Monthly Archives: September 2015


Video: Hugh Jackman joins Mid-Autumn Festival dragon dance festivities in Tai Hang

Hugh Jackman joined Hong Kongers in celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival on Monday night. The movie star danced with the Tai Hang fire dragon to promote his upcoming film “Pan”.

In Pokfulam, villagers also led a fire dragon through the narrow alleyways in a century-long tradition.

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Photo: AFP/Anthony Wallace.

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Photo: AFP/Anthony Wallace.

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Photo: AFP/Anthony Wallace.

Pok fu lam fire dragon

Photo: AFP/Anthony Wallace.

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Photo: AFP/Anthony Wallace.


Bye bye! How to stop junk calls in Hong Kong

Nearly 35 per cent of Hongkongers receive unsolicited calls on a daily basis, according to a survey conducted by political party the DAB. Following the tips below should reduce them to zero.

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Photo: Wikicommons.

Gov’t registry: Add your number to the government ‘Do Not Call’ registry by calling 1835000 from the number you wish to register. It is an automated process and will prevent pre-recorded ‘robocalls’ only. It is also meant to block junk faxes. Check the status of your number on their website.

Call filter: Install StudioKuma Call Filter on your Android device or Junk Calls for iOS. Both block all telemarketing calls.


HKFP History: Mainland refugees fleeing famine are rejected by British Hong Kong

As war and famine ravaged the mainland, hundreds of thousands fled to British Hong Kong during the 40s, 50s and 60s.

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LIFE Magazine captured the experiences of some of these migrants in an issue from May, 1962.

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Some had travelled thousands of miles to begin a new life in the British colony. Meanwhile, the US welcomed only skilled workers.

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A quick cigarette before being returned to the mainland…

Many refugees, however, were sent straight back to the mainland.

Sympathetic Hong Kongers lined the streets throwing food parcels into departing trucks destined for the border.


In Pictures: Aerial WWII shots reveal the bombing of Hong Kong by the U.S. 14th Air Force

The three photos below are from the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. They show scenes from an aerial reconnaissance flight after a raid on Hong Kong during WWII.

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Photo: FDR Presidential Library & Museum.

Often, after a bombing mission, one lucky pilot would remain in the vicinity in an attempt to survey the damage to targets. The pilot would then report back to command.

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Photo: FDR Presidential Library & Museum.

The initial Japanese attack on Hong Kong took place just eight hours after the bombing of Pearl Harbour in the US.

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