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Artist Kacey Wong Satirises Extradition Law

Visual artist Kacey Wong, dressed as a Mainland China police, beated up a 'prisoner'
in a jail-cage to dramatise the dire situation of Hong Kong citizens if the proposed
amendment to Hong Kong's extradition law including China is passed.

130,000 rallied on Sunday against a proposed amendment to Hong Kong's
extradition laws in the biggest demonstrations since July 2014 and the largest
since Carrie Lam became Chief Executive of the city. They march from East
Point Road in Causeway Bay to the government headquarters in Admiralty.
Over a dozen pan-democrat legislators joined the protest march.

Causeway Bay . Hong Kong | 2019
30 Apr 2019


130,000 March Against Extradition Law

Over 130,000 rally on Sunday against a proposed amendment to Hong Kong's extradition
law to include China in the biggest demonstrations in recent years, organisers said.
They march from East Point Road in Causeway Bay to the government headquarters
in Admiralty. Over a dozen pan-democrat legislators join the protest march.

Visual artist Kacey Wong, dressed as a Mainland China police, beats up 'prisoner'
in a jail-cage to dramatise the dire situation of Hong Kong citizens if the
amendment is passed.

Causeway Bay . Hong Kong | 2019
29 Apr 2019


My photo published at Hong Kong Free Press.


My photo published at Hong Kong Free Press.


Dragon Dance for Tin Hau Fest

Traditional dragon dance at the Tin Hau Festival, one of the most colourful celebrations
during the year, in Yuen Long. Tin Hau is the Goddess of the Sea, given that the
territory started as a fishing village, Tin Hau is kind of the 'patron saint'
of the city. The celebrations include parades loaded with kung fu troupes,
marching bands, lots of drumming, lion and dragon dances, the Fa Pau
floats (beautiful towers adorned with paper floral tributes).

Yuen Long . Hong Kong | 2019
28 Apr 2019


Abandoned 'Ghost Island'

Abandoned houses on 'ghost island' Yim Tin Tsai, which was once home
to over a thousand Hakka people. It is now home to just a caretaker, a small salt
farm and a small, restored UNESCO protected chapel. All of the former
inhabitants had resettled elsewhere in Hong Kong, in Britain and Poland. Public
ferries from Sai Kung pier are available on weekends and holidays only.

Sai Kung . Hong Kong | 2019
27 Apr 2019


Tombolo Beach at Sharp Island

The pebble beach is part of the tombolo that joins Sharp Island (aka Kiu Tsui Island)
with the adjacent Kiu Tau islet. It emerges only at low tide. Many 'pineapple rocks'
resulting from erosion and unique to this island are found. Part of the
Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark in Sai Kung.

Sai Kung . Hong Kong | 2019
26 Apr 2019


Vigil for Jailed Occupy Leaders

Over 1,000 gathered for a candlelight vigil outside Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre
where four leaders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central protests were processed
for their jail term of up to 16 months. The 2014 Occupy Central/Umbrella Movement
paralyzed parts of the city for 79 days in 2014 to fight for democracy.
Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, one of the Occupy leaders who was given a 16-month
jail term suspended for 2 years, told the people not to give-up hope and continue
to fight in the face of tighter controls under Chinese rule. The protesters
demanded all political prisoners should be free.

The nine defendants, including law professor Benny Tai, 54, retired sociologist
Chan Kin-man, 60, together with Chu, 75, are initiators of the Occupy protests.
They were found guilty of at least one public nuisance charge each over
their roles in planning and mobilizing supporters during the protest.
They received jail sentence of 16 months.

Amnesty International and the International communities expressed concerns
that these peaceful protesters are jailed without regard to international laws.

Lai Chi Kok . Hong Kong | 2019
25 Apr 2019


Occupy Leaders Jailed over Democracy Protests

Nine leaders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central protests that paralyzed parts
of the city for 79 days in 2014 are facing possible jail terms today,
raising concerns about shrinking freedoms under Chinese rule.

The nine defendants, including law professor Benny Tai, 54, retired sociologist
Chan Kin-man, 60, and retired pastor Chu Yiu-ming, 75, (initiators of the Occupy
protests) were found guilty of at least one public nuisance charge each over
their roles in planning and mobilizing supporters during the protest. All
three received jail sentence of 16 months while Chu's suspended for 2 years.

Before sentencing today, they were greeted with huge outpouring of support
by hundreds of citizens praising their selfless fight for democracy in
Hong Kong, outside the West Kowloon Law Courts.

Cheung Sha Wan . Hong Kong | 2019
24 Apr 2019


Arch at Jin Island

The 30m high bell-shaped arch at Jin Island (aka Tiu Chung or Hanging Bell Island)
is rated the most beautiful of its kind in Hong Kong. The columnar joints
in Jin Island are the results of volcanic activities and part of the
Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark in Sai Kung.

Sai Kung . Hong Kong | 2019
23 Apr 2019


Cristina Crossing Kowloon Tong Station

Cristina, from the Philippines, enjoys a moment while waiting for her friends
at Kowloon Tong Station, one of the busiest stations that links the Kwun Tong
MTR line with the East Rail line. Tens of thousands of people cross
this station everyday.

Kowloon Tong . Hong Kong | 2019
22 Apr 2019


Shimmering After the Thunderstorm

The city shimmers and glows in the evening lights as the sky is extra clear
with floating clouds after being battered by a heavy thunderstorm for hours
in the Saturday afternoon.

The Peak . Hong Kong | 2019
21 Apr 2019


Semana Santa (Holy Week) Procession

Semana Santa (Holy Week) procession promenaded through the narrow
cobble-stone streets of Granada, Spain, carrying a gigantic float of Jesus, on
Good Friday. There are more than 30 Catholic brotherhoods and 'cofradias' that
organise processions and some of the works of art - in the forms of Jesus
and Mary - that they carry about the city date back to the 14th century.

Granada . Spain | 2018
20 Apr 2019


Invisible Man Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin, a Chinese artist known as the 'Invisible Man', combines techniques encompassing
sculpture, performance art and photography, in order to address important issues
and political controversies across the globe. At first glance, his photographs
seem to be only of unique locations - a rack of medicine in a pharmacy for sale
or a pile of municipal waste. But on closer inspection, an outline of a man
appears, painted in camouflage and hiding in the open.

'New Change', an exhibition of Liu's work at Over the Influence gallery, features
new sculptures alongside photographs pulled from over five years of performances,
questions the abundance of capitalism and the destructiveness of consumerism
particularly on the environment. Show through 27 April.

SOHO . Hong Kong | 2019
19 Apr 2019


Neon City

One of the most quintessentially things in Hong Kong are neon street signs. Yet
sadly, the once prolific iconic signboards are slowly being taken down for
safety concerns. To raise awareness, a neon street sign exhibition has popped
up at Oi! in North Point till May 10, showcasing Hong Kong's visual culture.

North Point . Hong Kong | 2019
18 Apr 2019


Notre Dame de Paris

A catastrophic fire engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday,
threatening a potent symbol of Catholicism at the start of Holy Week.
The fire destroyed the 850-year-old cathedral's iconic spire and
roof before firefighters contained the blaze early Tuesday morning.

The pair of bell towers survived, with the elaborate stonework facade
and invaluable artifacts were saved, including the Crown of Thorns,
believed to be a relic of the passion of Christ.

This picture of the Iconic Cathedral was taken in 2006.

Paris . France | 2006
17 Apr 2019


King-wa Fu on Tiananmen 30

Professor King-wa Fu of Journalism and Media Study Centre (JMSC) of The
University of Hong Kong (HKU) shares his studies on how the Chinese
government attempt, by all means, to suppress all forms of memories
by censorship of everything related to the June 4, Tiananmen Square
massacre in 1989. The images of censored messages on Weibo (Chinese
version of Twitter) are collected under an Instagram account
@64censoredpics.

Part of the Seminar on 'Tiananmen 30 Years On - Trying to Remember, Forced to Forget'
at JMSC, HKU on Monday.

Pokfulam . Hong Kong | 2019
16 Apr 2019


Splash at Songkran Water Fest

Songkran is the Thai New Year's national holiday, which is well-known for its water
festival. Major streets are closed to traffic, and used for vigorous water fights.
Revelers, young and old, participate in this tradition by splashing water and
smearing chalk powder on each other (originated from chalk used by monks to
mark blessings).

In Hong Kong, Songkran is celebrated in the 'Little Bangkok' District of Kowloon City
where a community of Thai people live, On Sunday 14 April.

Kowloon City . Hong Kong | 2019
15 Apr 2019


c Jelly Landscape by Hadrian Lam

Jelly Landscape, a glowing art under black light, by Hadrian Lam, an interior
designer and street artist, at the opening of 'Sights and Sounds: Phychedelia'.
A group evening exhibition at The Hive Studios, on 12 April.

Central . Hong Kong | 2019
14 Apr 2019


Meadow by Studio Drift

Meadow, an art installation created by Dutch collective Studio Drift, is
suspended from the ceiling, creating a constantly moving landscape
of flora and light. Part of the Nature in Motion exhibition at
Landmark, through 14 April.

Central . Hong Kong | 2019
13 Apr 2019


c Taiwan Ladies in Ao Dai

Four Taiwan ladies - Jessie, Kiki, Grace and Sharon - dressed in traditional
Vietnamese Ao Dai, love to frolick in the historic Hoi An Old Town. It is
Vietnam's most atmospheric town boasting exceptionally well-preserved
grand architecture dating from the 15th to 19th century. It is a
UNESCO World Heritage.

Hoi An . Vietnam | 2019
12 Apr 2019


c Giant Buddha

At 27 metres (89 feet), the giant concrete Buddha statue stands next to
the Linh Ung Pagoda, part of the Sunworld Resort at the Ba Na Hills
outside Danang.

Ba Na Hills . Vietnam | 2019
11 Apr 2019


c Thuy and Duc Wedding

Ms Phuong Thuy and Mr Trung Duc at a pre-wedding photo shoot at the St Denis
Church, part of the Sunworld Resort at the Ba Na Hills outside Danang. The
resort, with the stunning Golden Bridge, draws international and domestic
tourists from far and wide.

Ba Na Hills . Vietnam | 2019
10 Apr 2019


c Cao Dai Ceremony

Thuong Xi Thanh, a high priest of Cao Dai (High or Supreme Palace) prays
during their ceremony performed four times daily. Cao Dai religion,
established in Tay Ninh city in Southern Vietnam in 1926, blends Buddhism,
Confucianism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Taoism.

Danang . Vietnam | 2019
9 Apr 2019


c Photo Shoot at Hoi An

A commercial product shoot at Phat Hat Pagoda of historic Hoi An Old Town.
Hoi An is Vietnam's most atmospheric town boasting exceptionally well-preserved
grand architecture dating from the 15th to 19th century. It is a UN World Heritage.

Hoi An . Vietnam | 2019
8 Apr 2019


c Hoi An at Dusk

Graceful and historic Hoi An Old Town at dusk, on the waterfront of the Thu Bon River.
Hoi An is Vietnam's most atmospheric and fabulous town. It boasts exceptionally well-
preserved grand architecture of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th
to 19th century. It is a UN World Heritage site.

Hoi An . Vietnam | 2019
7 Apr 2019


c Minah Loves Golden Bridge

Avid solo traveler Minah Kim from Seoul, South Korea, loves the magical and awesome
Golden Bridge at the Ba Na Hills outside Danang. It draws international and domestic
tourists from far and wide to witness this perfect blend of ground-breaking
architecture and resplendent nature. It is flooded with up to 100,000 visitors per day.

Ba Na Hills . Vietnam | 2019
6 Apr 2019


c Dragon Bridge of Danang

The iconic Dragon Bridge is shaped like a dragon crossing the Han River in Danang.
At 666 metres, it is the longest and the most beautiful bridge in Vietnam. It
opened to 6-lane traffic on 29March 2013, at a cost of nearly VND 1.5 trillion
(US$88M). The bridge was designed by the US-based Ammann & Whitney
Consulting Engineers with Louis Berger Group.

Danang . Vietnam | 2019
5 Apr 2019


c KAWS: Along the Way

A Comprehensive survey solo exhibition exploring a decade of artistic practice,
KAWS: Along The Way brings the artist's most iconic works, including a rich
array of design figures, paintings, sculptures, and pieces never before exhibited
in Hong Kong. Highlights include a larger than life Companion sculpture greeting
visitors in the PMQ courtyard. At Qube, PMQ through 14 April.

SOHO . Hong Kong | 2019
4 Apr 2019


c Minax at Art in Resonance

Shanghai-based architecture collective MINAX explores the philosophy of
traditional Chinese craftsmanship to create space that revitalise and
carry forward Chinese Culture. In the Wonder Room of The Peninsula Hotel,
it creates a modern take of the traditional teahouse with meticulous
woodworking techniques. Part of the global Art in Resonance programme
of The Peninsula Hotel, through 23 Jun. It will travel to Paris next.

Tsimshatsui . Hong Kong | 2019
3 Apr 2019


c Gigantic Kinetic Flora

San Francisco-based art collective FoldHaus has installed poetic kinetic sculptures
that light up, change colour and sway in response to visitors to a Lumenous Garden.
FoldHaus originally created the installations for the Burning Man music and arts
festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA. The larger-than-life Kinetic Flora
are on display at Pacific Place courtyard, through 14 April.

Admiralty . Hong Kong | 2019
2 Apr 2019


12,000 Rally Against China Rendition

12,000 rally on Sunday afternoon against an upcoming amendment to Hong Kong's
extradition laws to include China in one of the biggest demonstrations of 2019,
according to the organisers. They march from Southorn Playground in Wanchai to
the government headquarters in Admiralty. Police put the peak figure at 5,200.
Over a dozen pan-democrat legislators join the protest to denounce the proposal.

Performance artists Auyeung Tung (centre), Tom (right) and Reverend Lau (left)
march as being incarcerated to highlight that innocent people could
easily be jailed by the Chinese government.

Admiralty . Hong Kong | 2019
1 Apr 2019




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