanging speakers
Despite being 83 years old Peter Tse has painted more than 50 watercolours and created greeting cards with the theme “Impression of Hong Kong”.
26 April 2019
Bespoke jewellery set for market domination
Speaking at the recent HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, Paola de Luca, the Creative Director of Trendvision Jewellery + Forecasting, an Italian consultancy specialising in analysing emerging trends across the wider fashion sector, offered a tantalising glimpse of the jewellery looks and styles set to dominate over the next two years.
18 April 2019
Home front prospers
Home is where the heart is and often where the wallet is as well; spending on furniture, homeware and related items is soaring, with Mainland China growing especially strongly.
12 April 2019
FILMART brings in Tinseltown
The world of showbusiness came to Asia’s world city in March as nearly 9,000 media buyers flocked to the 23rd edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), which transformed the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre into Tinseltown.
4 April 2019
‘Silky’ way to success
Maggie Wu was inspired to set up her silk clothing and accessories brand when she was planning her wedding and couldn’t find a headpiece that she liked.
29 March 2019
Twin jewel shows draw crowds
Dazzling products at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) twin 2019 jewellery shows drew record-setting attendance, reinforcing the concurrent events’ crown as the world’s biggest jewellery fair.
22 March 2019
Asia’s premier film showcase set to open
The curtain is set to go up on Asia’s premier film and television showcase, the 23rd edition of the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), which is also the anchor event for Entertainment Expo Hong Kong.
15 March 2019
Avenue of Stars revamped
With its stellar views over Victoria Harbour and boulevard of handprints of Hong Kong’s biggest celebrities, the Avenue of Stars has proved popular destination for locals and tourists alike keen to pose with statues of Bruce Lee and Anita Mui, or find out if their favourite star is represented.
8 March 2019
Hotel plugs into community
Seeking to create a base for travellers looking for a high-end stay that doesn’t break the bank, new hotel brand Page Hotels opened its first branch last month at 148 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
1 March 2019
Jewellers celebrate Belt and Road
The 20th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition highlighted the skills of some of Hong Kong’s most talented young jewellers.
22 Feb 2019
Spring is sprung for entertainment
Having put away the red lanterns and kumquat trees after the end of the Spring Festival (as Chinese New Year is often known) we can look forward to another spring feast – the annual Entertainment Expo (EE), a string of events highlighting the industry in Hong Kong and abroad.
15 Feb 2019
Breed Your Own Insects
Could you do your bit for the planet by ditching meat for insects?
1 Feb 2019
Brisk Business at Trendsetting Fair
Buyers and suppliers flocked to Hong Kong for the 50th edition of HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in mid-January.
25 Jan 2019
Toy Buyers Bullish on Prospects
The high attendance at the first four Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) fairs of 2019 shows buyers worldwide remain bullish on business prospects, despite concerns over the trade dispute between Mainland China and the United States.
18 Jan 2019
Taking Pulse of Cinema, TV Industries
Two questions film-makers or television executives may want to ask a millennial are “When did you last go to the movies?” and “What did you watch on TV over the weekend?”
11 Jan 2019
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