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Source: Coconuts HK/Appledaily
A 25-year-old fitness trainer died earlier today after he fell from a Central skyscraper during a photo shoot.
The incident took place at around 9am this morning. The man, surnamed Kong, was photographing two models on the 12th-floor terrace of 9 Li Yuen Street East in Central. He was found unconscious on the 4th-floor terrace and certified dead on the scene by paramedics.
Initial police investigation has not suggested there were any suspicious circumstances around Kong’s death. Apple Daily
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Kong, who attended South Island School in Hong Kong before going to the UK for university, had been working as a trainer for four years. He had won prizes at multiple bodybuilding competitions, including last year’s Mr. Olympia Amateur Hong Kong, and most recently at the Macau Global Classic Invitational on Tuesday.
Source: Coconuts HK
Footage of a Chinese woman’s profane and xenophobic rant towards a Filipino woman on a Hong Kong bus has been shared widely on social media this week, sparking outrage among the city’s large Filipino community.
The clip was posted by Facebook user Angela Sentillas Pasco in the early hours of Sunday. In her caption, Pasco wrote that she boarded the bus in Kwai Chung and sat next to the Chinese woman. Pasco said the passenger began yelling at her for being “too fat” and demanding that she get off the bus. Pasco began filming her seatmate after she started yelling in Cantonese. In the video, which is almost three minutes long, the Chinese woman repeatedly called Pasco a “smelly c—” and told her to “go back home”.
Soon after the video opens, the Chinese woman can be heard yelling, “You’re only good for doing farm work. You overstay, the police will arrest your smelly c—. This isn’t your home, did you know?” Throughout the video, the woman repeatedly says, “This isn’t your home, you’re not a Hongkonger, get out”, and disparages Pasco’s physical appearance, describing her as “fat” and “a few hundred pounds”.
In a bizarre turn, the woman accuses Pasco of almost breaking her phone, then says the gadget is “worth more than you”. “You’d never be able to cover the cost. You and your goddamn out-of-date iPhone. Mine is a Samsung. […] Smelly c—.” Eventually, the Chinese woman calms down after being confronted by other Cantonese-speaking bus passengers.
While it was posted over the weekend, the video has seen a spike in reactions and shares today, with many commenters appearing to be from the local Filipino and Indonesian communities. The overwhelming majority expressed their sympathy towards Pasco, and condemned her seatmate for being rude and racist.
Louis Koo has action and sentimental scenes in his new movie "Paradox". He sang Teresa Teng's classic song "The Moon Represents My Heart" in the film with another male actor, Wu Yue. However due to work reason, they only managed to record the song separately in Hong Kong and Beijing. Louis walked into the recording studio with the reassurance and support from the film producer and director: "When Paco Wong suggested that I would sing the song with Wu Yue, I agreed immediately. I heard of this song when I was small and it was not very difficult to sing ."
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If you still need convincing to watch upcoming Korean historical action movie The Battleship Island, maybe lead actor Song Joong-ki will be the one to persuade you.
Saying that fans will be able to see how hard they worked for the movie once they catch it in cinemas, the actor added “Please check out the movie and please love it a lot!” amidst roaring cheers from fans at The Battleship Island cast members’ mall appearance at Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur on August 9.
Song Joong-ki, along with A-list co-stars So Ji-sub and Hwang Jung-min as well as director Ryoo Seung-wan, touched down in Malaysia on August 9 to meet with fans and promote the movie ahead of its release in local cinemas. With fans gathered since early in the day to catch a glimpse of the Korean heartthrobs, whose appearance was scheduled for 7.30pm at the entrance of Pavilion KL, the throng of excited fans eventually expanded up until the nearby Fahrenheit 88 mall before the event even begun. Each star was greeted with enthusiastic cheers — there were even name chants — from the moment they stepped onto the red carpet up until they bade goodbye to their passionate fans.
The Korean actors told fans more about their characters and the movie during a Q&A session with the host, during which when asked who among the four of them would be the best survivor if they ever face a Battleship Island situation, Song Joong-ki’s hand was quick to shoot up as he cheekily replied, “Me. I’m the best survivor because I’m the youngest.”
Released on July 26 in South Korea, The Battleship Island set a new opening day record at its home country’s box office when it attracted more than 970,000 moviegoers on the day. This breaks the record previously held by Tom Cruise-starrer, The Mummy, which drew 872,965 moviegoers on its premiere day.
In The Battleship Island, the three actors star as Lee Kang-Ok (Hwang), Choi Chil Seong (So) and Park Moo-Yeong (Song), who try to escape the titular island while leading 400 fellow Korean prisoners during the Japanese colonial era.
Three people were killed on Saturday night in a fire at an industrial building in Kwai Chung. The incident happened shortly after 6pm and firefighters were sent to the unit inside Mai Sik Industrial Building on Kwai Ting Road.The unit is believed to have been subdivided, according to local media reports.A fire engine equipped with a high-pressure water jet and a breathing apparatus team arrived at the scene, along with four ambulances. Fire ladders were used to access the 10th floor where the blaze started. It was extinguished in 30 minutes.
Two men and one woman were sent to Yan Chai and Princess Margaret hospitals. They were all certified dead on arrival.The exterior of the building appeared to be intact, with little evidence of fire damage. The cause of the fire is now under investigation.
The deadly incident was a tragic reminder of the lack of fire safety measures in industrial buildings in the city and how such buildings are often used for a range of functions – including cheap apartment housing, storage, or office space – with little regulation or monitoring.
The safety of industrial buildings came under intense scrutiny in June last year, after two firefighters died battling a fourth-alarm blaze at a mini-storage warehouse in Kowloon Bay. The site was made up of subdivided cubicles leased to individuals, adding to the difficulty of firefighting efforts, which lasted for 108 hours.Two weeks later in July, an illegal subdivided unit at another old industrial building in Cheung Sha Wan also caught fire, injuring two siblings and killing a dog. The incidents prompted a crackdown on businesses which fail to observe the relevant regulations, while the many residents living illegally inside industrial blocks – many of whom cannot afford a proper flat – also face eviction.