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Lantern carnivals celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present a wide range of activities including lantern carnivals, spectacular lantern exhibitions and a lantern design exhibition to celebrate the coming Mid-Autumn Festival. Admission to all activities is free.

Featuring a variety of entertainment programmes, lantern carnivals will be held at Tin Shui Wai Park and Ginza Square on October 2, at Victoria Park on October 3, and at Sha Tin Park and Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza on October 4.

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Category: Getting Around

Paintings depict prosperous cities of Ming and Qing dynasties

Fifteen paintings on the theme of prosperous cities of the Ming and Qing dynasties and selected from the Liaoning Provincial Museum, will be on display at the Hong Kong Museum of Art from September 25 to November 22 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Liaoning Provincial Museum, the exhibition, "The Prosperous Cities: A Selection of Paintings from the Liaoning Provincial Museum", features significant paintings such as "Along the River during the Qingming Festival" by Qiu Ying (ca.1494-ca.1552) of the Ming dynasty, "Ten Views of West Lake" by Wang Yuanqi (1642-1715) and "Prosperous Suzhou" by Xu Yang (1712-after 1777) of the Qing dynasty, offering an insight into China’s urban wealth during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) periods.

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Category: Getting Around

A Floating “Spider Web” Reminds Passengers of Cycle of Nature

Passengers interchanging at the upper platform of MTR Lai King Station can now look skyward to see a beautiful floating ring-shaped spider web made with a wire frame and translucent sheeting. Entitled “Cosmos”, the eye-catching display reflecting the magnificent beauty of the cycles of nature was unveiled 26 August as the latest installment in the “Art in Station Architecture” programme.

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Yau Tsim Mong to launch community arts festivals

Tsim Sha Tsui's Canton Road will be turned into an arts boulevard on the afternoon of September 20 with various arts performances and giving people the chance to see the diversified local arts culture. 

The "Celebrating National Day and Welcoming East Asian Games - Yau Tsim Mong Community Arts Spectacle" will be held from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday (September 20). Admission is free.

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Category: People Living

Retrospective on film maker Jean-Luc Godard

Film maker Jean-Luc Godard is one of the most important auteurs of the French New Wave. His works are experimental, breaking the conventional mode and daring to express political opinion. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of French New Wave Cinema, 31 classics showcasing his works at different periods will be shown from September to November to salute the film master.

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Customs centenary exhibition opens to public

The Customs and Excise Department Centennial Exhibition, one of the activities organised by the department to celebrate its centenary this year, was officially opened to public September 15.

Held from September 15 to 17 at the Exhibition Hall of Hong Kong City Hall, 1/F, Low Block, Central, the exhibition aims to enhance public understanding of Hong Kong's Customs service through a review of the department's work and services.

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Category: Shop Around

JFT brings the hottest Japanese fashion brands to Hong Kong

JFT Holdings Limited (JFT), a newly established Japanese-Hong Kong joint venture between Japan-listed Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Hong Kong-listed Symphony Holdings Limited, announced August 1 the opening of its flagship retail store in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Located in one of Hong Kong's most popular shopping areas, the JFT flagship store will carry more than 80 renowned fashion brands from Japan, Europe and the US – including some of the hottest brands from 109 Shibuya Plaza, the famous trendy zone in Tokyo. The new retailer aims to establish itself as a prominent fashion landmark in the city, bringing the latest Japanese fashion and lifestyle trends to Hong Kong's consumers.

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Category: Eat and Drink

Okada Coffee Limited brings its unique brew to Hong Kong

Japanese coffee shop, Okada Coffee Limited (Okada Coffee), announced September 9 the opening of its first overseas outlet in Hong Kong.

With a long and rich history, Okada Coffee started business in Japan 64 years ago, and its corporate mission today remains the same as it did then – to bring happiness to its customers through delivering the genuine taste of coffee. Unlike the popular, modern day methods of coffee production, Okada Coffee uses only the best coffee beans and for some blends can combine up to seven different beans – including the rarely used Jamaican bean – in order to produce the optimum taste for customers.

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Cathay Pacific and Dragonair staff receive highest accolade for customer service at annual Betsy Awards

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair honoured 14 frontline staff for their outstanding customer service to passengers at its 5th Betsy Awards Presentation Ceremony. A Betsy Award is the highest accolade given to Cathay Pacific and Dragonair staff in recognition of their people and service excellence. In addition to the individual awards, the Cathay Pacific Bangkok team was also given a special recognition for their extraordinary efforts in assisting stranded passengers during the closure of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport last year.

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