Archive for December, 2010

Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Reporters: Suki Chow, Karen Kwok, Shannon Lam, Oneal Li Alzheimer’s disease, also called senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT) and primary degenerative dementia of the Alzheimer’s type (PDDAT) is a degenerative brain disease. It is the most common form of dementia. This incurable and terminal disease was first described by German psychiatrist and neuropathologist […]

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Through the Eyes of Hong Kong’s Mainland Students

Through the Eyes of Hong Kong’s Mainland Students

Reporters: Piano Ho, Phyllis Lee, To Ting, Vinky Wong We may study in the same lecture rooms, dine in the same canteens, and even sleep in the same hostel rooms. But many of us still have misunderstandings about, or more precisely, no understanding of mainland students in Hong Kong’s universities. The total number of mainland […]

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Paradise Lost in North Point: Kai Yuen Street

Paradise Lost in North Point: Kai Yuen Street

Reporters: Katherine Chan, Samuel Chan, Edith Liu, Beverly Yau Before bulldozers moved in to demolish the tong lau or Chinese tenement buildings built in the post-war period in Wing Lee Street and Lee Tung Street, the affected residents put up a fight against redevelopment. Their cause won the sympathy of many Hong Kongers. This is […]

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The Survival of Small Supermarkets

The Survival of Small Supermarkets

Reporters: Christine Fung, Tiffany Ngai, Winnie Tse Supermarkets have become an indispensable part of our lives. But while the giant chains seem to dominate the industry, independent and smaller chain supermarkets are still striving to survive with their own strategies in a competitive environment. We have found that even though independent and smaller chain supermarkets […]

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Sunbeam: Cantonese Opera’s Last Independent Theatre in HK

Sunbeam: Cantonese Opera’s Last Independent Theatre in HK

Reporters: Victor Chan, Melanie Leung, Nia Tam, Jasmine Wong For nearly four decades, Sunbeam Theatre in North Point has been synonymous with Cantonese Opera. That could come to an end, however. There are mutterings that the theatre will close down in 2012 and its future is still uncertain. The potential closure of Sunbeam Theatre has […]

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Stitching Back in Time

Stitching Back in Time

Reporter:Phoebe Man and Phyllis Lee

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Hong Kong’s Wet Markets Struggle to Survive

Hong Kong’s Wet Markets Struggle to Survive

Reporters: Candy Chin, Hazel Chung, Jennifer Kwok, Phoebe Man As you walk along Fu Shin Street, the sound of vendors’ proclaiming their wares fills your ears. Stores are crammed in both sides of the street, but there is order in the chaos. Fu Shin Street market is one of the few remaining traditional wet markets […]

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Dream On – Indie Music in HK

Dream On – Indie Music in HK

Reporters: Andrew Choi, Crystal Chui, Rebecca Wong Microphones checked, guitars ready. It is almost time for the show. Members of the audience sit on the ground, chatting so intimately that it seems everybody in the 800 square feet room must know each other. Meanwhile, the performers play Rock, Paper, Scissors to decide who will go […]

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Without a Penny

Without a Penny

December’s Periscope looks at poverty in Hong Kong: Young and Poor: poor youth face uncertain future Working More for Less: Hong Kong’s working poor struggle to stay above the breadline Lacklustre Golden Years: what can the city do when one out of three of the elderly is now living in poverty?

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Hong Kong Men Embrace Beauty and Fashion

Hong Kong Men Embrace Beauty and Fashion

Reporter: Crystal Chui Tsz-ying It is a weekday evening at a Hong Kong coffee shop. Men in suits and young office ladies turn their heads towards the entrance as a young man strides in. The young man’s outfit is not what we usually see men wear: a short camouflage-patterned jumpsuit with a pair of flats. […]

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