Episode 4

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25th Aug 2020

Neon and Bamboo

Almost everyone who visits Hong Kong marvels at the massive bamboo scaffoldings that cling to the side of the city's towering skyline. In this episode, cultural preservationist Cardin Chan tells me about a close relative of this feature of Hong Kong life, bamboo theatres. They're huge temporary structures built for festivals. We also chat about efforts to preserve the city's disappearing neon signs.

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The Humidity
Tales from the sweaty latitudes.
The Humidity is a lushly produced narrative podcast with a focus on the Asia Pacific region. The idea is to find out about places through the eyes of the people who live there. You'll hear from a curious cast of characters. One week it might be a Singapore cowboy. Another week it might be an architect who lost his home in Australia's bushfires.
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