🌊 Don't saran wrap your cat (seriously)
24.3.21 | How much is China's YouTube set to raise in its HK listing?
Start your day with a wholesome photo of Harbour Cat Chi-fan and a reminder to not saran wrap your furry friends (but really though, why!??!?).
Over 70% of 240 kindergartens and nursery schools will be have laid/will lay off teachers this year. COVID-19 and emigration were the main reasons for layoffs, according to poll organiser the Federation of Education Workers.
Bilibili, China's version of YouTube, set to raise US$2.6 billion in HK listing. The online video site had 202 million monthly active users at the end of December 2020, up 55% from a year earlier.
All schools will receive a box set of 48 volumes of picture books teaching patriotism. The books, called "My Home is in China", aim to boost HK students' love for Chinese history and culture.
HK plans to make 16 years of age eligible for vaccinations once new dose batches arrive. COVID-19 vaccines are currently available to those in priority groups and individuals above the age of 30.
Warrior, a painting by Basquiat, sold at Christie’s in HK for US$41.7 million on Tuesday.
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Eat, Play, Live 🪀
PLAY LIVES is a Design Spectrum exhibition that explores, as it says in its title, the act of play. The show, located in Wan Chai, is open from now until 30 April, and anyone can attend with free registration.
Play is useless. Play is good. Everybody plays. Not all the time. So what is play? How does it work? Why is it good? How do we design for play? So many questions – is there enough time? Enter the rabbit hole: toying with the concept of play as a positive agent in people’s lives, the PLAY LIVES exhibition takes visitors through design for play’s wonderland.
— Curatorial Statement, PLAY LIVES Exhibition
More upcoming events:
Rethink your brand strategy with Marketing Pulse Online (free workshop).
Learn about “The Inside Story of Instagram and Mark Zuckerberg’s Quest to Rule the (Social) World” (free to register)
The Eternal Seasons exhibition, running from 25 March- 31 May at the Lévy Gorvy gallery, will feature art by Van Gogh, Picasso, Takashi Murakami, and more.
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Photo of the Day 📸
Today’s photo is courtesy of Chris Lusher, who has had his photography featured on Harbour Times for years now. Have a look at his latest work on his website.
The More You Know (and Eat)! 🦐
Learning about the different history, flavour profiles, and fun facts about your favourite Chinese cuisine has never looked prettier with these infographics.