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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


BLOG – Third Runway Maths: The Most Expensive in the World? 1

 Guest Post by Peter Woo of FrontlineTechWorkers

Hong Kong’s third runway is now reported to be a HK$140B (billion) project. How absurd is this? Let’s compare:

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Beijing Capital International Airport – Market Capital HK$32.5B

Unlike Hong Kong International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport is publicly listed, actually on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (0694.hk). With HK$140B, we can buy out Beijing’s airport 4 times.

London Heathrow Airport – Valued at HK$60B

There was a 8.65% stake sale of the Heathrow Airport Holdings for GBP392M (million)

in 2013. That would imply a full stake valuation of the airport to be around GBP4.5B (392M / .0865). Even by taking the peak of GDP/HK$ rate in 2013 at around HK$13 (currently HK$11.37), it would only be HK$60B, i.e. we can buy out the Heathrow Airport twice.

Berlin Airport New Runway – HK$32B


VIDEO – #OccupyHK: a 360° Virtual Reality Documentary

‘Hong Kong Unrest’ is a news documentary filmed in 360 degree video that tells the story of the 2014 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The film breaks fresh journalistic ground by providing a news narrative, on a topic of world importance, using live-motion 360-degree video.

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  • Use the controls at the top right of the embedded video control the camera.
  • Increase the video quality (settings cog at the bottom right) for a better experience.

Hong Kong Unrest was created by Immersivly. The film was shot using six GoPro cameras attached to a pole.


EVENTS – Cavalia Hong Kong: A Spectacular Big Top Equestrian Show 1

Cavalia is a grand-scale Big Top spectacle featuring a mix of equestrian and performing arts, multimedia and special effects, acrobatics, dance, aerial stunts and live music.

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Already enjoyed by over four million spectators around the world, the show – involving 40 horses and riders – finally makes it to Hong Kong this April.


ACTIVISM – Donate to Elis: Justice for the Helper Crushed at Her Agency

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  • 33-year-old Ellis Kurniasih died on March 16th, 2015 five days after being crushed by a 60kg concrete slab at her agency.
  • Conditions at the Sun Light Employment Agency boarding house were said to be “terrible“, according to a Mission for Migrant Workers spokesperson. “Indonesian domestic workers there are said to sleep on the floor with mats and no proper bed. Cooking is done at the rooftop of the said old building. Although there is a lift, they are allegedly made to take the stairs since only tenants and staff are allowed to use the lift.” the spokesperson said.
  • The family are seeking legal advice but Mission for Migrant Workers reports that they are under pressure from the agency and Indonesian authorities to ‘settle’. Donations for the family are therefore welcomed from the public as justice is sought.

via Oriental Daily