Google fixes MTR exit feature in Maps app, after disappearance vexes Hongkongers

Google has restored the numbered MTR exit symbols on its Google Maps application in Hong Kong, after they disappeared for much of September.

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Photo: Googlemaps/remix.

Commuters had been complaining for weeks on social media about their absence.

When asked as to why the issue kept reoccurring, a spokesperson for Google told HKFP:  “The issue has been fixed. Hongkongers can now see MTR exits again on Google Maps.”


Video: Chengdu rapper Xie Di takes aim at China’s white expats in ‘Stupid Immigrants’

Chengdu rapper Cai Zhenhong – also known as “Fat Shady” or “Xie Di” – has rallied against foreigners living in China in catchy number entitled “Stupid Immigrants.”

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Chengdu rapper Cai Zhenhong. Photo: YouTube screenshot.

Cai seemingly targets privileged white expatriates, with references to English teachers, entrepreneurs and models. Peppered with insults and middle-finger gestures, the lyrics also take aim at women who associate themselves with foreigners.


Event: Scottish comedy hero Kevin Bridges returns to Hong Kong next month on world tour

Scotland’s biggest comedy export, Kevin Bridges, is bringing his global tour to Hong Kong next month.

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Dubbed ‘brilliant’ by Billy Connolly, Kevin made his debut at The Edinburgh Playhouse on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow in 2009. Overnight success followed with Kevin selling out his run at the Edinburgh Festival in just one day! 

As well as having a strong hometown following, Kevin has taken his style of observational, cutting edge comedy all over the globe. He has performed throughout Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, USA and Canada along with tours of the Far East and Middle East. 


Clockenflap Festival 2017: The Prodigy, Young Fathers, Temples, Jungle & Bootleg Beatles just announced

Legendary UK live act The Prodigy, neo-soul heroes Jungle, psychedelic rockers Temples, dubstep pioneer Skream and record-breaking Fab Four tribute act The Bootleg Beatles, have been announced for Clockenflap 2017.

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Shots of the Prodigy on tour, Sydney Australia, March 2015.

Also added to this year’s lineup are Mercury Prize-winning Scottish alternative hip-hop collective Young Fathers, Australian psychedelic rock maestros Pond, British punk duo Slaves, and J-Pop giants 水曜日のカンパネラ Wednesday Campanella.

Jungle and Temples.

Jungle and Temples.

All will be joining previously announced Massive Attack, Feist, MØ, Dandy Warhols, Matthew Dear and Bob Moses at Central Harbourfront from Friday, November 17 to Sunday 19.


Photoshop battle: After being rescued from a flood, a little pig goes a long way

Heavy floods rocked Yibin County, Sichuan province in August, requiring villagers to evacuate themselves and their belongings from Hengjiang village.

As rescue workers waded through the water to help one pig to safety, internet users were charmed after it was caught on camera “smiling.” A Photoshop battle soon ensued…

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The original image.

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Photo: MixSaffron/Reddit.

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Photo: Shopdude/Reddit and Metalkon/Reddit.

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Photo: Cynar/Reddit.

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Photo: itsinfo/Reddit.

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Photo: avisioncame/Reddit and Razor505/Reddit.


Video: ‘The best city in the world’: Francis So’s timelapse showcases Hong Kong’s cityscapes

Hong Kong is a city that never sleeps – amidst hectic deadlines and overtime, citizens often struggle to catch their breath.

In his latest production “Escape,” filmmaker Francis So juxtaposes the dull grind of working life with the myriad sights and sounds that the city has to offer.

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The video features scenes from the city’s busiest districts, in addition to its natural environs, using techniques of timelapse as well as hyperlapse.

“These stunning views of Hong Kong perhaps make itself be the best and happiest city in the world. So why don’t let go yourself from the bustle and hustle then?” writes So.


Video: A mosque, temple, church and synagogue – Hong Kong’s places of worship in 360°

Producer Timo Chui has created four videos with 360-degree views of Hong Kong’s places of worship, as part of a series called “Sanctuary.”

Uploaded by 360 Asia, the videos feature the Ohel Leah synagogue, the Kowloon Masjid, Khalsa Diwan, and St. John’s Cathedral. They represent Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, and Anglican Christian places of worship respectively.

“Hong Kong is home to China’s most vibrant and diverse collection of major religions which have flourished in the city for more than a century,” 360 Asia says.

The Ohel Leah Synagogue is located in Mid-Levels. The first in the series, the video was created with the help of Rabbi Asher Oser and Howard Elias.


Justin Bieber’s Hong Kong show cancelled, as star scraps world tour

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has cancelled his Purpose World Tour without explanation.

“Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months,” a statement from his tour representative said on Monday.

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Justin Bieber. Photo: Wikicommons

Beiber had been set to perform in Hong Kong this September 27, in addition to 13 other remaining dates across Asia and North America.