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For those who appreciate the aesthetic of Hong Kong’s neon signs, today’s High Tide features a book you may like. Also, Vox did this lovely video on the dying art of neon in the city.
The government has thanked its foreign domestic helpers for getting tested in such a short span of time. Most of Hong Kong’s 370,000 helpers were given nine days to get tested after three helpers were found with the new strain. 40,000 of these workers were exempt as they already received their vaccinations.
Hong Kong’s next policy address delivery is expected to be delayed to January. Originally scheduled for October, Chief Executive Carrie Lam is expected to give her address in early 2022 instead.
A local store selling items with 2019 protest slogans on them has attracted long queues. Customers have turned out to support the location, with a queue of 100 people waiting in line at one point, after police temporarily shut down the shop on Thursday to see if their merchandise breaches national security.
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For lovers of the opera, Bizet’s Carmen will be held from 13-16 May at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
Combining Spanish passion with French lyricism, the timeless classic unveils a story of passion, destiny but above all freedom — liberty! — and one unforgettable woman who lives and loves by it, a man consumed by her, and the woman who tries to save him.
The US Consulate General to Hong Kong & Macau is looking for an Economic Specialist and a Commercial Specialist; if interested, be sure to check out their site for details.
Pascal Greco’s latest photography captures the beauty and nostalgia of Hong Kong’s neon signs in his book Hong Kong Neon.