• 30 Jun 2018 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It was a hot Summer afternoon on the last day of June as our participants arrived at the LRC around 4pm. As they socialised with each other, a wide selection of drinks such as red/white wines, beer, soft drinks, orange juice and mineral water was served. Hot and cold canapés were available in buffet style.

    The 70 Years History of the SAHK presentation started at 4.30pm. It took us back to June 30th 1948, when the Swiss Association was founded exactly 70 years ago. All the significant moments after 1948 were presented including some old documents, photos and video clips.

    The Swiss Association of Hong Kong was founded three years after the war ended. It was still a very difficult period in Hong Kong as the different business sectors struggled to rebuild from scratch. Many businessmen including the Swiss had financial difficulties. The founders of the Swiss Association of Hong Kong took a leadership role to help the Swiss community and hence the foundation of the SAHK, a nonprofit organisation.

    Since the foundation there have been many people who contributed and supported the Swiss Association of Hong Kong either as committee members, members, volunteers or sponsors.

    We had the great pleasure of having some of the past presidents and committee members joined this event and in total 30 of us together.

    A big thank you to all who helped and supported this special event, including:

    1. Our sponsor, The Swiss Bank of Geneva, with their kind support. 

    2. Kurt for hosting us at the LRC and the LRC event and banquet teams.

    3. The SAHK history contents contributors.

    4. Our volunteer photographer.

    5. All the participants who were at the event.

    The ripples created by the founders of the Swiss Association of Hong Kong will continue for many more years to come. 

    Happy 70th anniversary to the Swiss Association of Hong Kong!

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  • 09 Jun 2018 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BOSSHARD IN CHINA: Documenting social change in the 1930s -  9th June 2018
    Exhibition of Swiss Magnum Photographer Walter Bosshard -
    guided tour by Dr. Florian Knothe, Director of the University Museum & Art Gallery of HKU

    Barbara Hemmi Verburg

    Again about 25 members joined for a Saturday morning Art-Tour, this time of the exhibition of Swiss photographer Walter Bosshard, who has lived and traveled in China from 1933 to 1939.

    Bosshard was one of the earliest journalists to record this critical decade in Chinese and world history. Apart from daily life, Bosshard also photographed and interviewed key political figures, including Mao Zedong.

    Bosshard was a pioneer in the field of photojournalism, mastering both the word but also the photographic eye. Today his photographs are a rich source of information for understanding global history.

    We all enjoyed the excellent tour by Florian Knothe, which gave us many insights and led to interesting discussions.

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  • 04 Jun 2018 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Speaker:Dr. Jean-Jacques de Dardel, Ambassador of Switzerland

    Dr. Jean-Jacques de Dardel provided a comprehensive overview of the state of affairs in China and in the Sino-Swiss bilateral space.

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  • 24 May 2018 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 16 May 2018 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An interesting change to have the event in the public area this time, as we were so close to the race tracks and the beer tents. Free entertainment and giveaways for the party mood.

    One of our ex-committee members was in town and joined the event too!  It was a lovely reunion and catchup session for us all. Great atmosphere and a splendid evening, thanks to our organizers Barbara and Cordula!

    If you have missed joining this evening, we hope to see you next time in one of the upcoming events.

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  • 15 May 2018 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Dear Readers,

    Please click the below link for more information with reference to page 33 and page 36 of the latest edition of s'Alphorn 136.

    Many thanks once again to all our sponsors for their continuous support and to all our contributors for their drawings, articles, photos and help.

    Yours sincerely,

    s'Alphorn Editor

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  • 10 May 2018 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Social Night (previously called Ladies Night) is organised monthly for all members, Swiss and friends of Switzerland to attend. Catherine, one of the organisers, welcomes you with the below message:

    "Spend a nice evening together to meet new people. We will have dinner and a lot of fun! I hope all of you will manage to join us"

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  • 07 May 2018 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Speaker : Mr. Sean Li
    Editorial & Business Development Director,
    Blackbird Watch Manual

    Mr. Sean Li spoke about some of the key guidelines to follow, ultimately based on what the investor wants from the watch, whether it’s his/her first high end timepiece, or whether he/she already an astute collector.

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