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Thousands Rally for June 4 30th Anniversary

Thousands rally to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Beijing June 4
Massacre. They March from Southorn Playground in Wanchai to China Liaison
Office in Western District.

It has been 30 years since the rise and fall of the 1989 Democracy Movement
in China. The 50-day democratic movement led by students ended with a
brutal military crackdown on June 4. A confidential US government document,
revealed in 2014, reported that a Chinese internal assessment estimated
that at least 10,454 civilians were killed.

Wanchai . Hong Kong | 2019
26 May 2019


Lone Lady Muses at Dawn of Woman's Rights

5:42 am #HongKong #HongKong "#LoneLady #Muses at #Dawn of #WomansRights"
by @phyang81

as part of the #24HourProject to raise funds for NGOs working for women's
human rights @She_Has_Hope (Uganda) @GES_Mujer (Mexico)
@SacredValleyHealth (Peru) @Atena_ngo (Iran). Please show your support
and help us meet our fund goal. For more information visit @24HourProject

#24hr19 #24hr19_HK #24hr19_HongKong
#StreetPhotography #PhotoJournalism
#Tsimshatsui #VictoriaHarbour #Dawn

4850 people from 826 cities in 100 countries capture city life one photo
for each hour for 24 hours, sharing them on Instagram and other social
media. This year, the focus is on women's stories to support women's right.

This photographer is co-Ambassador for Hong Kong with Marissa Reyes. Details here.

Tsimshatsui . Hong Kong | 2019
25 May 2019


Thousands Join Global 24 Hour Project for Street Photography

Right after midnight tonight, thousands of people from 725 cities in 100 countries
will begin to capture city life one photo for each hour for 24 hours, sharing them
on Instagram and other social media. This year, the focus is on women's stories
to support women's rights.

The #24HourProject began in 2012, Renzo Grande (@renzogrande) from New York
and Los Angeles-based Sam Smotherman (@smutty5ohhh) wanted to compare
their two cities in a daylong series of street photos.

This photographer is co-Ambassador for Hong Kong with Marissa Reyes.
We are hosting a local event meeting at 11:45 pm on Friday 24 May outside
Marks & Spencer in Central. Details here. Please join us.

Central . Hong Kong | 2019
24 May 2019


Transient Bubbles Farewell Yue Man Square

Transient bubbles created by Artists Anita Cheng and Heily Lai, to say farewell
to Yue Man Sqaure, the once bustling town centre of Kwun Tong which is due
for demolition and redevelopment. They are both nostalgic and sad about
the fate of the playground of their youth. A closely-knit community of
residents and businesses have forced out by the Urban Renewal
Authority (URA) with inadequate compensation.

Many fear that Kwun Tong will lose its character and become unaffordable
to the grassroot citizens. This is an end of an era for Kwun Tong and Hong Kong.

Kwun Tong . Hong Kong | 2019
23 May 2019


Vanishing Tong Lau

Tong Lau, Chinese tenement houses built between the late 18th century and
the 1960s, are fast disappearing in Hong Kong. They have commercial space
on the ground floor and residential units above lending much character to
city streets with their wide verandahs and high ceilings.

This staircase, with mosaic floor tiles, is in a building at the heart of
bustling Causeway Bay is likely to be demolished in the near future
in the name of progress, sadly.

Causeway Bay . Hong Kong | 2019
22 May 2019


French Consul General Opens 'Beyond Black'

Alexandre Giorgini, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, officiates the
opening of 'Beyond Black', the first ever solo exhibition in Hong Kong for Pierre
Soulages. This exhibition showcases the work of one of France's most important
artists. He is known as a master of post-war abstraction, leader of Tachisme.
Part of Le French May Arts Festival at Alisan Gallery, through 29 June.

Central . Hong Kong | 2019
21 May 2019


Reflecting on Inner Self as Visual Artists

'Reflecting on Inner Self as Visual Artists', an exhibition showcasing the works
Professor Aser But and eight elites who graduated from the Department of
Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic from the 1980s to the early 1990s. They
include Jackson Lee, Lammie Lam, Frank Kwok, Kinsan Chung, Gideon Lai,
Hilton Tong, Sindy Lau and Tom Lau.

With over two years in its curation, the exhibition presents more than 100 works,
featuring the achievements of the nine award-winning fine artists through
their journey of creative art discovery over the past 30 years.
The show is at Central Library Exhibition Gallery, through 21 May.

Causeway Bay . Hong Kong | 2019
20 May 2019


Lion at Tsing Ma Bridge

One of the two Chinese stone lions guarding Tin Hau (Goddess of Heaven) Temple
stands at the abandoned village of Ma Wan, with Tsing Ma Bridge in the background.
Once a thriving fishing village with stilt houses on the bay, Ma Wan Village is
now a ghost town. The residents were evicted by the government in 2011, some
unwillingly, to give way to Park Island housing estate developed by Sun Hung Kai
Properties for 5,000 families.

Ma Wan . Hong Kong | 2019
19 May 2019


Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair exhibits over 115 galleries, showcasing a diverse range
of art priced between HK$1,000 and HK$100,000. Highlights include the
cutting edge Young Talent Hong Kong exhibition, the large-scale installations
and a Creative Hub with a number of creative activities. #ArtHappy Friday
charity evening will help raise awareness of mental wellbeing and expressive
art and host an international line up of artists performing live.

Wanchai . Hong Kong | 2019
18 May 2019


Heather Explores Ma Wan Ghost Village

Heather, an educator from Portsmouth, loves urban exploration and checks out the
abandoned village of Ma Wan. Once a thriving fishing village with stilt houses,
restaurants and a school, Ma Wan fishing village is now a ghost town. The
residents were evicted by the government in 2011, some unwillingly, to
give way to Park Island, a huge gated housing estate developed by
Sun Hung Kai Properties for 5,000 families.

The island has a long history, dating back to Neolithic times, much of which
has been swallowed in recent years by the ever hungry need for housing
development. Complete Neolithic human skeletal remains were found in tombs
at Tung Wan in 1997. Tsing Ma Bridge linking Kowloon with Lantau Island
provides a dramtic background.

Ma Wan . Hong Kong | 2019
17 May 2019


Giuseppe Runs Dragonfly Bar

Sporting a Mohawk hair style, Italian Giuseppe Zazzeron from Venice, manages
Dragonfly Bar, designed by Ashley Sutton at Tai Kwun - a centre for heritage
and arts for culture and leisure experiences. The boutique cocktail lounge
spotlights his appreciation for American painter and blown glass artist
Louis Tiffany, whose works is incorporated into the interior design.

SOHO . Hong Kong | 2019
16 May 2019


Old and New in Causeway Bay

A low-rise Chinese Tenement house (Tong Lau) meets Lee Garden One, an office
skyscraper that is the tallest in bustling Causeway Bay. The triangular-
shaped tower stands 789 ft (240 m) tall and contains 52 storeys.

Causeway Bay . Hong Kong | 2019
15 May 2019


Sylvie Muses at Kowloon Park

Sylvie, Dutch photographer from The Hague, loves to shoot people at
tranquil Kowloon Park, an oasis in the busy and touristy district
of Tsimshatsui.

Tsimshatsui . Hong Kong | 2019
14 May 2019


Bella Frolicks at Kowloon Park

Bella from Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines, loves to frolick leisurely
on Sunday at tranquil Kowloon Park, an oasis in the busy shopping district
of Tsimshatsui.

Tsimshatsui . Hong Kong | 2019
13 May 2019


Helen Pun Kicks-off 'Vivre la Cheongsam'

Helen Pun, a banker-turned artist, kicks-off 'Vivre la Cheongsam', featuring
French-inspired cheongsams to showcase the crossover between the cultural
heritage of Chinese cheongsam and the deep and influential history of France.
These designs are fusion of the finesse and avant-garde art practices of
French music, haute couture fashion, fabrics and gastronomy and the subtle
and captivating elegance of cheongsams where the two cultures come together.

Part of French May, at Office Lobby, Lee Garden One, through 25 May.

Causeway Bay . Hong Kong | 2019
12 May 2019


Thousands Rally Against China Extradition

4,000 rally on Friday evening against an upcoming amendment to Hong Kong's
extradition laws to include China, outside Legislative Council Building.
The massive crowd overflows into Tim Mei Avenue. Over a dozen
pan-democrat legislators join the protest to denounce the proposal.

Admiralty . Hong Kong | 2019
11 May 2019


Ng Chung Opens Cigar Box

Hong Kong artist Ng Chung's latest Cigar Box series are paintings about the
different people surrounding his life, such as his friends, daughter, collectors,
and apprentices. In this latest body of works, he explores his relationships
with these people, or sometimes the objects related to them. The images are
painted on empty cigar boxes, representing the memories of the times he
spent with them. Exhibition at Contemporary by Angela Li, through 15 June.


Sheung Wan . Hong Kong | 2019
10 May 2019


Idyllic An Thoi Islands

Idyllic islands that make up the An Thoi Archipelago which is part of the
Phu Quoc Marine Park, a UNESCO biosphere off Southern Phu Quoc,
Vietnam. The 15 islands that make up the Archipelago, with fine
sandy beaches and clear turquoise water, is ideal for boat trips.

An Thoi Islands . Vietnam | 2019
9 May 2019


Clown Fish and Anemone

A clown fish comes out of its sea anemone hiding in the An Thoi Islands in
southern Phu Quoc, Vietnam. The 15 islands that make up the Archipelago,
aka Phu Quoc Marine Park, is not an ideal location for Scuba diving.
Over-fishing has depleted pelagic (big fish, eg: sharks and menta rays).
Visibility is also very low with suspended particles in the water.

An Thoi Islands . Vietnam | 2019
8 May 2019


Starfish Beach

Pictureqes Starfish Beach, part of Rach Vem Village, at northern Phu Quoc
island in Vietnam. On a good day, when the tide is low, one could see
hundreds of red starfish in the shallow water. It was high tide with
a rough sea when I arrived and spotted only two.

Phu Quoc . Vietnam | 2019
7 May 2019


Yukaloo by James Turrell

Yukaloo by James Turrell, a leading American artist who uses light as a medium for
his immersive installations. Associated with the Light and Space movement of the 1960s,
Turrell has dedicated his practice to what he has deemed perceptual art, investigating
the materiality of light and the sensorial experience of space, color, and perception.

Yukaloo is an aperture within which LEDs are engineered to change colours
gradually over the course of several hours. Coloured light emitted from the work
fills the space, creating an immersive atmosphere similar to the awe-inspiring
fashion in which the sky changes from late afternoon to night. Exhibition<
at Asia Society, through 6 June.

Admiralty . Hong Kong | 2019
6 May 2019


Mural on Third Street

Impressive street art on Third Street in Sai Ying Pun, one of the oldest districts
in Hong Kong, a place the British military called home when they first arrived
and an area of great charm. It retains the feel of a genuine neighborhood with
pungent smells and live chicken markets, despite the explosion of trendy restaurants,
hip bars and shops that now grace the First, Second, Third and High street.

Sai Ying Pun . Hong Kong | 2019
5 May 2019


Lin Fa Temple

Lin Fa Kung (literally means Temple of Lotus) in Tai Hang was constructed
in 1863, during the Qing dynasty, and was reconstructed in 1986 and 1999.
The temple is for the worship of Kwun Yam, the Goddess of Mercy and
its architecture is unique and rare in Hong Kong. It was protected
as a Declared Monument in 2014.

Tai Hang . Hong Kong | 2019
4 May 2019


Avengers Mania

With Avengers mania gripping the globe as the movie Endgame hits the cinemas,
statues of the league of super-heroes including Ironman pop up all over the city.
Even with over 300 screenings of the movie on everyday, many shows were sold out.
Box office records are being smashed. Crazy!

Causeway Bay . Hong Kong | 2019
3 May 2019


SOS for Venezuela

Marianm and her fellow Venezuelans living in Hong Kong signal SOS for
Venezuela on May Day, in response to call by opposition leader Juan
Guaido, for protests throughout the world in solidarity with the
mass demonstrations within the country.

After Guaido declared himself interim president in January, he is
recognised as Venezuela's legitimate president by the United States
and other countrues. Clashes continue between protesters and forces
led by the president, Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Maduro had been
prepared to leave the country for Cuba until Putin advised against it.

Central . Hong Kong | 2019
2 May 2019


Old and New in Tai Hang

A slum until the 1990s, Tai Hang lies in the shadow of the glitzy Causeway Bay.
It has witnessed rapid urbanisation and development around the area over the
past few decades. Village houses became low-rise Tong Lau (Chinese tenement
houses) which then became the luxury residential high-rise buildings today.

With the rapid gentrification came the trendy restaurants, bars and hip coffee shops
giving new life to the neighbourhood. Only a few car repair shops, traditional
cafes (cha chaan tengs) and dai pai dongs remain. Its unique history and
laid-back ambience is rapidly fading.

Tai Hang . Hong Kong | 2019
1 May 2019

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