Hong Kong to witness rare Transit of Venus

Hong Kong to witness rare Transit of Venus

Residents in Hong Kong can have a glimpse of the Transit of Venus cross the Sun, a once-in-a century rare astronomic phenomenon, in June if the weather permits, the Hong Kong Observatory said on Wednesday. According to the observatory, the Transit of Venus will occur on June 6 and the partial lunar eclipse will occur […]

HK official to visit Singapore

On the invitation of the Singapore Government, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Development Carrie Lam will visit Singapore from May 17 to 18, the local government website said Tuesday. Lam will make a presentation on Hong Kong’s heritage conservation work at a public lecture jointly organized by the Center for Liveable Cities and the Lee Kuan […]

Andy Lau and wife Carol had their first baby girl

Andy Lau and wife Carol had their first baby girl

May 8th, Andy Lau‘s wife Carol successfully gave birth to a baby girl in Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital. The newborn baby is named Yunshan Lau (刘云善). It is reported that Andy Lau (刘德华) spent HK $ 230,000 on the born of his daughter, to ensure tight security. Update: Hand in hand: The parents and […]

First Hong Kong film festival opens in Thailand

First Hong Kong film festival opens in Thailand

Thailand’s first Hong Kong Film Festival, which will display 10 internationally awarded HK movies, was launched in Bangkok Thursday night. The event, organized by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Singapore, will present those selected HK movies to Thai for free in downtown Bangkok from April 27 to April 30. Speaking at […]

Serious fire broke out at Hongkong Harbour Grand Hotel

Serious fire broke out at Hongkong Harbour Grand Hotel

At 2:56 this morning, serious fire broke out at Hongkong Harbour Grand Hotel (港岛海逸君绰酒店). The fire extinguished at 6:45 in the morning, there’s no report of injury yet. It is learned that there were nearly one hundred stars staying in the hotel, Hong Kong star Yvonne Yung and her family were at the hotel and […]

Leung wins Hong Kong election

Leung wins Hong Kong election

Leung Chun-ying, a former government adviser who pledged to protect local residents’ interests, won Sunday’s election to become the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s (SAR) fourth-term chief executive. The 57-year-old, British-educated real-estate surveyor won 689 of 1,132 valid votes cast by members of the 1,200-member Election Committee. He beat Henry Tang, former secretary of administration, […]

USS Blue Ridge visits Hong Kong

USS Blue Ridge visits Hong Kong

March 15, 2012, Blue Ridge warship on the waters in Hong Kong, south China. The USS Blue Ridge, flagship for the Commander of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet, started Thursday its six-day port visit to Hong Kong. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai) Soldiers stand guard on Blue Ridge warship as it visits Hong Kong, south China, March […]

Hong Kong to Get Airport IMAX

Hong Kong to Get Airport IMAX

UA Cinemas is to open an IMAX theatre at Hong Kong International Airport (artist’s impression, pictured) from the second quarter of this year. With a seating capacity of 358 and a screen that is 13.89m high and 22.42m wide it claims to be the largest of the territory’s three IMAX theatres. It will be the […]