Creative Spaces: This week, the series bring you to Atting House, a gallery in North Point, Hong Kong. Come and visit their latest exhibition: HK Unveiled and discover the most recognised Hong Kong’s contemporary artists. Listen to some of the exhibiting artists praise the efforts of curator Eric Leung and co-founder Johnson Chang at http://www.so-u.tv/playVideo.php?contestid=&id=622. For more information on the gallery go to www.attinghouse.com.
Embassy is one of the most interesting of new galleries to open in Hong Kong. It is a incubator for new and emerging artists. Meet the founder, Gary Kramer and take a close look at this fascinating new creative space. Take a tour with us at http://www.so-u.tv/playVideo.php?id=674
Hong Kong Heroes, our tribute to the great spirits of Hong Kong brings you the second in a series of champions. This week we will introduce you to Jocelyn Chow and Vance Lin. They shared with us the ups and downs of their Gobi Desert crossing race. Listen their tales of challenges and triumph at http://www.so-u.tv/playVideo.php?id=675
Homophobia is a crime and over 300 peoples rallied in a busy street of Causeway bay in Hong Kong on May 18 to mark the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). The rally was full of songs, story telling and even a “die-in” action to protest against homophobia and fight for equal rights for sexual minorities. The SO-U.TV team filmed the joyful protest. Go to http://www.so-u.tv to watch the highlights.
A Hong Kong festival celebrating victory against evil ending by climbing a tower made of pastry buns and grabbing as many as possible? Well if that doesn’t sound like fun, what does? Cheung Chau Bun Festival celebrates an ancient event when Cheung Chau’s residents disguised themselves as different deities to drive away evil spirits. On May 12, the SO-U.TV team was on the island to take in all the mayhem. Go to http://www.so-u.tv/playVideo.php?contestid=&id=620 to watch the highlights of the day.
It is that time of year for the Dragons to emerge. Dragon boats that is.The SO-U.TV Asia2Extreme team went to the International Dragon Boat Festival Sunday, May 11. The event was held at Tai Wan To Beach (Power Station Beach), and attracted dragon boat teams and fans from as far away as Dubai. Check out http://www.so-u.tv/playVideo.php?id=621 for the highlights of the day.
Jill Robinson, internationally renowned champion of Asia’s Moon Bears tells a tragic tale of pain and abuse. These bears are kept caged for most of their life in inhumane conditions only for the farming of their bile. Through love and education Animals Asia is making a difference by saving these bears one by one and educating the world on the pointlessness and cruelty of this activity. Changes in the attitude of government and cultural will bring change over time. But it is the action of the individual that will be most immediate. http://www.so-u.tv/playVideo.php?id=617
Alex Chung is a true Hong Kong Hero. He has one swimming medals around the world for Hong Kong. Alex still holds three titles in Hong Kong. Selected as one of Hong Kong’s top athletes he recieved the grand honour of Torch Bearer for the the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Alex now directs his boundless energy to coaching, charity work and being http://www.SO-U.TV’s sports commentator and blogger.
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