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Flying Herons

Two grey herons fly freely at the wetland in Nam Sang Wai
in Yuen Long, which provides an ideal home for thousands
of birds, including herons, egrets, comorants.

Nam Sang Wai is a natural habitat for birds and an urban
oasis for the city dwellers. This natural heritage must
be preserved while various proposals for development
from Henderson Land Group continue to threaten.

Nam Sang Wai ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
31 Jul 2017


Lotus Pond

Sun Tin lotus pond is probably the longest stretch of
lotus flowers between Yuen Long and Sheung Shui.

Yuen Long ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
30 Jul 2017


OMG

Interesting expressions of the girls. Too bad the man
behind is missing out on the fun.

Central ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
29 Jul 2017


Yellow

Emma, from Pasadena, California, walks past a yellow banner
advertisment in Central while enjoying the sight and
sound of the vibrant city.

Central ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
28 Jul 2017


Back Alley Street Art

Olivia, from London, walks past street art by Cath Love and
Matt Groening in a back alley in Sheung Wan. She loves
the numerous street art found in her neighbourhood.

Sheung Wan ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
27 Jul 2017


Old and New

The Pawn, a beautifully-restored 19th century heritage building
that housed the original Woo Cheong Pawn Shop with its logo on
the side, is juxtaposed with the modern Central Plaza,
a 78-storey, 374 m (1,227 ft) skyscraper.

Wanchai ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
26 Jul 2017


Wet Central

A man walk pass the iconic Hong Kong Club Building and
Old Legislative Council Building with Cheung Kong
Centre in the background, after the rain.

Central ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
25 Jul 2017


Vincent Tsui on Marketing with Heart

Vincent Tsui, chief marketing officer of Next Mobile, just left
to launch his own marketing consultancy. The digital marketing
veteran shares at the Hong Kong Book Fair to a packed audience,
despite the Typhoon, that the key to 'Inducing Sharing on Social
Media' is marketing with heart.

People are more likely to share if your message touches them.

Wanchai ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
24 Jul 2017


Mural Meets Tower

A mural of over 1,000 mosaic tiles created by 1,000+ youth is
installed at Lee Tung Avenue, across from the cylindrical
tower of Hopewell Centre, a 216-metre (709-foot), 64-storey
skyscraper in Wanchai.

Wanchai ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
23 Jul 2017


Liu Xiaobo at Hong Kong Book Fair

'I Have No Enemy', the famous quotation from Chinese democracy
activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo who died uder
government custody, is prominantly displayed at the Sub-culture
booth at the Hong Kong Book Fair.

Jimmy Pang Chi-ming, head of Sub-culture which is well-known,
for publishing books on local sub-cultures, popular culture
and research on Cantonese dialect. wishes to honour Liu as
politically sensitive and China-banned books are fading.

A Biography on Liu Xiaonbo and Charter '08, the manifesto he
advocated for democracy in China and resulted in Liu being
sentenced for 11 years' imprisonment, are selling well at
the Book Fair.

Admiralty ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
22 Jul 2017


Mourners Honour Liu Xiaobo

1,500 gathered at Tamar Park outside the government headquarters
on Wednesday to mourn Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo who died
in the mainland last Thursday from liver cancer while in
government custody.

Hunndreds laid white flowers in front of a giant banner of
Liu Xiaobo's image on the waterfront in response to the call
for 'global memorial'. #withLiuXiaonbo

Admiralty ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
21 Jul 2017


Kacey Wong Stands with Liu Xiaobo

An empty chair etched with 'I Have No Enemy' in Chinese is placed
next to the sea by Kacey Wong, Hong Kong-based visual artist,
on Wednesday in response to the call for 'global memorial' to
mourn and commemorate the Nobel Peace Laureate and Chinese democracy
activist Liu Xiaobo who died in government custody. #withLiuXiaonbo

Ap Lei Chau ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
20 Jul 2017


Marie Loves Old Motorcycle

Marie, from Paris, loves the 'Old Motorcycle',one of a
series of gorgeous 3D street art murals by Lithuanian
artist Ernest Zacharevic that transform the alleys
of Georgetown, the state capital of Penang, Malaysia.

Penang ∑ Malaysia | 2017
19 Jul 2017


Suckling Monkey

A baby monkey is suckling while being embraced by the
mother at the Penang Botanical Garden, established
in 1884 from an old quarry site.

Penang ∑ Malaysia | 2017
18 Jul 2017


Old and New

Kuala Lumpur is chok-full of heritage houses and historical
churches, like the 1954 St John's Cathedral, which stand in
contrast with the modern structures such as the 421-metre
Menara Kuala Lumpur, that towers over the capital of Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur ∑ Malaysia | 2017
17 Jul 2017


Street Art Meets Tower

The 421-metre Menara Kuala Lumpur, rising from the crest of
Bukit Nanas, towers over the capital of Malaysia where an
abundance of street art and mural adorn the neighbourhoods.

Kuala Lumpur ∑ Malaysia | 2017
16 Jul 2017


Ipoh Town Hall

The gleaming white Ipoh Town Hall, designed by A B Hubback,
dates back to 1916. It sits across from the Railway Station,
also designed by Hubback.

Ipoh ∑ Malaysia | 2017
15 Jul 2017


Heritage House

Strolling through Taiping to explore Well-preserved
heritage buildings is as rewarding as frolicking
in its verdant lake gardens.

Locals laud Taiping, in Perak state, for pioneering
Malaysia's first museum, first railway and first newspaper.

Taiping ∑ Malaysia | 2017
14 Jul 2017


Taiping Lake Gardens

Taiping Lake Gardens (Taman Tasik Taiping in Malay) is
the first public garden established in 1880 during the
British rule in Malaysia. The Garden is shaded by
plenty of angsena trees.

Taiping was the state capital of Perak, Malaysia from
1876 to 1937, but was then replaced by Ipoh, as its
growth slowed down.

Taiping ∑ Malaysia | 2017
13 Jul 2017


Old and New

Historical heritage houses coexist with the dominant
and modern Komtar Tower, a 65-storey high-rise building.
At 249 metres (816 ft), it is tallest structure in Penang.

Penang ∑ Malaysia | 2017
12 Jul 2017


Armenian Street

Armenian Street is a narrow street in George Town, Penang,
Malaysia, a UNESCO World Heritage. The street has gained
popularity for its rich cultural offerings and street art.

Armenian Street was originally part of a Malay settlement.
The subsequent influx of Armenians and Chinese helped to
shape the street's multicultural character. Notably, it
was also the site of Dr Sun Yat-sen's Penang conference,
which ultimately contributed to the downfall of the
Qing Dynasty in 1911.

Penang ∑ Malaysia | 2017
11 Jul 2017


Rainbow Over Heritage Houses

After the rain, a rainbow appears over the heritage houses
in the historical centre of George Town, Penang, Malaysia,
a United Nations World Heritage since 2008. A second
rainbow appears faintly behind.

Penang ∑ Malaysia | 2017
10 Jul 2017


Mural at Electric Ave

A mural by Bao Ho, Hong Kong's 'Queen of Street Art', at
Electric Ave, a burger joint in Sai Ying Pun that named
after the street in Brixton, London that was built in
1880s and was the first market street to be lit by
electricity. One of the top burger place in the city.

Central ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
9 Jul 2017


Colourful Design

Colourful design of DaMa Juice Bar in Central attracts the
attention of passers-by.

Central ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
8 Jul 2017


After the Rain

Reflection of the iconic Jardine House and Exchange Square of
Hong Kong Central Business District in a puddle after the rain.

Central ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
7 Jul 2017


Old and New Idols

An antique statue of Goddess of Mercy (Guanyin) is displayed
side-by-side with a model of modern Iron Man and Ultraman in
a curio shop in Sheung Wan - a juxtaposition of Chinese,
Western and Japanese idols. A clear sign of a very
globalised Hong Kong.

Sheung Wan ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
6 Jul 2017


Joshua Wong Debates Future of Hong Kong

Joshua Wong, student activist and secretary-general of Demosisto,
debates questions on the cityís economic and political future
with a panel at BBC World Questions forum, moderated by Jonathan
Dimbleby, at The University of Hong Kong on Tuesday.

The panel includes Emily Lau, former legislator; Ronald Arculli,
campaign manager for Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam;
Holden Chow, legislator and vice chair of DAB - the largest
Beijing-loyalist party in Hong Kong.

Pokfulam ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
5 Jul 2017


Above the Clouds

Above the Clouds, a sculpture by Beijing-based artist Ren Zhe,
at Open Plaza of Exchange Square, has a steel base that
reflects the surrounding buildings including Internnational
Finance Centre (IFC) and Exchange Square.

The sculpture stands for the sublimation of water and transcending
ascension in a clashing duality between the coldness of steel and
the dynamism of water, symbolising the sea of consciousness
for self-enhancement.

Central ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
4 Jul 2017


Fin

Butterfly In Love With the Flower (2014), by Beijing-based
artist Zheng Luís stainless-steel shark fin sculpture,
illustrates the fragility of the species.

'On Sharks and Humanity', at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum
until 29 September, features 34 established artists alongside
emerging talent in a marriage of visual art and humanitarian
action, raising awareness of human greed and its impact on
sharks and the oceans.

Central ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
3 Jul 2017


Tens of Thousands Rally Undaunted by Rain

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters marched across
Hong Kong to mark the 20th anniversary of its transfer of
sovereignty expressing strong dissent, despite sweltering
heat and heavy downpour periodically.

President Xi Jinping left, after labelling any challenge to
Beijing as 'a red line', just hours before the annual
protest kicked off on Saturday, concluding his three-day
visit to the former British colony.

60,000 marched, estimated by the organisers while police
put the turnout at 14,500.

Causeway Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
2 Jul 2017


Pro-democracy Activists Protest President Xi Jinping's Visit

Pro-democracy activists protest outside of the Hong Kong
Convention and Exhibition Center as China's President Xi
Jinping attends a banquet inside on June 30, 2017. The
banquet marked the 20th anniversary of the city's
transfer of sovereignty.

The activists demanded genuine universal suffrage and the
unconditional release of Liu Xiaobo, the jailed Chinese
Nobel Peace Laureate and his wife, Liu Xie, who is
under de facto house arrest.

Wanchai ∑ Hong Kong | 2017
1 Jul 2017


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