Posts Tagged ‘culture’
More and more local families are sending their children to international schools in Hong Kong. Some do it to escape the high-pressure test culture of local schools, others for the English learning environment. But what are the pros and cons of this choice and what does the future look like for these students?
Almost 70 per cent of young Hongkongers support the localists, our survey finds. We look at how Secondary School students view the localists, and why they think localism is the way out for Hong Kong.
Leung Kin-ping never set out to be an actor, then he spent 30 years in supporting roles at TVB and now the hit movie Ten Years has finally made him a star.
Writer-critic Tang Siu-wa explains why she has stopped sparring with words and promotes literature instead.
Chef Vicky Lau Wan-ki is the first female chef to own a Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong, and she’s also been named Asia’s best female chef. But the 35-year-old owner of the Tate Dining Room and Bar took an unusual path to success; she has a background in design and graphic communications.
Hong Kong’s heritage, like walled villages and old markets, can’t stay forever, so a group of young people are leading tours to share these overlooked stories with the public while they still can.
A lot of people watch trailers, read reviews, and go into a movie with a clear idea of what to expect. Secret Movie will sell you tickets, but you won’t know where the movie is being shown until they complete a series of tasks intended to make the moviegoing experience new again.
Mention musicals and most people will think of productions from New York’s Broadway or London’s West End. But a group of dedicated performers, writers, producers and musicians are working hard to put on local musicals performed in Cantonese. It’s an uphill struggle, but they tell Varsity it is well worth the effort.
From Club 64 to Club 71, Grace Ma Lai-wah has run two bars named after significant political incidents that have witnessed more than a quarter of a century of Hong Kong history. Despite all the struggles and changes in the city and her life, Ma has always managed to find a way to survive.
They have roots in the Philippines, India and Brazil but they are all Hong Kongers, and they are rapping about life in the city. Varsity meets members of the multicultural hip hop outfit Dope Boy and hear how rap helps them to break down cultural barriers