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Blood Umbrella :  A film ten years in the making

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By Hong Kong Hermit.

Hong Kong cinema isn’t dead. It was merely resting. As you may have seen reported on Friday, this year’s biggest blockbuster is getting ready to film, and only I, the Hong Kong Hermit, have been privileged enough to be shown an advance copy of the script. I’m here to tell you folks, this film is red hot. Well, it’s certainly red. Does it have action, adventure, a deep and sensitive exploration of the human condition? No, it has so much more than that.

Brought to you by Liaison Office Film Productions, and the Justice Alliance, I give you Blood Umbrella.

Regina Leung completes year-long metamorphosis into fully-fledged lobster

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Regina Leung, wife of embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, has completed a year-long transition into a fully-fledged crevice-dwelling lobster.

Leung’s slow transformation into a large marine crustacean began last April. By July she had developed a hard protective exoskeleton and rudimentary claws. Following a series of moults, doctors noted the addition of antennae and a mushy tail by Christmas.

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Leung’s year-long metamorphosis.

Residents living near to Government House reported hearing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying roar: “It is done – the cycle is complete!” from a balcony at 6am on Friday morning.

New HK$25bn ‘HarbourLink’ project to link HK Island and Kowloon by cable car

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For the first time since the opening of the Western Harbour Crossing in 1997, Hongkongers are soon to have another option when crossing the city’s iconic waterfront. The city’s two tallest skyscrapers – the International Finance Centre II (IFC2) on Hong Kong Island and the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Kowloon are set to be linked by gondola cable car.

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Photo: White Elephant Construction.

Due for completion in late 2017, the HK$24 billion “Harbourlink” is the city’s latest infrastructure project. It will see the Sky 100 observation deck at the ICC connected to the 88th floor of the IFC, which is currently home to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.