The News-Expo museum is set to be a media archive of various print and electronic newspapers, detailing Hong Kong’s modern history. Complete with interactive multimedia and virtual reality technologies, it will show the city’s evolution throughout the years, from the fishing village of its early years to the international financial hub it is today. Using engaging games and hands-on media technology, visitors can also experience how news is reported and its impact on social development.
Asia’s first news-themed exhibition and education center will be established at the defunct Bridges Street Market location, the Journalism Education Foundation (JEF) announced last week.
Consisting of singers Graham Coxon and Damon Albarn (who play guitar and keyboard, respectively), the band also includes Alex James on bass and Dave Rowntree on drums.
Since its formation in 1988—then known as Seymour—it has headlined countless festivals and high-profile events, including the Olympics’ closing ceremony in London in 2012. It has also enjoyed recognition from within the music industry for their contribution over the years, including five Brit Awards and a Grammy nomination.
The four-piece alternative rock band is set to take to the stage at AsiaWorld-Expo for a one-night-only performance on May 6. The prolific band, with dozens of hits under their belt, is one of the most iconic groups in the Britpop genre.
HBO Asia announced that HBO GO will be available on Now TV before April, making it the first broadband streaming service in Asia. By subscribing to Now TV’s HBO Super Pak, viewers will be able to enjoy free access to the on-demand service, as well as being able to catch new episodes of original network shows just 12 hours after their US release. It's multi-facted and broadly supported, available on desktops, laptops, tablets as well as mobile phones operating on iOS and Android systems.
HBO Asia is set to be launching HBO GO, an internet-based service in Hong Kong providing subscribers with access to content from the US-based channel, which will function on a variety of different devices.
The Democratic Party legislative councilor’s remarks followed a surge in tourists visiting from mainland China over the Chinese New Year holiday period, which saw Ocean Park forced to halt its ticket sales for two consecutive days after reaching maximum capacity.
A cap on the number of visitors from mainland China has been suggested by Legislative Council member James To, reported Radio Television Hong Kong last week.
IT technician Mok Chung-ting was given an eight month sentence at the Tuen Mun Magistracy yesterday. The Standard reported that the sentence is the heaviest penalty regarding animal cruelty in recent years.
A 31-year-old man has been convicted after admitting that he had set fire to his neighbor’s dog after dousing it with paint thinner.
Expecting to reach the set plan in three years’ time, the scheme is aimed at recycling at least 70 percent or more of the used bottles. Commonly used to bottle beers and wines, water and fruit juices, the idea is to turn them into useable products. With about 1,700 importers and distributors subject to a levy based on the volume or number of bottles involved, it is expected to help collect up to $100 million towards hiring a new government-appointed contractor for setting up a glass-waste recovery network and handling collection logistics.
Hong Kong generates around 55,000 tonnes of glass waste every year, with only about 1,500 tonnes of the waste recycled. Secretary for Environment, Wong Kam-sing, announced yesterday that he will be charging importers and distributors $1 for every one liter-glass bottle and 75 cents for 750ml bottles, reported The Standard today.
Bordering Shenzhen, Sheung Shui station is often seen packed with alleged parallel traders, who reportedly often carry various goods including baby formula, smartphones and cosmetics to resell in the mainland for profits. Aside from the illegal activities being an increasingly difficult issue, it has created a number of security problems on the border, with more incidents of assault on MTR workers occurring at the station.
Following a recent increase in the number of incidents involving alleged parallel traders threatening or physically attacking workers at Sheung Shui MTR station, a magistrate this week warned that that any individual involved in such assault cases, once convicted, would be jailed.
The Cooking with the Culinary Stars classes allow participants to learn everything from classic cooking techniques and essentials to specialty and seasonal dishes from Intercontinental’s celebrated chefs. The chefs come from InterContinental Hong Kong’s diverse restaurants, including Michelin two-star restaurant Spoon by Alain Ducasse, Michelin one-star restaurants Yan Toh Heen and The Steakhouse Winebar and Grill, as well as Nobu.
Intercontinental Hong Kong is continuing its popular Cooking with the Culinary Stars program this year, and introduces the 2013 all-new Baking Club classes.
At 9am, a cook boards a bus to Mei Foo from Hang Hau. At Sau Mau Ping, a man in his 40s takes the seat next to him. He stretches his legs and arms, as if he is sitting on a sofa at home. The cook asks the man to give him some space, but the request falls on deaf ears. The two bicker and elbow each other. Suddenly, the man grabs the cook’s right hand, biting into his middle finger. He tears off his nail with his teeth and spits it onto the ground. The man flees and boards another bus. He is now wanted by the police.
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Living in Hong Kong, one is exposed to a mishmash of architectural styles - behemoth skyscrapers grace the skyline, while just a few meters away, tenement buildings painted in cheerful colors dance under the sunshine. When day turns to night, neon signs attached to residential buildings all compete for our attention. Ever wondered how tall Hong Kong looks from below? Or how small our home looks from above? Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze captures all these images and more in his photo book, Vertical Horizon.