🌊Lights go out with a blaze
Pesticides found in your ice cream!
Anyways, because yesterday was a relatively healthy recipe, today we're leaning back into the dessert-sweet-treat groove. We’re heading into soufflé territory with these Japanese cloud-like pancakes that are literally 90% air. Even if you don’t have an electric mixer, you’ll get a workout for your arms if you take it on with your bare hands. Good luck with separating those egg yolks :) if all else fails, just call it a day and make yourself some scrambled eggs.
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South Korea’s travel resumption for HK citizens, BNO holders
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Ice cream pesticides
Authorities demand JUMBO’s maritime report
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Mass blackout in Yuen Long
Around 7pm on Tuesday night, a fire sparked from high-voltage power cables in Yuen Long. From the power outages that were subsequently triggered, 20,000 households will be left without power for 2 days. Railway operations were temporarily suspended, and in 3 districts, hospital services were disrupted as well.
The cable bridge ablaze shown in the image above was on Kwong Yip Street, near The Spectra residential estate. People reported hearing multiple explosions in the area and the bridge later collapsed, though no casualties were reported.
140,000 households got their power back after just a few hours from CLP Power, who have apologized for affecting customers with this incident, and who said they were conducting repairs while prioritizing power supply for emergency services.
COVID in Hong Kong
New cases: 1,076
Total cases: 1,229,209
New deaths: 0
Total deaths: 9,396
Travel to South Korea
From July 1 onwards, HK residents and BNO passport holders will be able to resume visa-free travel to South Korea. A 7-day compulsory quarantine is still required upon arrival. Also, passengers still need to apply for the Korea Electronic Travel Authorisation (K-ETA) and get approval at least 72 hours before boarding any flights.
Ice cream pesticides
That’s right, now ice cream isn’t just an unfortunate food article for the lactose-intolerant. On Tuesday, the Centre for Food Safety stopped two types of Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream products from being sold. This came a day after food authorities in Taiwan discovered ethylene oxide, a pesticide banned by the EU, in the two products which also had shipments to HK.
Häagen-Dazs HK has since apologized for the incident. The two products in question were the pint-sized and bulk-sized vanilla ice cream with expiration dates of 13 Apr, 2023 and 26 Oct, 2022. Those shouldn’t be available in stores anymore due to sales being stopped and product recalls, but please don’t eat either of these specific products, as the CFC strongly urges.
WHERE’S OUR JUMBO UPDATE?
Following on from yesterday’s devastating news, many appear to think that the sinking of everyone’s favorite floating restaurant seems a little trippy.
HK maritime authorities now want a report from JUMBO’s owner on the circumstances surrounding its sinking, revealing that it did have permission to be transported to Cambodia before sinking in the South China Sea.
The Maritime Department said on Tuesday it wasn’t informed of the sinking before the company announced it on Monday, but confirmed that it had given permission for the vessel’s departure on June 14. Human error is now part of the conspiracy theories surrounding this incident- feel free to add your takes…
A maritime expert estimates that salvaging the wreckage is still possible but would cost HK$10 million at the minimum. Anyone wanna chip in?
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藝穗會 「邊渡四十年」混合媒介展覽 Fringe Club "Be 40" Mixed-Media Exhibition
Be 40 is a collection celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hong Kong’s Fringe Club, which has announced that it is extending the exhibition to 30 June! Featured works include art belonging to the club from 1982 until the present, along with the art of Frog King who has had their work shown at the 2011 Venice Biennale.
When: 16 June - 30 June
Where: 藝穗會 Hong Kong Fringe Club. Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central.
The exhibition is also available to view online.
Sustainability for Ukraine: 24 hour webathon and fundraiser
Previous LoTW Chris Brown, founder of ReThink, is hosting session in the 24 hour webathon/fundraiser supporting sustainbility in wartorn Ukraine.
Starting on June 21 at 1:00pm BST / 8:00am EST, the global sustainability community is coming together for 24 hours to take stock of the sustainable development agenda and catalyze action to get us back on track for the world we know is possible. This event will raise vital financial support for local NGOs in Ukraine that have been devastated by the war.
Chris’ panel on Hong Kong “Reshaping the Spaces We Live, Think, Work and Play” will be held on Wednesday 22nd June 09:00 – 10:00 (HKT)
Rainbow Mini Kiki Ball
Voughing, a dance style with a strong link to LGBTQ+ history is alive and well in Hong Kong (believe it or not). Voughing HK is bringing back their Kiki Ball on 25/6 (a miniature version to make sure we’re all safe from the big ‘rona).
With professional performances, and a great supportive community, it’s bound to be a night to remember.
Where: secret till you sign up 👀
When: 10pm, 25 June
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