Hong Kongers are a tough crowd. Every second person I meet protests that we have no real art scene and pronounces the city barren of creativity. But, come on. In recent years, the Hong Kong gallery scene has evolved significantly. Dealers are bringing in big name artists like Damien Hirst and Zhang Huan for solo shows. Alternative spaces devoted to new media and subculture art have cropped up. A slew of international dealers such as Larry Gagosian, Ben Brown and Sundaram Tagore have opened outposts.
HKSAR Government 12/18/2011
LateRooms Ltd 12/10/2011
Charles Chaplin has been a major influence on Hong Kong comedies. His iconic appearance - bowler hat, walking stick, splayed feet and a ragtag moustache on his face - have been identically rendered by actors such as Yee Chau-shui, Fung Fung, Sun Ma Si-tsang, Cheng Kwun-min and Dean Shek. Like the original Tramp, the Hong Kong Charlies in films are kind-hearted, surviving tough times with humour and dignity.
Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival will make its comeback to the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade from 27-30 October 2011. In its third year running, the event will feature some savoury new programmes, including the Spanish Night and the Japanese Night. A bigger Grand Tasting Pavilion will also be set up for oenophiles’ enjoyment in a spacious, classy environment.
CHRISTINE CHOW The New York Times 07/25/2011
Dining Concepts 07/14/2011
HKSAR Government 07/14/2011
Thanks to the favourable anchorage conditions of Hong Kong, the city quickly developed into a shipping hub in the mid-19th century, and the related shipbuilding and ship repair industry boomed as well. After decades of social and economic development, those dockyards, which had once sprung up along the coasts of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, are now located at the western part of Victoria Harbour, where they continue to serve the city's shipping industry and economy.
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