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Hanging out in Hong Kong
Multi-functional spaces, which not only offer food and drink but other attractions too, ranging from listening posts to educational workshops, are cropping up across the city.
13 May 2016
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Art for All
Greg McNamara is not a man to adopt half-measures. That was evident when launching his independent art consultancy and curatorial company McNamara Art Projects earlier this year.
6 May 2016
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Marketing Vitality
Fish oil, Omega-3, evening primrose oil, joint formula and celery are some of the most popular complementary health supplements flying off shelves in Hong Kong, according to Raymond Chan, Deputy Managing Director for Blackmores, an Australian natural-health firm supplying vitamins and supplements to Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific.
29 April 2016
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Picturing Peace
An exhibition featuring the noted collaborative masterpiece Plum, Orchid, Bamboo, Ganoderm and Rock, a series poetry-calligraphy-painting by contemporary artist Dr Dominic Lam, was held during Hong Kong’s de facto art week in March
22 April 2016
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Street Food Fiesta
The inaugural event marks a fitting return to the tradition of vendor food carts, which once lined the city’s streets, but have been diminishing since the 1970s.
18 April 2016
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Cooking up a Storm
Perhaps it’s the arrival of so many celebrity chefs to Hong Kong; the vastness of the city’s restaurant offering; or the plethora of reality cooking shows on TV.
8 April 2016
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Off the Wall
In Kowloon’s gritty Sham Shui Po district, an industrial building has gone under wraps.
1 April 2016
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Public Art Takes off
Renowned for a unique carving technique that involves drilling into walls to create life-like murals, Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto, AKA Vhils, aims to make art more accessible to Hong Kongers with “Debris,” his first solo exhibition in the city.
24 March 2016
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A Village Reborn
Just a few years ago, a tiny outlying island of Hong Kong was struggling for survival.
18 March 2016
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Scoring Big in Hong Kong
On first glance, American-style football might seem like a strange fit for Hong Kong, where sports fans generally follow soccer, cricket, basketball and rugby, not to mention the more traditional Chinese disciplines, such as martial arts.
11 March 2016
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A New Creative Hub for Hong Kong
Hong Kong property developer Nan Fung Group is paying tribute to the company’s beginnings as a textile manufacturer by transforming its old cotton mill in Tsuen Wan into The Mills, a hub to nurture innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in the techstyle space for companies based in Hong Kong.
4 March 2016
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Spectacle of Glamour
One of the richest purses in international equestrian sport was shared in Hong Kong by the world’s top riders competing in the prestigious Longines Masters three-day event in late February.
26 Feb 2016
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Sparkling Trade Webcast
Last October, a Hong Kong billionaire paid US$48 million for a precious coloured diamond sold at auction by Sotheby’s in Geneva, Switzerland.
19 Feb 2016
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Taking Flight
Seven years in the making, the first airplane assembled and registered in Hong Kong took off on its inaugural 15-minute flight from the Hong Kong International Airport last November.
5 Feb 2016
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A Taste Sensation
Taste Festivals – one of the world’s greatest restaurant events, which is already established in some of the great gourmet capitals – is coming to Asia starting with Hong Kong.
29 Jan 2016
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After-school Sessions
Hong Kong takes its after-school education seriously; the market value of the city’s secondary school tutoring industry is predicted to hit HK$2.7 billion in the 2014-2015 school year, according to market research group Ipsos, up from HK$1.9 billion in 2009-2010.
22 Jan 2016
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Creative Collaborations
For SMEs with products to sell, gaining exposure on a budget can be a major challenge – especially in world cities where retail rents are high.
15 Jan 2016
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Maritime Marvel
Hong Kong is a maritime city and a museum dedicated to its seafaring heritage has attracted more than 500,000 visitors since opening in 2003.
8 Jan 2016
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Taxi Treasures
Thousands of hours in the back of Hong Kong cabs inspired longtime Hong Kong resident Allison Haworth West to create Taxi Art, a book dedicated to the figurines and various ephemera on show in the city’s cabs.
31 Dec 2015
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Adding Value for All
A recent MasterCard survey found that Hongkongers are the biggest givers in Greater China, with more than six in 10 local respondents (64.6 per cent) saying they contributed to a charity last year, surpassing counterparts on the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.
18 Dec 2015
 
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