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Mandolin Virtuoso Sonya First

Talented Russian musician Sonya First, from St Petersburg, wows the audience
playing her mandolin at Youth Square. Sonya is a mandolin virtuoso,
singer-songwriter, model, an artist and actress.

Chai Wan ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
31 Aug 2015


Book Crossing Carnival at Youth Square

A young girl has a marvelous time at the 5th Book Crossing Carnival as it kicks off at
Youth Square in Chai Wan on Saturday for 2 days. With a theme of 'Roaming with Poetry',
young poet ambassadors and singers/song-writers share their experiences. It is a
free event and everyone can bring a book and pick a book from the Carnival.

Chai Wan ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
30 Aug 2015


Danielle at Yu Lan Festival

Danielle, a music teacher from Newark, Delaware, USA enjoys Yu Lan Festival
(aka Hungry Ghost Festival on the 14th day of the 7th month of the lunar
calendar) celebration at Kwun Tong, one of the largest in Hong Kong.

Kwun Tong ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
29 Aug 2015


Ghost Walk

'Roaming story-telling bamboo theatre' by artist Hanison Lau is part of
'Ghost Walk', a group performance art by 16 artists during Hungry Ghost
Festival (aka Yu Lan Festival on the 14th day of the 7th month of
the lunar calendar).

Sheung Wan ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
28 Aug 2015


Pattern of Living

'Hong Kong in Living Colour III' by photographer David Elliott is part of the
group exhibition 'Pattern of Living' showcasing work of five photographers
on the skyscraper environment of Hong Kong at Picture This Gallery
until September 5.

Central ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
27 Aug 2015


Best Before by Regina Ho

A collection of 12 copies of Apple Daily newspaper in 2014, with the wordings
whited-out, is part of the 'Best Before' art exhibition by Regina Ho Yee-man
at The Gallery on the 10th floor of Hong Kong Art Centre until August 26.

One can still make out the headline 'Arise! Ye who refuse to be slaves!' (in
Chinese) from the Chinese national anthem but takes on a different connotation
against the background of massive gathering during the Umbrella Movement.

Causeway Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
26 Aug 2015


Que Sera Sera

Little Thunder, an internationally recognized illustrator and comics artist
from Hong Kong, showcases her latest work in 'Que Sera Sera', an art
exhibition that complements the products at Sally Coco intimate
lifestyle store until mid October.

Causeway Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
25 Aug 2015


Street Art by Cath Love

'Jeliboo Cha Chaan Teng' by Bangkok-born street artist Cath Love is part of
'Hidden Street', together with work of eight other Hong Kong-based street
artists at Pearl Lam Gallery SOHO until 11 September.

Sai Ying Pun ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
24 Aug 2015


Bao at Hidden Street

Rapidly emerging street artist Bao showcases her work at 'Hidden Street'
featuring nine Hong Kong-based street artists, including 4get, Anny, Sinic,
Cath Love, Felipe Wong, Hadrian Lam, Peter Yuill and Uns at Pearl Lam
Gallery SOHO until 11 September.

Sai Ying Pun ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
23 Aug 2015


Anna Loves Wanchai

Anna Cummins from Birmingham loves the historical Wanchai district for the
eclectic shopping choices and the neon glare with buzzling nightlife.

Wanchai ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
22 Aug 2015


Carrie Models

Carrie Cheng models for fashion creatively designed with recycled materials by
Shanna Ma and Larol Yin, students of BTEC HND Diploma in Fashion and
Textile at Caritas Bianchi Collage of Careers.

Causeway Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
21 Aug 2015


Illustrator Tanya Pirate

Talented illustrator Tanya Bennett, aka Pirate, does live fashion portraits and
describes herself as 'cat obsessive, powerlunger, unicorn believer and future
castle owner'. She twits as @tanyapirate.

Sheung Wan ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
20 Aug 2015


Christine in Central

Christine Moncoquet from Paris enjoys wandering through side-streets and
back alleys in fashionable Central and SOHO in Hong Kong.

Central ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
19 Aug 2015


Walking in the Dreams

Adrian Wong's 'Dream Choreography' tries to explain dreamscapes with psychoanalysis
theory and Chinese philosophies, using videos and kinetic sculptures to induce
a dream state - incoprorating cyclic movements, hypnotic imagery and
comfortable space.

It is part of the 'Walking in the Dreams' exhibition at Hong Kong Heritage Museum
until 28 September.

Shatin ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
18 Aug 2015


Deroubaix's Parisian Square Diary

The Parisian black-and-white square diary of French photographer Jean-Francois Deroubaix
is on display at le Galerie in SOHO. Most of them are taken as an Instagram with
his iPhone.

Deroubaix discovered the 'fixed image' at his school's camera club, at 13. He is
freelancing and is represented by GAMMA press agency since 2001.

SOHO ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
17 Aug 2015


Tung Yan Hawkers Assist

Community activists in Kwun Tong are joining hands with senior architects, artists and
community organisations in offering incentives including handmade soap from recycled
materials for purchases made at Tung Yan Street Interim Hawker Bazaar with 125 stores
selling clothings, stationery and handicraft that are greatly value-priced.

The hawkers are from the former Mut Wah Street and Hip Hing Street Bazaar which was
cleared by the Urban Renewal Authority. But the new facility is poorly designed and
located with minimal traffic resulting in substantially decreased sales.

Kwun Tong ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
16 Aug 2015


Chef Walter Kei at Food Expo

Celebrity TV chef Walter Kei struts his latest book at Hong Kong Food Expo, where
hundreds of thousands of foodies squeeze in to sample gourmet treats from across
the globe. The Expo cements the cityís reputation as the Culinary Capital of
Asia. It runs till 17 August at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Wanchai ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
15 Aug 2015


Book Crossing at Youth Square

The 5th Book Crossing Carnival, with a theme of 'Roaming with Poetry', will be held at
Youth Square in Chai Wan with young poet ambassadors and singers/song-writers on
29-30 August. It is a free event and everyone can bring a book and pick a book
from the carnival.

Chai Wan ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
14 Aug 2015


Save Vaquita Protest

Over 30 activists gathered outside the bi-annual meeting of the Endangered
Species Advisory Committee in Cheung Sha Wan, forming the number '57' in
reference to the dwindling population of Vaquita porpoise, the world's
rarest marine mammal, which is being driven to extinction by Chinese
demand for fish maw.

There are now only 57 Vaquita left in the world. They are being caught up
in nets laid for Toboabaoff the coast of Mexico, caught for its bladder.
The Vaquita is estimated to become extinct within 3 years.

Cheung Sha Wan ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
13 Aug 2015


Heavenly Coils

Numerous incense coils are lit as offerings at Man Mo Temple, built in 1847 it
is the oldest temple in Hong kong and pays tribute to the God of Literature
(Man) and the God of War (Mo), with an otherworldly charm.

Sheung Wan ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
12 Aug 2015


Gundam Dock

A 9.8 metre-high 1/3 scale Wing Gundam and Unicorn Gundam statues are on display
at Time Square in Causeway Bay to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the
Japanese Bandai model.

Causeway Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
11 Aug 2015


The Tress Are Weeping

Placards reading 'the trees are crying' are seen at the site on Bonham Road where
four old but healthy banyan trees were summarily chopped off by the Highway
Department on Friday against the advice of the Expert Group advising the
government on tree management. Environmental activists protested the
action on Sunday.

Sai Ying Pun ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
10 Aug 2015


Finnish Watering Hole

'Watering Hole' by comics artist Joonas Rinta-Kanto is part of 'The Fifth Season'
- Finnish Comics Exhibition featuring vibrant and diverse work from Finland
at Comix Base unitl 9 August.

Quarry Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
9 Aug 2015


Imposing Architecture

The view from the courtyard of Yick Fat Building in Quarry Bay illustrates the
imposing architecure, density and close proximity of buildings in Hong Kong,
reflecting the dominant nature of the city as a vertical concrete jungle.

It is featured on the cover of French photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze's
book 'Vertical Horizon' in 2012.

Quarry Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
8 Aug 2015


Twister by Gavin Mitchell

Twister by Gavin Mitchell, is one of the 20 works from 15 artists on display at
'Signal 8', the summer salon show acting as a reflective look of significant
works from the past year at Cat Street Gallery until 12 September.

Sheung Wan ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
7 Aug 2015


Dualism by Barlo

Italian artist and designer Barlo, from Milan but now based in Hong Kong for the past
two years, created this street art 'Dualism' as part of HKWalls 2015. He loves
combining both eastern and western elements in his pieces.

Sheung Wan ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
6 Aug 2015


Randy's Kayak with a Whale

Photographer Randy Jay Braun of Maui, Hawaii, took this image of a whale approaching
his kayak at the Kauai coast, on display at Perspectives, an aerial photography
exhibition showing stunning photographs around the world taken by drones at
Skypixel Art and Events Space.

Sheung Wan ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
5 Aug 2015


Protest Against Breasts as Weapon

Outraged by the conviction of a 3-1/2 months jail term for Ms Ng Lai-ying (age 30) of
assaulting the police with her breasts, some 200 activists of both genders stage
a 'breast walk', wearing bras on the outside at the police headquarters on Sunday
to protest. This ludicrous case by deputy magistrate Michael Chan Pik-kiu
has been widely reported by international media including Time magazine.

Wanchai ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
4 Aug 2015


My news report and more photos on the front page of International Newswire



Long Hair Joins 'Breast Walk' Protest

Some 200 protesters of both genders from over a dozen organisations stage a 'breast
walk', wearing bras on the outside at the police headquarters on Sunday to protest
the conviction of a woman of assaulting the police with her breasts. This absurd
case by deputy magistrate Michael Chan Pik-kiu has been widely reported by
international media including Time magazine.

Legislator Leung Kwok-hung (aka Long Hair) wears a bra with the words 'weapon' in
Chinese written on it in support amid signs that read 'breasts are not weapons'.

Wanchai ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
3 Aug 2015


My news report and more photos on the front page of International Newswire



Exchange Square

The Exchange Square, an office building complex in Central completed in 1988 that
houses the Hong Kong Stock Exchange plus many leading international investment
banks and financial institutions. One Exchange Square, reflected on the glass
exterior of one of the buildings in the complex.

Central ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
2 Aug 2015


Amazon's CTO Vogels at RISE

Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President of Amazon.com
shares how Amazon streamslines their operations with machine learning at
RISE, Web Summitís first event in Asia held at Hong Kong Convention and
Exhibition Centre, covering start-up, technology, entrepreneurship,
finance, business, investment and more.

Wanchai ∑ Hong Kong | 2015
1 Aug 2015

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