City Spotlight | Lamma Island: Precious urban oasis
What of this lush urban oasis? A bustling metropolis, tranquility of nature, neon-lit, east-west, frantic lives lived in overdrive. The most extraordinary thing about Hong Kong is its ability to transform itself from concrete jungle to pristine nature, seemingly within minutes. One of the most popular destinations to experience said transformation is Lamma Island.
Exclusive | Q&A with UAE Consulate in HKSAR: How to better promote economic and cultural exchanges?
As Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's (HKSAR) largest trading partner in the Middle East and 17th largest trading partner worldwide, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has enjoyed robust bilateral trade relations with HKSAR over the years. DotDotNews reporters visit the UAE Consulate in HK and had an exclusive interview with Ms. Mariam Alshamsi, the Acting Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in HK, upon issues of economic and cultural exchanges.
2020 Billboard Music Awards: Post Malone wins nine honors
2020 Billboard Music Awards was held on Wednesday (Oct.14), with no audience due to the coronavirus. Post Malone receives the maximum nominations and wins nine awards, including Artist of the Year.
Peel the Onion｜20 years of being 'In the Mood for Love'
For those who saw it on the big screen, In the Mood for Love was an unforgettable experience. Shot on film using ARRIFLEX 35 BL4 and ARRIFLEX 535 Cameras with Zeiss Lenses, it wowed audiences with its richly textured cinematography and odd use of framing. Each shot seemed like a mysterious analog memory—dreamlike smoke-filled spaces punctured by creative lighting and use of shadows.
Peel the Onion｜Masters of HK Cinema: Chow Yun-Fat
There's so much to learn about Hong Kong through the work of its masters of cinema. The best thing about Netflix is its regional offerings, so today, we're going to take a look at the work of Chow Yun-Fat, AKA Mr. Cool, AKA Babyface Killer, AKA Brother Fat.
Lakers return to glory, claim record-tying 17th NBA title
The Los Angeles Lakers captured a record-tying 17th NBA Championship on Sunday with a 106-93 victory over the Miami Heat that sealed the best-of-seven title series 4-2, restoring the storied franchise to the top of the basketball world.
Peel the Onion｜Masters of HK Cinema: Stephen Chow
Like most singular "autueristic" talents, Chow's nonpareil storytelling has netted him gargantuan status as the king of Cantonese comedies.
Quaranthings: 10 classic HK movies to watch on Netflix right now (Part II)
It's time to put away those docu-dramas, never-ending shows, and real crime happenings once again as we continue our count up of 10 unmissable HK classics streaming on Netflix.
Japan to ease travel restrictions for China, 11 other countries and regions next month
Japan is reportedly planning to ease travel restrictions to China and 11 other countries and regions next month, local media reported Thursday (Oct. 8). According to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, the 11 countries and regions include Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia and China's Taiwan, among others.
Quaranthings: 10 classic HK movies to watch on Netflix right now (Part I)
For many of us, life has sputtered to a standstill with COVID. We grope at the wall like the blind, clutching at the hope of a full-spectrum return to normalcy. Time is a dream-filled reaper tapping at our chamber doors. Time at home; with loved ones; in the kitchen; thinking; reading; watching. Watching Netflix. So come with us now on a journey through film, time, and place as we explore Netflix's ravenous selection of HK movie classics from its global golden era.
425 million trips made in China in first half of National Day holiday
At least 425 million trips were made across China during the first half of the National Day holiday, 78.4 percent of last year's number, according to data released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Monday (Oct. 5).
China's 'golden' holiday begins amid regular epidemic control
Chinese citizens started their eight-day golden holiday on Thursday for the National Day and traditional Mid-Autumn Festival. The long holiday is a season of tourism and consumption boom that is set to inject momentum into China's recovering economy.
Busan film festival cut back, delayed over pandemic
The Busan International Film Festival, Asia's biggest gathering of its kind, will be reduced to a fraction of its usual scale with several sections moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2020 to kick off in Nov
The 17th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF), presented by Broadway Cinematheque, will be held from November 3 to 22, with a total of six cinemas, including Broadway Cinematheque, Broadway The One, Premiere Elements, My Cinema Yoho Mall, MOViE MOViE Cityplaza, and PALACE ifc.
Japanese woman owns largest collection of plastic food
Since a child, Akiko Obata has always been fascinated by plastic food, and 10 years ago she started collecting all sorts of plastic food items, amassing a collection of over 8,000 individual pieces.