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16 07, 2019

Kanae Minato, Steven Erikson, Emma Newman: Hong Kong Book Fair 2019 international authors preview

By | 2019-07-16T10:30:12+00:00 July 16th, 2019|Entertainment|Comments Off on Kanae Minato, Steven Erikson, Emma Newman: Hong Kong Book Fair 2019 international authors preview

Hong Kong’s summer book fair never fails to draw a huge crowd and this year – its 30th anniversary – will be no exception.Opening tomorrow and running until July 23, the fair will host a record 680-plus exhibitors and this year will focus on science fi...

15 07, 2019

‘Pearl of the Orient’ losing its charms to development: Phnom Penh high-rises sprout, heritage buildings out

By | 2019-07-15T23:15:08+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Entertainment|Comments Off on ‘Pearl of the Orient’ losing its charms to development: Phnom Penh high-rises sprout, heritage buildings out

Phnom Penh is not the only Southeast Asian city to have declared itself the “Pearl of the Orient” at one time or another. But for the century before a decline that began in 1970 and led to genocide and civil war, the Cambodian capital laid legitimate c...

15 07, 2019

Appreciate nature more is message for Hong Kong in artist’s mural inspired by Typhoon Mangkhut

By | 2019-07-15T04:30:27+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Entertainment|Comments Off on Appreciate nature more is message for Hong Kong in artist’s mural inspired by Typhoon Mangkhut

On a 16-metre-long wall at the Asia Society Hong Kong headquarters is a black-and-white mural of trees, plants, animals and birds that live or once lived in the city.They are painted in silhouette, a style American artist James Prosek has perfected ove...

15 07, 2019

Sir Simon Rattle: ‘more people in mainland China are learning the piano than the population of Germany’

By | 2019-07-15T02:57:00+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Entertainment|Comments Off on Sir Simon Rattle: ‘more people in mainland China are learning the piano than the population of Germany’

Asia offers great potential for the growth of classical music, according to Sir Simon Rattle, the British conductor and music director of one of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). Rattle will be bringing the ...