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10 Traditional Trades To Support In Hong Kong Before They Disappear

Helen Yu, Tatler Hong Kong – 18 February 2021 Beneath Hong Kong’s cosmopolitan and modern exterior there are many traditional heritages that are often forgotten but are a key part of the city’s historical and cultural identity. In this article, Helen Yu shines a light on these trades, including birdcage making, mahjong tile carving and…

Vegan fashion brands in Asia you should follow on Instagram

Ipsita Kabiraj, Prestige – 15 February 2021 Sustainability is the new trend, with fashion-forward thinkers looking to incorporate their ethics into their style. This article in Prestige highlights the key vegan Asian brands to follow on Instagram that are looking to interrupt the chain of fast, cruel and wasteful fashion. Read the full article here.

Paint, Poems and Protest Anthems: Myanmar’s Coup Inspires the Art of Defiance

Hannah Beech, New York Times – 17 February 2021 This article in New York Times paints the picture of Myanmar protests that resemble a carnival rather than an uprising. With graffiti artists spraying walls, poets writing defiant verses, cartoonists drawing government and military figures and dancers twirling with no inhibition, the citizens of Myanmar are…

Asia’s media and entertainment industry heading for V-shaped recovery?

Jennifer Tan Stanisic, AsiaOne – 27 January 2021 The entertainment industry has been one of the worst affected during Covid-19, with live music, theatres, cinemas and film and tv production all brought to a stand-still. However, in the Asia-Pacific region where countries have managed to effectively control the virus, the industry has started to get…

The ‘BTS law’: are K-pop stars serving a new kind of army?

Eunice Wu, Palatinate – 14 January 2021 In a culturally progressive move, the South Korean government have passed a new law named the ‘BTS Law’, meaning K-Pop entertainers can postpone their compulsory military service. This new law comes into effect after the culture minister stressed the contribution of such performers to the Korean economy and…