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Thai Week 2007
Date: 13-16 November 2007 

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is pleased to announce the Thai Week at HKU 2007 which will take place from November 13  to November 16,  2007 in the HKU Campus.
The programmes in the Thai Week at HKU 2007 include :

Thai Film Show: Beautiful Boxer (2004)
Date : November 13, 2007 (Tue)
Time : 5:15 pm 7:30 pm
Venue : S802, Meng Wah Complex

Language: Thai with English subtitles
Rating: Category IIB - not suitable for young persons and children

This award-winning film chronicles the real-life story of Thailand's famed transgender kickboxer Nong Toom. Believing that he is a girl trapped in the body of a boy, Nong Toom takes up the masculine and lethal sport of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) to earn a living and finance his dream of becoming a woman. Starring kickboxing champion Asanee Suwan as Nong Toom, the film includes several gripping action sequences shot in Thailand and Japan.

'Muay Thai' Thai Boxing Performance
Date  :November 15, 2007 (Thu) 
Time : 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Venue : Sun Yat-sen Place

This event is held in conjunction with the Office of International Student Exchange's Study Abroad Fair.

Muay Thai, also known as Thai boxing or kickboxing, has a long history in Thailand and is the country's most popular spectator sport. Muay Thai is thought to have originated in the early part of the Ayutthaya period (1350-1767) as a form of unarmed combat and is unique among other kinds of fighting disciplines in its approach to close quarters fighting.

'Loy Krathong' Thai Lantern Festival
Date : November 16, 2007 (Fri)
Time : 5:30 pm
Venue : Global Lounge

Loy Krathong, the tradition of setting banana-leaf boats with flickering candles adrift in rivers and waterways to pay homage to Mae Khongkha, the goddess of waters, is celebrated annually on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. Join us for the School of Modern Languages and Cultures’ very first 'Loy Krathong' night and enjoy a beautiful traditional Thai dance performance as well as the opportunity to release your own krathong and sample some delicious Thai snacks.

All are welcome!
Free of charge!

For enquiries, please contact Ms Josephine Kwok at, or 2859-2000.


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