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Video: Artist reinvents Hong Kong’s road warning lamps as friendly flashing figurines

Hong Kong artist Kila Cheung has been redesigning road warning lamps as human figurines for his newest project, Twinkle Twinkle Little Guys.

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He has placed dozens of them around the city’s streets.

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“There are many road warning lights in Hong Kong due to the large number of construction sites,” he told HKFP.

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“I found that the shape of the warning lights was similar to a person.”

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“About a month ago, I bought the first warning light home and started to draw. Then I [thought] of putting 30 of them on the street quite spontaneously.”

Video: ‘One Country, Two Systems’ lauded in new rap song by state news agency Xinhua

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s transfer of sovereignty, Chinese state media outlet Xinhua has produced a new track praising the city’s “One Country, Two Systems” policy of autonomy.

It follows Xinhua’s hip-hop video promoting President Xi Jinping’s “Four Comprehensives” political theory released last year, and communist party mouthpiece People’s Daily’s rap song on the “One Belt One Road” political-economic strategy released in May.

The first verse of the new track introduces “One Country, Two Systems.” The second praises joint mainland-Hong Kong initiatives such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and the links between the stock exchanges of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Massive Attack, Feist, MØ, Dandy Warhols, Matthew Dear, Bob Moses confirmed for Clockenflap Festival 2017

Hong Kong’s biggest music festival, Clockenflap, returns to Central Harbourfront for its 10th edition this year.

Acts announced on Tuesday include:

  • Bristol trip-hop legends Massive Attack
  • Canadian indie-rock chanteuse Feist
  • US indie veterans The Dandy Warhols
  • US DJ/producer Matthew Dear
  • Canadian duo Bob Moses
  • Manchester five-piece Blossoms
  • Danish electropop singer
  • Local acoustic act Per Se
  • World music mavericks Tinariwen
  • Hong Kong indie legends Fan Hung A 粉紅 A
  • Chinese rap group Higher Brothers 海爾兄弟
  • Taiwan alt-indie act Hello Nico
  • …and Hong Kong rock pop favourites Supper Moment

Event: 9 Maps and Esimorp play The Gig Week – a new grassroots platform celebrating local music

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This month, The Gig Week is set to offer the perfect mix of passionate artists with more guts than labels, the creative vibes of a grassroot platform and the intimacy of the city’s most vibrant live music venues.

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The festival includes seven days of gigs at seven different venues across the city – each with unique line-ups to support and promote local musicians.

‘To support One Belt, One Road’: Chinese star apologises for wearing flag-dress at Cannes

A Chinese star has apologised after wearing a dress featuring the national flag at France’s Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, calling the move a way “to support One Belt, One Road.”

Celebrities who attend the annual festival often wear flamboyant clothing, but the 29-year-old internet anchor and actress’s self-designed dress triggered a wave of criticism from Chinese social media users.

“Why is the national flag appearing at the Cannes Film Festival! She’s disgraced herself overseas,” wrote one Weibo user.

Event: HKU HeForShe & Peel Street Poets join hands to support Flow bookstore

The University of Hong Kong’s HeForShe gender initiative and the Peel Street Poets group will join hands next Wednesday in an open mic night to support the beleaguered Flow bookstore.

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Photo: Flow, via Facebook.

At Lan Kwai Fong’s Orange Peel, there will be singing, dancing and poetry performances focusing on gender issues, advocating acceptance and celebrating empowered women.

The night will also feature book auctions and other fun activities.

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Peel Street Poets.

All proceeds from the night will go to Central’s Flow second-hand bookstore.

See also: Flow bookstore saved from ‘death sentence’ as landlord grants 7-day extension on overdue rent

Event: Prizes and happy hour drinks at The Samaritans charity quiz night

Fancy showing off your knowledge and supporting The Samaritans? Join the Charity Quiz Night next Tuesday at the Social Room in Central.

There will be six rounds of questions, plus a shooters round.


Prizes such as Ocean Park tickets, wine and beauty products will be up for grabs for the top 3 winning teams.

Happy Hour drinks will be available – buy one, get one free! Special thanks to Social Room for providing the venue and the renowned Quizmaster, Chris Bhojwani, for hosting the event for a good cause!

Video: Cheung Chau festival-goers compete at temple’s lucky ‘rice race’

Every year, Cheung Chau’s Pak Tai Temple distributes free rice on the eve of Buddha’s Birthday. The rice is believed to bring personal safety to recipients.

On Tuesday night, over a hundred people competed to bag a handful of rice outside the temple. A video captured by an audience member showed a chaotic scene as people fought their way to get the rice.

The video, posted on Facebook by Footprint of Cheung Chau, received over 2,000 “shares” and almost 2,000 reactions from fans.

Around 40 police officers were deployed to maintain order during the event. Some of them also took some rice while on duty, Oriental Daily reported.

Event: Beach, sun and good vibes at Lantau’s Shi Fu Miz Festival

Shi Fu Miz returns with a two-day festival at Lantau’s Life Base next month.

Hong Kong based creative agency FuFu, French May and music collective La Mamie’s from France have joined forced to offer modern and original cultural activities for the city. This year will have a distinctively Japanese theme.

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The festival promises a varied programme of music – from world to electronic beats – combining live DJ sets, activities and workshops around the themes of art, well-being and ecology.