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EVENT – Tiananmen Massacre Vigil: 25 Years On – Next Wed, Victoria Park.

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers will gather in Victoria Park next Wednesday night (June 4th) to remember those killed in the Tiananmen Square massacre. The annual candlelit vigil begins at 8pm but it is advisable to arrive early. Hong Wrong will be covering the event (see coverage from  201320122009).

Hong Kong's Candlelit vigil 2014

On May 21st, 1989, Hong Kong saw its biggest ever protest. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China organised a solidarity march for those involved in the Tiananmen Square demonstrations – it bought 1.5 million people onto the streets. Huge protests continued on the 28th and on June 4th itself.


BLOG – Photos & Video from HK’s 2014 Cheung Chau Bun Festival

The annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival was held earlier this month between May 3rd and 7th.

Cheung Chau bun festival, Hong Kong

It involves bun towers, lion dances, parades, and the bun scrambling contest.

Cheung Chau bun festival, Hong Kong

Today’s photos are courtesy of photographer Rodolfo Contreras. Check out his Deconstructing Hong Kong Facebook page here, or view his portfolio here


EVENT – Hong Wrong Joins Panel at HK’s 2014 Annual Media Conference

AAJA Media ConferenceWant to know how to build your own digital domain? At next month’s AAJA/JMSC ‘New Now Next’ Hong Kong Media Conference, Hong Wrong’s founder will be speaking about how he accidentally created a popular independent media platform. Also on the panel will be two other news junkie-types who are infinitely more likely to know-what-they’re-talking-about: Shanghaiist Managing Editor Kenneth Tan and Coconuts Multimedia Director Alexander Hotz.

Kenneth Tam, Alex Hotz, Tom Grundy

The conference runs from Friday June 6th until Sunday June 8th at HKU.

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ART – Highlights from Chai Wan Mei Festival 2014

Chai Wan Mei is a local design festival and introduction to the hidden creative community in Chai Wan’s industrial buildings. [NSFW image below].

Chai Wan Mei Hong Kong 2014

There are book sellers, fashion designers and cafes open year-round, but – this week – studios across the area open their doors to the public.

Chai Wan Mei Hong Kong 2014

This year’s festival includes works from Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014 winner Adrian Wong…


ART – Highlights from Art Basel 2014, Part 1 of 2 1

Hong Wrong at Art Basel 2014

Below are some favourites from Hall 1 of the Art Basel exhibition in Wanchai. Click here for Part 2. Click here for more details on the annual international art event, or here for a full guide to Art Week 2014.

There are six exhibition sectors showcasing renowned artists and emerging talent, with added emphasis this year on local artists.

Over 181 local and international galleries will be presenting works around 34,782m² of exhibition space in Wanchai.


ART – Guide to Hong Kong Art Week 2014

Below is a breakdown of the best art events happening around Hong Kong this week.

Guide to Hong Kong Art Week 2014

Art Basel

Hong Kong Art Week 2014

Over 181 local and international galleries will be presenting works around 34,782m² of exhibition space in Wanchai. The huge annual art fair has become centrepiece for what has grown into an unofficial city-wide ‘Art Week’. Click here for a Hong Wrong preview.

  • Dates: Thursday, 15th until Sunday 18th.
  • Place: Wanchai Exhibition Centre, Harbour Road, Wanchai.
  • Entry: From HK$250 via HK Ticketing.
  • Google mapClick here.
  • WebsiteClick here.

ART – Art Basel 2014 Kicks Off HK’s Annual Art Week Next Thursday 1

Hong Wrong at Art Basel 2014

Art Basel 2014 is gearing up for next week’s launch with 6 exhibition sectors showcasing renowned artists and emerging talent.

Art Basel 2014 Hong Kong

The huge annual art fair has become centrepiece for what has grown into an unofficial city-wide ‘Art Week’. Over 181 local and international galleries will be presenting works around 34,782m² of exhibition space in Wanchai, whilst some of Hong Kong’s landmarks will be transformed into art canvases…


BLOG – Pillow Fight Day Part 2: The Aftermath – Heroes & Villains 3

After hundreds gathered for Hong Kong’s biggest ever International Pillow Fight Day, a dedicated group of community-minded competitors remained on site for over an hour, clearing Chater Garden of the feathery aftermath… (Click here for Part 1: Photos & Coverage.)

Long-suffering onlookers from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department assisted with water and brushes after watching the flash-mob wreck havoc on their patch.

via Nathan Tsui

via Nathan Tsui


PHOTOGRAPHY – Pillow Fight Day Part 1: Coverage & Photos of HK’s Biggest Yet 3

Around 500 Hong Kongers unleashed a furiously frivolous feathery fury upon random strangers in Chater Garden last Saturday. (Click here for Part 2: The Aftermath.)

Hong Kong Pillow Fight Day

via Oriental Daily

It was the biggest ever Hong Wrong ‘International Pillow Fight Day’ yet.

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Handsome ringmaster, Tom Grundy, begins the countdown, via Ignacio Virgen

Kids fought on the sidelines in an internationally synchronised day of community love and global unity…

Pillow Fight kids

Fun for all ages, via Divya Rao

Dozens also turned up in colourful costumes…

China News

via China News

There was even live music this year, courtesy of a friendly bagpiping duo…