Daily Archives: March 27, 2015


PHOTOGRAPHY – Squalid Slums Return to Asia’s “World City”

A Huffington Post cross-feature. Some names have been altered and identities obscured to protect those featured.

Village houses and flats overlook a ramshackle slum in Lam Tei, a suburb in Hong Kong’s New Territories. As of December 2014, the city is home to 9,618 asylum claimants.


NEWS – Fortune Magazine Places Joshua Wong at #10 in Great World Leader List 4

The Umbrella Movement student leader and Scholarism founder Joshua Wong has been placed tenth in a list of 50 ‘Great World Leaders’ by Fortune Magazine.

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Fortune said that Wong was a “compelling figure” and that his “non-violent protest message and energetic idealism galvanised crowds that, over months, numbered in the hundreds of thousands.”

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The student activist was previously given pride of place on the front of TIME Magazine and was nominated for ‘2014 Person of the Year’.


EVENTS – Shakespeare in the Port Festival Tickets Go On Sale

Hong Kong’s outdoor Shakespeare festival is returning to Cyberport on April 16th.

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Dates: April 16-May 3, 2015″ 7:30pm weekdays (Wed-Friday). 3pm, 5pm and 7:30pm on weekends. (Saturday and Sunday). Ticket prices are extremely reasonable: HK$150 on weekdays; HK$300 on weekends. Children under 12 go free with purchase of adult ticket.

Shows:

The Tempest 

Follow the characters’ search for hope, love and peace in a play filled with aspiration. Through forgiveness and wisdom, the characters achieve their searches without killing or war. The play begins with a rainstorm. Though fairies continuously creates deceptive scenes, they also manifests a romanticised love.

Weekday Shows: April 16th, 24th, 30th- 7:30pm
Weekend Shows: April 18th- 5pm, 19th- 7:30pm, 25th-5pm, 26th-5pm, May 2nd-7:30pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

After a sell-out run at the Fringe Club earlier this year, Shakespeare in the Port is happy to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The course of true love never did run smooth, as fairies and humans alike find out one midsummer’s night. With a pinch of magic, comedy and confusion unfold. Perhaps love is nothing but blind, irrational and impulsive, or perhaps not.

Shows: April 18th and 19th at 3pm