Sunday, November 28, 2021

The ExtraOrdinary Exhibition fundraised for HKD120,000

The ExtraOrdinary Exhibition fundraised for HKD120,000 of artworks auctioned to fund women focused charity

The ExtraOrdinary Exhibition fundraised for HKD120,000 of artworks auctioned to fund women focused charity

Opening conversations on women’s health is no easy feat, yet theKaren Leung Foundation’s (KLF), The ExtraOrdinary Exhibition, is a health awareness program that proves to be powerful. Across the last 6 weeks and various locations, the exhibition has sold 25% of their selected artworks and has set goal to raise half a million Hong Kong dollars. 

“The ugly truth is that over 2,000 women annually in Hong Kong are diagnosed with at least one major form of gynecological cancer,” says Katharina Reimer, Executive Director of The Karen Leung Foundation. “And with the lack of communication and knowledge, many miss early treatment. So, we want to bring the local community together to change this difficult conversation into something more relatable – art.” 

The ExtraOrdinary Exhibition features over 40 artworks from local and international artists, carrying paintings, photography, sculptures, and NFT art. Each piece carefully selected from Hong Kong’s rising artists like Claudia Chanhoi, Ka Ying Wong, Vox Vanguard, and more, to interpret a woman’s life experience. Reimer says the foundation’s community and outreach has grown exponentially with many interests from businesses, corporates, and high-level individuals. 

A women-led and women-focused insurance brokerage firm, Alea, begins their partnership with KLF to raise awareness on women-related health issues and donating a portion of each of their sales to support all their programs. 

To further spread the word of women’s health and risks of gynaecological cancer, KLF and the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (HKYAF) has released a dance film titled, “BREATHE”, embodying the feminine experience. Directed by Lindsey McAllister, the choreography delves into the emotional toll of one who would suffer from cancer and hopes that this art of expression will resonate with the audience and bring light to women’s wellbeing. 

Proceeds raised from the art exhibition will be used to fund all of KLF’s programs to educate, prevent, and provide support services to women at risk of gynecological cancer. The final leg of this year’s exhibition will be displayed at The Hari Hong Kong until 3rd January 2022, and the online catalogue will be available until 31st December 2021.

THE EXTRAORDINARY EXHIBITION @ THE HARI HONG KONG Location: The Hari Hong Kong, 330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai Duration: 29 September 2021 to 3 January 2022 Price: Free

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

M+ celebrates its opening ahead of its public launch

M+ celebrates its opening ahead of its public launch

M+ celebrates its opening ahead of its public launch

M+, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District of Hong Kong, opens to the public on Friday, 12 November 2021 with three weekends of celebratory programmes for everyone to enjoy. The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) and M+ today (11 November) invited guests and media to inaugurate this monumental addition to Hong Kong and Asia’s cultural landscape. 

The media preview of M+ was followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, officiated by Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR); Wang Songmiao, Secretary-General of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR; Henry Tang, Chairman of the Board of the WKCDA; John Lee Ka-chiu, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR; Victor Lo, Chairman of the M+ Board; Ronald Arculli, Vice Chairman of the Board of the WKCDA; Caspar Tsui, Secretary for Home Affairs of the HKSAR Government; Betty Fung, Chief Executive Officer of WKCDA; and Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director, M+. Other guests attending the event included members of the WKCDA Board, the M+ Board, the Board of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, committees and panels of the WKCDA, government officials, and other stakeholders. 

Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said, “M+ is the much-anticipated flagship project for the local and international visual arts sector. The museum’s scale is second to none in Asia. It houses and displays visual culture collections from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia and other regions. Looking ahead, we have the grand opening of the Hong Kong Palace Museum scheduled for mid-2022, so along with the newly renovated Hong Kong Museum of Art, Victoria Harbour will soon be home to three spectacular world-class museum facilities, paving the way for Hong Kong to become a global landmark for visual art and culture.” 

Henry Tang said, ‘The opening of M+ completes a major milestone in the development of West Kowloon, making a vital contribution to the future of Hong Kong as one of the world’s leading art hubs, and a world-class tourism destination for local, regional, and international visitors. Together with other arts and cultural facilities in the West Kowloon Cultural District, M+ will offer visitors an arts and cultural journey with a holistic experience, creating multiple synergies with regional and international cultural partners that will help revitalise Hong Kong’s tourism industry in a post-pandemic world.’ 

Victor Lo said, ‘For many years, M+ has nurtured the careers of artists from Hong Kong and Mainland China through the acquisition of works and by supporting emerging talent through our programme of awards, commissions and displays. We are delighted to open the doors of M+, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture, so that we can build on our role to enrich the lives of this region’s artists, makers, practitioners, and professionals while fostering cultural exchange between Hong Kong and the world.’ 

Suhanya Raffel said, ‘Our vision for M+ is to build a community of learning that encourages empathy, respect, multiple perspectives, and creativity through visual culture for all our audiences to benefit from. By offering an open and welcoming platform with creative learning experiences, M+ is dedicated to creating an active culture that connects people, objects and spaces. It is our hope that the museum inspires the city’s residents and international visitors alike.’ The opening displays feature M+’s pre-eminent collections of visual art, design and architecture, and moving image from Hong Kong, Greater China, Asia, and beyond. The presentations showcase approximately 1,500 works across thirty-three galleries and other spaces in the museum. 

To inaugurate the new galleries, six exhibitions enable visitors to explore the overarching multidisciplinary and interregional themes and narratives at the heart of the collections M+ has built since 2012: Hong Kong: Here and Beyond (G, Main Hall Gallery) – divided into four chapters, Here, Identities, Places and Beyond, the exhibition captures the city’s transformation and unique visual culture from the 1960s to the present; M+ Sigg Collection: From Revolution to Globalisation (level 2, Sigg Galleries) – a chronological survey of the development of contemporary Chinese art from the 1970s through the 2000s drawn from the M+ Sigg Collection; Things, Spaces, Interactions (level 2, East Galleries) – a thematic and chronological exploration of international design and architecture over the last seventy years and their relevance to our lives today; Individuals, Networks, Expressions (level 2, South Galleries) – a narrative of post-war international visual art told from the perspective of Asia; Antony Gormley: Asian Field (level 2, West Gallery) – an expansive installation of tens of thousands of clay figurines created by the world-renowned British sculptor together with 300 villagers from a Guangdong village in five days in 2003, reflecting the country’s vast territory and population; and The Dream of the Museum (level 2, Courtyard Galleries) – a global constellation of conceptual art practices at the heart of M+’s unique Asian context.

Visitors will encounter additional new commissions upon entering the Main Hall by Taiwan’s leading calligraphy artist Tong Yang-Tze, and the Donor Wall Texture, a digital composition of text displayed on an LED screen by acclaimed Japan’s designer Nakamura Yugo. In the Found Space, M+’s subterranean display space for large-scale multidisciplinary works, the first in a dynamic series of installations will present the work of artists Chen Zhen and Danh Vo. 

A new M+ Commission by Haegue Yang features long braids of metal bells that hang from ceilings of different heights. Video highlights from the collection and a ten-part animation How to Build a Museum by Vincent Broquaire are featured on the M+ Facade. Designed by a global team of the world-renowned architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron in partnership with TFP Farrells and Arup, the 65,000-square-metre M+ building is among Hong Kong’s most iconic landmarks, both monumental in its architectural form and radically open in its position in the urban landscape. 

Located on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, the architecture consists of a striking terracotta tile-clad tower, featuring a dynamic LED media system on the south facade for the display of M+ content, defining the museum’s place within the urban landscape and contributing to the city’s vibrant night-time environment. To celebrate the opening of the museum, M+ will stage opening programmes for the public across three Fridays and weekends following the launch, featuring special tours, making workshops, sensory experiences, live performances, screenings, and digital engagement. The Grand Stair will screen the documentary Building M+, and host M+ Live Art x Hong Kong Ballet - Five Tiny Dances. A dedicated learning programme will engage families and audiences from different backgrounds and community groups in Hong Kong with the full breadth of its offer as a museum of visual culture. Visitors can explore M+’s collection of moving image works in the Mediatheque, selecting artists’ films and videos to watch, including works related to multimedia artist Nam June Paik. The M+ Cinema, which will be open early next year, is a unique addition to Hong Kong’s art house landscape, comprising a suite of three cinema houses of different capacities. All visitors will enjoy free admission to M+ exhibitions, except for special exhibitions and events, in the first twelve months after the opening date. Special exhibitions and events as well as cinema screenings may require separate paid tickets. For details on M+’s registration arrangements, opening hours and opening programmes, please visit the M+ website.

M+ would like to acknowledge the sponsors of its inaugural exhibitions, including Presenting Sponsors J.P. Morgan and Principal Financial Group, Major Sponsor Bloomberg Philanthropies, as well as Supporting Sponsors Chartwell Capital Limited and Hublot. Support for the museum’s learning and community programmes have been provided by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and Sino Group. M+ also acknowledges the General Sponsor of the museum opening, Goldman Sachs, as well as De Ying Foundation which supports a curatorial position. The public is welcome to join M+ Membership and support the development of museum through sponsorship, donations, and patronage. For members and patrons, the M+ Lounge, occupying level 11 of the M+ tower, is not only a comfortable space reserved exclusively to dine, drink and relax, but also a showcase of the Living Collection of Hong Kong-based artist and architect William Lim and his wife Lavina Lim.

For details, please visit the M+ website. M+ members will enjoy greater access to the museum and exclusive privileges. ### Notes to Editors Online presence Website https://mplus.org.hk/ Facebook M+, West Kowloon Cultural District Instagram @mplusmuseum Twitter @mplusmuseum YouTube M Plus WeChat MPlus 博物馆

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

West Bund Art & Design

West Bund Art & Design

West Bund Art Center, Shanghai 11-14 November 2021 Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to participate in the 2021 edition of West Bund Art & Design with a selection of works by Miquel Barceló, Georg Baselitz, Mandy El-Sayegh, Alex Katz, Lee Bul, Jason Martin, Yan Pei-Ming, Robert Rauschenberg, Emilio Vedova and Erwin Wurm. 

Representing over 60 artists, including many world-renowned names as well as major artist’s estates, Thaddaeus Ropac has five spaces in Europe and operates globally. The gallery has recently expanded to Asia with a new Seoul location opened on 6 October 2021, led by Executive Director Kyu Jin Huang. 

Its continued expansion in Asia reflects the gallery’s commitment to bringing its artists to new audiences and deepening meaningful relationships with artists, collectors and institutions across Asia, in the lead up to major exhibitions which are planned for this coming year and beyond. 

Dawn Zhu, newly appointed Director for Asia comments, ‘We are delighted to return to the West Bund Art & Design, with highlight works by Georg Baselitz, whose solo exhibition is currently on show at our Seoul gallery; Robert Rauschenberg’s late 80s work from one of his most experimental and innovative series; Alex Katz’s portraiture of supermodel Christy Turlington, painted with his iconic line and flat fields of vibrant colours; as well as new works by emerging female artist Mandy El-Sayegh. This is my first art fair after joining the gallery and I look forward to welcoming our clients in person.’ 

Enter Online Viewing Room About Thaddaeus Ropac Specialising in contemporary art and representing over 60 artists, Thaddaeus Ropac supports and showcases the careers of some of the most influential artists today with a wide-ranging programme of over 40 exhibitions curated at the five extensive and historic gallery spaces each year. 

Thaddaeus Ropac also represents a number of renowned artist estates and continues to build on their legacy, as well as providing curatorial expertise, acting as consultant to major museums and public institutions and advising private and corporate collections. Active in both the primary and secondary markets, the gallery also represents its artists at all major international art fairs. We run our own publishing house, producing catalogues and books to accompany exhibitions, contributing to new scholarship and a wider art-historical discourse by inviting prominent art historians, curators and writers to collaborate. 

Thaddaeus Ropac's galleries, which span a total of 12,000 square meters, are located in London at Ely House, a five-floor listed mansion in Mayfair that was formerly the Bishop of Ely’s London residence; in Paris both in the Marais and an extensive early 20th century ironworks factory in Pantin which was redeveloped to accommodate the display of large-scale artworks; in Salzburg at the Villa Kast, a 19th century townhouse in the Mirabell Garden in the historic city centre, as well as Salzburg Halle, a converted industrial space close to the city centre.

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CANADA GOOSE LAUNCHES PERFORMANCE LUXURY FOOTWEAR COLLECTION

CANADA GOOSE LAUNCHES PERFORMANCE LUXURY FOOTWEAR COLLECTION

CANADA GOOSE LAUNCHES PERFORMANCE LUXURY FOOTWEAR COLLECTION

Today, Canada Goose (NYSE: GOOS, TSX: GOOS) launches its first-ever Footwear Collection, debuting two innovative styles for men and women: the Snow Mantra Boots and the Journey Boots. As the ultimate expression of the brand, this new category delivers on its purpose and takes its acclaimed function-first design to another level. 

"Building new categories is a core competency for us and footwear is the natural next step in our product portfolio," said Dani Reiss, President & CEO, Canada Goose. "Canada Goose Footwear has been years in the making, as we defined and developed this category unlike anything seen before – something that our consumers have long been asking us for. This collection exemplifies the Canada Goose lifestyle, standing the test of time and the elements." 

The collection launches with a global campaign that explores real stories of real people through three videos: Romeo Beckham; Indigenous Artist & Activist, Sarain Fox; and Indigenous Leader and Former NHL Player, Jordin Tootoo. Their powerful stories of resilience and perseverance, of defining their own paths, are told through Canada Goose’s Live in the Open ethos, which invites people to express themselves freely without judgment. 

Living within that ethos is a Force of Nature, detailing personal journeys, each striving for their own metaphorical summit. Gear testing is a fundamental part of the design process at Canada Goose with its network of industry experts. For Footwear, the brand tapped adventurers, athletes, researchers and cinematographers to test the boots over a course of six months. They embodied the mantra of living in the open, traversing continents and logging thousands of kilometers, across diverse terrain and a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. The brand was inspired by its six-decade product archive for this collection - a design technique that mirrors its approach to outerwear and apparel, reimagining and reinventing its iconic pieces. 

The Snow Mantra Parka served as the inspiration for the two footwear styles, employing the same legendary features and performance qualities. Canada Goose footwear is handcrafted by experts and each pair are one-of-a-kind. The patina of the soft and durable leather is a hallmark of its high quality, a characteristic that develops over time and tells a story of its adventures. The Snow Mantra Boots are made of nylon, called Tundra Tech, and leather, and are packed with the DNA of its namesake parka counterpart. The boot is designed for use in extreme environments, which requires a secure fit, as well as additional warmth and comfort. The insulated liner molds to the foot shape over time to create a unique and tailored fit. 

As with any Canada Goose product, the features make it versatile and adaptable to wear and deliver beyond extreme temperatures. Drawcords and cord locks allow for quick adjustments and seal out the elements, while the varied lacing modes create different fits for wear in diverse environments. The Snow Mantra Boot is available in black, white, and red for men and women.

CANADA GOOSE LAUNCHES PERFORMANCE LUXURY FOOTWEAR COLLECTION

The Journey is a performance luxury hiking boot, handmade in Italy and inspired by vintage hiking boots. The versatility and custom fit are also brought into this style. The upper, constructed with just three pieces, guarantees flexibility and as a result, enduring use, as it too will mold to the foot’s shape. The scratch rubber bumper is a refined take on protection, with the chamfered edge referencing the texture from climbing shoes and providing protection from water or rock. The Journey Boot comes in black, white/snowcap, tundra clay/camel for women, and black, dark cedarwood/black, mid-grey/white for men; the latter of which is made with suede. Both styles are built with a waterproof membrane, creating a fully sealed barrier. 

They’re each rated on the brand’s proprietary Thermal Experience Index (TEI), just like its outerwear, another testament to the performance and heritage of the styles. The Snow Mantra Boot is a TEI 5, protecting in temperatures that reach -30°C / -25°F and below, while the Journey Boot is a TEI 2, designed for 0°C to -15°C / 32°F to 5°F. Canada Goose relentlessly seeks to be sustainably innovative, focused on enacting change and driving impact through its HUMANATURE purpose platform, which unites its sustainability and values-based initiatives. Canada Goose Footwear strengthens this focus. The Snow Mantra and Journey Boots are made with responsibly sourced TerraCare® Leather. TerraCare® is dedicated to using and developing ecological tanning methods, resulting in lower water and chemical consumption. Specific to innovation, the Snow Mantra Boots are made with Primaloft® Gold Insulation and Primaloft® Aerogel, allowing the boots to function under repeated compression, wear and use, as well as retain and provide warmth when wet. The brand’s 35+ stores will further support the storytelling around the launch with dedicated retail theatre, and interactive and immersive experiences that bring footwear to life as an exhibition. All footwear purchased will be packaged in an exclusive and limited-edition case that emphasizes the ultimate in protection and durability in a functional model. Additionally, 3D vortex murals in select cities around the world literally demonstrate a Force of Nature. Canada Goose Footwear is available now in its stores around the world, online at canadagoose.com and at select wholesale partners.

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PICI Joins in Celebrating Kapok's 15th Anniversary

PICI Joins in Celebrating Kapok's 15th Anniversary with Special Tasting Menu and Instagram Painting Competition

PICI Joins in Celebrating Kapok's 15th Anniversary
PICI Joins in Celebrating Kapok's 15th Anniversary

PICI, the beloved neighbourhood Italian pasta bar, joins kapok, Hong Kong's first, homegrown lifestyle select store, in celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Tasting Menu & Shopping Discount

To herald this special milestone, the homegrown brands have collaborated on an exclusive, limited experience - PICI x kapok Tasting Menu.

Available from 1- 30 November for dinner, it features seven signature PICI dishes that reflect kapok's 'future classics' ethos.

The meal begins with a piquant Tuna Tartare, followed by a plate of pure comfort - Homemade Meatballs. Mains are a pasta feast consisting of three PICI fan favourites including the spicy Orecchiete 'Nduja, the fragrant Tagliolini Truffle, and the indulgent Ravioli Carbonara. The meal comes to a sweet finish with a duo of Italian desserts - Tiramisu and Panna Cotta.

All dishes are served for sharing, at HKD290 per person.

Customers who shop at kapok Sun Street from 1 - 30 November are eligible to enjoy the PICI x kapok Tasting Menu for HKD260, with the additional delight of being welcomed with a complimentary glass of prosecco.

Guests who dine at PICI Wan Chai during the same period are eligible for a 10% discount on their purchases at kapok Sun Street.

Terms & conditions apply.

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Sunday, November 07, 2021

THE ICONS COLLECTION FROM CANADA GOOSE RETURNS

THE ICONS COLLECTION FROM CANADA GOOSE RETURNS WITH TWO NEW CAPSULES THAT REDEFINE THE BRAND’S MOST CELEBRATED STYLES: GLACIAL HAZE AND X-RAY FIRST FROST

THE ICONS COLLECTION FROM CANADA GOOSE RETURNS

The Fall/Winter 2021 THE ICONS collection from Canada Goose introduces two capsules that feature elevated takes on the brand’s defining styles. Born from Canada Goose’s heritage and design expertise, and inspired by its six-decade archive, THE ICONS reinterprets key pieces that are deeply engrained in the brand's legacy. Timeless, tested, and legendary, the Snow Mantra Parka, Chilliwack Bomber and Freestyle Vest come to life in a colourful and refreshing new way. Renowned as one of the warmest coats on earth, and one of the most iconic pieces in the Canada Goose archive, the Snow Mantra Parka is the pinnacle of performance and function. 

The jacket's influence is engrained in the brand with its DNA guiding a design feature in nearly every Canada Goose design. Developed for bush pilots in Canada’s North, the Chilliwack Bomber provides durability, warmth, and mobility. A popular and iconic style, the Chilliwack is one of Canada Goose’s most beloved jackets. The Freestyle Vest is a versatile layering piece, offering maximum warmth and comfort perfect for the transitional seasons. It is the classic, functional, and adaptable nature of these products that make them iconic Canada Goose pieces. 

This season, these heritage styles are reimagined through two refined unisex capsules: Glacial Haze and X-RAY First Frost. THE ICONS’ first new capsule, Glacial Haze, is a dramatic and moody collection inspired by the colour and texture of arctic glaciers, and the misty, hazy conditions of the northern waters. As a brand born in the North, Canada Goose draws inspiration from its people, communities, and extraordinary environments. 

As a result, the collection is brought to life in a range of icy hues – White, Dawn Blue and Spirit. The Glacial Haze Snow Mantra Parka (HKD 14,000), Glacial Haze Chilliwack Bomber (HKD 8,400) and Glacial Haze Freestyle Vest (HKD 4,300) all articulated with white trims – zippers, buttons, d-rings, pull tabs and a white silicone Canada Goose disc – for a contemporary and bold design without sacrificing performance and function. Created for high altitude performance, the fabric is lightweight, durable, soft, highly water-resistant, and breathable to provide unparalleled element protection in any climate. 

X-RAY First Frost evokes the unique phenomenon of bright Arctic flowers blooming through snow, crafted in a transparent fabric that is exceptionally lightweight, and water and wind-resistant. The capsule features the X-RAY Freestyle Vest (HKD 9,800), X-RAY Chilliwack Bomber (HKD 11,300), X-RAY Snow Mantra Parka (HKD 18,900), offered in Electric Yellow, Overboard Yellow, Summit Pink, Sunset Orange and Pacific Blue that mimic the look of nature’s vibrant colours softened by frost.

The collection also includes the X-RAY Arctic Disc Toque (HKD 2,400) offered in Electric Yellow, Overboard Yellow, Summit Pink and Sunset Orange finished with a transparent silicone Canada Goose disc. THE ICONS Glacial Haze capsule is available from October 28th at select Canada Goose retail stores, online at canadagoose.com and select wholesale partners globally. X-RAY First Frost is available starting December 12th exclusively in Asia-Pacific at select Canada Goose retail stores, online at canadagoose.com and select wholesale partners.

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JOHNNIE WALKER AND THE CHINESE LIBRARY PRESENT AN EXCEPTIONAL JOHN WALKER & SONS XR 21 AND CHESTNUT PAIRING

JOHNNIE WALKER AND THE CHINESE LIBRARY PRESENT AN EXCEPTIONAL JOHN WALKER & SONS XR 21 AND CHESTNUT PAIRING


JOHNNIE WALKER AND THE CHINESE LIBRARY PRESENT  AN EXCEPTIONAL JOHN WALKER & SONS XR 21 AND CHESTNUT PAIRING
XR 21

The World’s No. 1 whisky brand* - Johnnie Walker, with one of its exclusive blends John Walker & Sons XR 21, symbolising the rich heritage and legacy that John Walker passed on to his successors since 1820. From November 1 to 30, Johnnie Walker is going to join hands with The Chinese Library, a contemporary regional Chinese restaurant in Tai Kwun, to launch four seasonal dishes which match perfectly with Johnnie Walker & Sons XR 21.

The warmth of the whisky pairs particularly well with chestnuts, and thus The Chinese Library created a quartet of dishes deliciously incorporating chestnuts, allowing diners to personally experience the surprises brought by the extraordinary whisky and the tasty delicacies for autumn and winter to the taste buds. Using an extremely rare three-stage blending method, the creation of John Walker & Sons XR 21 whisky requires unparalleled dedication from the most-skilled craftsmen.

Sharing the same brand values as Johnnie Walker, The Chinese Library meticulously creates innovative dishes with expert craftsmanship celebrating the city’s most favoured Chinese food loved and embraced by the people of Hong Kong. The 21-Year-Old whiskey itself has a slight peat, smoky and chestnut aroma, making it a heavenly match with the smoky roasted chestnuts traditionally found in Hong Kong during the colder months. 

Enjoying the whisky with chestnuts will bring the smoky flavour of the whisky to the next level. Johnnie Walker and The Chinese Library collaboratively launch four seasonal, limited-time chestnut specials that form a perfect match with the remarkable whisky. Creatively prepared by The Chinese Library’s Executive Chef Junno Li Zhen Long through diverse cooking methods, each dish has the option to be paired with a glass of John Walker & Sons XR 21 whisky (a la carte: HK$278 for 50ml). Featuring peerless whiskies and seasonal delicacies, the heavenly-matched pairing is available for a limited time only for lunch and dinner.

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Singles Day Sales Bonanza

Singles Day Sales Bonanza

Singles Day Sales Bonanza.
Singles Day Sales Bonanza

RETAIL

JD sells 190 million products within the first four hours of Singles Day Grand Promotion JD's Singles Day Grand Promotion kicked off at 8 pm on October 31, and within four hours saw 190 million products sold on the platform. The sale started earlier this year to enable JD's more than 530 million customers to take advantage of the sales without staying up into the late hours of the night.

Some trends observed in the early hours of the promotion include high demand for new products, with the transaction volume of iPhones exceeding RMB 100 million yuan in just three seconds. Sports equipment saw a surge, likely propelled by excitement for the upcoming 2022 Beijing Olympics. Additionally, the rising pet economy contributed to strong sales, with sales of healthcare products for pets climbing by 300% YOY. Read more about other trends here.

JD aims to offer 400 million new products during Singles Day During this year's Singles Day Grand Promotion, JD will offer over 400 million new products, with more than 1,200 new product categories expected to see sales double. JD's "New Product and Consumption and Market" report released on October 28 revealed a 50% increase of new product launches and sales in the first three quarters of 2021. Read more about the trends driving new product sales here.

Boosting agri-product sales JD has vowed to prioritize the sales of more than 1,000 premier Chinese agri-products on the platform, thereby increasing farmers' income growth. JD announced the goal of selling more than RMB 30 billion yuan-worth of agri-products during this year's Singles Day Grand Promotion, and pre-sales figures have been promising, with the average daily transaction volume of agricultural products on the platform increasing 5.8 times compared with sales in October.

JD will also deploy its intelligent city technology to source agricultural products and digitalize the supply chain process from their origins all the way to customers.

JD LOGISTICS

JD Logistics deploys autonomous delivery vehicles amidst Beijing outbreak Hours after a positive COVID-19 result prompted Beijing's Furongli community to go into lockdown, JD Logistics allocated autonomous delivery vehicles to service the residents with contact-free delivery of both necessities and non-urgent items, ensuring that customers stay safe and comfortable through the lockdown. Since 2020, JDL has deployed its autonomous delivery vehicles for COVID-19 relief in four cities, namely Wuhan, Shijiazhuang, Guangzhou, and now in Beijing.

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Café Circles 呈獻節日自助餐 12 月10日或之前預訂可享8折早鳥優惠

Café Circles 呈獻節日自助餐 12 月10日或之前預訂可享8折早鳥優惠.

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 Café Circles 於12月為客人預備無限量供應的新鮮海鮮、各式冷盤熱葷、即席烹調意大利粉以及傳統應節美食,包括聖誕烤火雞、燒意式脆皮豬腩卷燒及法式焦糖燉鵝肝等。

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Sunday, October 31, 2021

GSSC: JD Logistics to Invest RMB 1 Billion for Green Supply Chain

GSSC: JD Logistics to Invest RMB 1 Billion for Green Supply Chain and Adopt Thousands of Autonomous Delivery Vehicles

JD Logistics announced that it will invest RMB 1 billion yuan in "Green Stream Initiative," its green supply chain project, during the sixth Global Smart Supply Chain summit held on Oct. 18. The company expects its carbon efficiency to be increased by 35% within five years.

As the first logistics company in China to join the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in 2019, JD Logistics will halve its carbon emissions by 2030 as compared to 2019.

Yui Yu, CEO of JD Logistics

JD Logistics advocated during the summit to collaborate with up- and downstream partners to promote the application of more recyclable packages and new energy vehicles, and transform the supply chain operations and management with digital technology. 

JD Logistics to Invest RMB 1 Billion for Green Supply Chain
Yui Yu, CEO of JD Logistics

The company will also open its logistics material lab to the public to incubate innovative projects to drive the development of environmental protection materials.

During the summit, JD Logistics also announced the 5.0 version of its Level-4 autonomous delivery vehicle.

With a new design, the vehicle is equipped with an upgraded radar and a wider angle camera that can check the environment without blind area. Supporting IP67, the 5.0 version autonomous vehicle can run amidst rain and fog.

Moreover, the speed has been accelerated to 5m/s from 3m/s, and can be managed, monitored and fixed remotely.

In the next two to three years, JD Logistics will apply thousands of autonomous delivery vehicles.

Yui Yu, CEO of JD Logistics, explains that JD Logistics’ integrated supply chain and logistics service will provide not only the solution for strategic planning but also execution, in addition to all the support for network building and operations.

As of June 30, 2021, the number of external integrated supply chain customers reached over 59,000.

This August, JD Logistics began helping Volvo Cars to upgrade the auto aftermarket supply chain. Smart replenishment based on big data will be enabled for the streamlining of inventory management. Volvo's spare parts warehouses will be extended from 4 to 8 after the upgrade, with an expected improvement of the delivery lead time to over 50% of its dealers.

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

JD Launches Internet Hospital for Pets

JD Launches Internet Hospital for Pets

JD Health, the healthcare arm of JD.com, is extending its telehealth services from humans to pets. A joint announcement by JD Health and JD Pet was made in Beijing today, Oct. 8, to launch an O2O healthcare service platform called "JD Pet Hospital," which covers the entire lifetime of pets from disease prevention and diagnosis to comprehensive health management.

To date, over 3,000 veterinarians have registered on JD Pet Hospital.

They provide 24/7 online pet health consultation services through text, images and video calls. The hospital now contains 7 departments, and mainly focuses on cats, dogs and some other common pet animals. Services include medical advice, medicine prescription and ordering, physical examination report analysis and more.

"JD Health is committed to improving the quality of telemedicine so as to provide better and more convenient and affordable healthcare services, "said Enlin Jin, CEO of JD Health. "The wellbeing of pets is closely related to the health of many Chinese families. Thus it is necessary and natural for JD Health to create high-quality healthcare services for this new group of family members."

"We aim to bring a worry-free experience to help customers attend to their pets. By integrating support from both online and offline, JD Pet Hospital can provide a better and easier pet health service, which will be a valuable upgrade and extension to JD Pet's one-stop service for pet owners," said Simon Han, vice president of JD.com and who is in charge of JD Pet.

According to JD Pet Hospital's plan, the platform will continue to grow and connect with more premier pet hospitals, doctors and other service providers, and will explore diversified services in the areas of health support for exotic pets, pet behavior training, pet diet, traditional Chinese veterinary medicine and more.

Xuepeng Cai, head of the China Veterinary Drug Association, said that JD Pet Hospital can play a positive role in offering more convenient and affordable pet health services on the market, and promotes standardized management and transparency of the industry. The association will also carry out cooperation with the hospital in multiple areas in the near future.

Wenbo Tong, Head of JD Health's Medical Service Department for Pets, pointed out that JD Pet Hospital will leverage the strength of JD's smart and connected supply chain and omni-channel resources to support practitioners in the pet health industry to better grow their business and serve pet owners.

"Pet owners tend to buy pet food based on their own preferences without means to communicate with their pets," said Tong, "but if they can easily consult reliable pet dietitians before they make purchases, they will get better support to find the right food for their pets."

JD Launches Internet Hospital for Pets
JD Launches Internet Hospital for Pets

Tong also mentioned that even in the early morning between 2 to 5 A.M., JD Pet Hospital can respond to online medical consultations within minutes, providing timely attention to the animals and peace of mind for their owners.

It is estimated that the population of pet cats and dogs in Chinese cities has exceeded 100 million by 2020, and their annual medical expenses have reached RMB 1,500 yuan per animal, making the industry a hundred-billion RMB market. But the industry is facing a handful of problems at the same time, given the lack of industry standards, price transparency, and timely services, which are the pain points that internet hospitals including JD Pet Hospital are attempting to solve.

JD Pet has introduced a series of prime pet services including a quality certification program for pet food, a "taste first and free return" service, pet insurance, and more. Lu Liu, general manager of JD Pet, said that in the upcoming Singles Day Grand Promotion, the company will focus on promoting 200 novel and trendy pet products to customers in China.

Sunday, October 03, 2021

Qatar Airways Partners with PressReader

Qatar Airways Partners with PressReader to Offer Passengers Unlimited Access to Digital Magazines and Newspapers From Around the Globe

Qatar Airways Partners with PressReader
Qatar Airways Partners with PressReader

Qatar Airways is delighted to partner with PressReader to offer passengers unlimited access to more than 6,000 global digital magazine and newspaper titles in one seamless digital experience through its Oryx One in-flight entertainment app from March 2021.

Passengers can access titles by downloading the Oryx One app to their personal electronic devices (PEDs), inserting their Booking Reference Number (PNR) into the app's 'Newsstand' and selecting the exclusively curated titles they wish to save.

The service will be available up to three days before, and seven days after scheduled flights and the downloaded content will stay in a user's digital library for as long as they have the app installed, helping to reduce newspaper and magazine waste, both on the ground and in-flight, by over 1,000 tonnes each year. In addition to this, unlike other airline digital offerings, passengers will not need to leave Oryx One or download any additional apps to access the content at any point.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: "Qatar Airways onboard experience remains the cornerstone of the airline's world-renowned five-star service.

"Despite the many challenges faced by the industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to be passionate about achieving the highest standards of safety and excellence in everything we do.

"Our partnership with PressReader not only offers a COVID-safe, contactless entertainment option to further enhance our passenger's onboard experience, it also supports our commitment to environmental sustainability, which continues to be a key focus for the airline."

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: "We are delighted to be able to offer Qatar Airways passengers the convenience of accessing thousands of top name global magazine and newspaper titles in one safe, contactless, and seamless digital experience without ever leaving the Oryx One app.

"In addition to this, by working together with PressReader, we have found the perfect digital solution to eliminate newspaper and magazine waste on the ground and in-flight by more than 1,000 tonnes each year."

PressReader Group of Companies Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Alex Kroogman, said: "We are honoured to be chosen by Qatar Airways to bring quality journalism and a superior reading experience to its customers in a 100 percent contactless way – pre, during and post-flight."

PressReader is the leading provider of digital in-flight publication content to the commercial aviation industry and currently offers thousands of magazine and newspaper titles from 120 countries, in more than 60 languages, for every type of traveller.

Qatar Airways' award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options, from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline's on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service. The Oryx One app is available for download from Google Play and Apple App stores, offering access to entertainment listings and downloadable digital content 24/7.

The national carrier for the State of Qatar recently became the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. This follows HIA's recent success as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating. These recognitions provide assurance to passengers across the world that airline health and safety standards are subject to the highest possible standards of professional, independent scrutiny and assessment. For full details of all the measures that have been implemented onboard and in HIA, please visit qatarairways.com/safety.

Qatar Airways continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 120 destinations with plans to increase to over 130 by the end of March 2021. With more frequencies being added to key hubs, Qatar Airways offers unrivalled connectivity to passengers, making it easy for them to change their travel dates or destination if they need to.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named 'World's Best Airline' by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax. It was also named 'Best Airline in the Middle East', 'World's Best Business Class', and 'Best Business Class Seat', in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. The Qsuite seat layout is a 1-2-1 configuration, providing passengers with the most spacious, fully private, comfortable, and socially distanced Business Class product in the sky. Qsuite is available on flights to more than 45 destinations including Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne and Singapore. It is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted 'Skytrax Airline of the Year' title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Launch of Hello Hang Lung Malls Rewards Program

Launch of Hello Hang Lung Malls Rewards Program and Hang Lung Malls App Creating Extraordinary Shopping Experience for Consumers

Launch of Hello Hang Lung Malls Rewards Program
Launch of Hello Hang Lung Malls Rewards Program

Hang Lung Properties has always endeavoured to stay true to their service philosophy of customer-centricity. In its constant effort to provide more intimate and convenient shopping experiences to customers, the Company today announced the launch of hello Hang Lung Malls Rewards Program and Hang Lung Malls App, a strategic rewards program that integrates all respective offers and promotions onto one single platform. 

With over 600 merchants across its shopping malls including Fashion Walk, Grand Plaza, Hollywood Plaza, Gala Place, Amoy Plaza, Kornhill Plaza, Peak Galleria, and the commercial buildings in Central (including 1 Duddell Street, Printing House, Baskerville House and Standard Chartered Bank Building), the Hang Lung Malls App allows members to shop and spend across Hang Lung properties to earn unlimited points redeemable for attractive gifts.

Additionally, customers can enjoy personalized shopping experiences and excitement that only Hang Lung Malls can bring. Deepened customer engagement with personalised yet extraordinary experience The new reward program is titled as hello, as suggested by its name, "Hello" is a universal greeting that conveys not only cordial hospitality but also connects people to one another that, echoes the objective of this reward program. 

Ms. Helen Lau, Deputy Director (Head of Hong Kong Leasing and Management) of Hang Lung Properties said, “We always put customer-centricity at the heart of our operations and we have been enhancing our tenant mix with the goal of creating compelling spaces that cater various needs of our customers. The launch of hello Hang Lung Malls Rewards Program and Hang Lung Malls App together can better engage our loyal customers and also boost footfall. Unlike other discount-based rewards programs seen in the market, we work closely with our brand partners on personalized experiences for our loyal customers.” 

Extensive launch promotions to engage our members with an uplifting shopping experience To celebrate the launch of the hello Hang Lung Malls Rewards Program and Hang Lung Malls App, Hang Lung Properties has launched a series of time-limited offers and welcome promotions to drive member sign-up. 

Within the promotion period, members can enjoy below offers upon successful registration: 

1) HK$25 e-voucher of designated merchants; 

2) 500 hello points for the first upload of electronic payment receipts of HK$50 or above at mall merchants onto the app; 
 
3) Redeem e-Cash Vouchers from designated merchants with hello points at discounted rate; 

4) Redeem various limited offers on the app, including e-Cash Vouchers of various merchants. 

For instance, Monopoly Dreams Hong KongTM, Grand Kornhill Cinema, Masterbeef and many more dining privileges Earn 1.5 times hello points and experience unique lifestyle rewards hello members can also earn 1.5 times hello points upon spending of HK$1,000 or above during weekends and public holidays from March 30 to June 30, 2021. 

From April to June 2021, Hang Lung Properties will also collaborate with selected merchants for members to redeem unique experiences ranging from admission Private tour with Mr. Monopoly of Monopoly Dreams Hong KongTM with admission tickets for four guests; personal styling service and an afternoon tea set at Vivienne Westwood; private reservation service at Masterbeef; private movie party booking at Grand Kornhill Cinema, to name but a few. 

Digitalize membership system to take customer experience to new heights The hello Hang Lung Malls Rewards Program and Hang Lung Malls App took nearly a year to develop. "We hope to optimize the data management of shopping malls through this program so as to better understand customers' spending behaviours and deliver bespoke customer services through more targeted marketing strategies. We will continue to enhance our app features in the coming months, and these include parking and event reservation features for a more convenient customers’ shopping experience,” Mr. Joseph To, Director – Customer Franchise of Hang Lung Properties. Special camera device set-up for members’ trial with rewards From now on till April 18, Hang Lung Properties has set up a playful and innovative 360° panoramic camera device at Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay for customer engagement. Unlike traditional photo devices, this is capable of capturing every unique angle of our guests. Visitors can take a snap by signing up as hello members and win a HK$25 e-Cash Voucher of designated merchant as reward.

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Sunday, September 05, 2021

Qatar Airways IATA Travel Pass Digital Passport mobile app

Qatar Airways is Proud to Become the First Airline in the Middle East to Trial the IATA Travel Pass Digital Passport mobile app

Digital Passport mobile app
Digital Passport mobile app

Qatar Airways is proud to become the first airline in the Middle East to begin trials of the innovative new IATA Travel Pass 'Digital Passport' mobile app, in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Qatar Ministry of Public Health, Primary Health Care Corporation and Hamad Medical Corporation, starting 11 March 2021. Passengers on the award-winning airline's Doha to Istanbul route will become the first group to experience the 'Digital Passport' app which aims to play an important role in the airline's vision to have a more contactless, secure and seamless travel experience for its passengers.

IATA Travel Pass ensures passengers receive up-to-date information on COVID-19 health regulations at their destination country, as well as complying with strict global data privacy regulations to enable the sharing of COVID-19 test results with airlines to verify they are eligible to undertake their journey.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: "As the world's leading airline for safety, innovation and customer experience, we are the industry's firmest advocate for introducing digital solutions to help passengers safely and seamlessly navigate complex and ever-changing entry restrictions across the globe. "We have confidence in the credibility of the IATA Travel Pass as the industry's most reliable and innovative solution given its strong data privacy compliance, long-standing entry rules engine, and ability to provide an end-to-end solution.

We are proud to be at the forefront of trialing this platform, being one of the first globally and the first airline in the Middle East to trial the technology. "With the strictest data privacy regulations, IATA Travel Pass is a huge step towards proving that ICAO's global standards for digital passports do work. It will also assist in laying the foundation for governments across the world to come together in the development of standardized regulations to reduce the current patchwork of red tape across the international travel industry. In partnership with the World Health Organisation, IATA is also engaged in helping to define a standardized vaccine certificate that will be necessary for the opening of borders and scalable increase of global travel."

IATA Director General and CEO, Mr. Alexandre de Juniac, said: "Qatar Airways' full deployment of IATA Travel Pass is a significant milestone in restarting global connectivity. Governments are requiring testing or vaccination certifications to enable travel and the IATA travel app helps travellers to securely and conveniently manage and provide their credentials.

All passengers using IATA Travel Pass can be confident that their data is protected and governments can trust that the "OK to travel" means both a genuine credential and a verified identity," Qatar Airways has become the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by the international air transport rating organization, Skytrax.

This follows HIA's recent success as the first and only airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating. These recognitions provide assurance to passengers across the world that airline health and safety standards are subject to the highest possible standards of professional, independent scrutiny and assessment. For full details of all the measures that have been implemented onboard and in HIA, please visit qatarairways.com/safety.

The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 130 destinations. With more frequencies being added to key hubs, Qatar Airways offers unrivaled connectivity to passengers, making it easy for them to travel when they need to. Passengers can book flights with peace of mind, knowing that Qatar Airways offers unlimited date changes and fee-free refunds for all tickets issued before 30 April 2021, for travel completed by 31 December 2021. The carrier's industry-leading flexible booking policy also provides the permanent feature of exchanging tickets for a travel voucher with 10% additional value for all customers booking travel via qatarairways.com. For full terms and conditions visit qatarairways.com/Flexibility. A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named 'World's Best Airline' by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named 'Best Airline in the Middle East', 'World's Best Business Class', and 'Best Business Class Seat', in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qsuite is available on flights to more than 45 destinations including Johannesburg, London, New York, and Singapore. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted 'Skytrax Airline of the Year' title, which is recognized as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times. In addition to this, Qatar Airways home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) was ranked the 'Best Airport in the Middle East' and 'Third Best Airport in the World' by the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2020.

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

史蒂夫·麥凱瑞Steve McCurry

史蒂夫·麥凱瑞Steve McCurry:人類之眼The Eyes of Humanity》 將於德國威茲勒的恩斯特·徠茲博物館 (Ernst Leitz Museum Wetzlar)展出

史蒂夫·麥凱瑞Steve McCurry:人類之眼The Eyes of Humanity》  將於德國威茲勒的恩斯特·徠茲博物館  (Ernst Leitz Museum Wetzlar)展出
The Eyes of Humanity

由2021年4月21日至10月10日,位於德國威茲勒的恩斯特·徠茲博物館(Ernst Leitz Museum Wetzlar)即將展出名為《人類之眼》(The Eyes of Humanity)的攝影展,呈現美國攝影師——瑪格南圖片社(Magnum Photos)成員史蒂夫·麥凱瑞(Steve McCurry)40年以來的精選作品;作品由Steve McCurry親自挑選。 Steve McCurry的照片不僅僅在敘事,同時也創造了歷史。Steve McCurry的作品融合了紀實、人像、旅行和風景攝影,這位出生於1950年的美國攝影師一直被認為是這個時代最偉大的攝影師之一。

位於德國的Ernst Leitz Museum Wetzlar即將呈現這位瑪格南攝影師的個人展覽《人類之眼》(The Eyes of Humanity),Steve McCurry親自為展覽挑選了約90幅對他而言有特殊意義的彩色影像作品,通過這些作品,觀眾將能一覽Steve McCurry作品的巨大體量。這些作品在過去的40年中拍攝自共26個國家。作品中包含了災難與危機——例如1991年科威特油田大火、2001年9月11日紐約世貿中心雙子塔被撞毀,也包含了壯美風光和日常場景,以及最為重要的,反映世界範圍內極其多元的種族及社群的人類命運的影像。 

Afghan Girl_The Eyes of Humanity © Steve McCurry_webPAKISTAN_The Eyes of Humanity © Steve McCurryprintKASHMIR_The Eyes of Humanity © Steve McCurry_print (照片來源:Steve McCurry) Steve McCurry的作品傳承人文主義攝影的傳統,跨越了語言和文化的障礙。他在巴基斯坦、西藏、埃塞俄比亞和厄瓜多爾拍攝了極具感染力的人像作品,堅定的樂觀主義精神和對人性的理解使他能夠一次又一次接觸到各種各樣的人,並得到他們的信任。

Steve McCurry最有名的作品毋庸置疑是《阿富汗少女》(Afghan Girl),這幅1984年在巴基斯坦難民營拍攝的標誌性人像聞名於世,亦自然會在本次展覽中展出。攝影師經歷了長時間的尋找,直到2002年才追蹤到照片的主人公,得知了這個一直無名的女孩的真名:沙巴特·古拉(Sharbat Gula)。鑑於他的充沛精力、同理心和好奇心,Steve McCurry讓大眾注意到了那些原本寂寂無名的人們。他的攝影作品揭示了世界的反差:迷人的美和無盡的深淵。